48 Stunden Neukölln

Thursday, 13 June 2013 13:02

As long as the deadlines set by the organisers of the 48 Stunden Neukölln are met, any artist or resident of the neighborhood has free reign as a participant in the festival. It is an opportunity for realising artistic and socio-cultural projects, facilitating improvements in the quality of life in the area.


The Studio CHérie, Hochbrechtrasse 66, 12047 Berlin, welcomes a mixed media exhibition by Anna Dietz & Studio TWINS : the Interior and the Outside



Anna Dietz is a german artist, working with photography and film. Her conceptual installations deal with thought patterns, the human necessity to define the abstract and how language and images as such fill the void.
She lives and works in Berlin.

See her website : http://annadietz.com/

Studio TWINS is a young berlin based creative studio made by two french girls Chloé Guerbois and Caroline Fayette. They do commercial art video, photography, video installation, motion & graphic design.

See their website : http://studiotwin2.com/

Studio Chérie and Scandale Production are proud to announce the German premier of “COLLAPSE”. The impressive (3,20m x 2,70m) iceberg structure created by TWINS for their video mapping was already successfully exhibited in Paris on the 27th, 28th, 29th of May 2013 ( http://www.fulgurances.com/evenement/best-fishes-revient/ ) and will now be revealed during “The interior and the outside”. To accompany the exhibition and the following party various DJ’s from Berlin, Paris, Milan will be invited and a bar will be installed in order to get the party started.



Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/199881366832799/





The Zirkumflex Space, Fontanestrasse 25, 12049 Berlin, will also welcome the Rollen Tausch exhibition by Nick Grossman

The works and photographs of the workshop Rollentausch will be exhibited, and these works will be published in a book entitled "WW Perspektivwechsel" (new perspective) for the first time.

See Nick Grossman's website : http://www.nickgrossmann.blogspot.de/

The exhibition will be held from June 14th (Opening at 7pm) to August 16th.

Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/674253562590580/

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STORE OPENING : Bass Cadet Records and Down by Retro at 189

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:36

Bass Cadet Retro and Down by Retro are opening their store in Berlin on the 14th of June, just in time for the 48 Stunden Neukölln, at the "189" Weserstrasse 189, 12045 Berlin. The Opening will start at 6pm and finish at 11pm.


Discover this new place, while having a drink or eating a snack and listening to a very good selection of records made by Bass Cadet Records. Down by Retro will also present a fine and special selection of clothes for the Opening.

Bass Cadet Records

Down by Retro, logo made by 24trentedeux

Music by :

Tolga Fidan (special live set)


Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/469095086503240/

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The Coalition of Independent Arts, Berlin

Monday, 10 June 2013 15:20

The Coalition of Independent Arts ("Koalition der freien Szene") gathers all artists and initiatives working in freelance structure in the field of arts in the city of Berlin. The Coalition aims at creating a new cultural policy that different networks, initiatives, groups and individuals have developed. The Coalition collaborates with every kind of artists or groups, and collates ideas and suggestions to get higher financial support for Independent Art production. The claims (like the minimum wage for producing artists, transparency and solidarity among institutional facilities and independent artists) are adressed to the Berlin Senate and all decision makers of the city.

Over the past ten years, many things have changed in Berlin and especially in terms of support for independent artistic structures : fundings for institutions is continually increased whereas the funds obtainable for independent structures decreased (only 2,5% of the total cultural budget). The Coalition wants to bring attention to this developmental failure, and calls for a substantial increase of available funds int the cultural budget.

This "developmental failure" is due to the current cultural policy, that must be rethought because it is no longer adapted to the situation of the independent scene. The Coalition wrote the "ten points for a new cultural policy" :

- The Independent Scene Coalition calls for a increase in cultural spendings

- Cultural fundings that corresponds to the current artistic practice. Acquired production structures requires new funding instruments

- Establishment and support for production houses for the Independent Scene with their own individual budgets.

- Capital Cultural Fund : free resources for free structures

- Introduction of a minimum artist fee for publicly funded independent artists

- The grant system for music and visual arts

- The government real estate policy must be rethought in terms of benefits for culture and the city itself !

