Art & Culture

FILM

Refugees stories explored through dance

When I Dance is a social documentary featuring four dancers from Israel, Spain and Italy interpreting the stories of refugees. The film has been nominated as best documentary at Social World Film Festival, with the screening taking place on 28th July 2016 in Vico Equens, Italy. Daniela Lucato, Berlin-based director and producer of When I Dance, stated in an interview that this was all about the process and it was

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ART & CULTURE

When Bricks Become Art. Nathan Sawaya, The Brick Artist.

His global touring exhibition The Art of the Brick has broken attendance records and was rated as one of the world’s “Must See Exhibitions” by CNN. His production has been critically acclaimed, shown in major art institutions throughout the world since 2007 and held in prominent public and private collections. He is the author of two bestselling books and has collaborated with the likes of Lady Gaga and Jonathan Coulton. We

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EVENT

Platea magazine No.2 launch event x DJ Hell

Amazing news to kick off the weekend.. On Saturday, 22 June, we’re celebrating the launch of PLATEA Magazine’s 2nd edition. Where? At Openhouse of Hrvst in Munich.   In celebration of the launch of our 2nd edition, the launch event will feature music by: DJ Hell (International Deejay Gigolo Rec.) Maxâge | Fabian Kranz | Cosmo The Camel (IWW, Munich) and Live-Visuals by: Chris Faber X Platea DOORS: 10PM (10 EUR)   Stop

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MULTIMEDIA

Group Thinking Disgusts Me the Most – Interview with Yin-Ju Chen

Yin-Ju Chen is a young multidisciplinary artist from Taiwan whose practice spans the mediums of video, drawing, photography and installation. The artist studied video and performance art at the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives and works in Taipei. Over the past years, she has been investigating the notions of power and collective thinking in human society. Myths and conspiracy theories seemed like the next logical choice to explore, and so it was.

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ART & CULTURE

Manifesta 11: What do people do for money?

She was in Rotterdam, Luxembourg, Ljubljana, Frankfurt, Donostia/San Sebastian, Trentino-South Tyrol, Murcia, Genk, St. Petersburg – and makes guest appearance this summer in Zurich. Manifesta 11, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, open its doors next weekend, June 11th, and takes place in most unusual places throughout the city; at the dentist, at a dog parlor, at the police station or the crematorium, amongst the main Biennial venues. What’s happening at Manifesta

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ART & CULTURE

Daniel Harms: ‘Wrong Heros or Brave Lunatics’

Berlin-based artist Daniel Harms represents the polar opposite of normality in the contemporary art scene. Self taught artist Harms worked himself up in less than 6 years, starred in 4 solo exhibitions and began to sell his paintings for up to 20’000 euros a work. The creation of vivacious, dynamic, large scale works was never planed in the life of Daniel Harms. Following a serious accident, the artist coincidentally turned to painting.

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ART & CULTURE

Mircea Suciu’s Ship of Fools

Following the success of the last year’s “Root and Branch“ show, the young Romanian artist Mircea Suciu (b. 1978) is having a second solo exhibition at Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp this spring. The exhibition is titled “Ship of Fools”, referring to a German satirical allegory published by the humanist and theologian Sebastian Brant in the late 15th century. The notion of the “Ship of Fools” has a long history

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ART & CULTURE

Future Cinema: Berlinale Fellowship Winner 2016 Janna Ji Wonders

If there exists anything more challenging than making a movie, it probably is making your first movie. For most emerging filmmakers, making their first movie at film school is not ‘that’ hard yet. After that, things become a lot more difficult. Obviously, finding producers is crucial for making movies but particularly tricky for young filmmakers.   This is where Berlinale Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship picks up the slack. Launched 2012

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ART & CULTURE

Elizabeth Price ‘A Restoration’

Winner of the prestigious Turner Prize in 2012, British artist Elizabeth Price has created a totally immersive fifteen-minutes video for the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford after winning the Contemporary Art Society Award in 2013. On display at the Ashmolean museum until May 15, the digital artwork ‘A Restoration’ will then enter its permanent collections. It took the artist two years of intense work to complete a video installation that combines

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ART & CULTURE

Ryoichi Kurokawa installation at FACT Liverpool: unfold

Berlin-based audio and visual artist Ryoichi Kurokawa is a visionary. He possesses an instinctive understanding of the relationship between audio and visual and how these two mediums can combine to achieve a fully immersive and tactile experience. With unfold, exhibiting at FACT Liverpool from March 11 to June 12, he achieves this. Combining art and science isn’t a new concept but one carried off with this level of skill is rare. Artist and astrophysicist

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ART & CULTURE

Njideka Akunyili Crosby In-Between Two Homes

Last year was marked by a string of successes for Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a young Nigerian painter who currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Actually, everything started to fall into place after she won the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize in 2014. Earlier in 2015, the Victoria Miro Gallery, a leading British contemporary art gallery in London, announced representation of Njideka Akunyili Crosby followed by

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ART & CULUTURE

KALEJDOSKOP EAST-WEST – Rethinking Diversity of Multicultural Cities

Fusion. Collision. Translation. Adaptation. Transition. The nouns that could as well stand for the stages of culture shock, are manifested as the stepping stones of KALEJDOSKOP EAST-WEST, the new creative platform for rediscovering and promoting diversity in the contemporary urban canvas of multicultural Britain and beyond. Grown from her university project as part of MA Arts, Enterprise and Development at the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK), Emilia Moniszko’s KALEJDOSKOP took

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ART & CULTURE

No Bare Walls Shall Be Wasted: The Creative Symbiosis of Test Space

A curious case of the artist-run exhibiting space secured on the premises of Bristol’s internationally acclaimed art centre. It’s been a while since I last entered Spike Island with a volunteer badge pinned to my black uniform. But as I did, I had to admit that one month was not nearly enough to explore everything hidden in this labyrinth of a building. Converted into an art space in the late

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ART & CULTURE

Joseph Loughborough – The Things We Hide

Nowadays we often read how artists aim to encourage more personal and emotional response among viewers. I don’t know about you but in my case it happens less frequently than I would assume by press releases and artist statements. One recent discovery and the impression it made on me, however, intrigues me still. I first encountered the works of Joseph Loughborough a year ago at his show in Antwerp. Physically

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ART & CULTURE

The Depths of Loneliness – Interview with Sokar Uno

Inhabiting the impenetrable grey area between reality and surrealism lies the work of Sokar Uno. This German artist interprets all of the problems of life, his experiences and encounters and puts them onto the canvas. His paintings deal with the difference between loneliness and beauty. He shows this relationship by using human subjects to make it easier for the viewer to understand the point he is making. He recently showed

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