Archiv für den Monat Mai 2019

Notes from a Berlin friend

I have no idea, how my Berlin friend is able to find those installations, to make me happy. This little guy, made by STYRO, seems to be in critical condition. Will he risk jumping off with his provisionally paraglider? And will his crash helmet prevent him from injuries? I spontanously named him Otto, because he […]

Witten has got a brandnew Hall of Fame

Free spaces for creativity are rare and in times of gentrification and housing shortage, one expects free areas to be reduced, but to get a new. So the opening of a new hall of fame in our region is always a huge thing and a reason to celebrate a party.

5 days of Berlin – Departure

Just like the day of arrival, the day of departure is always half a day. As usual, I took a train in the late afternoon, to reach home in the evening. To fill the time until my departure in the late afternoon, as usual, a light touristic „lady’s program“ was planned, at least until my […]

5 days of Berlin – 5th day

This was Monday and as I had only made flying visits in Friedrichshain the days before, Friedrichshain took hold of me. This was my last day in Berlin before departure day and I headed again for Ostkreuz, after having a short look at the new piece of FINDAC at Bülowstraße. He had promised to finish […]

Culture Pop Studio shows DARED’s „Digital Fruits“

I don’t make a secret of it, I love installations; installations of any kind. Styro cuts, vinyl art, fret saw works, cork – or pipe cleaner puppets, tiles, sculptures and and and. Artists often try out completely new things, to find their personal style and handwriting. To find installations in public space is thrilling. They […]

5 days of Berlin – 4th day

This was already Sunday and as in Germany most museums are closed on Mondays, it was long overdue for my date with Tristan. The plan was to meet my Berlin friend in the early afternoon, to walk along Dircksenstraße and visit Haus Schwarzenberg, to have a look at a number of new murals there. To […]

5 days of Berlin – 3rd day

Those of you who are on the hunt for street art, cannot avoid Friedrichshain; it is a stronghold for graffiti, stencils, cut-outs and installations of local, national and international street artists. In times of cold war and German division, Friedrichshaun was a neighbourhood of the eastern part of Germany and part of the Capital of […]

Kulturzentrum Herne shows „Blaues Licht“

Berlin art collective ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS, currently beeing presented at Alter Wartesaal Herne with their solo show Fri / Vol.2, go for cinema with „Blaues Licht“. The movie will be presented in a number of selected small German art house cinemas. Berlin art collective ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS has made a name for itself […]

ROCCO UND SEINE BRÜDER solo show FRI / VOL.2

If it were able to tell stories, the historic waiting room at Herne station might have to tell a lot of tales. Last night ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS have occupied the old waiting hall with a number of their installations and one more epic and memorable story was added to its annals. The installations created […]

5 days of Berlin – 2nd day

From my point of view, Schöneberg is a must go whenever I am in Berlin. Schöneberg is diverse and colourful and offers a wide range of possibilities. This neighbourhood has produced well known actors and artists like Marlene Dietrich, The Comedian Harmonists and Helmut Newton and JFK’s world-famous „Ich bin ein Berliner“ was spoken at […]