- The arts and cultural funding in the boroughs is in urgent need for maintenance and expansion

- Solidarity principle (Politicians and public funding agencies should support and encourage co-operation and partnerships between the Independent Scene Coalition and established institutions)

- Transparency and fairness



The Coalition of Independent Arts is organizing a big campaign "Bye bye Berlin" : different actions will be held in order to create a huge public pressure (on the 19 of june, the 28 of July and in the end of September). Some "action teams" already exist, everyone of the independent art scene can join these teams : "aktionteam störungen" : the 26th of July 5:30p to 19:30pm at Oranienstraße 25 ; "aktionsteam reiseburö" every Wednesday, 16:00, at Karl-Marx-Straße 141. Come with ideas about actions !  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Berlin is regarded as one of the most creative city in the world, and it must continue this way. The Independent Art Scene needs help : "What the city should give to the arts is a fraction of what the arts continually give to the city" (Initiative "Haben und Brauchen)

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Keith Haring, The Political Line, Musée d'Art Moderne Paris

Friday, 07 June 2013 15:43

The exhibition "The Political Line" is held in Paris at the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris from April 19 to August 18, 2013.

The American Keith Haring (1958-90) is considered as one of the most influential artist of the twentieth century. His works were exhibited with some of Andy Warhol's, Jean-Michel Basquiat's or Roy Lichstenstein and in numerous museums all around the world. But the exhibition held in Paris at the Musée d'Art Moderne is the most massive exhibition ever made for this artist. Indeed, 250 of his works are presented : some painting on canvas, on tarp or even paintings in the subway. And his biggest paintings are exhibited at the Centquatre, as for example the famous "Ten Commandments"

This exhibition is in fact a retrospective of his work, that shows how politically involved he was and how his ideas are interpreted in his paintings. The topics he treated the most were social justice, individual freedom, racism, nuclear threat,  aids epidemic, environmental destruction, homophobia and violence. He wanted to change the world, and succeeded in a way : he influenced many artists and the society. The postmodern artist Haring is often compared to Basquiat because they both made chaotic paintings, with animals, dollars, references to religion, monsters. Their ideals and fights were similar indeed, but Keith Haring's work is less disordered. He does not mix up many colors, and the forms he paints are more easily recognizable : always bold and precise.

This is typically the kind of exhibition that can be appreciated by any kind of population. Its simplicity appeals to children and young people as much as the messages it delivers appeals to older ones.





Musée d'Art Moderne, 11 avenue du Président-Wilson 75016 Paris

Entrance fee : 11 €; reduced rate (12-25) : 5,5 €; free for people under 12; 8 € for seniors

From 10am to 6pm ; and to 10pm on Thursday ; closed on Monday

Le Centquatre, 5 rue Curial 75019 Paris

Entrance fee : 8 € ; reduced rate : 5 € ; free for people under 15

From 1pm to 7pm

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Kapoor in Berlin

Thursday, 06 June 2013 16:45

The Martin-Gropius-Bau, the well-known exhibition hall located in Kreuzberg, Berlin is welcoming Anish Kapoor's work, from May 18 to November 24. Anish Kapoor is an indian-born British sculptor, living in London but exposing all around the world (Musée des Beaus-arts; Haus der Kunst in Munich; Royal Academy in London; he created a Memory in Berlin and in New York at the Guggenheim Foundation; in 2009 Kapoor also became the first Guest Artistic Director of Brighton Festival, he installed four sculptures during the festival)

His works are generally reflecting or distorting the viewer and surroundings. Over the course of the following decade Kapoor's sculptures ventured into more ambitious manipulations of form and space. The use of red wax is also part of his repertoire, evocative of flesh, blood and transfiguration.

The Kapoor ongoing exhibition in Berlin contains pieces in stone, steel, glass, PVC skins, wax and hight tech material; and some pieces of his work have only been designed for this venue, he will use the whole of the ground floor of the Martin-Gropius-Bau, including the atrium. His work could be appreciated as a chaotic and abstract work but also as a poetic metaphor of perfection. Indeed, the materials he uses are natural and artificial, and his installations refer to what he saw, knew, loved and feared. His work is an abstract and minimalist representation of a modern, scaring wonderland that transforms the viewers in actors in this world.

His use of wax also provides the viewer the impression that he is observing constantly changing forms, referring to the perpetually changing world. The malleability of wax allows to design spontaneous ideas and impressions.

These provocative, sometimes frightening and gore sculptures have one goal, that he explained by saying : "Abstract Art does have this ability... to allow content to arise rather than to say"



Opening hours : Wednesday to Monday 10:00 to 19:00 (closed on Tuesday)

Tickets :

Single ticket € 11 / reduced rate € 8

Admission free for those aged 16 or under

Groups of 5 or more persons
€ 8 per person / reduced rate: € 6 per person



Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Berlin-Kreuzberg

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