There’s been an enigmatic addition to the Berlin underground scene this year, tucked away into a courtyard cellar at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art. It’s called Bob’s Pogo Bar, though it’s much more than a bar in the classical sense of the word. Bob’s is an installation, salon and theatre stage all at once. Designed by LA-based artist Robert Wilhite as part of the KW’s 2017 artistic program, the bar sees nocturnal animals meet oblique angles and elongated shadows. Opening its doors once a week (usually on a Thursday), Bob’s is taken over by an artist for an evening. The program — compiled by Maurin Dietrich and Cathrin Myer — ranges from sound performances and thematic dinners to short plays and spacial interventions, and is announced seven days in advance on the KW website. This week’s event, which exceptionally takes place on Friday (19.5.17), is a reading of Ishion Hutchinson’s “Trouble on the Road Again”. P.S. KW Friends and KW Lovers get exclusive access to all events taking place at Bob’s. (Text: Ann Richter / Photos (clockwise): Norbert Bayer / Frank Sperling, KW Institute for Contemporary Art)
See program for event details. RSVP required.