Cee Cee Creative Newsletter Book Neighborhood Map Lessons
Stadtplan
Information
archive temp
loop temp
FLINK — ORDER YOUR ESSENTIALS AND GET FRESH FOOD IN 10 MINUTES

FLINK — ORDER YOUR ESSENTIALS AND GET FRESH FOOD IN 10 MINUTES

10.30pm, your cupboards are empty and you’ve forgotten it’s Sunday tomorrow? Got a deadline and are lost in your head? Not feeling too good and want some nutrition? Hectic family day ahead? As much of a Berliner as you might be, you can’t resort to Spätis for everything. In this respect, Flink is your superhero. Flink is an online grocery app that takes a delivery time of only 10 minutes to your home. If you want fresh bread from your local bakery, a pastry or a healthy bowl from the cool new place you haven’t tried out yet but keep eyeing up, there’s a good chance you’ll find it on Flink. One of the highlights of this service is that you don’t have a toss-up between health and convenience, thanks to the broad range of fruit and veggies. And: if you’re lacking creative inspiration want to try something new, the service also offers free recipe cards. Suddenly 10.30pm doesn’t seem so late…

Text: Rosie Gilmour / Photos: Sophie Doering

You can get €10 off your Flink order when you spend €20 or more. Just use the code CEECEE10. Valid until 08.10.2021, new customers only.

Flink delivers across Berlin
Mon–Thu 7h30–23h, Fri–Sat 7h30–0h

@flinkgermany

cee_cee_logo
THE COOL AND THE COLD — GROPIUS BAU OPENS ITS DOORS FOR A COLD WAR ART EXHIBITION FROM THE LUDWIG FOUNDATION COLLECTION

THE COOL AND THE COLD — GROPIUS BAU OPENS ITS DOORS FOR A COLD WAR ART EXHIBITION FROM THE LUDWIG FOUNDATION COLLECTION

The biggest art collection you’ve ever seen spans 10,000km but fits into the ground floor of Gropius Bau in Mitte. Confused? We’ll explain: from now until 09.01.2022, six international museums are offering up works from the world’s most iconic artists for a one-of-a-kind exhibition in partnership with the Ludwig Foundation collection. As its title suggests, the collection of art in The Cool and the Cold: Painting in the USA and the USSR 1960–1990 spans three decades of the Cold War and the entire ground floor of Gropius Bau. Rather than curating retrospectively as is typical of historical shows like this, Peter and Irene Ludwig’s collection was actually acquired during the period of time it explores. This enriches the teachings and stories you experience throughout the exhibition.

This Cold War era saw forms of artistic expression develop that dealt with attitudes about politics, social reform, nuclear war and other fears. One question arises continually: are there differences between the ways USA and USSR paintings expressed these feelings and, if so, how are these contrasts presented? Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Natalia Nesterova and Erik Bulatov plus 76 other names feature in the show, which extends to 120 paintings. Crucially, you can understand the artworks within the cultural context of this feverish era. The venue itself, which sits on the site the Berlin Wall and overlooks government buildings and the Topography of Terror, reminds us of the importance of artistic expression during the era and allows us to appreciate contemporary privileges and struggles.

Text: Rosie Gilmour / Credit: Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020; Kunstmuseum Basel, Leihgabe der Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung; Ralph Goings; Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen / Photos: Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler; mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien,& Carl Brunn, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen

Gropius Bau, Niederkirchnerstr.7, 10963 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Wed–Mon, 10–19h

The Cool and the Cold: Painting in the USA and the USSR 1960–1990, until 09.01.2022

You can book tickets online.

@gropiusbau

cee_cee_logo
OUMPH! — VEGAN FOOD BRAND COMES TO BERLIN WITH A POP-UP VEGAN SPÄTI

OUMPH! — VEGAN FOOD BRAND COMES TO BERLIN WITH A POP-UP VEGAN SPÄTI

A quick trip to the Späti to get plant-based burger patties for a midnight snack? This has always been difficult in Berlin, but now there is a remedy for hungry vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians: the Swedish food brand Oumph! has arrived in Germany for a Späti pop-up in Mitte starting 06.09.2021. Here you’ll have the opportunity to stop by and try out the range, which includes free tasters of the Oumph! burger and taco variant as well as discounted Plant Meat products. The vision of the Swedish brand is simple: to create delicious, tasty, purely plant-based foods that help protect the climate. The selection includes six different frozen products – both seasoned and unseasoned – including The Pulled Oumph!, made from soy protein, and the “Oumph! Kebab”. All the versions can be fried, boiled or grilled depending on the dish or your desires, while the soy itself is GM-free and sourced from the Danube region. It’s no surprise that the founder of the brand is chef and activist Anders Ankan Lindén: for him the name “Oumph” reflects an attitude towards life and, above all, delicious food. This is something you just need to try – so let’s Oumph!

