A week for the photography lovers - European Month of Photograhy starts to spread across the city, and leaves little space for other great things to shine. But even little is enough in Berlin, the city of endless variety. As always, see our tips first, then see for yourself.
21.00 Sean Nicholas Savage + Normal Echo @ Urban Spree
WHY: Sean Nicholas Savage is back to grace us with a blissful performance. Throughout Europe and North America, his dates varied from subdued solo performances to full band power ballad shows and in between, each incarnation renowned as captivating and inspirational. The strikingly distinct Normal Echo is playing support. Dream team backing band, though you will have to come along to find out what's up there.
Urban Spree / Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info
19.00 Matt Mullican - Second Person @ PRAXES
WHY: The second part of Matt Mullican’s Cycle at PRAXES will center on a string of live lectures and performances, turning to Mullican’s current investigation into the implications of the “you” in his practice. Don't miss out a very rare opportunity to experience Matt Mullican performing a series of works from the 1970s and 80s. Seating very limited, which means - be there early! Performance starts at 19.30h, doors open from 19h.
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art / Alexandrinenstrasse 118-121, 10969 Berlin, U Prinzenstr. / open through 13.12 / free entry / more info
19.00 6th European Month of Photography @ Various locations
WHY: Photography friends and lovers - rejoice! The sixth European Month of Photography starts this week and occupies more than 120 museums and galleries in Berlin with outstanding photographic art. The theme of this year's edition is "Upheavals and Utopias. The Other Europe". The former Kennedy Museum is the festival hub, as well as the location for the accompanying programme that includes lectures, performances, debates, and talks.
Various locations / Festival hub: Pariser Platz 4A, 10117 Berlin, S Brandenburger Tor / ongoing until 16.11 / more info
19.00 Elfte Interventionale @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: "Elfte Interventionale" is concerned with art in public spaces, or artistic interventions in public. The strategies are subtle and subversive, or bold and provocative, with works ranging from political to poetic, from performative to calligraphy. The participating artists have one thing in common: their stage is not (only) the white cube, the gallery or the museum. For the curator Jan Kage, diversity is what matters, as well as to break some unnecessary definitions and rules.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 07.12 / free entry / more info
19.00 Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie - Abschlussausstellung @ SEZ Berlin
WHY: Graduates at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie are preparing a group show to present their final work. 28 different perspectives translates into 28 critical confrontations with various realities, in Germany and worldwide, with themes varying from war, photographer's origin, life in the city, to entirely fictional dream worlds. Graduation show also means a great party, so do not miss the chance to mix pleasure with pleasure.
SEZ Berlin / Landsberger Allee 77, 10249 Berlin, S Landsberger Allee / ongoing until 26.10 / free entry / more info
19.00 Review @ Scotty Enterprises
WHY: In the exhibition "Review", the artists Charlotte Bastian, Simone Häckel, Karen Linnenkohl, Christine Niehoff, Mariel Poppe, Claudia Schoemig, Annette Sonnewend, and Linda Weiss take a critical look at the borders of the European Union, asking questions about the meaning of the European idea. This show presents a variety of photographic and video works, and even a psychological analysis of Europe and its "borderline personality disorder".
Scotty Enterprises / Oranienstr. 46, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 09.11 / free entry / more info
19.00 Miguel Rothschild - Buenos Aires @ Kuckei + Kuckei
WHY: How about a guided tour through Buenos Aires fictionally renewed by the local artist who made it all up? In his upcoming exhibition at Kuckei+Kuckei, the Berlin-based artist Miguel Rothschild charts his native city Buenos Aires anew, and with every step he questions the established demarcation lines, and the ones between reality and fiction.
Kuckei + Kuckei / Linienstraße 158, 10115 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 20.12 / free entry / more info
14.00 Johannes Albers - A Death of the Artist as a Young Man @ Sonntag
WHY: Our favorite Sunday fun moves to a private apartment in Prenzlauer Berg for its October edition. Works by Johannes Albers will be presented in a show "A Death of the Artist as a Young Man" for one day. The artist's favorite cake is made by April and Adrian, and served with coffee and tea. This Sunday you get to enjoy this unique concept with Gini's Gleichschwerkuchen.
Göhrener Str. 8a, 10437 Berlin, S Prenzlauer Allee - U Eberswalder Str. / free entry / more info