Art exhibition “Agata Zaleszczyk–Hamme Portraits”

It is a pleasure to invite you to the premiere of our next art exhibition “Agata Zaleszczyk – Hamme Portraits” by Agata Zaleszczyk – Hamme.

Come to discover Zaleszczyk’s ongoing creative exploration, in which “the line, the brushstroke, the colour themselves tell actual stories”.

Check out the artist’s work on www.az-hamme.com

Friday, January 17, 2020.
7 Pm at Gat Point Charlie

Please confirm your attendance via email to sales.berlin@gatrooms.com before 10.01.2020.

6 Berlin bookshops

@Caroline Kurze

Do you tend to lose track of time browsing along the shelves in a bookshop? Do you love nothing more than spending an entire afternoon with your head in a book? Do you like discovering a country’s history and literature through its authors and books?

If you are a die-hard bookworm, this article on Berlin bookshops is just the thing for you. Some of them even have a cafeteria for sustenance during your readathon!

The Friedrichshain district is home to Shakespeare and Sons, an establishment that sells books in English and serves delicious bagels at their in-shop café.

@Caroline Kurze

Poor and Literate, located in Prenzlauer Berg, is also a café by day and a bar by night, with a film club and a gallery. The entire space is dedicated to literature, whisky and art. Enjoy a Scottish malt whisky after browsing the bookshop section, which is called “Virginia Woolf’s Library”.

@phillipbogle

Another Country, in Kreuzberg, offers books in English and second-hand bargains, which you can either buy or rent for €1.50. Don’t miss their regular events, such as readings or film nights.

@Philipp Külker

Ocelot, in Mitte, is a hip and unusual bookshop managed by a team of bibliophiles that are mad about design and love passionate discussion, great coffee and food.

@awesomeberlin

At Tasso, every book costs just €1.50, making it impossible not to treat yourself to some good literature! They also serve great food – we highly recommend the weekend breakfast for two!

@diewahlberlinerin

Bücherbogen in Savignyplatz is the ideal place to lose yourself among its books on fashion, design and photography. You will find some of them in the huge section of English editions.

@visitberlin

We’re convinced that you will be unable to resist temptation at these intriguing bookshops in our book-loving city of Berlin! Why not bring your purchases back to the Room Room Bar at Hotel Gat Point Charlie and dive into them while you enjoy a drink before lunch?

Exhibition: “Half human. Half Beast”

Last June 7, 2018, Gat Point Charlie hosted the vernissage of the exhibition “Half Human Half Beast” by Walter Tello und Lucila Bristow organised by Karne Kunst. For the first time with music by DJ ABRIBASS.

Come to see the magnificent and polyvalent work of the artists until the 5th of August!

 

 

A street food market in every major neighbourhood

@ NeilGHamilton

In case you haven’t had the chance to see it, our last post was about markets in Lisbon. This time, we want to talk about markets in Berlin. Instead of naming a market for every day of the week, we are introducing a market in each of the city’s main neighbourhoods; instead of second-hand and antiques markets, our focus today is on street food.

The neighbourhoods that house our selection of markets are multicultural Kreuzberg, quiet Prenzlauer Berg, bustling Friedrichshain, elegant and refined Schöneberg, diplomatic Wilmersdorf and trendy Kreuzkölln.

Kreuzberg:

Street Food Thursday

When: Every Thursday from 17:00 ‒ 22:00.
Where: Eisenbahnstrasse, 42/43.
Insider tip: Enjoy tasting food from all over the world, but make sure the beer is local! Check out Heidenpeters to get you started…

@ juliebyday

Bite Club

When: Selected Fridays from 17:00 – 22:00.
Where: Arena Berlin, Eichenstrasse, 4.
Insider tip: Enjoy open-air sundown events around the old Hoppetosse party boat in Kreuzberg.

@biteclub

Prenzlauer Berg:

Street Food auf Achse

When: Every Sunday from 12:00 ‒ 18:00.
Where: Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee, 38.
Insider tip: Cool off with a delicious smoothie!

@streetfoodaufachse

Friedrichshain:

Boxhagener Platz Food Market

When: Every Saturday from 09:00 ‒ 15.30.
Where: Grünberger Str. 75.
Insider tip: Seize your opportunity to try a typical German Currywurst!

@MyCityHighlight

Schöneberg:

Winterfeldt Markt

When: Wednesdays from 08:00 ‒ 13:00 and Saturdays from 08:00 ‒ 16:00.
Where: Winterfeldtplatz.
Insider tip: Ever heard of Maultaschen? Discover it here!

@d_a_a_v_e_

Wilmersdorf:

Thai Park

When: Weekends during good weather from 11:00 ‒ 22:00.
Where: Preußenpark, Fehrbelliner Platz.
Insider tip: look for the lady that sells sweet mango and sticky rice!

@ berlinthroughsophseyes

Kreuzkölln:

Turkish Market

When: Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00 ‒ 18:30.
Where: Maybachufer.
Insider tip: The traditional köfte meatballs and hummus are delicious.

