FESTIVAL

11th
PICTOPLASMA
FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
2015

FORM
FOLLOWS
EMPATHY

29 APRIL – 3 MAY

EXHIBITIONS
ANIMATION SCREENINGS
PERFORMANCES
CONFERENCE

The world’s leading and largest Festival of contemporary character culture is back in Berlin, with a dense program of inspiring artist presentations, conference lectures, animation screenings, workshops, installations, exhibitions, performances and of course, loads of character!

The main exhibition by international artists awaits you in the recently re-discovered dormant crematorium of Wedding, while a group show by last year’s Pictoplasma Academy Alumni takes a fresh look at the upcoming faces of tomorrow. In the evenings, the big screen of Babylon am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz illuminates with new, awe-inspiring animation programmes, while lively art happenings and performances at Platoon Kunsthalle ensure that you truly get into character… all free entry – or accessible at a moderate price!

At the heart of it all, the 11th Pictoplasma Conference* at Babylon presents a diverse line-up of artists, covering a wide range of media and disciplines, such as illustration, installation, urban and fine art, offering the unique chance to learn from today’s most innovative and influential creatives.
* Conference registration no longer available

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29 April – 3 May 2015
PICTOPLASMA
MAIN EXHIBITION

SILENT GREEN
Gerichtstraße 35

A surprising selection of affordable art during Berlin’s Gallery Weekend, on the equally surprising premises of a dormant former crematory.

29 April – 3 May 2015
ACADEMY ALL-STARS
GROUP SHOW

URBAN SPREE
Revaler Str. 99

The 27 international, upcoming talents of Pictoplasma’s newly established master class present paintings, sculptures and exciting new character worlds.

30 April – 2 May 2015
ANIMATION SCREENING
PROGRAMS

BABYLON
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30

Big screen animation programmes of eye-candy motion graphics, music visuals, outstanding storytelling, mind-bending psychedelia and everything in between.

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30 April – 2 May 2015
CONFERENCE
LECTURES

BABYLON
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30

This year’s line-up of presenting artists covers a vast range of media and disciplines, mixing edgy editorial design with fine art, global mascots with subversive graphic novels and shiny sculptural installation with surrealist motion graphics. No matter how diverse, it’s all about creating memorable visuals with exceptional appeal…

1 May 2015, 21:00
CHARACTER LAB
PERFORMANCES

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE
Schönhauser Allee 9

Platoon opens its container architecture for spontaneous art happenings and lively exchange. On Friday, actor Niels Bormann slips into the role of Picto-Psychology founder Erik Willer, for a performance lecture that teeters on the border between science and fiction, followed by a live concert with visuals by BBBlaster.

29 April + 2 May 2015
UNIQLO PRESENTS
UTme! x AKINORI OISHI

UNIQLO FLAGSHIP STORE
Tauentzienstraße 7b/c

The Japanese brand for apparel presents a fine selection of artist books, hand-picked design products and special character gadgets, while artist Akinori Oishi introduces the new library of character elements he created exclusively for UTme!, a unique app that makes it possible to design and instantly print your own T-Shirt.

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2 May 2015, 22:00
POST PICTOPLASMA
PARTY

URBAN SPREE
Revaler Str. 99

For those never tiring, or all in desperate need to shake off their inevitable visual overfeed, the Festival culminates in a big Post-Pictoplasma Party at Urban Spree, with life concerts, performances and character surprises by:

DJ DIE SOON (SBH, THIRD TYPE TAPES)
FIGUB BRAZLEVI (LIVE)
THEATRE OF DELAYS (BAD PANDA RECORDS)
FORTY FINGS DYNAMO (LA DAME NOIR)
EFALIVE OF THE JAZOBURBS
DJ SCOTH BONNET (JP)

PICTOPLASMA RECOMMENDS

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29 April – 3 May 2015
EGGPLANT COLLECTIVE
MEMORY

MEMORY CAFE
Schwedter Straße 2

The Eggplant Collective is a group of artists that met at the first Academy in 2013. This year they return for a self-initiated group show about memory: The things we have hidden, somewhere in our brain, that always inevitably slip into our creative process and influence what we’re doing – whether we like it or not.

10 April – 30 May 2015
YES WE’RE OPEN!
20 YEARS SHOW

NEUROTITAN GALLERY
Rosenthaler Str. 39

The group-exhibition YES WE’RE OPEN! attempts to highlight the precarious situation experienced by artists seeking to work and exhibit in Berlin. The show aims to make transparent the process behind producing an exhibition. Unusually, the opening on April 10 will not present a completed show, rather, a celebration of the arrival of the artists.

10 April – 8 May 2015
FOOD (R)EVOLUTION
ALBERT PINYA

INSTITUTO CERVANTES BERLIN
Rosenstr. 18 – 19

Albert Pinya is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist. His work is above all characterised by a constant review and a continuous questioning of moral and human behaviour. Combining; tragic, absurd, grotesque, decadent, ridiculous and irreverent elements which, linked to an ironic and, at times a little naive or gruesome vision, take us a step closer to the here and now.