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Dopo il primo scambio ( che ha visto partecipare alcuni artisti italiani, come Carlo de Meo(, ad una residenza presso L’Institut für Alles Mögliche di Berlino, Art Aia-Creatives/ In / Residence e´lieta di annunciarvi la seconda parte del progetto BERLIN ART EXCHANGE .

Questa volta saranno alcuni artisti Berlinesi membri dell´Institut für Alles Mögliche (, tra cui il suo direttore e artista Stefan Riebel, che verranno ospitati dal  7 al 14 Agosto, in FVG per svolgere un periodo di residenza artistica.

Gli artisti tedeschi saranno sostenuti per la realizzazione di opere inedite presso gli spazi di Art Aia – Creatives/ In / Residence al fine di creare un ponte di scambi culturali tra la scena tedesca e gli ambienti di sperimentazione rurali della campagna friulana. Durante il periodo della residenza organizzaremo dei picnic e degli aperitivi rustici per poterci conoscere , condividere del tempo insieme e magari piantare qualche seme per progetti futuri .


After, the first exchange ( that involved some Italian artists such as Carlo de Meo ( attending a residency at the Institut für Alles Mögliche of Berlin, Art Aia-Creatives / In / Residence is pleased to announce the second part of the BERLIN ART EXCHANGE project.

This time, some Berlin artists, members of the Institut für Alles Mögliche (, including its director and artist Stefan Riebel,  will be hosted from August 7th-14th in FVG for an artistic residency.

The German artists will be supported for the creation of new art works to be created in the spaces of Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence in order to foster cultural exchange and to create a tie between German artists/ art spaces and the rural environment of the Friuli countryside.During the time of the residency, we will organize picnics and rustic aperitifs to get to know each other, share time together and hopefully plant some seeds for future projects.

“A meteorological report”. Performance by Elsa Mencagli-Berlin

La Dolce Berlin is pleased to introduce the performance “A meteorological report” by artist Elsa Mencagli ( on Monday July 17th at our venue.

Doors open at 16.30h
Performance starts at 17.00h

A meteorological report is the exploration through bodies of the meteorological conditions in the area of Valdres, Norway, during winter 2017.
Two bodies meeting the winter in the Nordic landscape. The white light, the glittering ice in the snow, the frozen air.
The observations of the meteorological conditions are based, rather than on quantitative notions, on the sensory experience of the body.
And how are the bodies reacting and responding? What movements and thoughts are emerging? What is the sound of bodies moving through the air?
The performance is inviting the audience, through a collection of words, video and sounds, into a space of white, of subtle sounds. Where the frozen snow is cracking when you walk at night, and the stars are sharp dots in the sky.



Art Aia – Creatives/ In / Residence is really excited to be developing a partnership with The Arts Territory Exchange.



Annelisa Leinbach-Invisible Cities-June 30th at 19h-Berlin

La Dolce Berlin is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Annelisa Leinbach on June 30th at 19h at our venue.

Annelisa Leinbach-Invisible Cities

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Art Aia – La Dolce Berlin
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Opening on Friday June 30th at 19h
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The thing I love most about art is its ability to connect people across boundaries of language, background, and culture. So I especially love to capture people and nature – things that are alive. The complexity of human expression alone is something I could explore for a century.

I was born in Preetz, Germany but grew up in the American southwest, where my childhood camping in the wilderness gave me a love for travel. After high school, I moved across the country to Yale University, where I studied art and its connections to law and journalism. I have painted work from tiny newspaper illustrations to giant murals on the walls of New York, but my favorite method is bringing my sketchbook out in public and capturing what I discover. I’ve been lucky enough to work in the field in over 14 countries, mostly on artistic fellowships; destinations include Mongolia, Jerusalem, France, Iceland, and finally Berlin.

This project was inspired by Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities: a philosophical analysis of different imaginary cities around the world and the differences and similarities between societies. Living in Berlin – a nexus of dialogue about globalization – I’ve become fascinated by different kinds of human community. My brushstrokes stitch together historical references and my own observations into a visual collage, whose layers of detail can be explored much like a city itself.


Charmaine de Heij – Dreams and reality- Photography-Berlin

La Dolce Berlin is pleased to announce the photography exhibition ” Dreams and reality ” of Charmaine de Heij on March 10th at 6:00 pm,
Charmaine de Heij is a photographer based in the Netherlands. She explores the boundaries between her dreams and reality. For her photography is a visual diary. She visualizes her utopia with a lot of colors and alienation. Inspiration comes from thoughts, happenings and the nightlife. She makes portraits and still life.
You’re more than welcome to take a look inside her head the 10th of March.

