Photo Hack Day is Europe’s premier hackathon based on & around images. Now in its 3rd edition, the goal of the event is to bring together the brightest minds in photography, design and software development in order to rapidly prototype new photo apps & projects that revolutionize the way we take, see and interact with pictures.
Photo Hack Day is taking place June 1st and 2nd at PLATOON Kunsthalle - an amazing space made out of 40 shipping containers located in the heart of Berlin. EyeEmis proud to announce Fotolia and Google as co-hosts of the event. You can win over €20,000 in prizes including a trip to Fotolia’s HQ in Paris, iPad, Mini’s, Samsung Galaxy & Fujifilm X10 cameras, awesome lenses, gear & more.
re:publica is the conference for blogs, social media and the digital society. The seventh re:publica took place from the 6th to the 8th of May 2013 at STATION-Berlin.
In its seven year history, re:publica has developed from an informal meeting of bloggers to a yearly institution for business professionals also, featuring over 4,000 guests every year. No other European conference has been able to match re:publica’s coverage of the digital society’s broad thematic spectrum and, thanks to its low ticket costs, re:publica enables all of its representatives access and participation.
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining art for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing her physical limits and at times even risking her life, she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT is a documentary film which follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). For Marina, it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing over and over again for four decades: “But why is this art?”
We hope you had a lot of fun during the celebrations of 1st of May in Berlin. We definitely had and really needed a little break after a hardcore week of work and an intense Gallery Weekend. We collected some pictures from our team members from this years May celebration in Görli, at O-Straße, Luzia and Kanal. Happy Spring to all of you Artconnect Berliners! <3
We are super happy to give away 2×2 tickets for Parenthetical Girls playing at HAU on the 3rd of May! Unconventional is probably the most succinct way of putting it. Obsessive, eccentric, indulgent: they’re all equally fair. If Parenthetical Girls have learned anything over the course of their bewilderingly unorthodox discography, it’s that they are-for richer or for poorer-a necessarily singular pop group. It’s a peculiarity that they’ve learned to embrace-a single-minded conviction that pours itself over every corner of their latest album, Privilege. Having taken pop extravagance to its logical conclusion with their critically acclaimed, orchestral pop opus Entanglements, Privilegefinds a newly emboldened Parenthetical Girls giving the orchestra their leave – a brazen reinvention as immediate as it is inspired.
The countdown is on: the Olympus OM-D: Photography Playground opens on 26th of April 2013 in Berlin. The Berliner Opernwerkstätten will be transformed into the “Olympus OM-D: Photography Playground“, where more than 12 aspiring international artists will present installations on the subject of “Space and Art”, in an area of 7,000 m² – for four weeks this historic building will become a creative hotspot for both artists and visitors.
All exhibits were specifically designed for the OM-D: Photography Playground. Questions which form the topical framework are: “What is space?”, “How do we perceive space?”, “How does (urban) space change?” or “How does the perception of space influence human behaviour?”. The artists’ approaches vary greatly, from graphical, sculptural, architectural, scenographic to dramaturgical, with abstract and theoretical works on show, as well as applied ones that deal with current socio-political aspects of the subject.
Before the official opening of its new KUNSTHALLE on the 18th April 2013, Deutsche Bank is inviting artists and art enthusiasts under the slogan MAKE ART to display their work for 24 hours at the new Kunsthalle in Berlin-Mitte. All consigned paintings, works on paper and photographs will be curated to a wall-sized presentation by René Block and will be presented to the public in a 24-hour exhibition over the 8th and 9th of April 2013.
Friedhelm Hütte, head of the art department at Deutsche Bank, sums up the project: “Whether you’re an art student, amateur painter or photographer – we are asking for artwork that we can hang on the wall. We are calling all artists and art enthusiasts to bring in one of their pieces between the 5th and 7th of April to Charlotte Street 37/38 in Berlin-Mitte, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The sooner we receive the piece of work, the greater the chance of it gaining a place on the wall.”
As well as the opportunity of showing your work in the new Kunsthalle, Deutsche Bank is awarding two audience prizes and a jury prize. The Audience Award will be decided during the 24-hour show on the 8th/9th April. The visitors will decide on the best artist, who will then receive one year’s studio residency and a subsidy of 500 euros per month. In addition there will be a Jury Prize awarded to three other artists, who will each receive a two-week solo exhibition in the studio of the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle. Also during the initial 24-hour show, visitors will have the chance of winning one of 100 year passes to the Kunsthalle in an organized raffle.
Christofer Habig, Global Head of Brand Communications and Corporate Citizenship at Deutsche Bank: “The KunstHalle will be a really unusual new art gallery for Berlin in many respects. It will be global, open and experimental – and above all create new connections. This really suits the concept of the two openings on the 8th/9th and 18th of April 2013.”
Following the release of fourth album Piramida (Sep 2012, 4AD), Efterklang add another string to their bow with The Ghost of Piramida, a film by Danish director Andreas Koefoed, that documents the Danish trio’s visit to the abandoned Russian mining town where the record’s inception began back in the summer of 2011.
Artconnect Berlinoffers a variety of workshops for artists, creatives, and anyone wanting to learn a new skill. Our workshops give you the necessary tools to advance your career and enhance your possibilities of finding a job in the crazy jungle of Berlin. Hosted by hand-picked professionals from the creative network of Berlin, each workshop provides an in-depth look into current practices. Whether it’s how to use the newest software like InDesign or how to set up an exhibition from scratch, you’ll walk away far more confident in the field of your choice.
Each workshop host offers precious information and practical experience, familiarizing the attendees with the protocol, conduct, and temperament of the art world by sharing theoretical knowledge, followed by real life applications. Check out our dates for April!