DISCOVER

THE JO’BURG FRINGE VIDEO BERLIN: Agter die Berge, 7hours

Blog entry and photos by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Friday, June 10, 2011.

Agter die Berge (Behind the Mountains) is a group show showcasing contemporary South African video art. Hopping from quasi-documentary (Adrian Loveland and pascal schmitz, unhinged), to internecine violence (Kyle Southgate, Agter die Berge) to performance and mock political satire, the pieces touch upon themes relating to the aftermath of post- apartheid South Africa.

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HAIL TO THE CODEX!

Blog Entry and map by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

Most of us experience the library in a limited way and for a limited time: we’ve all known the anxiety and rush to make the final check-out time so we can spend more time with that essential text. But thanks to an orchestra of city officials and institutions, we can peruse, pursue, and delve into as many books as desired until the clock tolls 24. And if that weren’t enough, the perennial bookworm can tear his- or herself away for a variety of readings, exhibitions, film screenings, and musical and theater performances.

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RINIZOI – The Cradle Of Primordial Life

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Blog Entry by Cassandra Bron – in Berlin; Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

‘The Cradle Of Primordial Life’ is the name of the new collection by fashion designer and artist Dorina Hartmann,
coming from her label ‘RINIZOI’. Her work expresses a fascination for the underwater world and is inspired by the Greek antiquity.

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DMY FESTIVAL: That’s All Folks

Blog entry and photos by SP Williams – in Berlin; Monday, June 6, 2011.

The DMY International Design Festival at Tempelhof Airport was this past weekend. It offered a wide range of works from independent designers, smaller design boutiques and recent university graduates.

I sure saw a lot of fancy lamp shades and chairs. Sustainable and recycled materials was a consistent theme throughout the show, including bike-part shelving, seat-belt beds and bio-degradable urns.

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KULTURBRAUEREI: Berlin Book Night

Blog Entry by Danielle Griffin – in Berlin; Sunday, June 5, 2011.

Next Thursday (June 9) is the Große Berliner Büchernacht at the Kulturbrauerei! The program begins at 7 pm, and readings, lectures, musical concerts and films will be presented throughout the evening until about midnight, throughout the grounds.

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*LIFE DRAWING BERLIN: Starts This Weekend

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Blog Entry by Henna Räsänen – in Berlin; Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

*Life Drawing Berlin is an artist-run workshop collective based in an old factory at Berlin Wedding. In collaboration with Mica Moca and Bang Bang Berlin, the newly found collective aims to provide cost-effective, accessible and interesting life drawing classes for artists of all levels. Absolute beginner or established artist, everybody is welcome to join the workshops.

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AUTOCENTER: 10th Anniversary

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Blog entry and photos by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

The owners run the space in their spare time, and have succeeded in creating a platform for curatorial and artistic experimentation over the last ten years. Autocenter’s shows change frequently and showcase a wide variety of works. These have included seven metre murals painted onsite (Saus Braus, Tatjana Doll, 2002) and bus-ride performances: the artist Daniel Seiple charted a coach, and instructed the driver to navigate a series of points in the courtyard of the gallery, picking up bemused passengers at a single stop.

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.HBC: Soylent Green Day

Blog Entry by Chloé Richard – in Berlin; Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Tuesday was Soylent Green Day at .HBC, where the movie of the same name was screened. Each audience member was given a ticket at the door, good for a plate of either “rich” food (bread, French cheese and cranberries) or “poor” food (crackers with cheddar cheese in a can, candy powder and a nice chemical dessert) to get the mind ready for the movie…

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SAND JOURNAL: Art and Literary Fair

Blog Entry by Danielle Griffin – in Berlin; Saturday, May 28, 2011.

Sand Journal will be hosting its Art and Literary fair at Etsy Labs on June 4! It will serve as a showcase for various mediums, and artists from different disciplines will be selling their work. The event is free and open to everyone who wants to check it out, and if you want to participate more directly and show off your work there, Sand is still looking for submissions!

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AN ART NEWSPAPER: The Noughties

Blog Entry by Clare Ros– in Berlin; Friday, May 27, 2011.

An Art Newspaper is pleased to announce the release of its special limited edition DECADE issue giving an extensive look back at The Noughties. One thousand copies only, this special 56-page signed double issue brings to our readers an anthological survey of An Art Newspaper’s greatest hits and liveliest scripts that made the last 10 years what it was.
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THE MONTH of Performance Art

Blog Entry by Henna Räsänen – in Berlin; Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

The numerous locations around Berlin have been a platform for performances of interesting artists from around the world. The program started on May 1st and lasts until the end of the month. If you hurry up, you can still catch the final shows and discussions!

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VECTOR LOUNGE: The Designers Battle

Blog Entry by Henna Räsänen – in Berlin; Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

Vector Lounge’s ‘DRAW YOUR OWN LINE’ series, is a fierce one-to-one designer battle which challenges the graphic designers of four European capitals. The series is held simultaneously in two different cities and is aired live.
After two years of single battles, the contest has evolved to a broader edition with participants from Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and London.

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