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Polska’s ‘The Demon’s Brain’ is a Demanding Audiovisual Wonder

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Time’s running out to see The Demon’s Brain, Agnieszka Polska’s video installation at the Hamburger Bahnhof (till the 3rd of March 2019)! I can still remember it vividly: those huge eyes and wide smile of a blazing sun, talking with a soothing voice. My first encounter with Polska’s work. She and three others were shortlisted for the … Read morePolska’s ‘The Demon’s Brain’ is a Demanding Audiovisual Wonder

Alicja Kwade’s ENTITAS: Sculptures to Question Reality

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Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade deconstructs time, space and the very fabric of the universe in her exhibition ENTITAS. Going up König Galerie’s concrete steps, surrounded with its cold walls and brutalist structure, always creates a kind of suspenseful build-up. The gallery was once St. Agnes, a church of the Christian faith; now, it operates as a … Read moreAlicja Kwade’s ENTITAS: Sculptures to Question Reality

A Gin and Art Fantasyland in an Abandoned U-Bahn Station

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From the 18th-21st October, artists are taking over a disused U-Bahn tunnel. The CANVAS BAR project will see artists take over a U3 station and tunnel under Potsdamer Platz to create a unique, subterranean art space and party. Over the five days of CANVAS BAR, you can watch the artworks being created, as all artists … Read moreA Gin and Art Fantasyland in an Abandoned U-Bahn Station

The Definitive Guide to Jazz in Berlin

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There’s no shortage of jazz in Berlin. Here’s our guide to the city’s many jazz clubs. For those who are willing to pocket the pills and put down the gear – at least momentarily – it’s obvious that Berlin is more than just techno, quasi art projects, and war memorials – there’s jazz, too. Following … Read moreThe Definitive Guide to Jazz in Berlin

Lexodus Brings Storytelling Back to Hip-Hop

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I first saw Lexodus at Marie Antonette. Back then the entire act consisted of Alex Linton spitting bars and pouring whiskey into the mouths of any eager revellers brave enough to come close to the stage. Today, the concept of Lexodus has changed entirely. No longer a solo project, it’s now full band with skilled … Read moreLexodus Brings Storytelling Back to Hip-Hop

Confessions in a Darkroom: Cruising Scenes by Rory Midhani

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Rory Midhani is an explorer into the world of the Berlin darkroom. His drawings, murals and cardboard scenes take an affectionate, comedic peek into Berlin’s darkrooms, shedding light on that “grimy” unknown that outsiders discuss with excited reverence and ignorance. His pieces are a celebration of Queer cruising culture and the minutiae of Berlin’s unique … Read moreConfessions in a Darkroom: Cruising Scenes by Rory Midhani

Capturing the Vanishing DDR in Berlin

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Photographer Ian Cale has spent 17 years capturing signs of the disappearing East in Berlin. We asked you to submit your artwork to Berlin Loves You and you didn’t disappoint. British photographer Ian Cale got in touch about his on-going project, Kessel: Signs of Conflict. For the last 17 years, Ian has documented the fading … Read moreCapturing the Vanishing DDR in Berlin

Nakhane’s “You Will Not Die” Lends Fashion To Trauma

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As a multidisciplinary artist, it’s hard to peg Nakhane to one artform. We met Nakhane for the first time last year when he and director John Trengrove brought their film The Wound, which Nakhane starred in and which was short-listed for an Oscar nomination, to Berlinale. Since then Nakhane has taken a break from acting … Read moreNakhane’s “You Will Not Die” Lends Fashion To Trauma

13 Night Spots In Prenzlauer Berg That Are Still Alive

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Prenzlauer Berg is dead. Its coup de grâce was the loud and ignoble announcement of Bassy Club’s imminent closure. Bassy Club, a bastion of retro rock ‘n’ roll and a throwback to ’90s Berliner counterculture, is closing this month. Tired and beaten, Bassy follows the likes of White Trash Fast Food and Knaack club, hounded … Read more13 Night Spots In Prenzlauer Berg That Are Still Alive

Tape That – Turning Sticky Tape into Spectacular Art Installations

You may have already seen Tape That’s astonishing artwork. You can find it everywhere in Berlin, from underground nightclubs, abandoned buildings, music festivals and art galleries. Influenced by street art, architecture, graphic design and performance art, the Berlin-based tape art collective Tape That is paving the way for tape art around the globe. Tape That … Read moreTape That – Turning Sticky Tape into Spectacular Art Installations

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