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Monday, 15 Sep

Vacancy - Michelle Nikou / Photo credit: Sam Roberts
For her exhibition at the CFL Australian artist Michelle Nikou explores the idea of fullness by looking at the vacancy brought about from being sated and well-fed through a new neon sculpture.
Contemporary Food Lab, 19.00h
Duration: 15 Sep31 Oct
A small library of feminist manifestos will be accompanied by artist videos that produce strategies for reading radical texts. Related activities will focus on the themes of critique, reproduction and temporality that are made legible through these acts of rereading.
Archive Kabinett, 19.00h
Duration: 15 Sep21 Sep
Edition Block, 19.00h
Duration: 15 Sep31 Oct

Tuesday, 16 Sep

Selected rooms—Museum Restaurant, Museum Shop, and Humanist Space— from Gaba’s “Museum of Contemporary African Art”, will be presented open-air at Unter den Linden, inviting visitors to engage with the exhibition and spend time there. Special bike tours are available.
Artist: Meschac Gaba
Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, 18.00h
Duration: 16 Sep21 Sep
Vertigo of Reality - Akademie der Künste
“Vertigo of Reality” examines the construction and deconstruction of reality in the arts. The exhibition presents artistic strategies and methods of working which focus on the viewer´s perception. The artwork materialises only in and through the viewers themselves. Current developments in game art here stand within a tradition of artistic explorations beginning in the 1960s, in particular closed circuit video installations, as well as performances,...
Akademie der Künste, 19.00h
Duration: 17 Sep14 Dec

Wednesday, 17 Sep

Artfi – The Fine Art & Finance Conference
Artfi —The Fine Art & Finance Conference comes to Berlin for the first time. Appealing to both art enthusiasts and professionals alike, this unique gathering provides fascinating insight into the global art market today.
Visit their website for up-to-date programme information and registration.
Participants: Shiri Benartzi & Aya Shoham (Founders and Managers, Artfi), Burkhard Kieker
(Chief Executive Officer, visitBerlin...
Artfi - The Fine Art and Finance Conference, 9.45h
David Adamo, Closer to Gaza
Organized by artists Dani Gal and Assaf Gruber within only 5 weeks​, this auction brings together more than 17​0 international artists from Aasan and Adamo to Hatoum, Hildebrandt, Monk, Pisano, Rosler, Sasnal and many others ​to raise funds for medical assistance in Gaza.
Proceeds will support both Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, two NGO's specialized in supplying medical aid and equipment to the Palestinian...
Kühlhaus Berlin, 17.00h
Duration: 17 Sep21 Sep
“EXOTICA” circles around the question of the self in our time, using Wunderkammer Olbricht as its point of departure. In examining the individual as a cabinet of curiosities, new definitions of historical categories emerge: artificialia, naturalia, scientifica, mirabilia, and exotica become instinct, simulacra, mind, oddities, and exotica, enabling exciting and surprising relationships between the objects of the cabinet of curiosities and contemporary...
me collectors room / STI FTUNG OLBRICHT, 18.00h
Duration: 17 Sep22 Feb
Mike Bouchet - Nymph Cloud (Tacosaurus), Peres Projects
Peres Projects is pleased to announce Power Lunch, our first solo exhibition with the Frankfurt-based, American artist Mike Bouchet.
Further details will be available shortly, or kindly contact the gallery for additional information.
Peres Projects, 18.00h
Duration: 17 Sep1 Nov
Émilie Pitoiset, Strike a pose (2014), courtesy of the Artist and KLEMM'S, Berlin
An exhibition with works by Émilie Pitoiset.
Klemm's, 18.00h
Duration: 17 Sep25 Oct
alexander levy, 18.00h
Duration: 18 Sep8 Nov
Johann König, Berlin, 18.00h
Duration: 18 Sep1 Nov
Johann König, Berlin, 18.00h
Duration: 18 Sep1 Nov
SOLOS III at Ozean
SOLOS is a series that marked the opening of OZEAN in 2010. The long timber wall features peepholes and cardboard rolls that direct the gaze at a single work: individual shows within a group exhibition. Information about the work and the artist is presented alongside each peephole.
Artists: Wolfgang Betke, Betty Böhm, Barbara Breitenfellner, Laura Bruce, Susanne Bürner, Sebastian Dacey, Jan Freuchen, Gregor Gleiwitz, Jennifer Jordan, Xavier Krilyk, Sally...
OZEAN, 19.00h
Duration: 18 Sep19 Oct
SOFT IMAGE. Ingo Mittelstaedt at Galerie Koal
The re-enactment of everyday aesthetics from the aesthetic threshold: leaflets of all types of supermarkets are the protagonists of the newest photographs of Ingo Mittelstaedt in which the artist continues his Chromas series from 2011. In front of a structured canvas – staged in a radical manner in a classic studio environment – bright advertisements of inexpensive meats and sausages are ruptured by fireworks and washing-machines through subtle gestures...
Galerie koal, 19.00h
Duration: 18 Sep14 Nov

