Last weekend Halloween reminded us of the power of masks and makeovers. This week we devoted ourselves to the idea of change in different ways, and even decided to give Bpigs a bit of a tweak here and there. From now on our Tips run every second Tuesday, and for the ones in between some exciting new things are in the making. Stay tuned and witness the magic of before & after.
17.00 "To be continued" @ EIGEN + ART Lab
WHY: EIGEN + ART Lab has some pretty exciting news: they are changing location very soon! "To be continued" is the last exhibition at their temporary space in the rooms of the former Jewish Girls’ School. The Lab will conclude its work on this site with the presentation of 4 young artists: Nadja Bournonville, Alex Lebus, Titus Schade, and Jakub Simcik. As the title suggests, we should not grieve, but rather anticipate what comes next!
EIGEN + ART Lab / Auguststrasse 11-13, 10117 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 29.11 / free entry / more info
18.00 Bram Braam - City of Tomorrow @ Import Projects
WHY: "City of Tomorrow" is Bram Braam’s immersive intervention, three-dimensional psychogeographical mapping of a failed experiment in visionary social architecture, created after a series of artist's visits to the dilapidated 1960s town centre of Cumbernauld, Scotland. "City of Tomorrow" is the artist’s own reassembly of this reassembled town, a life-sized maquette that serves as a re-imagination of the modernist construction of utopia.
Import Projects / Keithstr. 10, 10787 Berlin, U Wittenbergplatz / open through 13.12 / free entry / more info
19.00 Adam Fearon - Dwell @ Contemporary Food Lab
WHY: "Dwell" features Fearon's latest large scale sculptural work, which will inhabit the gallery space and offer a specific response to the architecture - a sculpture will emanate out of the walls of the space, along with a number of printed photographic elements. This surface tension, with the displayed photographic elements, is in line with Fearon’s on-going sculptural use of photography, and his constant re-working and re-use of materials, which is once again expanded upon and developed in this new context.
Contemporary Food Lab / Bergstr. 22, 10115 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz - S Nordbahnhof / open through 12.12 / free entry / more info
22.00 Grand Jeté: Pole + Kim Brown @ OHM Berlin
WHY: Grand Jeté is a series of electronic music events which take place at OHM Berlin on four Thursdays from September to December. Third in the row of Grand Jeté Thursdays presents live performance by Pole, along with a DJ set by Kim Brown, and the opening set by The VSQ. This edition brings urban dub, avantgarde and house music closer together for a joyful listening and dancing experience.
OHM Berlin / Köpenicker Strasse 70, 10179 Berlin, U Heinrich-Heine Str. / €5 / more info
17.00 PRINTS @ Galerie Christian Ehrentraut
WHY: "PRINTS" presents artists dealing analytically or systematically with the subject of painting through the usage of various print techniques. The exhibition explores where the print ends and the painting begins, and investigates the interactions between the two media, offering new perspectives and possibilities. One of the most interesting experiments you will not want to miss there is the darkened basement of the gallery installed as a "Dark Room", filled with fluorescent and phosphorescent works by Christian Gfeller and Anna Hellsgård.
Galerie Christian Ehrentraut / Friedrichstr. 123, 10117 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 06.12 / free entry / more info
18.00 Petros Moris - Copies and Columns @ DUVE Berlin
WHY: In his first solo show at DUVE Berlin, Petros Moris presents an installation of wall-based and sculptural works that bring together practices of industrial, digital and manual production, reflecting on the historical and material layers that compose the techno-cultural strata of the contemporary human-built environment. Moris employs archeological and preservation analogies in combination with constructional and decorative practices in order to produce a system of spatial and conceptual subversion.
DUVE Berlin / Gitschinerstr. 94/94a, 10969 Berlin, U Prinzenstr. / open through 19.12 / free entry / more info
18.00 Jeremy Shaw / Jorinde Voigt @ Johann König, Berlin
WHY: Openings at Johann König, Berlin are usually a safe bet, artwise and socially. If you are into hip events, you are either a loyal visitor, or you should become one. The fact is, shows are always good and usually come in pairs, and the chit-chattery in the spacious gallery and its front yard flows naturally. With the solo shows by the Szene-Liebling Jeremy Shaw, and Jorinde Voigt, who has been called "the rising star in the German art sky", there is really no need to put any more cherries on top of this must-attend.
