Pictures of the NORDWIND festival at Volksbühne

29.11.2015: 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.

  Olga Jitlina honored with Art Prize of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

28.11.2015: The Russian video and performance artist Olga Jitlina, based in St. Petersburg, was honored last Thursday with the "Hans und Lea Grundig-Preis 2015", the art prize of the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation which commemorates the antifascist artists Hans Grundig (1901-1958) and Lea Grundig (1906-1977) of Dresden.

  Two reviews of the NORDWIND exhibition in Berlin

23.11.2015: „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

09.11.2015: 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 video 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

  Invitation to the opening of the festival and exhibition on 13th of November

06.11.2015: ​
We would like to invite you warmly to the opening on Friday, the 13th of November. Admission to the exhibition, performances and the Balagan-disco is free. From 8 p.m. the exhibition „BALAGAN!!! Contemporary Art from the Former Soviet Union and Other Mythical Places“ in Max Liebermann Haus is open, already from 7.30 p.m. ZIP GROUP, an artist collective from Krasnador, provides the warm-up on Pariser Platz.


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