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18.00 White Cube Jungle @ Sexauer Gallery
WHY: Jofroi Amaral from Belgium, Toshihiko Mitsuya from Japan and Alexander Skorobogatov from Russia – three very different figures in art will transform SEXAUER's exhibition hall into the „White Cube Jungle“ filled with plants and artificial nature. What unifies the positions that phenomenologically differ so much from each other is their particular investigation of human perception, as well as their very personal reference to myths.
Sexauer Gallery / Streustr. 90, 13086 Berlin, Station Friesickestraße Straßenbahn 12 & M13 / open through 09.04 / free entry / more info
19.00 Howard Skempton “The Daddy Long-Legs and The Fly” (Premiere) @ 7Hours Haus 19
WHY: The new piece by The English composer, pianist, and accordionist Howard Skempton will have its premiere in Berlin. Skempton's work is characterized by stripped-down, essentials-only choice of materials, absence of formal development, and a strong emphasis on melody. His new piece will be performed with Andrew Digby on trombone, and Nikolaus Schlierf on viola.
HAUS 19 / im Park Campus Nord HUB, Reinhardtstr. 18 – 20, 10115 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / more info
19.00 Nervous Systems @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt
WHY: The group exhibition „Nervous Systems“ showcases a range of reflections on our quantified society and the processes of self-quantification. The exhibition includes contributions by media historians and writers, reconstructing the history and the present rise of data-technologies and portraying the world they bring about.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt /John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, S+U Brandenburger Tor, Bus 100 / ongoing until 10.05 / more info
17.00 Martin Groß – "C.L.I.C.S" @ EIGEN + ART Lab
WHY: Martin Groß mainly works with drawing and printmaking. He is currently focusing on the development of woodcuts and wallpaper installations combining analogue and digital processes. He has been using woodcuts to produce prints in which the image is obfuscated or over-written to the extent that perceptions of scale, depth and spatial understanding are challenged. The works refer to the representation of architecture, maps, and space.
EIGEN + ART Lab / Torstr. 220, 10117 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 16.04 / free entry / more info
18.00 Nils Völker – "Bits and Pieces" @ NOME
WHY: Nils Völker is a Berlin-based media artist whose practice embraces electronics and programming in combination with everyday objects. Völker creates large-scale sculptures and site-specific kinetic installations that investigate the rhythms of controlled systems and natural phenomena. In the exhibition „Bits and Pieces“, he will transforms the gallery into an almost living organism through the choreographed movements of ordinary objects.
NOME / Dolziger Str.31, 10247 Berlin, U Samariterstr. / open through 15.04 / free entry / more info
20.00 MaerzMusik @ Various locations
WHY: MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues commits itself to exploring the phenomenon of time in its socio-political, philosophical, and artistic dimensions. A number of projects explores forms of time that resist acceleration, standardisation, and the dictate of efficiency; from the opening project „time to gather“ with Marino Formenti, the four-hour concert experiment „alif“, and Mazen Kerbaj’s new sound installation, to the grand finale of the festival, „The Long Now”.
MaerzMusik / Various locations / ongoing until 20.03 / more info
10.00 Günter Brus – "Fault Zones“ @ Martin-Gropius-Bau
WHY: “Fault Zones” is Günter Brus' first exhibition in Berlin, even though he lived here for a long period, and influenced the art scene in the city significantly. The comprehensive exhibition leads through Brus' complete oeuvre, but also focuses on special aspects. Starting with informal works, the actionist period is shown in films, photographs, documents and numerous drawings, as well as by giving a vivid impression of the artistic environment in which the art originated.
Martin-Gropius-Bau / Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin, S+U Potsdamer Platz / ongoing until 06.06 / more info
19.00 Fotini Gouseti - "The Present as a Result of the Past" @ Grimmuseum
WHY: Fotini Gouseti works in the field of artistic research, examining social conditions through communication with the communities involved. At Grimmuseum, Gouseti will present her ongoing project in which she studies the case of Kalavryta, a town with a unique charge in modern Greek history. The exhibition will show works connected to the research, including archival material, woodprints, installation and film, some of which were realised in collaboration with the inhabitants of Kalavryta.
Grimmuseum / Fichtestr. 2, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / open through 09.04 / free entry / more info
19.00 Mathilde ter Heijne – "It Will Be!" @ 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. The project’s goal is to recognize and foster potential for change in how we think about being together.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 05.06 / free entry / more info
19.00 Anna Jandt – "Your Long Arm" @ Exile
WHY: Gallery Exile presents solo exhibition by the Berlin-based artist Anna Jandt. Jandt has previously shown at the gallery as a member of the artist collective FORT. The title of the show, „Your Long Arm“, hints a lyric in Laurie Anderson's song „O Superman“. It compresses the pieces of the exhibition, which circle around quests of uncertainty, ending, self staging, and stasis. The opening night will also include a performance by the artist, starting at 20.30h.
Exile / Kurfürstenstrasse 19 , 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstrasse / ongoing until 23.04 / more info