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.

“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


 
 
 

Where is… Easter in Berlin?

During April, Berlin lives one of the most wished celebrations of the year, which is, without doubt, Easter. According to the tale of the German spring goddess Ostara, the German festivity “Oster” was named after her. During Easter we exit the cold winter, as well as honoring the awaken of nature with the arrival of spring. Continue reading “Where is… Easter in Berlin?”

Berlin through the eyes of nine Instagramers… #TheGatExperience in a post

4 days and 9 Instagramers. This has been #TheGatExperience. A new vision of Berlin and of GatRooms. Here you have some of the pictures that @aenede, @msubirats, @nicanorgarcia, @franvat, @lluisillo.photo, @roldixbcn, @olgavimo, @jeplluis and @sil8 have shared with us. Take a look!

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