Meret Oppenheim (16.08 @ Martin-Gropius-Bau)
Art, music, dance and everything in between. Challenge your curiosity with our somewhat mysterious, esoteric and surreal weekly tips.
20.30 Molly Nilsson @ Naherholung Sternchen
WHY: So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu... In anticipation of her tour and travels, Molly Nilsson plays goodbye show at the newly renovated and expanded Naherholung Sternchen, with ManMachine and Melissa Livaudais of celebrated pop experimentalists Telepathe. Molly's newest record The Travels will also be available for purchase, which is a cause for celebration in and of itself.
Naherholung Sternchen / Berolinastrasse 7, 10178 Berlin, U5 Schillingstrasse / 8€ / more info
18.00 Poetry of The Absurd – Odyssey of the Lovers @ Mindpirates
WHY: In August 2012 400 participants came together on an idyllic island outside of Berlin for an ambitious musical jam session, uniting 100 international musicians and running non-stop for 24 hours. Now, a year later, they re-examine the infamous occasion drawing on the filmic and photographic documentation of the event, to present an exhibition, film, and cultural event series exploring the universal themes of utopias, dreams and visions, rituals and gatherings, humans and nature.
Mindpirates Projektraum / Schlesische Strasse 38, 10997 Berlin, U1 Schlesisches Tor / free entry / more info
10.00 Meret Oppenheim @ Martin-Gropius-Bau
WHY: Berlin is dedicating a first major retrospective to Meret Oppenheim to mark the centenary of the famous artist's birth. Starting out from her much appraised early work in the circle of the surrealists and proceeding to her less well-known poetic late work, the exhibition will show not only drawings, paintings, objects and collages, but also her writings and dream notations as well as her humorous and fantastical jewellery, dress and other designs.
Martin-Gropius-Bau / Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin, U2 Potsdamer Platz / €10 / more info
22.00 Dial Allnighter @ HAU2
WHY: Tanz im August festival marks the beginning of its 2 weeks long presence with a free allnighter: you will get to see live set by Queens, followed by DJs Bianca Heuser, Carsten Jost and Christian Naujoks at the foyer and bar of HAU2.
HAU2 (Hebbel Am Ufer) / Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin, U1/U6 Hallesches Tor / free entry / more info
19.00 WYSYHYG - Christel Fetzer @ Vincenz Sala
WHY: The mysterious title "WYSYHYG" stands for: what you see you hope you get. The new works of Christel Fetzer might give you hope, but what you finally get ... We advise to find out for yourself.
Vincenz Sala / Helmstedter Str.8, Berlin 10717, U Berliner Strasse or Güntzelstrasse / free entry / more info
20.00 Wojciech Kosma - "To Celebrate the Hell Out Of Them ..." @ Galerie Kamm
WHY: The press release for this event reveals very little facts and many suggestive hints. A recipe that actually works very well and provokes to find out what those 4 performances with Ligia Manuela Lewis, Timothy Murray, Paulita Pappel, Llewellyn Reichman, Ingrid Sattes and Judith Vrancken are all about.
Galerie Kamm / Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 45, 10178 Berlin, U2 Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / free entry / more info