Roses are red, violets are blue, Friday is 13th and Saturday Valentine's Day. Two sides of the same coin, or? Without any exagerrated superstitious or (anti)romantic tendencies, we do recommend to step out of your zone and find great spots to spend your weekend at, and the next one, and the days in-between.
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19.00 The Darkroom – Images of Analogue Photography @ Meinblau Project Space
WHY: The era of the darkroom at Meinblau is coming to an end, but beofre this the lights are turned on again to show what the ten artists developed in silent dialogue with the world. The exhibition is a review of the various positions and processes of their analogue works. Everyone is invited to celebrate the Déjà Vu, of which photography is constantly reporting.
MEINBLAU Project Space / Christinenstrasse 18-19, 10119 Berlin, U Senefelder Platz / open trhough 15.02 / free entry / more info
19.00 Resist / Restart @ Vesselroom Project
WHY: In relation to the work of Henry David Thoreau, Mit Borrás curates an exhibition together with a distrustful generation of artists and proposes a reconsideration of the foundations of a society and an imposed model. The participating artists walk between the analysis and rejection of old socio-cultural paradigms, such as efficiency, welfare, stability, and modernity. Artist's talk will take place this Thursday – it is a perfect chance to learn more about the exhibition and the surrounding topics.
Vesselroom Project / Adalbertstr. 4 (1.OG), 10999 Berlin, U Kottbuser Tor / open through 27.02 / free entry / more info
19.00 Alles was ich mag, fast @ Schau Fenster
WHY: Philip Grözinger and André Odier present almost everything they like in the group exhibition "Alles was ich mag, fast" with works by twenty artists. Lots of artists equals lots of people at the show, and if you pair it up with drinks and DJs (Thunder Touch & Super Inferno), you have a perfect party to get your Friday 13th started.
Schau Fenster / Lobeckstr. 30-35, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 22.02 / free entry / more info
18.00 Grégoire Blunt + Emmy Skensved - "eStamina" @ Import Projects
WHY: Grégoire Blunt and Emmy Skensved keep building their name and fame as a Berlin-based artist duo. Their upcoming exhibition "eStamina" at Import Projects delves into the perceived possibilities of 'human enhancement' through technological means. The centrepiece of the show, a 60-minute ambient audio track accompanied by cg visuals in a drugged fog, also involves texts by 26 other contributors. An especially warm recommendation to couples and duos of all kinds to join the opening that convenietly coincides with Valentine's Day.
Import Projects / Keithstr. 10, 10787 Berlin, U Winttenbergplatz / open through 07.03 / free entry / more info
18.30 OPENHAUS @ ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
WHY: Artists in residence will open the doors of their studios, and present the projects they have developed during their time at ZK/U - work in process or finished projects, which include a variety of artistic approaches and different media. Take a look into the studios, get familiar with the projects that are presented, meet the residents and discuss their works with them. The artists are Byungseo Yoo, Rika Febriyani, Sheri Simons, Julie Trudel, Josh Blackwell, Matthew Crookes, Teodora Kosteva, Delphine Bedel, Wirad Kaddo and Reham Al Kassar, and Jan Körbes.
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstr. 27, 10551 Berlin, U Birkenstr./ free entry / more info
17.00 It’s oh so cute @ EIGEN + ART Lab
WHY: Exciting news! Few weeks after EIGEN + ART Lab officially moved from the Former Jewish Girls School to the space at Torstraße 220 (read about it in our interview), they will present their first exhibition at the new site. The group exhibition "It's oh so cute" features works by Nora Arrieta, Charlotte Dualé, Constanze Stumpf, Marianne Thörmer and Eric Winkler. The new space is amazing, and if it is to be judged by the first party held there, the night of the exhibition opening will certainly be one to remember.
EIGEN + ART Lab / Torstrasse 220, 10117 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 01.04 / free entry / more info
19.00 Appropriating Language #3 - 1 ≠ 1 @ Manière Noire
WHY: The works in the third edition of Manière Noire's “Appropriating Language” come together to position the viewer in a particular context, whereby the production and reception of these text as art occurs accordingly. Text is used as a means of conveying and locating meaning and value. It is at the same time the content and the way in which it is constructed and displayed. The exhibition shows artwork by the artists Samantha Font-Sala, Korvin Reich, and Ties Ten Bosch.
Manière Noire / Waldenserstr. 7A, 10551 Berlin, U Turmstr. / open through 17.03 / free entry / more info
19.00 Tobias Sjöberg - State of Conservation @ Grimmuseum
WHY: Tobias Sjöberg’s work encompasses performance, images and sculptural objects. In the last years he has come to approach terms such as boundary, limitation and boundlessness from a poetic, political and social angle but also through different forms of material aspects, through a physical material’s transition from one state to another. For the opening of his show at Grimmuseum, he is preparing a performance with an open call to parents and their kids – if you wish to participate, apply here.
Grimmuseum / Fichtestr.2, 10967 Berlin, U Schonleinstr. / open through 29.03 / free entry / more info