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Wednesday, 27 Aug

Watching time pass: L40's installation "Ease Your Window Down" by Paula Doepfner deals with the life and afterlife of Rosa Luxembourg. A block of ice with a text excerpt about the politician suspended inside will be shown at the corner of Almstadtstraße and Rosa-Luxembourg-Straße on Wednesday, the 27th of August from 11:00, when the sun begins the melting process. The frozen text brings the ice only during the day to light.
This installation is part of...
L40, 12.00h
Paula Doepfner'​s installation Ease Your Window Down deals with the ​life and afterlife of​ the​ Polish-German politician Rosa Luxembourg after whome ​the place and adjoining street of the exhibition site are named​. Beneath​ three maple trees, a block of ice is situated on blue flax. Bedded on plants mentioned in the herbarium that Luxembourg famously invested in prison it​ ​holds in it's​ heart - readable with difficulty - ​a ​ text excerpt from Heiner...
rosalux, 12.00h

Thursday, 28 Aug

Marcel, Tarelkin, untitled, video, still, secondary, narratives, terms, narration
Secondary Narratives combines four exhibitions within one format and links the work of independent project spaces and curators. Each of the exhibitions is both autonomous and part of a larger narrative. Under the heading "Terms of Narration," Secondary Narratives hosts a lecture on Thursday, August 28 at 20:00, at the Friedrich-von-Raumer-Library in Kreuzberg: "A lecture inspired by Secondary Narratives; Secondary Narratives interpreted in a lecture. An...
Secondary Narratives, 20.00h

Friday, 29 Aug

Project Space Festival at District
Within the framework of the Project Space Festival Berlin, District is pleased to present the opening of Laura McLardy's installation Line of Least Resistance in the ArtAndArchitecture series as well as a performance, music and video programme by artist ensemble Boring Drug and Zorka Wollny.
6pm - opening
ArtAndArchitecture: Line of Least Resistance by Laura McLardy
With Laura McLardy’s Line of Least Resistance, District presents the eighth project of...
District-Kunst und Kulturförderung, 18.00h
Line of Least Resistance
With Laura McLardy’s Line of Least Resistance, District presents the eighth project of its ArtAndArchitecture series at NEXT, a building by architect Jürgen Sawade from 1994, which is now part of the Malzfabrik ensemble:
a crack, a line, a negative sculpture, a splintering imprint, a tremor stretching across the six levels of the office building. Alongside the fissure of the staircase wall, a landscape of difference, a trace of motion, unraveling the...
District-Kunst und Kulturförderung, 18.00h
Duration: 29 Aug
An exhibition with works by Alexa Kreissl und Maja Rohwetter. 
Galerie Axel Obiger, 19.00h
Duration: 30 Aug20 Sep
Money Works Part 2.
With works by: Katharina Arndt, Alexandra Baumgartner, Jennifer Chan, Cesar Escudero Andaluz, Nadine Fecht, Manuel Gras, Maarten Janssen, Ralf Kopp, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Lorna Mills und Yoshi Sodeoka, Virginie Mossé,  Maximilian Roganov, Sebastian Siechold, Philipp Valenta, Vadim Zakharov.
Haus am Lützowplatz, 19.00h
Duration: 30 Aug12 Oct
Sieb, Julia Krewani at Scotty Enterprises
Julia Krewani shows a selection of her plastic art and of her kinetic objects.
Her work is dedicated to the small things, the unsuspicious stuff of our daily environment that we use and discard without regard.
The artist reconstructed her objects in oversized dimensions, in paper, and she pencilled their surface with scrupulous accuracy up to striking deception.
Within her kinetic objects the things are prompted to a perpetual movement aiming at new,...
Scotty Enterprises, 19.00h
Duration: 30 Aug14 Sep

Saturday, 30 Aug

Leon Eixenberger shows an interactive installation, which connects the interior with the outside space - both acoustically and visually.
Sounding strings will be tightened from  inside the gallery space down to the outside pavement. This installation underlines the approach of the project space BERLIN-WEEKLY in which the art installations created for the high window space should be conceived as public art.
This installation is part of the Project Space...
Cycle 3: Third person. Matt Mullican at PRAXES
Given the artist's expansive investigation of the structures and possibilities of our perception, Matt Mullican’s Cycle at PRAXES will inhabit two connected chapters. The first will look at third-person narratives, spanning Mullican’s initial experiments with photographic portraiture, the first iterations of his stick-figure Glen from the early 1970s, and on to transcriptions of recent performances done under hypnosis—a series of repeated, almost musical...
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, 19.00h
Duration: 30 Aug12 Oct
Cycle 3: Drop.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. Combining developments in recent and upcoming work, the first installment posits the exhibition space as a test site with two sculptural sketches for an arrangement of color drop filters forming the point of departure.
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, 19.00h
Duration: 30 Aug28 Sep
PRAXES presents half-year cycles of consecutive exhibition modules, papers, and live activities revolving around two unassociated artistic practices.
Following Cycle 1 (Gerard Byrne | Jutta Koether) in Fall 2013 and Cycle 2 (Judith Hopf | Falke Pisano) in Spring 2014, PRAXES dedicates Cycle 3—running from August to December 2014—to the artistic oeuvres of Christina Mackie (London) and Matt Mullican (Berlin/New York).
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, 19.00h
Duration: 30 Aug13 Dec
An exhibition with works by Ulla Hahn.
vincenz sala paris|berlin, 19.00h
Duration: 30 Aug20 Sep
The new works by Barbara Probst are once again involved with the concept of simultaneity: multiple cameras, all focused on a particular scene are each connected through a radio control system and release at the same moment.
Barbara Probst puts the resulting photographs together as multi-part works, which seem to the viewer to be both simultaneous and sequential.
The individual pictures in these sequences appear to be contradictory and antithetical to...
Kuckei + Kuckei, 19.00h
Duration: 30 Aug11 Oct

