Our last 2015 tips clearly show that Berlin is a place like no other - even with the many Christmas markets and parties grabbing all the attention, art venues are still hosting events for those who want to stay loyal to the scene. Choose something inspiring for your last impressions of 2015, and treat yourself with a very merry end of the year
15.00 Time Spread In Space @ Scotty Enterprises
WHY: Johanna Speidel and Chus López Vidal present a three-day exhibition project; an interactive performance – game, which will also include photographs and drawings. „Time Spread in Space“ is a board game about migration, time, and luck. The artists have created a world of 7 continents, where different political and economic systems are represented.and the public is invited to participate by 'traveling' around these territories. Through reflection, discussion, and meditation, the players transform themselves into migrants, pushed to consider the value of time and luck.
Scotty Enterprises / Oranienstrasse 46, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 18.12 / more info
18.00 Klara Hobza @ Soy Capitán
WHY: Within the framework of her current exhibition, „Ich halte das Rheingold für eine gute Investition“, Klara Hobza will give an insight into the encounters and narrations of her longterm diving project through a slide-show and a selection of videos. In conjunction with her contribution in the publication „Werner Herzog: An den Grenzen“, Hobza will also talk about her filmic references, as well as the interconnections between Herzog's cinematic oeuvre, and her own practice.
Soy Capitán / Prinzessinnenstr. 29, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / free entry / more info
19.00 DAS ARTY – Arty Shop Endjahrsdrop @ Schau Fenster
WHY: ARTY SHOP is an online Berlin-based plattform selling limited and carefully curated art products. From urban art to fine art; silkprints, editions, catalogues, artisticly designed T-Shirts, and exclusive works from Berlin and beyond. Just in time for the holiday shopping, for one week Schau Fenster will display works by 15 artists, which can be purchased for affordable prices. As per usual, the opening will also be a nice get-together with drinks & music (DJ Basti Zett, Gianni Jakuzi & Alena; live: Jim Avignon).
Schau Fenster / Lobeckstr. 30-35, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / fpen through 22.12 / free entry / more info
18.00 Rauhnächte @ HilbertRaum
WHY: The last exhibition this year at HilbertRaum is a special group show with works by Corinne Bonsma, Merja Kokkonen, Niina Lehtonen Braun, Islaja, Teemu Tuonela, and Station Nox (Niina Lehtonen Braun und Mirka Raito). This predominantly Finnish evening will be an exciting showcase of visual art and music, with performance by Islaja featuring Jasmine Guffond at 21h. Another performance, by Teemu Tuonela & Station Nox, takes place on the following day from 17 until 22h.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 10.01 / free entry / more info
18.00 Clemens von Wedemeyer - "Cast Behind You The Bones Of Your Mother" @ KOW
WHY: „Cast Behind You The Bones Of Your Mother“ is the eighth and final chapter in KOW's program, „One Year of Filmmakers“. In this show, Clemens von Wedemeyer explores the cinema as a social scene and battleground that unfolds upon – but also behind, in front of, and around – the silver screen. It is a project he has pursued since 2002 in an oeuvre that has increasingly expanded into the genres of documentary environment, architectural installation, and sculpture.
KOW / Brunnenstrasse 9, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 27.02 / free entry / more info
20.00 Our Compliments @ Oh Pamela
WHY: „Our Compliments“ is a group show presenting selected new work from Martha Breeze, Arabella Hope, and Cyrus Smith. Collectively, their art practices exist in separate contexts from one another, while aesthetically their work compliments the other, thereby inherently perpetuating concomitant, parallel support. The opening is followed by afterparty at the Richi Bar (Richardstr. 103).
Oh Pamela / Berthelsdorfer Str. 8, 12043 Berlin, U Karl-Marx-Str. / free entry / more info
21.00 Big Birthday Gala: 1 Jahre Konzulát & 2 Jahre "Horzons Wanddekorationsobjekte" & 30 Jahre Verkaufschef Carl Jakob Haupt @ Konzulát
WHY: All the best to our friends & neighbors Konzulat, who are proudly celebrating their first anniversary! Save your Friday evening for their mega birthday bash on two floors, with a great DJ line-up, Campari open bar, wine bar, birthday cake, balloons & surprises. In case you still haven't met Conny & Liz of Konzulat, read our interview here, and go celebrate with them a successful year of their fantastic project.
Konzulat / Leipziger Str. 60, 10115 Berlin, U Stadtmitte / more info
10.00 ¿Integration? @ District Berlin
WHY: The theatre laboratory session invites various Berlin-based women’s groups (working on social development and arts education within diverse communities) for an aesthetic experience, which will focus on creating spaces responding to daily conflicts of living and racial experiences in Berlin, proposing a different dialogue about integration. The public event will bring together an evening open to the public, with the result of the theatre laboratory, and an introduction to the work of Squat Monument. Theatre Laboratory with Bárbara Santos will take place from 10 till 18h, and the public event with screening from 19h on. Registration until 16.12 via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
District Berlin / Bessemerstr. 2-14, 12103 Berlin, U Alt-Tempelhof / free entry / more info
16.00 "You Can Feel It" - Performance Event @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: One day before the closing of the international group show "You Can Feel It", Haus am Lützowplatz will host Performance Even. One part of the Performance Event is a durational live performance by the Brooklyn-based, Berlin-born artist Sindy Butz, alongside the visual artworks, and with the participating artists present at the event. It is suggested (but not mandatory) to arrive early, as the performance begins at 16h sharp.
Haus am Lutzowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / free entry / more info