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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

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

‘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

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 more Polska’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 more Alicja 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 more A 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 more The 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 more Lexodus 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 more Confessions 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 more Capturing the Vanishing DDR in Berlin

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