//FLINTA* Showcase BLVSH x Culture.Room

BLVSH and Culture.Room are pleased to present 13 artistic positions from the fields of painting, photography and sculpture at the Paloma Bar at Kottbusser Tor. In a still male-dominated art and culture scene, the diverse (artistic) perspectives of FLINTA* (Female, Lesbian, Inter, Non-binary, Trans, Genderqueer and Agender) people are still largely underrepresented. The FLINTA* movement has been active in our society since the 90s for the rights and recognition of these groups of people, but we still experience a lack of acceptance, discrimination of these people and their ideas and concepts, also in the cultural sector.

Based on this, the curatorial foundation of this exhibition is the conviction that art in all its forms and varieties has the potential to process important political and social currents in a wide variety of media and thus to advance important social issues. For above all, the art & culture scene can no longer be thought of or understood without the diverse and exciting perspectives of FLINTA* individuals. In this case, art thus presents itself not as an end in itself, but as a catalyst of a long overdue social rethinking.

This event therefore serves to raise awareness of the perspectives of FLINTA* persons, to present the works in as safe a space as possible, to hear the voices of the artists and to perceive their ideas and concepts without bias. In line with the motto of the BLVSH collective, this event is about promoting the visibility of women, trans and non-binary people and their flourishing in a still male-dominated cultural scene.

//Presented Artists:

Vanda Petrella / Parole Dure Studios

Vanda Petrella / Parole Dure Studios / Film still

Vanda Petrella is a visual artist born and raised in the south of Italy, Capua. Her first steps towards photography date to 2012 self-taught experiments with an analog camera while completing her MA in Law. After a second MA in Digital Communication she focused entirely on the studies of Photography and Graphic Design in Naples, a city well known for its creative and artistic ferment. Following her professional works in both Rome and London, she now lives in Berlin, where she carries out her artistic and professional activities. Her photos have been published in several international magazines, such as Purple Haze, Kaltblut, and Faith.

The artist focuses on reappropriating and liberating feminine authenticity from the male gaze and overcoming the objectification of the female body. Hence ‘Blooming’: a series of analog photographs representing women as Muses in a sacred space, free to explore the infinte ways of experiencing femininity. The representation of other women is self-representation — it restores freedom and dignity and creates the space needed for Blooming.

Julia Kobel

Julia Kobel / No Title (2021) / Fine Art Print (3D) / 42×59,4cm

Julia Kobel is a 3D artist based in Berlin, where she is  currently working as a 3D designer. In 2017 she found her passion for 3D Design, ever since she is experimenting with dynamic and organic forms,  finding harmony with combining different haptics and  details as well as exploring a world consisting of  technic and nature.  A central theme in her work is a constructed reality that at first glance contains real components and functions, but at second glance appears unreal and changed in many ways.

Paula Theiss [ZENA]

The past weeks and months have been very stressful, full of work, commitments and expectations. Because of this, my mental health is not very good at the moment. This makes it very difficult for me to be creative, to discover new things, to get out of my comfort zone and to participate in public life. For some time now I have been thinking about what “blossoming, blooming, coming to life” means to me. For a very long time, I didn’t have a creative idea to implement this theme pictorially. Suddenly, however, I realised what “blossoming, blooming, coming to life” can mean for me personally, especially in situations or phases when I am not doing well. 

For me, “blossoming, blooming, coming to life” currently means becoming aware of my own limits, fears, insecurities and expectations and actively perceiving and accepting them. Despite social expectations, pressure to perform, fears and negative thoughts, it means having the courage to face all this, to explore my own limits anew and to get out of my comfort zone. “Blossoming, blooming, coming to life” can also mean seeking help from friends, family or professionals. slowly, step by step…

Antoinette N’Sow

//Antoinette N’Sow / Untitled triptych (1/3) / 2021 / Berlin, Germany: Digital self portraits

As an artist, Antoinette creates images that are introspective, as self exploration is  their purpose. Whether it’s documentary or staged, their works draw on the complexity that is  existence and aims to be humane. This comes from the fact that their existence as a queer black person born and  raised in Europe, is inherently political which is undeniably part of their narrative  yet, they choose to reject discourse and the intellectualisation of their existence. Through their work they create a space that allows them to exist safely.  Recurrent themes found in Antoinette’s work are heritage, queerness,  introspection, love and belonging.

