What’s on in Germany: January 28 – February 3

What's on in Germany: January 28 - February 3
Nude Visions in Hamburg. Photo: DPA
This Week's Highlights: Air plays Cologne, nudes fill a Hamburg museum, and the Transmediale festival begins in Berlin.



Transmediale 10 – Futurity Now

“Futurity Now” is the theme of this year’s Transmediale festival of art and culture. See what some of today’s most innovative thinkers have to say about how topics like “global networking,” “sustainable design,” and “open source methodologies” will impact our future. A full program of exhibitions, discussions, film screenings, and live performances begins with Tuesday night’s opening ceremony.

Price: Various

Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

Times: Tuesday, February 2 – Sunday February 7

Phone: 030 24 749 761

More Information: www.transmediale.de


Walton Ford: Bestiarium

The American artist was always fascinated by those incredible dioramas at New York’s Museum of Natural History. See his gorgeous paintings of lions, tigers, monkeys, and more at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin. But look closely, because though Ford is a fan of Audubon, these works go way beyond gentle representations of wildlife.

Price: €8

Location: Hamburger Bahnhof, Invalidenstrasse 50 – 51

Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm; through May 24

Phone: 030 3978 3411

More Information: www.waltonford.org


Figure Drawing Class

If you forgot to make your resolutions this New Year’s, here’s one for you, learn how to draw. There’s an art space in Neukolln called The Center, which offers weekly figure drawing sessions that teach the art form with the help of a live model. Make 2010 the year to develop those hidden talents.

Price: €6 – 8

Location: The Center, Berthelsdorferstrasse10

Times: Thursday, January 28, 8-10pm

More Information: www.endlessprogress.org




From Russia to Italy, the French band has been wooing audiences across the continent this winter. Catch the dreamy electro boys when they stop off in Cologne Friday.

Price: €36

Location: Palladium, Schanzenstrasse 40

Times: Friday, January 29, 8pm

Ticket Hotline: 0180 5001812 (.14/minute)

More Information: en.aircheology.com

Juri Artamonov Trio – Moscow Window

Experience the melodies of Moscow this weekend at Bürgerhaus Kalk. The Juri Artamonov Trio transforms Russian folk tunes and film music into a swinging jazz set.

Price: €13 – 17

Location: Bürgerhaus Kalk, Kalk-Mülheimer Strasse 58

Times: Friday, January 29, 8pm

Tickets: 0221 2801

More Information: www.buergerhauskalk.de



Brunch and Bazaar Benefit

Feast your face on food from around the world while browsing books, jewellery, clothing, and other new and second hand treasures. Proceeds from Saturday’s brunch and bazaar at the A-viva language school go to helping Haiti.

Price: €12 – 15

Location: A-viva Sprachschule, Rotlintstrasse 64

Times: Saturday, January 30, 12-4pm

Reservations: 069 943 409 63

More Information: www.a-viva.net



NDR Symphony Orchestra – Night of the Mayas

Be dazzled by the sounds of Latin America. Argentine musician Alberto Ginastera portrays horseback riding gauchos with ballet music, while his compatriot Astor Piazzolla combines tango with jazz.

Price: €10.20 – 19.40

Location: Kampnagel, Jarrestrasse 20

Times: Saturday, January 30, 8pm

Ticket Hotline: 040 270 949 49

More Information: www.kampnagel.de


Nude Visions – 150 Years of Body Images in Photography

There’s no denying the beauty of the human body. When posed just so, and captured by the lens of a great photographer, the nude becomes a work of art. Take a journey through “150 Years of Nude Photography” starting Friday at Hamburg’s Museum of Art and Industry.

Price: €8

Location: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Steintorplatz

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 11am-9pm; Friday, January 29 – April 25

Phone: 040 428 134 2732

More Information: www.mkg-hamburg.de



Underground 09

New York jazz luminaries Chris Speed and Brad Shepik join the Nuremberg drummer and recipient of the Bavarian Culture Sponsorship award as he celebrates the release of his latest disc Diaspora (Enja). Accordionist Tino Derado and bassist/cellist Henning Sieverts round out the top notch group.

Price: €16

Location: Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Einsteinstrasse 42

Times: Friday, January 29, 9pm

Phone: 089 4190 2945

More Information: www.unterfahrt.de


Wine Tasting – Wines of the Eastern Mediterranean

Try a wine from Turkey, Israel, or Sicily Friday evening when LevantWines.com hosts a tasting in celebration of the launch of their new online store. Focusing on wines from the Eastern Mediterranean, the event is hosted by Café Feldkirchen.

Price: €10

Location: Café Feldkirchen, Velaskostrasse 2

Times: Friday, January 29, 7-9pm

Reservations: [email protected]

More Information: www.levantwines.eu



Bettina Lockemann – Contact Zones

Images of urban structures comprise the bulk of the Cologne artist’s first comprehensive solo exhibition. See the black and white streets of New York City and Washington DC, the hallways, offices, and conference rooms of the European Parliament in Brussels, and other essential elements of international urban terrain in this powerful new show, which opens Friday night.

Price: €5

Location: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Schlossplatz 2

Times: Friday, January 29, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; Wednesday, 11am-8pm; through April 11

Phone: 0711 22 33 70

More Information: www.wkv-stuttgart.de/en/programme/2010/exhibitions/bettina-lockemann

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