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CHRIS WARE: SOMEONE I’M NOT

Check out mono.kultur #30 Chris Ware in a new film by Art21, “Chris Ware: Someone I’m Not“. From his home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois, artist Chris Ware shares motivations and challenges for telling stories from the perspectives of others in his work. “I distinctly remember being told by my teachers, if you draw women, [...]

First Music Video

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

A LIFETIME

The 66th edition of the venerable Berlinale Film Festival is upon us, and it will feature an exclusive retrospective of the work of cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who, besides working for the likes of Rainer Fassbinder or Martin Scorsese, has also graced the cover of our humble publication with mono.kultur #19.
The legendary gentleman with a camera [...]

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Despite being in 21st century, unfortunately, certain misconceptions about women still linger in the air. As most of us know, one of the fields that is strongly male dominated is film industry. I remember a friend’s struggle, when she decided to be a DOP: “You cannot carry that camera, it is heavy.”
Recently, a long list [...]

OPEN FORM

Today, 12.11.2015, 19 h:
ARCH+ FEATURES 42: OPEN FORM
Lecture and film screening
With Axel Wieder and Florian Zeyfang
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin
The concept of the “Open Form”, initially formulated by Polish architect Oskar Hansen (1922–2005) at the XI. CIAM congress in Otterlo, NL, became hugely influential as an early example of participatory [...]

NUMBER ELEVEN: CYPRIEN GAILLARD

The upcoming exhibition NUMBER ELEVEN: CYPRIEN GAILLARD at JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION in Düsseldorf is dedicated to French artist Cyprien Gaillard (born 1980 in Paris, lives and works in Berlin), and will open this Friday, September 25, at 7 pm.
About the exhibition (from the website):
“In his artistic practice, Cyprien Gaillard examines buildings and living environments like [...]

BLOCKBUSTER FAIL

The German blockbuster-directer Roland Emmerich has just released a trailer for his new movie Stonewall, and it’s been already discussed controversially, particularly about its lack of authenticity. Just to quickly recap: The Stonewall Riots were a series of protests in 1969 against the police by the LGBT community in New York after a police raid in [...]

ADVICES FROM THE WISE ONES

The extravagant pervert, legendary director John Waters has precious advices, indeed, such as: ‘If you go home with someone, and they don’t have any books, don’t fuck them.’ In an old interview dating back to February, 13 2014, when his exhibition at Sprüth Magers Berlin was going on, Waters talked about ‘finding friends, beating the [...]

FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE

Tonight the group exhibition Fire and Forget. On Violence, curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis, opens at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. “Fire and forget” comes from military jargon, and is a term for weapon systems that are no longer used in direct combat with an enemy but are launched from a [...]

VICTORIA

Another thing going down in Berlin: tonight opens Sebastian Schipper’s highly anticipated rollercoaster of a film, Victoria, which snaffled all the buzz during the Berlinale film festival. It tells a classic story of a (nightlife) adventure turned nightmare, but it tells it all in one single, uninterrupted take. Sounds like a crazy undertaking in and [...]