The 48 Hours Neukölln festival will soon activate many venues and streets of the artists' favorite district of Berlin. Two of the first summer days will celebrate Neukölln's art finest and give you a fresh update on the ever-changing local scene. Enjoy the Kiez and keep exploring beyond all week long.
19.00 The Seekers @ Tete
WHY: „The Seekers“ in an exhibition of artists who through meditative means, altered mind states or ritual acts have created objects, encounters or sensations for visitors to the show. Each artist works in their own manner to reach subconscious mind states, specific feelings and new ways for creative exploration. The outcome of this activity is an unexpected mix of work that crosses subjects including feminism, Buddhist philosophy, architecture, olfactory senses, yoga, botany and running.
Tete / Schönhauser Allee 161A, 10435 Berlin, U Senefelder Platz / open through 27.06 / more info
18.00 Rorschach – an Experiment @ Kuckei + Kuckei Remise
WHY: With Rorschach-test as the starting point, the seven artists – Anja Nitz, Michael Laubes, Peter K. Koch, Miguel Rothschild, Oliver van den Berg, Nikola Röthemeyer, and Lilly Lulay – were asked to create and transform their own series of inkblots. „Rorschach - an Experiment“ is the resulting group exhibition about breaking out of the invisible confinements of habit by taking a turn into the unknown, surrendering control for a moment, and starting anew with an idea born from serendipity.
Kuckei + Kuckei Remise / Linienstr. 107/108, 10115 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 21.06 / more info
19.00 Common Ground #3 – Where the Circles Intersect @ Kleine Humboldt Galerie
WHY: „Common Ground #3 – Where the Circles Intersect“ brings together works of six artists who call different places on the Indian subcontinent their home – or one of many homes. It thereby explores the concept of 'common ground' as a space of shared knowledge and basis for common understanding. In their works, the artists deal with the universal topic of 'home' and play with memories of everyday situations and familiar objects of domestic life.
Kleine Humboldt Galerie / Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin, S+U Friedrichstr. / open through 21.07 / more info
18.00 Emilija Škarnulytė – „Manifold“ @ Decad
WHY: „Manifold“ is a solo show by Lithuanian video artist Emilija Škarnulytė. The exhibition showcases multimedia works that introspect the Anthropocene. In recent years, this term has received much attention from the fields of politics, geography, environmental studies, and the arts. Škarnulytė's works offer an interpretation that is simultaneously personal and shared, fictional and documentary.
Decad / Gneisenaustrasse 52, 10961 Berlin, U Sudstern / open through 26.08 / more info
18.30 Kama Sokolnicka – „The Glare“ @ SomoS
WHY: SomoS presents a book launch and artist talk with their current artist-in-residence, conceptual artist Kama Sokolnicka. Grounded in themes ranging from philosophy to cosmology and sociology, her book project „The Glare” conceptually bridges research, inspiration, commentary, and production, while summarizing the current Berlin period of her work.
SomoS / Kottbusser Damm 95, 10976 Berlin, U Schonleinstr. / more info
10.00 Partizipation Durch Machen @ Blogfabrik
WHY: OpenCreative Labs have opened their doors to creative cooperation worldwide for several years, promoting openness and sharing knowledge and access to resources and technologies. The project "OpenCreative Labs in Germany. Typologisation, dissemination, development conditions and political design" asks about the participatory potential of these places and their importance for user-driven innovation processes. The results will be presented and discussed at Blogfabrik, with a view to possible regulation requirements and funding possibilities for these new locations.
Blogfabrik / Oranienstr. 185, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info
19.00 Farbauftrag @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: The group exhibition "Farbauftrag" in the Studiogalerie of Haus am Lützowplatz focuses on current negotiations and subjects of the genre painting. The method of painting, the concept, the color and the style determine the overall effect and aesthetics of an image. „Farbauftrag“ refers to the assignment to the art of placing visions on society and the present, and shows the different approaches by which the selected artists attest color and position.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 20.08 / 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 artistic potential, with a variety of events, exhibitions and performances. This year's festival theme – „shadows“ – demands attention in light of the current political atmosphere. The theme also provides possibilities for concrete, poetic approaches to examining how a shadow can be cast on the essence of an artistic idea.
48 Hours Neukölln / ongoing until 25.06 / more info