Bridging Cultures Exhibition by Susanne Rikus
Giving the New world a Home in ancient Berlin....
Art and architecture, Paintings by Susanne Rikus in Prachtwerk.
The artist is based in Berlin and has her own gallery near the botanical garden.
She travelled the World, lived in Hawaii and Canada and met different cultures, native Culture that can give us Inspiration to connect in healthy ways with our soul.
Next year she is celebrating 25 years of being a freelance artist who has her work exhibited worldwide... Hawaii, Cap Cod, Peru and Canada...
For 2 years, she has owned her own Gallery in Heckmann Höfe, Berlin
Art is a universal language that bridges Culture.
Prachtwerk gives Home modern souls a place of connecting with all cultures and arts.
Susanne Rikus' goal is to empower people to believe in themselves and their dreams.
Where the rainbow meets the earth...is were wonder can happen....
Art and vocals by Susanne Rikus
Downstairs in Gallery:
Berlin Mafia Photo Collective
The Exhibition Name: City Grips
City Grips is a photographic project developed by the photography collective Berlin Mafia as part of the Month of Photography in Berlin. Four of its members decided to work together on a common issue: the links and ties they forged with their city. Being all migrants in Berlin, they decided to take advantage of their diverse experiences and visions to analyze their own connections with the city. A kaleidoscopic, subjective and fractional photographic answer arises from this process.
The photographers worked together by asking themselves the same question: how does Berlin grip us? It is no news that Berlin is a diverse place. For some people, it is a place called home. For others, just another city on the map: an item to cross off the bucket list. Still, for many who happen to live there, the main question remains: Why Berliners do stay? It could be for a month, a year or forever… people coming here usually don’t remain intact. It seems therefore interesting to study the interactions they build with the city. To address this matter, the photographers explored their surroundings, experimenting with different techniques, sharing their visions and pictures all along the process. This collaboration leads to a heterogeneous photographic
production, displaying differences and particular ways of seeing Berlin and getting connected to it.
It turns out for each of them the city could be seen as an autonomous entity. Berlin grabs people unaware, whether they choose the city freely or not. City Grips is about the process of being captured by a place, a condition of belonging, how and why it happens.
The Photographers are:
Valentina Di Berardino
Girlz Who Shoot
Girlz Who Shoot is an international female photographer’s collective from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
We’re based in Europe, North America, Canada, the Middle East and Latin America, joined together by a love of photography, a belief for equality, and the desire to exchange.
Coming from different genres, our collective interprets life in all its aspects through a female gaze. Our exhibition aims to show the abundance of creativity, diversity and strength of women in photography.
Daniele Roccaro, 1984, is an artist and designer, lives and works in Berlin.
He studied architecture in Italy and Spain. After completing his studies, he moved to Vienna where he works as a designer, then he moved to Berlin in 2011 where he lives and works both as a painter and an architect...
Professionally educated as a ballet dancer, Elise Scheider spent 12 years of her early life learning from the awareness of her body as her working instrument. Since a young age she was fascinated by shapes and movements of the human being. She evolved through daily observation of other dancers, on stage and in their training.
Looking for new creative possibilities, she then turned to graphic design and visual communication.
Combining it with her knowledge of the body and movement, she jumps from technique to technique, adapting them to the current needs of her work.