Tag Archives: CULTURE IN BERLIN

08.10.2015
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The “Bottecelli” Exhibition seen through new eyes in Berlin

The Bottecelli exhibition recently opened at the Berlin “Gemaeldegalerie” which is located close to the Potsdamerplatz.This museum often is forgotten due to Berlin having so many other artistic venues,however this exhibit in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert museum is a pure artistic delight.

The exhibit is themed after the world renowned painting of Venus from Bottecelli. What makes this exhibition  unique is that the exhibition is based on the theme of the Venus painting however the exhibition takes us beyond just the renaissance era but art spanning several centuries.Here the museum presents various artist who have used the theme of Venus as an artistic motive.The show presents various artists over the centuries that included designs from the designers Dolce &Gabana, photos from Pierre & Gilles and paintings from the Pre Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.The exhibition presents to the viewer how a subject matter over a large period has continuously influenced artist for centuries.The exhibition is informative,and entertaining.

The Bottecelli exhibit is one of those delightful and still informative exhibitions that inspire and make

one smile and yes this show is worth a visit.

Love Sean

Address

Stauffenbergstraße 40
10785 Berlin
zum Stadtplan

Phone
Phone: 030 2 66 29 51

Open
Opening Hours: Mon closed. Tue, Wed,
Fri 10-18, Thu 10-20, Sat+Sun 11-18

Website
Internet: www.smb.museum/gg

City Train
S/U Bahn Potsdamerplatz

23.09.2015
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“The Piano Salon Christphori”A Concert space par excellence in Berlin’s Wedding District

I was told about this studio ,concert hall in the very gritty .multi cultural district of Wedding .

It took me a while ,however now that I have found this place it will remain a must do when in Berlin. Regardless of whether Jazz or Classical music this refurbished former warehouse /garage has become a place that is a must when in Berlin.On this evening the concert was from the pianist Michael Abramovich performing Fredric Chopin .

The performance from this young artist was not only good and intense ,however the atmosphere of this concert hall makes a musical performance all the more special.The fee is by donation meaning you give what you can on this evening due to the wonderful concert and due to the fact that this concept is self financed ,I felt t compelled that I must help conserve young inspiring artists and concepts such as this.The atmosphere very quirky with a mix of old furniture,paintings,and old instruments. The Concert hall also has a small make shift bar which is also conducive to the artistic atmosphere.The crowd a good mix of old and young,hip and traditional ,it is a venue that welcomes all which makes this place even more special..The Piano Salon Christophori is a place that I must say when in Berlin!it is a must go and be musically enthralled.

Concerts are not performed every day so check out their website for performances.

Love Sean

Address
Piano Salon Christophori, Uferhallen, Uferstr.8, 13357 Berlin

Phone
Fon 0176 - 3900 7753

Website
www.konzertfluegel.com

City Train
U bahn Nauenerplatz

15.08.2015
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“Young Euro Classic”The Classical Music Festival with a hipster edge !

Every year in Berlin ,the city comes alive with young Musicians from across Europe to Perform at the Konzert Haus at the Gendarmenmarkt.This year one will hear music from some of the best young orchestras with musicians aging from 14-24 ,performing pieces from Beethoven to Tschaikowski.

I had the opportunity to Young Portuguese Ochestra directed by Pedro Carniero.An evening that had me breathless at the precision and wonderful musical talent of this young orchestra.

When in Berlin until the 23 of August one should visit this  classical music series,and one thinks there are not many young classical music enthusiasts,here you realize classical music will live forever through the passion of the youth.

P.S. Tickets are pretty inexpensive so go and support this Festival you wont regret it!!

Love Sean

Address
Gendarmenmarkt
10117 Berlin

Phone
030 8410 8909 Ticket hotline

Open
Mon-Sat 12-19 PM ,Sun 12 - 16 PM

Website
www.young-euro-classic.de

City Train
U Bahn Stadtmitte

20.07.2015
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“Dior and I”The Film

There are times when you hear about a film or play or some other cultrural event and one thinks to themselves,I have to attend that particular venue.Well when I heard about the Film Dior and I which  follows the New Christian Dior  Creative Director Raf Simmons,I knew I had to see this film.One hears about a film and everyones a critic.I do believe that this film is for any Fashion ,Lifestyle enthusiasts.It follows the designer with his first Haute Couture show and introduces one to the behind the scenes and what it takes to create such a creative endeavor.The film is full of humor,poetic moments,and glamour. It takes one literally into a worlds where fashion and style reigns.The film is a must for any design enthusiast. Raf Simmons and Dior what a combination ,that i think works so well!!

P.S. The film is being shown in several theaters in Berlin check it out at Cinema Paris !!Where else

Love Sean

Phone
Telefon:030 8813119

Open
Kurfürstendamm 211, 10719 Berlin

Website
www.cinema-paris.de

City Train
U bahn Uhlandstrasse

10.06.2015
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C/O Berlin The Photography Museum in Berlin” A Creative Force”

This Museum / Gallery dedicated to Photography has been in Berlin for the past few years, but after having to relocate from Berlin’s Mitte district to Charlottenburg one was not sure if the museum would retain its cache’ well now residing in the Amerika Haus complex,which was in the past a cultural center dedicated to American History .C/O   took over the complex and refurbished this 60′s complex into a modern and progressive museum celebrating Photography.Currently they are presenting two exhibitions that touches one  both emotionally ,and creatively.The museum presently is showing to exhibitions which include work  from Sebatiano Salgado entitled Genesis and the second exhibit Distance and Desire with photos from both European and African  Photographers who depict various periods and styles that portray the different facets of the African people which included work from the talented photographer Seydou Keita.In the galleries main exhibition rooms were the photos of Genesis show, which presented photography that are both moving and breathtaking.The show includes landscape photos that cover diverse continents,wild animals and indigenous people   that range from Siberia to Brazil and beyond.The works are  moving and lend to the exhibition making a strong statement.This exhibit brings to ones attention the importance of both  nature and the  indigenous communities on our planet. I was delighted to  be at the  Museums new location and even more delighted to be  both creatively and intellectually inspired. I had a tea in their cafe,bought a few things in the book store and headed home and happy that i went to C/O Berlin a creative force in this city.

Love Sean

Address
Hardenbergstrasse 22-24 10623 Berlin

Phone
030 284 44 160

Open
Daily 11:00-20:00

Website
www.co-berlin.org

City Train
S Bahn U Bahn Zoo