There is no time to get lazy this month; exhibition openings, lectures, screenings, artist talks, pop-up art stores, and so many other occcasions to experience new things and meet new summer friends. Here is our must-shortlist for the following weeks.
18.00 Lisa Tiemann - "Couples" @ Kanya Berlin
WHY: Lisa Tiemann's sculptural work is motivated by philosophical inquiry. She uses form, materiality, and colour to challenge existing paradigms that attribute a constant value to all things.“Couples“ is her first solo exhibition in Berlin, and centres on the relationship between two elements of different materiality, and the creative friction generated through their interaction. Don't miss the opening and our pre-interview with the artist!
Kanya Berlin / Choriner Str. 81, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 30.07 / free entry / more info
19.00 Picture Window #5: Daniela Friebel - "Boxes" @ Maniere Noire
WHY: For the 5th Picture Window at Manière Noire, Berlin artist Daniela Friebel shows her new installation, and invites the viewers to play with their perception and imagination in regard to the construction of space and images. „Boxes“ is a black and white line drawing made of countless delicate and almost invisible nylon threads and black plastic straws, constructing a drawing which seems to be floating in space.
Manière Noire / Waldenserstr. 7A, 10551 Berlin, U Turmstr. / open through 29.07 / free entry / more info
19.00 Poetics of Space @ L40
WHY: "Poetics of Space" is a joint project of nine young artists from France and Germany. Starting from Gaston Bachelard's eponymous work and his ideas of poetic instead unleashed imagination, they recall his method of spatial detection – phenomenology as architecture analysis – in the concept of their exhibition. The idea for „Poetics of Space“ was created as a part of an exchange of ideas between Valérie Favre (UDK Berlin), Nadia Lichtig (ESBA, Montpellier) and Susanne Prinz (Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxembourg-Platz).
L40 / Linienstr. 40, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / free entry / more info
19.00 Lecture Performance: "The General’s Stork" by Heba Y. Amin @ Zilberman Gallery Berlin
WHY: „The General’s Stork” is a performance lecture that converges historical accounts of biblical prophecies, colonial narratives, and the politics of surveillance. Within the context of current politics, the talk will investigate the contemporary conditions of Egyptian state paranoia that turned a migrating bird into a spy. The lecture takes place in the frame of the ongoing exhibition, “Ultrahabitat”.
Zilberman Gallery Berlin / Goethestr. 82, 10623 Berlin, U Ernst-Reuter-Platz / free entry / more info
19.00 Scriptings #45: Role Plays @ Scriptings
WHY: Jordane Maurs' „Role Plays“ is an essayistic documentary film with biographic and autobiographic elements, which tells about the training within "development aid" in a French education centre. Going from the experiences and the subjective perspective of two young French men, the film questions the system of French humanitarian aid processes rooted in colonial relations. Screening will be accompanied with the launch of the bilingual publication.
Scriptings / Kamerunerstr. 47, 13351 Berlin, U Seestr. / open through 19.09 / free entry / more info
18.00 T€MPORAR¥ PARADI$€ @ Rainbow Unicorn
WHY: Studio Rainbow Unicorn has collected its favorite pieces and showcases them in the T€MPORAR¥ PARADI$€ popup store. You will find art editions, limited music releases, unique design objects and collaborations of international labels. Summer is here – paradise now!
Rainbow Unicorn / Anklamer Str. 50, 10115 Berlin, U Bernauer Str. / open through 31.08 / more info
19.00 COMMON AFFAIRS – Revisiting the VIEWS Award – Contemporary Art from Poland @ Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle
WHY: "Common Affairs" presents artistic perspectives on the shifts and changes in the Polish and the international art scene, from the nineties up to the present day. The works are created by nominees or winners of the VIEWS Award, Poland’s most important art prize. The invited artists mainly focus on 'updating' the pieces commissioned at that time as well as their artistic practices. For this opening event, the co-curators, Julia Kurz and Stanisław Welbel, will talk with some of the participating artists about the VIEWS Award and their work for "Common Affairs".
Deutsche Bank KunstHalle / Unter den Linden 13/15, 10117 Berlin, U Französische Str. / open through 30.10 / more info
18.00 Tracey Snelling - "Concrete Jungle" @ HilbertRaum
WHY: Tracey Snelling's exhibition „Concrete Jungle“ at HilbertRaum, curated by Andy Holtin, is her first exhibition in Berlin. It will be a preview of some of her works for her upcoming solo exhibition in September at Krupic Kersting in Cologne, with additional works of hers on display. Snelling is participating in a self-made residency in Berlin from February until October 2016. She is a recent recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors grant, and is presently working on a commission with the Historical Museum of Frankfurt.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 31.07 / free entry / more info