15 YEARS OF THE SCHINKEL PAVILLON — AN EVENING OF LIVE PERFORMANCES AND DJ SETS FROM DISAPPEARING BERLIN
From the 70s concrete colossus that is the Postbank tower to the brutalist Bierpinsel, Disappearing Berlin has always commemorated landmark buildings due to be demolished, converted or deserted. But for its next performance-packed event this Saturday (06.08.2022), the art series will be returning to its home at the Schinkel Pavillon – a building which isn’t going anywhere. It’s a special occasion: 15 years have passed since architect Richard Paulick’s octagonal structure was reopened as a home for contemporary art and performance under the direction of artist-curator Nina Pohl. The birthday is being marked with “Bad Bitches Do Cry”, an all-evening program of music that celebrates Schinkel’s bold, experimental ethos. You are advised to bring a blanket and get comfortable for live “sonic explorations” by Berlin project Baal & Mortimer followed by sounds from interdisciplinary performer Richard Kennedy who will break down audience-stage boundaries alongside Tianna Strickland and Marlee Weinberg.
Artists Asma Maroof and Tapiwa Svosve will also take to the stage for a live performance, followed by bass heavy music from Dmitra and Soraya and a DJ set from Rinse.FM and The Lot Radio regular quest?onmarq. If you haven’t visited the Schinkel Pavillon in the past 15 years, now really is the time – its blend of Prussian classicism and flamboyant Soviet glitz is reason enough to spend an evening within its eight-sided walls.
Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Clara Borrelli, Guarionex Rodriguez Jr. & Dmitra x Soraya
Schinkel Pavillon, Oberwallstr.1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte; map
“Bad Bitches Do Cry”, 06.08.2022 16–0h.