Inken Reinert printing Modern Empire's second edition at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Over the last couple of months, Modern Empire has been working closely with Berlin-based artist Inken Reinert to create our second edition.


We first got to know Inken when she took part in the Goldrausch-Künstlerinnen art IT programm 2004 in Berlin. Her work deals broadly with the heritage of socialist modernism through design artefacts and architecture of that era. It is mainly comprised of large modular sculptures as well as pencil drawings that are pain-stakingly executed and can often take weeks or months to complete.


Typical of Reinert's works on paper, the new prints will feature drawings based on buildings of important recent historical significance; those that were built under the ex-GDR regime and were still in use after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.


Inken is set to complete her editions this week at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Working with Klaus-Peter Vellguth, she will produce a pair of lithographic prints, each in an edition of 100. The prints will be launched in Spring 2011.


Other works on paper, including collages and drawings by Inken Reinert, are available through



Image: Inken Reinert printing at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Couresy Iain Pate / Modern Empire.