Sunday, 31 Aug

For enthusiastic fans as well as those who’ve just returned from the holidays, the Final Party offers another chance to see images of the entire festival from beginning to end. With good music and cool drinks, the participating spaces invite you to celebrate the Project Space Festival together.
This event is part of the Project Space Festival. 
Bar Babette, 20.00h

This Week

Tuesday, 2 Sep

“Horizons”, Humeau stages the crossing of great distances in time and space, transitions between animal and mineral, and encounters between personal desires and natural forces.
Import Projects, 18.00h
Duration: 3 Sep11 Oct

Wednesday, 3 Sep

Performative treatment of film material showing the GDR’s Round Table in 1989, a strike in Paris 1968, and Tahrir Square in 2012.
Artists: Elske Rosenfeld
Scriptings , 19.00h
Duration: 4 Sep30 Sep

Thursday, 4 Sep

David Schnell - Via Strata, EIGEN + ART Berlin
Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin, 17.00h
Duration: 4 Sep18 Oct
Passagem de Nível, Rui Calçada Bastos
Exhibtion Curated by João Silvério, with works by Rui Calçada Bastos.
invaliden1, 18.00h
Duration: 5 Sep18 Oct
Hörner|Antlfinger, we, animals–biographies
How do animals create individual history? The artists works focus on abilities and characteristics of animals and follow their (auto)biographical tracks.
Through different recording media like historical texts (Uli Westphal), sound and video documentation (Hörner|Antlfinger) and collections of traces (Lucy Powell)
the art works invite to graviate around questions of nonverbal communication, shared authorship, animal biographies.
The exhibition provides...
MEINBLAU project space, 19.00h
Duration: 5 Sep21 Sep

Friday, 5 Sep

As one of the most outstanding conceptual artists among young German sculptors today, Michael Sailstorfer (born in 1979) works with objects from nature, urban space, and art history. Strategies of reversal and reinterpretation are used to take up functions that he thinks through to the end, taking them to absurd lengths. He removes things from their original purpose, dissecting, deforming, and adapting them to reassemble them anew. In this way, powerful...
Haus am Waldsee, 18.00h
Duration: 5 Sep9 Nov
Transcendental at Galerie Pavlova
Galerie Pavlova is excited to present a group exhibition of abstract photography works from the following visual artists:
Jacqueline Ball -
Michael Corridore -
Tara Gilbee -
Isobel Parker Philip -
Kate Robertson -
Challenging both the limits and expectations of the photographic medium, Transcendental...
Galerie Pavlova, 18.00h
Duration: 6 Sep1 Nov
Every Friday from 7pm (for more information see website)
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, 19.00h
Duration: 5 Sep19 Sep
Patrick Brandt - Time Captives Follow The Stars On Dark Cloudy Nights
Patrick Brandt reacts to how information is transmitted in today's media. He does this by using newspapers from the first half of the twentieth century, when printed news was the primary method of news distribution, and the formation of what we describe now as mass media.
By turning antique newspapers into modern day art, spaces of time and identity are intertwined, and the original content and meaning is lost. By removing the pictorial quality of the...
Das Gift, 20.00h
Duration: 6 Sep7 Sep

Saturday, 6 Sep

Trouble - Jeroen Jacobs and Mark Jooren at Ozean
Jeroen Jacobs, Mark Jooren
OZEAN, 16.00h

Sunday, 7 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

Wednesday, 10 Sep

An exhibition with works by Vito Acconci, Edward Allington, Rachel Alliston, Clay Arlington, Assemble, Aram Bartholl, Andrea Blum, Matthew Darbyshire, Hypothetical Development Organization, Alyssa Lingerfelt, Duane Linklater, Rick Lowe, Mass Studies, Muf Architecture, Vanessa Safavi, servo, Naama Tsabar and Vazio S/A.
Events: Two-day Symposium, 25 - 26 October
Decad, 18.00h
Duration: 11 Sep26 Sep

