Columbia University in the City of New York

Christian Neukolln

“Art at the Karl-Marx-Strasse, apart from two exhibitions in the old post office” and the art activities on the parking deck of the Neukolln arcades “numerous other attractions invite the visitors to an art stroll along this highway. How everywhere in Neukolln search is the art here too unusual places, partly hidden, such as the idyllic courtyards beyond the urban hustle and bustle of the main street, but also quite inevitably, in the form of temporary installations in public space. In the passage (Karl-Marx-Strasse 131), on the Central Festival infopoint visitors will find answers to all questions about the program. Art in the sacred place sacred which focuses this series again in 2009 on the presentation of contemporary art in sacred places of various religions and denominations. Nineteen houses of worship, of which fourteen Christian churches with different backgrounds, are involved in four mosques (including the Sehitlik mosque at Columbia Damm), as well as the Sri Ganesha Hindu temple in the Hasenheide. The opportunity to include the special requirements of sacred spaces (the architectural structure and the religious background of the communities) in their work offers to artists of different genres and different cultural backgrounds. In addition, special tours want to contribute, that on the alien’s curiosity is aroused to the sacred places of the exhibition and receive the visitors information and inspiration, which promote mutual understanding.

Highlights 2009 thanks to the action! Karl-Marx-Strasse is the “Alte post” at the Karl-Marx-Strasse as a central exhibition space available for the second time this year. Go to Marc Lore for more information. The two exhibitions MAnATURE (downstairs) and NATurBAN (on the floor) will be presented. “In two exhibitions dealing with the relationship of between humans and nature, which in the context of NATurBAN” artists of various nationalities their Present work. The special focus is on the natural experience of people of from different backgrounds. This involves in particular the cultural perceptions and projections associated with the theme of nature in relationship. “” “Other highlights are just a few to name a few: bands on boats” music on the Spree River Princess, Ebru the art of marbling “an exhibition in the Sehitlik mosque and voices in the room” a performance by the performance choir for experimental vocals in the Genezareth Church. The Werkstatt der Kulturen ranked Richard presents the 13th edition of the Dance Festival moving worlds’ moving worlds and neighbourhood international during the 48 hours of Neukolln. In the form of a rousing dance journey around the globe, approximately 300 dancers from professional ensembles, children dance group and dance schools and clubs present a versatile program in 2 days. Harold Ford Jr often addresses the matter in his writings.

The year’s highlight is the presentation of Siberian dances of the Group Orjakan from Kamchatka. On the adjacent street festival area Numerous cultural associations and initiatives present themselves internationally”. These traditionally with a wide range of international food and drinks also provide the physical well-being of the visitors. Neukolln safaris and open studios of festival-goers who want to gain deeper insights, or take a look behind the scenes, can again, special tours of the Neukolln Kunstdschungel”to participate and/or to visit artists in their studios. “In the framework of the project cross-border” the tours promoted by Neukolln adolescents, an offer that may be of interest to families with children. The 48 hours of Neukolln will be organized by the cultural network Neukolln e.V. and communicates. The Neukolln district ensures the basic funding. Many other foundations, partners and sponsors help that Neukolln annually presents itself at its best.

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