This Friday (13.01.2017), Seek and Cee Cee are celebrating the launch of the fifth edition of Seek Magazine. In an age where emotions are being scrutinized, magnified, and discouraged, Seek takes a closer look at the future of feelings through intimate photography, analytical essays, and revealing interviews. Drink to the new release at the unique location Urban Industrial – a grand loft with stripped-back walls that expose layers of its past as a theater and club. Enjoy good tunes and grab a magazine to go. Learn more about the new magazine, created by Cee Cee, on the all-new seek-magazine.com. We will see you there!
Still on the lookout for the right gift? Join us this Saturday in the MyKilos showroom on Leipziger Strasse for a little Christmas pop-up shopping. Our neighbors at Mykilosare decked out with good design: From wooden bread-storage boxes to power socket-connecting lamps, to glasses and tables, and their new assortment of wooden stools. Our new book, Cee Cee Berlin No.2, will also be available to purchase. Top that with Maike Dietrich’s lush and warming knitwear. Her Berlin-based brand, Maiami, will stock the showroom with a selection of sweaters and accessories. Expect good vibes and great drinks, and the chance to get to know the teams behind the brands. We’ll see you there!
Move over coffee maker: tonight’s house party will have you heading home with more than a little buzz. At a one-off loft space, Heineken is launching The Sub, a home beer dispenser that keeps your favorite brew cooled to two degrees. Unpack your favorite Santa sweaters for the Christmas-themed night, where a terrace complete with fire-side drinks and bites from the barbecue, courtesy of Pacifico Berlin, await. If you can’t make it, catch up with old friends at one of the beer-tasting evenings and ‘after-work get-togethers’ planned throughout December, in which beer sommeliers will introduce – or re-introduce – you to the perfect pint. (Text: Victoria Pease)
The Sub, Friedrichstr.124, 10117 Berlin-Mitte, 19-22h
Pop-up launch with DJ sets by Cher Monsieur & Aroma Pitch: Thu 08.12.2016
Beer tastings with sommelier: 15. & 22.12. 2016, 19-22h
After-work get-togethers: 13.12. & 14.12. / 20.12 & 21.12.2016, 19-21h
The myriad ways in which clothes inspire moods and attitudes, transforming from canvas into costume, is the focus of an ongoing exhibition at Schinkel Pavilion. The costumes on display were created by French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and have been staged by design studio Manuel Raeder. Referred to as “apparitions” of characters from the past and present, they represent fragments of famous figures, such as Scarlett O’Hara, Bob Dylan, and Edgar Allan Poe. To complement the exhibition, fashion and home design brand Bless have set up a “wearaways” wardrobe, in which visitors can try on costumes inspired by the artist’s characters. On Sunday 20 November, alongside trying on wearaways, visitors can have their hair and makeup done to fully transform into an “apparition”. (Text: Victoria Pease / Photo: Studio Manuel Raeder)
The charismatic group of young musicians behind Ensemble Mini orchestra taps one of Hungary’s leading national composers, Béla Bartók, in a world premiere this Thursday and Friday. Made up of award-winning Syrian and Turkish musicians, composers and soloists, Ensemble Mini aims to unify differences, putting the often-marginalized classical genre on the map for a younger audience. Bartók’s belief, that classical composition should go beyond borders, creating a “multicultural hybrid,” resonates with today’s influx of refugees and the idea of “borderless communities.” Inspired by Bartók’s cultural fluidity, the young orchestra revives the composer’s works, bringing contemporary zest to the stage. In this spirit, concerts will be complemented by live DJ-sets of Arab-inspired electro, as well as video installations by Syrian artist Ali Kaaf. (Text: Victoria Pease)