The 2017 calendar by Ruslan Lobanov, titled «Sex and Coffee», featuring the most pleasant things in the World: coffee and sex. It goes without saying that they are interrelated. A new calendar represents 13 black and white stories in the cinematic form. For the 2017 edition, the shots were taken in France, Italy, Greece and Ukraine. Ruslan said, «Publishing Calendar is my gift and message for all art lovers». Every copy signed  by the artist and hand-numbered. Very limited edition: 100 copies.

In addition to the Calendar Ruslan released his personal photo books: “WORKS” (2014), “Nudes in the City” (2015) and “Not Black and White Cinema” (2016). “Lobanov’s album is just strikingly brilliant. Full point“, said Janusz Leon Wisniewski, a reviewer of “Nudes in the city” book. In order to compile these albums Ruslan travelled around the cities from Cuba to France. Each city poses its own sensuality through Ruslan’s photos.

Ruslan draws his inspiration from cinema and fashion, producing erotic shots in which the bodies of sensual women are brazenly flaunted under his sharp eye. The women thus represent a certain kind of feminine freedom by disrupting established codes. All characters in his works are mostly actress, not models. They have something more than great bodies, they have souls and desire. Ruslan’s task is to prove that undressed women isn’t a center of attention, sometimes viewers don’t notice naked body at all. Nakedness in his works is a tool of beauty realization, like an expensive accessory.

There is no doubt that all works by Ruslan Lobanov will involve readers to a lush vision of womanhood – reckless, unafraid and remorseless. Passion for the details with the personal attitude for the heroes, elegant atmosphere whenever the story was shot, all this, is a base for Ruslan’s images.

About the author
Ruslan Lobabov is an Ukrainian Photographer. He specialized in portraiture and female nudes shootings. Ruslan has been published by Playboy, EGO, FOTO, L’Officiel, Stern.de, Blur, Normal and other influential magazines. His works were established in Galleries of Belgium (Brussels), Germany (Hamburg), Ukraine (Kyiv), and Switzerland (Zurich).

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We are happy to invite you to the presentation of our issue n.2. The event is part of “L’Italia è di Moda” a 2 days about fashion, publishing and much more, organized by the Fashion Design Faculty of IUAV University.

We also remind you that you can join our crowdfunding campaign to pre-order the magazine here.


Event: Art Exhibition
Where: Berlin
Text: Andrea Morote
Andrea Morote

Survivors, a group exhibition curated by Wolfgang Petrick opened on the 30th of May. It was organized by thirty Artists both former students and guests.


Over the next month, the halls of the lovely Löwenpalais, one of Yoko Ono‘s favourite places as the story goes, will be filled with visual poetry.

The exhibition includes pictorial pieces, sculptures, photographs and films, all presented in a vast collage. The works maintain an engaging individuality while reacting with each other to form a universe of colors and shapes. Reality and fantasy, the beautiful and the grotesque, become one in perfect harmony to turn the Löwenpalais into a scene for the senses.


The inauguration had a warm reception and many activities took place during the event, the launch ceremony gave way to a poetry reading, followed by music and live performances.



“Dem Chaos entkommen:
dreams, sounds, strange reality”
Duration: 02.06.2014 – 13.07.2014

Löwenpalais, Berlin
Stiftung Starke

Opening times:

Monday -Friday: 9:00h – 17:00h
Saturday & Sunday: closed

Tatjana Bergius, Ariane Boss, Winfried Bullinger, Baldur Burwitz, Adriana Ciudad Witzel, Lu Feng, Ewa Finn, Samira Freitag, Alexander Fuerst von Lieven, Ryo Kato, Doerte Kraft, Frederic Krauke, Sascha Kuerschner,Yulia Kazakova, Walter Lenertz, Arturo Miranda Videgaray, Wolfgang Petrick, Julian Roncal, Kerstin A. Roolfs, Dennis Rudolph, Guenther Schaefer, Seo, Olaf Schirm, Anna Maria Sommer, Mathieu Sylvestre, Iva Vacheva, Mara Wagenfuehr, Mia Florentine Weiss, Kai Wiesinger, Andrej Wolff













For decades “autonomen” – anarchists and far-left demonstrators – have held an annual “Revolutionary May 1st protest” in Berlin’s Kreuzberg.

The past few years have seen some decline in the level of violence, particularly due to a family-friendly “My-fest” festival, that has been organized in the same area since 2003, drawing in enough peaceful by standers to dampen the ardor of protesters.

This year almost 20.000 demonstrators hit the streets. Riot police from all over Germany were streaming into the capital to keep the area under control.












Text and Pictures by  Stefanie Schmid Rincon

POSI+IVE  was at the Lykke Li concert last Wednesday at Astra Berlin  – Just in Time for her new Album Release  ‘I never Learn’ which was   last Friday, 2nd of May.

After the Dance and Summerhits  ‘Little bit’ , ‘Dance ,dance, dance’ and  ‘I follow rivers’, Lykke li is  back this summer with the melancholic and mysterious Album „ I never nearn“.


