6 locations, 8 stages, more than 80 international artists

Words By Marc Yates
Photos By Main Photo: Boom Pam

Date: 31.08.16 – 02.09.16
Location: Neukölln

Starting August 31st, Neukölln will come alive with exclusive presentations from more than 80 international artists. Movie premieres, DJ sets, talks, readings, concerts, exhibitions and other performances will offer a cross-section of contemporary culture.

On top of already announced renowned names such as Thurston Moore, Fatima Al Qadiri, Selda Bağcan, and a large number of newcomers, organisers are adding even more artists to the line-up. Among them are Joseph Mount and Metronomy, with Mount presenting his new album Summer 08 in the form of a DJ set on opening night – his only German show.

Pop-Kultur will take place throughout Neukölln, from the legendary SchwuZ at the centre of the festival to other venues reachable by foot: Heimathafen Neukölln, Huxleys Neue Welt, Passage-Kino, Keller, and Prachtwerk. Among the many stand-out events taking place across the three days is an exhibition of artifacts from Scott King’s memorial collection, such as Kurt Cobain’s lighter, in the Vollgutlager. The objects relate to the short movie Kurt’s Lighter by Paul Kelly, which will also be screened in the Vollgutlager. Kurt’s Lighter explores the way that everyday objects gain an aura and are fetishised after coming into contact with stars. The exhibition can be visited free of charge on September 1st and 2nd between 14:30 and 17:30.

For more the complete program and ticket sales, visit the Pop-Kultur website.

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