Berlin is the city of creativity and initiative, it’s the place where people make things happen without money or with a very small budget. People’s input is incredible, honest work and activity has no end! That’s why there are so many shows and free workshops to attend and meet DIY artists.
One of the shows I have been to last week is a VOODOO MARKET, which is being organised once in half a year, where all kind of artists and designers come together selling their self made stuff. The prices vary, anything from 2 euros to 500. You know, sometimes art HAS to make money. In fact true said that these days nothing can be sold without a touch of art, even a T-shirt! Voodoo Market offers a crazy variety of things, both truly fashionable and original, sometimes boring at places, but mostly created with passion. Many of the people were selling vintage clothing at very high prices, which I thought was lame, because many of those shirts and dresses can be found for much cheaper, and that’s not DIY… Nevermind.
Today ARTCONNECT BERLIN had their 1st Jewelry show with 9 designers of all kind. A small and cosy office space(which looks more like a nice gallery space) on Boddinstr. 62 was full with people, talking and drinking, buying and trying. I could not resist and try a nice piece of red neckless which actually hangs from your ears! I did not want to take it off… And in Berlin it’s normal when guys come to such feminine shows, because Berlin loves dressing up!
I won’t exaggerate if I say that artists here can make art from “nothing”, because in Berlin there is a rule – use it twice, thrice …until for sure it has no function!
I had no camera on me for Voodoo Market, but here are some images from Trunk Show at ARTCONNECT BERLIN.
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