Opening: Blind Faith

Opening: Blind Faith

Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art is the new exhibition at Haus der Kunst. Connecting the concepts of cognitive and visceral, and playing with ideas like religion, faith, veracity and opinion, the exhibition shows the works of 25 artists: Ed Atkins, Kader Attia, Olga Balema, Melanie Bonajo, Mariechen Danz, Cécile B. Evans, Andrea Éva Győri, Benedikt Hipp, Nicholas Hlobo, Marguerite Humeau, KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers), Hanne Lippard, Wangechi Mutu, Otobong Nkanga, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Jon Rafman, Mary Reid Kelley, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Raphael Sbrzesny, Jeremy Shaw, Teresa…

Alvvays

Alvvays

The sweetness of Molly Rankin‘s voice is something that hit your heart and makes you sigh like you were in the Romanticism era. She is the vocalist of the Canadian band Alvvays (yes, with two “v”) that was formed in Toronto in 2011. Molly grew up writing music with her neighbor Kerri MacLellan, the keyboardist of the band. Years after, she met Alec O’Hanley, her actual partner, and guitarist. Then the drummer Phil MacIsaac and bassist Brian Murphy joined the trio to become Alvvays. Since then, they have written songs about love, pain,…

New Forms Of Beauty – Exhibition

New Forms Of Beauty – Exhibition

Functionality is not at odds with good design, quality, and beauty. The artist Stefan Lenhart explores this idea joining forces with other seven artists from Munich, Vienna, and Berlin in the exhibition New Forms Of Beauty. Can be a common object a work of art? Apparently, the answer is yes. iPod Shuffle can be worn as a piece of jewelry or Ingo Maurer’s lamps can be more than light objects. Where is the boundary between art and function? This and other questions are answered in this exhibition, exploring visual art and…

The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water

Love can be strange sometimes. And as they said, love is blind. The Shape Of Water is the Guillermo del Toro‘s new film, about a weird relationship between Elisa, a mute cleaner in a secret government laboratory, and a humanoid-amphibian creature who lives in a tank. Del Toro was inspired by his memories of the film Creature From The Black Lagoon, and at the beginning, he wanted to tell the story from the perspective of the creature, but this idea was rejected by the studio executives, so finally the story…

Fun Fare

Fun Fare

Sunday can be the laziest day of the week. Or, on the contrary, you can practice the principle “Sunday Funday”. The band Fun Fare can help you with that this week. The four members of Fun Fare are from Leipzig and are touring all over the country with their fresh pop melodies that go from krautrock, post-punk to synthpop, creating an interesting mix. Friedrich Günther, Julia Boehme, Joseph Heinze and Jakob Zander are the four minds and bodies behind this experimental band. They had played in the TransCentury Update Festival…

The Speaker: Valerio Tricoli, Werner Dafeldecker, Pan Daijing

The Speaker: Valerio Tricoli, Werner Dafeldecker, Pan Daijing

Our voice can be the most powerful weapon. But what happens if we lose it? This is the premise of the Valerio Tricoli‘s project The Speaker. The Italian artist and composer combine sound and performance in an innovative format producing a show that goes beyond any boundaries. The Austrian musician Werner Dafeldecker and the Chinese singer and performer Pan Daijing complete the team of this spectacle, developing a complex composition of vocals, electronic sounds, string instruments, field recordings and a construction of movable loudspeakers, creating a narrative about language and meaning between…

Creativmesse

Creativmesse

Hey DIY lovers! You are going to adore the plan we recommend for this weekend! If you are a fanatic of Youtube tutorials about knit your our jumper, make your own cosmetics or create a lamp with recycled materials, for example, this is the place to be. Creativmesse is a fair about all you can do by yourself with imagination and creativity and different materials. This is Bavaria’s largest creative fair of do-it-yourself philosophy with more than 120 exhibitors that present their products and techniques. No matter if you are a…

Fever Ray

Fever Ray

When I grow up I want to be like Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson. This is the real name behind the music of Fever Ray. Karin is not a human being, is something more. Her voice combines shrill and deep tones in an extraordinary way using multitracked vocals and creating an unusual atmosphere, and apart from her music and creativity, she has an amazing personality. Her last album after 8 years of silence as Fever Ray (she is a half of the band The Knife, as you may know) is called Plunge,…

Exhibition: Der Komfort-Kuppel-Complex

Exhibition: Der Komfort-Kuppel-Complex

How many times we had heard the expression “get out of your comfort zone”? Lately probably hundreds of times. We are experiencing times of changes and we should adapt our lives to them. The exhibition Der Komfort-Kuppel-Complex (The Comfort Dome Complex), curated by Swantje Grundler and Thomas Mayfried explore the concept of a dome where the winners of globalization act, exposed by philosopher Slavoj Žižek who followed an idea of his colleague Peter Sloterdijk. Both of them talk about comfort in crystal palaces or safe structures, in a figurative way. The welfare state, the…

Pool Jazz with The Unions at Müllersche Volksbad

Pool Jazz with The Unions at Müllersche Volksbad

Taking a bath in the Müllersche Volksbad pool in Munich is like to be inside of a Wes Anderson movie. Everything is so beautiful, so symmetric, so perfect. This indoor swimming pool has a neo-Baroque Art Noveau structure designed by the architect Carl Hocheder. It was the first public indoor pool in Munich and one of the most expensive in the world at the time it was built. If you have the opportunity, you should go there and relax after a hard-work day. If on top of its awe-inspiring architecture,…