Sunglasses on! We are taking you to a sun-drenched tour through the most interesting art events in the next two weeks. End of this month brings us favorite art holiday in Berlin – Gallery Weekend, of course – so use this time to sharpen your gallery-hopping skills.
19.00 John Holten: „When the Map Meets the Territory“ @ L'atelier-ksr
WHY: A personal look at the work of Sandoval by novelist and collaborator John Holten, this talk will move through Sandoval's exhibition, „Deep Surface“, in the form of an essay-fiction, at once elucidating the thoughts and processes behind his work, as well as extending it into the terrain beyond the materially given, into anecdote, down dark alleys and countryside roads.
L'atelier-ksr / Grossbeerenstr. 34, 10965 Berlin, U Mehringdamm / show open through 07.05 / free entry / more info
19.00 Cut Flower: Hommage to Hadja Kitagbe Kaba @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: "It Will Be!" is a participatory project devised by the Dutch Berlin-based artist Mathilde ter Heijne, carried out together with professional (textile) artists and designers, as well as various crafting groups – from different social, political, religious and cultural contexts. The project explores gender roles within diverse cultural backgrounds and their relationship to the craft of sewing. In the frame of the exhibition, a conversation will take place with Tiranke Diallo, Diana Craciun, Idah Nabateregga, and Colette Tchoumbou.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 05.06 / free entry / more info
18.00 Pauline Alioua - „Phantomatique / Nowhere To Be Seen“ @ SomoS
WHY: SomoS presents a multimedia installation featuring the work of SomoS artist-in-residence Fall 2015. The artist Pauline Alioua creative sojourn resulted in a portfolio of thrity black & white photographs that trace the melancholic trajectory between loss and new beginnings. The presentation wil be supported by an evocative sound installation.
Somos / Kottbusser Damm 95, 10967 Berlin, U Schonleinstr. / open through 01.05 / free entry / more info
19.00 Language and Knowledge @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt
WHY: How is language arranged and what does it shape as an expressive tool and instrument of knowledge? In what aesthetic, poetic, prosaic and narrative forms can our thoughts express themselves? With „Language and Knowledge“ the curator and writer Marcel Beyer will develop a space for mediators from literature and science to meet in order to investigate these questions.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt /John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, S+U Brandenburger Tor, Bus 100 / more info
10.00 Isa Genzken - „Make Yourself Pretty!“ @ Martin-Gropius-Bau
WHY: Isa Genzken, one of the most remarkable and radical artists of our time, is having her oeuvre comprehensively on show in Berlin for the first time this spring. The exhibition titled „Make Yourself pretty“ presents the broad spectrum of Genzken’s work, from her early films, drawings, ellipsoids and concrete sculptures to complex narrative collages and everyday items integrated into montages. The presentation highlights topics such as modernity, the human body, portraits, city culture and architecture.
Martin-Gropius-Bau / Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin, S+U Potsdamer Platz / open through 26.06 / more info
20.00 KOLO @ HilbertRaum
WHY: KOLO is an evening in two parts: a solo-performance by Philipp Caspari and an installation for voice (Beate von Hahn) and paper by Ruth Wiesenfeld. Both performances deal with colour, paper,movement and sound in their own specific way: Caspari‘s performance is a play with vocal utterances, interrelated with impulsive, spontaneous movements and expressive drawing. In Wiesenfeld‘s installation the singer interacts with a fragile, spatial structure of ruptured paper, saturated with black chalk.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstrasse 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / free entry / more info
19.00 One Night Stand #8 – Import Projects @ KW
WHY: The Network of Berlin Independent Project Spaces and Initiatives is celebrating the last „One Night Stand“ at KW with a performance by Aoibheann Greenan, presented by Import Projects, a retrospective of the series' events, which is celebrated afterwards with the band Sporty Jesus and a following jam session. The epic theater piece The Wagner Rite by Greenan will engage the audience with handmade costumes and props.
KW / Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin, U Weinmeisterstr. - U Oranienburger Tor - S Oranienburger Str. / more info
19.00 Falkenrot Prize 2016: Gregor Hildebrandt @ Künstlerhaus Bethanien
WHY: This year's Falkenrot Prize winner is Berlin-based artist Gregor Hildebrandt. Hilbebrandt explores fresh possibilities to connect the object-like or sculptural, the painterly, the filmic, and the photographic. Based on the trinity of image, sound and scent, the artist’s ideas circle around various dialogic relationships: the material and the immaterial, the impenetrable and reflection, clarity and opacity, sound and silence, knowledge and ignorance, confirmation of existence and a turn away from existence.
Künstlerhaus Bethanien / Kottbusser Straße 10, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / open through 08.05 / free entry / more info
19.00 Puzzle @ die raum
WHY: As a tribute to the inventor of the Jig Saw Puzzle, John Spilsbury, as well as to odd stores in general, Danish artist Lasse Krog Møller and writer Gitte Broeng exhibit a puzzling store-like installation in die raum. The show is on display 24/7.
die raum / Oderbergerstr. 56, 10435 Berlin, U Eberswalder Str. / open through 29.05 / free entry / more info