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VULNERABLE RESISTANCE — HANNAH HALLERMANN’S EXHIBITION “INFORMATION” AT HOTO BERLIN

VULNERABLE RESISTANCE — HANNAH HALLERMANN’S EXHIBITION “INFORMATION” AT HOTO BERLIN

As May approaches, Berlin’s vibrant art scene prepares to burst at the seams with creativity. It’s an opportune moment to visit one of the city’s most captivating off-locations. On 26.04.2024, “Information,” a solo exhibition by artist Hannah Hallermann, debuts at HOTO Berlin. Set in the gallery’s intimate courtyard space, Hallermann’s exhibition transcends traditional boundaries of expression, inviting visitors to navigate labyrinthine corridors of perception within a digitized, hyper-connected world. The sensation of being inundated with facts, opinions and falsehoods quickly overwhelms the viewer. Amidst this cognitive cacophony, Hallermann’s work emerges as a beacon of introspection, prompting profound questions about the nature of attention and consciousness in the modern age.

At the heart of the exhibition lies the “Blinkers” series, where Hallermann reimagines the humble concept of peripheral vision shields, originally designed for horses, transforming them into enigmatic sculptures. Hallermann encourages viewers to contemplate the delicate art of selective focus. Does the act of shielding oneself from external stimuli enhance or diminish overall awareness? Hallermann’s work thrives on ambiguity, sparking contemplation and discourse.

Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: Bastian Gehbauer

HOTO, Bergmannstr.109, 10961 Berlin–Kreuzberg, map
Hannah Hallermann “Information” 27.04.–14.06.2024. Opening 26.04. from 18h

@hoto_gallery
@hannah_hallermann

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BODIES AND CLAWS: BÄRENZWINGER INVITES YOU TO A PERFORMANCE NIGHT

BODIES AND CLAWS: BÄRENZWINGER INVITES YOU TO A PERFORMANCE NIGHT

What does wilderness mean? The performance company Wild Access is ever-exploring how we react to familiar and unfamiliar environments. Since 2021, they’ve been transforming parks, sports fields and former industrial areas into their stage. With interactive choreographies that combine light and sound, they inspire their audience to perceive, approach and engage with familiar and peripheral urban spaces in new ways. For three consecutive evenings from Friday (19.04.2024), Bärenzwinger will host the performance series “Clinch”: based on the exhibition venue’s history as a former bear enclosure, the performers create a fictional environment in which the human and animalistic converge — and are in a clinch. The audience can actively participate in the performance (weatherproof clothing is recommended). Following the performance, the artists invite you to a relaxed discussion with drinks to talk about “Clinch”: dance, desire, distance, domestication and, of course, what it means to be wild.

Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Evgenia Chetvertkova, Robert Eckstein

Bärenzwinger, Im Köllnischen Park, Rungestr. 30, 10179 Berlin-Mitte; map

Performance “Clinch” by Wild Access, 19.–21.04.2024 from 21h.

@baerenzwinger.berlin

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SOMETHING NEW FOR YOUR EARS — THE TENTH EDITION OF THE XJAZZ! FESTIVAL

SOMETHING NEW FOR YOUR EARS — THE TENTH EDITION OF THE XJAZZ! FESTIVAL

To celebrate a decade of diverse musical discoveries, the XJAZZ! Festival returns to Kreuzberg from 06.–12.05.2024. Renowned for its innovative curation and eclectic lineup, this year’s edition promises to be a feast for the ears, heart and soul. Founded in 2014 with a rebellious spirit, XJAZZ shatters conventions in the German jazz scene and embraces musical styles from jazz to funk, hip-hop to electronica. With over 60 acts — from international icons like Bill Frisell to local greats like Sanni Est — there’s something for everyone. This year’s program is heavily influenced by US artists such as Lonnie Holley and Keiyaa, as well as up-and-coming stars from Berlin. Beyond the music, XJAZZ fosters collaboration and dialogue, inviting guests to workshops and panel discussions addressing topics such as cultural heritage and the origins of music. Director Sebastian Hecht emphasizes that the festival celebrates not only sound but connection, because music has the power to connect people like nothing else. The festival can be experienced at various locations throughout the city, including the Festsaal Kreuzberg and new additions like Halle 1.