Thursday, 18 Sep

With 110 single positions of contemporary art and an extensive programme, abc art berlin contemporary is being held this year from 18—21 September at the Station in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Numerous galleries—both young and established, national and international—will present mainly new works and premieres. The four day abc programme offers a packed calendar of performances, artists talks, sound pieces, films and theatre productions
across the entire site. The...
abc art berlin contemporary, 16.00h
Duration: 18 Sep21 Sep
Martin Eder, Battles, 2014, Sketchbook photographs
Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin, 17.00h
Duration: 18 Sep21 Sep
The first POSITIONS BERLIN will be held from 18—21 September 2014. With this new art fair, up to 40 select galleries present their most striking artistic positions as part of Berlin Art Week. The fascinating showplace,
the former Kaufhaus Jandorf centrally located on Brunnenstraße in Berlin-Mitte, features a façade rich in reliefs and large windows, exuding the typical Berlin charm of unrenovated old buildings. The fair presents art from Germany and...
Positions Berlin - Art Fair, 18.00h
Duration: 18 Sep21 Sep
Camille Henrot, Digging for gold on another planet (Desktop series), 2014. Courtesy the artist and Johann König, Berlin.
Camille Henrot's "Desktop Series" refers to the current use of the computer desktop as a universal space of creation while reflecting on the loss of materiality through small bronze sculptures. Interacting with the context of the desktop, or workspace, each sculpture refers to states of beginnings and creation. As small objects containing a world of ideas, the sculptures counter-balance the immaterial state of computer desktops through their weight and...
abc art berlin contemporary, 18.00h
Duration: 18 Sep21 Sep
abc 2014 / Galerie koal: Ingo Mittelstaedt
Solo presentation by Ingo Mittelstaedt
Ingo Mittelstaedt will be presenting his large pedestal work for the very first time. Using an area of about 400cm x 500cm x 40cm the artist will be showing a series of photographs that were taken at museums of art history and that are linked to reference material – second-hand books, acquired pictures and findings from nature.
With this presentation that Mittelstaedt exclusively designed for the abc he once again...
abc art berlin contemporary, 19.00h
Duration: 18 Sep21 Sep
Featuring the work of Peggy Buth.
abc art berlin contemporary, 19.00h
Duration: 18 Sep21 Sep
Solo presentation Kasper Sonne at the abc, art berlin contemporary fair.
abc art berlin contemporary, 19.00h
Duration: 18 Sep21 Sep
Organized by Gunna Schmidt, Nicola Stäglich, and Anke Völk, this exhibition explores ‘Deformation’ as an artistic act. Using paper, fragile or expansive pieces emerge in the space.
Artists: Amelie Grözinger, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Charlotte McGowan-Griffin, Kirsi Mikkola, Nadja Schöllhammer, Katja Strunz among others
L’oiseau présente, 19.00h
Duration: 19 Sep21 Sep

