Julian Charrière (Friday 19h Berlin Masters @ Arndt)
A week of premiering, pioneering and debuting, celebrating new things and loving the sponsors who generously make it free. You don't even have to wait for the weekend - the fun starts today!
14.00 Our/Berlin Music Week @ Our/Berlin Vodka
WHY: This three day festival presents new Scandinavian music to the international music industry as well as to the public. The special beauty of it - it's completely free. Not only do you not have to pay for the music, but you also get free lunch, coffee and vodka if you show up at the right time. In other words - everyone is invited for a VIP treatment. Another interesting addition to the program is the collaboration with Monki - the first 20 people who take a photo at the festival and hashtag it through instagram will get their pair of headphones.
Our/Berlin Vodka / Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin, U1 Schlesisches Tor / free entry / more info
10.00 Painting Forever! Jackqueenkingace @ Neue Nationalgalerie
WHY: Four central positions of contemporary painting in Germany - Martin Eder, Michael Kunze, Anselm Reyle and Thomas Scheibitz - are placed into a common context for the first time. The four artists belong to the same generation and are often characterized by similar influences and connections; nevertheless their works appear to be somewhat contradictory. This exhibition makes a unique opportunity to examine these ambivalent relations in an innovative setting.
Neue Nationalgalerie / Potsdamer Straße 50, Berlin 10785, U2 Potsdamer Platz / show open through 24.11 / €8, reduced €4 / more info
17.00 Stella Hamberg: Whiteout @ Galerie Eigen + Art
WHY: Stella Hamberg's work constantly questions the language of her artistic medium and the concepts it deals with. While balancing between the worlds of reality and fiction, she engages in a comprehensive game of conceptual and artistic combinatorics, in a network of contradictions and grotesque ruptures. The show by an artist with the reputation of being (one of) the Germany's most exciting sculptors should not be missed; it is the right time to check out her work.
Galerie Eigen + Art / Auguststraße 26, Berlin 10117, U8 Weinmeisterstrasse, S Hackescher Markt / show open through 26.10 / free entry / more info
18.00 Body Building @ Neumeister Bar-Am
WHY: This week all of the art points go to Charlottenburg - a new gallery opens there in a 19th century post building. It will also be the opening of its first exhibition Body Building, which groups works by artists Maurizio Anzeri, Hans Bellmer, Katalin Deér, Hugo Erfurth, Rachel de Joode, Stephanie Kloss, Daragh Reeves and Henrik Strömberg. Join the artists and the gallery founders for the big celebration!
Neumeister Bar-Am / Goethestrasse 2, 10623 Berlin, S+U Zoologischer Garten / show open through 09.11 / free entry / more info
19.00 Berlin Masters @ Arndt
WHY: This group show, curated by Lydia Korndörfer and Lisa Polten, showcases a selection of works by this year's most promising master students from two of Berlin's universities of fine arts: the Universität der Künste and the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee. BERLIN MASTERS 2013 is a pilot project for an annually held series of exhibitions that is intended to draw more attention to the recently graduated art students, as well as a prelude to the “Berlin Art Week” . It will also provide a new venue for young artists and those involved in the cultural sector to continue their dialog at ARNDT.
Arndt / Potsdamer Strasse 96, 10785 Berlin, U1 Kurfürstenstrasse / show open through 7 frree entry / more info
20.00 Ikono On Air Festival @ CHB - Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
WHY: For the first time ever, ikono is launching an art festival exclusively broadcasted on TV and on live stream. Until 29.09 a daily program of international video art will be on air, featuring artworks from highly celebrated established and emerging artists. The festival will present contemporary perspectives on film, video art, and other time-based art forms from the last decades which will be supported by a program of video clips profiling art from antiquity until today.
Collegium Hungaricum Berlin / Dorotheenstrasse 12, 10117 Berlin, S+U Friedrichstrasse / free entry / more info
12.00 Spongebobsession @ OZEAN
WHY: Take a rope, hang a bucket filled with paint over a large piece of linen, make a hole in the bucket and give it a push. This is the simple recipe for a two day performance by Durch artist Jeroen Doorenweerd. Hours and hours of dripping paint, good music, cold beers, beach chairs,...
OZEAN / Schleiermacherstrasse 31, Berlin 10961, U7 Gneisenaustrasse / free / more info
17.00 Future Apparatus of Loving Grace; Readings on Utopia @ km temporaer
WHY: As a part of the exhibition "new atlantis", km temporaer hosts performative reading and discussions from a selection of texts with Rodrigo Maltez Novaes. The event will start with a thirty minute soundscape created as a collaboration between Rodrigo Maltez Novaes and Hans Henning Korb for the installation Kubrick Moment. It will be followed by readings from excerpts of a selection of essays.
km temporaer / Kremmener Str. 8a, 10435 Berlin, U2 Eberswalder Strasse / free entry / more info
17.00 Ich bin Ich: Ulay on Ulay
WHY: A pioneer of Polaroid photography and one of the pivotal figures of European performance art of the 1970s and 1980s, Uwe Laysiepen, better known in the art world as Ulay, is a singular presence among the artists of his generation. His past work in partnership with Marina Abramovic has lately reached the highest degrees of critical acclaim worldwide."Ich bin Ich: Ulay on Ulay" is the first solo presentation of historical works by the artist, curated by Marta Gnyp and Maria Rus Bojan. Make sure to be on time for the opening - Ulay will be present as well and give an artist talk together with Darren Pih.
Salon Dahlmann / Marburgerstrasse 3, 10789 Berlin, U1 Kurfürstendamm / show open through 06.10 / free entry / more info
17.00 The Unanswered Question. İskele 2 @ Tanas & Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
WHY: For this ambitious project, artists, performers and musicians from various generations and geopolitical regions have been invited who work on or with social fissures and create linkages to lived concepts of global citizenship in the cultural field. The exhibition project is a collaboration between n.b.k. and TANAS; Tanas presents the exhibition with an opening at 17h, while n.b.k. hosts performance program starting at 19h.
Tanas / Heidestrasse 50, 10557 Berlin, S Hauptbahnhof / show open through 03.11 / free entry / more info
n.b.k. / Chausseestrasse 128/129, Berlin 10115, S Oranienburger Str, U6 Oranienburger Tor / free entry / more info
18.00 Constant Dullaart: Jennifer in Paradise @ Import Projects
WHY: Constant Dullaart’s work explores contemporary modes of access, visibility and (mis)representation associated with global spread of information technologies. The title of this show by the Dutch artist references the first ever photoshopped image, Jennifer in Paradise. Along with theme parks, Special Economic Zones and the birth of the Compact Disc, it is a catalyst for Dullaart’s meditations upon the act of translating between human and machine, image and code, part and whole.
Import Projects / Keithstrasse 10, Berlin 10787, U Wittenbergplatz,/ show open through 23.10 / free entry / more info