Miriam Temme ( Friday 04.10 @ GiftRaum)
Busy as usual, Berlin offers you too many interesting things this week; therefore we bring you our neatly planned schedule. Start moderately serious on Wednesday, on Thursday take it easy at a garden exhibition and a gallery party, save the Friday night for two shows and hangouts with drinks in Neukölln, where you should continue on Saturday with a fleamarket and another one in Mitte.
19.00 Gerard Byrne - Early Works @ Praxes
WHY: Gerard Byrne uses photographic, video, and live art to explore the ambiguities inherent in revisiting the legacies of cultural forms such as theater, photography, and magazines. For the third exhibition module "Early Works", PRAXES presents "Hommes á Femmes (Michel Debrane)", a dramatization of an interview with Jean-Paul Sartre originally published in Le Nouvel Observateur in 1977. An aging Debrane struggles to portray Sartre as the self-appointed ‘liberal male chauvinist’ answering questions about his relationship with women.
Praxes / Alexandrinenstrasse 118-121, Berlin 10969, U Prinzenstrasse; Hallesches Tor / show open through 20.10 / free entry / more info
18.00 The Act Of Killing @ The WYE
WHY: "Difficult to watch but impossible to turn away from!" The controversial film The Act Of Killing portrays unrepentant death-squad leaders re-enacting the brutal murders they committed during the 1960s genocide in Indonesia. It is one of the most talked about motion pictures of the year that premiered at the Berlinale and won the Panorama Audience Award. The audience will have the opportunity to see the film prior to its official release date in Germany and take part in the discussion and Q&A session with the director Joshua Oppenheimer. Film starts at 19.30, doors & drinks from 18h.
The WYE / The Old Post, Skalitzer Strasse 86, 10997 Berlin, U Schlesisches Tor / €12 / more info
14.00 The Phylogenesis of Generosity @ Prinzessinnengarten
WHY: Visit the wonderful Prinzessinnengarten for its first Outdoor Sculpture Triennial! The garden’s potential as an outdoor exhibition space for contemporary art will be actualized by 25 international artists working in a variety of media: outdoor sculpture and painting, performance art (musical, poetical, spoken-word, cinematic and cooking) and socially engaged practices. The exhibition will frame the questions in regards to the multiple forms of development of generosity especially as it exists today in Berlin - in the city itself and in the artistic production.
Prinzessinnengarten / Prinzenstrasse 35 – 38 / Prinzesinnenstrasse 15, 10969 Berlin, U8 Moritzplatz /show open through 10.10 / free entry / more info
19.00 End of the World Party @ Idrawalot
WHY: This Thursday the young Idrawalot will be toasting an amazing year with a party to celebrate it. It will feature a collaboration mural by a number of different artists, a tattoo artist doing tattoos on the spot with lots of giveaways, free booze, free prints and vegan treats.
Idrawalot / Boddinstrasse 60, 12053 Berlin, U7 Rathaus Neukolln / free entry / more info
17.00 A Presentation of FAQs @ Other Projects
WHY: This Friday OTHER Projects will be hosting visiting artists from Sunset Terrace, a studio and exhibition space in Vancouver for a special exhibition. A Presentation Of FAQs is their research-based travel project. The four participants - Maya Beaudry, Adam Shaw, Emma Lamorte and Iselin Toubro will be documenting their experiences of travel leading up to the exhibition, with the intent of challenging different forms of fact-based information. Join them for an equally special hausgemacht cocktail!
Other Projects / Thiemannstrasse 15, 12055 Berlin, S Sonnenallee / free entry / more info
19.00 Miriam Temme @ Giftraum
WHY: As written by Giuseppe Penone: "The work of the poet is to reflect the visions which his sensibilities have given him like a mirror, and produce the visions or images needed for the collective imagination." Miriam Temme's foggy dreamy photographs should get you in the autumn mood and awake the gentle poet in you who will know how to appreciate its beauties. Since it is only a two-day exhibition, keep your eye on the calender and try not to miss the opening.
Das Gift / Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Neukölln, U7 Rathaus Neukölln / show open through 05.10 / free entry / more info
14.00 Flohmarkt @ Das Gift
WHY: Flohmarkt at Das Gift might have already become your monthly ritual, and in that case we're just reminding you that the first Saturday of the month is already here. For the rest of you Fleamarket fans - we recommend you to visit Das Gift, a bar that ocasionally features stalls with vintage clothes, old and new records, books, t-shirts and handcrafts. This Saturday go shopping in Neukolln!
Das Gift / Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Neukölln, U7 Rathaus Neukölln / more info
18.00 The Wardrobe @ Platoon Kunsthalle
WHY: Platoon's monthly vintage extravaganza is back from a 2-month break to get us ready for the winter with some warm pieces. The Wardrobe is a curated lineup of Berlin's fashionistas and vintage collectors eager to offer you exclusive bargains on their private selection of stylish clothes and accessories. The evening includes music + visuals, as well as a hairdresser and stylist - everything you need for a good(looking) Saturday night.
Platoon Kunsthalle / Schonhauser Allee 9, U2 Rosa Luxemburg Platz / 1€ / more info