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What's on in Germany: January 26 – February 1

Celeste Sunderland · 27 Jan 2012, 11:47

Published: 27 Jan 2012 11:47 GMT+01:00

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CTM Festival – Portrait of Eliane Radigue

Few woman have been as influential in the world of electronic music as French composer Eliane Radigue. Forty years ago, she worked primarily with the ARP synthesizer, her signature instrument. But today, the octogenarian writes predominantly for acoustic instruments. See the electroacoustic pioneer talk on Tuesday following Monday's performance of her piece “Naldjorlak,” which opens CTM 12 Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Visual Arts.

Price: €7-18

Location: HAU 1, Stresemannstrasse 29

Times: Monday, January 30, 7:30; Tuesday, January 31, 5pm and 7:30

More Information: www.ctm-festival.de


Ryoji Ikeda - DB

“Sine waves, sound pulses, pixels of light and numerical data” are the building blocks of Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda. For his first solo exhibition in Germany, he's linked the two symmetrical halls at the Hamburger Bahnhof's east and west wings with wondrous technicality. Take in all that digital black and white beauty starting Saturday.

Price: €12

Location: Hamburger Bahnhof, Invalidenstrasse 50-51

Times: Tuesday – Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm; January 28 – April 9

Phone: 030 3978 3411

More Information: www.hamburgerbahnhof.de


Hofesh Shechter Company – Political Mother: The Choreographer's Cut

It's no wonder Hofesh Shechter's dance works have the air of a rock show. The choreographer was a rock drummer before trading in his drum sticks for a pair of dancing shoes. In “Political Mother” 16 dancers spin and leap to the music of a live 20-member band. Get a load of the raucous onstage action this weekend in Berlin.

Price: €12 - 39

Location: Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstrasse 24

Times: Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 8pm

More Information: www.politicalmother.co.uk



Before the Law Film Series – The End and The Savage Eye

It's the last day in the lives of six people in Christopher MacLaine's 35-minute film The End. A San Francisco beat poet during the 1940s and 1950s, MacLaine only made a handful of films. See this one, along with The Savage Eye (1959) a dramatized documentary that follows the life of a divorced man, when they screen Thursday at Museum Ludwig.

Price: €5

Times: Thursday, January 26, 8pm

Location: Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz

More Information: www.museum-ludwig.de



Toykio x NRW Forum Pop-Up Store

Forget about My Little Pony. Toykio's Unicorno Minis are where it's at. Stock up on Japanese monster toys when the Toykio Pop-Up Store opens at NRW-Forum. DJ Rafik spins at Friday night's opening party while artists like Flying Förtress, Max Fiedler and the Majo Bros mingle with the crowd.

Price: €5.80

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-8pm; Friday, 11am-midnight (Regular Hours); Friday, January 27, 7:30pm-midnight (Opening Party)

Location: NRW-Forum Kultur, 
Ehrenhof 2

Phone: 0211 89 266 90

More Information: www.nrw-forum.de



Alfred Hitchcock – North by Northwest

The master of cinematic suspense released his thrilling tale of mistaken identity in 1959. Watch Carey Grant scale Mount Rushmore, high-tale it across the desert, and fall into the arms of his co-star Eva Marie Saint in Hitchcock's classic North by Northwest when it hits the big screen at Pupille Cinema Thursday.

Price: €2.50

Times: Thursday, January 26, 8:30pm

Location: Pupille, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Mertonstrasse 26–28

Phone: 069 79 82 89 76

More Information: www.pupille.org



Cool Katz – Alex Katz: Naked Beauty and The Lars Stoermer Quartet

Clear lines and broad planes of colour characterize New York artist Alex Katz's work. An individual among the abstract expressionists of the 1950s, his oversized portraits earned him world renown. See his big nudes and New York City scenes at the Kestner Society Thursday when The Lars Stoermer Quartet plays original tunes and cool jazz classics.

Price: €7

Location: Kestner Gesellschaft, Goseriede 11

Times: Thursday, January 26, 7-9pm

Phone: 0511 70 1200

More Information: www.kestnergesellschaft.de



Dear Reader

Cherilyn MacNeill has one of those clear, sparkly voices you can't help but love. On the heels of her latest record Idealistic Animals, the Berlin-based, South African musician is skipping around Europe with her band. She sings, plays keyboards, guitar, and has been known to cover The Boss. Catch her Sunday in Munich.

Price: €15

Location: Atomic Café, Neuturmstrasse 5

Times: Sunday, January 29 9pm

Phone: 089 522 83 054

More Information: www.atomic.de


George Stubbs

If you were an 18th century English aristocrat with a horse or a hound, you would have had George Stubbs over with his palette and paint brushes. Renowned for his animal portraiture, the artist's graceful pictures of mares and foals are truly sublime. Works from the Royal Collection, the Tate Britain, and castles from across Great Britain join pieces from the Neue Pinakothek's own collection in a new exhibition that starts Thursday.

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Price: €10

Location: Alte Pinakothek, 
Barer Strasse 27

Times: Thursday – Monday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; January 26 – May 6

Phone: 089 2380 5216

More Information: www.pinakothek.de

Dave Jordano - Detroit Unbroken Down

With all the focus on Detroit's down and out side, It's nice to see someone turning their lens toward some of the city's bright spots. Detroit photographer Dave Jordano profiles the bits of urban renewal popping up across Motor City in a new exhibition at Amerika Haus in Munich. Check out the community gardens, street art, and creative independent businesses he's captured with his camera.

Price: Free

Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3

Times: Monday – Friday, noon-5pm; Wednesday, noon-8pm; through March 30

Phone: 089 5525 3713

More Information: www.amerikahaus.de



The Art of Deceleration – Motion and Rest in Art from Casper David Friedrich to Ai Weiwei

Nam June Paik's “Brandenburg Gate,” one of Auguste Rodin's pondering nudes, and Jonathan Schipper's installation involving a Chevy Camaro and a Plymouth Duster are a few of the pieces you'll see at the Wolfsburg Art Museum. The current exhibition examines notions of motion and rest in art. Go on Friday and stay for “Eat & Art.” For an extra €42, you get a four-course gourmet meal.

Price: €8; €42 (Eat & Art)

Location: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
 Hollerplatz 1

Times: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; Tuesday, 11am-8pm; through April 9; Friday, January 27, 6:30pm (Eat & Art)

Phone: 05361 26690

More Information: www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

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