We were at the OM-D: Photography Playground’s opening and we could simply not believe how much fun it was and how entertaining and beautiful the artworks were – honestly, a great idea to interact with the artworks and play around with them. If you were there, we bet you saw people jumping up and down in the Numen / For Use artwork, or got a bit silly yourself putting on a wig at Starstyling. Maybe you felt temporarily lost in time and space with Jeongmoon Choi’s installation or discovered how actually fascinating mould can be when it looks like a landscape in some kind of spaceship-artwork? Guys, it’s totally worth it
Posts By: Julia Mari Bernaus
We thought Gallery Weekend would be a total disaster since the thunder started pünktlich at 18h, but Berliners must be snails, because after some little rain, everyone came out.
Just the night before we met Jonathan and Rebecca, founders of the MMX and Co-Verlag and they asked us if they would find us in the Augustus Straße, apparently that’s what one has to do, just walk it up and down, check out the exhibitions and the people. And yes, who said the Gallery Weekend is really about the art? It seems like it is as important to pick the right outfit, flower bouquet and meet the right people?
And indeed there seems to be the right people out there for these special days; we had our own portion of interesting encounters! We bumped into Wowereit at Galerie Thomas Schulte and Silke Neumann at Galerie Crone – not bad for being in the outskirts of Augustus Straße… maybe it’s not the place to be anymore?
Since we know that many of you didn’t have the time – or maybe not the motivation to get out there to see sellable art? – we covered the whole Gallery Weekend for you and we visited every single gallery in the list – oh yes, hard work! We have uploaded it all on a special tumblr so you can check what you missed or maybe find the motivation to visit some work that you will discover through our one instagram picture and one vine video of each exhibition. Check our Gallery Weekend Tumblr.
Show & Tell is a new series at ARTCONNECT BERLIN co-presented with Artstars* which highlights a new out-of-town talent currently visiting Berlin. This month, we feature a workshop with VOICE from New Orleans and mingle with Matt Maaskant and Murr featuring Rosina over after-dinner cocktails.
We rebuilt our garden! Now it’s a totally usable and beautiful space – maybe we could have the next Networking Breakfast there? Another Flohmarkt?
111 and Co Verlag present “Various-Verschiedenes” The art and studio house Torstraße 111 and Co Verlag will unveil 2 new exhibition spaces featuring the work of James Bullough (Street art), Michael Ebert (Installation), Ingo Fröhlich (Drawing), Rebecca Loyche (Video) and Ulrike Seyboth (Painting)….
PANCAKES!!! What else would you want to start a Networking Breakfast with?
Cozy NODE Center for Curatorial Studies hosted the last Networking Breakfast on the 9th of February – honestly, the best up to now! Just 30 people, a zig zag table encouraging them talk to each other, snow storm outside and delicious pancakes inside.
This time, no need to break the ice – clearly everyone who attends has a common goal: get to know other people…
This month of February the Networking Breakfast is being kindly hosted by NODE Center for Curatorial Studies, a space created in order to offer a platform to teach, experiment, and investigate subjects related to curatorial studies and contemporary art practices.
A perfect spot in the center of Kreuzberg to bring the arts people together into a friendly and bright room with all the facilities needed to have a yummy breakfast, get to know each other and listen to our new experimental presentation cocktail: Saana Inari and George Ironside.
Imagine what a special situation: about 50 people who came together to get to know each other, to connect, to discover, to enjoy, to create new friendships, professional connections with other people who have similar interests, who want the same thing over a delicious breakfast in such a cozy environment as the Agora Café.
Curators, Gallerists, Art Managers, Artsits, Art Dealers, Musicologists, Graphic Designers, Bloggers, Event Designers, Glassblower artists, Art Historians, Cultural Scientists, Videographers, Musicians, Travel experts, Dancers, Communication Consultants, Journalists…
How many times do you find yourself in a situation like this?
Just in time for the winter season, the Direktoren Haus inaugurates it’s new fireplaces. They will have have hot honey wine and good beer to celebrate the get together of finest graphic and illustrative art.
The Illustrator Erik Mark Sandberg shows quite plainly the topics beauty craze and consumer culture, in intensive shiny colours, in his solo exhibition “Down by the river”. There will also be a group exhibition “Graphic Detour” (with Erik Steinbrecher, Damien Poulain, a.o.) where to admire the increasing diversity of modern graphic art.
Come have some winter cozy drinks with us. You are invited to drink for free if you have a profile on ARTCONNECT BERLIN! Please send a confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 13th of December including the following information: - Your name - Your ACB Profile link
Opening Party – Thursday December 15th – from 8 pm Welcome drink: Berlin Mule (Brandstifter + rhubarb juice) All night long: hot Blossa Glögg (mulled wine) DJ-Set: O Tannenbaum (Berlin)
Direktorenhaus Am Krögel 2 10179 Berlin
Looking forward to see you there!