LOLA Recommends: Art Events in March
Choice contemporary art, film, and performance
Spring is in the air and the promise of warmer days feels like a word on the tip of your tongue that you just can’t quite remember.
This March the Berlin art scene has dished out an array of events with a healthy helping of film, feminism, and fantasy. We’ve selected a few we think you’ll enjoy: film screenings of both cult classics and contemporary cinema, food as a means to fight misogyny, and a mysterious museum of lies. Berlin never fails to delight and surprise us. So venture forth into the city with the hope of winter’s demise on the horizon… we’ll see you there!
You simply can’t call yourself a Berliner if you haven’t seen the classic film, Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run). However we’re definitely biased, seeing as we share the LOLA name.
Lola Rennt is a German thriller, directed by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, president of the jury of this year’s Berlinale, and a landmark of Berlin’s film history. The film centres on Lola and her desperate attempts to get the 100,000 Marks she needs to save her boyfriend’s life. As the title hints, Lola does indeed run quite a lot in this film, racing through the city and thus providing fantastic shots of Berlin in 1998.
Taking the modern-day suit – a symbol of gendered power – as a starting point, Constraints Constructed will feature artist and fashion designer Nicole J. Waller, who aims to deconstruct and redefine the power dynamics of this clothing. The gallery states: “Using the suit as their core motif, J. Waller seeks to unthread the structures that constrain self-expression and constrict the full experience of gender.”