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90s Style & Vibrant Lettering Works by Ju Schnee

90s Style & Vibrant Lettering Works by Ju Schnee AoiroStudioFeb 13, 2020 We are featuring a 90s style lettering work by Ju Schnee, an illustrator based in Berlin, Germany. Each piece from this series kind of reminds you of the era of 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air', it's hard to deny anything else. Everything is there, the style, colors, quotes and more. Quite lovely if you ask me. After reading Ju's project blurb, you can't help to share the same views on the dail...
Tags: Design, Berlin, Berlin Germany, Ju, Ju Schnee, Ju About Ju Schnee Ju


Threatened By Gentrification, Berlin’s Nightclubs Seek Same Legal-Cultural Status As Theatres And Opera Houses

“A group dedicated to protecting the German capital’s nightlife took its campaign to parliament on Wednesday, urging more protection as more venues are closed to make way for new-builds and as growing numbers of residents file complaints about noise. About 100 clubs have closed in the past 10 years, and a further 25 are under threat.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Berlin, Issues, 02.12.20


Angela Hewitt’s $200,000 Piano Destroyed By Movers

She had just finished recording some Beethoven, and movers were taking her piano from the Berlin studio; they dropped it while trying to lift it onto a hand truck, and the instrument’s iron frame crashed and its lid split in two. The Fazioli F278, custom-made for Hewitt, was the only one of its model with four pedals; Paolo Fazioli himself examined it and called it “unsalvageable.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Berlin, Beethoven, Hewitt, Angela Hewitt, 02.11.20, Paolo Fazioli


Ras: Boogie

Sparse at first but ever-growing, Berlin-based disco trio Ras’ newest single, “Boogie,” is a bop that references Mediterranean club music, poolside pop, disco and funk. Members Dekel Adin, Eden Leshem and Guy Gefen hail from rural Israel, but after recording their self-titled debut album in Berlin, the trio stuck around and worked to contrast the city’s energetic, industrial house music with laidback beats and vintage-sounding …
Tags: Music, Design, Disco, Berlin, Israel, Pop, Culture, Dance music, Mediterranean, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Ras, Boogie, Rhythmic, Dekel Adin Eden Leshem


BTS’ Latest Power Move Is Connecting People Through Major Works of Public Art

Is it a web? A nest? A trap? According to British sculptor Antony Gormley, the new public art installation at New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3 is all of the above. “New York Clearing,” which opened to the public on Feb. 5 and will remain on display through March 27, is one of five site-specific projects helmed by K-pop supergroup BTS. Technically, it’s part of promotion for the group’s hotly-anticipated upcoming album, Map of the Soul: 7, out later in February. But the art is meant to...
Tags: Art, Music, New York, London, News, Berlin, New York City, Uncategorized, Seoul, Antony Gormley, Antony, Lee, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Gormley, Thomas Arnold, Roy Rochlin


Berlin artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert

Google Maps diverts road users after mistaking cartload of phones for huge traffic clusterA Berlin-based artist managed to create a traffic jam on one of the main bridges across the Spree with nothing but a handcart and 99 second-hand phones. But one other thing was unusual about the jam: it only existed on Google Maps.Simon Weckert’s artwork Google Maps Hacks involved the artist pulling a small red cart at walking pace down some of the main thoroughfares of Berlin. The 99 phones in the cart, al...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Technology, Germany, Berlin, Video Art, World news, Culture, Art and design, Gps, Google Maps, Alphabet, Simon Weckert


Berlin – Hanne Darboven: “Erdkunde Und (Süd-) Koreanischer Kalender” at Sprüth Magers Through February 26 2020

Hanne Darboven, Erdkunde I, II, III (1986), via Sprüth Magers Currently on view at Sprüth Magers in Berlin, the gallery presents a selection of works by Hanne Darboven, the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work at the Berlin gallery.  Compiling her works Erdkunde I, II, III (Geography I, II, III) (1986) and (Süd-) Koreanischer Kalender / (South) Korean Calendar (1991), the exhibition […]
Tags: Art, Berlin, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Sprüth Magers, Hanne Darboven, Hanne Darboven Erdkunde


