Following exhibitions in Zagreb, Budapest, and Bratislava, the Berlin edition is the largest and most comprehensive Depeche Mode fan exhibition ever, and it opens this Friday, June 7th at Warenhaus Jandorf (Brunnenstrasse 19, at the corner of Veteranenstrasse) until June 20th (it’s free entry and hours are 12-9pm, daily). Get the first peek into the fantastic space and some of the items within; view a gallery of images from it as it’s installed. All photos by Oliver Schultz-Berndt. [Source]
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
Underway in Northern Europe: with the Berliner Philharmoniker on the trail of Yoik music and Finnish Tango
The Sami people are still to be found today as an ethnic minority in Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Russian Kola Peninsula, living in harmony with their surrounding natural environment of endless forests, coasts and mountains. Their homeland extends from the Arctic Ocean to central Scandinavia. Their pride and their livelihoods are their reindeer herds with which they travel this entire region, crossing over several national borders. Their cultural identity is rooted not only in their own language, but particularly in an almost unbroken faith in the forces of nature, which is expressed in shamanistic yoik singing.
They donʼt yoik about something, but things themselves, their soulfulness, are yoiked. No stories or verses are sung, but emotions such as love or being in love are awakened and expressed. A yoik has no long text. One can also yoik without any text, using just the voice. In the second part of his musical journey, Roger Willemsen invites us to the southern part of Finland. Here, in the Karelian-Baltic region, there are rich folk dance traditions which are maintained particularly with fiddles and accordion. It is not surprising that the accordion has also found a special place in the new national music of Finland: the tango.
ROGER WILLEMSEN Presentation and Programme Supervision
CHRISTIAN BRÜCKNER Speaker
Markku Lepistö Accordion
Pekka Lehti Double Bass
Milla Viljamaa Piano
Ulla Pirttijärvi Joik (Female Voice)
Wimme Saari Joik (Male Voice)
Double Bass Players of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Janne Saksala Double Bass, Esko Laine Double Bass, Gunars Upatnieks Double Bass, Janusz Widzyk Double Bass
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 8 p.m.
20:00 | Kammermusiksaal
Christer Strömholm . Post Scriptum
Exhibition from 19 January 2013 to 17 March 2013
Opening Friday, 18 January 2013
Children playing, intimate couples, celebrity artists, proud transsexuals, disfigured war victims – we always see ourselves in the portrait of the other. Our own weakness, fragility and vulnerability. The unfamiliar is perplexing yet also has an incredibly strong appeal. In his diverse oeuvre, Christer Strömholm radically turns to face the world and confronts himself with its – often harsh – reality on a daily basis. Always patient and with a keen sense of observation. He does not secretly and voyeuristically stalk his fellow people but always discloses his identity. Getting very close to the persons portrayed is one of the basic principles of his photography. Hence he is not concerned with capturing the decisive moment but rather with taking an open-minded approach towards his photographic objects. His subjective photography is characterised by great respect, closeness and an intimacy that has developed over time. Christer Strömholm’s black-and-white photographs cannot be clearly allocated to a particular style – they are often grainy, raw and dark. Existentialism using photographic means: analytic and melancholy yet at the same time always sensitive and emphatic. As a self-declared advocate of “available light” Strömholm works solely with the existing light, which means that although the setting or milieu is an element of his pictures, the details usually disappear into the darkness. A style that seeks something of one’s own in the unfamiliar.
C/O Berlin will present a retrospective of Christer Strömholm in Germany for the first time, including approx. 150 photographs, contact sheets, work materials and writings. All the important series are represented in this collection. The exhibition was set up by Fotografiska/Stockholm in collaboration with Joakim and Jakob Strömholm.
A retrospective book (Post Scriptum) devised by Joakim Strömholm and Patric Leo has been published by Max Ström Verlag on the occasion of the exhibition.
Showroom Helsinki proudly presents TEASER – a selection of works by the most influential young Finnish contemporary artists. Founded in 2008, the gallery Showroom Helsinki is showing the highlights of its programme at Salon Dahlmann Berlin. Combining a critical perspective and meticulous craftsmanship with a humorous and aesthetic treatment, the works of Jiri Geller, Mari Keto, Jani Leinonen and Aurora Reinhard explore the boundaries between constructed, commercial culture and individual, materialistic addiction. TEASER presents these prominent Finnish artists by composing a strong body of works from international private and institutional collections. By including elaborate sculptures, accusatory installations and tenacious imagery, the exhibition provokes observant attention to the prevailing phenomena of society. [Source]
The Aalto University School for Arts, Design and Architecture Helsinki, the Finnish Embassy in Berlin and Gallery TAIK are proud to present a group exhibition of five of the most promising artists from the very young generation of the Helsinki School: Eeva Hannula, Jaana Maijala, Tanja Koljonen, Nelli Palomäki, and Maija Savolainen.
The opening reception of the exhibition, entitled At the End of the Rainbow, will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7 – 9 pm
Exhibition: January 17 – March 3, 2013
Mo-Fr 10 – 19 Uhr, Sa-Su 11 – 16 Uhr
Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
On Sunday Icelandic composer and audio-visual artist Kira Kira presents her new record “Feathermagnetik” in the series of UM:LAUT. Kira Kira is joined by Samuli Kosminen on custom-made percussion, trumpeter Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson and special guest Greg Cohen playing the double-bass – as well as by the Icelandic filmmaker Sara Gunnarsdóttir who provides the underlying visuals. To round out a special celebration of nordic sound and image Kira’s award-winning movie “Grandma Lo-Fi” will be screened before the concert. Tickets left! [Source]
June 12, 2012.
[via Peter Harton]
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.