Our solution for lovers, haters, and indifferent ones alike: go where there's music and there's people, or at least one of the two. There is light if you know which way to go, and in case you are a bit lost and not all that sure, here we are to borrow some lighters on the way.
18.00 Kirsten Stolle – „Proceed at Your Own Risk“ @ NOME
WHY: Kirsten Stolle explores the relationships between economy and ecology in her subversive collage works, which take ideas and imagery from post-war America as a springboard into the environmental politics of today. NOME will exhibit a selection of Stolle’s recent collages from the ongoing series „Monsanto Intervention“ and „Animal Pharm“.
NOME / Dolziger Str. 31, 10247 Berlin, S+U Frankfurter Allee / open through 08.04 / more info
23.00 YDRKM: Kablam @ Monarch
WHY: February edition of "You Don't Really Know Me" series is dedicated to the obscure tastes and guilty pleasures of the Swedish-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Kablam (aka Kasja Blom). Kablam likes to play and mix contrasting genres, finding imaginative points of entry and combinations between them, using the parameters of space rather than time to structure the music.
Monarch / Skalitzer Str. 134 (1st floor), 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info
18.00 Anna Fiolka and Lena van Ginkel – „No Elephants – All Others Welcome“ @ HilbertRaum
WHY: Photographers Anna Fiolka and Lena van Ginkel share the love for the peculiar and absurd. In Fiolka's portraits, one encounters characters and everyday objects strangely lost in reverie, yet still hauntingly powerful and intense. Ginkel looks for serendipity in unadorned cityscapes, dehumanized architecture, melancholic decay, irritating reflections and silent details of street life. Together they display profound scenes that blend the extraordinary and familiar.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 26.02 / more info
19.00 „Watched! Surveillance Art & Photography“ – Group Show @ C/O Berlin
WHY: Through works by around 20 artists (Julian Röder, Viktoria Binschtok, Esther Hovers, Hito Steyerl, James Bridle, Ai Wei Wei, among others) dealing with themes ranging from technologies used by government and regulatory agencies to everyday surveillance practices, the exhibition examines the complexities of modern surveillance with a focus on photography and visual media.
C/O Berlin / Hardenbergstraße 22-24, 10623 Berlin S+U Zoologischer Garten / Open throug 23.4 / more info
19.00 Filip Zorzor – „Abend ohne Land“ @ Guardini Galerie
WHY: The pictures that form the painterly universe of Filip Zorzor synthesize his perceptions with the intuitions of his keen senses. They are paintings of human existence, social, political, rich in timbre and sensual. The artist always seeks to capture a visual-emotional whole, aiming for the utmost intensity of experience. The opening will coincide with the launch of the oeuvre catalogue „Abend ohne Land“ / „Westward no world“.
Guardini Galerie / Askanischer Platz 4, 10963 Berlin, S Anhalter Bahnhof / open through 15.04 / more info
14.00 Kick Off: Hacking Urban Furniture @ ZK/U Zentrum fur Kunst und Urbanistik
WHY: Together with artists, urban-planners, economists, designers, policy-makers and citizens, ZK/U starts a debate about urban furniture and the economic exploitation of public. „Hacking Urban Furniture“ is a project which questions the ways of planning and production of public mobiliar, and searches for alternative methods and economical cycles. Throughout the next two years, new approaches will be encountered by developing artistic interventions.
ZK/U Zentrum Fur Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstr. 27, 10551 Berlin, S+U Westhafen / more info
19.00 John Bock – „In the Moloch of the Presence of Being“ @ Berlinische Galerie
WHY: John Bock is an artist who sees the absurdity in things and celebrates them with relish in his work, presenting them as a grotesque and mischievous spectacle. The exhibition offers glimpses of his complex oeuvre created in the last 10 years – spaces, sculptures, drawings, writings, videos, films, performaces, installations – all of which enact the artist's bizarre yet fragile and poetic microcosm.
Berlinische Galerie / Alte Jakobstraße 124–128, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 28.08 / more info
18.00 Carla Chan – „When the world is left only black and grey“ @ Sexauer Gallery
WHY: Carla Chan's exhibition originates from her ambivalent relationship with nature, and reflection on the dilemma between human intervention and natural development in the contemporary world. The artist attempts to use different chemical and toxic process in producing disturbing yet visually impressive effects in her work. By fusing and capturing natural destruction with artistic creation, she intends to stage both a symbolic and literal environmental drama to confront the issue.
Sexauer Gallery / Streustr. 90, 13086 Berlin, Station Friesickestraße Straßenbahn 12 & M13 / open through 25.02 / more info
19.00 Performance: Zandile Darko, Serge Fouha & Jelka Plate @ Scriptings
WHY: In the frame of the currently ongoing project „Man schenkt keinen Hund“, Scriptings presents performance by Zandile Darko, Serge Fouha & Jelka Plate. The project adopts various approaches and strategies in an attempt to interrogate the identitarian discourses around the concept of integration, and to investigate the ways these discourses are manifested in the thematic, iconographic, and pedagogical presentation of teaching materials for integration courses.
Scriptings / Kamerunerstr. 47, 13351 Berlin, U Seestr. / more info