Friday, 19 Sep

Nir Evron and Omer Krieger, Rehearsing the Spectacle of Spectres (2014) still image from HD video
The video Rehearsing the Spectacle of Spectres (2014) was shot in Kibbutz Be'eri, a collective community in the south of Israel, founded in 1946 near the Gaza strip. Evron and Krieger invited a group of kibbutz members to recite the 26 verses of an opaque hebrew poem written by Kibbutz Poet Anadad Eldan (b. 1924). Aerial shots of the region are interwoven into the reading, showing sites of assembly, stages of collective expression, public sculpture and...
Circle1 - Platform for Art & Culture, 19.00h
Duration: 19 Sep18 Oct
Karen Russo "We Are Golden" at Circle1
Karen Russo (b.1974) is an Israeli-born artist living and working in London. In her exhibition at Circle1 gallery in Berlin she will show her video work "Externsteine" and a new series of charcoal drawings.
Karen Russo's works are about knowledge systems considered esoteric, erroneous and diametrically opposed to the enlightened tendencies Western culture prefers to adorn itself with. As such, she deals with occult rituals, collective mythical components...
Circle1 - Platform for Art & Culture, 19.00h
Duration: 19 Sep18 Oct
Doug Fishbone, Hypno project - Circle1
Doug Fishbone's exhibition in Circle1 brings together two major recent works by the London-based conceptual artist, that extend his examination of consumer culture, mass media and the relativity of perception. These two works, Elmina (2010) and Hypno Project (2009), question the way information is processed and presented in the contemporary visual landscape, and both undermine the relationship between audience and content in different ways.
Circle1 - Platform for Art & Culture, 19.00h
Duration: 19 Sep18 Oct
With this year's show HELIUM the Goldrausch-programme for female artists is showcasing 15 new artistic positions curated by Birgit Effinger and Hannah Kruse. Helium changes spaces and enriches the atmosphere. Insofar this element is standing for a transformative exhibition.
Artists: Yalda Afsah, Yasmin Alt, Sabine Bokelberg, Chiara Dazi, Sophia Domagala,Charlotte Dualé, Marie von Heyl, Rosemary Hogarth, Eunah Hong, Meike Kuhnert, Anett Lau, Irma Markulin...
Galerie am Flutgraben, 19.00h
Duration: 20 Sep19 Oct
Frederik Poppe - Bombe
"Bombe" (bomb) is related to the outbreak of World War I and II - 100 respectively 75 years ago. Europe changed considerably, however, the direct impact of armed conflict are evident not only in regions, where armed conflicts lie in the recent past (eg. Bosnia, Kosovo). Even in parts of the continent that have been considered pacified for almost 70 years, we are reminded almost daily of the use of ordnance. Many people in Germany see corresponding...
Scotty Enterprises, 19.00h
Duration: 20 Sep11 Oct
The Greek word metabolē originally meant ‘to change’ and, literally, ‘to throw over’. The exhibition investigates the understanding of ‘metabolism’ in contemporary art in a dialogue with philosophical and scientific research beyond Eurocentric rationalization. Biological metabolism is a process that constitutes living beings in continuous exchange with their environment. Photosynthesis, for instance, struggles to capture and condense solar energy at the...
Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), 19.00h
Duration: 20 Sep16 Nov
Framework 3: meet your idol at insitu
From all-time superstars to small and humble role-models, personal idols take many different forms, giving us something to be awed by and aspire to. For "Framework 3: Meet your idol“, insitu has invited the German artist Helene Hellmich to reflect on those who have influenced her practice and to present her work alongside theirs. Hellmich’s work often combines drawings, installation and architectural structures in an encyclopedic-like working practice...
insitu, 19.00h
Duration: 20 Sep18 Oct
Katharina Grosse (*1961 in Freiburg im Breisgau, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin) ist vor allem bekannt  durch ihre großen, raumgreifenden Malereien, die der Farbe einen die üblichen Dimensionen des Bildes übersteigenden Spielraum erschließen. Die von ihr verwendeten Formen des Farbauftrags, unter anderem mit Pinsel, Rolle oder Sprühdüse, sind so vielfältig wie der Malgrund und ihre räumliche Erstreckung über Boden, Decke und Wände, über ganze Gebäude oder...
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein , 19.00h
Duration: 20 Sep7 Nov
Luca Vitone (born in Genoa, 1964, lives in Milan and Berlin) deals in his artwork with the construction and representation of sites and locations in various languages, describing them in all their geographical, political, social, cultural, and political dimensions. In a series of works presented at the 55th Venice Biennial in 2013, Vitone creates olfactory ‘scuptures’, which solely due to the presence of a smell in the space address the collective memory...
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein , 19.00h
Duration: 20 Sep9 Nov
In the exhibition “Parergon”, Mariana Castillo Deball explores the ‘biographies’ of things from the collections of several Berlin museums, especially those linked to the Nationalgalerie and its history. New developed works enter into a dialogue with historical exhibits.
Artist: Mariana Castillo Deball
Hamburger Bahnhof, 20.00h
Duration: 20 Sep1 Mar
Kirsten Blümke and Nicoll Ullrich at Das Gift
Kirsten Blümke and Nicoll Ullrich will show a series of abstract works entitled „Zufall & Plan / ['ri:miks] – G. Galilei“.
Blümke's ink drawings on paper - „Zufall & Plan“ - are a progressional experiment at the junction of painting and
Ullrich will show an installation especially made for the Giftraum. It is a ['ri:miks] work of the studio appropriation of Galileo
Das Gift, 20.00h
Duration: 20 Sep21 Sep

