Artist Ai Weiwei’s first day at work as a university professor, a connoisseur festival, a party with Nicholas Jaar, and other ways to deal with the seasonal apathy in the capital of vice and youth with the help of a free tour Berlin.
Podium Discussion with Ai Weiwei at the University of the Arts
For the most famous and contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, the Chinese authorities have recently returned passports, and with them the right to travel abroad. He immediately took advantage of this opportunity and accepted an invitation to become a professor at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Anyone can watch his first working day in a new place – on November 1, a meeting will be held in the UdK concert hall, during which the Chinese artist will answer questions from professors of the University of Arts and notes from the audience in a talk show format.
The event will be held in Chinese, English, and German. Admission is free, but the seats, of course, ran out on the first day. This does not prevent you from monitoring the meeting page on Facebook or standing at the entrance of the concert hall with a Ticket needed sign.
Jazzfest Berlin is one of the most important and largest events on the jazz scene in Europe. By the way, the festival owes its origin to Nikolai Nabokov, a native of Belarus and cousin of the writer Vladimir Nabokov, who managed to get the Miles Davis Quintet as the first headliner in 1964.
This year the festival of zines – small independent samizdat magazines – has its first anniversary. For the fifth year now, fans of self-publishing and comics meet in Berlin to exchange their creations, steal a couple of great ideas from others and learn from workshops. For example, this year it will be possible to listen to lectures on the history of the Parisian artists of the 70s, improve your typography or learn about the most popular underground comic book in the GDR. Following the logic of DIY culture, of which zines are a part, the organizers invite everyone to participate, both as volunteers and organizers, to make the event really cool.
Retrospective of Anton Corbijn at C|O Berlin
On November 7, C|O Berlin opens a large exhibition of photographs by Anton Corbijn. This is the same person who made the film “Control” about Ian Curtis and videos for Joy Division, Nirvana, Depeche Mode, Metallica, U2, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and many others, on whom not only you but also your parents grew up. The retrospective will feature over 600 photographs and films from over 40 years of Dutch camera genius. Be sure to go, especially since the retrospective is available right up to the end of January 2016. Your children will envy you – exhibitions like this don’t take place very often in Berlin!
DJ set Nicolas Jaar at Ipse
On the night of November 11, you will have the opportunity to see live the one you listened to two years ago when it was not mainstream. Nico Jaar returns to Berlin with his Other People labelmate Valentin Stip to warm you up on a cold autumn night. If you get inside, of course. It seems that there will be 50 times more applicants than those who will get tickets. Tickets, by the way, are not yet on sale, and no one knows when they will appear – follow the event on Facebook.
As you can see, there are many things to do in Berlin in Autumn, so, don’t waste your time and book the cheapest tickets now.