The festival’s merchandise is an insider tip: exclusively designed by Hans Berger, it ensures the memory of extraordinary musical experiences will last long after the catchy tunes have sounded out. And what happens after ten years? The festival plans to continue crossing musical boundaries, redefining jazz, and inspiring audiences from all over the world, whether they’re experienced jazz lovers or newcomers. It promises to be an unforgettable week of discovery, listening and learning. For those unable to attend live in Berlin, the festival will be available online via the radio on the festival website.

Text: Rosa Herbel / Photos: Cheril Sanchez, Bendik Giske & Elisa Maciel

XJAZZ! Festival 06.–12.05.2024. Line-up, tickets & program are available here.

@xjazzberlin

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LOVE BETWEEN COMMUNITIES, BEINGS AND THE PLANET — THE FESTIVAL LOVE IS A VERB IN THE HAU

LOVE BETWEEN COMMUNITIES, BEINGS AND THE PLANET — THE FESTIVAL LOVE IS A VERB IN THE HAU

Viewing love not merely as a static thing, but a mutable action imbued with political power — it’s this that the “Love is a Verb” festival invites you to do. Taking place from April 12th to April 21st, 2024, the multi-layered event will unfold across Berlin’s HAU1 to HAU4, boasting an impressive lineup of artists and thinkers, including Jumoke Adeyanju, Lia Becker, Melanie Bonajo, Ali Chahrour, Ivo Dimchev, Wen Hui, Suzanne Lacy, Twin Shadow, Isabel Lewis, Ligia Lewis, Sarah Vanhee and many more. The initiative behind “Love is a Verb” seeks to transcend conventional notions of love and delve into transformative modes of connection. In an era marked by global crisis, it becomes increasingly evident how vital it is to view love as an active practice that extends beyond romantic relationships, enabling us to navigate contradictions and envision new forms of togetherness.

At the heart of the festival lies the “Vessel of Love,” a space crafted by Sophie Utikal and conceptualized by Diane Esnault and Shaly López. Here, ideas surrounding transformative relationships are shared, debated and celebrated through different mediums, including concerts, performances, lectures and discussions. In addition to artistic productions, the festival offers digital projects and interactive experiences at HAU4. “Love is a Verb” is a space to explore the politics of love and ways to coexist harmoniously. It serves as a poignant reminder that love transcends mere sentiment; it is a dynamic force that empowers us to evolve collectively and shape the world around us.

Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: Jamila Kae, Carl Halal & HAU

HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Stresemannstr.29, 10963 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Love is A Verb 12.–21.04.2024. / HAU1, HAU2, HAU3, HAU4. The whole program & tickets are available here.

@hauberlin

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WHO NEEDS VENICE? YAEL BARTANA’S VIDEO ART AT CAPITAIN PETZEL

WHO NEEDS VENICE? YAEL BARTANA’S VIDEO ART AT CAPITAIN PETZEL

If you can’t make it to the Venice Biennale next week, Capitain Petzel has a little consolation for you. This Saturday, the gallery is hosting a film screening by artist Yael Bartana, who is co-designing the German pavilion this year alongside theater director Ersan Mondtag. Bartana’s trilogy “And Europe Will Be Stunned,” created in Poland between 2007 and 2011, will be will be featured. Born in Israel in 1970, Bartana repeatedly intertwines history and fiction in her films to grapple with questions of ideology. She ironically creates an exaggerated present and conjures imaginary visions of the future. Bartana is particularly fascinated by how fantasies of power mobilize people.

The three films comprising “And Europe Will Be Stunned” also delve into an alternative reality. In the style of a propaganda film, the video work imagines what it would look like if a kibbutz were established in the center of Warsaw. Bartana, in her exploration of her origins, does not sugarcoat anything, nor does she preach. Her films are contradictory in the best sense: Bartana exposes political propaganda from all angles by appropriating oversized images, compelling soundtracks and poetic words. In Venice, we can expect nothing less from her.

Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Stefan Müller / Credit: Capitain Petzel / Film Stills: Yael Bartana

Capitain Petzel, Karl–Marx–Allee 45, 10178 Berlin–Mitte; map
Yael Bartana – Film Screenings: 13.04.2024 17h

@capitainpetzel
@yaelbartana

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