9 Tracks of heartbreak: ‘ sleeping alone’, ‘ heart of steal’ ,’ never gonna love again ‘ or ‘ love me like iam not made of stone’, are just a few songtitles ,where you can already feel some misery and bad romances she might have had in the past , making us the sensation that writing  maybe the cure for a broken heart.”I am longing for your poison like a cancer for its prey” –  The first line of ‘Gunshot’  a song  so cruel and so powerfull at the same time accentuated  by an 80’s style beat.



This feeling of misery and saddness is what you get in the first 20 minutes of the concert. Her beautiful on stage presence combined with the red/orange light and it’s smoky look on stage makes her Band look  silhouetted making the Venue feel like a big Campfire.

When ‘Love me like i am not made of stone’  kicks in  Lykke Li asks for some Whiskey beacuse in her words this song makes her feel  ‘Naked’ – this sort of personal  interaction with the audience makes us feel the emotions of this Heartbreak inspired album. She sang almost every song of her new Album and changing the structure of some others like for example in  ‘little bit’ in which a slide guitar was added.




‘Get some’ and ‘I follow rivers’ kept the audience singing and dancing until it was time to slow down again.

After 90 minutes the night came to an end with ‘saddness is a blessing’ . Ending the evening at the right moment.


Event: Awards Show
Where: Berlin
Text: Julián Roncal
Stefanie Schmid
Video: Andrea Morote

On the 16th of April, at Babylon cinema in Berlin, the 10th edition of the Achtung Festival was celebrated.


Achtung Festival will host their 11th edition next year, so it’s no surprise that filmmakers and production companies based in Berlin consider it one of the key festivals.
This edition of the festival was full of great films. All of them touching on reality from the point of view of each director and almost all of them touching the hearts of the viewers who attended one of the festivals cinemas.

The film competition is organized along these categories: “Made in Berlin-Brandenburg”, “Made in Berlin-Brandenburg: medium length and short films”, “Berlin Highlights”, “Retrospective”, “Festival Directors’ Choice” and “Special”.

The final prize pool was:

Best Film:
MillionenDirected by Fabian Möhrke

Best Production:
Godehard Giese for “Die Geschichte vom Astronauten” – Directed by Godehard Giese

Best Director:
Nico Sommer for “Familienfieber”

Best Documentary Film:
Wiener Ecke Manteuffel – Directed by Florian Schewe

Best Camera:
Paola Calvo for “The Visitor”

The Exberliner Film Award:
A Promised Rose Garden – Directed by Mönica Lima

The Exberliner Film Award – Special Mention:
The Silence Between Two Songs – Directed by Florian Schewe

Ecumenical Jury Award:
Wiener Ecke Manteuffel – Directed by Florian Schewe

Association of German film critics:
Antons Fest – Directed by John Kolya Reichart

Association of German film critics – Special Mention:
Männer zeigen Filme & Frauen ihre Brüste – Directed by Isabell Suba

Best Medium Lenght Film:
Sunny – Directed by Barbara Ott

Best Short Film:
Circuit – Directed by Robert Gwisdek

Best Short Film – Special Mention:
This is about senses and this is about happiness – Directed by Rike Hoppe

Blauer Traum – Directed by Malte Stein



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Ivan Abreu @ Greusslich Contemporary

Interview by Nathalie Volcouve

1- When did you discover yourself as an artist?

Most of my family is linked to the sciences: my father is a physicist, my mother a chemist, my grandfather was a doctor and my uncle and cousin are neurosurgeons. Sciences, particularly the more abstract varieties, involve  imaginary efforts as does art. Maybe the decision of being an artist emerged from the immature impulse of breaking with that familiar tradition. Anyway, I am grateful for the rigor and respect for knowledge that they breathed into me. These  values and processes inform my work.

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Event: Concert
Where: Berlin
Text and Pictures: Julián Roncal

What a better place for a German artist to end his tour in Berlin? What if we add the stage of Berliner Festspiele, without a doubt the cocktail couldn’t taste better…or yes. Only remains one last ingredient: “till at least two years”, like they published at the social media channels, we will not be able to see Apparat with his band in tour. Is the moment to take your cup and savour a piece of this musical elixir that we could enjoy the past 7th of July.

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Event: Concert/Performance
Where: Berlin
Text: Andrea Morote
 Julián Roncal

The last Friday 5th of June we assisted to an interesting event where we discovered what really means an orgy of sounds and rhythms.
This experimental exchange took place at Tiefgrund, a cozy local where, besides of taking a beer, you can also watch a film on the summer terrace or sink down into its hidden rooms where you will find so inspiring acts like this one organized by Salon Bruit.

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Event: Performance
Where: Berlin
Text and Pictures: Julián Roncal
Video: Andrea Morote

Ungemütlich, translated into English means uncomfortable. The exact definition at the dictionary is causing or feeling unease or awkwardness.

A series of performances made by different artist could be enjoyed the past 22 of June at Shift in Berlin. All of them under four premises: The first one is directly related to its title, ungemütlich/uncomfortable. The second premise is about some general ideas about the body, empathy and contemporality. The last two could be fused into two related topics. One is the place, a basement that reminds an old fabric where a nonexistent humidity could be breathed, combined with the work of each artist, being between merged from one performance to another, without losing the thread of the event…the discomfort.


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