Sour beer tastings, fish smoking, butter churning — whatever food fad you’re into at the moment, you’ll find a community and a DIY outlet for it this weekend at Stadt Land Food, hosted by Markthalle Neun together with the who’s who of the Berlin food scene. Guided by the slogan “Good Food for All” and focusing on the connection between ethical farming and ethical food, this year’s edition of the festival, on this weekend, will see the beloved market hall spill out onto Lausitzer Platz and beyond with street food from local vendors, and a special edition farmer’s market featuring 150 producers from around Europe — from Sicilian almonds to Portuguese sardines. And then there are the talks, demonstrations and workshops. Ever wanted to learn how to make your own cheese, honey or pickled vegetables? Or improve your tasting notes when sampling coffee or Pet Nat? Come hungry — you’ll be leaving anything but. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Markthalle Neun)
When two Berlin-based purveyors of understated style join forces, you know your looks are in good hands for the upcoming season. Starting FW18 strong are Yun, a minimalist glasses brand with South Korean roots (who can sort you out with a pair of prescription glasses in 20 minutes!) and one of Berlin’s most talented fashion designers, Hien Le. Adopting a truly collaborative spirit, Hien Le led the creative direction of Yun’s FW18 collection. Entitled “Hana”, it embodies contemporary Asian aesthetics with a Berlin attitude. In addition, Hien Le’s FW18 collection will be available for purchase at a two-day pop up at Yun’s store (4.-6.10.2018). Get in early for the launch event tonight (4.10.) at 19h — accompanying elevated adornment options for face and body will be tunes by DJ Robbie Russell, plus refreshing drinks — and to top it all off, 20 % off on every pair or piece in both FW18 collections. You know where to find us this evening! (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Christoph Schaller)
Yun FW18 “Hana” Collection Drop & Hien Le Pop-Up Launch4.10.2018, 19-22h. Hien Le Pop-Up runs 4.-6.10.2018.
New fall season, new art season. We hope you have your favorite sneakers, gallery hopping gang and recovery supplies at the ready, because this year’s Berlin Art Week is a hot and plentiful one. As well as the city’s major fair for modern and contemporary art, Art Berlin at Flughafen Tempelhof, and the second edition of Räume, a diverse group show set in an abandoned iron foundry in Reinickendorf, we’re particularly excited about two sets of exhibitions in particular. Today (27.9.2018) video works are where it’s at: start at Julia Stoschek Collection for KW Institute for Contemporary Art’s new artistic collaboration series, which presents two intriguing works: Beatrice Gibson’s “I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead” and Jamie Crew’s “Pastoral Drama” (19h). Then make your way to Hamburger Bahnhof to experience Agnieszka Polska’s “The Demon’s Brain“, which won the prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017 (20h). On Saturday (29.9.2018) head to KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst for the opening of “Routinised Absurdity”, a group photography show featuring striking works by ascendant artists like Brooke DiDonato and Ben Zank. Then go north to Gropius Bau, where revered South Korean artist Lee Bul’s first solo show in Germany, “Crash“, will offer an enthralling multi-sensory experience laden with sensuality, humor, and futuristic visions. In case all this leaves you craving more, check out this year’s tours guided by the curators of select project spaces. Themes include “Books and Beer” (29.9.2018, 15-17.30h) and “Fake Fur and Cake” (30.9.2018, 14-16.30h) Ready for it? See you en route! (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Artworks & Photos (clockwise): James Bridle, Lee Bul, Luke Marshall Johnson, Agnieszka Polska)
Berlin Art Week 2018, 26.9-30.9.18, various locations & dates
Got plans for next Monday evening (24.9.2018) yet? How about being wined and dined by two experts in their respective fields? You may be familiar with Viniculture as a longstanding purveyor of exceptional wines to restaurants, bars and events across the city. Now Holger Schwarz, the powerhouse behind the company, is launching his own pop-up dinner series — starting strong in partnership with ascendant young chef Vadim Otto Ursus. Having worked at the crème de la crème of restaurants around the world — from Noma in Mexico to Maaemo in Oslo and Koks on the Faroe Islands — Otto Ursus’ fermentation-focussed creations bridge the gap between food and art. Currently, he is developing an experimental kitchen at the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve, just north of Berlin — and your chance to experience his culinary magic arises on Monday 24.9.2018 from 19h at Wagner Bistro. Five courses, paired with five wines from Viniculture, plus an aperitif and water, will be presented over the course of the evening. We can’t think of a stronger start to the week. Secure your ticket here and scroll through Otto Ursus’ Instagram to get your mouth watering. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos (clockwise): Luke Marshall Johnson, Vadim Otto Ursus)
We’ve got your ticket to one of the many exclusive events on during Berlin Art Week — this one unlocks the door to the Platinum Space by American Express, a cultural pop-up hub dedicated to creative exchange, experiments, and “Platinum Xperiences” for the duration of September. Coming up on 27.9.2018 is a multisensory art performance which will see artist and chocolatier Kristiane Kegelmann present her series “Natürlich Künstlich” (“Naturally Artificial”) to the backdrop of a sound- and light installation by Oliver Dignal. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in, and taste, the artworks. The evening will be moderated by our own very Sven Hausherr. Email us for the chance to be there too. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos (clockwise): American Express, Kristiane Kegelmann)