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Michelberger hotel has a reputation of putting on impromptu concerts on their premises, and they are taking it one step farther next weekend: collaborating with the truly stunning Funkhaus Berlin, they have organised a festival of musical surprises, ranging from classical to punk – 85 artists and counting, including unfamiliar names as well as indie heavyweights such as Bon Iver, Alt J or The National. What’s more: there is no determined schedule – artists will play unannounced and in various places around the Funkhaus during the course of the two days, and chances are, you will be listening to music you have never heard of before. Which is exactly the point.

Michelberger Music
Funkhaus Berlin
01 & 02 October 2016 / from 14h


No real estate, no walls and no roof – Hotel Null Stern – the only star is you. Reservations are available for the 2017 summer season.

Space Refugee

Halil Altındere, 3 Cosmonaut Family Costumes (2016), Muhammed Ahmed Faris with Friends I-II (2016); exhibition view Space Refugee, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2016, photo: Jens Ziehe. Courtesy the artist and PİLOT Gallery, Istanbul.

‘Halil Altındere developed the Space Refugee project for Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, which in the light of European defense against immigrants and at some ironic distance proposes to use the cosmic space as a haven for refugees. One of the exhibition’s key features is a film about the former Syrian cosmonaut Muhammed Ahmed Faris, who in 1987 with the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz TM-3 went on a seven-day journey to the space station Mir. Today the former hero of the USSR and supporter of the democratic opposition movement against Assad lives as a refugee in Istanbul’

Halil Altındere
Space Refugee
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Chausseestrasse 128/129
10115 Berlin


Do not miss: mighty Chris Johanson from bright and sunny Los Angeles coming over for his first exhibition in Berlin, like, ever. Curated by our friend Aaron Rose for his exhibition series The Conversation.

Chris Johanson
Imperfect Reality with Figures and Challenging Abstraction
17 September – 23 December 2016

The Conversation
Potsdamer Straße 68
3rd Courtyard
10785 Berlin


In tribute to last night’s fantastic show by Radiohead in Berlin, a look back.


Congratulations: tomorrow sees the launch, after two years of preparation, of Verdeq, a new label for bags made from high-tech convertible fabric. Smart idea, smart apparel: Verdeq was co-founded by our very own long-time editor Florian Rehn, with the identity and art direction, needless to say, designed by

Launch of Verdeq

Preview: Friday, 09. September 2016, 19h
Opening Times during Art Kreuzberg:
Saturday, 10. September 2016, 14h – 21h
Sunday, 11. September 2016, 13h – 20h

Polsterei & Galerie Nowel
Graefestrasse 90
10967 Berlin

First Music Video

This is probably the first music video ever. Before youtube. Before MTV. Before color, too: Len Lye’s 1958 ‘Free Radicals’


Dear Friends,

Delirious, vulnerable bodies running, stumbling, sliding from ramps, crashing into each other in full flight: our new issue mono.kultur #41 with American dancer and choreographer Meg Stuart is out now, and we partnered up with Berlin dance festival Tanz im August for a launch party at the wonderful HAU 2 in Berlin.

Please join us for an informal presentation in the temporary upstairs library Bibliothek im August from 20h, while Meg Stuart’s company Damaged Goods are performing her piece Blessed onstage at HAU 2. To be followed by a party at neighbouring WAU café from 23h, with music by DJ and sound artist (and frequent Meg Stuart collaborator) Mieko Suzuki.

As ever, we look forward to seeing you there,

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mono.klub #49
Launch of mono.kultur #41

HAU Hebbel am Ufer 2
Bibliothek im August / 2nd floor

Party at WAU
With music by DJ and sound artist Mieko Suzuki

HAU Hebbel am Ufer 2
Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin


The eighth Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is a compelling weekend of challenging, inspirational and robust discussion with powerful speakers from around the world. The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is back with dangerous ideas and speakers from around the world. In FODI land, you will be able to explore a dark and dangerous landscape with conversations about death, dirty politics, disappearing countries and disruptive behaviour to guide your way.

Festival of Dangerous Ideas
3-4 September, 2016
Sydney Opera House