The Pogo Bar is located in the basement of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and reintroduces the format of a bar of the same name that existed there in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Since the beginning of 2017, the bar operates with a weekly program every Thursday that is curated by Maurin Dietrich und Cathrin Mayer. We understand the place and program of Pogo Bar as a social space that reflects on the current diverse artistic production both locally and internationally. The formats of those evening (and nights) alternate between readings, concerts, performances, plays, film screenings or interventions.
Maurin Dietrich is an assistant curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin where she programs performances, exhibitions, and publications. She worked at schir concepts, a residency program located in Tel Aviv and Berlin, Schinkel Pavillon as well as the 9th Berlin Biennale, curated by DIS.
Cathrin Mayer is an assistant curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. She is currently teaching at University of Arts in Berlin and recently curated a film program for mumok kino in Vienna. She regularly writes for magazines such as a.o. Girls Like Us.