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January 30-February 05: TEDx Berlin, Photography Exhibition, Opera, and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of Jan 30, 2023!
Welcome to the fourth edition of our newsletter, where we bring you the best events happening in Berlin! Here’s a sneak peak of what’s happening in the city this week:
Michel Majerus - Installation Art
The Makropulos Affair - Opera
WhatsFish: Music Night
Transmediale 2023 Festival
Helmut Newton - Photography Exhibition
From live performances to art exhibitions, there's something for everyone. Whether you're a local or just visiting, you won't want to miss out on these exciting events happening in the city. So mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable experience in Berlin!
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© Michel Majerus, michel majerus, 2000 © Michel Majerus Estate, 2022. Courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin, und Matthew Marks Gallery. Foto: Jens Ziehe, Berlin
1. Michel Majerus: Intermedial Expressions in Installation Art
The exhibition at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein features the installation art of Majerus, including video installations, wall works, spatial designs, and sculptural models. His artwork explores mass media and creates spaces for nuanced aesthetic experiences. Through the use of sampling existing images and techniques such as exaggeration, fragmentation, and juxtaposition, Majerus challenges traditional notions of artistic expression and the relationship of images to reality. Read more.
Dates: 31.01 - 05.02.2023
Location: 10115 Berlin - Mitte
Interest: Art Installation, Exhibition
2. The Makropulos Affair: A Complex Inheritance Dispute and Opera of Love and Immortality
"The Makropulos Affair" is a unique opera that combines elements of crime drama, inheritance dispute, and meta-opera to explore the theme of human immortality. The story follows opera diva Emilia Marty, who inserts herself into a century-long inheritance dispute and uses her irresistible charm to achieve her cryptic goals. Marty is searching for an elixir that can extend life by 300 years, but when she finally finds it, she realizes the price of eternal life. Janáček's operatic adaptation of the play transforms the aloof frigidity and irony of the original play into a veritable tragedy that evokes sympathy for the lead character, who is unapproachable, weary, and emotionally impoverished. Buy tickets.
In Czech language with German and English surtitles.
Location: 10117 Berlin - Mitte
Interest: Play, Opera
3. WhatsFish: Groove-based Instrumental Music with a Multi-Cultural Twist
WhatsFish, a seven-piece band that plays horn-led, groove-based instrumental music, is returning to the stage with new material and a focus on filling up the dance floor. The band draws inspiration from jazz, afrobeat, ethiojazz, and improvised music and is made up of internationally acclaimed musicians from six different nationalities. WhatsFish's music is characterized by its love of rhythm and groove in all forms, blending influences from diverse musical worlds to create a dance-floor-filling, spirit-lifting sound. Read more.
Location: 13347 Berlin - Wedding
Interest: Music, Jazz
4. Transmediale 2023 Festival: Examining Technology's Impact on Reality
Transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that explores the connections between art, culture, and technology. The festival's activities aim to provide a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics shaped by media technologies. The 2023 festival will take place at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg and other locations throughout Berlin and will focus on the theme "A model, a map, a fiction", examining the role of ubiquitous technology and the influence of the abundance of images on our realities. Read more.
Dates: 01.02 - 05.02.2023
Location: 10557 Berlin - Moabit
Interest: Art, Festival
5. TEDxESMT: Berlin, A driver of sustainable transformation?
The conference on 4th of February 2023 at ESMT Berlin will focus on sustainability in Berlin and its potential to drive sustainable transformation across various industries. The theme of the conference is "Berlin: A driver of sustainable transformation?" and it will cover topics such as economic development, social development, environmental protection, education, finance, and transportation. The attendees will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of sustainability in Berlin and take away tangible insights. Read more.
Location: 10178 Berlin - Mitte
Interest: Technology, Conference
Helmut Newton, Monica Belluci, Blumarine, Nice 1993 © Helmut Newton Foundation
6. Helmut Newton: Brands - Photography Exhibition
The Helmut Newton Foundation is showcasing over 200 photographs by the late photographer Helmut Newton in a special exhibition featuring collaborations with international brands such as Swarovski, Saint Laurent, Wolford, Blumarine, and Lavazza. The exhibition, taking place at the Museum für Fotografie, focuses on Newton's commercial photography from the 1980s and '90s and showcases his unique and diverse interpretations of fashion, haute couture, and prêt-à-porter. Read more.
Dates: 30.01 - 14.05.2023
Location: 10623 Charlottenburg
Interest: Photography, Exhibition