It looks like everyone in the art world wants to be at Art Basel Miami Beach right now. For only a few days one of the most important art fairs in the world is showing the best stuff available on the art market. The hype couldn’t be bigger. Director & DOP, Marcus Werner from Berlin has a different view on the show documenting all the gallerists in empty boxes staring on their mobile phones and MacBook Airs. Check out his series ‚art is boring‘ exclusively on our blog. Cheers from Berlin to Miami!
Posts By: Solveig Maria Ebbinghaus
There’s a new exhibition in town! While Berlin’s Computerspielmuseum presents their visitors a look into the history of video games, the recently opened Game Science Center offers a glimpse to the future. None of the exhibits have typical game controllers like keyboards, mice or game pads and they have been replaced with virtual reality sets, eye tracking detectors and even table tennis pads.
What a nice dinner with IheartBerlin and Qozy! Last weekend we were invited by IheartBerlin to celebrate their 7th Birthday at the Iheartberlin HQ with a nice dinner served by Qozy branded under the name Seven Suppers. From September 28th til October 7th IheartBerlin prepared 7 different food events for their fans, readers and friends. Happily we got an invitation for the delicious vegan dinner.
What glorious weather in Berlin at the moment! Summer’s been back for a few days, so we thought we’d grab the chance to have a wander down East Side Gallery, check out the special works of the 148 international artists on display and visit the selfie box of Microsoft introducing the new Nokia Lumia 735. We were lucky enough to have a chat to one of the artists and also the press officer of East Side Gallery e.V. He took the time to get us fully clued-up on the fascinating history of the Berlin Wall.
The Art Village is expanding and taking over ARENA PARK for Berlin Festival 2014. After the Art Village’s great success last year, this year will see even more art and installations, covering the entire festival site. Once again this year you have the chance to present and have your work displayed next to established artists at the Art Village. The winners of the Young Talents Open Call will be able to paint, spray or tape on three large canvases to be viewed by all festival goers. The winners will also be featured on the Berlin Festival website and be given a free festival ticket for friends or family.
This Monday we’ve got a very special opportunity for ya! Up until the 31st of July 2014, creatives from all over the world have the chance to show off their skills and apply for the Blooom Award at www.blooomaward.com. After the application period, a five-member jury will select the ten best works among all submitted applications. Last year 1,125 creatives from 55 countries applied for the BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER, which has committed to active fostering of artistic talents.
Football season is hotter than summer this year in Berlin, hot on the heels of tonights match, we have our very own link closer to the action. Matthias Schade, previously featured on Artconnect Berlin‘s blog, is currently in Brazil, seeking out a little more than football fever. He talks with Artconnect Berlin to shares a taste of the streets of Rio de Janeiro admits the World Cup madness. Read more about the Brazil Project!
We know how hard it is to find a nice and inexpensive place to work in Berlin, so we’ve decided to open up our space to creative people who’d like to come co-work with us. The Artconnect Berlin HQ stands on Berlin’s upcoming Hermannstraße, close to Tempelhof and Hasenheide for a sunny break. Just a few steps to U8 Boddinstraße, the mix of culture and the selection of cafes, bars, and restaurants is unbeatable.
Are you looking to improve your skills and haven’t found the perfect course to do so? Well, Artconnect Berlin has found one that will show you all the ins and outs of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, WordPress and Final Cut Pro 7. Scroll down and see the schedule for this May – don’t wait long as these workshops fill up quickly!
This week we highly recommend taking the chance to visit Stephane Leonard‘s show “Neid fressen Seele auf”. On display at okazi gallery are large scale canvases and smaller works on paper. Drawings and plain colour paintings, acrylics applied with brush or spray techniques, oil, chalk and pencil are covering each other, sliding into and over one another. The title is a free translation of the saying „The grass is always greener on the other side“. Leonard refers to the inner conflict that you can never be where you actually want to or should be at a certain point.