Rotten Johnny and the Queen of Shivers
Israel’s musical and political underground of the 1980s, emerging on the background of the First Lebanon War (1982) and the first Plaestinian Uprising (1987), is the subject of Avi Pitchon’s personal book. Pitchon not only witnessed key events in the development of the local punk scene, he was also involved himself in it – forming the first political punk bands in Israel, as well as initiating groups like “Pacifist Youth”. In his book, Pitchon describes a wide inventory of political acts and groups, bands and scenes, albums and individuals, most of which previously undocumented. His starting point might surprise German readers, as he describes the appearance of German disco band Dschinghis Khan in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1979 (taking place in Jerusalem) as the life-changing event taking him on a path that very quickly arrived at punk.
A two-performances event by the artists Mica Dvir and Adi Liraz
Acting in a political-social space, the artists are influenced by the implications of their Jewish heritage and Israeli nationality. They are marked and leave marks as they move. In this event, both artists will share their experiences – which are sometimes common and sometimes personal – of this movement in relation to the cultural and national collective.
They will present the feeling of following or resisting social norms and will react to it from the point of view of being women.
Suggested donation: 5 – 10 Euros.
On the occasion of the upcoming Berlin Gallery Weekend, C1 invites you all to learn about the curating process behind its current exhibition Sing While You’re Burning. Curator and artist Ofir Dor will guide us through the curatorial concept of his group exhibition presenting 12 Israeli painters. During the tour, refreshments will be served.
come and Join us on Saturday 29.4 at 13:00!
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Poetic Hafla is an exciting Middle Eastern party taking place once a month in Berlin.
The Hafla, which means party in Arabic, includes readings in a variety of languages and multi disciplines performances.