Pogo Bar

 
<p>Nigin Beck,<em> <span class="">My yellow is yours, your red is mine</span></em><em class="">, </em><span class="">2017</span></p>

Nigin Beck, My yellow is yours, your red is mine, 2017

 

The Pogo Bar is located in the basement of KW and reintroduces the format of the bar of the same name that existed there in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Since the beginning of 2017, the bar has a weekly program and provides space for performances, readings, interventions, film screenings, and conversations. The program is curated by Maurin Dietrich and Cathrin Mayer, Assistant curators at KW. The Lichtspiele series—focusing on the notion of the moving image—takes place once a month and is curated by Mason Leaver-Yap, Associate curator at KW.

 

Since KW’s establishment in the early 1990s, the space has undergone various transformations and has been used in a variety of ways. An installation by artist and designer Robert Wilhite revived the bar concept under the name Bob’s Pogo Bar and became an integral part of KW’s program until April 2018. Wilhite’s design, with asymmetrical mahagony furniture, stage elements, dark velvet curtains, and stuffed animals evoked a surreal dream that formed a unique backdrop for the events. During the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, the so-called Mastur Bar, a traveling project by artist Fabiana Faleiros, moved into the cellar and dedicated weekly events to female pleasure. 

 

From October 2018, the Pogo Bar—reminiscent of its past—will carry forward elements from its earlier iterations and continue with its program.

 

KW Friends and owners of the annual ticket KW Lover* get exclusive access to all events held at Pogo Bar. You can buy your annual ticket KW Lover* here.

 

The upcoming program at Pogo Bar will be published on our website and will be sent to all members, and followers in a monthly newsletter. Please subscribe to the newsletter at pogobar@kw-berlin.de, to receive the monthly program.

 

Enter at your own risk.

 

Curators: Maurin Dietrich, Cathrin Mayer, Mason Leaver-Yap

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Astrit Ismaili
The New Body
22 November 18, 9 pm

 

Steven Warwick & DeForrest Brown
Elevator to Mezzanine – Performing America (Iconic America)
29 November 18, 9 pm

 

Previous Events

 

Lichtspiele

Jamie Crewe: Bucolic Coda

1 November 18

 

Neda Sanai and Hengameh Yaghoobifarah
Shut the fuck up when you talk to me regarding nuances of language
25 October 18

 

Marshall Vincent

Frozé Afternoon & Trust Issues

1 September 18

Kamilla Bischof & Laura Welker

Muse Mustermann

19 August 18

 

Rosa Rendl

Opportunity Lover

Invited by Barbara Rüdiger

14 July 18

 

Bendik Giske
Surrender

26 April 18

 

Lou Drago und Pedro Marum

Quantum leaps in trans-semiotics through psycho-analytical snail serum

19 April 18

 

Jacob Peter Kovner:

Bruno Zhu

12 April 18

 

Lichtspiele

Leon Filter: MUMMYTHEDADDY

5 April 18

 

Samantha Bohatsch
SHE SAID

22 March 18, 9 pm

 

Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw feat. Angharad Williams  & Economy of Meaning:
Clerks’ Quarters

15 March 18

 

Lichtspiele:

Episodes of Horror: Gestures
1 March 18

 

André Harris, Ricarda Messner, Mark Stroemich, Marshall Vincent Garrett, Zeit+Geld, Nicolas Hue, Michelle Phillips, Paul Kramer, i.ruuu, Sophie Douala, and Fabio M. Silva

ROM*.COM: a 90’s Trauma workshop (*Read only memory)

22 February 18

 

Dardan Zhegrova
Lucky Pierre: Crush at the other table

15 February 18

 

Lichtspiele:

Episodes of Horror
Gudo: A Wounded Spectacle

  1. 1 February 18

 

Lichtspiele:

A Farewell to Progress

7 December 17

 

Laura Catania & Isabelle Fürnkäs
HEAVEN

w/ Baal & Mortimer, Marion Benoit, Pola Fendel,
Nora Hansen (feat. Mary Lake), Josefine Reisch, Siansull

16 November 17, 8.30 pm

 

Lichtspiele
Brett Story

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016)

2 November 17

 

HC
Alle Pizze fast rund

26 October 17

 

Lichtspiele
Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras:
Flag Wars (2003)

5 October 17

 

Jonas Wendelin
A Toast to My Consent

28 September 17

 

Berlin Community Radio
feat. Jessica Ekomane & DJ Morgana

21 September 17

 

Berlin Community Radio 
BCR 4th Birthday at the Mall

14 September 17

 

Nora Rekade and Liesl Raff
My Moment is now yours

13 July 17

 

Lichtspiele:

Evan Ifekoya

She was a full body speaker standing tall in the corner of the room, “West ​End ​Angel ​O​f ​L​ove ​T​eacher ​F​or ​M​y ​I​t ​G​irl” plays in the background

6 July 17

 

Natasha Stagg and Chris Filippini

The Hot Glue Factory

22 June 17

 

Neda Sanai
feat. the xextraterrestrial wrap

  1. 15 June 17

Lichtspiele:
Ellen Cantor: Pinochet Porn

7 June 17

 

Lonely Boys
A night for lonely boys

25 May 17

 

Marianne Vlaschits
Cake Ceremony

27 April 17

 

Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Antonia Carrara, Benjamin Thorel
Unintended Experience

20 April 17

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Dafna Maimon
Related Primates

13–15 April 17

A new 8-person ensemble, developed with Emma Waltraud Howes, costumes Tea Palmelund, produced by Caique Tizzi

With: Dan Allon, Tara Dominguez, Laura Hemming-Lowe, Jos McKain, Marie-Delphine Rauhut, Wissam Sader, Jorge Vega, Xinyue Zhang 

 

Lichtspiele:

Will Holder and Mason Leaver-Yap
”The activity of framing a performance and the intentions that accumulate around that activity produce a certain anxious kind of mode. and I became bothered by that / by the flurry of activity that tends to make so many things.”

6 April 17

 

Nigin Beck
My yellow is yours, your red is mine

30 March 17

 

Ayamin Awazuhara and Christophe Burman
Conversation Piece

 

Barbara Kapusta

The 8 and the Fist

16 March 17

 

Lichtspiele:
Charlotte Prodger: BRIDGIT

8 March 17

 

Vincent de Hoÿm and Jade Fourès-Varnier
Thursday Best

3 March 17

 

Alex Hunter and Timo Feldhaus
Ryan

23 February 17

 

Heike-Karin Föll and Leon Kahane
Club Tropicana

16 February 17

 

Lichtspiele:

Jamie Crewe: Potash Lesson

9 February 17

 

CREAMCAKE

COOL FOR YOU: MOOD MANAGEMENT

2 February 17

 

Bitsy K.
Hydroholic Pilorum

26 January 17

 

Nora Turato
show personality, not personal items

19 January 17