Orlando inspired by Virginia Wolf. An exhibition curated by Tilda Swinton

Orlando inspired by Virginia Wolf. An exhibition curated by Tilda Swinton

The Virginia Wolf‘s novel Orlando tells the story of an aristocrat who has lived through several centuries and one day, he awakes as a woman. The actress Tilda Swinton, who starred the Sally Potter’s film adaptation in 1992, was inspired by this novel and she curated a photographic exhibition about it with works from Zackary Drucker, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Jamal Nxedlana, Walter Pfeiffer, Viviane Sassen at the Aperture Foundation in New York. The artists play with concepts like gender, freedom, history, identity, and ethnicity. Apart from these…

Exhibition: Horror Vacui

Exhibition: Horror Vacui

According to the philosopher Aristotle, “horror vacui” refers to the “fear of emptiness”. However, in terms of art history, the expression “horror vacui” describes an exuberant artistic work, present mainly in the works of art from the Baroque and Rococo periods. But how do we perceive emptiness? The artist Ivan Paskalev had developed a multimedia installation with the paradoxical intention of answering this philosophical question and visualizing this non-visible space. The glazed foyer of the Referats für Arbeit und Wirtschaft (department for work and business) serves him not only as…

double trouble / double grins / is it so with / twins

double trouble / double grins / is it so with / twins

                                                Are twins connected in a special way? Can they fell what their sibling is feeling at the same time? What is like share exactly the same facial features? How do you feel when you can see yourself but in another person? What about individuality? All these questions form part of the fact of being twins and are the starting point for the exhibition double trouble/ double…

Isca Greenield Sanders

Isca Greenield Sanders

Nowadays social networks can offer a costumbrist portrait of different contemporary lives across the globe. Sixty or seventy years ago, when neither Instagram nor Facebook existed, photographies and slides were the media to document the holidays. The amount of snapshot was limited to the reel and you didn’t know what to expect from that until the development of the film was done. Surprises like overexposure or fingers that shouldn’t be there came out. Isca Greenfield Sanders plays with nostalgia and is inspired by anonymous pictures of American leisure culture from the last…

Exhibition: Little Boy’s Luminous Legacies (new, clear, atomic narratives)

Exhibition: Little Boy’s Luminous Legacies (new, clear, atomic narratives)

Atomic technology, nuclear energy, and post-apocalyptic scenarios. The exhibition Little Boys luminous legacies at Lothringer13 Halle present various narrative and explorations of the atomic. The Atomic Age was also accompanied artistically offering different narratives that become visible the invisible. The atom as a measure, as a part of something bigger, and a unit of a total, is the protagonist of this exhibition, that explore propaganda, terrifying stories, and monsters like Godzilla. Curated by Dr. Daniel Bürkner and Jörg Koopmann, the gallery Lothringer13 Halle presents the works of Benten Clay, Michael Danner,…

Munich Creative Business Week

Munich Creative Business Week

From 9 to 17th of March, Munich will be full of design, creativity, and art. The Munich Creative Business Week is not only a huge German design event, but also an opportunity to know about what’s going on in terms of fashion, startups, architecture, street art, and digitalization. Conferences, workshops and network events form part of its extensive programme. Toca Me is one of the events celebrated during this week. One-day journey full of inspiration, covering all fields of analog and digital design, from graphic design, typography and film to…

Mittelpunkt Europa Filmfest

Mittelpunkt Europa Filmfest

The Mittelpunkt Europa Filmfest explores the recent film productions of countries like Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic or Poland. With a weird sense of humor, the politically incorrect film “Lajkó – Cigány az űrben Lajko | Gypsy in Space” by Balázs Lengyel opens the festival. The film “Špina | Filthy” offers a sensitive portrait of a psychiatric patient, “Atak Paniki | Panic Attack” tells the story of a big city’s dwellers… And we will have the opportunity to watch the award-winning debut of Kiev director Marina Stepanska, called “Стрімголов | Falling…

Canceled: The Blaze

Canceled: The Blaze

EDIT: The concert is canceled due to unforeseeable scheduling. More info here. Jonathan and Guillaume Alric are cousins, but also artists. Also known as The Blaze, these two French make music that is as beautiful as the videos they shoot for it. Powered by the heartbeat of dub and refined by melancholic vocals, their music is perfect to chill after a hard day. If you don’t want to miss the opportunity of watching this force of nature live in Munich on 5th of March, continue reading! If you want to…

Exhibition: Christoph Niemann

Exhibition: Christoph Niemann

You can look at the sky and see only clouds, or you can lift your head up and see animals, persons, Gods and all sort of objects. Even by taking a walk on the street you can see pieces that become faces on the subway or trees that say hello. You just need to have some imagination to deconstruct everyday images and create some new. This is what happens to the graphic artist Christoph Niemann. His gaze goes beyond what is established and convert everyday objects in stories adding his…

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…