As the long-awaited Spring finally graces Berlin – well, sort of – we're mapping out the route for you to start enjoying it outside your homes. As per usual, it's a gallery round packed with worthy exhibition openings and talks, as well as the fabulous MaerzMusik Festival events taking place across different music and art venues.
18.00 Who is afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue @ Künstlerhaus Bethanien
WHY: Künstlerhaus Bethanien invites for a panel discussion “Who is afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue” with Carsten Fock, Katharina Martinelli, Karen David and Christoph Tannert, moderated by Silke Hohmann. In connection with the exhibition „Out of Touch / Out of Time“ by Winsor & Newton grantees Aneta Kajzer and Manuel Stehli, the panel will discuss the subject of colour from a multitude of perspectives.
Künstlerhaus Bethanien / Kottbusser Str. 10, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info
19.00 Tyler Vlahovich – „Now More Than Ever“ @ Farbvision
WHY: Tyler Vlahovich is an artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, and sculpture. He lives and works in Los Angeles, and is represented by Feature Inc. in New York City, John Tevis Gallery in Paris, and TWIG Gallery in Brussels. In his first solo exhibition in Germany, titled „Now More Than Ever“, Vlahovich will present a series of new paintings.
Farbvision / Schönhauser Allee 28, 10435 Berlin, U Senefelder Platz / open through 14.04 / more info
19.00 Beyond the Moon @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: The group exhibition „Beyond the Moon“ takes a look at the irrational, sometimes destructive features of the human ego. Visitors are confronted with the hidden facets of their existence, seen through the artist’s gaze. Dream and nightmare, theology and philosophy, present and future are juxtaposed and profoundly examined in the works of six featured artists.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 29.04 / more info
20.00 MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues @ Haus der Berliner Festspiele / Various locations
WHY: MaerzMusik is an international festival for sound-based art forms. It is dedicated to contemporary music and to the question of which specific forms of time-perceptions are enabled by current forms of music. In ten days, this year's edition brings performances by artists such as Terre Thaemlitz, Julius Eastman, Ashley Fure, Iannis Xenakis, Mark Fell, The Necks, Huerco S, Lustmord, and many others.
Haus der Berliner Festspiele / Schaperstr. 24, 10719 Berlin, U Spichernstr. / ongoing until 25.03 / more info
17.00 Artist Talk: Susanne Holschbach & Yvon Chabrowski @ Dorothée Nilsson Gallery
WHY: In the frame of the ongoing exhibition „Faces and Movements” by Yvon Chabrowski, Dorothée Nilsson Gallery invites for a conversation between the artist and Susanne Holschbach. For her current series of works, Chabrowski dealt with the functioning of three surveillance and recognition systems designed to recognise and evaluate faces, movements or feelings.
Dorothée Nilsson Gallery / Potsdamer Str. 65, 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstr. / more info
19.00 Alice Morey - „Performing States of Hidden Earth“ @ Das Gift
WHY: For her exhibition at Das Gift, Alice Morey will construct a symbolic environment of transcendence. Presenting an accumulation of objects alongside her paintings, the space will become a site of interaction between them. Socially transformed within the language of the space they speak to each other with a magical secrecy. Looking to the every day and its distance from the esoteric, she explores questions of objectification and materialism.
Das Gift / Donaustr. 119, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / open through 01.04 / more info
19.00 „Transience and Transformation“ @ Meinblau Projektraum
WHY: „Transience and Transformation“ is a group show that brings together artists who take nature or natural processes as a starting point, or as a cornerstone of their work. The artworks on display will bring together elements from three different positions. Presenting the fluctuating state of ephemeral processes, some will only exist for the duration of the show, while others will be using nature as a foundation to build upon. Lastly, the artworks that are in constant flux will present the beholder with an ever-changing visual incarnation.
Meinblau Projektraum / Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin, U Senefelderplatz / open through 05.04. / more info
17.00 Ecstasies Teresa @ Julius Studio
WHY: St. Teresa of Avila, mystic and reformer of Catholic spirituality, lived and worked during the Siglo de Oro, a period marked by major historical events and profound transformations. Inspired by her book, „The Inner Castle“ (in which she refers to the seven inner dwellings, an itinerary of the soul’s personal and spiritual growth intimate writings), and her room in Avila's Carmelite monastery, the exhibition adapts and reinvents the ecstasies of Teresa, evoking and grounding them in the vaults of the Alte Münze.
Julius Studio / Juliusstr. 38, 12051 Berlin, S+U Hermannstr. / open through 29.03 / more info
16.00 Yvon Chabrowski & Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat – „Territory“ @ Uqbar
WHY: How do I position myself as an individual person within our society’s constructed boundaries and what influence does my self-positioning have on those boundaries? Yvon Chabrowski & Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat have devoted themselves to this question in the exhibition „Territory“. The artists are focusing on the drawn boundaries of global territories as well as the boundaries of personal space – the outlines of our individual comfort zones.
Uqbar / Schwedenstr. 16, 13357 Berlin, U Osloer Str. / open through 27.05 / more info