Human vs Machine

Held at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, the topics of humans, machines and the arts were brought together at Configurations as part of the Salon für Ästhetische Experimente #2. Artist, scholar and research fellow Marco Donnarumma hosted an evening of lectures, investigatory discussions and an exciting insight to an autonomous robotic limb. Speakers Professor…

A Marriage of Persian and European Music

Attracting huge and varied audiences, the Berliner Philharmonie is host to weekly, unticketed lunchtime concerts. Today’s performance marked the commencement of the Female Voice of Iran festival in Berlin. The three-day festival celebrates female, Middle-Eastern musicians, recognising the difficulties they have faced in a culture that, since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, forbids women to sing in…

The Magic of Virtual Design

Following from my previous article about the creation of music through human movement by use of the mi.mu gloves, I came across another mind-blowing innovation in technology. This fantastic tool again, allows the user much more freedom for their creativity and design. Innovation and Creativity The C-HR festival of innovation and creativity was brought to…

Overpowering Smell

On arrival in Cologne, I was instantly greeted by the imposing and formidable cathedral. But when I entered the beautiful building, it was not the visual splendor but the smell that hit me first – that all-too-familiar fragrance of frankincense that instantly thrust me back into my childhood. A tidal wave of nostalgia enveloped me…

Matthäus-Passion

With Easter fast approaching, renditions of the Passion of Christ are a regular occurrence. A couple of weeks ago I managed to see the spectacular performance of Bach’s Matthäus-Passion at the Berliner Philharmoniker with the Preussens Hofmusik Orchester, the Berlin Philharmonischer Chor and the Staats- und Domchor. Never before have I heard the whole three-hour piece…

The Added Value of Working Alongside a Gallery – Panel Discussion

For the first time, TALKING GALLERIES and abc art berlin contemporary collaborate in a two day event coinciding with Berlin Art Week. As the name suggests, TALKING GALLERIES is a platform for the discussion of art galleries and their place in the art world. Over the two days, leading figures and professional experts of the art…

Weston Sand Sculpture Festival

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival exhibits an array of amazing sculptures that have featured in previous years of the festival, including brand new and unseen designs. Situated in Weston-super-Mare, the sand sculptures created are made possible by the particular texture of the sharp-edged and dense local sand, enabling the…

Nature Late at the Horniman Museum & Gardens

As part of the Museum Lates last week, the Horniman Museum & Gardens conducted a unique, interesting and eventful evening that tickled all the senses. Visitors are pleased to have a variety to experience, including concerts in the Gallery Square throughout the evening, live street graffiti art, live typewriter art in the gallery currently host…

Musée de la danse at Tate Modern

A wonderfully innovative new collaboration transforms the Tate Modern and brings it to life through contemporary movement and dance. A question is posed: What if Tate Modern was Musée de la danse? This is answered through ongoing debates as well as the two-day project that invites Musée de la danse from Rennes, France to interact and…

The Other Art Fair at Victoria House

Visiting the Other Art Fair last week was a perfect way to spend my Sunday afternoon. Now promoting its eighth edition at Victoria House, the show continues to advocate an outstanding selection of artwork. 130 artists from 14 different countries were selected from 700 applications by a committee of established individuals within the art world,…

Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall!

The “understated, modest little soirée”, as conductor John Rigby put it, was ever as spectacular as had been predicted. On having the most fantastic line up, the audience were entertained by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of London Choir and Band of the Royal Logistics Corps. Our much-loved and well-known classical pieces were presented, many of…

Origins at HEIST : An exquisite representation of nature and human identity.

Celebrating human identity and unchanged traditions from across the world, fine art photography exhibition Origins is exposed at HEIST. This anti-gallery, having been launched in June 2014, was the first of its kind in London that creates an immersive experience for the viewer in an uncommon way. With music and food inspired by and complimenting…