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SOYDIVISION WEEKLY CUISINE AND CULTURE — FROM KREUZBERG TO KUPANG, BERLIN TO BORNEO

SOYDIVISION WEEKLY CUISINE AND CULTURE — FROM KREUZBERG TO KUPANG, BERLIN TO BORNEO

Ready for a taste-based journey across the Indonesian archipelago? Let art and culinary collective Soydivision take you there. We have previously featured their Soy&Synth series of pop-up dinner-concerts, and since the lockdown the team – assembled by Bandung-born Ariel William Orah – have taken their food-art mashup online, with a weekly takeaway dinner series, web mag Soy&Zine and an online edition of Soy&Synth streaming this Saturday (30.05.2020) from 19h. Food wise, each week explores a different region of Indonesia, with a menu featuring two Nasi Campur options (white rice with a selection of side dishes) including a vegan choice. From tempeh in Manado spices (bruised lemongrass, lemon basil) to steamed tofu, smoked jackfruit and Karadok (West Java vegetable salad with peanut sauce), this is takeaway food with a lot of surprises. If you just want to sample the Indonesian basics, you can also order à la carte classics including beef rendang and homemade Sambal with stinky beans. For sounds and visuals to match the flavors, check out Soydivision’s YouTube channel, and for the latest menu and upcoming events see Instagram. This is a long-haul voyage we can get into. (Text: Scarlett Peeters / Photos: Dico Baskoro)

Soydivision – weekly dinner takeaways and cultural program
Nasi Campur Takeaway Session: Wed–Fri 18–21h at Sari Sari
Lichtenrader Str.49, 12049 Berlin–Neukölln; map
Weekend Special Takeaway: pickup on Saturday from points across town and from Sari Sari on Sunday (check the website for times and locations)
Soy&Synth streaming & takeaway night, Sat 30.05.2020 from 19h.
Preorder your food online (walk-ins also welcome)
@soydivision.berlin

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POST-QUARANTINE ART AND CULTURE PICKS FROM ACROSS TOWN

POST-QUARANTINE ART AND CULTURE PICKS FROM ACROSS TOWN

It seems hard to believe, but after weeks of social distancing we are finally allowed to visit our favorite cultural institutions once again. And though we might be a little hesitant to enter these public spaces, we naturally still want to support the city’s arts scene. To get us back into the rhythm, here are our tips for post-quarantine culture. While the Berliner Festspiele stages remain dark until at least 31.05.2020, the doors of the Gropius Bau have already reopened, where Lee Mingwei’s solo exhibition “禮 Li, Gifts and Rituals” can be seen until 12.07. As the name suggests, the Taiwanese artist’s performances and installations deal with the ritual and practice of giving. Over at KW Institute of Contemporary Art starting from 30.05 is a long-awaited full retrospective from Emirati conceptual artist Hassan Sharif, who approaches the Emirate of Sharjah in drawings, paintings, assemblages, installations and performances. At Haus am Waldsee, meanwhile, things are getting surreal with “Image Ballet” from painter Bernhard Martin, who gathers images from social media and incorporates them into apocalyptic scenarios. On the museum portal of the Kulturprojekte Berlin website you can see in detail which institutions are already open and which will follow soon. More than enough culture to catch up on, then! (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Art & Photos: Bernhard Martin, Image Ballett Installation 4, Roman März & Hassan Sharif, Dictionary, 2015; Dictionary, 1981; Installationsansicht der Ausstellung I Am The Single Work Artist in den KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2020, Courtesy Sharjah Art Foundation Collection; Frank Sperling & Lee Mingwei, Guernica in Sand, Taipei Fine Arts Museum)

Gropius Bau, Niederkirchnerstr.7, 10963 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Exhibition: Lee Mingwei: 禮 Li, Gifts and Rituals, until 12.07.2020
Wed–Mon 10–19h, it is recommended that you book tickets in advance online.
@gropiusbau

KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Auguststr.69, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map
Retrospective: Hassan Sharif, until 19.07.2020
From 30.05 Wed–Mon 11–19h
@kwinstitutefcontemporaryart

