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[Kulturbahn #28] January 30th – February 5th



► Monday: Brazilian Film Festival 

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For all the cinema and movie lovers, take note: the annual Brazilian film festival brings to the screen a diversity of stories, styles, humans and lifestyles. The movies screened are of various lengths, budgets, a wide range of topics and genres. From documentaries to musicals, to suspense, drama, and biographies, the film festival is sure to cater to everyone’s interests. Make sure to check out the program for the day’s movies!

  • When: 18:00-24:00
  • Where:  Babylon Cinema – Rosa Luxemburg str. 30, 10178
  • Admission: 8€

► Tuesday: Golden Ratio Exhibition

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Is there a mathematical principle behind all beauty, whether natural or man-made? Or is the golden ratio just a myth? This exhibition tackles those questions by tracing the history of the golden ratio and its development in art and examining its prevalence in social media today in a collection of over 250 objects from architecture, art, design, nature and music. Also, a sense of virtual reality is created by the interactive aspect of the exhibition, as the audience get to judge for themselves whether certain objects truly have a golden ratio.

  • When: 9:00 – 20:00
  • Where:  Communication Museum – Leipziger Straße 16, 10117 Berlin
  • Admission: 3€

► Wednesday: Cameroon & Congo: In Search of Traces & Phantom Geography

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Using photography and video installations, Andréas Lang uncovers forgotten places in Cameroon and Congo as he reflects on Germany’s colonial history in Africa. His compositions blur the line between reality and illusion, as he not only focuses on tangible archaeology and geography, but on imagined ones also. The installations show the significance of historical occurrences for shaping the present and how people adapt to extraordinary circumstances throughout history.

  • When: 10:00-18:00
  • Where:  German Historical Museum – Unter den Linden 2, 10117
  • Admission: 4€

► Thursday: Shoes. Bricks. Me. Reflections from Auschwitz 

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Commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the captives of Auschwitz, this exhibition gives the audience a glimpse into the memories, thoughts and reflections of the survivors. Their hopes and fears for the future are voiced, memories shared and the past reflected upon.

  • When: 9:00-18:00
  • Where:  German Resistance Memorial Center – Stauffenbergstraße 13-14, 10785
  • Admission: free

►Friday: Art & Cultural Politics against Right-wing Conservative Monopolization

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There are many ways to take a political stand against the growth of right-wing conservative politics. Art and cultural productions can be a way towards social and political change. This series of panel talks and discussions urges individuals from various fields, such as the arts, politics, and sociology, to develop practical strategies to counter the right-wing political influence on art and cultural productions.

  • When: 20:00
  • Where:  Ballhaus Naunynstr. 27, 10997
  • Admission: 8€

► Saturday: Ammar Al-Beik: Lost Images Berlin/Damascus 

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Consisting of photographs the visual artist and filmmaker Ammar Al-Beik found in his hometown Damascus, this exhibition fuses his war-torn country and his newly found home in Berlin. His works and this collection deal with themes of identity, autobiography, loss of innocence and vulnerability.

  • When: 10-18:00
  • Where: Neukölln Museum – Alt-Britz 81, 12359 Berlin
  • Admission: free

► Sunday: Indoor Flea market in Treptow

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What is a better way to spend a cold Sunday than strolling through stalls of authentic vintage wares as you hunt small treasures whose existence would have never crossed your mind? Treptower indoor flea market is the ideal spot for all your quirky shopping desires and you get to stay warm!

  • When: 10:00-16:00
  • Where:  Treptower Art Center – Eichenstr. 4, 12435 Berlin
  • Admission: free

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