Art Culture 

Call for entries for second August Sander Award – Prize for Portrait Photography

Open for artists up to 40 years old The August Sander Award – Prize for Portrait Photography, sponsored by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach in collaboration with Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne will be awarded for the second time in 2020. The prize is designed to promote young artists working in the field of documentary and conceptual photography. In honor of August Sander”s seminal contribution to portrait photography, the candidates” photographic work should primarily focus on portraiture. The prize is awarded every two years. National and international…

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Crowdfunding for the biggest nomad tent in the world

A German builds it together with nomads in Sahara Is there gonna be a new world record? At the moment there is a crowdfunding for the biggest nomad tent in the world on Indiegogo ( https://igg.me/at/desertroom/x/21816879#/). This over 1200qm large tent, handmade in traditional craftsmanship, is attracting all the attention of the world to the Sahara desert. There a German and a team of local nomads are building this tent. This would not be possible without the help of the nomadic women and their centuries-old craftsmanship. Thousands of meters of…

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Poetry of Plants

left: Karl Blossfeldt: Christmas rose, n.d.; right: Jim Dine: Entrada Drive, 2001-2003 (Source: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019) Photographs by Karl Blossfeldt, Jim Dine and Roselyne Titaud in Cologne On view: February 22 to July 21, 2019, in Room 1 Press preview: Wednesday, February 20, 11am (Please first obtain accreditation for the press preview by writing an informal e-mail to pr@sk-kultur.de) Opening: Thursday, February 21, 7pm Nature continually beguiles us with its wonders – the proliferating vegetation with myriad plant species and forms, their spatial disposition, the light that plays…

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Matryoschka receives coveted Kirkus Review

Matryoschka Heritage this sci-fi tale remains thoughtful and emotional Founded in 1933, Kirkus has been an authoritative voice in book discovery for 80 years. Kirkus Reviews magazine gives industry professionals a sneak peek at the most notable books being published weeks before they’re released. Kirkus serves the book reviews to consumers in a weekly email newsletter and on Kirkus.com, giving readers unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust. (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/) Kirkus Review of Matryoschka Alternative pasts and genders arise from a failed quantum energy experiment … this sci-fi tale remains thoughtful and…

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Tonight Show Guest Michael Wigge on Motivational Speaking Tour across the US

TV adventurer and four-time book author Michael Wigge has faced incredible travel challenges. He traveled the world for free and showed his audience the incredible: How can a single person travel 35,000 miles from Europe to Antarctica without a single penny of money in his pocket? The Los Angeles Times entitled Wigge “the ultimate budget traveler”, and Katy Perry called him on The Tonight Show “a cheap date” when Wigge had the chance to promote his book while Katy Perry presented her biography. (check out Youtube “Wigge Tonight Show” for…

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Was will ich werden? Wie ist das bei Künstlern? Berufung oder Planung? Und wie geht es später dann weiter?

Was will ich später mal werden ist der Gedanke, der Jungen und Mädchen schon in frühem Lebensalter umtreibt.   Den Beruf des Vaters oder der Mutter anstreben? Oder selbst einen finden oder gar erfinden? Einer Infografik der LEGO GmbH (Quelle: Presseportal.de) von 2013 ist zu entnehmen, Berufswünsche von Mädchen und Jungen sind heute kaum andere sind, als vor 20, 30 Jahren. Waren es früher bei Jungen Förster, Polizist und Pilot, ist heute lediglich der Förster durch den Fußballspieler ausgetauscht. Bei Mädchen sind die Berufswünsche statistisch eher gleich geblieben. Tierärztin, Kinderkrankenschwester,…

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Sound Of Sun – The Egyptian producer

Sound Of Sun Logo Oriental influence mixed with modern sound Now it is official, good sound does not inevitably come from the States or Europe. The proof comes from Sound Of Sun, an Egyptian producer and artist who has dedicated himself to the Deep and Tech House. He delivered his debut album on 11/11/18 and shines with a great sound that mixes the modern with oriental influence. It’s not just some normal sound, no, it’s soundtracks that every film studio and filmmaker should keep in mind. A whopping 10 tracks…

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News about Battl Victory Records and the Founder

Brand of Battl Victory Records News about Battl Victory Records and short Interview with the founder. On 15.11. This year it is time again. Battl Victory Records celebrates the two-year-old. Since the foundation a lot has happened. Afterwards, the founder Battl comments. Partly owed by the new regulations DSGVO and partly to expand the company, particular emphasis was placed on the customer. These should be offered a better shopping and listening experience. The record company, founded in 2016, is constantly expanding its portfolio. Which is due to the new artists.…

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Blackspace develops new visual identity for the Munich Symphony Orchestra

Poster advertising for the Munich Symphony Orchestra in the subway. Blackspace, the brand experience agency, partners with the Munich Symphony Orchestra to launch the “Concert 2.0” project – making the orchestra visible to the public with a fresh new look. The Munich Symphony Orchestra has completely restructured itself for the 2018/2019 season. After receiving the “Exzellente Orchesterlandschaft Deutschland” (“Excellent German Orchestra”) sponsorship award from the German State Ministry of Culture and Media, they are now handling their subscription series themselves. The symphony is taking a bold, experimental approach to this…

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