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?”
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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
ACB Events for the Weekend featuring: Suuns, Backyard Joints, !!!, Space Behind Your Eyes, Flaming Satellite Event, Marlene Brüggemann, Gregor Pieplow and Month of Performance art in Berlin
Re:Tramp Gallery and Rebecca Buck invite you to ‘There is no such thing’ with Marlene Brüggemann and Gregor Pieplow. The title of the shows is all about the fantastic worlds that both artists create in a way that feels alien yet familiar to us all. With intricate drawings, they spell escapism in the best way possible.
Join us for the vernissage at Re:tramp.
And, since there is a lot of stuff happening there at the same time, you should click here and learn more about everything happening there.
If you feel like helping out by going to a fundraising party for a music video project, you have to go to the Flaming Satellite Event next to the Nölderplatz S-Bahn.
It is a video screening party with live acts from Islaja, Moon Relay and the audio visual explosion that is Phoebe Kiddo with Marija Bozinovska Jones. You can dance the night away.
If photography is more your thing, you should go see the Space Behind Your Eyes exhibition next to Hermannplatz. There you will see a joint exhibition video linked between London, Amsterdam and Berlin.
The theme for this debut night is the expression of the imaginary through images. The photography on display has been inspired by the idea of transforming the space inside your mind, into pictures that can be viewed and shared.
We know you like dance punk and we know you like !!! (Chk Chk Chk). And since you’re not like me that just discovered how to say their name, you must know that they’re playing at Gretchen touring for their fifth album, THR!!!ER.
But, if you feel more like dancing to other stuff, you should try Backyard Joints at Panke with their mix of Grown Up Hip Hop, Beats, Funk & Soul. Creating a Sounscape that makes your head nod and your feet itch.
“Few bands this young are operating on quite this scale, and fewer still have the brass– and the patience– to pull off a big, glitzy, complex record like Zeroes QC,” this is what NME said about Suuns, our tip for the lazy sunday ahead of you.
Post-industrial, pre-apocalyptic, hobo meth punk rap group Death Grips return to Berlin on May 6th to take the stage at Berghain. Currently on tour to support their latest album NO LOVE DEEP WEB, the Sacramento-based band find themselves on a string of dates in Europe before heading back to the States and afterwards, Japan.
To celebrate Death Grips’ return to Berlin we’ve teamed up with the kind folks at Melt! Booking to give away 1×2 tickets to this Saturday’s show. Check out the Facebook event here and take a look at the event post below.
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On Saturday, May 4th California natives !!! (Chk Chk Chk) will be hitting the stage at Kreuzberg’s Gretchen to perform tracks off of their latest album THR!!!ER. Formed in Sacramento in 1996, the band has developed a cult following for their experimental soundscapes on albums like !!! and Myth Takes.
To celebrate !!!’s return to Berlin we’ve teamed up with the kind folks at Melt! Booking to give away 1×2 tickets to this Saturday’s show. Check out the Facebook event here and take a look at the event post below.
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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.
Blank Blank Screening is doing an open call for short movies to be featured at the Flaming Satellite event on May 3th at BLO Ateliers.
If you have that cool video that the world needs to see, just send it as a vimeo/youtube link to BlankBlank and cross your fingers!
Last night a few lucky members of the Artconnect Berlin team headed to the Opernwerkstätten for the opening of Olympus OM-D Photography Playground - an exhibition of twelve interactive installations laid out over three floors, and created especially for this event. Upon arrival, we were
handed a glass of prosecco, an OM-D camera (a dangerous combination for an admittedly clumsy person) and told to have fun. I think we followed these orders fairly well…