Pictures of the NORDWIND festival at Volksbühne

There was a gorgeous audience and a nice atmosphere on the first five NORDWIND evenings, which where sold out, at Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. You can find some impressions of MEET THE SHAMAN, ANTIKÖRPER and FIGURES OF SILENCE, taken by Dario-Jacopo Laganà here.

  Two reviews of the NORDWIND exhibition in Berlin

„Balagan!!! Contemporary Art in the Former Soviet Union and Other Mythical Places“, curated by David Elliott (only until 23/12):

„A desperate finding of reality, a retrospect on failed utopias, a Punch-and-Judy show of the powerful...“ (taz, 23/11) *
„All works of the exhibition lead from opressive constellations and developments to an artistic response to a world, both intense in color and form, overdrawn and bright, and visionary as well as futuristic, which must not descend into chaos, to humans, who understand and know how to use chaos as energy.“ (Art in Berlin, 17/11)

  More than 1.500 guests celebrated the opening of NORDWIND in Kühlhaus

Yesterday the opening of the 6th NORDWIND Festival has been celebrated until late into the night in Kühlhaus am Gleisdreieck in Berlin. More than 1.500 guests came to have a party on five floors inside of the impressive brick building.
On the ground floor the Moscow artist Sasha Frolova (image) showed her Aquaaerobika-show, which was enthusiastically celebrated by the audience.

  NORDWIND - about Pjotr Pawlenski's today's arrestment

Pjotr Pawlenski, a featured artist of the NORDWIND FESTIVAL that begins on Friday, was detained on Monday morning in Moscow by Russian authorities after he set the Russian Security Service (FSB) entryway on fire as a political performance in protest against governmental terrorism. In Russia the building has been known as "Lubjanka" as a synonym for government repression since the Soviet era. A for his action was temporarily published on the video platform Vimeo and was at the center of Russian social media yesterday. » Report of the Luzerner Zeitung



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