Lucia Jost

Lucia Jost / Emma (2022) / Hasselblad 500cm / KodakPortra400 / Fine Art Print

Lucia Jost (born 1998) is a portrait and reportage photographer from Berlin-Kreuzberg. In her photography she deals a lot with analog processes and the female view through the camera. Thereby she lifts the people around her on a big stage and plays with nostalgic stagings and a dramatic visual language. In her long-term project “TÖCHTER DER HAUPTSTADT” she deals with the women of her generation. In a collection of portraits she shows the viewer different facets of femininity and deals with themes such as friendship, motherhood, sexuality and emancipation, as well as the connection between women and the big city.

TÖCHTER DER HAUPTSTADT is a homage to the Berlin woman of today…

Olivia Waligora / Lilemi2

Olivia Waligora / Lilemi2 / Film still of “Untold Angst” (2021)

Olivia Waligora (known as “Lilemi2”) is a Polish/ Norwegian artist. Her passion is still and motion pictures, with a focus on the person and the story behind them. For her, the face, the body and the emotions of the main character are most captivating and fascinating. Her photographic and filmmaking style is characterised by strong contrasts, low light and dark aesthetics with a cinematic touch. The motifs in her images are often dynamic and surrealistic. Her biggest motivation to create is the need for escapism from the melancholy of day to day life. Her surreal works create a unique and often eerie mood, toying with the audience’s experience of the visuals and audio, and at times inviting them to empathize with the discomfort or anxiety of the main character.

Untold Angst is a symbolic short story portraying a person overwhelmed with anxiety. It is a depiction of the search for creativity while dealing with one’s fear and dark thoughts. It is also a tribute to the beauty that lies in that darkness. The film personifies the intrusive thoughts as dark creatures and “demons” who accompany her every step of the way. While the film progresses, the dark characters ‘lose’ their dominant and aggressive presence and start simply accompanying her side, showing the journey of regaining control over, and finding one’s way through, bad moments in life and mental darkness.

Franziska Hemler

Franziska Hemler / O.T. / (2022) / Pigment print / 30×45 cm / Edition of 5

Franziska Hemler, born in 1994 in Freiburg i.Br., studied art education in Frankfurt am Main with a focus on painting.  In her artistic practice, she repeatedly deals with space as a concept, whereby her photographic works are closely linked to her paintings and drawings. 

The photographs (2018 – 2022) revolve around artificially constructed urban and residential space: the motifs for these are often parts of buildings that can be assigned to Brutalism in a broader sense – such as the Sonnenring in Frankfurt am Main, the Corbusierhaus in Berlin, the National Theatre in London. These buildings are often met with ambivalent criticism: once thought of as a forward-looking way of living, they were and are still considered gray monstrosities in the urban landscape, despite being protected as historical monuments. Franziska Hemler takes a close look. She does not take pictures in the sense of documentary architectural photography, but looks for the detail and thus opens up new perspectives and pictorial spaces.

Pia Fleckenstein

Pia Fleckenstein / THIS IS SERJOSHA AND ESTRAGON (2022 ) / Acrylics on wood / 83x105cm

Pia Fleckenstein studied at the Faculty of Design in Würzburg. Today she lives and paints in Hamburg. Her focus lies on sculptures made of steel and large acrylic paintings on wood. In her work she searches for color, for form and their mutual dissolution. She deals with the anatomy of the female body and its interactions with its surroundings. 

In the process she searches for interweavings of pictorial planes that dissolve boundaries between spaces, protagonists and contents and translate them into fluid tissues. Everything represented reaches a surface, becomes a tissue, an epidermis and a homogeneous surface. Figures lose their individuality, become fleeting impressions and parts of a mosaic. In other words, she is looking for the divine in her works.


Mascha Leskien / NAKED SOLIDARITY No. 8 / 2021 / Analog photography / 20 x 30cm

NAKED SOLIDARITY was created in early 2021 as a fundraising project to support people affected by patriarchal oppression. By photographing naked bodies, the project’s founder and photographer, Mascha Leskien, sends a strong message against the stigmatization and taboo of nudity. Provocatively, the Berliner uses nudity to draw attention to the non-consensual sexualization of naked bodies. For Mascha, the idea is to highlight that a person’s value, essence and professionalism are not based on how revealing or non-revealing they present themselves. 


Charlotte Rauch – Lounar / Tür (2022) / Acrylics on canvas / 30x40cm

The work of Charlotte Rauch – also signing as Lounar – can be understood as an intersection of psychology and visual art. Curious for human connections, the artist from Berlin focuses both in her everyday life and in her art on how social dynamics effect the Psyche. In this context, she disclaims the frequently existing stigma of darker emotions and strives towards an acceptance and authentic integration of whatever lives within. In this context, she disclaims the frequently existing stigma of darker emotions and strives towards acceptance and authentic integration of whatever lives within. Lounar’s work is intuitive and introspective. She primarily paints on linen canvases  and wooden panels, whose surfaces she transforms and expands by adding various  materials like fabric or aluminium. Sometimes she repeats this process multiple times  until eventually the work consists of several layers and sentiments that are all joined  in the paintings’ inherent story.  

