Stormy weather everywhere, including the artworld. Besides the tips listed below, this week pay attention to the performance by Penny Rafferty and the still ongoing debate on Painting Forever!, and don´t feel shy take notes from Joanna who eavesdropped at the discussion panel with the Painting Forever! curators.
19.00 Filmnight: West Germany - a Swansong @ Gitte Bohr
WHY: An evening of pondering on how artists have used images to reflect on West Germany. A talk, art films and excerpts from documentary and fiction films are combined to create a collage of text and images as the starting point of a longer discussion of the history and legacy of West Germany.
Gitte Bohr / Skalitzer Strasse 133, Berlin 10999, U Kottbusser Tor / free entry / more info
19.00 ƒƒ / Forma @ KW
WHY: ƒƒ / Forma is an evening exploring experimental relations between painting and performance with artists from ff and friends, organized by Katrin Plavcak and Janne Schäfer. ƒƒ is a group of international artists who meet regularly to collaborate on feminist projects. At this particular event a special guest - Princessin Hans - will guide participants through the evening, culminating with an exclusive concert!
KW / Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin, U8 Rosenthaler Platz / €3 / more info
18.00 Katharina Grosse - Psychopapier @ Johann König, Berlin
WHY: Katharina Grosse’s painting finds expression above all on walls, on the facades of buildings, in living spaces, on earth, materials, balloons, polystyrene objects and canvases. For this exhibition she chooses paper as the playing field for her painting. The paper is folded, rolled up, covered over. The medium allows Grosse to use paintbrush, templates and airbrush, but also to apply paint with her fingers. This too is new – artistic expression with and without physical touch.
Johann König, Berlin / Dessauer Strasse 6-7, Berlin 10963, U Potsdamer Platz / show open through 19.12 / free entry / more info
18.00 Tarek Atoui - Seven studies on the circulation of microsamples @ Galerie Max Hetzler
WHY: Tarek Atoui conceived a specific project for the newly opened gallery, which will involve the volume of the space and its acoustics. For Seven studies on the circulation of microsamples, a 6-channel sound system will be placed in the main sections of the gallery, and Atoui will build an instrument that will allow him to disseminate sounds almost beyond perceptual abilities. The audience will be invited to move and experience the resonances created between Atouis physicality and the movement of sound.
Galerie Max Hetzler / Goethestraße 2/3, 10623 Berlin, S/U Zoologischer Garten / free entry / more info
18.00 Batman Elektronik @ Galerie Mikael Andersen
WHY: In this group show Batman is taken as an example of a heroic figure developed over 7 decades in accordance with technical dystopias of each generation. Against this backdrop the exhibition investigates to what extent the artists born in the 1980s have been influenced by images and role models and how much of it is anchored in the collective consciousness. For the duration of the show a library has been installed in the gallery which provides the visitors with literature, images and audio data.
Galerie Mikael Andersen / Pfefferberg, Haus 4 Christinenstrasse 18/19 / 10119 Berlin / open through 19.01 / free entry / more info
20.00 Better Never Mothership @ Das Gift
WHY: Some things are better (late than) never, others are always right on time. Four artists and designers - Chantal Durante, Soraya Lutangu, Yasmina Lahjij and Tor Nielsen - are joining for this exhibition to explore the concept of time and the paradox of the instant. The show will feature a selection of works investigation nowadays perceptions of the present moment.
Das Gift / Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Neukölln, U7 Rathaus Neukölln / more info
21.00 Shameless/Limitless: Gary War + Purple Pilgrims @ Team Titanic
WHY: This weekend Shameless/Limitless brings us the celebrated purveyor of future music Gary War (USA) and Purple Pilgrims (NZ), who are the frequent tour mates of Ariel Pink and that is an information which we pass on as a guarantee of quality sounds. Enjoy some fairly loud and fun live music at the lovely Neukölln gallery Team Titanic.
Team Titanic / Flughafenstrasse 50, Berlin 12053, U8 Boddinstrasse / €5 / more info