Saturday, 20 Sep

L40, 13.00h
Duration: 21 Sep30 Nov
L40, 14.00h
Duration: 21 Sep28 Sep
For the painter and writer Adam Avikainen, all of nature becomes a crime scene in a continuing story that subsumes elements of his life in an extended artistic process. CSI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES deals with the role of the natural sciences in our present, the artist as a medium and a detective, and painting as practice. Avikainen plays with academic methods and theories as well as with forensic methodologies, expanding them in a poetic way to a...
HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 16.00h
Duration: 20 Sep21 Sep
PROFIT | PROPHET at Team Titanic
The first offense: Kopernikus. The second offense: Darwin. The third offense: Freud himself. The fourth offense: ††. Habitually modest, team titanic invites to a two-part cooperation project with MEDRAR for Contemporary Art: PROFIT | PROPHET. The message is the message. A bi-urban, transcontinental exhibition- and performance-series.
Geminoid, quantified-self, object of consumerism, analysis and data. No new info: the body is more than the sum of its...
team titanic, 18.00h
Duration: 20 Sep21 Sep
Meschac Gaba’s “Museum of Contemporary African Art” (1997—2002) is an installation consisting of 12 rooms. KunstHalle presents seven of these rooms, which critically question the essence of the museum and the perception of African art. Gaba’s museum is temporary and transformable, more a conceptual than a physical space. A provocation of the Western art world, it not only demands more recognition for African contemporary art, but also raises the question...
Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, 18.00h
Duration: 20 Sep16 Nov
entangled at Vesselroom
Artist talk on October 8th, 19.00h.
During the Berlin Art Week, Vesselroom Project presents Entangled, an exhibition with Yotaro Niwa (JP) and Joan Saló (ES). Entangled plays with the dynamism of their artistic proposals. It explores the implications of chaos and order, and the intrinsic dependence between both.
Their artworks collide at the gallery space, creating preposterous structures that encourage us to (re)evaluate the essence of harmony. It is in...
Vesselroom Project, 19.00h
Duration: 24 Sep25 Oct

This Week

Thursday, 25 Sep

Kyung-Lae Oak, Jocelyn Robert, Ryan Ferko, Faraz  Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour, Jesper Aabille, Johanna Nordin, Anabel Sarabi, Vebjørg Hagene Thoe, Grethe Winther-Svendsen, Luca Forcucci, Ron Segal, among other
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, 18.30h
Duration: 25 Sep
In Extenso - Erweitert on the topic of "Social Context":
Curator Karima Boudou in conversation with Jimmie Durham and Laurence Kimmel.
Can both art and architectural projects represent a state of final equilibrium, of accomplished order and maximum relative entropy within the social and cultural context they are inscribed in? They concentrate a view of the human condition; and sometimes mark the steps of  progression. As if a man climbing the dark stairs...
DAZ Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, 19.00h

