Tips 11.10 – 23.10

October continues with plentiful exhibition openings, festivals, and various art-related events. For those who rather enjoy getting cultured in the comfort of their home, we found a perfect solution that only requires your online presence. Read our tips and discover what's worth your attention in the following weeks. 


19.00 Lou Cantor – Artist Talk @ Decad

WHY: Alongside the current exhibition in Decad's storefront gallery, artist collective Lou Cantor will speak about their work and current research related to the ongoing series „Spiritual Reality“. Lou Cantor's work is primarily concerned with intersubjectivity and contemporary means and patterns of communication. The exhibition „Spiritual Reality“ runs through November 18 at Decad.

Decad / Gneisenaustr. 52, 10961 Berlin, U Südstern / more info



19.00 Art Publications from Start to Finish w/ John Holten @ Node Center for Curatorial Studies

WHY: This online course takes the participants through various types of art publications before looking in detail at each of the key stages of producing an exhibition catalogue, from looking at funding possibilities, sample publication budgets, contracts and permissions, as well as at ways of giving a publication a life through promotion and marketing before looking at distribution and where books end up. The course is led by the novelist, artist and publisher John Holten.

Node Center for Curatorial Studies / more info


19.00 Lucy Skaer – „Available Fonts“ @ KW Institute for Contemporary Art

WHY: „Available Fonts“ presents the most substantial survey of Lucy Skaer’s work to date in Germany. The exhibition features a large body of new work embedded in a selection of existing works from the last ten years. Skaer draws on pre-existing imagery, narrative, and forms shaped by usage and the determinations based on mass production and global trade to make combinations of sculpture, film, and print.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art / Auguststr. 69, 10117 Berlin, U Weinmeisterstr. / open through 07.01 / more info


FRIDAY 13.10

19.00 Reality Check: Wild Cube and Ground Control @ nGbK

WHY: In the tradition of the discursive exhibitions of the RealismusStudio, the focus of the show is on Lois Weinberger, a trailblazer and crosser of frontiers, who since the late 1980s has influenced the debates on art and its dealings with nature. In the curatorial experiment titled „Conjunctions“, Weinberger’s complex oeuvre will be elucidated from different angles and discursively expanded by the artistic positions of Heath Bunting and Ladislav Zajac.

nGbK / Oranienstr. 25, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / open through 19.11 / more info



19.00 Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt / Silent Green Kulturquartier

WHY: An evening on the accessibility of images in a visual present characterized by high performance algorithms, AI, ramified data structures and legal framework conditions. Starting from Harun Farocki’s work with and in pictures, the participants ask about the challenges of visual teaching and ways to counter the imminent loss of visual agency. After the opening night at HKW, the four-day event will be continued at the Silent Green Kulturquartier.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt / John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, S+U Brandenburger Tor, Bus 100 / more info

silent green Kulturquartier / Gerichtstr. 35, 13347 Berlin, S+U Wedding / more info



18.00 The Many Headed Hydra #2: When The Sea Looks Back. A Serpent’s Tale @ District Berlin

WHY: The Many Headed Hydra is a queer shape-shifting collective interested in post-imperial narratives, eco-feminist practices and fluid geographies that emerge from bodies of water. When the „Sea Looks Back (A Serpent’s Tale)“ engages the sea as a mirror to fabulate the connections between the desert landscapes of South and North along and beyond the ecological aftershocks of a colonial modernity.

District / Bessemerstr. 2-14, 12103 Berlin, S Südkreuz / more info


19.00 Painted Architectures @ Meinblau Projektraum

WHY: 17 Spanish artists, known as representatives of the Spanish post-conceptual figuration, will show their works in the group exhibition „Painted Architectures“ at Meinblau Projektraum.All of the works – mostly paintings, but also an installation and a video – concentrate on architecture and spatial geometry as the main motiv, background, frame, or as a symbolic element.

Meinblau Projektraum / Christinenstrasse 18-19, 10119 Berlin, U Senefelderplatz / open through 12.11 / more info


FRIDAY 20.10

10.00 Fahrelnissa Zeid @ Deutsche Bank KunstHalle

WHY: The retrospective ”Fahrelnissa Zeid” presents one of Turkey’s most important pioneering modernists. It traces the artist’s career from the first works she made in Turkey, through her engagement with the d-Group, her later experiments with abstraction and, finally, her return to figuration. Her large-scale abstract works from the late 1940s-1960s form the heart of the exhibition.

Deutsche Bank KunstHalle / Unter den Linden 13–15, 10117 Berlin, U Franzözische Str. / open through 23.03 / more info


18.00 Forecast Festival @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt 

WHY: Six visionary individuals in architecture, design, curating, music, dance, and video art present innovative projects developed and realized in collaboration with leading mentors. These range from electrosmog-resistant furniture to music experienced through the spine; from instructions for resisting police formations to sweaters knitted based on algorithms.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt / John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, S+U Brandenburger Tor, Bus 100 / more info



17.00 Contemporary Ruins @ KINDL –  Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst

WHY: The group exhibition „Contemporary Ruins“ examines the always-fascinating aesthetic potential of ruins, on the one hand, as well as their political and economic causes and implications, on the other. The process traces a historical development, moving from the traditional idealization of ruins as a source of contemplative meditation on a distant past to an interpretation of ruins more in step with present times, which questions their creation and current significance in detail.

KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst / Am Sudhaus 3, 12053 Berlin, U Boddinstr. / open through 11.02 / more info 

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