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Foam: Lunch Bytes Amsterdam


In the course of 2014, four events will take place, each of which is dedicated to a specific topic. International artists, scholars, designers, curators and intellectuals are invited to give short presentations before engaging in a panel discussion moderated by Marcel Feil, Foam's Deputy Director Artistic Affairs, and Melanie Bühler, curator of Lunch Bytes. Programme 15 June Whenever we access information online, we tap into databases. However, due to their lack of visibility, databases have not yet become major issues of public discourse... Read More »

Siemens museum for medical technology opens in Erlangen


The historic space once occupied by a machine shop dating to 1893 showcases selected pieces such as the first X-ray, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems from Siemens while also providing background information and explaining how these technologies work. The Siemens MedMuseum also traces the development of the various companies that were predecessors of Siemens Healthcare. For Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian Minister of the Interior and Building, this specific exhibition concept underscores the exceptional position ... Read More »

Bertelsmann Stiftung: May in Berlin – dare to dream


The International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN has its sights set on the future. Liz Mohn, co-chairwoman of Bertelsmann Stiftung, sent out invitations for the prize winners' concert at the Bertelsmann's offices on Unter den Linden in Berlin. "Last fall, these young singers came to Gütersloh for the competition from all over the world – the US, Russia, Moldova and South Korea. Each and every one of them had big dreams. And in the finals, all their hard work and discipline were finally rewarded and they fulfilled their dream of winning the... Read More »

Tiffany & Co. introduces a colorful addition to Paloma’s sugar stacks


Paloma’s Sugar Stacks include her favorite gemstones: amethyst, blue and pink sapphires, rose quartz and blue topaz. Tiffany artisans hand cut the square-shaped and pavé stones and set them in 18 karat yellow, white and rose gold. According to the designer, the stylized setting “highlights each gem’s brilliant natural color and allows the contoured stones to nestle comfortably together. “After the popularity of the first Sugar Stacks collection I wanted to design more options for playing with color and combining the stones,” she says. “The r... Read More »

The BMW LSO open air classics again a major success


The London Symphony Orchestra, with its Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev and conductor Timothy Redmond, again played to a capacity crowd of Londoners and visitors of all ages on Sunday evening May 11. This was the third highly successful annual concert in the BMW LSO Open Air Classics series in Trafalgar Square, a joint initiative by BMW and the LSO. The programme was all Prokofiev, featuring his First Symphony, suites from his ballet Romeo and Juliet and a suite from the film Lieutenant Kijé in a special arrangement by Gareth Glynn. Some ... Read More »

New movie explores the future frontiers of Formula One


American director Bryan Gregg is at the helm of the project having previously worked on the Emmy award winning Discovery Channel series “Deadliest Catch.” Human Ignition investigates key areas of F1® in 2030: the cars, the drivers, the technology and the experience for fans of motorsport. Human Ignition presents a future in which drivers will compete in a ‘breathable’ car made of moveable alloys that know when the engine is overheating. Advances in technology will also allow drivers to view slip-streams from vehicles through augmented realit... Read More »

Aspiring filmmaker celebrates mothers in ‘The Extra Mile’


“We chose ‘The Extra Mile’ because it’s a beautiful tribute to what Mothers’ Day is all about – a day to honor mothers and show appreciation for all of the special things they do every day,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. Viramontez was inspired by a perfect morning described by his sister, mother to his 18-month old niece, and cast his friends and their child in the spot. “The father is a close friend of mine, and when I was going through the casting process, I was trying to find actors that looked like him,... Read More »

Volkswagen looks back on three years of successful partnership with the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and MOMA ps1


With Volkswagen’s support MoMA and MoMA PS1 currently host two exhibitions that are dedicated to influential German artists: Sigmar Polke and Christoph Schlingensief who mainly worked as film director. Over the course of the special weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to make visits to both expositions as well as to the special celebration of art and music, “Night At The Museum”. Donna Huanca, a performance artist in New York and Berlin, will be a highlight of the multifaceted program which also includes guest DJs Matthew Higgs and Spen... Read More »

EU rewards 27 groups for services to cultural heritage


From among 160 entries, panels of experts picked 6 projects as Grand Prix winners: a project to restore the vernacular architecture of the late-16th to mid-19th century Walser Houses in Alagna Valsesia, Italy the conservation of 8 wine-making cooperatives in Catalonia, Spain, built in the early 20th century in the Modernist style and still in use today research into Roman building methods in the Peloponnese, Greece Kempen Landscape heritage association, which has devised a unique way of conserving and managing 800 hectares of a histor... Read More »

Jen Ray reinterprets MEISSEN®


In her Berlin and New York City studios, Jen Ray produces large-format drawings, sculpture, video and performance installations, creating a world where Amazonian militants march across dystopian landscapes, fantasy spaces are occupied by rebels, and provocateurs pose in resplendent decadence. Her work speaks the language of social decay and upheaval, populated by female soldiers, deviants, and trouble makers loosely obeying orders with an attitude beyond reproach. Connecting these themes with a fragile material like porcelain was a challenge... Read More »

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