Bringing dead ladies back to life in Berlin and beyond

“The Dead Ladies Show” is a long-standing podcast and live show based out of Berlin which re-animates dead ladies of the past, telling their (often forgotten, always interesting) stories to an enraptured audience. After attending a live show, Editor Sarah Wilson caught up with the team behind the concept.  Settling down in a plastic chair… Read More Bringing dead ladies back to life in Berlin and beyond

Artist’s studios, the Käthe Kollwitz Prize and more: February’s exhibition roundup

By Sarah Wilson  Amidst all the excitement of the upcoming Berlinale, this month is also shaping up to be a good one for native German artists, with several on show across the city. As usual, we’ve rounded some of our top picks for February from women, trans & non-binary artists in the city: Stefanie Bürkle:… Read More Artist’s studios, the Käthe Kollwitz Prize and more: February’s exhibition roundup

Sons of witches, a bear-enclosure-turned-gallery and more: November’s exhibition roundup

By Sarah Wilson Unless you’re brave, (or slightly out of your mind) the weekends spent sipping beers in Görlitzer Park are well and truly behind us. But the colder months do bring lots of opportunities for gallery-visiting, so we’ve rounded up our favourites for the coming month for you to check out. And as always, our… Read More Sons of witches, a bear-enclosure-turned-gallery and more: November’s exhibition roundup

Feminism, food and desire: a look behind the scenes at Obst und Gemüse’s “Munchies”

Femininity and sexuality are at the heart of “Munchies”, a feminist show created by women living in Berlin. After watching the show, Jessica Philbrick caught up with the minds behind Munchies to chat about feminism and how the performance empowers women to indulge in their desires.  While “munchies” are usually associated with snacking, I recently… Read More Feminism, food and desire: a look behind the scenes at Obst und Gemüse’s “Munchies”

Babylon Berlin’s Shoah Film Series: a retrospective look at Aimée and Jaguar (1999)

As part of the Shoah Film series in September, Babylon Berlin showed screened several international filmakers’ responses to the Shoah over the past decades, including the 1999 film “Aimée and Jaguar”. Here, Kaitlynn Buchbaum gives her retrospective, reflecting on the film’s treatment of Aimée and Jaguar’s lesbian relationship through a 21st-century lens. Stories provide a way… Read More Babylon Berlin’s Shoah Film Series: a retrospective look at Aimée and Jaguar (1999)

Sex work is real work: an Art Week symposium at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art

After Berlin’s annual Art Week, writer Intissare Aamri explores the women and feminist themes she encountered there for the B&HP blog. Here, she discusses the one-day symposium “We are not your demoiselles”, hosted by the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and the perspectives she gleaned from it.  “We are not your demoiselles”, moderated by Elke Buhr, (editor-in-chief of… Read More Sex work is real work: an Art Week symposium at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Not a last goodbye: the legacy of Geta Brătescu at Berlin Art Week

After Berlin’s annual Art Week, writer Intissare Aamri explores the women and feminist themes she encountered there for the B&HP blog. In this first post, she explains how the late artist Geta Brătescu carved out her own space away from Communist social realism to truly express herself. For the artist, living under a repressive political regime was not… Read More Not a last goodbye: the legacy of Geta Brătescu at Berlin Art Week

“The Moment is Eternity”: an exploration of women and art at the me Collector’s Room ★★★★

Permanence and transience. Can art represent both of these simultaneously? These questions of time and history are just what “The Moment is Eternity”, a new exhibition at Berlin’s me Collectors Room, aims to explore. Here, Miriam Partington explores the themes that arose during her visit. Comprised of some 300 images from over 60 artists, “The Moment… Read More “The Moment is Eternity”: an exploration of women and art at the me Collector’s Room ★★★★

Pause: Evelyn Taocheng Wang: “What is he afraid of” at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art ★★★★

By Jessica Philbrick As a part of KW’s Pause series, Evelyn Taocheng Wang (born 1981 in Chengdu, CN) presents their first solo show in Berlin, curated by Maurin Dietrich and Cathrin Mayer.  “What is he afraid of?” is a stamp for Wang’s position as an artist working with ideas surrounding identity and how one’s body… Read More Pause: Evelyn Taocheng Wang: “What is he afraid of” at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art ★★★★