QFFM 3. Queer Film Festival München

QFFM 3. Queer Film Festival München

We are lucky to live in a more and more open-minded world, but there is still a lot of work to do to completely changes the mindset of every person in the world and accept that love is love and freedom is freedom no matter what. The LGBT and the queer community doesn’t hide anymore and raises its voices to claim its right to live their sexuality as they want, and with they want. The QFFM Queer Film Festival München is a way to visualize this diversity with different stories about…

Afrikanische Filmtage 2018

Afrikanische Filmtage 2018

If last week we talked about the Chinesisches Filmfest, this week is the turn of the Afrikanische Filmtage. The globalization is not only about having the same shops in the city center of every city around the world, but it can be also a good thing if we talk in terms of art. Nowadays we can watch films from every corner of the planet thanks to festivals like these, that other way will not arrive at our countries. In its 8 edition, the Afrikanische Filmtage take the title “Extended” with…

Apocalypse and other crazy things

Apocalypse and other crazy things

                                  Torsten Mühlbach is a kind of art rebel. He wants to shake, tease, provoke and excite with his art. In the form of material images, drawings, collages, as well as sculptures and installations, he places his works of art as a reflection of the contemporary world relationships. He is influenced by a mixture of comic, pop, science-fiction and trash culture as well as art history, media and politics that surrounds him. The exhibition Apocalypse And Other Crazy Things is about…

6. Chinesisches Filmfest München

6. Chinesisches Filmfest München

China meets Bavaria in the 6th edition of the Chinesisches Filmfest with a varied program with current films, documentaries, classics, and lectures. The festival works as a meeting point for intercultural dialogue and also as a way to see different facets of contemporary Chinese society with the point of view of filmmakers and other people in the film industry. Among other interesting and exciting films, we can watch on the 2nd of October, the silent movie from 1932 Struggling, with live music composed by the Beijing-born musician Deng Xiaomei, especially for the Munich performance….

Top Concerts in August

Top Concerts in August

Most of you probably will go on holidays during the month of August, but for those who are staying in the city, we have some concerts to recommend: Until Sunday 5th: Free & Easy Festival (Backstage). A festival with free entry with different music genres, from punk, rock, metal, to reggae and alternative music. Friday 3th: Wolf & Moon (Backstage). Indie electro-folk duo whose concerts are full of energy. And the best of all, the concert forms part of the Free & Easy Festival and it’s for free. Thursday 9th: Joan As…

Film: Filmkunst Wochen

Film: Filmkunst Wochen

The different art forms have a lot in common. Music is influenced by cinema and vice-versa, fashion is influenced by paintings, and fine arts have a close relationship with films. Everything is mixed but not stirred and the boundaries are difficult to see when we talk about beauty in any of its forms. The Filmkunst Wochen is a film festival with an extense program shown in different and special cinemas across the city from 25th July to 15th August. If you missed some of the films shown at the Filmfest now you have…

Film festival: DOK.fest 2018

Film festival: DOK.fest 2018

The best documentary film festival is here again. The DOK.fest is taking place again in Munich with some of the most captivating stories of our time. For example, the opening film Over the Limit, about the life of a young rhythmic gymnast. The section All Big Cinema will be hosted at the Deutsches Theater with the most awarded documentaries of the festival. One of the highlights of this edition is the section DOK.female, with seven films about women, challenges, roles models and power relations like Ouaga Girls about young car mechanics in…

Exhibition: Magic Colors

Exhibition: Magic Colors

What have in common the artists Roman Klonek, Fabian Freese and Jessus Hernandez? Apart from the use of bright colors, they use the “hard edge”, a type of painting in which, abrupt transitions are found between color areas that are often of one unvarying color. By setting two-dimensional color areas next two each other, an imaginary room is created and becomes accessible to the spectator. However, their ideas and artistic approaches are different. The Heitsch Gallery presents the work of these three artists in a collective exhibition called Magic Colors. Roman Klonek…

Exhibition: The Concept of Lines. Richard Avedon, George Hoyningen-Huene and Irving Penn

Exhibition: The Concept of Lines. Richard Avedon, George Hoyningen-Huene and Irving Penn

                              What have Richard Avedon, George Hoyningen-Huene, and Irving Penn in common? Apart from being photographers, they share the use of the line in their pictures, each with their particular perspective. The Concept of Lines is an exhibition where we can see the work of these three prominent photographers who worked for Vogue and other famous magazines like Harper’s Bazaar. Curated by Dr. Sabine Schnakenberg, also curatress of the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, the…

Exhibition: Blind Faith

Exhibition: 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,…