Text: Sophie Doering / Photos: Oumph!

Oumph! Pop-up Späti, Torstr.139, 10119 Berlin–Mitte; map
06.–09.10.2021 12–22h

You can sample the Oumph! Burger and Taco variant for free and buy all other products at a discount. 

@eat_oumph

cee_cee_logo
MODERNIST BERLIN AT THE BERLINISCHE GALERIE — THE WORLD AS SEEN BY FERDINAND HODLER

MODERNIST BERLIN AT THE BERLINISCHE GALERIE — THE WORLD AS SEEN BY FERDINAND HODLER

Draped fabrics, arranged bodies, striking faces – and again and again the color green. Ferdinand Hodler’s paintings hover somewhere between Gustav Klimt and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, yet they have their own distinct mood. The Swiss painter’s time in Berlin at the end of the 19th century is the starting point for the exhibition Ferdinand Hodler and Modernist Berlin, which can be seen at the Berlinische Galerie until 17.01.2022. With 50 paintings from Berlin Secession artists including Lovis Corinth, Walter Leistikow, Hans Thoma, Julie Wolfthorn and Hodler himself, the show demonstrates the artist’s key role in Berlin Modernism. Hodler drew strength from nature and man’s role in it, something made clear in the way images of mountain ranges appear in picnic blankets upon which lightly-clad models lie.

Strong brushstrokes portray dancers and young men; form is at the forefront but not so much that it makes the subjects anonymous. No two faces in his paintings are alike, with each telling a different story. Hodler’s depictions of metaphorical worlds were not well received when they first appeared in Berlin: it took numerous annual exhibitions between 1898 and the First World War before he gained a wide audience. This latest show brings a touch of springtime as the first cold weather arrives. Just the thing, then, for a rainy autumn afternoon.

Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Credit: Kunsthalle Mannheim, Rainer Diehl; SIK-ISEA, Zürich (Philipp Hitz) / Photo: Harry Schnitger

Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstr.124–128, 10969 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map

Ferdinand Hodler and Modernist Berlin, until 17.01.2022
Wed–Mon 10–18h. You can book tickets online.

@berlinischegalerie

cee_cee_logo
VLY KAKAODRINK 1.0 — PEA-BASED CHOCOLATE DRINK FOR PROTEIN-PACKED INDULGENCE

VLY KAKAODRINK 1.0 — PEA-BASED CHOCOLATE DRINK FOR PROTEIN-PACKED INDULGENCE

Peas: they’re small, green bundles of tastiness. They’re also full of protein, as the packaging of vly’s cocoa pea drink proudly states. Since 2020 the Berlin-based startup has been harnessing the power of peas to make their range of dairy alternatives – including the barista “milk” which enjoys a permanent spot next to the Cee Cee office espresso machine. Now the team have come up with a new treat: a slow energy burning cocoa drink for chocolate-based indulgence that’s entirely plant based. Rather than the familiar green peas, the drink is made from the yellow split variety sourced from farms in France. Besides being fairtrade, these little spheres have high fiber content and give each bottle of vly a whopping 20g of protein. As for the taste, the drink has that classic cocoa flavor without the excessive sweetness of many chocolate drinks (thanks to the natural date-based sugar used). The drinks are ideal for your post-workout journey home or enjoyed as a creamy hot chocolate on chilly autumn days. Who knew these little pods could do so much? Psst: You can order a limited-edition launch package including three bottles of the cocoa drink online.

Text: Rosie Gilmour / Photos: Savannah van der Niet & vly

The cocoa drink from vly can be ordered online.
 
@vlyfoods

cee_cee_logo