December we're in love! Birthdays, farewells, exhibition openings, album releases & a zillion Christmas markets are calling for good vibes. Scroll through our tips and find all the essential deets.
18.00 I am Hungry: Cibelle Cavalli Bastos @ Import Projects
WHY: For the upcoming edition of „I am Hungry“, Import Projects and Agora Collective are working closely with the artist Cibelle Cavalli Bastos through their research into processes of reflection upon layers of identity and deprogramming. During a 6-month residency in Berlin, the many selves of the artist were placed into situations for auto-observation. Leading up to the event, the artist is using Instagram features via the @cibellecibelle account documenting every insight of the process.
Import Projects / Keithstr. 10, 10787 Berlin, U Wittenbergplatz / open through 16.12 / more info
18.00 Between Love and Madness: The Art of Mexican 'Micro' Comics @ SomoS
WHY: The exhibition “Between Love and Madness: The Art of Mexican 'Micro' Comics” introduces the art of the micro-cuentos of Mexico. Although popular in Mexico, these small comics, also known as Historietas, are little-known internationally. A selection of works originally published in comic books from the late 1960s and early 1970s will be publicly presented for the first time in SomoS nearly fifty years since their creation.
SomoS / Kottbusser Damm 95, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / open through 28.12 / more info
17.00 Scandinavian Christmas Market @ Urban Spree
WHY: Nordic by Nature brings the Christmas 'hygge' to town in a weekend packed with Scandinavian treats. Local food stalls will be serving favourite Christmas bites from the North, topped with a good amount of Glögg. Scandinavian designers will sell unique handcrafted presents and entertain the youngest ones with workshops and surprises, while the grown-ups will be able to enjoy the real finnish sauna and dance late into the night with live shows by Koy and Asbjørn.
Urban Spree / Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / open through 09.12 / more info
18.00 Shira Wachsmann & Katharina Ludwig – „Extremity“ @ Display
WHY: The exhibition „Extremity“ operates as the first part of a series of three events at Display. Shira Wachsmann and Katharina Ludwig are invited by the gallery to foster a discussion between their practices and directions of research, and explore points of intersection. Through their common installation in the space, they interrogate the ideas and boundaries of history and narrative. They engage with the concepts of borders and holes in socio-political, artistic, and linguistic space.
Display / Mansteinstr. 16, 10783 Berlin, S+U Yorckstr. / open through 17.12 / more info
19.00 Torbjørn Rødland – „Back in Touch“ / Joel Meyerowitz – „Why Color?“ @ C/O Berlin
WHY: Photographer Torbjørn Rødland unites disparate visual worlds in which mysterious and disturbing details emerge. His images captivate with intelligence, peculiar lighting, sterile modern setting, evoking commercial photography and pop culture, as well as their intuitive, erotic innuendos. „Back in Touch“is a cross-section of Rødland's photographic and filmic works from recent years. Concurrently, C/O Berlin presents „Why Color?“, a retrospective of photographs by Joel Meyerowitz spanning color and black-and white prints from the 1960s to the present day.
C/O Berlin / Hardenbergstr. 22–24,10623 Berlin, S+U Zoologischer Garten / open through 11.03 / more info
19.00 9 Years Shameless / Limitless Poster Retrospective @ Das Gift
WHY: Shameless/Limitless celebrates 9 years of putting on awesome shows and parties with a weekend-long exhibition of the most memorable flyers at the gallery space of Das Gift, and a big Saturday night out at Internet Explorer with live shows by Alex Cameron, TOPS and Linda Lee (more info here). Join both and give a few rounds of applause to the finest of Neukölln.
Das Gift / Donaustr. 119, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / open through 10.12 / more info
19.00 Andrea Belfi & Martyn Heyde @ Kantine am Berghain
WHY: Join the double release concert at Kantine am Berghain with live shows by Andrea Belfi and Martyn Heyne & don't forget to try your luck with our ticket giveaway. Andrea Belfi's album "Ore“ places drums at the centre of a deep, hypnotic listening experience, where rhythm is combined with electronic textures. Martyn Heyne, a classically trained composer and musician, experiments with electronic music in his newly released album "Electric Intervals“.
Kantine am Berghain / Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info
18.00 Lost – 48 Hours Art Festival @ Willner Brauerei
WHY: Berlin's Willner Brauerei will soon have to close its doors forever, but not before it throws one last party. For 48 hours this unique location will gather about 80 artists and musicians and turn into a non-stop art playground. The entire area of the brewery will be in use and available to visitors. Art shows, cinema and electronic sounds will run without a break. Additional program will be announced shortly before the festival.
Willner Brauerei / Berliner Str. 80 – 82, 13189 Berlin, U Vinetastr. / open through 17.12 / more info
22.00 5 Years of ZK/U @ ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
WHY: 5 years ago, ZK/U opened it’s doors as a project of KUNSTrePUBLIK in the old cargo station in Moabit. Since then, more than 300 artists lived and worked in the residency, more than 70 people worked here, and many different projects where realized. Join the all-night fabulous birthday party with drinks, bands and DJs in a merry pre-Christmas atmosphere.
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstr. 27, 10551 Berlin, S+U Westhafen / more info