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Berlin Paints Frau Merkel Goodbye

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A week before the national election, the Uferpromenade in Monbijou Park became a giant, open-air art studio as nearly two hundred people painted portraits of the soon-to-be ex-Chancellor, Angela Merkel. “Mal die Merkel” (paint the Merkel) was organised by painting course provider ArtNight, which offers expert-run art sessions for wannabe Van Goghs and amateur Klimts. … Read more Berlin Paints Frau Merkel Goodbye

Art in the Boiler Room – An Exhibition in Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge

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Preserve Memories – Provide Energy – harnessing the energy of the past in an interactive exhibition and event on July 10th and viewings from the 11th to the 14th. One of the things I love most about living in Berlin is stumbling upon art in the most surprising places, and the Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge is … Read more Art in the Boiler Room – An Exhibition in Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge

Wander Reveals the Storied Backdrop of Berlin

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Wander is an immersive audio experience — one that captures the many layers of our dynamic city and allows a more nuanced, story-based look at our surroundings. There’s an arrogance in knowing Berlin “well.” Here at BLY, we can declare something the “best” cocktail bar, the “grittiest” music venue, or the “most pretentious” Australian coffee … Read more Wander Reveals the Storied Backdrop of Berlin

The Art of Protest – Woman Warrior Anna Krenz

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On International Women’s day, we pay tribute to a true Berlin heroine: Anna Krenz. A founding member of the Berlin chapter of “Dziewuchy Dziewuchom” (now “Dziewuchy Berlin”), she has spent the last five years working tirelessly to keep the flames of protest on behalf of Polish women alive by organizing demonstrations, pickets and artistic actions … Read more The Art of Protest – Woman Warrior Anna Krenz

Weekend of Horror with Final Girls Film Fest 2021

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The sixth Final Girls Film Fest goes digital to celebrate women and non-binary filmmakers dedicated to all things horror. 2021’s Final Girls Fest — a truly inspired edition to this city’s wide variety of film festivals — is split into two sections. The first is February 4-7, online-only, with feature films, blocks of short films, … Read more Weekend of Horror with Final Girls Film Fest 2021

“Strangers” is a Photo Series of a Lonely Lockdown

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Photographer Tanya Sharapova’s series “Strangers” captures the many solitary faces of second lockdown. It’s the winter of our ultimate discontent. Hours morph into days, which slog forth into months. The beauty of random exchanges with strangers – the odd joke in a very long line – raucous laughter with no-names – all that’s gone from … Read more “Strangers” is a Photo Series of a Lonely Lockdown

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

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