Is everybody done with hibernation? Press refresh and hop into the new season of seeing and being seen. The next two weeks of simultaneous exhibition openings look fairly competitive; some hard choices will have to be made!
19.00 Gegen den Tag @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: "Gegen den Tag" refers to the title of Thomas Pynchon's novel, and is also the literal translation of 'contre-jour', a French term primarily used in photography to describe the contrasting light. The exhibition brings together four Berlin-based artists whose works have their center of gravity in different media. Compared to the supposed uniqueness of the factual, they bring the dark side of things to light, question the visible in the invisible, and roam through the ambiguous and the irrational.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 12.04 / free entry / more info
18.00 The Sky Is Falling @ Hilbertraum
WHY: "The sky is falling and the world is losing its order…" The exhibition features the works of artists living in Berlin who attempt to address the relationship between the individual and society, between the self and the world. Their works question the perceived order of things, breaking the ideas down and developing them into something new. This is done by addressing moral concepts such as identity search, apocalypse, depression, paradise, and utopia.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 22.03 / free entry / more info
18.00 Philip Topolovac - Remote Sensing @ invaliden1
WHY: As in the previous projects, in his current works Philip Topolovac focuses on the topic of the landscape. From different perspectives he observes the surface of the earth and our relation to it, referring to the tradition of the landscape representation. Through photographs and sculptures he investigates the soil from a very close proximity, as well as from a cosmic distance. Images of satellites are exit points for a research of the sublime.
Invaliden1 Galerie / Schönleinstr. 25, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / open through 19.04 / free entry / more info
18.00 Ryszard Wasko – Timeline @ Sexauer Gallery
WHY: In his series "Timeline" exhibited in Sexauer Gallery, Ryszard Wasko examines the vast jungle of images of the social network Facebook. Aware that this photo archive will disappear, Wasko preserved it by painting a selection of images as diptychs. With his works from the series, he scratches into the questions such as - what makes a personality? As an artist, Wasko works with various media (installation, photography, film, painting). As a curator, he was the program director at MoMA PS1 in New York from 1981 to 2000.
Sexauer / Streustr. 90, 13086 Berlin, Station Friesickestraße Straßenbahn 12 & M13 / open through 11.04 / free entry / more info
19.00 Rimini Protokoll – Chapter II @ Praxes
WHY: Founded in 2002, the collective Rimini Protokoll has developed their very own branch of experimental theater, documentary performance, film, installations, and actions. Neither a theater nor an archive, PRAXES aims to stage dialogues between placeholders, 'Ich-Vertretern', and other surprising experts of the everyday. This is the second Chapter of the Cycle that presents the first extensive investigation of the practice of Rimini Protokoll in an art institution.
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art / Alexandrinenstrasse 118-121, 10969 Berlin, U Prinzenstr. / open through 26.04 / free entry / more info
19.00 Appropriating Language #4: Economic Words @ Manière Noire
WHY: Is there concealed beauty behind the everyday news of the world of finance and economy? Hidden news and poems appear by painting over words on newspaper-clippings of "The Financial Times" with a black marker. Anke Becker seeks - and finds - a surprising visual poetry beyond capital flows, stock market quotations and international monetary movements. "Economic Words" is her ongoing project - more than 900 of these small sized, poetic drawings exist so far (documented here).
Manière Noire / Waldenserstr. 7A, 10551 Berlin, U Turmstr. / open through 17.04 / free entry / more info
19.00 Jürgen Wagner – Everything Flows @ Scotty Enterprises
WHY: Exhibition by Jürgen Wagner seeks to highlight the beauty of movements of flow, and spark the interest in the underlying laws of physics. Flow is movement, dynamics, change, and impermanence, while the photographs allow moments to linger. "Everything Flows" will open a series of exhibitions at Scotty Enterprises that bridge art and science.
Scotty Enterprises / Oranienstr. 46, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz /opej through 04.04 / free entry / more info
18.00 Serialize @ Peres Projects
WHY: The group show "Serialize" includes works by artists who have explored ideas surrounding serialization while looking at a variety of personal and societal concerns such as their sexual identity, the power of celebrity, and social taboos. The works, all made in the US in the late 20th century to the present, reveal the importance of serialization for these artists. The show features works by Wallace Berman, Mark Flood, Guillaume Gelot, Dean Sameshima, and Andy Warhol.
Peres Projects / Karl Marx Allee 82, 10243 Berlin, / open through 18.02 / free entry / more info
19.00 Anita Ackermann – Ultraviolet @ Vesselroom Project
WHY: Anita Ackermann pursues a precarious quest for an unforgettable feeling. "Ultraviolet", her first solo-show at Vesselroom Project, epitomizes the unseen together with the seen, the capacity of light of both embodiment and intangibility.Through her installations, light, materiality and presence become the players of a game that revolves around the inner awareness of the self and the subjectivity of our own reality.
Vesselroom Project / Adalbertstr. 4 (1.OG), 10999 Berlin, U Kottbuser Tor / open through 10.04 / free entry / more info