Past Events



Berlin, Germany, July 19 – July 28, 2018

Theme of this 2018 BERLIN SOUP LABARTORIUM is “CHAOS & DESIRE”, explorations of possibilities/impossibilities of art as cure & celebration & exploring too the mythology of being while detaching ourselves from a mythology of time against bold & sustaining creativity.

The Festival kicks off on July 19, 7:30 PM – Midnight, at the Embassy of Denmark, Rauchstr. 1D – 10787 Berlin, with an Opening ceremony & presentation of Curators, along with an entertainment program featuring pianist Eriko Makimura & others.

We return thus to the roots of where the Berlin Soup Art Festivals started in 2013.

Opening Sunday July 22, 3.00-10.00 pm

Tuesday July 23 , 3- 10 pm
Thursday July 26, 3-6.00 pm
Friday July 27, 3-10 pm
Saturday, July 28 , 3 – 6 pm

Programme is here:


Poetry at Dada Post
DADA POST Presents:

Moabiter Dichter trifft Dada Post

5 o’clock tee im Garten

30.08.2015 um 17 Uhr

Dr.Nora Gaydukova (Projectleiterin)
Saadi Isakov
Gabriel Victor Berger
Nipomuk Ullmann
Elena Jamov
Emanuel John
Polina Khubbeeva
Georg Gabriel Potzies (Gesang mit Gitarre)

Ausstellung Foto&Bilder aus der Antologie “Schloss Moabit” Elena Jamov, Sofia Koroleva, andere Buchautoren

Saturday, 27. September 2014,19:00
Improvised music with:

*The Dead Fish Trio*

Edith Steyer – Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Charly Birkenhauer – Vibraphone
Berit Jung – Bass

From Copenhagen:

First International
Berliner Soup

Artistic Directors/Curators of the event are:

Copenhagenites Jesper Dalmose, Lennox Raphael, and Alex Choub.


From Berlin: Martin Lau, Flemming Borby, Alan Bestle, and Mena Koller & Theresa Rath.
From London: Anders Kjærgaard
From Zurich: Julian Layn.
From Belgium: Lazara Rosell Albear.
From Copenhagen: Chris Calmer, Dokswell M, Jesper Dalmose, Lennox Raphael, Alex Choub, Lars Kræmmer, Octavian Neagu, Søren Tougaard, Lars Høeg, Tove Vestmø, Charlotte Petersen, Sanne Amanda Sommer, 2020 VISIONS DK, Yong Sun Gullach and Jens O. Magnussen.

May 30, 31 and June 1st, 2013


One of the tastiest of art events taking place in the German capital is the First Annual BERLIN SOUP FESTIVAL, May 30 to June 1, from 2PM to 12 midnight each day, with workshops from 2PM to 8 during the day & showtime from 8 to 12 midnight in the sprawling DadaPost innovative space, Nordbahnstrasse 10, 13409 Berlin, Germany.


(Copenhagen, Denmark)

August 27th – September 25th 2011

It is a great pleasure to welcome OPTIPISM Project in Gallery DADAPOST from august 27th – September 25th 2011. The Optipism Project, which is based in Copenhagen, is built on the Optipism Manifesto written by Denis Rivin. OPTIPISM. Under this name a group of curators, visual artists and poets has been formed to create art in many forms, both optimistic and pessimistic, both surface and depth, both serious and play, both wanting to augment and change the world and to sense and experience the now. Through art to explore, to comment, react and act in the world as it is today.

Exhibition #1 // Painting:
August 27th – September 1st
Opening Saturday 27th August 8 pm
Painting: Lars Kræmmer and Lars H.U.G.
Video: Jesper Dalmose, Charlotte Petersen
At the opening 27th August:
Dancer/performer: Isabelle Ullmann
Poetry: Jan Hatt-Olsen
Poetry: Allan Hammerlund
Piano & Poetry: Olga Magieres
Poetry: Lennox Raphael
And others

Exhibition #2 // Poetry:
The Exhibition as a Collection of Poetry: September 3rd – September 8th
Opening Saturday 3rd September 8 pm
Concept: Jan Hatt-Olsen
Curated by Paul Opstrup from LiteraturHaus
At the opening 3rd September:
Poetry: Jan Hatt-Olsen, Lea Streisand and Ritta Baddoura

Exhibition #3 // Photography:
September 10th – September 15th
Opening Saturday 8 pm
Photography: Kajsa Gullberg
Video: Fryd Frydendahl

