Article by TL Andrews, Photos by Greg Bannan – in Berlin; Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.
Two security guards meet us at the stage entrance of the Friedrichstadt Palast
. “We have an appointment with the costume director, Silvia Zuhr
,” I say. The two search incredulously on their flip charts for me and our photographer, Greg Bannan
. One scoffs audibly…[read on…]
Blog post by Ruth Amelung – in Berlin; Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.
It is no secret that Berliners are huge fans of the casual Scandinavian style and its labels, including Odeur Studios
who showed at the Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week
on Tuesday afternoon. Known for a subtle touch of drama, perhaps even theatre during their shows, as well as their trademark scent…[read on…]
Article by Alice Bardos – in Berlin; Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
Ever feel like this city just isn’t Ber-Bling enough for you? Like it has lost much of that former early 2000’s consumption-based, hyper-sexualized shiny MTV swagger that it never really had in the first place? Sounds like you need a little more Zeix in…[read on…]
Article by Julian Bachmann – in München; Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.
I’m visiting the Jean Paul Gaultier-Exhibition
at the Munich Kunsthalle
, while in Germany sexism is discussed in every newspaper and social media. The sexual assaults in Cologne and other cities at New Year’s Eve aren’t and can’t be forgotten, and…[read on…]
Article by Göksu Kunak, Photos by Ériver Hijano in Berlin // Jan. 19, 2016
As the snow began to melt, I walked along the simultaneously overwhleming and charming Adalbertstraße on the…[read on]
Interview by TL Andrews – in Berlin; Friday, Jan. 08, 2016.
The fashion world is not exactly known for its profound reflections on the human condition. Most of the industry can at best be described as superficial, exploitative of women, and destructive to the environment and workers in developing countries. There are, however, a few voices crying out in the wilderness, drawing attention to…[read on…]
Article by Alice Bardos – in Berlin; Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.
Tracing the creative current from the Sloth
, to the Icebag
series, to beyond, Ashley Scott
’s exhibition, the Transition
will showcase a fringe and exuberant use of materials and themes in fashion. These material stills captured from the Chicago native’s…[read on…]
Interview by Celia Wickham – in Berlin; Tuesday, Jan. 05, 2015.
It is safe to say that 2015 was the year that feminist DIY culture catapulted into the mainstream cultural sphere. Whether it be the emergence of the multitude of female-fronted zines and publications such as Sister
, or…[read on…]
Article by Alice Bardos – in Berlin; Monday, Dec. 28, 2015.
Clemens von Wedemeyer’s latest exhibition at the KOW entitled Cast Behind You the Bones of Your Mother is inspired by Greco-Roman mythology, but is brought to life through various new forms of technology such as 3D printed sand. In Ovid‘s Metamorphoses, Deucalion and …[read on…]
Interview by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015.
Berlin-based, Scottish artist Katie Paterson
has been collaborating with scientific research institutes and space agencies for several years, to realize complex projects that consider disciplines like astrophysics from an artistic point of view. An ongoing work, initiated in 2014, is one of her most ambitious time-based projects…[read on…]
Blog post by Marc Girardot – in Berlin; Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015.
As a cosmopolitan city, Berlin is able to provide the right atmosphere for community building. Indeed, the city attracts many different people from around the world, and has impressively developed its cultural scene during the last decades. SPEKTRUM
fits perfectly within… [read on…]
Article by TL Andrews – in Berlin; Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.
The irony that some of the biggest attractions in European museums were stolen from the rest of the world escapes most people. Fanny-packed tourists pour in to see the bust of Nefertiti in the Egyptian Museum
of Berlin, for instance, forgetting that in one sense it is an artifact; in another, it is loot. Most visitors gloss over…[read on…]