because i will be flying back from Nuremburg just in time to run down to my German conversation course at the Goethe Institut but:
Art critic Heinz-Peter Schwerfel will be premiering his film Berlin – arm aber sexy at the Martin Gropius Bau on the 7th of May at 19:00. The film, with music from Johannes Brahms, Lychee Lassi, MIA, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, Stereo Total and others, examines Berlin’s happening art scene and the locust like behaviour of the artists, critics, collectors and charlatans that have descended on the city in the past few years. Schwerfel himself will be in attendance along with Sabrina van der Ley, artistic director of ART FORUM Berlin, and a bunch of other art mavens. Since entrance is FREE…yes…FREE, you can expect a crowd of penniless types like yourself so get there early. But If you – like me – end up missing the premiere, you can also catch it showing on arte on the 5th of June.
Niederkirchnerstr. 7, 10963 Berlin
07 May 2008, 19:00
Two new exhibitions are opening at Architekturforum Aedes this evening:
Dutch photographer Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk, a resident of Berlin the past twenty years, presents his exhibition UNITED CITY: Urban Portraits From Caracas to Shanghai. A photographic meditation on urbanity at the beginning of the 21st Century.
meanwhile, architects Nieto Sobejano introduce themselves to Berlin. Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, architects of the Congress Center of Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, are the darlings of today’s Spanish architectural scene. The exhibition Arquitectura Concreta provides an overview of their current projects, “characterized by fascinating spatial configurations and incisive formal idioms”.
April 25 – May 30, 2008
Opening: Friday, April 25, 2008
Aedes Am Pfefferberg, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Opening hours: Di-Fr 11 bis 18.30 Uhr, Sa-So 13 bis 17 Uhr
Book signing mit Nobuyoshi Araki
am Freitag, 2. Mai 2008, von 14 bis 15 Uhr.
Bücherbogen am Savignyplatz
Eröffnung der Ausstellung KINBAKU von Nobuyoshi Araki am 2. Mai um 19 Uhr (Jablonka Galerie, Kochstr. 60, 10969 Berlin).
Went to ATM maybe 2 weeks ago on a weekend, widnessed awesomeness by Bimer and had an interesting chat with Mark (owner of ATM-Berlin gallery, which was opened in Dezember 2007 (if I remember correctly)) about art, streetart and life in general.
So I suggest you go there to check out Bimer and have Mark put you on some list because they plan on having this kind of exhibition more often.
More impressions from Bimer’s exhibition at ATM-Berlin are to be found in my Flickr set.
Just found a new design blog, looks pretty good – entitled, “Be your own brand!”.
if you’re the kind that get’s all hot and bothered by phrases like “Free Form Tubular Structures” and “Parametric Pointclouds” then you’ve probably been planning next week’s outfits for months. but if not you still have time to register for UdK’s 3D Modelling Symposium for architects, industrial designers and engineers. just remember – stay away from stripes with checks…
At the Maribel López Gallery, Elín Hansdottir has designed a dimly lit, white tunnel that tilts downwards and zigzags across the gallery space. In this work, Hansdóttir sets out to heighten awareness of our body through the loss of our usual spatial bearings. Visitors are thus persistently exposed to a spatial experience of decentralisation, disorientation, fragmentation and insecurity. Since there is no noticeable physical difference between ourselves and the objects without, our ability to conceptualize our surrounding space becomes jaded. Not for the claustrophobic or easily spooked!
Maribel López Gallery
Check out self.detach – decomposing identities. It’s the design project of two UDK students. The objective is to work with identity/ego online. So what they did is read the photostream of Flickr and grab all pictures that are tagged with “me”, “myself” (and I), “moi” and the like, and then to dissolve them into colored particles. (Hope I got it right!)
They write that dissolving pictures into colors symbolizes the irrelevance of the digital self. Which sounds pretty Nihilist to me.
Anyway, you should check out their movie: