Weekly Events: May 8 -14

Posted on May 8, 2006

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Zurich – Exhibit: After the Curfew
Zurich contributor Julie recommends catching “After the Curfew”, an exhibit of the work of three Iraqi artists (Wathiq Al-Ameri, Wamidh Al-Ameri, and Ali Al-Fatlawi) who fled their home country during the regime of Saddam Hussein. She writes: After a long and difficult journey through Jordan, Sudan, and Libya, they eventually came to Switzerland and settled in the region around Zurich.

The exhibit takes place at platform elf, included paintings, mixed-media pieces, video installations, and a performance piece. The works address the current state of Iraq as a country at war, although somehow in a less graphic way than we expected. I really enjoyed the show, and would recommend it to anyone who has a chance to see it before its closing on May 13th.
When: May 12, 20:30pm
Where: Platform Elf

 
Pisa – Future Fashion Event
Head to Pisa if you want to find out what you’ll be wearing in the not so distant future! Dedicated to exploring how science and technology affect aspects of everyday life and culture, the three day event will feature art installations, performances and a technology intensive Fashion Show. Expect artists, speakers and designers from Italy, USA, France and UK to congregate for the event.
When: May 20, 21
Where: Stazione Leopolda, Pisa
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Berlin – Achtung Berlin Film Awards
Local film festival and industry schmooze fest, Achtung Berlin is returning to town showcasing the German metropolis through the eyes of homegrown and foreign talent. This year the festival is broadening its scope with a Hungarian film programme as part the new Metropoles of the World series. It’s also the occasion to get a glimpse of this year’s nominated film newcomers in the festival’s First Step competition. Deadline for accreditation is May 5.
When: May 11 – 17
Where: Hackesche Höfe Filmtheater
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Amsterdam – Exhibition Beijing / Immigrants in China
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Contemporary Beijing through the lens of Yee Ling Tang. Get a feel for the Chinese in their natural habitat. Images of youngsters during their night out; clubbing, dancing, drinking and having fun. Photos of those who live in Hutongs. But also works, which show the contrast between the poor and the more Western-oriented rich.
When: until May 28, Wed-Sun 13:00-20:00
Where: Melkweg Galerie, Marnixtraat 409, phone 020-5318181
Free