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<P>Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Revolution Kid (Calf), 2012Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, fibreglass, leather taxidermy calf head, Blackberry and 24 carat gold gilded gun and rope, 144.8 x 127 x 127 cm / (57 x 50 x 50 in)Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014©the artist and courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern</P>

Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Revolution Kid (Calf), 2012
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, fibreglass, leather taxidermy calf head, Blackberry and 24 carat gold gilded gun and rope, 144.8 x 127 x 127 cm / (57 x 50 x 50 in)
Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014
©the artist and courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern

Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Making Eden
BERLIN, GERMANY  •  Blain|Southern  •  15 February - 19 April 2014
Blain|Southern presents Making Eden, the first solo gallery exhibition in Berlin by British-based, Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE, whose art explores the relationship between African identity and European colonialism. Shonibare is best known for working with visual symbols, especially the richly patterned Dutch wax fabric, produced in Europe for a West African market, which he uses in a wide range of applications

Bringing together a body of entirely new work across two floors of Blain|Southern's Berlin gallery, Making Eden explores the theme of revolution, drawing a stark contrast between the utopian ideals inherent in anarchic action and the darker realities of its consequences. Particularly pertinent in today’s global climate of social and political disillusionment, Shonibare explores both historical and contemporary cycles of revolution, seeking to demonstrate the destructive patterns of human behaviour that repeat themselves across time.

Blain|Southern Website

Contact: Blain|Southern
Potsdamer Straße 77–87
10785 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 64 49 31 510

Iñaki Bonillas & Sandra Vasquez de la Horra : The numerically inferior male figures are soldiers, clowns, men with erections, men dangling off trees, little boys – or Christ.
BERLIN, GERMANY  •  Niels Borch Jensen  •  15 January - 26 April 2014

Chilean artist Sandra Vasquez de la Horra (born 1967) has created a series of personal drypoint prints that, as with her earlier work, speak of fears, visualize dreams and nightmares, and recount memories. Lone figures are often drawn without limbs or skin, raw and disarmed and yet exuding an air of determination. The dominance of the female figure stands out: mothers, nuns, saints, seductresses, prisoners, damned ones. The numerically inferior male figures are soldiers, clowns, men with erections, men dangling off trees, little boys – or Christ. They are deeply catholic or deeply pagan, but in any case radiate a base sexuality. The figures mostly seem to hover on the paper – perspective plays almost no role in her compositions. 

Meanwhile Mexican artist Iñaki Bonillas’(born 1981) most recent series of photogravures, entitled Theme and Variations (2013), continues his persistent exploration of the ways in which individuals constantly edit, and accept others' editings, of the world around them. The photographs from which the project originates are a series of documentative images of a car crash that Bonillas found in an album inherited from his grandfather in 2000. The clinical account of the damages caused to his grandfather’s 1961 Peugeot 403 coexists bizarrely alongisde typical family scenes and memories album.
With this clash of contents in mind, Bonillas worked on combining the 8 original photographs, beginning by splitting them each in half, and then pairing the resulting 16 halves until all possible permutations were achieved. The result is 240 unique photogravures that never repeat a single combination.

Both Sandra Vasquez de la Horra and  Iñaki Bonillas have had numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally are featured in public and private collections across the globe.

Niels Borch Jensen Website

Contact: Niels Borch Jensen - Gallery & Editions
Lindenstrasse 34, 2
10969 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 6150 7448

Events in Classical Music

Martha Argerich, piano : Daniel Barenboim, piano
BERLIN, GERMANY  •  Berliner Philharmonie  •  19 April 2014

Mozart: Sonata for two pianos in D major K. 448
Schubert: Variations on an Original Theme in A flat major for piano four hands D 813
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (Version for piano four hands)

Martha Argerich, piano
Daniel Barenboim, piano

Berliner Philharmonie Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Berliner Philharmonie
Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
10785 Berlin

Tel: (49) 30 25488 12

Events in Dance

Mauro Bigonzetti: <EM>Caravaggio</EM>Staatsballetts Berlin
Mauro Bigonzetti: Caravaggio
Staatsballetts Berlin
Mauro Bigonzetti: Caravaggio
BERLIN, GERMANY  •  Staatsoper unter den Linden  •  14 February - 13 June 2014

Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti
Music: Bruno Moretti
Set and Light design: Carlo Cerri
Costume design: Kristopher Millar
Lois Swandale

Paul Connelly, conductor
Orchestra Staatskapelle Berlin

Solisten und Corps de ballet des Staatsballetts Berlin

Mauro Bigonzetti is one of the leading choreographers of the Italian ballet which freed itself from the predominance of mainly classical opera companies in the 1980’s. He created his choreographies mainly for the Aterballetto in Reggio Emilia that helped him to fame and worldwide attention. “When I think of Caravaggio, I think of the artist and the human being at the same time. These are the two sides of the human existence that interest me in particular. The relations of these two worlds are the inspiration for this work: the inner world on the one hand – and how it evolves artistically on the other.”

Mauro Bigonzetti developed Caravaggio in collaboration with the Staatsballett Berlin.

Staatsoper unter den Linden Website

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Contact: Staatsoper
Unter den Linden 7
10117 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 343 84 01

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