Exhibition #4 // Installation: The Invisible Hand:
September 17th – September 25th
Opening Saturday 17th 8pm
Installation: Mikkel Carl
Video: Jette Hye Jin Mortensen
Throughout the whole period August 27th – September 25th:
Art Money exhibition
Citylifting (Niels Sloth, Jonas Als and Niels Fabæk) will make an interactive project

The Optipism Project is curated by:
Lars Kræmmer: Curator, artist, founder of among other projects: Artmoney and Artclub
Denis Rivin: Curator, editor in chief at AFART art magazine
Jesper Dalmose: Curator, video artist
Peter Rodenberg: Curator, organizer, communication and marketing, budget

Involved organizations are:
Art Money
Copenhagen Art Club
AFART art magazine

Sunday 19 September – 17:00 UHR, 2010

The Art of Potluck

POTLUCK |?pät?l?k| noun used in reference to a situation in which one must take a chance that whatever is available will prove to be good or acceptable : he could take potluck in a town not noted for its hotels.
• a meal or party to which each of the guests contributes a dish : [as adj. ]a potluck supper.

Sunday, 19 September @ 17:00 UHR (performance at 18UHR) you are invited to the art of potluck: an artistic community gathering and performance (the first of many POTLUCKS to come)

sponsored by dadapost
organized by kate hers

Potluck golden rule: each person must bring a HOMEMADE dish to share. it must be your own creation, it CANNOT be store bought.

You may bring friends as long as they respect the potluck golden rule

18UHR Special Reading by Giovanni Frazzetto. Please make sure to come before the performance begins to share your special dish and take part in eating!

Giovanni Frazzetto was born and grew up in Sicily. After high school he moved to London to study science and then lived in Germany and France. In 2008 he was awarded the John Kendrew Young Scientist Award for his efforts to promote interdisciplinarity across science, art and the humanities. His science and literary writings have appeared in Nature, EMBOreports and more recently in SAND- Berlin’s English Literary Journal. He now lives between London and Berlin where he is writing his first collection of stories entitled ‘In between worlds’.

Break on Through to the Other Side…

Curated by Malcolm Ferris and Marcel Hager

A screening of Chinese artists performance videos

Saturday 24th April 2010 at 7:00pm,
repeated Sunday 25th at 5:00pm.

‘China Art Criticism Network’ (CACN) and the DadaPost Gallery have joined together to present selected works from ongoing research into Chinese performance art. The screening will show performance work produced in the last six years or so and will last approximately 2.5 hours, including an intermission. A bar will be open for refreshments during the event.
A small archive of additional material available for more leisurely browsing on terminals can be accessed by computer on request.

The works were submitted in response to a call inviting Chinese artists’ to submit existing or new video which, in the spirit of the Doors iconic song Break on Through to the Other Side… challenged or referenced the concept of movement between, through, and/or the overcoming of boundaries, limitations and resistances. In this context ‘boundaries’, ‘limitations’ and ‘resistances’ were open to the broadest possible interpretations as tangible and/or intangible entities, i.e., physical/mental/spiritual; human/animal, individual/collective, animate/inanimate, East/West, etc.

The impetus for this initiative was the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 2009. The 1989 fall of the Wall was famously epitomised by Francis Fukuyama as marking the “end of history” for the way that it brought to a close the struggle between Soviet-style East European communism and Western market-led liberalism, with the latter succeeding the former. Fukuyama’s outrageous hyperbole concealed the fact that the very event precipitating its use also ushered to the fore another, arguably larger, historical narrative: Globalisation. Since 1989, this ‘new’ world history in the making, administered through an alliance between Western neo-liberal and Chinese socialist-market ideologies, has produced twenty years of rapacious economic expansionism, overseen by China’s emergence as the ‘workshop of the world’ and a global power.

However, with the international financial crisis abruptly exposing the effervescent and illusive structures on which this partnership was cast, the crucial question now is whether we are fated to see the old East-West binaries buried along the fault lines of the Berlin Wall de-interred and brought to life around a negative dialectic of Sinic and Western cultures, as outlined (for example) by Samuel Huntington in his ‘Clash of Civilisations’ thesis. Or, whether a recast alliance between East and West that can encourage a new and responsibly sustainable era of development is possible. “Break on Through to the Other Side…” is conceived as a modest attempt to engender the associations between China and the West that might help to bring about the latter option.

Malcolm Ferris and Marcel Hager

CACN is a not-for-profit academic research project into contemporary Chinese art currently based at Plymouth College of Art, UK.