Philipp Sonntag – Paintings-June 3rd-Berlin

Art Aia-La Dolce Berlin is pleased to announce the opening of the solo show of Philipp Sonntag at La Dolce Berlin art space in Wedding on Saturday, June 3rd from 6 PM – 11 PM.

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A realistic view of life through the eyes of a performer’s imagination.
Philipp Sonntag ( was born in Wambrunn in 1941.
He is a German actor, author, musician, comedian and also a versatile painter.
He graduated from the Academy of Munich as a set designer and after living in several cities in Germany finally, at the age of 20 years old, he came to Berlin.
Most people know him as an actor.
He has participated in more than 50 films like: “Love Storm”, ” Alois Pachmeyer”, ” Lindenstrasse” among many others.
In addition to being a cabaretist and an actor, Philipp Sonntag has always been a painter, been inspired by his own life since his childhood.
He has been painting caricatures, sketches, and paintings, through his immense imagination expressing his unique view of the everyday life.
Philipp involves the audience in every exhibition with his live performances through his tales and his music, bringing spectators into the world of his artworks.

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James Devlin – Paintings – May 19th- 19h-Berlin

La Dolce Berlin is pleased to announce the solo show of Irish artist James Devlin on Friday May 19th at La Dolce Berlin Art space .



Mixing distortions of the human form with sardonic humor, Devlin paints a world that’s fresh, unyielding and distinctly his own. 7 brand new paintings will be on display from 7:00 pm on the evening of Friday, May 19th. All are invited to attend.

Dublin based artist James Devlin is self-taught in the field of painting/illustration. Practicing for the past three years, his work has been on show throughout Ireland and in New York. His work has also been published internationally. Devlin’s unique take comes from a background in Video/Filmmaking, he received his honors degree in Film from Swansea Metropolitan University Wales in 2011. Going on to work on a number of TV shows in Ireland, Devlin then turned his hand to visual art.

“It’s hard to talk about art, it’s hard to talk about meaning and motive, it’s hard to talk! I’m inspired by the people around me and the places I go, my ideas are just a regurgitation of my experiences but in a distorted way. I’m simply trying to turn myself inside out. The work I intend to show at La Dolce Berlin will be my best batch yet”


The Drummer – Loudspeaker Concert for Concrète Music. May 6th at 20.30 pm. Berlin

La Dolce Berlin is pleased to introduce you to a concert by Andrew Simon Miller and Sebastian Peter on May 6th at 20.30 pm at our venue.

The Drummer – Loudspeaker Concert for Concrète Music


The Drummer’ is a conceptual project started in June last year by electro-acoustic composers Andrew Simon Miller and Sebastian Peter. Both spent a day recording the sounds of one particular drum-kit which would be the only sonic material to be used for composing during the project. The aim was to expose the different approaches to composition, sonic material and narrative employed by the composers. As a drummer himself, Miller’s compositions tend to focus on the physical and emotional aspects of playing the drums, which lay in contrast to Peter who as a non-drummer was concerned with the spectro-morphological and musical potential of the drum-kit’s sounds. Until now four compositions have been created within the scope of the project, which will be interpreted and spatialized live on a loudspeaker orchestra. In addition, Miller and Peter will also be presenting some additional works outside the scope of their current project.

First Half – The Drummer “…and then I saw light” – Sebastian Peter Throw Your Sticks Like A Thousand Stones Across A Body Of Still Water – Andrew Simon Miller Untitled #1 – Sebastian Peter As Sweat Falls From Your Nose And Your Body Begins To Uncontrollably Shake – Andrew Simon Miller

Pause (15 min)

Second Half – Additional Works Inside Out – Andrew Simon Miller The Trumpet Player – Sebastian Peter

Cost: 3 EU

Doors open at 20.00 pm.

