Posts By: Solveig Maria Ebbinghaus

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Monday Opportunity: Apply for the Blooom Award

This Monday we’ve got a very special opportunity for ya! Up until the 31st of July 2014, creatives from all over the world have the chance to show off their skills and apply for the Blooom Award at After the application period, a five-member jury will select the ten best works among all submitted applications. Last year 1,125 creatives from 55 countries applied for the BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER, which has committed to active fostering of artistic talents.

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The Brazil Project © Matthias Schade

The Brazil Project by Matthias Schade

Football season is hotter than summer this year in Berlin, hot on the heels of tonights match, we have our very own link closer to the action. Matthias Schade, previously featured on Artconnect Berlin‘s blog, is currently in Brazil, seeking out a little more than football fever. He talks with Artconnect Berlin to shares a taste of the streets of Rio de Janeiro admits the World Cup madness. Read more about the Brazil Project!

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Creative Space: Co-work with us in our new shiny HQ!

We know how hard it is to find a nice and inexpensive place to work in Berlin, so we’ve decided to open up our space to creative people who’d like to come co-work with us. The Artconnect Berlin HQ stands on Berlin’s upcoming Hermannstraße, close to Tempelhof and Hasenheide for a sunny break. Just a few steps to U8 Boddinstraße, the mix of culture and the selection of cafes, bars, and restaurants is unbeatable.

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This week we highly recommend taking the chance to visit Stephane Leonard‘s show “Neid fressen Seele auf”. On display at okazi gallery are large scale canvases and smaller works on paper. Drawings and plain colour paintings, acrylics applied with brush or spray techniques, oil, chalk and pencil are covering each other, sliding into and over one another. The title is a free translation of the saying „The grass is always greener on the other side“. Leonard refers to the inner conflict that you can never be where you actually want to or should be at a certain point.

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Artconnect Berlin Community Clash!

Community Clash #3 feat. Jenny Keuter, Julia Benz, Porte Renaud & Twin Sons

Artconnect Berlin invites you to create a positive local space for creatives to meet, collaborate, and innovate. Community Clash! is a bimonthly group art exhibition featuring a selection of Berlin-based artists and a live musical performance within the Artconnect Berlin network. Together with a variety of creative spaces, Artconnect Berlin is looking forward to feature the best artists from our community at the next Community Clash taking place at Prachtwerk on the 15th of May at 7pm! 

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Gallery Weekend 2014

It’s that time of the year when almost every week something super exciting is happening in the city. After only one day of recovering from the First of May we started off seeing some galleries from the Gallery Weekend. Gallery Weekend happens all around the city and as with every year, we tried to see as many possible galleries from the official guide – that’s more than 50 locations! It’s quite a big challenge going from Friedrichshain to Mitte to Tiergarten, Moabit, Kreuzberg, Charlottenburg and back to our home base Neukölln.  Read more…

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We love the first of May!

We love the first of May because we love Mayfest. We love the first of May because the sun is always shining. We love the first of May because we love dancing. We love the first of May because we love Kreuzberg. We love the first of May because love is everywhere. We love the first of May because we love when kids are smiling. Read more…

Video Artconnect Berlin Olympus OM-D Photography Playground

Artconnect Berlin at the Olympus OM-D Photography Playground Berlin 2014

We at Artconnect Berlin had lots of fun producing a video for the running Olympus OM-D Photography Playground at the Berliner Opernwerkstätten. Check out here how our lovely Brogues discovered the exhibition. Thanks to Martin Wolf for filming & editing, Brogues for being awesome in front of the camera and Gunnar Zander who supported us with his music.

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Spotlight on Re-Make / Re-Model

Re-Make / Re-Model is an architecture collective based in Berlin, founded in 2010 by Anders Grivi Norman and Victor Serrander. They find their inspiration in the ever-changing urban landscape of Berlin with its countless temporary spaces. By Re-Thinking and Re-Activating their surroundings, they aim to create architecture that engages its users and encourage interaction…

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