Lounar will contribute to the BLVSH collective exhibition with a series of paintings in  which she explored melancholic strength. Through the expression of vulnerability and  sensibility, blossoming seems possible. The observer is invited to follow this route to  the inside for a moment and join a space of reconciliation

Magda Janicka

Magda Janicka comes from Tychy, Poland and lives in Berlin. Magda studied the German language and literature, graphic arts and visual education in Cracow. Her drawn stories and illustrations are inspired mainly by everyday situations such as going shopping, waiting at the bus stop, barbecuing by the water or bumming around in front of the late-night grocery store. With simple outlines, usually with a color accent, she creates the scenes in which the prose of life brings with it plenty of oddities and absurdities.

Julia Gal

Julia Gal

Julia Gal (they/she) is a Berlin based mixed media artist who uses photography, writing, installations and performances to express the unsaid art functions as a connector of emotions, the questions left unspoken and all things abstract.


In addition to the artistic positions, FLINTA-affiliated musicians and DJs will provide a musical supporting program during the exhibition period, as well as at the afterparty taking place on October 6.

In addition, a three-hour DJ workshop by FLAX [Metaware] will take place on October 5 at 4 pm. Registrations for this can be made via BLVSH’s Instagram channel @blvsh.berlin.

(FLINTA* only).

//The event is kindly supported by:



Culture.Room is pleased to present the exhibition CONCRETE UNCERTAINTIES as part of the Breidenbach Invitational Weekend.

Together with KUKUMU e.V. we are invited to curate a weekend full of art and music in Heidelberg and are happy to be able to enter into an exchange with the Breidenbach Studios and the culturally interested people of Heidelberg in this way.

Stadt Wand Kunst / 35m2 Mannheim 49°29’41.4″N 8°28’43.4″E PR & Perez (2022)

Since 2018, more than half of the world’s population has been living in cities for the first time – by 2030, this figure is expected to rise to 60%. The most extreme example of ongoing urbanization is the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which grew from 30,000 to 12.5 million inhabitants within 30 years. Despite these extreme developments and the increasingly acute consequences for the environment and people, the urban environment is perceived as a natural part of modern human life by its inhabitants and in most cases questioned very little.

CONCRETE UNCERTAINTIES asks how we perceive urban living space and what its future will look like in the face of omnipresent resource scarcity, climatic and social changes. A walk-in installation by the artist Iyho in the green outdoor area of the studios invites visitors to question the human relationship between the urban and the natural world, as well as the development of our (urban) living situation.

At the same time, the duo Die Typografie Abstrakte live designs the interior of the studios, transforming it into a walk-in sculpture between raw abstraction and organic forms. This provides the setting for the afterparty at night.

//Presented Artists:

With Iyho and the artist duo Die Typografie Abstrakte, Culture.Room presents two artistic positions that take up and question the controversial construct of our modern and urban way of life from fundamentally different perspectives.

//Die Typografie Abstrakte

Die Typografie Abstrakte is the name of the urban art collective consisting of the artists and graphic designers Patrick Reinwald and Florian Perez. After more than two decades in the classic graffiti scene, they made a stylistic break in 2020 and founded “Die Typografie Abstrakte”. From now on, the focus was no longer on the classic self-presentation of a graffiti artist, but on an abstract, open-ended exploration of typography and its interaction with urban elements, as well as the viewer.

Their works range from small and medium formats to sculptures and large outdoor surfaces. The techniques and media vary greatly. The core of their typographic expression is to take away the existing meaning of the letter. If typography otherwise forms a universal basis of human communication, the two thus manage to create space for interpretation and the viewer’s own interpretations in what are actually familiar forms. The two describe fragmenting the learned forms of typography in an almost aggressive way in order to create something abstract as the driving force of their work. Through their different, complementary, styles, they also manage to create a dynamic within the artwork, which captures the viewers and allows them to lose themselves in this correlation.

Zweins / 49°28’54.2″N 8°27’37.2″E Perez & PR (2020)


Half architect and half artist. Sometimes optimistic and sometimes dramatic about our continuation as a society, Iyho lets his subconsciousness translate the tragic situation that surrounds us through painting, photography, drawing and writing in an artistic way.

As an emerging artist in this critical period of time, one of his goals is to make his own generation reflect about the distorted nature that surrounds us. Often named as “post-nature” or in some other circumstances as “third landscape” by french landscape architect and writer Gilles Clément, this is the nature to which he was the most exposed as a millenial raised on the outskirts of several cities.