Friday, 26 Sep

An exhibition with works by Susanne Ring und Kata Unger.
Galerie Axel Obiger, 19.00h
Duration: 27 Sep18 Oct
Evenings, Rola Khayyat - Courtesy of the artist and OKK/Raum29
okk/raum29 presents PERSONAL TERRITORIES, a group show featuring international artists : Yuki Jungesblut, Rola Khayyat and Ahmed Zidan, Sharon Paz, Petra Spielhagen and Chryssa Tsampazi. The exhibition includes : installation, video, photography, sound, public intervention and performance and creates a journey through a hotel room, a checkpoint, an outdoor semi-private space, a boxing arena and the next door neighbors. PERSONAL TERRITORIES observes the...
okk/raum29, 19.00h
Duration: 27 Sep25 Oct
Eva Streit - Shapes Of Things at Das Gift
Eva Streit will show an overview of a full year of work consisting of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture.
"shapes everywhere you look
detected for you by your very own personal filter
Do you recognize anything?
are you sure you haven't seen this before?
How do you educate yourself by looking at things?"
Das Gift, 20.00h
Duration: 27 Sep28 Sep
Sunday 28 September, 15.00h - Artist talk 
Sunday 30 November - Workshop with the artist
The third exhibition Of Art Laboratory Berlin's series [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies will be a solo retrospective of British artist Anna Dumitriu, whose work in the field of art and science brings together historical narratives, cutting edge biomedical research and an interest in ethical concerns. Dumitriu is well known for creating "The VRSA Dress" &...
Art Laboratory Berlin, 20.00h
Duration: 27 Sep30 Nov

Sunday, 28 Sep

A new market-format brings together artists from ZK/U, craftsmen from the hood and private flea-market sellers in symbiotic interaction.
Alteration-taylor repair your favourite trousers and get advices from fashionable artist. Second-hand hair-dryer get fixed by electro-specialist directly on site and following used by a mobile Hairdresser. Individual furniture, clothes and DIY products without ‘Mitte’-surcharge are our goal. If Moabit soon becomes the...
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, 12.00h

Next Week

Thursday, 2 Oct

Egle Ambrasaite, Imagining the Abscence, video still, 2014, ©Museum Aikas Zado Live
"We understand that our generation’s mission is to revise this strategically demonized past"
Agnė Bagdžiūnaitė (artist and curator, Lithuania)
Between the end of the Cold War and a remote future: On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, District explores the experiences of the last, transitional European pioneer generation between socialism and post-socialism in the interdisciplinary performance and exhibition project 'The...
District-Kunst und Kulturförderung, 18.00h
Duration: 3 Oct29 Nov

Friday, 3 Oct

Cycle 3: And Bird.Christina Mackie at PRAXES
Often displayed in itinerant installations, Christina Mackie’s œuvre broadens into a continuum rather than a series of insulated works. At PRAXES these connections will unfold in three parts. The And Bird exhibition module—composed of existing pieces—takes its cue from a dual monitor work from 2000, Frog and Bird, in which a frog seemingly listens to a singing blackbird. This module loosely deals with performative materials and fabricated interactions.
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, 19.00h
Duration: 3 Oct9 Nov
Karsten Michael Drohsel, Anna Kostreva, Philipp Oswalt, Daniel Fernandez Pascual, Gabi Schillig, among others
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, 19.00h
Duration: 3 Oct10 Oct
Issel/Birkholz - Attraction of Failure. Phaeton, again. Das Gift
One horse carriage, two heavy cart horses, 800 verses, two women and one summer in dried out, spacious MeckPomm.
A voyage, guided by Ovidius' story of Phaeton: the beauty of failure... Let's fall, let's burn the stars.
This exhibition will be comprised of photographs, objects, sculptures and drawings, creating both an installation and a book release.
Das Gift, 20.00h
Duration: 4 Oct5 Oct

Saturday, 4 Oct

An exhbition by Nicolas Puyjalon. 
Performance at 20.00h during the opening. 
L'atelier-ksr, 19.00h
Duration: 4 Oct1 Nov

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