To the accompaniment of a spirited piano melody, the red velvet curtains of the Wintergarten Varieté draw back, revealing two musical stars in matching bowler hats, leotards and fishnets. Sarah Bowden, the younger of the two, leads a cabaret-style dance, and if her co-star Helmut Baumann appears slightly out of place alongside her – well, perhaps he simply hasn’t had as much experience with high heels. [READ MORE]
The eurozone is always a controversial topic, and never more so than at the moment, with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meeting with Angela Merkel this week to discuss his country’s finances. And right on time, the KulturRaum Zwingli-Kirche in Friedrichshain is screening Macht ohne Kontrolle – die Troika (Power without scrutiny – the Troika), a documentary investigating the murky actions of the organisations controlling Europe’s purse strings. [READ MORE]
ZERO: an art movement that went global decades before the internet and crossed borders decades before the EU. Founded by Düsseldorf artists Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker in 1958, ZERO’s work focused primarily on light and kinetics and grew into an artistic network which involved groups from as far afield as Latin America. Now, the Martin-Gropius-Bau is partnering with the New York Guggenheim and Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum for the most comprehensive survey of ZERO’s works since the group began. [READ MORE]
Berlin&I is back! From now on, we’ll be published in a larger format and with a circulation of 160,000 copies thanks to our new partner, the Berliner Morgenpost. This Sunday (22 march) will mark Berlin&I’s first appearance as a supplement in the Morgenpost. We’re delighted to meet all our new readers! “The city is distinguished by the infamous and the wild, by the ability to live on the edge and enjoy it there,” our columnist Nikolas Feireiss writes of the city’s characteristic style. Berlin actress Anna Maria Mühe shows you where she feels most at home in Berlin. And top chef Sonja Frühsammer lets slip where she herself likes to eat. Come with us and discover the beautiful, exciting and offbeat sides of Berlin in Spring!
Kreuzberg has long been famous for its weekly street food market at Markthalle Neun, a culinary extravaganza featuring everything from the traditional Imbiss staple of currywurst to Thai tapioca dumplings. This week, two more specialised events will be taking place in the area for those who prefer sweet to savoury, and liquor to both. [READ MORE]
It’s a busy month for the Martin-Gropius-Bau. Over the next ten days, three different major exhibitions will be opening at the museum, all of them with a very international focus. Up first is Dance of the Ancestors – Art from the Sepik of Papua New Guinea, the first exhibition of art from Oceania to be shown at the Martin-Gropius-Bau. Although the focus is on the aesthetic qualities of the masks, decorations and furniture on display, the museum will not be able to avoid ethnographic questions, as the exhibition also functions as an introduction to the peoples living along the Sepik river and their traditions. [READ MORE]