Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Berlin art fair frenzy: Lounge, Bazaar, Salon

sneak preview: Andre Werner, parol soleil, an interactive video installation will be shown as part of BAZAAR – Die Strategie des Risikos

The 5th BERLINER KUNSTSALON will continue setting up a base for fresh, young art, worth to be discovered. Thus emphasizing what made BERLINER KUNSTSALON an internationally acclaimed art project. The new venue, a former substation, located in the center of Prenzlauer Berg, is the perfect spot for a broad presentation of new art.
Directors Lounge will be present, screening in cooperation with BAZAAR | Die Strategie des Risikos

BAZAAR – Die Strategie des Risikos , a project of the art house Meinblau, gathers 15 artists to explore the Hades of the 5th BERLINER KUNSTSALON

Artists: Andreas Burger, Bernhard Draz, Anna Jakupovic, Frank Kaestner, Joerg Lange, Nicolas Manenti, Daniel Rode, Andreas Sachsenmaier, Astrid Schneider, Marc Schmitz, Marek Schovanek, Joachim Seinfeld, Franziska Vollborn, Klaus Walter and Andre Werner

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Humboldt-Umspannwerk Kopenhagener Str. 56, 10439 Berlin
Thursday - Sunday 2 -10 pm, Mo 12 am - 8 pm

Find Directors Lounge and BAZAAR | Die Strategie des Risikos in the basement.

See you there

Berlin art fair frenzy: Artville

Artville, an Copenhagen based art project is the latest addition to the chain of fairs that will open tomorrow (wednesday). "The sixth Artville, international exhibition for artists, will take place at the Berlin Exhibition Tempelhof, 30. October - 2. November 2008. The venue of the Artville exhibition, a building originally built for habitation, has a unique circular shape. 9 flats on 5 floors will be used as exhibition space. The apartments are very different in both size and condition. Some appear particularly newly renovated; others appear completely raw, unpolished and edgy. Beside the exhibitions are several performances on shedule, including such illustrious artists as Ira Schneider, one of the early pioneers of video art in NY.

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place: Tempelhofer Damm 2 (U6 - Platz der Luftbrücke), Berlin
opening hours: 30. October – 2. November 2008, 12.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
entrance fee: 7,00 € / 5,00 €
opening reception: Wednesday, 29. October, 6.00 p.m. (free entrance + free beer)

Performance program for Artville Berlin
Artville Preview - wednesday 29th of October - 6 pm
7 pm - The Unborn Soldier by Lowell Darling and Amela Vucina Darling (USA/RS)
9 pm - A woman is A woman by Natalia Mali (RUS/UK)

Thursday 30th of October
Video artist: 12 am - 6 pm by Ira Schneider (NY, USA)
Performance: 7 pm - Fear Generator by So:ren Berner (DK)

Friday 31st of Oktober
Video artist: 12 am - 6 pm by Ira Schneider (NY, USA)
Performance: 7 pm - Fear Generator by So:ren Berner (DK)

Saturday 1st of November
Video artist: 12 am - 6 pm by Ira Schneider (NY, USA)
Performance: 7 pm - Fear Generator by So:ren Berner (DK)

Sunday 2nd of November
Performance: 2 pm - Fear Generator by So:ren Berner (DK)
Video artist: 3 pm - 6 pm by Ira Schneider (NY, USA)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The 4th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival , the first festival and award worldwide that is solely dedicated to films based on poetry, will open this thursday in it´s fourth edition. The biannual festival that will continue till saturday at one of Berlin´s most charming cinemas, the Babylon Mitte.
The 4th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival will be opened with a poetry film kaleidoscope. Historical films, the best of the last few years and a preview of this year’s ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival showcase this genre’s aesthetic spectrum.

John Giorno, the elder statesman of bohemia, and one of the last living legends of the beat generation will attend the opening ceremony.Just Say No To Family Values,winner of the last ZEBRA award for poetry, film and politics, a video by Antonello Fratella shows John Giornio in an incredible performance of his title serving poem. It is certainly poetic that one of the most impressive actors of the last Zebra will leave the screen and appear in person this time.

Antonello Faretta IT Just Say No To Family Values 4 min 37s, DV, 2005
Just click the pic to see this stunning film.

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
9th- 12th of October, Babylon Mitte

Opening Large Hall
Thurs 9th of October 8pm

See you there