KW Institute for Contemporary Art

  • by Adela Lovric, 17 Feb 2015
    Bird song is our favorite tune lately, especially in the afternoon while the sun kisses the cold pavement and makes little squinting eyes shed joyful tears. Soon we will be blasting Vivaldi's "Spring" with all windows wide open, and start complaining about the lack of twee pop in the cold-blooded Berlin...
  • by Adela Lovric, 9 Dec 2014
    Christmas screams in our ears everywhere we go, and everyone seems to be slowing down with happenings while having a kick out of jingle bell jazz at fairs and markets. But worry not; our slightly starved pre-holiday list is going to grow stronger again in 2015, and until then, enjoy the cold nights at hot parties, and...
  • by Adela Lovric, 12 Nov 2014
    Welcome to the first ever Bpigs all-music-guide! Here we lay all the shiniest pearls of the Berlin music calender - our favorite upcoming gigs, parties & festivals, freshly listed every two weeks. What's in it for you, besides a concise selection of the finest, you ask? Think free tickets & guestlist spots...
  • by Cyrus Smith, 15 Sep 2014
    September is upon us. Berlin Art Week is upon us. Grab your art goggles and come get messy. Empty your schedules, grab a partner, and leave your life by the way side. This was the warm up for what awaits...
  • by Adela Lovric, 11 Mar 2014
    Our tip #1 is to go out immediately, lie on the grass in a comfortable position (we suggest the one in Falk Haberkorn's drawing – see above), and soak up the sunshine until the moon replaces the sun. The next best thing to do is to nurture your mind with art and music, preferably at the places we recommend...
  • by Adela Lovric, 24 Feb 2014
    A girl-powered week is behind us: we visited the retrospective of the "art's original bad girl" Dorothy Iannone, solo shows by Kristina Schuldt and Anna Talens, and a group show with video works by 13 artists, including Loretta Fahrenholz whose name we will remember longer than the others. 
  • by Adela Lovric, 18 Feb 2014
    Five-day art forecast: very diverse throughout the whole week, especially busy on the west, mildly naked on Wednesday and with high possibility of geeky on Saturday. Now that you know what to expect, go out, pick a means of transportation, and let it take you to the events carefully chosen by the Bpigs staff. ...
  • by Adela Lovric, 12 Feb 2014
    This week's schedule is particularly busy on Valentine's day even in the anti-conventional world of art. From "One Night Stand" to a three-day (af)fair, there will be plenty of special happenings for every (art) lover's taste. To the more adventurous ones who want to make it really memorable this...
  • by Adela Lovric, 4 Feb 2014
    John Waters (Thursday 06.02 @ Sprüth Magers Berlin) The hot topic of this week is obviously Berlinale that is starting on Thursday with the ten-day red carpet marathon. Since we are more into supporting the local yet to become superstars, we would heartily recommend Boddinale, Neukölln's alternative to...
  • by Adela Lovric, 27 Jan 2014
    Winter took its toll last week and locked many of us in several layers of blankets and various forms of pajamas. What we simply could not miss was the opening of the CTM Festival, for we felt adventurous and adventures in music and art were promised to be seen and heard. Other than that, we casually dropped by (not...
  • by Nathan M., 11 Dec 2013
    "There is a light that never goes out," sings Morrisey in The Smith's 1992 single of a similar title. In Kunst-Werke's most recent exhibit honoring the late Christoph Schlingensief, it is clear that there's still some volt of energy running through everything he touched. At the auditory center...
  • by Adela Lovric, 2 Dec 2013
    Last week in a nutshell: sugar, spice and everything nice. The smell of Glühwein is taking over the city and openings are no exception. Take your hot cup of favorite winter drink to recreate the atmosphere and take a virtual stroll through the last week's events.    THURSDAY 28.11 Lomography...
  • by Adela Lovric, 26 Nov 2013
    Friederike von Rauch (Friday 29.11 @ Feldbuschwiesner) Calender says its thanksgiving time, so whatever it is you are thankful for, it's the right time to express your gratitude. Thank you galleries, project spaces and other venues. Thank you artists, curators and other creatives. Thank you Berlin for an exciting...
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    by Adela Lovric, 11 Nov 2013
    Last week Berlin had a hot&cold thing going on. Besides the standard combo (hot people + cold drinks),  it went a bit crazy with fireballs in the freezing Berlin night and snowmen in the melting African sun.    THURSDAY 07.11 Jutta Koether @ Praxes First and foremost, last Thursday’s...
  • by Adela Lovric, 6 Nov 2013
    Stormy weather everywhere, including the artworld. Besides the tips listed below, this week pay attention to the performance by Penny Rafferty and the still ongoing debate on Painting Forever!, and don´t feel shy take notes from Joanna who eavesdropped at the discussion panel with the Painting Forever!...
  • by Adela Lovric, 20 Sep 2013
    Beautiful Minds @ Humboldt University Campus Nord Although creative and immediately interesting, the idea to put up an exhibition in the anatomy department doesn't work so well for art. What would you rather be looking at - an almost  empty shelving unit (actual art work) or the glass cases filled with...
  • by Adela Lovric, 17 Sep 2013
    Berlin Art Week, ladies and gentlemen, is starting right about NOW!  In the next few days time is the most precious currency - don't waste any of it - there is a lot not to be missed!  Tune in our facebook and twitter pages for daily events tips and live comments from our team and of course our NEW!...
  • by Despina Stokou, 2 Sep 2013
    Imagine you finally get invited to the Venice Biennale and you end up in this mess, in the upper left corner no less….That is what I thought about Sgarbi’s (mostly) painting cluster Arte no est Cosa Nostra, which appalled the art world in the Italian pavilion of the Venice Biennal two years ago. That was...

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