Good Prospects: Young German Photographers 2007/2008
Student photographers from Universities around Germany submitted their work for
consideration. Eleven winners were chosen from the group. Their work, some of it deeply emotional, hangs at Martin-Gropius-Bau starting Saturday. Check it out to see what the next wave of young photographers has in store for us.
Location: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstrasse 7
Times: Wednesday – Monday, 10am-8pm; May 17 – July 14
Phone: 030 254 860
More Information: www.berlinerfestspiele.de
The American painter’s works have an enchanting gloom. Humanity becomes ensconced in nature, subtly, yet alarmingly. See the opening for his new series at Krammig & Pepper Contemporary Friday night.
Location: Krammig & Pepper Contemporary, Torstrasse 138
Times: Opening, May 16, 6pm-9pm; exhibition through June 28
Phone: 030 2787 60880
More Information: www.krammig-pepper.com
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Called “loud, filthy and brilliant ” by Rolling Stone, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! is the band’s fourteenth studio album. Check it out live, next week, when the poetic Goth-punk and his crew play two shows at Berlin’s Tempodrom.
Location: Tempodrom, Möckernstrasse 10
Times: Wednesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 22, 8pm
Phone: 030 695 33 885
More Information: www.tempodrom.de
Cologne Museum Festival
Sunday’s a great day to be in Cologne. Over twenty museums, from the Deutsches Sport and Olympia Museum, to the Schokoladenmuseum (Chocolate Museum), are free and open to the public. Plus, jazz concerts, movie screenings for kids, and workshops dealing with the city’s culture and history occur all day.
Times: Sunday, May 18, 10am-8pm
Phone: 0221 221 23468
More Information: www.museenkoeln.de
Waves: The Art of the Electromagnetic Society
It’s 2008. Time to start using electromagnetic waves in art. Or so decided a group of thirty artists who consider the invisible frequencies objects of connectivity, joining people, nature, and technology. Go see what fascinating things they’ve created.
Location: HMKV, at Phoenix Halle, Hochofenstrasse
Times: Thursday and Friday, 11am-10pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-8pm; through June 29
Phone: 0231 823 106
More Information: www.hmkv.de
Arag World Team Cup
One of the most exclusive tennis events takes place at Düsseldorf’s gorgeous Rochus Tennis Club. Eight teams compete in the tournament’s round-robin style, for the prize. It’s sure to be an action packed day on the courts, but the real reason to go is being seen among the fashionable crowd.
Price: €9.50-€161, 7-day ticket €46-€575
Location: Rochus Club, Rolander Weg 15
Times: Sunday, May 18 – Saturday, May 24
Phone: 0211 95960
More Information: http://www.arag-world-team-cup.com
Christof Lauer Trio
Frankfurt’s lovely Palm Garden hosts a variety of cultural events all summer long. On Tuesday, jazz funk fans can enjoy the sounds of the German saxophonist Christof Lauer, and his trio, featuring Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren, and German saxophonist Wolfgang Puschnig among the tropical blooms.
Location: PalmenGarten, Musikpavillon oder Galerie am Palmenhaus
Times: Tuesday, May 20, 7pm
Phone: 069 1340 400
More Information: www.palmengarten-frankfurt.de
The Generation of 68
Forty years ago, student revolts around Germany, shook up the world, and changed things forever. This exhibition at Frankfurt’s Historical Museum, presents an overview of 1968’s legacy through magazines, photographs, and interview clips, and examines the effects the events of that year have had on the world today.
Location: Historisches Museum, Saalgasse 19
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday, 10am-9pm; through August 31
Phone: 069 2123 5154
More Information: www.die-68er.de
The Great Game To Come
It’s time to play like you did when you were five! This week, the Frankfurter Kunstverein takes the shape of a giant playground, constructed by a team of artists from Germany and Denmark, and inspired by Danish artist Palle Nielsen’s 1968 “Model for Qualitative Society,” and the “Kinderplanet,” which was constructed on the grounds of the Frankfurt fair in 1971. Have fun.
Location: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44
Times: Wednesday, May 14 – Tuesday, May 20, 11am-7pm; Wednesday, May 21, 11am-3pm
Phone: 069 219 3140
More Information: www.fkv.de
Mark Rothko. The Retrospektive
On Friday, Mark Rothko. The Retrospektive opens at Hamburger Kunstalle’s Galerie de Gegenwart. Go and get your fill of some of the greatest abstract expressionist art ever created.
Location: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Stiftung öffentlichen Rechts, Glockengiesserwall
Times: Friday, May 16 – Sunday, August 24; Sunday – Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday – Saturday, 10am-9pm
Phone: 040 428 131 200
More Information: www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de
We could all use a little dose of the Baroque now and then. The Herrenhäuser Gärten, with its gilded gates and illuminated fountains provides the perfect setting. From recorder player Dorothee Oberlinger’s solo Vivaldi concert, to the Festspiel Orchestra Göttingen’s Handel program, this festival has it all.
Location: Herrenhäuser Gärten, Herrenhäuser Strasse 4
Times: Sunday, May 18 – Sunday, July 6
Phone: 051 116 847 575
More Information: www.hannover.de
Masala World Beat Festival
Musicians from over twenty nations descend on Hannover this week, for an exciting presentation of world beats. The Pavillon Cultural Centre will become a stew of global treats, including food, crafts, programs for kids, and of course concerts, featuring stars like South African trumpet player Hugh Masekela.
Location: Kulturzentrum Pavillon, Lister Meile 4
Times: Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, June 1
Phone: 051 1235 5550
More Information: www.masala-festival.de/
The wild, innovative, yet gentle avant-garde rockers played their first concert in Berlin in 1980. Their sound and image has undergone vast evolutions, but twenty-eight year’s later, the band’s still touring strong. They hit Munich’s Muffathalle Saturday night.
Location: Muffathalle, Zellstrasse 4
Times: Saturday, May 17, 8pm
Phone: 089 45 875 010
More Information: www.muffathalle.de