48 Stunden Neukölln, 14-16.06
This week is about Neukölln showing off with what makes it so special. In order not to get stuck in one neighborhood (like many others who already did), we dispersed our tips evenly from Neukölln to Wedding.
19.00 June Residency Show: Blue Curry and Ingo Gerken @ LoBe London Berlin
WHY: The charming gallery in Wedding presents the result of their latest residency. This time LoBe brought together artists Blue Curry (London) and Ingo Gerken (Berlin). With their concept of two artists working together on a completely new work, the show is always very unpredictable. So far the collaborations proved to be a great experience for both artists and visitors, and it seems that the formula is not likely to fail.
LoBe / Schererstraße 7, 13347 Berlin, U9 Nauenerplatz / show open through 26.06/ free entry / more info
19.00 Art Porn Week @ Mindpirates
WHY: Art Porn Week is a collaboration with international artists who significantly contribute to discovering new ways of sexual understanding by pushing the boundaries of art and pornography through their creative works. During this 4-day festival Mindpirates will transform their venues for a curated program of films, performances, workshops, discussions, readings, live music and installations. The event is curated to encourage visitors to engage in the experience and step forward beyond mere spectatorship. Everyone is invited to join and explore in a safe and consensual environment.
Mindpirates Projektraum / Schlesische Strasse 38, 10997 Berlin, U1 Schlesisches Tor / €5/8 / more info
19.00 48 Stunden Neukölln
WHY: Guided by the principle of access for all, 48 Hours Neukölln mobilizes the local artists and gives the opportunity to various artistic and socio-cultural projects in order to improve the quality of life in the area. Artists' studios and other private spaces will be open to the public, as well as spaces such as courtyards, cellars, stairwells, gardens, private flats and churches used for participatory projects and installations. This year artists are invited to reflect on the interesting yet controversial metamorphose of Neukölln. Although the public perception of immigrants' and artists' favorite Berlin district varies between hell fire and paradise, this event is about to bring out its best features.
48 Stunden Neukölln / more info
19.00 ROLLEN TAUSCH – Nick Grossmann @ Zirkumflex
WHY: Make sure to put Zirkumflex on your map while strolling around Neukölln. There you can see a presentation of the photographic work by Nick Grossmann. The specific work from a photoworkshop Rollentausch is also freshly published as a book and will be available for viewing for the first time at this exhibition.
Zirkumflex / Fontanestrasse 25, 10249 Berlin, U8 Boddinstrasse / show open through 16.08 / free entry / more info
19.00 Darkness, Baby! @ Schau Fenster
WHY: For those who prefer avoiding the hyped places in Neukolln at the busiest time, here's a nearby Kreuzberg tip. The exhibition Darkness, Baby! is curated by Hammerschmidt + Gladigau with works by artists Theo Boettger, Benedikt Braun, Laura Bruce, Sebastian Gögel, Marc Jung, Sandra Meisel, Sophia Schama, and Ronny Szillo. Schau Fenster usually delivers drinks and music with their eclectic group shows, which always makes a good place to spend the evening at.
Schau Fenster / Lobeckstr. 30-35, Berlin 10969, U8 Moritzplatz / show open through 07.07/ free entry / more info
14.00 Agoraphobia - Alicja Kwade and René Block / talk @ Tanas
WHY: Agoraphobia symbolizes the fear of freedom of expression and against collective public actions. This activist fueled exhibition examines the politics of space as an inevitable vector of freedom and urban public space as a spatial component of the democratic system. Recently the growing frustration with existing regimes manifested in urban public space of Istanbul - on streets, squares and parks. Is it possible in the current climate to imagine social change through resistance expressed on the streets? Saturday talks at Tanas might be a good time and place to discuss the hot topic.
Tanas / Heidestrasse 50, 10557 Berlin, S Hauptbahnhof / show open through 27.07/ free entry / more info
19.00 Motion Dazzle - Merete Vyff Slyngborg @ Grimmuseum
WHY: Motion Dazzle – At the Turn of the River is the first solo exhibition in Berlin by Danish artist Merete Vyff Slyngborg. It investigates the moment when things change or enter into new directions. By applying concepts and strategies from the fashion industry and interior design, the exhibition scrutinises what happens when objects and motifs are reassigned to new categorisations. Different patterns become a symbol of the world’s collage mechanism where things are constantly restated and placed upon each other.
Grimmuseum / Fichtestrasse 2, 10967 Berlin, U8 Schönleinstrasse / show open through 15.07 / free entry / more info