Tips 01.08 - 16.08

Rain or shine, the events in August won't let you rest. While most of the art spaces are taking a summer break, festivals are lining up one after another. See what's on & follow us for free passes and more free tips.

RUNDGANG 50HERTZ. From 19 July to 13 August 2017, the first in a series of exhibitions will go on show, featuring four graduates from art academies in Berlin, Hamburg, and Leipzig. More info here




19.00 A L'ARME Festival @ Berghain / Radialsystem V

WHY: Berlin’s unique avant-garde jazz festival is celebrating its 5th birthday and inviting the public to discover the latest forms of experimental music in four days of live shows and parties. From the festival’s impressive opening night at Berghain to the Saturday night at RADIALSYSTEM V, more than 60 artists will premiere new works and collaborations. Live shows include The Ex, Thurston Moore, Caspar Brötzmann, Chris Corsano, Elephant 9, raster-media, i.a.

Berghain (Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, S Ostbahnhof) / Radialsystem V (Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin, S Ostbahnhof) / ongoing until 05.08 / more info


FRIDAY 04.08

18.00 Bliss @ HilbertRaum

WHY: In her performances and GIF-video works, Anna Bone shifts art history's landmarks into experimental slap-stick horror scenes. Michael Cherubim expresses the search for inventive images in contemporary painting, which results in an illusionary display conflicting with the medium’s surface. Lennart Rieder scrutinizes painting techniques; with straight-forward tools he alters familiar depictions of the collective cultural memory, questioning them with new answers.

HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 13.08 / more info


19.00 Speisekino Moabit #14 @ ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik

WHY: Enjoy the sunset at ZK/U with a dinner menu and screening of „Memories of a Neighborhood“. NomadicArt shows short films of an international OpenCall dealing with the topics of neighborhood Moabit on sociological and anthropological levels, including clashes on the ZK/U terrace. (For food, register via mail: speisekino(at)

ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin, U Birkenstr –  S+U Westhafen / more info


19.00 Potluck: an event with drinks, appetizers, and economic words @ Maniere Noire

WHY: Visit Maniere Noire this Friday to meet, exchange, and clink glasses for its great success: as one of the Berlin Senate's awarded spaces, this ambitious little gallery is celebrating its well-deserved reward, and cheering to many more inspiring meetings of curious people and ideas to come. From 19h on, with Anke Becker's works on display, and drinks provided at the gallery. Bring your own appetizers and get the party started.

Manière Noire / Waldenserstr. 7A, 10551 Berlin, U Turmstr. / more info


FRIDAY 11.08

12.00 Tanz im August @ Various locations

WHY: The biggest annual dance festival in Germany features some of the most important international contemporary dance artists and groups, as well as choreographies of experimental newcomers. the festival will host shows by La Ribot, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Cia Zora Snake, Lea Moro, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Takao Kawaguchi, Trajal Harrell, Michael Clark Company, Rudi van der Merwe, and many more.

Various locations / ongoing until 02.09 / more info


18.00 Alexandra Pirici – „Aggregate“ @ Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

WHY: Conceived as a living environment, the exhibition „Aggregate“ forms the framework for more than 80 performers, who together with the visitors define the exhibition space in a swarm movement. Based on embodied memories that negotiate fragments of the common world heritage, the work referrs to mankind’s attempt to preserve essential aspects of its existence in time capsules, in order to make it available for other, alien species.

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Chausseestrasse 128/129 , 10115 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / ongoing until 17.08 / more info


MONDAY 14.08

10.00 Books on Books @ ACUD MACHT NEU

WHY: Colorama invites you to „Books on Books“, a week about publishing as an artistic practice featuring 5 design teams, 5 private collections, and 5 books on books. They will explore the systemics of collecting, intellectual value and randomness of the highly charged and personally curated assemblages - collections that create an inner logic, a reference-system and scientificity outside of institutions.

ACUD MACHT NEU / Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / ongoing until 20.08 / more info



18.00 Berlin Atonal @ Kraftwerk Berlin

WHY: The fifth edition of Berlin's favorite electronic music festival invites over 100 musicians, sound and visual artists, performers and DJs for its five day stretch. Look forward to live shows, parties, and special collaborations featuring Powell, Wolfgang Tillmans, Roly Porter, Paul Jebanasam, Pan Daijing, Wolf Eyes, Carla dal Forno, Demdike Stare, Michael England, Peder Mannerfelt, DJ Stingray, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, i.a.

Kraftwerk Berlin / Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin, U Heinrich-Heine-Str. / ongoing until 20.08 / more info

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