The only drawback to our favorite German dishes is that they’re generally not made to share: cue food envy and heavy bellies. Until now, that is. A sultry new restaurant on Torstraße is changing the contemporary German cuisine game, one bite a time. At Peter Paul, traditional German dishes are served in miniature, making for a varied, light and sociable eating experience. A considered menu caters well for vegetarians, though it was the Rinderroulade with bacon and the Matjes with homemade dressing and potato chips that lingered on our minds. The accompanying wine list showcases the best of German vintner culture — try the “Deep Blue” Blanc de Noir from Tesch. In the coming months, when the restaurant spills open onto the footpath, the restaurant’s location on Rosenthaler Platz makes it the perfect people-watching hotspot, adding another level of cachet to this already alluring establishment. Gather the German cuisine skeptics in your life and prepare for their conversion. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Sven Hausherr)
Now that I have lived in Charlottenburg for many years, and I’ve been able to see how this part of the city has positively changed, it’s been a nice surprise to stroll through the streets and stumble upon art galleries and studios like Object40 on Schulüterstraße — which specializes in displaying art from artists of the former DDR, Karl-Heinz Adler or Friedrich Kracht just to name a few. I appreciate that they are providing a platform here to showcase their impressive art.
Another very personal recommendation I have for this weekend, are the exhibition of photographs by Ariane Hosemann. What unites her artworks is their distinct characteristics, and her value of this position, but also her individual, habitual search for congruity — which she questions consistently with her work. Her impressive series “Feuer” (“Fire”) is on display from tomorrow night (21.4.2017) at the new M+ Projekt artspace. (Text: Kostas Murkudis / Photos: Ariane Hoseman (L), c/o Object40 (M, R))
For over a year Nomads Apt. has been Berlin’s go-to unique boutique concept for just about everything you could imagine — from a weekend staycation to an amped up work party and even creative photo and video shoots. In May 2017, they’re expanding their brand with three new, whimsical apartment spaces and an exposed concrete art gallery. Themed, yet open for interpretation and play, Each new apartment has its own name — “Sober”, “Pretty”, and “Flow” — and is decked out with high-end furnishings and one-of-a-kind playful pieces to reflect their particular fantasy worlds. Take Sober’s dance floor that seamlessly transitions into a bed for example, the tiny door à la Alice in Wonderland, or Pretty’s lavish costumes and wigs that are just begging to be played with. Bursting with surprise and delight, paired with extremely detail-oriented and personal service, Sober, Pretty, and Flow are inspiring spaces to keep in mind when planning your next exceptional experience. To celebrate these new work, stay and play environments, check out their gallery opening of artist Lennart Grau‘s powerful paintings and Axel Anklam‘s incredible “Boreaden” exhibition on 29.4.17, from 16-19h. (Text & Photos: Devan Grimsrud)
Nomads Apt., Brunnenstr.49 – entrance Bernauer Str. 25, 10115 Berlin-Mitte; map
Public gallery viewing 29.4.17, 16-19h Nomads on Instagram
From an offbeat shoot in the French countryside with Kim and Kanye to celebrity-studded ad campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Juergen Teller’s polarizing photographs have made him one of the most popular photographers of our time, giving him mass appeal, even if against his will. Teller’s distinct works appear deceptively elementary, with raw composition and an oft-overexposed quality. His incomparable style leads to photographs of individuals that are as unexpected as they are visceral, and from today (20.4.17), you can immerse yourself in his aesthetic at a new exhibition, “Enjoy Your Life!” at Martin-Gropius-Bau. On show is a collection of 250 his recent works that truly epitomize his singular point of view. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: Juergen Teller c/o Bundeskunsthalle)
The M+ Projekt artspace has been providing the denizens of Munich with a thought-provoking series of humanistic-focused exhibitions since 2015, offering artists from around the world the opportunity to enter a dialogue with the city. Now the project is gracing Berlin with its point of view for 3 months. The temporary program kicks off next Wednesday (26.04.17) with the opening of Luigi Presicce’s exhibition “Nostalgia del Futuro”, which sees the Italian artist go against the grain of the current scene’s future focus to re-embrace his country’s rich and varied classical art heritage. Paintings imbued with symbolism are presented in amongst mystic sculptures cast in bronze and finished in white talc. Don’t miss your chance to see this expressive artist bring the classical into the contemporary, gaze turned towards the divine. A portion of the funds raised from works sold will go towards Christoph Schlingensief’s charity organization Operndorf Afrika. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: c/o Brigitta Horvat)