DISAPPEARING BERLIN — TRANSIENT LOCATIONS HOSTING CONTEMPORARY ART AND PERFORMANCE

DISAPPEARING BERLIN — TRANSIENT LOCATIONS HOSTING CONTEMPORARY ART AND PERFORMANCE

What makes Berlin unique? There are many answers to this question, but the architecture of the capital, with its temporary structures and construction sites, comes up again and again. In this vein, the “Disappearing Berlin” event series from Schinkel Pavillon has since 2019 been uncovering spaces that are about to undergo radical change to highlight the urban architecture of transition with various performances, screenings and concerts. This evening, the festival heads to Kotti’s Xara Beach bar with “Leylet Hob (A Night of Love)”: inspired by the cabaret of the Middle East, curator Martha Kirszenbaum will present films by Arab female artists and host a performance by Lafawndah. Next Thursday (30.01.) the action moves to soon-to-be-closed Mitte dance institution Clärchens Ballhaus where Lebanese artist Mohamed Bourouissa will tell a story of two cities – Berlin and Beirut – in dialogue with Youmna Saba, Sina Araghi and Tony Elieh. Schinkel Pavillon manages to capture the fleeting nature of urban spaces in a format that is itself marked by change. Numbers are limited for the events so make sure you arrive early! (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Meriem Bennani, Disappearing Berlin & Lienhard Schulz)

Disappearing Berlin presented by Schinkel Pavillon
@schinkelpavillon

Xara Beach, Adalbertstr.98, 10999 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Leylet Hob (A Night of Love)
Thu 23.01.2020, 20h

Clärchens Ballhaus, Auguststr.24, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mohamed Bourouissa with Youmna Saba, Sina Araghi and Tony Elieh
Fri 31.01.2020, 20h

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