Evidence, the Exhibition by famous Chinese artist Ai WeiWei, was held in Berlin from April 03 – July 13, 2014. With works that have never before been shown in Germany, the exhibition featured three decades of Ai WeiWei’s career in 18 different rooms (3,000 m²). It was the largest exhibition Ai WeiWei has ever done. Part of the works were developed only for Berlin.
Ai, who was kept in a cell illegally for 81 days in a secret prison (see below) where the light was switched on for 24 hours a day and is currently a prisoner of his own country and isn’t allowed to leave, designed this political exhibition especially for Berlin in his simple and spacious studio in the rural outskirts of Beijing
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The results of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest were announced on February 14 out of 98,671 pictures from 5,754 photographers and the official exhibition was held in Berlin from June 13 until July 3, 2014.
Featuring over 100 award-winning photographs in 8 different categories, the exhibition will travel through over 100 cities around the globe.
A complete gallery with all picture and descriptions can be found at worldpressphoto.org.
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After the World Premiere took place in Hong Kong, Transformers: Age of Extinction
(Ger: Transformers 4: Ära des Untergangs) the latest title of the Transformers film series celebrated its European Premiere on Sunday, June 29 at the Sony Center in Berlin.
Director Michael Bay, attended the Premiere together with his crew, actors Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Bingbing Li and producer duo Ian Bryce and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
The movie, which starts a completely new trilogy with new actors and a new story, will hit cinemas in German speaking regions on July 17, 2014.
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In Berlin, people do things differently, if you want to watch the World Cup with your friends but are too lazy to get up from your sofa, you just combine both.
The Stadion An der Alten Försterei (eng: Stadium near the old Forester’s house) has been transformed into the World’s largest living room (about 3500m²) for the duration of the World Cup.
The Stadium, which is home to the football club 1. FC Union Berlin, holds over 750 sofas and up to 12,000 people can watch the World Cup together, whether its from your own sofa or from one of three open stands.
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A 22m x 14m huge mural, called the Xberg Astronaut, drawn by the Portuguese artist Victor Ash, in Berlin Kreuzberg. It was painted as part of the Backjumps Festival back in 2007 and is now a landmarks, when it comes to Street Art in Berlin.
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The Sony Center in Berlin was again, venue for a movie premiere, Blended (Ger: Urlaubsreif), cleberated its world premiere, with actors Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, as well as director Frank Coraci on Monday, May 19.
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The Bernauer Straße is a street in Berlin’s Mitte district, it was named after the City of Bernau which is located about 10 km northeast of Berlin. During the old GDR times, the Wall was erected alongside this street and it became famous for numerous escapes from windows of nearby apartments and houses in the eastern part of the city.
Now, a part of it was turned into a memorial park, explaining the history of division, with a newly constructed Visitor and Information Center, a viewing platform and an exhibition about the time when the Berlin Wall was built in August 1961.
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German Street Artist Andreas von Chrzanowski a.k.a case painted this piece of art in less than one week, on a wall at Köpenicker Straße X Brückenstraße in Berlin.
Case, who is known for photo-realistic portraits, is part of the graffiti crew Ma’Claim, which was founded in 2000 and is considered as pioneers in photo-realistic representation within the graffiti scene.
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Because last year’s exhibition was a huge success and over 27.000 people visited the Opernwerkstätten in Berlin in 2013, Olympus is hosting another OM-D Photography Playground from April 10 until Mai 25, 2014 (same location).
Rent an OM-D E-M10 (and keep the SD-Card) for free and discover the 7.000m² huge playground with (interactive) installations created by nine international artists: AlexandLiane, 3Destruct [ANTIVJ], Clemens Behr, Dean Chamberlain, Leandro Erlich, Philip Beesley, ANNA BURNS and THOMAS BROWN and Transforma and Maser.
With instruction signs in German and English and a professional staff helping you, not only with the cameras functions and controls, but also with the different photography techniques, the OM-D Playground is something for everyone.
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It’s this time of the year again, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom throughout the city and instead of taking part in the annual Cherry Blossom Celebration at Berlin’s Gardens of the World, I thought I should pay the Japanese Embassy a visit.
Built between 1938 and 1942 and designed by Ludwig Moshammer, damaged during WWII and rebuilt in 1987, the Japanese Embassy is one of 166 foreign representations in Berlin.
And as the national flower of Japan, it’s pretty obvious that even “little Japan” has its very own Cherry Blossom Trees.
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