Berlin – the city that never sleeps. Every week, there’s a different festival taking place in the German capital. Almost every day, another vernissage is opening doors to the meanwhile innumerable galleries. Just behind us is the BERLIN PHOTO WEEK 2021, the creative festival for photography. This year’s edition was chock full of interesting conferences, panel talks, workshops, networking opportunities and after-show parties with international guests, including Bobby Sager, the philanthropist and photographer from Boston, USA. From the exhibitions at RAW Gelände in the main HUB in Haubentaucher and Cassiopeia, to the galleries throughout Berlin, everyone had the chance to marvel at the art of photography, celebrate it and, above all, experience it for the first time again in what feels like years.
Rolf Scheider, Casting Director and GoSee Correspondent : “BERLIN PHOTO WEEK 2021 is an experience for everyone who loves photography, and a place where, despite a cloud burst, there was a cheerful and positive atmosphere – although it was a bit damp.” GoSee: berlinphotoweek.com
Taking place this year as part of the BPW 2021 was the EyeEm Awards Ceremony. From 340,000 entries, winners were chosen in six categories along with the Photographer of the Year on Saturday 28 August, 2021, at Haubentaucher. Our congratulations go to all winners : Thiago Dezan – Photographer of the Year, Marie Simonova – in the category The Storyteller, George Kroustallis – in the category The Architect, Jongoas Albrecht – in the category The Portraitist, Song Gang – in the category The great Outdoors, Peter vom Schemm – in the category The Minimalist, and Jeremy John – in the category The Environmentalist.
The EyeEm exhibition with a selection of the submitted photographs is still open to visitors through 12 September, 2021, in the Rathenau Halls in Berlin Oberschöneweide. GoSee : eyeem.com
And now to the other events : From 6 through 12 September, the BERLIN FASHION WEEK is taking place with collections for Spring/Summer 2022. Several fashion shows are being held live again with an audience at Kraftwerk Berlin as well as via live stream as part of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. GoSee : mbfw.berlin
Awaiting visitors there are collections from designers such as Isabel Vollrath, Danny Reinke, Fassbender, Kilian Kerner, Rebekka Ruetz, and Florentina Leitner. Presented for the first time at Kraftwerk is also the Neo.Fashion Best Graduates Show. Neo.Fashion (GoSee : neofashion.de) is a platform for the best graduates from fashion universities and young designers from throughout Germany and the DACH region. This year, as part of the Fashion Week, nine shows by young fashion designers from German universities were held at Alte Münze in Berlin on 6 and 7 September. In addition, the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry in cooperation with the future network Neo.Fashion., hosted a speed-dating session for the first time, themed upon ‘Thread in Search of Needle’.
In various venues throughout the city, the latest collections from Maisonnoée, Anja Gockel, Marcel Ostertag, Last Heirs or Marc Cain can also be seen. Another side event during the Fashion Week was the VOGUING FASHION SHOW on 7 September, 2021, in Platte.Berlin, the new institution for young designers, with thirty looks by emerging talents from Berlin. GoSee : platte.berlin
Berlin-based designer Esther Perbandt invited guests to an evening full of art, music and conversation on 9 September, 2021 – in her BLACK UNIVERSE at her studio in Almstadtstrasse 3. On display for the first time in Berlin is one of her textile creations which she recently presented in a solo show at the Jochen Hempel Gallery in Leipzig alongside a portrait of the designer by photographer Sven Marquardt – which has never before been published. You’ll find further information on all events during the fashion week on the official calendar. GoSee : fashionweek.berlin
In September, the BERLIN FASHION FILM FESTIVAL 2021 is bringing together the most exhilarating personalities to discuss the latest innovations in conceptional storytelling and cutting-edge filmmaking. The screening session of the best fashion films is on 9 September from 7pm at Zoo Palast Berlin.
And on 10 September, BfFF, together with Campari and Studio 183, is inviting guests to a networking event at Bikini Berlin. GoSee : berlinfashionfilmfestival.net
Whoever is near the Tempelhof field between 9 and 12 September can stop by POSITIONS BERLIN, the Art Fair for Contemporary & Modern Art – where 110 international galleries are finally presenting their artistic pieces to a large audience of collectors, curators, institutions, and journalists. Tickets are available on: https://positions.de/
Our correspondent Rolf Scheider is, of course, reporting for us live from various events in Berlin as always. Feel free to spark up a conversation with him, take a photo together, and we’ll be seeing you in our GoSee.NEWS ;-)