Orchestral Manoeuvres: Andy Leomar’s Symphoniacs

Berlin is a city of contrasts. Cultures, people and ideas all jostle for space, rub up against each other, and occasionally clash. It’s an atmosphere that allows experimentation and creativity to bloom, for new concepts to be born.

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The top 5 Christmas Markets in Berlin

Last weekend was the first Advent Weekend and the Christmas spirit seems to have installed itself throughout the city. Soon enough we’re all going to be frantically running through the city to find that special gift we’ve postponed until the last moment. And this weekend is your last chance to visit the unique Christmas Markets and fetch some special gifts. We at Artconnect understand this, hence we’ve been doing our best to make your job easier and find the most artsy and special Christmas markets in town… and even for those who can’t stand the cold or hate the big masses of people drinking frantically Glühwein, here’s our fresh new online shop with beautiful artworks from wonderful artists of our network! Read more »

Mele de la Yglesia

Spotlight on Mele de la Yglesia

Mele de la Yglesia is a Spanish artist from the south of Spain, Cadiz. She moved years ago to Berlin and as it happened to many of us in Berlin, life happened to her and ended up growing a family and staying in the city. At Artconnect we first met Mele at the very beginning of the platform, around 2011. Now, we are collaborating to sell some of her exclusively produced artworks for our new shop. Read more »


Spotlight on Irene Cruz


Starting this December, Artconnect is launching it’s new online shop, with artworks created exclusively for us from some of our favourite artists of the network. Our first artist has been Irene Cruz, a Spanish photographer who moved to Berlin looking for the light she almost never found in sunny Spain.

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Staff Picks # Nudity

What is about nudity that bothers so much the world wide web? We have decided to celebrate nudity on our blog, because we love it and allow it, because we do not have nudity filters and we do not want to have them – ever! If you can’t post nude pictures on social media, go ahead and do it on

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Staff Picks # Sea & Beach Edition

The sea has something that wakes up contradictory feelings in many of us; some of us fear it, some of us love it, some of us can’t live without it. Here in Berlin we don’t have sea, many off us leave because some how, we miss it, and some others, we just long it forever and have a romantic relationship to it.

Browsing through we came along many artworks talking about the sea. For those who miss the sea, this Staff Picks will make you nostalgic. Maybe you want to write on the comments what you miss more of it?

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It’s October; Time for the European Month of Photography and Germanys largest festival for photography. Since 2004, it has been a biannual event taking place in Berlin. The idea was born from a European network of festivals dedicated to the medium of photography. Read more »


Spotlight on Frank Höhne in collaboration with iGNANT

For those who still don’t know Frank Höhne, we would like to introduce you to his funny and unconventional illustrations. Frank Höhne is a Berliner illustrator working and living in Kreuzberg and one of the most recognised German illustrators working today. He often works with magazines and newspapers such as Die Zeit, Stern Neon, Dummy or Vice. He is well established in the creative Berliner scene and does collaborations with clubs like the Watergate or animated videos for the berliner punk band “Die Ärzte”. Read more »

cherry blossom festival-Paper-Japan-2nd half of 17th century-Photography_ Axel Schneider-© Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art

Review on “Secret Compartments” at the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art

By Lisa Kärcher and Manuel Reinhard

“Secret Compartments” at the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art shows in a compelling way that art is able to offer something because it holds back much more. What does it reveal? What does it conceal? And how does it – if at all – reveal what it conceals?

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Monday Opportunity: BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER

Here’s something to be aware of! The sixth edition of the BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER is coming up! Artists from all over the world get the chance to boost their career, to win a trip to Art Basel Miami, and be mentored by one of the great jury members. This competition has no artistic boundaries, so don’t think twice and submit! Read more »