Trevor Paglen at his studio in Berlin. Photograph by Mustafah Abdulaziz for The New York Times

Trevor Paglen Featured in New York Times Article on Artists in Berlin

Trevor Paglen (MFA 2002) was featured in a recent article in the New York Times about artists living and working in Berlin. 

Paglen finds Berlin to have "a really good community of artists." The article shines a light on a thriving community of emigrant artists. The city's past of destruction and renewal, and its legacy as a hub for experimental sensibility such as the Bauhaus are also mentioned, in addition to immediate factors like affordable rent and a considerable amount of studio space. The Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, which preceded the Berlin Biennale, was responsible for drawing a varied roster of artists. Rirkrit Tiravanija (MFA 1986) is among the many established artists associated with Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in a lineup described as a "formidable one." Established in the early 1990s, the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art shaped Berlin into an "international artist center." Paglen confirms that the artists in Berlin have "a very high level of commitment and intellectual curiosity."