@ NeilGHamilton

“Bosquejo de una Memoria” by Elías and Florencia Lizama

 

Chilean artists, father and daughter, Elías Lizama and Florencia Lizama, and Karnekunst present “Bosquejo de una Memoria” (Trace from a memory), which consists of deconstruction exercises, based mainly on analog photographs made in Chile, during the years 1975-1995 by Elias Lizama.

These photographs are rescued by Florencia, who plays to decipher the memory of her father and her own, through new creations that are directly or indirectly related to the main image. In addition to inviting to remember, “Trace of a memory” invites us to decipher the meaning and importance of family memory in our lives. From a political and emotional perspective, the work is created with the intention of finding new meanings in past events, in order to understand the present.

While the artistic work of Elías is developed in the field of analog photography in 35mm. format. Then Florencia writes poetry (or also called “anti-poetry”) and through collage and the intervention of photographs of unknown authors and years.

The event´s vernissage will be at Gat Point Charlie in Berlin on 24 February 2018 at 18:30. The exhibition will be open until 22 March 2018.

Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2007438009472800/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Architectural Gems In Berlin You May Not Have Heard Of

Photo: https://www.bauhaus100.de/en/bauhaus100/contributors/members/Bauhaus_Archiv_Berlin.html

 

For a long time, Berlin has been known as one of the world’s leading hubs for culture, fashion, technology and architecture. Thanks to several world-renowned architectural schools, including the Bauhaus, the city itself has become an architectural laboratory and a magnet that attracts lovers of contemporary urban architecture from all over the world. Today, the eclectic cityscape reflects the creative experimentation that is part of Berlin’s history and new generations of artists from diverse fields are still constantly reinventing it.

To get a better understanding of this unique cultural, artistic and social phenomenon, check out these 5 architectural sites in Berlin that have inspired the work of artists for decades.

 

Bauhaus-Archiv

Architect Walter Gropius was the founder of the Bauhaus School of Design, which became the most renowned college of design, architecture and art in the 20th century, and also designed this building which was inaugurated in 1979. Today, the Bauhaus Archive is a world-famous institution dedicated to celebrating the history and influence of the original architectural school and researching and collecting materials related to it. The archive here is the most varied in the world, and includes a unique collection of furniture, ceramics, architecture, metal, photographs and theatre sets, in addition to works by illustrious teachers at the school such as Johannes Itten, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe or Walter Gropius himself.

+ info: https://www.bauhaus.de/en/

Photo: @schoensric


 
 

Jüdisches Museum

The architectural shapes and styles of the Jewish Museum buildings are the reflection of complex numbers, codes and philosophical concepts taken from Judaism. The main building, which was designed by American architect Daniel Libeskind, has a zigzag shape that some say brings to mind a broken Star of David, while others say it is more like a bolt of lightning. Inside, visitors can access the oppressive Holocaust Tower through an underground tunnel, while outside is the Garden of Exile, which represents the isolation and disorientation felt by those forced to flee the country. The Museum’s permanent exhibition recounts the history of Jewish life in Germany both before and after the Holocaust.

+ info: https://www.museumsportal-berlin.de/en/

Photo: @kennedy__page2

 

Kino International

No self-respecting visitor should take a tour around Berlin’s architectural sights without visiting Kino International. Designed by Josef Kaiser and Heinz Aust, this beautiful three-storey film theatre that stands out thanks to its Soviet-era lines was inaugurated in 1963. It quickly became an iconic part of the city’s cultural landscape. In its heyday, Kino International represented the vanguard in cinemas, with sloping ceilings and seats and walls covered with acoustic panels. Today, it is used to show select productions from all over the world and host renowned cultural events such as the Berlinale Film Festival. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995.

+ info: http://www.kino-international.com/

Photo: @vermilt

 
 

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Did you know that it was here at the House of the Cultures of the World that John F. Kennedy delivered the speech that included his historic faux pas “Ich bin ein Berliner”? Also known as the Pregnant Oyster for its round, gently curving roof, it is Germany’s national centre for the presentation, diffusion and discussion of contemporary art, with a special focus on non-European cultures and societies. Located in the Tiergarten park, it was opened in 1957 and has since become an international platform for theatre, dance, cinema and literature, as well as a popular venue for congresses and exhibitions.

+ info: https://www.hkw.de/en/

Photo: @saraescuderogar


 
 

Corbusierhaus

The Corbusierhaus is not just any old apartment block. Designed for the International Building Exhibition in 1957 by Swiss architect Le Corbusier, the building follows the Unité d’Habitation principle of the housing blocks he built in France in the early 1950s. The complex houses 530 apartments, which are still in use today. Since 2004, Förderverein Corbusierhaus Berlin e. V. (the Corbusierhaus Residents’ Association) is responsible for the upkeep of the communal areas and organises cultural and scientific events in the building.

+ info: http://www.corbusierhaus-berlin.de/

Photo: @daanvandenbroeck