Rinko Kawauchi nominated for Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012

Nominated for her publication Illuminance, published by Editions Xavier Barral (France, 2011). Hailed for her ability to turn the mundane into the extraordinary and poetic, Kawauchi’s work explores themes of life, death and the everyday. Illuminance, the result of both commissions and personal projects, spans fifteen years of her practice. Using a soft palette of […]

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Love’s Whirlpool by Daisuke Miura

Love’s Whirlpool A dating evening for four couples, three beds and voyeurs European premiere TEXT / DIRECTION Daisuke Miura [Tokyo] With Ryotaro Yonemura, Yusuke Furusawa, Ryo Iwase, Hideaki Washio, Hiroyuki Aoki, Katsuyuki Iizuka, Runa Endo, Megumi Nitta, Yoshiko Miyajima, Juri Takagi STAGE MANAGER Kiyonaga Matsushita STAGE Toshie Tanaka LIGHT Takashi Ito SOUND Yoshihiro Nakamura FILM […]

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Kyohei Sakaguchi Mobile House @ Berliner Festspiele

By Yoske Nishiumi I am so excited to help organizing an opening party of Kyohei Sakaguchi’s exhitbition at Haus Der Berliner Festspiele. It is a project of Sakaguchi to build a house for Marino Formenti who will play piano and live inside of this space for three weeks. The house is built around a big […]

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Interview with Oliver Reichenstein

Arriving in Japan without any knowledge of the language, I lived in a world without words, where, almost like a baby, I had to learn everything from scratch. I think the experience of being illiterate and then slowly growing back into society has made me a better designer. When you can’t read or write and […]

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DESIGN GYMNASTICS @ Berlin 2012

The 2nd edition of the summer design workshop “DESIGN GYMNASTICS@Berlin 2012” directed by Masayo Ave will take place in 16-20 July 2012 in Berlin. The 5 days concentrate workshop will be held in the institute’s new workshop atelier in the historical masterpiece architecture designed by Pier Vago, which is deeply hidden in Berlin Tiergarten – […]

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Berlin Documentary Forum 2

Amidst the in-between — Documentary films from Japan [PDF] Screening and conversation – Eduardo Thomas with Günter Nitschke OV, English subtitles Eduardo Thomas will present a fragment of his ongoing research into the Japanese concept of “ma” (a structuring absence), screening short films by Matsumoto Toshio and Ito Takashi and a feature film by Kawase Naomi. In conversation with Günter […]

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The Berliner Philharmonie right now!

The Digital Concert Hall is actually reserved for concert broadcasts by the Berliner Philharmoniker. Occasionally the orchestra makes exceptions, especially when youth orchestras are invited to perform. This season, we are broadcasting several concerts by such ensembles. In addition to the National Youth Orchestra of Germany and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, you can now hear […]

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Ishimoto Yasuhiro at Bauhaus Archiv Museum of Design

Katsura Imperial Villa. Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro 18 January – 12 March 2012 Katsura Imperial Villa, which was constructed in the 17th century and is located in the environs of Kyoto, held great fascination for many European architects who travelled to Japan, including Walter Gropius and Bruno Taut. Ishimoto Yasuhiro numbered among the very few […]

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