Happy holidays, folks! Easy on the Easter feast; this week there are plenty of places to go and things to see!
18.00 Amir Fattal – Book launch & music performance @ Kunstquartier Bethanien
WHY: ‘Shadow of Smoke Rings on the Wall’ is a monograph presenting the work of the artist Amir Fattal. The book launch will be accompanied by the premiere of ‘From the End to the Beginning’, his new music performance based on ‘Liebestod’ from Richard Wagner’s opera ‘Tristan und Isolde’. The piece will be performed at 19h and atr 20h by the Zafraan Ensemble with soprano Dénise Beck and conducted by Holly Mathieson.
Kunstquartier Bethanien / Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / free entry / more info
20.00 Scheitern Magazin release party @ Bar Babette
WHY: The new German Scheitern Magazin is launched with the concept of examining the subject of failure. The monothematic magazine features literal, essayistic and lyrical texts, as well as various artistical approaches. It will be published in a small, limited print, and as a free online edition. The release party with a lecture and a concert will be held at the Bar Babette.
Bar Babette / Karl-Marx-Allee 36, 10178 Ber¬lin, U6 Schillingstrasse / free entry / more info
19.00 Openings @ Künstlerhaus Bethanien
WHY: Künstlerhaus Bethanien has a generous pre-Easter offer – an opening with six exhibitions by the residents Soren Thilo Funder, Alona Rodeh, Iza Tarasewicz, as well as the artists Sofie Bird Møller, former KB resident Tibor Horváth, Adam Saks, and Fabrizia Vanetta. Expect painted historical engravings, a video adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's novel, a life-sized replica of Viktor Orbán, a time-based installation, objects, paintings, and drawings.
Künstlerhaus Bethanien / Kottbusser Strasse 10, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / open through 18.05 / free entry / more info
19.00 Gabi Künne & Sabine Tress - Get It, Got It, Good @ Galerie Axel Obiger
WHY: In this exhibition, the painter Sabine Tress and the sculptor Gabriele Künne put the visual dialogue into play, which allows something new and unexpected to arise. The specific arrangement of the works results in unique ideas; between construction and destruction, order and chaos.
Galerie Axel Obiger /Brunnenstr. 29, 10119 Berlin, U8 Rosenthaler Platz / open through 10.05 / free entry / more info
19.00 Henna Rikka Halonen – Fictitious Entry @ uqbar
WHY: At uqbar, Henna-Riikka Halonen will develop a mindset of physical and fictional presence, revolving around the notion of fictitious entry, aiming to find possible entries to approach political or institutional presents. The artist is testing tensions between performers, audience, and the artist, using a wide range of historical and cultural references.
uqbar / Schwedenstr. 16, 13357 Berlin, U Osloer Str. / open through 30.04 / free entry / more info
20.00 Natacha Mankowski - Space Oddity @ Das Gift
WHY: Space oddity explores our actuals modes of representations of space. Through a series of sketches and oils paintings, Natacha Mankowski tries to engage in news ways of thinking the built. From her architectural backgroung, she uses modeling, 3D representation or photo-montage to develop the possibilities of the traditional medium of painting. Between fantasies and real world representations, the paintings recall the experience of spaces associated to entertainment.
Das Gift / Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Berlin, U7 Rathaus Neukölln / open through 20.04 / free entry / more info
19.00 Cristopher Kline – O.K. @ Grimmuseum
WHY: O.K. is the first manifestation of Cristopher Kline's ongoing project about the identity and history of a small upstate New York community, his hometown of Kinderhook. The exhibition integrates elements from local history and the visual and performing arts in humorous, tactile and surreal installations. At the opening there will also be a performance activating the settings; starting at 20h.
Grimmuseum / Fichtestrasse 2, 10967 Berlin, U8 Schönleinstr. / open through 01.06 / free entry / more info
21.30 Wolf & Fortschritte play Future Pop @ Altes Finanzamt
WHY: Pay a visit to Altes Finanzamt for an extraordinary evening of sonic explorations and social chattering; a "one and only event celebrating the joy of uniqueness", with the musicians Pedro Lopez and Bruno Pernadas.
Altes Finanzamt / Schönstedtstraße 7, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukolln / more info