Newsflash! This week OZEAN allows a view through its closed doors for a new exhibition, the winner of the GASAG Art Prize celebrates with a show at Berlinische Galerie, Praxes presents two new modules, Das Gift and ReTramp gallery share a single opening, die raum hosts a New Year's Eve party, and Import Projects ends the week with a finissage.
19.00 Nicoll Ullrich / ['ri:miks] - T.Brinkmann @ OZEAN
WHY: ['ri:miks] focuses on the acquisition and the reinterpretation of artistic work processes. Studios and workshops are places where art is created but usually not exhibited. In ['ri:miks] - T. Brinkmann , elements taken from the studio of Thorsten Brinkmann are combined with abstract forms in a simple unpretentious way before being transformed to a site-specific installation, which has been especially made for the OZEAN.
OZEAN / Schleiermacherstrasse 31, 10961 Berlin, U Gneisenaustrasse / open through 30.04 / free entry / more info
19.00 Nik Nowak – Echo / GASAG Art Prize @ Berlinische Galerie
WHY: Nik Nowak has been awarded the GASAG Art Prize 2014. The sound installation "Echo", which he has developed for the Berlinische Galerie, actively involves visitors to the museum. It explores shifts in the meaning of private and public in an age when digital networking is all around us. At 21h starts "SIREN“, the exclusive one-off, live performance by The Bug (Ninja Tune) in the installation ECHO. From 21.30 DJ set by Ultramoodem.
Berlinische Galerie / Alte Jakobstrasse 124-128, 10969 Berlin / open through 30.06 / free entry / more info
19.00 Judith Hopf & Falke Pisano @ Praxes
WHY: Judith Hopf’s latest module takes a closer look at a series of masks. Sculpted from hard-drive and smartphone packaging and recreated as 3D-prints, these contemporary ethnographic objects were initially exhibited in the amalgam archive known as 'The Brain' at dOCUMENTA(13). Falke Pisano's second Rehearsal, subtitled 'Heart Head Hold-up', presents the film „Chillida (Forms & Feelings)“, which maps Pisano’s reactions to a series of photographs taken by David Finn of public works by the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida.
Praxes / Alexandrinenstrasse 118 – 121, 10969 Berlin, U Prinzenstr. / free entry / more info
21.00 LETRA / TONE Festival @ Radialsystem V
WHY: The two-day festival LETRA / TONE is devoted to the interaction between graphics and music, and continues the tradition and intention of graphical notation in presenting six world premieres. Renowned international illustrators and graphic designers create images that will be set into music by contemporary improvising and electronic musicians and ensembles.
Radialsystem V / Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin, S Ostbahnhof / €19/15 / more info
21.00 Milena Jovicevic @ Das Gift
WHY: Through different techniques Milena Jovicevic expounds the problems of the gender ratio. In exuberant drawings and animations, she creates an unconventional and aggressively funny version of the story of Adam and Eve and Biblical theme of Genesis. Her story becomes a constant game of genders, interlacement of senses, wandering of imaginary through Eros as one of the possible paths of understanding and paths to the end. This exhibition is in conjunction with her show at ReTramp Gallery.
Das Gift / Donaustrasse 112, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukolln / open through 13.04 / free entry / more info
19.00 Pablo Pijnappel – The Party @ Die Raum
WHY: The Brazilian artist Pablo Pijnappel has created a new work tailored for die raum, titled „The Party“. It is a text-based work that also entails a social gathering or collective performance, which will unfold a fragmented narrative of a New Year’s Eve Party.
die raum / Oderbergerstrasse 56, 10435 Berlin, U Eberswalder strasse / open through 01.06 / free entry / more info
19.00 Quayola – Captives (finissage) @ Import Projects
WHY: Quayola’s exhibition explores modes of objecthood that traverse virtual and real space. The exhibition title references the best known of all unfinished sculptures, with the artist’s digitally conditioned representations of Michelangelo’s Prigoni staging a tension between completion and process. Though redeploying historical works, Captives foregrounds a series of contemporary shifts between mathematical and figurative description, situating objecthood upon a continuum lacking a natural beginning or end.
Import Projects / Keithstrasse 10, 10787 Berlin, U Wittenbergplatz / free entry / more info