Haus am Waldsee, Argentinische Allee 30, 14163 Berlin–Zehlendorf; map
Exhibition: Bernhard Martin: Image Ballet, until 05.07.2020
Tue–Sun 11–18h
@hausamwaldsee

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ACQUIRE ART AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL SCENE — WESERHALLE ONLINE ART AUCTION

ACQUIRE ART AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL SCENE — WESERHALLE ONLINE ART AUCTION

The relationship you have with the artworks in your own house is the most intimate – and rewarding – imaginable. Yet when it comes to buying, art auctions can seem like distant, exclusive affairs for non-collectors. The Weserhalle Online Art Auction starting this week is just the opposite, providing an open platform for local art that you don’t need a fortune to buy. The Neukölln gallery has curated a selection of works by 32 Berlin-based artists from 26 countries for the bidding, with a proportion of each sale going to the Weserhalle to help fund its program of art, discourse and culture. The selection – which can be viewed online and in person – includes works by Arthur LaidlawJohanna DumetRoberto Rivadeneira and Ivana de Vivanco. And with all bidding taking place online, you won’t have to leave the comfort of you home to take part. Check out the selection online and get ready to bid – no pre-registration required – and support the city’s artists in the process. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Dagmar Schürrer, Nils Köpfer, Susann Zielinski)

Weserhalle Online Art Auction
Online bidding: 15–22.05.2020
To arrange a private viewing, book a slot on the website.
@weserhalle

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SHARING SOLITARY LIVES — THE VACUUM CLEANER AT VIRTUAL THEATERTREFFEN

SHARING SOLITARY LIVES — THE VACUUM CLEANER AT VIRTUAL THEATERTREFFEN

Played by Julia Windischbauer, Deme is the main character in the The Vacuum Cleaner, the latest play by Japanese author and director Toshiki Okada, streaming online from Friday (08.05.2020) as part of this year’s Virtual Theatertreffen. Beyond going onto her balcony to tend to the laundry, Deme never leaves her house, much like her housemate Homare, who at 40 still lives with her father and never works or goes out. Homare is a hermit, what is known in Japan as Hikikomori. And Deme is her vacuum cleaner. More than a mere appliance, Deme drowns out anger and screams, acting as a therapist and ally. Tripping and dancing across the stage in one of Tutia Schaad’s enchanting costumes, Windischbauer credibly inhabits and breathes life into her appliance character, keeping the household together and connecting residents who have nothing more to say to each other. This play views withdrawal as a reaction to the pressure to perform, and in doing so critiques capitalism. The loneliness that this withdrawal brings lies – despite Windischbauer’s wonderful slapstick – like a thick layer of dust on the stage. (Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Julian Baumann)

The Vacuum Cleaner by Toshiki Okada, translated from Japanese by Andreas Regelsberger, premiered at the Münchner Kammerspiele and screened as part of Virtual Theatertreffen.
The stream is available online from 08.05.2020, 20h to 09.05.2020, 19h59 free of charge, donations welcome.
Interview with the director and the cast: 08.05.2020, 21h55
@berlinerfestspiele
@muenchner_kammerspiele

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WINDOW FLICKS: BIG SCREEN MOVIES FROM YOUR BALCONY

WINDOW FLICKS: BIG SCREEN MOVIES FROM YOUR BALCONY

While online movie streams have been a savior for many these past few months, we still miss the communal experience of going to the cinema. Window Flicks, a new initiative that lets you and your neighbors watch a film right from your windows and balconies, is bringing that shared feeling back, and helping local cinemas in the process. Got a free wall visible from your building? To transform it into a giant projection screen, all you need to do is send your address, contact information and a photo of the wall and Window Flicks will take care of everything, from the projector right down to the popcorn, and they’ll help you spread the word with flyers for your neighbors too. The selection of subtitled films (audio coming soon) has something for everyone, with animated biopic “Loving Vincent” and family favorite “Shaun the Sheep” part of the lineup. Screenings can be arranged free of charge, with donations to the Fortsetzung Folgt campaign welcome. Time to gather your neighbors for some cozy open-air viewing. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Alex Klug)

Window Flicks: Check out the website for the requirements and send an email to arrange your own screening.
@windowflicks

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