With the Berlin Fashion Week, the World Cup, and the good old art shows, this week's calender should ideally go like this: Thursday openings, Friday tattoos and summer jams, Saturday twisting fashion and perception, and Sunday shamelessly shouting "SCHLAAND!"
12.00 Summer Color Show @ Galerie koal
WHY: A summer show that arrives just in time! The pieces, of which some were created specifically for this exhibition, are influenced by color and the sentiment of summer. They represent a broad spectrum of different media - ranging from photography, painting, and collage, to installation and sculpture. The poem "Summer Song" by William Carlos Williams accompanies the artworks as the main inspiration for the exhibition.
Galerie koal / Brunnenstr. 25b (1st floor), 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 02.08 / free entry / more info
19.00 hortus semper virens - Christiane Möbus and her class @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: This summer, Christiane Möbus ended her teaching career at the University of Arts in Berlin. On this occasion, Haus am Lützowplatz shows the exhibition "hortus semper virens" with works of her last class, as well as works by the master students. Christiane Möbus, who is also represented with one work in the exhibition, looks back on a total of 35 years of teaching. Read about her impressive career, and how successful many of her students are now, and you will not want to miss this memorable farewell event. Be prepared for some tears of nostalgia dropped here and there.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 31.08 / free entry / more info
19.00 Artist Talk & Film Screening @ Kleine Humboldt Galerie
WHY: As a part of the exhibition Female Intervention, an artist talk and presentation / film screening takes place at the premises of Humboldt University. The conversation will be centered along the works by Emma Haugh and Alex Martinis Roe. In addition, in the entrance hall of the university, sound documentation of the performance ff-words will be performed by Juliane Solmsdorf/ƒƒ during the exhibition opening.
Kleine Humboldt Galerie / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, U Französische Str. / free entry / more info
19.00 Rebecca Brodskis - Identity Affairs @ kaleidoskop
WHY: This exhibition explores all of today's worried questions around identity, and aims to construct a chronological Berlin identity in three parts: a series of portraits of the influential women of the Weimar Republic; a series of paintings inspired by the Rossellini's film "Germany Year Zero"; and lastly, a series of portraits which illustrates the myriad of identities of Berlin's contemporary youth. Extra reason to attend: two bands will play at the opening!
kaleidoskop / Boddinstr. 7, 12053 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / show open through 17.07 / free entry / more info
19.00 Synthetisch Vernünftig @ LEAP
WHY: With the group show "Synthetisch Vernünftig", LEAP focuses on artistic mechanisms that have arisen in response to developments in "New Materialism", which can be perceived through simulations. These ideas are clearly synthetic; they imitate complex dynamic processes and shorten time-lapse, and in doing so, refer to a new form of reason.
LEAP / Leipziger Str. 63, 10117 Berlin, U Stadtmitte / show open through 01.08 / free entry / more info
20.00 Pete Corrie - Tout Me Fait Rire @ Das Gift
WHY: Now is the time to show off some skin, and perhaps a new tattoo. If you just happen to be looking for one, Pete Corrie might be your guy. This Friday, at the opening of his show, he will be available for tattoos from his selection of original, folk-traditional inspired flash. No appointment necessary.
Das Gift / Donaustr. 119, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / open through 13.07 / free entry / more info
23:55 Shameless/Limitless: Dan Bodan (DFA) + TEAMS + Touchy Mob + Phèdre + Vero Manchego @ Chesters
WHY: Live acts by Dan Bodan, TEAMS, and Touchy Mob, mixed with Phèdre and Vero Manchego DJing, make a perfect summer coctail for the thirsty ears. Chesters, midnight, me and you and everyone we know. Come early before the club gets too hot to handle.
Chesters / Glogauerstr. 2, 10999 Berlin, U Görlitzer Bahnhof / more info
20.00 ANAGLYPH @ Heimathafen Neukölln
WHY: On Saturday, Neukölln fashion design, illustration, video art and music unite as "Anaglyph" in the Heimathafen Neukölln. As a part of the Berlin Fashion Week, a magical catwalk show will be staged, combining cutting edge 3D technology, tailor-made music composition, and contemporary fashion. As a guest, you will get your pair of custom-made 3D glasses for this three-dimensional journey, which will be continued at Sameheads form 21.15h, with a multi-screen installation performance by The Superusers.
Heimathafen Neukölln / Karl-Marx-Str. 141, 12043 Berlin, U Karl-Marx-Str. / more info