Interview – Johann König on Instagram

Johann has been doing interviews with people via Insta. My friend Nenad recorded part of it and sent it to me, so here’s that recording. Johann König is one of the few gallerists who gets it. His program covers artists his own age, and as he’s matured he’s taken substantial risks. The gallery spaces are…  [ READ MORE ]

Interview – Fotografiska in Photo.gr

What does the day of a person who runs a very active cultural organization, who meets hundreds of people, who is at the heart of the events, look like nowadays? It’s heart-breaking. We are facing both a healthcare and economic crisis. It has created personal loss and anxiety for all of us, and we feel…  [ READ MORE ]

Interview – Eye of Photography

Yoram Roth is the kind of person you rarely find in Berlin. Though Berlin-born (1968), he was raised in New York, where he acquired and honed his unique personality and cosmopolitan charm. In the city that never sleeps, he completed his photography studies at Fordham University in 1990 and moved back to his hometown in…  [ READ MORE ]

Interview – ExBerliner 2

We Berliners are unruly Interview with Nadja Vancauwenberghe Yoram Roth, the cultural entrepreneur and son of the late real estate billionaire Rafael Roth, bought Clärchens Ballhaus last July. He says the Corona crisis hasn’t affected his plans for the beloved Mitte institution. (Photo by Michael O’Ryan) Mr Roth, we last talked only seven weeks ago,…  [ READ MORE ]

Interview – Cicero

DER MIT DEM KIEZ TANZT Clärchens Ballhaus ist eine Institution in Berlin-Mitte. Die Zeit steht dort still, aber ihr Zahn nagt auch daran. Yoram Roth will das ändern – und stößt auf Misstrauen. Von Alexandra Duong Kaffee und Kuchen, Schnitzel und auch osteuropäischer Borscht sollen aufgetischt werden in Clärchens Ballhaus. „Ein Touch Jiddischkeit muss schon…  [ READ MORE ]

Interview – Der Millionär und sein Ballhaus

In der Hauptstadt gilt das Clärchen als Gemeingut, egal, wie die Besitzverhältnisse sind. Schließlich ist es das letzte von 900 Berliner Ballhäusern der Kaiserzeit. Bis Mitte Januar wurde hier getanzt. Seither ruht der Betrieb (unabhängig von Corona), womöglich für immer, argwöhnt der Berliner. Auch wenn Yoram Roth, der neue Eigentümer, beteuert: „Ich reiße nichts ab,…  [ READ MORE ]

Interview – ExBerliner 1

Culture, Clubs, and Capitalism Clärchens Ballhaus’ new proprietor Yoram Roth on the natural laws of the real estate market, misguided nostalgia for the 1990s and what he’s planning for the beloved Mitte institution. Although a born and bred Berliner, Yoram Roth was unknown to most residents of Berlin until his purchase of century-old Mitte institution Clärchens Ballhaus made local news last July. Another unique piece of Berlin culture snatched away from…  [ READ MORE ]

Video – Fast Company explains Fotografiska

Fotografiska New York is now open in the historic Church Missions House in Manhattan. The photo museum for the modern world emphasizes experience—it’s open late and guests can stay for a glass of wine—while enjoying more current work than is available in traditional museums.