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What Berlin Artists Created During Lockdown

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For many Berlin-based artists, those weeks of self-isolation opened the doors to wholly-new creative inspiration. The cloud of financial, existential and every other kind of panic that was lockdown feels like it’s behind us. Now it’s time to ask: how did Berlin-based creatives fare during this time and what did they get up to? These … Read more What Berlin Artists Created During Lockdown

Opera Singer Moon Suk is a Living Artwork

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If you’ve never heard of Moon Suk, now’s the time to get acquainted. Since arriving in Germany just over 30 years ago, the unconventional South Korean opera singer Moon Suk has made quite a name for herself. An operatic Soprano, she’s performed in concert halls around the world, even performing as prima donna in the … Read more Opera Singer Moon Suk is a Living Artwork

Dream World Returns with a Call to Live the Dream

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Dream World Order is an immersive, narrative-driven exhibition and theatrical production built around the new normal – and this lucky writer got a sneak preview. Last winter, a few fortunate visitors witnessed Dream World, a temporary and otherworldly exhibition. It was the collaborative output of over 50 artists, performers and organisers, alongside a huge crew … Read more Dream World Returns with a Call to Live the Dream

Berlin’s At-Risk Youth Make Fashion for PEOPLE

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PEOPLE is a social fashion project. But the individuals involved don’t just make clothes and jewelry. They find their creative voices in a society that so often ignores them. The project is made up of people from ages 13 to 27–sometimes homeless or drug-addicted, from various walks of life and post-different bumps in the road. … Read more Berlin’s At-Risk Youth Make Fashion for PEOPLE

A Striking Exhibition for Strange Times

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Isa Melsheimer’s der unerfreuliche Zustand der Textur (the predicament of texture) at the KINDL Centre of Contemporary Art By guest writer Sarah Magill In these unusual times, in which mask-wearing and distancing have become the norm, I sometimes have the feeling that life itself has turned into an art exhibition. Or perhaps my culture-starved mind … Read more A Striking Exhibition for Strange Times

Berlinale Review: Funny Face – the Arthouse Joker?

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Is Tim Sutton lightening up? The American writer-director’s recent films have marked him as a chronicler of his country’s slow-motion collapse, and the weird, psychotic, intensely masculine fraying that comes with it. 2018’s Donnybrock was a road trip through the Darwinian badlands of opioid countryside, in which a bare-knuckle prize fight offers Jamie Bell and … Read more Berlinale Review: Funny Face – the Arthouse Joker?

‘Look Of The Irish’ Tackles Issues Facing Irish Artists

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‘Look of the Irish’ is a collaborative art exhibition exploring the challenges faced by young Irish artists. This Friday, March 13th, Berlin-based Irish street artists Humble_Writerz and Trev El. Viz will be displaying their new collaborative collection at Wrangelstrasse 67, Kreuzberg. The theme of the collaboration: why young Irish artists feel the need to emigrate … Read more ‘Look Of The Irish’ Tackles Issues Facing Irish Artists

Berlinale 2020: Stylishly Wicked and Devastating, ‘Shirley’ is a Triumph

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Arresting psychological drama Shirley stuns at Berlinale 2020. Josephine Decker’s psychological drama, Shirley, weaves together achy emotional worlds with stunning finesse, each moment of the tensely-plotted and painterly-gorgeous film inching forward toward one metaphorical heart-wrenching scream. It is a story of entrapment, of disappearing within one’s self or in the shadow of others—and finding new … Read more Berlinale 2020: Stylishly Wicked and Devastating, ‘Shirley’ is a Triumph

Dream World: An Immersive and Profound Art Project

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In an abandoned building near Ostkreuz, the bravest Berliners got to experience Dream World Dream World was an immersive art exhibition which ran this month, in which guests got the chance to “explore the transformational power of their most intimate dreams”. Dream World was a world and artistic venture like no other. The exhibition (or … Read more Dream World: An Immersive and Profound Art Project

Berlin’s First Film Event for Women in Sci-Fi

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The Women in Sci-Fi Spectacular is Berlin’s first film event for women in sci-fi, held at b-ware! Ladenkino on August 17 and 18, 2019.  Final Girls Film Fest is a powerful force in this ever-important fight toward the creation of spaces for female voices in the art world. Now preparing for its fifth consecutive festival … Read more Berlin’s First Film Event for Women in Sci-Fi

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