After Only A Year, The Staatsballett Berlin’s Co-Leaders Are Stepping Away

Sasha Waltz and Johannes Ohman had signed five-year contracts to lead the young ballet company (that was, in 2004, created as a consolidation of three opera ballets), but the protests against their tenures started early. Still, they hung in there for a while. “They aimed for a balance of classical tradition and modern dance. In the joint statement announcing their departure, they said that they believed their mission had been a success, citing healthy attendance figures and an honor from the ma...
Tags: Art, Berlin, Dance, Tanz, Sasha Waltz, Johannes Öhman, 01.25.20


Sasha Waltz And Johannes Öhman To Leave Staatsballett Berlin

“According to a company press release [about the two artistic directors], Öhman is leaving to accept a directorship at Swedish contemporary dance presenter Dansens Hus. Waltz” — whose appointment was greeted with fury by the company’s dancers (though they later patched things up) — “has chosen to depart at the same time rather than become sole artistic director, though she will continue to be artistically involved with the company through 2021 as a choreographer.” – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Berlin, Dance, Sasha Waltz, 01.22.20, Johannes Öhman, Dansens Hus Waltz


Ai Weiwei Discusses Move to UK in Guardian Piece

Ai Weiwei has a piece in The Guardian this week, discussing his recent move to the UK, and the racism he experienced while living in Berlin. “In Britain they are colonial. They are polite at least,” he says. “But in Germany, they don’t have this politeness. They would say in Germany you have to speak German. They have been very […]
Tags: Art, UK, News, Germany, Berlin, Britain, Art News, Minipost


*What* Teutonic Efficiency? Germany’s Cultural Building Projects Plagued By Delays, Budget Overruns, And Shoddy Construction

The gut renovation of Cologne’s opera house is running eight years late and more than double the original budget — and that’s only up to now, since the basements are full of ductwork, cabling and pipes that were badly coordinated and may need to be completely redone. Munich’s Deutsche Museum renovation, Berlin’s Humboldt Forum and the Pergamon Museum are all similarly late and roughly half a billion euros or more each; the Stuttgart opera house renovation may cost a billion. “For a country that...
Tags: Art, Germany, Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Issues, Stuttgart, Pergamon Museum, Humboldt Forum, 01.10.20, Deutsche Museum, Catherine Hickley


Word of Mouth: Belgrade

Exploring the Serbian capital from refined roof terraces to reimagined industrial spaces Over the past few years, the Serbian capital Belgrade has emerged as one of the most exciting destinations in Europe. Owing to its cheap prices, 24-hour party culture and plenty of dilapidated but beautiful architecture, Belgrade is often described as “the new Berlin” by those who fear that gentrification has stripped the old …
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, Restaurants, Berlin, Bars, Accommodation, Museums, Cafes, Drinking, Serbia, Eating, Dining, Galleries, Nightlife, Eastern Europe


The Interior & Street Art of Base 23

The Interior & Street Art of Base 23 AoiroStudioJan 02, 2020 Having spent my Christmas Holiday in Germany, I started paying attention to how the cities I visited were paying closer attention to graffiti and street art. It definitely gave an outlook that differentiates from the others. That was cool! Now back from holiday, I decided to feature artists and it wasn't hard before I have found one. Here we are featuring the work from Base 23, an interior and stree...
Tags: Design, Germany, Berlin, Berlin Germany


Poetry Anti-Slams, Where Bad Is Good

“The anti-slam was created by British performance artist Paula Varjack, inspired by poet Jamie DeWolf’s self-reflexive and satirical performance piece, The Worst Poem Ever. In DeWolf, Varjack saw an opportunity to push performers to be more creative by challenging the competitiveness of a traditional slam. … The first anti-slam took place in Berlin in 2009. Since then it has gone on to captivate audiences around the world.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Berlin, Words, Audience, Jamie DeWolf, 12.19.19, Paula Varjack, DeWolf Varjack


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt

Our master’s degree provides unparalleled training within a university acclaimed for its preparation of global leaders in business, management, and the arts. Join peers from around the world to study with business faculty and top arts professionals, and prepare for a successful career in a broad range of arts organizations including presenters, cultural agencies, concert halls, and theatres. The curriculum empowers you to imagine creative solutions to emergent problems, think critically, co...
Tags: Art, Education, Berlin, New York City, Nyu, London Paris, NYU Steinhardt, Stern School of Business, Wagner School of Public Service InternshipsEngage


