Archive: May 2012

Interview: Zeina Durra

Zeina Durra is a Bosnian-Palestinian-Jordanian-Lebanese filmmaker who was born and brought up in London and spent her 20s in New York. Her first feature, “The Imperialists Are Still Alive!” debuted at Sundance in 2010, and follows Asya, a young artist who shares the same ancestry as Durra, as she navigates through post-9/11 New York, while living in a glamorous world of fur coats, limousines, and private clubs in the back of noodle shops. I met up with Zeina while she was in town for the Biennale for a spontaneous interview outside KW.

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Guide: How to Shop Berlin Designers in Berlin

As you might have noticed, I’m an eager follower of the work of Berlin-based designers, and I want them to be successful – so the idea to assemble a guide on how to shop Berlin-based designers in the city is not too far off our way. Let’s be honest: one of the most important things for a fashion brand is to sell their designs — so go out and shop NOW:

Interview: Jana Johanna Häckel

Jana Johanna Häckel is a Berlin-based curator who’s worked for the Verein der Freunde der National Galerie as well as the Boros Collection, and will soon begin a ph.D position in Brussels. Her most recent exhibition “Languages of Revolution” is now on at Kleine Humboldt Galerie in Mitte. The exhibition features artists from nine different countries, with each artist showing works related to the global protest movement which was sparked by last year’s Arab Spring. I sat down with her to talk about the artists’ works and their relation to Berlin’s art scene.

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