Thursday, 11 Sep

Michael Just, Manuela Kasemir, Ruprecht von Kaufmann at EIGEN + ART Lab
A group show with works by artists Michael Just, Manuela Kasemir and Ruprecht von Kaufmann.
EIGEN + ART Lab, 17.00h
Duration: 11 Sep25 Oct
Fabra’s mother was involved in the Uruguayan urban guerilla movement against the dictatorship during the 1970s. The starting point of “Noviembre” is a letter in the form of a children’s book that his mother wrote to him while incarcerated.
Artist: Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena
Kinderhook & Caracas, 18.00h
Duration: 11 Sep11 Oct
An exhibition with works by Pauline Kraneis.
Espace Surplus Le Grand, 18.00h
Duration: 11 Sep11 Oct
Otavio Schipper, Sketch for Elevator music /Fahrstuhlmusik, 2014, photo collage
The Rio based artist Otavio Schipper has developed a new work for die raum that responds to the claustrophobic dimensions of the exhibition space. In line with the surrealistic aesthetic of Schipper's oeuvre and his tendency toward the mechanical traces of early modernization, the installation references concepts of time and the subconscious.
die raum, 19.00h
Duration: 12 Sep26 Oct
Haus am Lützowplatz, 19.00h
Duration: 12 Sep2 Nov
Transforma and Yro
Second performance evening on the 13.09 - doors open at 20.30h - followed by a series of performances curated by FEED.
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, 20.00h
Duration: 11 Sep

Friday, 12 Sep

An exhibition with works by Andreas Blank and invited artists Benjamin Bernt, David Murphy, Katharina Schilling, Bärbel Schulte Kellinghaus and Johannes Vetter.
Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, 17.00h
Duration: 12 Sep25 Oct
An exhibition with works by Chris Succo.
DUVE Berlin, 18.00h
Duration: 13 Sep31 Oct
7Hours Haus 19, 19.00h
Duration: 12 Sep9 Oct
An exhibitoin with works by Nina Ansari, curated by Azita Ebadi.
uqbar, 19.00h
Duration: 13 Sep5 Oct
Made in SomoS
Group Show Featuring SomoS Residents and Guests.
SomoS Art House presents an exhibition that explore works created by SomoS residents during the last 12 months. Encompassing music, media art, performance, literature, film, collage, ceramics, installation and other techniques, the show constitutes a rare chance to experience the production of the ever-changing flow of international SomoS guests, co-workers, co-creators, maverick curators, and micro- and...
SomoS, 19.00h
Duration: 13 Sep30 Sep
Anneke Eussen  Under Pressure #3, 2014  spray paint on paper, framed  140 x 122 cm
In her solo exhibition “Circle lines” Anneke Eussen presents a new body of work showing objects and drawings. They fascinate not only by the formal purism which is typical for Eussen’s artistic language, they now also trigger challenging thoughts on the definition of contemporary art production itself.
Cruise & Callas, 19.00h
Duration: 13 Sep25 Oct
Moshe Gershuni is one of the most significant living Israeli artists. His oeuvre is uncompromising, and his prolific production of paintings, drawings, and sculptures is extremely evocative. “No Father No Mother” is Gershuni’s first solo show in a museum outside Israel.
Artist: Moshe Gershuni
Neue Nationalgalerie, 19.00h
Duration: 13 Sep31 Dec
Sally Busse - Ein Teil aus einem Teil, Das Gift
Sally Busse will install a two channel video projection, presenting a dialogue between image and text, focussing on the tensions arising from expectation, repetition and surprise. 
Moira B and Bernd Miosge studied both at the UdK. Moira B works as an artist and Bernd Miosge as an architect in Berlin.
Das Gift, 20.00h
Duration: 13 Sep14 Sep

Saturday, 13 Sep

Kate Cooper, this year’s winner of the Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award, will open her first institutional solo exhibition in September 2014 at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. Over the last few years, the British artist has investigated the way new technologies influence behavior. Cooper not only explores modes of online self fashioning as celebrated on the internet and the emergence of different forms of ‘agency’, but she has also managed...
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 17.00h
Duration: 14 Sep11 Jan
For the exhibition at KW, Ryan Trecartin has produced a new, site-specific work, that continues to challenge the movie form and viewing experience. KW Institute for Contemporary Art is proud to present Ryan Trecartin’s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany. His movie creates performance platforms for a cast of hyper intense characters that are simultaneously strange and recognizable, sometimes appearing as future hybrid-human forms, returned to a...
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 17.00h
Duration: 14 Sep11 Jan
An exhibition with works by János Fodor.
Grimmuseum, 19.00h
Duration: 13 Sep25 Oct
An exhibition with works by Alice Bucknell, Aviv Benn, Daniel AlmgrenRecén, Jol Thomson, José Cori, Kathryn Gohmert and Rune Bosse.
L'atelier-ksr, 19.00h
Duration: 14 Sep19 Sep

Sunday, 14 Sep

Ilit Azoulay moved into her studio at KW in June, 2013, and used her five-month residency to develop her interest in the archeology of cities. During her travels throughout Germany, she collected and photographed objects and architectural fragments. For her exhibition at KW, Azoulay presents the photographed objects in a site-specific installation.
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 19.00h
Duration: 14 Sep9 Nov

The Week After Next

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 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 Finace Conference, 9.45h
“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 Business 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

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