Generator presents an eclectic mix of talent to stimulate your senses with delight. On the night we paid homage to Berlin and hosted a joyous gathering in the building site of our new Berlin Mitte hostel.
Arising from the foundations to amuse for one night only we lined up some truly talented live street artists and installations, flare and cocktail mixologists, live visuals and strictly vinyl DJs.
Rouge Mécanique / Rekids // FR
Damien Barras / Traffic // CH
Hicks / Live Art // UK
Cren / Live Art // DE
Tussycats // Live Art // DE
Jamie Shaw / VJ // UK
Barracuda / Cocktails // DE
We celebrated our favorite decade with launching our own boutique fashion exhibition in Generator Copenhagen! Following the non destructible trend of vintage fashion we have teamed up with local boutiques to bring you a potpourri of classic styles and vintage fashion pieces.
Local partners: The Second Way, Wasteland, FN 92, Carmen Vintage, MariaJot, mania, Frolov Jewelry, PosterLand, ManneQ
In Berlin “Späti” are those shops where you can buy cheap beer all night long. Now you can also listen to live music in front of three of them. That’s tomorrow!
The BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin— a temporary public space and online forum encouraging open dialogue about issues related to urban life—will present more than one hundred free events and a broad range of public programs from June 15 to July 29, 2012. Located in the Pfefferberg complex in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, the Lab will host lectures, discussions, and hands-on workshops, as well as off-site tours of the urban environment throughout Berlin.
The BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin will explore new concepts and designs for city life. The Berlin program is focused on the importance of making one’s own city, with programs designed to empower residents with tools and ideas to proactively participate in city change. Berlin is the second stop on the Lab’s six-year, nine-city global tour, which began in New York last August.
John Cage was more influential and highly regarded as a composer, musician, philosopher, writer and thinker than hardly any other artist in the second half of the 20th century. But his work as a visual artist and his influence on art are much less known than his music. As part of the year long programme “A Year from Monday“, that the Akademie der Künste is dedicating to the avant-garde artist on his 100th birthday, the exhibition “John Cage and …“ focuses on Cage as a visual artist. Curated by Wulf Herzogenrath, the exhibition links Cage’s visual work with the history of art of the 20th century, throwing new light on the influence of the European modern on Cage and outlining mutual inspirations.
The exhibition unites the sound environment, statements and works by Cage since the 1930s with those who inspired him and his friends and pupils – from Richard Buckminster Fuller, Marcel Duchamp, Nam June Paik, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves and others. With works on paper, media and sound artistic works, installations, notations, photographical and film documentaries, the most important influences and inspirations on John Cage as a visual artist are reflected in a concentrated space, e.g. Rauschenbergs Black Painting No. 1, which Cage had in his apartment until his death 1992. There is a new discussion of cultural interplays, such as the tension between Asia, Zen and White Writing (Mark Tobey), European art and synaesthesia, Cage’s influence on Happening, Fluxus, Zero and conceptual art.
For the first time there is a special focus on the relationship between John Cage’s development as a visual artist and the departures of the classic modern in Europe. It is little known that Cage attentively followed these developments, acquired a Jawlensky picture at the age of 22 and organised exhibitions by Klee – originals by Jawlenksy, Klee, Moholy-Nagy and Anni and Josef Albers demonstrate these influences.
Parallel to the exhibition a “DuMont Dokumente” volume published by Wulf Herzogenrath and Barbara Nierhoff-Wielk is appearing. Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung and Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung helped to realise the exhibition and the book. The exhibition will be shown from July 14, 2012 in parallel to the Salzburg Festival in the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg.
A cooperation between Hebbel am Ufer and raumlaborberlin
by Christoph Gurk
Tempelhofer Park / ex Flughafen Tempelhof
01 till 24 June 2012
always Thursday/Friday 16.00 to 22.00 h, Saturday/Sonday 14.00 to 22.00 h (permanently open)
The program in detail can be found below.
Check-In A: Haupteingang Oderstraße (U8 Boddinstraße),
Check-In B: Haupteingang Columbiadamm (Bus 104 Friedhöfe)
Check-In C: Haupteingang Tempelhofer Damm (Ringbahn S-Bahnhof Tempelhof, U6 Tempelhof)
andcompany & Co.: World Freud Center
WORLD FREUD CENTER presents “Dr. Fruit & the Vegetables”
It is not by chance that psychoanalysis was founded in 1896, the same year as the “Berlin Industrial Exposition.” Freud saw himself as a Columbus who had only reached the shoreline of a new world: the unconscious. Since then, many explorers have followed. Behind the “Gate to the World” begins the darkness. But where does this journey into the “Heart of Darkness” lead? Into interior foreignness or into foreign interiority? How to distinguish between inside and outside in the time of globalization? If before, goods were the messengers from far-away, foreign lands, which one could marvel at at world’s fairs, they have long taken over the process of colonization and have occupied our consciousness. Their relation to the colonized, however, is like that with the suppressed: it (the ID) keeps coming back.
The theater collective andcompany&Co., in collaboration with the visual artist Jan Brokof & friends, are setting up the “World Freud Center,” a hybrid site operating simultaneously as stage, as exhibition space, and as practice for uncovering and treating disturbed psycho-social contexts. Desires no longer wish to be treated as private patients, but to move freely, interlinking and revolving with one another.
andcompany&Co., along with Tatiana Eva (DJ Obstsalat) & Santiago Blaum, will battle the exoticism of the consumer world by means of a musical-performative exorcism, growing tropical flowers and making all the southern fruits of our northern European subconscious dance. Where the ID is, the WORLD FREUD CENTER should be!
andcompany&Co., an international artists collective, was founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2003 by Alexander Karschnia, Nicola Nord, and Sascha Sulimma. Collectively they form an open network that is constantly joined by new artists from various disciplines. Their pieces are arsenals of a history of the 20th and 21st centuries. Utopias and shreds of memory are taken up again and checked for their surplus value. Since 2008, andcompany&Co. have been Artists in Residence at HAU and are currently on tour internationally with their German-Flemish-Dutch co-production “Der (kommende) Aufstand nach Friedrich Schiller” [“The (Coming) Uprising According to Friedrich Schiller”]. [Source]