Net-zero community planned for Hamburg will rely on geothermal and solar energy

The formerly industrial borough of Harbugh in Hamburg, Germany will soon get a strikingly modern and eco-conscious facelift thanks to Neuländer Quarree, a new mixed-use community planned for the area. Cape Town-based architecture and design firm SAOTA won the architectural competition for the project with its design of a net-zero energy development powered by geothermal wells, wood pellet-fuelled cogeneration plants and photovoltaic panels. The project was also ‘Highly Commended’ in the Resident...
Tags: Design, Germany, Berlin, Architecture, Cologne, Cape Town, Community, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Energy, Hamburg, Net Zero Energy, Masterplan, Net Zero, Mixed-use


Discover the Stendhal Syndrome: The Condition Where People Faint, or Feel Totally Overwhelmed, in the Presence of Great Art

Clutch imaginary pearls, rest the back of your hand on your forehead, look wan and stricken, begin to wilt, and most people will recognize the symptoms of your sarcasm, aimed at some pejoratively feminized qualities we’ve seen characters embody in movies. The “literary swoon” as Iaian Bamforth writes at the British Journal of General Practice, dates back much further than film, to the early years of the modern novel itself, and it was once a male domain. “Somewhere around the time of the French...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Google, Art, Europe, College, Russia, Berlin, Jerusalem, History, Rome, Unesco, New York Times, Italy, Literature, Mark Twain


Berlin’s Biggest Art Fair Is Canceled

Berlin’s most prominent art fair evolved out of its previous iteration, Art Berlin Contemporary, and was held for the past three years in the historic Tempelhof airport each September, showing mostly contemporary art. But the fair’s owner which also runs Art Cologne, has decided after months of discussions that the conditions in Berlin are too unpredictable for its liking. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Berlin, Visual, Tempelhof, Art Cologne, 12.10.19


Art Berlin Fair Cancelled

The Art Berlin fair has been scrapped, Art Newspaper reports. “We regret this step very much,” says Gerald Böse, the managing director of Koelnmesse. “But at the moment we don’t see the conditions necessary to achieve our visions in producing this event.” Read more at Art Newspaper  
Tags: Art, News, Berlin, Art News, Minipost, Koelnmesse, Gerald Böse


Sigurd Larsen completes a luxurious, treetop hotel cabin in a Danish forest

Danish architect Sigurd Larsen has just unveiled a beautiful, angular treehouse tucked deep into a picturesque Danish forest. Built for the Løvtag hotel group, the tiny treehouse, which is just 333 square feet, is elevated 26 feet in the air and is accessible by a wooden bridge that leads directly into a stunning, luxurious interior. The treehouse cabin is the first of nine to be built in a quaint, remote forest on the Als Odde peninsula. The idyllic location offers guests the opportunity to ex...
Tags: Design, Berlin, Denmark, Sigurd Larsen, Løvtag, Sigurd Larsen Løvtag Cabins Via Dezeen Photography, Soeren Larsen


Massive Contemporary Art Exhibition to Open in Moscow Next Year

A massively-scaled exhibition responding to a world in flux following the fall of the Berlin wall to today will open at Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery next year, Art Newspaper reports.  “It’s hard for me to even recall something of comparable scale,” says Zelfira Tregulova, the director of the Tretyakov. “This exhibition will present a totally unique […]
Tags: Art, News, Berlin, Moscow, Art News, Minipost, State Tretyakov Gallery, Zelfira Tregulova the director of the Tretyakov


Download Stunning 3D Scans of the Bust of Nefertiti, Now Released by Berlin’s Neues Museum

Two years ago, a scandalous “art heist” at the Neues Museum in Berlin—involving illegally made 3D scans of the bust of Nefertiti—turned out to be a different kind of crime. The two Egyptian artists who released the scans claimed they had made the images with a hidden “hacked Kinect Sensor,” reports Annalee Newitz at Ars Technica. But digital artist and designer Cosmo Wenman discovered these were scans made by the Neues Museum itself, which had been stolen by the artists or perhaps a museum empl...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Germany, Berlin, Egypt, Current Affairs, Museums, Thingiverse, Sketchfab, Rodin, Annalee Newitz, Facebook Twitter, Rosetta Stone, Michelangelo, Nefertiti


