Plan your week well! It seems like everything is going on at once, including the much anticipated Berlin Art Prize. Besides the openings, closings, and corresponding parties, this week we have some great concert tips for you.
19.00 Heroines of Sound festival @ Berghain Kantine
WHY: Strictly dedicated to talented women, Heroines of Sound Festival presents female artists from the fields of experimental pop, performance, techno, and new music. Besides the performances, in the frame of the festival a public panel discussion with artists, scientists, and composers will take place; it will be a great opportunity to speak up on the gender-specific implications and perspectives on electronic music.
Berghain Kantine / Rüdersdorfer Str. 70, 10243 Berlin, S Ostbahnhof / €10 - reduced €6 / more info
20.00 Phedre + Rodeo @ Monarch Berlin
WHY: Shameless/Limitless welcomes back Phédre for the Berlin installment of their trans continental 3rd Lyfe tour, with support from pop purist and proud parent of a brand new LP, Rodeo. This show will be the soundtrack to everything you expect from a perfect summer day. And it will keep getting better at Das Gift, where Daniel and April from Phèdre will head over to play some MP3s after the concert.
Monarch Berlin / Skalitzer Strasse 134 (1st floor), 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info: concert / afterparty
17.00 Marc Desgrandchamps - Solitudes @ Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin
WHY: Galerie EIGEN + ART hosts the first solo exhibition by Marc Desgrandchamps, who is among the most important representatives of contemporary French painting. The motifs in Desgrandchamps' pictures are often classic swimming and beach scenes, which seem like concrete snapshots taken on vacation, or still shots from a film. There is nothing we would rather look at on hot days like these.
Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin / Auguststrasse 26, 10117 Berlin, U Weinmeisterstr - S Oranienburger Str. / ongoing until 16.08 / free entry / more info
19.00 ArtAndArchitecture #7 @ District Kunst und Kulturförderung
WHY: And now something (not only) for the architecture geeks! Within the frame of ArtAndArchitecture, District co-produces and presents site-specific art projects which yield experimental perspectives at the intermediate zones between architecture, urban and social space, technology and art. Luis Berríos-Negrón develops his installation NONSPHERE XIV from his ongoing investigation into the contemporary tension between nature and technology.
District Kunst und Kulturförderung / Bessemerstr. 2-14, 12103 Berlin, U Alt Tempelhof - S Südkreuz / ongoing until 30.06 / free entry / more info
19.00 Framework 1: extrasensory bonds @ insitu
WHY: For this exhibition insitu invited six international artists to present their investigations into extraordinary forms of communication. By adapting methods such as hypnosis, telepathy, dream analysis or card-reading, the artists open doors to intangible forces, some with a quite humorous approach.The exhibition has been designed as a laboratory space for visitors to experience unusual connections themselves. Everyone is welcome to try out self-hypnosis, artistic healing methods, or register for a fortune telling session to discover their own extrasensory bonds.
insitu / Kurfürstenstrasse 21-22, 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstrasse / ongoing until 28.06 / free entry / more info
17.00 Wonderful things to believe in @ Galerie Christian Ehrentraut
WHY: The third edition of a series of group shows at Galerie Ehrentraut serves as an experimental dialogue between artists from the gallery and invited guests. As the title suggests, the exhibition presents a romantic collection of imaginary worlds and phantasmagorical cosmologies, a secret garden of "Wonderful things to believe in". It features a wide variety of aesthetics, including a pink velvet circular lobby bench with a palm, which already sounds like proper fun.
Galerie Christian Ehrentraut / Friedrichstr. 123, 10117 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / ongoing until 25.07 / free entry / more info
18.00 DUVE Berlin presents *RIGHT ON!* @ DUVE Berlin
WHY: This group show, with works by Skye Chamberlain, Brock Enright, Halina Kliem,Piotr Łakomy, Haley Mellin, Amy Yao, Torben Ribe, Emmy Skensved & BFFA3AE - Best Friends Forever And 3ver And Ever, will probably be on everyone's itinerary for Friday evening. If you wish to discover new art and new faces, or if you secretly admire Dolly Parton (and who doesn't?), make sure to make your way to DUVE.
DUVE Berlin / Gitschinerstrasse 94/94a, 10969 Berlin, U Prinzenstr. / ongoing until 25.07 / free entry / more info
19.00 João Mode - Land @ die raum
WHY: Land is a new installation made by the Rio based artist João Mode for die raum, in collaboration with Volkspark Pankow. For the duration of the exhibition, the entire facade will be removed to reveal a wild composition of plants of diverse origin - 5m3 of displaced "multicultural" forest!
die raum / Oderberger Str 56, 10435 Berlin, U Eberswalder Str / ongoing until 13.07 / free entry / more info
18.00 Berlin Art Prize @ Kühlhaus Berlin
WHY: Berlin Art Prize is back with an exciting program for the opening. The best way to attend this event is to come early and leave late. At 18h the doors are open for some cold stiff drinks, catering by Max Frey, and the first view of the exhibition featuring works by all nominees for the prize. At 20.30 the award ceremony starts, followed by an afterparty that goes until 06h.
Kühlhaus Berlin / Luckenwalder Str. 3, 10963 Berlin, U Gleisdreieck / ongoing until 28.06 / free entry / more info
21.00 Finissage: Ines Kotarac - K wie Körper @ Suzie Fu
WHY: Ines Kotarac won a lot of attention with her wonderful otherworldly series of photographs titled "K wie Körper". While the portraits in the exhibition are dreamy and enigmatic, the closing of the show will have little to do with that kind of atmosphere. Save your Sunday evening for a couple of drinks and surprises (the rumors say there is going to be a concert!).
Suzie Fu / Flughafenstr. 25, 12053 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln - U Boddinstr. / free entry / more info