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FOUNTAIN ROAD – Roger Thorp. April 27th – 30th. BERLIN

Art Aia-La Dolce Berlin is pleased to announce our next exhibition from 27th April to 30th April 2017.Fountain Road -Roger Thorp

Let us consider a point which is moving on a trajectory – of unsteady flow- in a particular space.
Now if we want to calculate the average speed of that point in a given period of time will be enough to infer the space respect to the time. The man, representing the most fluctuating variable, defines time and space depending on its acceleration, by dividing the reality into segments and seasons.
The speed constitutes the exaltation of a natural principle of revolution. The frame is a desire to emphasize a detail, the detail of a face which is going through a process of movement.
The difficulty to embed an emotion, framing it in an effect without any cause or any consequence – but open to the second most fluctuating variable, namely the relativistic interpretation – clashes with the need to remember: the primary need to tell our motion towards the death.
Roger Thorp is the unknown factor who observes all points into space, characterizing them according to his relative-time idea. Multi-disciplinary artist, from the production of videos (clips and short films) to the composition of music, poetry, and installation, composes – gently – great literature stories, masterfully joining sections of subjects within portions of a life that seems forgotten and imperceptible by a first eye.
“My ideas come from emotional places”
It is surprising how art is directly proportional to our choice of judgment. Roger Thorp’s artworks propose an idea of slowness and patience, reason and reflection. Decelerating our perceptual speed, every detail becomes a tangible form of observation, strongly motivated by his passion for the European cinema and in particular to the new realism of 50-70 years.

“My passion has always been for the art and poetry of European Cinema. My scripts have reflected this and it has also influenced my installation practice”.

His works have been exhibited at CAST Institut, First International Video Festival, Square Eyes Istanbul, basically all around the world: Falmouth, Istanbul, Barcelona, Rome, London and so on.
In April 2013, the Little Song Films project – a web gallery devoted to short films that express the poetics of the moving image – was invited to show a slate of films at the Cornwall Art Biennale.
“My background is in film and music. In music, I am inspired by rhythmic repetition and lyrics (some of the today’s songwriters are our most inspiring poets). My writing (screenplays) has reflected this and it has also influenced the installation practice where my creative focus now lies. Creating interactive immersive work is close to a cinematic experience and the score is a key element.”

The Fine Things, particulars
Cry me a colour feed me with love
Sing me a dream sent from above
I’ll buy you a planet your special place
And bring you a movie all wrapped in lace
In May 2013 Roger Thorp installed the Fountain Project in the James Turrell Skyspace at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens and exhibited in the Millennium Gallery Winter Show. In 2014 he has held a solo show at Millennium (now Anima Mundi) and created The Waking Path at Tremenheere.
Roger Thorp transmits without filters and doubts his sensitivity towards humans, religion, focusing on refined and light mechanisms of interpretation. His work, thus, becomes a manifestation of joy, a hymn to the trip, a proclamation of existence for those who forget the why they are going towards a still unspecified location.
Roger Thorp speaks of the world as if it were a bicycle, pedaling without frenzy and lies on a society that has made the speed a required epitome of innovation.

I can’t tell a truth / Other than there’s just one place / One place that we all know / If there is beauty growing / In the light of the gas giant / Hold, gaze and forever

The free circulation of colors and faces, manipulated by a calm and careful camera, photographs the presence of one nature as involuntary motion within an abstract belief: the individual belief to be protagonists for a mass.
Roger Thorp traces a road made of rocks, landscapes, and natural elements, focusing on people without prejudice. The critical analysis of his artworks marries the childlike contemplation of a target: the human intention to hold the man from his illness and questions.
Roger Thorp does not touch the earth to feed on the crop,
but to educate it for the sowing.
The affinity between poetry and music is supported by an indispensable emotional support – using gimmicks that belong to the techniques and structure of poetry, such as the similarities, metaphors, similes, etc.

The production process of Thorp’s method is, therefore, an amalgam delicate and concocted as a theatrical work in which the subjects, objects, and complements of shooting circulate through the streets inquiring about our questions, responding to our needs, moving in a surreal motion.
Roger Thorp is the artist who keeps that old status-quo of an independent craftsman, away from mere capitalist demands, avoiding any superficial needs given by selfishness and vanity.
Curiosity is the engine of the revolution.
Roger Thorp pointed out how important is to brake even when everything seems normally agitated.
Fountain Project, inspired by the photographs of Edward Curtis and Touch The Earth (T.C. McLuhan) which Thorp found in a bookshop in Santa Rosa, will be shown at La Dolce Berlin from 27 April to 30 April. It consists of different artworks-videos like: Songs for the Hard Earth and Dreaming, Seven Billion Names of God All True, Bardo 7.08, Shelter and photographs and polaroids related to the works also.
Fountain Road project is part of an interesting art-trip which goes from Berlin to Copenhagen, from Oslo to more other places.
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