Tips 06.12 - 19.12

It looks as if we finally made it - we can almost see the light at the end of 2016. Don't miss to celebrate with the last round of events; here's what's on our to-do list. 



18.00 Walter Thümler & Ute Lydia Ludwig @ HilbertRaum

WHY: For the next edition of Tuesdays at HilbertRaum, Walter Thümler will read from his newly published poetry book, „Immer geschieht etwas“. His poems address our fear of life, our encirclement into our own world of ideas, and the inevitable fact of illness and death. "In, out and about", paintings and drawings by Ute Lydia Ludwig will accompany the reading.

HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / more info


FRIDAY 09.12

18.00 Friends with Books @ Hamburger Bahnhof

WHY: „Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin“, Europe's premier festival for contemporary artists' books and periodicals by artists and art publishers, is back at Hamburger Bahnhof. It will feature more than 150 international participants, and a series of public programmes: discussions, readings, presentations, performances, and art works that explore the perimeters of today's art publishing. Stock up on the Christmas presents and enjoy the weekend-long program packed with free events.

Hamburger Bahnhof / Invalidenstr. 50-51, 10557 Berlin, S Hauptbahnhof / ongoing until 11.12 / more info


18.00 Feriel Bendjama – „ Blaue Jahre“ @ HilbertRaum

WHY: In the exhibition „Blaue Jahre“, Feriel Bendjama examines the social consequences of a possible seizure of power by right-wing populists in Germany. What would happen if a right-wing populist party ruled Germany? This question is the starting point for Bendjama's future vision. Inspired by an election poster with the inscription "Berlin needs blue", she embarks on a journey through time and creates a gloomy visual prognosis.

HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / more info


18.00 Cécile B. Evans and Yuri Pattison – „To live and work in mid-century“ @ Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition Berlin

WHY: In their first joint exhibition, Cécile B. Evans and Yuri Pattison are preoccupied with the designer couple Ray and Charles Eames, and their legendary pavilion design for the computer company IBM at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. For the show at Klosterfelde Edition, Evans and Pattison have redesigned three plexiglass chairs from the Eames Office, and given it a contemporary reworking. Chairs have become living sculptures, with screens, films, and graphics. The same question as the one brought up by Ray and Charles Eames in the 60s is asked again: how do we want to live in the future?

Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition Berlin / Potsdamer Strasse 97, 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstrasse / ongoing until 18.02 / more info


19.00 Schein @ Scotty

WHY: The exhibition „Schein“ features paintings by Stefanie Hillich and Wiebke Maria Wachmann. The subjects of Stefanie Hillich's images are characterised by refracted colours, light play, and a fine sense of humor. The subjects, some of which are reminiscent of theatre stages, are presented with a variety of painting methods. Wiebke Maria Wachmann presents auratic-appearing light boxes in which a fairy-tale landscape is shrouded in mist. The well-known motives – the house, the hill, the landscape, the window – are present with their familiarity subtly withdrawn from them.

Scotty / Oranienstr. 46, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 31.12 / more info



18.00 Sandra Mujinga –  „Lovely Hosts“ @ MAVRA

WHY: „Lovely Hosts“, the title of Sandra Mujinga’s solo-exhibition at MAVRA, refers to entering a place that is and is not your own; to a certain interaction with others, in which you are invited and you may leave at any time. The hosts are there to accomodate, but also to make the space manageable   with ideas, thoughts and words, therefore enabling things to develop. Which narrative determines who serves as host to whom? There is a combination, or rather a rapid shift, between what may be perceived as hot or cold, intimate or impersonal; complicity in which one melts into the other.

MAVRA / Möckernstrasse 68, 10965 Berlin, S Yorckstrasse / ongoing until 22.01 / more info


19.00 Dig Where You Stand @ Uqbar

WHY: The exhibition "Dig Where You Stand", hosted by the project spaces Uqbar and Kronenboden in Schwedenstrasse 16, presents works by eight artists from Cyprus, Scotland, Serbia and Germany. It is the result of a residency programme, whose participants were invited to respond to the theme of historiography, and to dig into the personal and collective memories connected to the urban space of Berlin and beyond. The title refers to Sven Lindqvists book, in which the writing of history is seen as an emancipatory collective responsibility.

Uqbar / Schwedenstr. 16, 13357 Berlin, U Osloer Str. / open through !8.12 / more info


20.30 Berlin Art Prize Award Ceremony @ Kühlhaus Berlin

WHY: For four weeks the artistic positions of nine artists nominated for the Berlin Art Prize – Martin John Callanan, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Lindsay Lawson, Lotte Meret, Regina de Miguel, Benedikt Partenheimer, Aurora Sander, Raul Walch, and Lauryn Youden – are on view at Kühlhaus Berlin. At the end of the show, on December 10, three of the  nominees will be awarded the prize live and for the first time during an award ceremony, where in addition to a residency and prize money, they will be given a trophy created by Tomás Saraceno for the occasion.

Kühlhaus Berlin / Luckenwalder Straße 3, 10963 Berlin, U Gleisdreieck / more info

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