*Afterparty is from 22h at Leipziger Str. 60 - more info
Johann König, Berlin / Dessauer Str. 6 - 7, 10963 Berlin, S+U Potsdamer Platz / ongoing until 20.12 / free entry / more info: J. Shaw / J. Voigt
18.00 Adrian Sauer - Farbe und Form @ KLEMM'S
WHY: The exhibition "Farbe und Form" by Adrian Sauer gathers a set of depictions of cloudy skies. These 'photographs' - if one can still call them so - are more than just the result of the artist’s daily ritual of pointing his camera upward to capture weather phenomena. The cloud motif provides a chance to reflect on the visual and technical qualities of photography itself. With a second, critical look, the paradoxes appear. Adrian Sauer’s skies are, in fact, millions of millimeter-sized pixels.
KLEMM'S / Prinzessinnenstr. 29, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 20.12 / free entry / more info
12.00 Zinefest Berlin @ SFE
WHY: Organized by a small handful of zine-enthusiasts, the Zine Fest Berlin is back for it’s fourth year in a row. Focusing on the subversive culture of self-made publications, the festival will provide a platform and meeting place for zine-lovers and small self-publishers across an international crowd. Zinefest Berlin is fully a DIY event, meaning it is what you bring to it. Everyone is encouraged to feel responsible for making it fun, by participating any way possible.
SFE / Gneisenaustrasse 2a, 10961 Berlin, U Mehringdamm / ongoing until 09.11 / more info
19.00 Lichtgrenze - Ballonaktion
WHY: This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Along the former course of the Wall, a special light installation made of thousands illuminated, helium-filled balloons will set a symbolic border of light that will run for twelve kilometres across the city centre. At five spots, the white balloons will be released into the air, symbolising the peaceful revolution of 1989. If the weather gods allow it, the light installation will even be visible from outer space!
20.00 Delicate Instruments Handled With Care @ Former Czechoslovakian Cultural Institute
WHY: Together with Mădălina Dan, Farid Fairuz and Manuel Pelmuş, Alexandra Pirici presents a mash-up of moments from the globalized memory of mass media in the empty halls of the former Czechoslovakian cultural institute. By choosing from a list of possible scenarios, the audience calls the performers into action. Vladimir Putin with a sedated tiger, John Cage's "Lecture on Nothing", Beyonce, emoticons, pyramids and sphinx, and many other scenes are inscribed in a flexible chronicle with variable narrations.
Former Czechoslovakian Cultural Institute, Leipziger Str. 60, entrance Jerusalemer Straße, 10117 Berlin-Mitte, U Stadtmitte / €3 - €5 / more info
19.00 Erik Niedling - Eine Pyramide Für Mich @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: Erik Niedling is known as a conceptual photographer. As a result of a collaboration with the writer Ingo Niermann, his artistic approach has taken a wholly new direction. Following their work on the idea of the Great Pyramid, they produced the documentary "The Future of Art". In the form of a road movie, it tells of the development of the Pyramid Mountain concept by Ingo Niermann: the plan is to cut a pyramid of at least 200 meters height from an existing mountain. After the burial of its owner, the pyramid is covered with the removed material once more, restoring the original geological form.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 18.01 / free entry / more info
19.00 Christina Mackie - "Frog And" @ PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art
WHY: Testing the capacities of materials such as crystals, clay, garnet sand, and pigment blocks against forces of compression, gravity, technology, or sheer observation, Christina Mackie’s thirty-year-long practice skips conceptual strategies and turns to a meticulous investigation of the world of things and its interconnections. See the artist's intriguing practice slowly but safely revealing in the final part of the cycle "Frog And".
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art / Alexandrinnenstr. 118 – 121, 10969 Berlin, U Prinzenstr. / open through 13.12 / more info
19.00 Philippe Parreno - How Can We Know The Dancer From The Dance @ Schinkel Pavillon
WHY: Philippe Parreno conceives his shows as a scripted space where a series of events unfolds. In its new configuration at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin, "How Can We Know The Dancer From The Dance" resonates with the concentric architectural structure of the glass pavilion and delineates the space’s expanses and proportions by performing a choreography of its own. It presents the visitor with a haunting sensory experience.
Schinkel Pavillon / Oberwallstrasse 1, 10117 Berlin, U Hausvogteilplatz / free entry / more info