Interviews

Off space, artist run space, project space, independent, non-profit, temporary, contemporary, avant-garde, hype, playground, cool…yeah yeah. But what do we really know about Berlin’s cultural spaces and the people behind them? We're introducing them to you, one by one.

  • by Adela Lovric, 30 May 2016
    Bpigs team has decided unanimously: the most wanted artist to be featured on the B-Side of our May / June issue is Lorenzo Sandoval, a prolific figure in the Berlin art scene who recently presented a site-specific body of work at L'atelier-ksr.  His latest show, "Deep Surface", reflects upon a set...
  • by bpigs team, 17 May 2016
    The multimedia artist shares his thoughts on slapstick, taking art down a rung, and the power of collective work.   This article has been produced by Freunde von Freunden. Follow the link for the full story.   Christian Jankowski leaves no medium untouched. Born in 1968 in Göttingen, the artist...
  • by bpigs team, 12 May 2016
    Olafur Eliasson supports them, and so should you! Cucula, a refugees company for craft and design is, as they themselves describe it, an association, a workshop, and an educational program, but even more so it is a unique social and design project which helps its protégés to integrate, learn, and thrive...
  • by Kristy Choi, 10 May 2016
    Sofar Sounds calls itself a “global community” of artists and music lovers.  With an impressive network of 242 cities, Sofar organizes secret, live music shows in interesting, klein aber fein locations featuring up-and-coming, eclectic talent.  Most of Sofar Berlin’s shows are hosted in...
  • by Maria Santos, 4 May 2016
    Bpigs had the chance to meet up with Manuel Raeder from Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite while visiting Libros Mutantes in Madrid. The all-round designer behind the German publishing house with the musical Portuguese name is certainly known to Berliners due to design endeavors such as the sustainable architecture of abc...
  • by bpigs team, 28 Apr 2016
    Maike Cruse doesn’t have time for morning rituals, leisurely breakfasts or long showers. Once she has taken care of her two children, the director of Gallery Weekend Berlin and abc (art berlin contemporary) art fair jumps straight onto her bicycle and starts her journey into work. This article has been produced...
  • by Adela Lovric, 28 Apr 2016
    The Deutsche Bank KunstHalle's "Artist of the Year" 2016 award went to Basim Magdy, Egyptian artist who works in a wide variety of media, using the future to take a critical look at the present. The highlight of the award – a solo exhibition at the KunstHalle – is currently in the final...
  • by Adela Lovric, 22 Apr 2016
    The geeky side of the Berlin art scene is recently ruled by SPEKTRUM. For the past ten months, SPEKTRUM has been hosting a rich program of exhibitions, performances, screenings, concerts and workshops, in a spacious corner of a modernist building in Kreuzkölln. Those with a penchant for experimental, technology-...
  • by Adela Lovric, 19 Apr 2016
    For their next episode in the series titled "Appropriating Language", Maniere Noire gallery invited the Bucharest-born, Berlin-based conceptual and performance artist Daniel Knorr to exhibit his installation, "State of Mind".  The exhibition currently in preparation is a two-part show...
  • by Adela Lovric, 14 Apr 2016
    The names Anja Henckel and Nadim Samman keep popping up lately in articles praising the best young curators in Europe / worldwide. Berlin knows them as the most charming curator couple running Import Projects, the non-profit art space located in the unlikely Wittenbergplatz area in Schöneberg. Since 2012,...
  • by Adela Lovric, 12 Apr 2016
    Although only a little over a year old, HilbertRaum gives out the confident vibe of a place that has been here for ages. Behind this young independent project space is a well-organised group of 16 Berlin-based artists, who take turns curating two-week exhibitions throughout the year, running an open, undetermined and...
  • by Laura Bianchessi, 1 Apr 2016
    AETHER is a new space offering a combination of art, music, and creative cocktails crafted from a selected liquor list. It is opening its very first exhibition this week, aiming to showcase “the kind of things that are not normally commercially viable in a gallery, things that take a bit of a weirdo to focus on...
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    by Adela Lovric, 8 Mar 2016
    An image of a collection of pre- 9/11 Twin Towers memorabilia stretches over the B-Side of our March + April issue. "When the Twins were still beautiful (2013 – ongoing)" is the name of the depicted artwork which is currently waiting to be discovered in many galleries across Berlin. And it belongs...
  • by Adela Lovric, 5 Feb 2016
    A dear old friend of Berlin and a figure unavoidable in electronic music circles since the 1990s. Alongside his Monolake releases with Gerhard Behles, Robert Henke is known for the music, performances, and installations he has been creating under his name. His latest projects are mostly audio-visual, making use of...
  • by bpigs team, 17 Dec 2015
    The Berlin Art Film Festival took place this past weekend in the Moviemento Theatre on Kotbusser Damm.  We had the privilege of speaking to the festival’s program coordinator and organizer: film critic and aficionado Toby Ashraf. Read through to the end for a special list of some of Ashraf’s favorite...
  • Black Palm for Friends with Books
    by Lisa Kosak, 7 Dec 2015
    The second edition of Friends with Books is opening its doors this evening. This time, the art book fair will take place in the Hamburger Bahnhof from 11 to 13 of December and will include lectures, performances, talks, panel discussions and book presentations. On that occasion, Bpigs has a series of chats with some...
  • Dominique Hurth at her studio space
    by Francesca de Cesare, 28 Nov 2015
    The second edition of Friends with Books is around the corner. This time, the art book fair will take place in the Hamburger Bahnhof from 11 to 13 of December and will include lectures, performances, talks, panel discussions and book presentations. On that occasion, Bpigs has a series of chats with some of the main...
  • by Adela Lovric, 26 Nov 2015
    Quarterly magazine Texte zur Kunst celebrates this Friday a quarter of a century. 25 years of politically and theoretically driven art criticism will be marked with “Canon Today”, a gala conference to be held on November 27 at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, with 25 writers, artists, and theorists from...

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