Sigurd Larsen unveils a stunning prefab home in the Austrian Alps

Prefab design offers an infinite number of benefits, but it is especially useful when constructing in extreme landscapes and climates. Danish architect Sigurd Larsen has almost entirely relied on prefabrication to construct the Mountain House, an incredible family home nestled deep into the spectacular, mountainous landscape of the Austrian Alps. The Mountain House is a beautiful home that blends seamlessly into its surroundings. An elongated volume with a pitched roof, the structure cantilever...
Tags: Design, Berlin, Architecture, Mountain House, Prefab Architecture, Prefab Housing, Austrian Alps, Prefab Building, Sigurd Larsen, Mountain Cabins, Timber Homes, Mountain Homes, Prefab home by Sigurd Larsen, Austrian Alps Mountain Home, Prefabricated Timber, Sigurd Larsen Via Architectural Digest Photography


Idagio Launches Free Classical Music Service

The Berlin-based startup says the free tier will prominently feature its ‘Mood Player,’ which generates a playlist based on a person’s selected mood, as well as playlists curated by staff or well-known artists, including Lang Lang. There are also radio stations specific to composers and artists. – Billboard
Tags: Art, Music, Berlin, Lang Lang, 11.14.19


Berlin’s Prestigious Hannah Höch Prizes Go to Monika Baer and Natascha Sadr Haghighian

Two of Berlin’s most important art awards, the Hannah Höch Award and the Hannah Höch Förderpreis have been awarded to Monika Baer and Natascha Sadr Haghighian, respectively. Haghighian represented Germany this year at the Venice Biennale. Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, News, Germany, Berlin, Venice, Art News, Minipost, Hannah Hoch, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Monika Baer, Hannah Höch Förderpreis, Haghighian


‘We finished every bottle!’ Berlin's cultural legends on the night the Wall came down

It divided families, trapped half a city and symbolised the cold war. Then, 30 years ago this Saturday, the Berlin wall fell. Wim Wenders, Ute Lemper, Daniel Barenboim and more share their memoriesDaniel Barenboim, pianist and conductor who has lived in Berlin since 1991 and is leader of the Berlin State Opera and its Staatskapelle orchestra. I happened to be in Berlin recording Così fan tutte with the Philharmoniker. The day after the Wall fell, the orchestra asked if I would do a concert with ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Protest, Film, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Theatre, Painting, Cold War, World news, Culture, Art and design, Punk, Stage


Digital Artist Merges Human Body With Everyday Objects To Create Extraordinary Images

Monica Carvalho (previously) has been into about art for years now. The Swiss-born digital artist living and working in Berlin is passionate about making the ordinary extraordinary. More: Instagram h/t: playjunkie “My artistic process is to challenge myself to look the familiar from a new perspective,” the artist shared on Bored Panda. Source
Tags: Design, Berlin, Inspirations, Collages, Surreal, Photomanipulations, Monica Carvalho


Berlin – Mai-Thu Perret: “Agua Viva” at Galerie Barbara Weiss Through November 9th, 2019

Mai-Thu Perret, Agua Viva (Installation View), via Galerie Barbara Weiss Currently on at Galerie Barbara Weiss in Berlin, artist Mai-Thu Perret has opened an exhibition of new works drawing on a range of conceptual vectors to explore modernity in conversation with a range of disparate timelines and frames of reference. Drawing its title from writer […]
Tags: Art, Berlin, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Mai Thu Perret, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Mai Thu Perret Agua Viva Installation View, Barbara Weiss


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt

Bring your love of the arts to leadership positions with arts institutions through NYU Steinhardt’s MA in Visual Arts Administration. Prepare for a dynamic career in the commercial or non-profit art sectors. Our master’s degree was the first in the United States to focus on visual arts management careers in both traditional and alternative contexts. The curriculum prepares you for leadership roles in a broad range of arts organizations. We consider the cultural and economic impact of the v...
Tags: Art, Education, Berlin, New York City, United States, Nyu, London Paris, NYU Steinhardt, Steinhardt, Internships Engage, MoMA Sotheby


Word of Mouth: Berlin with Nomos Glashütte

Hidden gems and essentials in the creative city, suggested by designers behind the dynamic German luxury watch brand One of the most magnetic capital cities in the world, Berlin is a global cultural center with thriving art and design communities, eclectic hospitality outlets and delectable dining and drinking options. In the midst of it all, luxury watch brand Nomos Glashütte‘s design team calls the Kreuzberg neighborhood home. …
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Accessories, Design, Shopping, Germany, Restaurants, Berlin, Clothing, Bars, Watches, Cafes, Apparel, Shops, Travel Guides, Kreuzberg



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