“There was a time when the societies in many places of the world took the comfortable and fixed reality they were living in for granted. Now, we are more and more facing the fact that it was an constructed illusion, an economic lie and a conformist behavior that originated from misinformation and human ignorance. The uncertainty is now a concept that floods every aspect of our lives and our society. It is the only concept we will be able to embrace in the long term, including the incredible amount of opportunities and dangers that will come with it.

“With this socio-political and ever-present background as well as the many imminent threats and challenges to human societies, Iyho decided to clarify and shape his thoughts and ideas into the  “The beauty of defeat: a manifesto for post-industrial ruins” in January 2020, one month before the first world wide lockdown. This architectural manifesto pretends to gather the attitudes that may allow us to deal with the depression caused by the needed social change.”

“The “Sentences of hope and anger”, which are disposed everywhere inside the installation, were specially conceived and designed for the exhibition and were born out of a dramatization of the crucial concepts of the manifesto.”

“The 6 artworks have the trees and nature in general as main subjects. They focus on a manipulated and distorted version of nature, offering another perspective of it. As a response to the fact that the environment is becoming more than ever a political tool in the complexity of the human systems, the photographs themselves are a physical materialization of the contrary concepts that the “millennial” generations had to deal with. Hope and anger, light and darkness, defeat and, above all of them, a strange yet very intense beauty.”

//The event is kindly supported by:


//Skateboarding in Oil

//Poster-Design by Piotr Zapasnik

Culture.Room is pleased to present Skateboarding in Oil – a solo exhibition by:

Christopher Kadetzki

//Photo by Gerrit Piechowski, Modest Dept.

10th June – 19th July 2022

Fr. 10.06.22: 14pm – 22pm

//Regular opening hours:
Mon – Fr: 11am – 18 pm
Sat: 10am – 16 pm


Sidewalk Skateshop, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 4, 1153 Copenhagen

Skateboarding in Oil deals with an important year in Christopher Kadetzki’s life. His first trip to Copenhagen, his encounters with Nicky Guerrero, the Copenhagen Opens 2021 and the many experiences and events associated with that time not only appear in his paintings, but also shaped the artist’s life as well as his ideas and possibilities for the future.

Mainly on display will be works created over the course of the last year during the painter’s travels to Europe’s most famous skate spots in collaboration with a wide variety of greats from the skate scene, such as Nicky Guerrero. These include the Berlin Banks, Hullet Copenhagen and the Malmö Train Bank spot, which find their appreciation on a handmade and unique series of decks, which were built and designed in collaboration with Grzegorz Filewicz, founder of Berlin Boards Brewery.

//Iconic Spots Series

A special focus, which runs like a thread through Christopher’s oeuvre, the artist puts on the artisanal aspects of skate culture, which are often – obscured by trends, forgotten, but represent the indispensable foundation of this subculture. Without the almost artistic skills of ramp builders, carpenters and board builders, this culture and the currently ongoing “hype” could not exist. Skateboarding in Oil can in this sense also be understood as a tribute to the craft and to all the talented personalities behind it, who have accompanied the artist over the past year and who in the background make the successes of this vibrant subculture possible in the first place.

As part of the opening weekend of the exhibition, Culture.Room will host an after-show party on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at skatepark “Wonderland” in the Free City of Christiania. For both the Copenhagen and international skate scene, this represents a central place of exchange and gathering that has played a pivotal role in Christopher Kadetzki’s artistic development over the past year.

There will be German Hip-Hop acts of different generations, such as Figub Brazlevic and other artists from the Berlin underground hip hop label Krepkek Records.

//The event is kindly supported by:



//Video by Maximilian Hoffmann & Ben Seegatz //Music by Liegeplatz

//Exhibition & Artists

EMIK wants to create a low-threshold access to contemporary art by means of a multidisciplinary exhibition model. For artists as well as visitors, a space of experience is created in which the most diverse perspectives on art can be rethought. The focus lies on the breaking up of linear presentation models. Through the synthesis of different media, the exhibited works are to be “released from their frame” and the visitors will be addressed on various sensory levels.

For artists as well as visitors, a space of experience is created in which the most diverse perspectives on art can be rethought. The focus lies on the breaking up of linear presentation models. Through the synthesis of different media, the exhibited works are to be “released from their frame” and the visitors will be addressed on various sensory levels.

//Performances & Music

//Presented Artists


25.03.22 – 02.04.22

POSTWERK Berlin / Grußdorfstraße 3, 13507, Alt-Tegel

//This Location was kindly provided by BEYDES – New Working Culture