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[Kulturbahn #34] March 13th – March 19th



► Monday: Populism, Politics & Propaganda 

This debate and panel talk questions the role of media and press in today’s rise of right-wing populism. On the one hand, the trend of “fake news” or alternative facts undermines the reliability of the media, especially in Trump’s America. On the other hand, journalists who want to uncover the truth face public threats and even arrests, like those in Turkey. In the face of all those challenges, who can uncover the truth? Who checks the facts?

  • When: 20:00 – 22:00
  • Where: Bar Jeder Vernunft – Schaperstr. 24, 10719
  • Admission: free

► Tuesday: A House in Berlin Screening 

Tracing her connection to a historic building in Berlin after inheriting it from a late Jewish relative, this movie follows the young woman’s journey into Germany’s past. She uncovers more questions than answers.

  • When: 20:30
  • Where: Lichtblick Kino – Kastanienallee 77, 10435
  • Admission: 6,50€ for two tickets

► Wednesday: Picture(s) Now – Constructions of Temporality 

We photograph to remember. We photograph to forget.”

This exhibition investigates the nature of memory and photography in today’s social media advancements. The works featured are based on the notion that “social media has led to a new conceptualization of the moment.” Instead of physical photo albums, our memories are now stored digitally. Does this affect their meaning? How does the material alter memory? Does the constant flow of images remove the bridge between the past and present? This exhibition tackles such questions.

  • When: 11:00 – 19:00
  • Where: Photography Museum – Jebensstraße 2, 10623
  • Admission: 5

► Thursday: Female Voice of Iran Opening Concert 

Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, women in Iran have been forbidden to sing, their voices silenced. But the status quo is gradually changing as opportunities for singing lessons are opening up to young girls. This music festival is radical as it offers a space for female Iranian singers to express their voice and musical talents and it functions as a means to preserve and protect Iran’s musical and cultural heritage, which is currently at risk from the restrictions imposed upon it.

  • When: 19:00
  • Where: Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin – Schwedter Straße 269, 10119
  • Admission: 15€ for festival pass

► Friday: Proceed at your own Risk

Artist Kristen Stolle’s series Monsanto Intervention and Animal Pharm explores the impact of chemical companies on American food supply and the tension between corporate interests and public health. Creating collages from various material sources like medical books, agricultural catalogues, and post-war magazine advertisements, Stolle confronts and challenges environmental politics, biotechnology, and corporate industry narratives. Alluding to George Orwell’s dystopian fable “Animal Farm”, Stolle’s works also criticize genetic engineering, pharmaceuticals and animal testing.

  • When: 15:00 – 19:00
  • Where: Nome – Dolzigerstr. 31, 10247
  • Admission: 6

► Saturday: LUST – Unheard Female Fantasies 

This creative performance of female sexual biographies and unheard fantasies breaks social taboos and comfort-zones to bring female lust to the stage. Through interviews and other research techniques, the artists collected information on a wide range of sexual preferences and tendencies, documenting how diverse lust can be. The artists base their performance on theoretical and conceptual frameworks from Foucault to Tinder in order to convey the meaning of female lust.

  • When: 20:00
  • Where: Theaterdiscounter – Klosterstr. 44, 10179
  • Admission: 9,90

► Sunday: Nostalgia Flea-market 

Spring is finally here! Take a stroll in Tierpark and admire Mother Nature while treasure-hunting for souvenirs and antiques. You can do all that while helping save animals and the environment: All the profits made from purchases will go towards environmental and animal protection programmes like “Save the Rhino”.

  • When: 9:00 – 16:00
  • Where: Am Tierpark 125, 10319
  • Admission: free

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