Blog Entry by Clare Ros– in Berlin; Sunday, March 27, 2011.

‘One splits into two, two doesn’t merge into one’. The slogan made quite a stir in its day, combining the air of a purely mathematical axiom with a political mandate. Under the cloak of a universal truth there lies a political dagger. The formula combines under the same heading a mathematical adage…

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Dahn Vo: Killing for Culture

Blog Entry by Danielle Griffin – in Berlin; Saturday, March 26, 2011.

Dahn Vo was born in Vietnam, grew up in Denmark, and is now based in Berlin. His photographs blend the everyday with the unusual, and the public with the private aspects of life.

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Words with Room Service: Selected Poems

Blog Entry by Clare Ros– in Berlin; Friday, March 25, 2011.

The selection of poems below come from Words with Room Service, the latest collection of poetry by Melanie Sevcenko. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Sevcenko currently lives in Berlin, where she works as a freelance journalist and reporter for international publications.

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IVONNE DIPPMAN: Au Revoir Ivonne

Blog Entry by SP Williams – in Berlin; Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Flabby, often angry men running to, or away from friends or enemies. There’s more story outside picture boundaries and i’m dying to hear it. Born in 1981 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany, Ivonne lives and works in Tel Aviv and Berlin, Germany.

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HABEN UND BRAUCHEN: What does art need?

Blog Entry by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Sunday, March 20, 2011.

Based in Berlin, a temporary exhibition featuring Berlin artists, has ignited a furious debate about the promotion and funding of art in the city. The exhibition is slated for a June 2011 start, and über-curators Klaus Biesenbach (MoMA, PS1), Christine Macel (Centre Pompidou) and Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery) will oversee it. An Open Call for participants was issued in October, and many artists chose to boycott it. [read on…]

FLASH MOB: Pillow Fight

Blog Entry by Danielle Griffin – in Berlin; Saturday, March 19, 2011.

Flash mobs are a modern phenomenon that blends large-scale public events with performance art and a dash of fun! This Sunday you can take part in one at Brandenburger Tor, and be part of an attempt to make the Guinness Book of World Records for largest pillow fight. Just show up at 4 pm with yourself and a pillow and let the battle begin!

Betahaus, Baustelbar #2: The Berliner Hocker

Blog Entry by Clare Ros – in Berlin; Friday, March 18, 2011.

Baustelbar is a night of short presentations, show-and-tell workshops and social interaction, that takes place once a month at betahaus Berlin. The casual cafe setting allows for people of all backgrounds and experience levels to come together in a collaborative dialogue and open creative process, while bonding over beers and DIY drilling.
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LEAP: Protocol Inaugural Exhibition

Blog Entry by Monica Salazar – in Berlin; Thursday, March 17, 2011.

“We want to evaluate the direct and interconnected relationship between the artwork and the space, to transcend its physical borders by engaging with the city outside” they explain. Through experimental performances, research and exhibitions, Leap is a new and promising hybrid space for Berlin’s electronic art and performance scene.”
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AHMED ALSOUDANI: We Die Out of Hands

Blog Entry by SP Williams – in Berlin; Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

During the first Gulf War, Ahmed Alsoudani fled to Syria before claiming asylum in America. Through his paintings and drawings he approaches the subject of war through aesthetics. Citing great artists of the past such as Goya and George Grosz whose work has become the lasting consciousness of the atrocities of the 19th and 20th centuries, Alsoudani’s inspiration…
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