For those who attended the Gallery Weekend expecting to fulfill their art quota for the year, we bring a reassuring list of shows and one-off events you would be foolish to miss. Tag along and stay in the know with our own best-of.
19.30 Conversas #19 @ Naunynstrasse 53
WHY: The next episode of Conversas will host two new Conversadores: Ben Wealer and Alejandro Arretureta-Schröder. Ben Wealer is a research associate at the TU Berlin and a Heinrich-Böll-Foundation scholar, currently doing his PhD in nuclear power economics, who will talk about Germany's nuclear phase-out. Alejandro Arretureta-Schröder is a car enthusiast and photographer who will present his project - Carphiles - through which he channels his passion for classic cars.
Naunynstrasse 53, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info
19.00 Michael Pohl – HaL Hofskulptur #2 @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: With the Berlin artist Michael Pohl, Haus am Lützowplatz continues its series of garden sculptures that started last year. The new, site-specific work titled "Haus am Haus am Lützowplatz" is a detail-accurate photo sculpture of the building at a scale of 1:20, which will interfere with the other exhibition projects at Haus am Lützowplatz for a period of five months.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 15.10 / more info
19.00 Ruth Hommelsheim – „Concrete Doubt“ @ Loris
WHY: Concrete is the foundation for the solo exhibition by Ruth Hommelsheim. Her practice explores monumental brutalist buildings, whose architectural details she reappropriates through a process of painting over, thereby creating a sense of estrangement. The seemingly familiar becomes abstracted and timeless, yet remodelled. The exhibition title also reflects this oscillation, by employing ‘concrete’ as both a noun and an adjective.
Loris / Potsdamer Str. 65, 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstr. / open through 03.06 / more info
19.00 Katherine Stokes – „Sense of Purple“ @ Das Gift
WHY: Katherine Stokes, a.k.a. Chromatic Explorer, presents „Sense of Purple“ – her third in a series of exhibitions titled „Chasing Rainbows“. In each exhibition in this current series, she explores a single colour, with the buildings of Berlin´s residential and industrial areas as her central subjects. Photography makes up the main body of her work, as she focuses on the themes of architecture, geometry, and colour.
Das Gift / Donaustr. 119, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / open through 14.05 / more info
19.00 Robert Lippok – „What is Dance“ @ Meinblau Projektraum
WHY: Known primarily as a protagonist of electronic music, Robert Lippok’s pieces include sound-based installations in which he brings together elements from art, music, theatre, radio, and film, as well as stage sets and objects. His new sound installation installation consists of an arrangement of various sound objects in space, which are played mechanically in a predefined choreography, thus interpretating three dances of Henry Purcell’s opera „The Fairy Queen“.
Meinblau Projektraum / Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin, U Senefelder Platz / open through 28. 05 / more info
18.30 Thessia Machado – „Telix“ @ SomoS
WHY: „Telix” is a sound installation and performance series by the visual/sound artist, instrument builder, and composer Thessia Machado. Machado’s installation features wall-mounted, photosensitive sound modules, which are conducted by light patterns from a graphic score traveling on a mechanical apparatus built from a deconstructed fax machine. Around her installation, several performances with noted sound-artists, as well as an artist talk are scheduled.
SomoS / Kottbusser Damm 95, 10976 Berlin, U Schonleinstr. / open through 20.05 / more info
18.30 Tashi Brauen – „Bending Forms“ @ Ronewa Art Gallery
WHY: In his first solo exhibition in Berlin, Swiss artist Tashi Brauen presents his latest works on paper at Ronewa Art Gallery. Working with common materials and transforming them into new forms, he gives a fresh view on different contemporary materials and shapes that are surrounding us. The works observe spontaneity and abrupt change in material characteristics that result in a conversation between painting and sculpture, photography, and texture.
Ronewa Art Gallery / Hohenzollerndamm 3, 10717 Berlin, U Spichernstr. / open through 10.06 / more info
19.00 „Can You Buy Pleasure?“ – Group Show @ Group Global 3000
WHY: How have consumption and pleasure changed in our society today with different quality standards, ways of life, and eating habits? Five artists – Christiane Gaebert, Mariel Gottwick, Maria Korporal, Libera Mazzoleni & Monika Plattner – answer with photography, video, installation, objects, interactive installation and performances in the group show „Can You Buy Pleasure?“.
Group Global 3000 e.V. / Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 30.06 / more info
19.00 Distoteca Flaming Star – „Sticky Stage“ @ District
WHY: Discoteca Flaming Star present songs of love, consumption, fervor, and feminism. In the performance „Sticky Stage“, the interdisciplinary collective proposes a rehearsal situation within a dystopian landscape mixed with a musical soundtrack; a temporary space in which to take up our fatigue and our dreams in order to approach a tender imagination. The performance is approximately 14 h long, and is an invitation to sleep in and on a stage suggested as a crossing of stages.
District / Bessemerstr. 2-14, 12103 Berlin, U Alt Tempelhof / more info
20.00 Katharina Karrenberg – „CUT_ aux querelles des terrains esthétiques“ @ Kunstquartier Bethanien
WHY: Katharina Karrenberg presents a concert-installation, a performative piece exploring questions of aesthetic difference and commonality between visual and auditory experiences. The artist expands her longtime engagement with politics of representation and strategies of making visible through a restaging of Adorno’s reflections on relations between the arts. During the performance, visitors become part of a multifaceted visual, spatial, acoustic, and textual experiment.
Kunstquartier Bethanien (Studio 1) / Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info