The 48 Hours Neukölln art festival will soon activate many creative spaces in one of the most artist-populated and culturally diverse neighborhoods in Berlin. Get updated with the ever-changing local scene, but make sure not to get lost in the cozy Kiez - Berlin these days offers a lot more.
19.00 Grunwald @ Rainbow Unicorn
WHY: The newly openend Rainbow Unicorn Gallery presents a solo show by Jakub Kanior aka Flexn.Growing up with comic books in Westberlin, Jakub escaped serious work with scribbling pictures, which remained a habit until today. His creative root lies in comics, graffiti & punk culture, with a preference for the absurd and ambiguous humor. His work derives from different styles and techniques, and ranges from clean digital works over scrawly drawings, to canvas and paintings.
Rainbow Unicorn / Anklamerstr. 50, 10115 Berlin, U Brunnenstr. / ongoing until 07.07 / more info
19.00 Squat Monument: Exhibition & Performances on Decolonial Bodies @ Tempelhof Museum
WHY: „Squat Monument“ by Nathalie Mba Bikoro and Anaïs Héraud is an exhibition and performances on investigating the traces of the (un)forgotten German colonial historical debris and memorial cultures, combining film, performance, sound, and installation. The two artists will focus on the role of African women as pioneers in human rights movements over two world wars through stories of past and present about identity, nationality, war, industry, and the state of refugeeness in contemporary life.
Tempelhof Museum / Alt-Mariendorf 43, 12107 Berlin, U Alt-Mariendorf / ongoing until 30.09 / free entry / more info
19.00 Feelings of My Tatched Hut @ Grimmuseum
WHY: „Feelings Of My Thatched Hut“ is a group exhibition with works by Fritz Bornstück, Marco Montiel-Soto, Janes Schmallenberg, Ulrika Segerberg, Ada Van Hoorebeke, and Julian Weber. In five Saturday Sessions and one Thursday Session, the show includes events such as a radio show with live concerts and record release, sewing machine impro, domino tournament, and a few more unusual performances.
Grimmuseum / Fichtestr. 2, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / ongoing until 30.07 / free entry / more info
18.00 And Surrender @ SomoS
WHY: The group exhibition „And Surrender“ walks a delicate path between perception and misunderstanding. Bringing together multi-disciplinary works from Berlin-based artists, using sound, light, video and performance, „And Surrender“ will plunge you into an immersive world exploring themes of intimacy and autonomy, the limits of our desire, our perversions, and our ubiquitous and tender need for intimacy.
SomoS / Kottbusser Damm 95, 10969 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / ongoing until 25.06 / free entry / more info
19.00 Der feine Riss – Zeitgenössische Malerei auf dem historischen Feld @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: The exhibition „Der feine Riss – Zeitgenössische Malerei auf dem historischen Feld“ brings together painters that bind the medium with classical artistic techniques, and at the same time respond to the historic weight of the genre with a radically subjective creative attitude. The artisanal ethos of the painters' work as an extremely time-consuming artistic practice stands in antagonistic tension to nervous, volatile complexity of today's culture, as reflected on different levels in the works.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 04.09 / free entry / more info
20.30 Dada Games Exhibition Closing & Dj Set Plurabelle @ Romanian Cultural Institute
WHY: „DADA Games“ is a group exhibition with works by artists revisiting the concepts of DADA. The show closes soon, and the finissage might be the best opportunity to to see it: at 20.30h starts the artist talk with Lea Rasovszky about wilderness, dadaism and Romanian pop culture, and from 21h on Exquisite corpse DJ set by Plurabelle (Romanian electronic music duo Alex Bălă and Cristian Fierbințeanu).
Romanian Cultural Institute / Reinhardtstr. 14, 10117 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / free entry / more info
19.00 48 Hours Neukölln @ Various locations
WHY: "48 hours Neukölln" is an art festival which traditionally takes over Neukölln for one weekend in June. Within 48 hours about 300 cultural institutions and initiatives display the diversity of Neukölln's artistic potential, with a variety of events, exhibitions and performances. This year's festival theme - "Satt" - is an invitation to contemplate basic human needs and to ponder whether answers can be found beyond common strategies for satisfying desires.
48 Hour Neukölln / ongoing until 26.06 / free entry / more info
18.00 Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm @ HilbertRaum
WHY: In this group show, artists perform an external and internal exchange between cultures and media to make a type of art that speaks to the audiences' everyday experience, and pushes it to become culturally fluid. A work reminding the audience of how our bodies are being wounded by neglect and need healing to be fully lived. Works by Maurizio Bongiovanni, Enotria Crescenzi, Sofia Dahlgren, Roberto Ekholm, Oliver Hickmet, Josep Maynou, Nat Tafelmacher-Magnat, and Thomas Zipp.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / ongoing until 03.07 / free entry / more info
18.00 Joris Strijbos – „Oscillations“ @ NOME
WHY: NOME presents the most recent solo show, „Oscillations“, by the Dutch artist Joris Strijbos. Strijbos shows two kinetic light sculptures – „Axon“ and „Homeostase“, which are the result of a broader research on artificial life and generative composition. Inspired by early cybernetics and the idea of machinic life and machine synesthesia, both artworks comprise a robotic community consisting of multiple equal units in which actuators and sensors are directly linked.
NOME / Dolziger Str. 31, 10247 Berlin, U Samariterstr. / ongoing until 30.07 / free entry / more info