… i have stopped writing regular stories on my blog for several reasons. but if you miss my drawings and want to see new material, you can find it here now: klaragrosz.tumblr.com! come on over!
it’s the very last days of the documenta 14 in kassel! have you been this summer?
my personal highlights were mostly to be found at the “neue neue galerie” – like the canteen with plants above…
… or the amazing and funny typography-related collages by ruth wolf-rehfeldt!
at the end of two full days of busy impressions i also enjoyed the calm installation
here’s some more highlights, including the very best of the permanent exhibition of the ottoneum (natural history museum) and some details from installations at the fridericianum.
other visitors. and a gherkin (this is not a sculpture by erwin wurm, but part of our breakfast).
to keep track of all those amazing things i see while travelling, i like to focus on certain topics or objects for a page or a spread. here are some of my collections from this summer:
my favourite dogs from the beach & campsite at molinella, gargano. (everybody kept calling pedro, but he simply didn’t care! pedro is the best! <3)the best parasols at the beach.
my favourite pets around our bus… beautiful lizards at the campsite in gargano (the three visiting regularly were “the small one”, “the middle one” and “the yellow one” and then we had one very special visit by “the ancient one”).
my favourite cactei & friends at molinella beach.
aah… holidays… ❤ i just got back from travelling italy for 3 weeks and i’m just getting back into my daily routines in berlin. i spent so much time outside – even i got a tan, hurray! (well, except for those parts of my face at the top of my bangs…)
c. & i were travelling a big round through italy in a vw california (= our vehicle & accommodation). first we travelled via the austrian alps to venice (for the art biennale); then we spent a week at the beaches and in the forest of the beautiful gargano at the west coast and last but not least we were in rome for some days before returning to germany via a short stop at lake como in lombardia.
we saw soo much – different landscapes, the ocean, plants, animals, people, art… my sketchbook almost filled itself just on this one trip – and you’re going to see some of it on this blog in the next couple of weeks 🙂
we stayed at campsites (wild camping is not legal in italy) and we somehow managed to always have a great view from our bus. this is my little collection:
view (from the bus) 1: the alps at stubaital, austria.
view 2: a big old house right next to the campsite at lido di venezia.
view 3: the entrance of molinella camping, near vieste, gargano.
view 4: gnarled & shady trees at the campsite outside of rome.
view 5: sitting on the terrace of the very lovely bed&breakfast albergo sala in valbrona, lombardia, where we spent the last night before returning home.
about 3.300 km of driving through sun, wind, sand, mountains, forests, serpentines, also roman traffic – and an invasion of ants (i will get to this some other time)… the bus has seen a lot recently! so that carwash at the end was well deserved. thanks for taking us around, bus!
drawing after photography is so much fun!
after william klein.
after william klein.
after harf zimmermann.
both exhibitions have just ended at c/o berlin. but the next great show is coming soon, i’m looking forward to josef koudelka!
favourite activity on a sunday.
favourite place in the world.
sunday night blues in a long-distance relationship.
just so you know, i love bob mortimer.
his stories on “would i lie to you” are the best things that happened to tv. ever.
(on the show “would i lie to you” there are two teams telling each other outrageous stories. the other team has to guess whether each story is true or a lie.)
there’s a new video with all of the “mortimerian tales”:
my favourites are these:
00:07 – I once set fire to my house with a box of fireworks.
06:50 – The police once ordered me to leave town because I was frightening the locals.
26:27 – As a teenager, I used to terrorise my neighbourhood with a game I invented called “Theft and Shrubbery”.
45:35 – I can break an apple in half with my bare hands.
sometimes i try drawing in the dark. for example in theatre plays. if you’ve seen my blog entry from a couple of weeks ago these two drawings might look familiar (from a stanislaw lem-reading at staatstheater darmstadt):
most of the time drawings in a theatre look horrible, because it simply is too dark and you don’t see any lines. but it’s fun. plus these costumes were too good not to try (worn by the choir in “marat/sade” by peter weiß at deutsches theater berlin, directed by stefan pucher):
the same goes for these two styles from august strindberg’s “totentanz” (directed by daniel foerster, schauspiel frankfurt):
i also draw imprecisely at concerts sometimes. i didn’t see any lines while drawing the band friends of gas, the coloring was done later. friends of gas were the opening act for the robocop kraus at festsaal kreuzberg (i didn’t draw robocop though, too busy dancing):
just some more people on the subways of berlin. and a bus.