Temperatures are rising, but Berlin does not seem to slow down. Along with a thick list of art-related events, this week there are various summer-y festivals and celebrations that will make you feel like a tourist falling in love with Berlin all over again.
20.30 PICTURE BERLIN: artist talk w/ Hester Oerlemans @ tête
WHY: PICTURE BERLIN is a hybrid residency / art academy dedicated to dialoguing on art and photography. This week, Hester Oerlemans will speak about her work and her curatorial practice by way of her project space OZEAN, which was recently awarded as one of the best project spaces / initiatives in Berlin. Prepare for this interesting artist talk by reading the interview for Bpigs.
tête / Schönhauser Allee 161a, 10435 Berlin, U2 Senefelder Platz / free entry / more info
14.00 REGENERATE14 @ Generator Hostel
WHY: "REGENERATE14" will challenge a set of artists and musicians, selected by the Lab Magazine, to create a one-of-a-kind interactive experience within the concept of 'shared spaces' - how we live and work alongside each other. Happening across four days, with daytime and nightime occasions - art, interactive installations, workshops, live music, pop-up gigs, themed rooms, food, drinks, soundscapes & rooftop terraces - this little feelgood festival will hardly disappoint.
Generator Hostel / Oranienburger Straße 65, 10117 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 20.07 / free entry / more info
19.00 After the Delay @ L40
WHY: "After the Delay" is a group exhibition curated by Hendrik Moehler. It features five artists from diverse backgrounds, such as writing, video, installation, painting, and sound. The variety od disciplines makes it that much more interesting - check out the unusual shared result of this mixed collaboration on a common project.
L40 / Linienstrasse 40, 10119 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / open through 25.07 / free entry / more info
19.00 Rundgang @ Berlin University of the Arts
WHY: Every year, Berlin's University of the Arts opens its workshops, ateliers, studios, and rehearsal rooms to the public, providing an opportunity to meet the young artists. From Thursday till Sunday, there will be plenty of things to keep you entertained. Most of the studios and workshops will be open to the public, and in the main hall, the Fine Art master class will show their works. Make sure not to miss the open air party on Thursday, with lots of bars, live music, and performances.
Universität der Künste Berlin / Hardenbergstraße 33, 10578 Berlin, S + U Zoologischer Garten / open through 20.07 / free entry / more info
19.00 Typologien @ Galerie Pavlova
WHY: In their third exhibition, Galerie Pavlova is presenting the work of five unique Berlin-based photographers. Coincidentally, each of these photographers has made a project, often referred to as a Typology, built around the documentation and cataloguing a specific subject. The opening is a rare opportunity in Galerie Pavlova to meet the artists, and we hope it also means that Ali (Berlin's fashion hero who inspired Zoe Spawton to make the photo series "What Ali Wore") will show up too.
Galerie Pavlova / Linienstrasse 116, 10115 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor - S Oranienburger Str / open through 30.08 / free entry / more info
20.00 Conor Clarke - In Pursuit of the Picturesque: In Pictures (Observations From New Zealand), 2013 - 14 @ Das Gift
WHY: Using Instagram as the contemporary version of an 18th century Claude glass, Conor Clarke roams the New Zealand landscape capturing sights, prospects, and vistas in the manner of a Picturesque enthusiast. Presented here are moments of pause within a journey through idyllic scenery, studded with family history. The show has a special recommendation in case you cannot afford a vacation - this way you can travel all the way to New Zealand!
Das Gift / Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / open through 20.07 / free entry / more info
16.30 Resonance Assembly. Composition for Factory @ District Kunst und Kulturförderung
WHY: In a series of concerts, a temporary ensemble consisting of musicians, cultural researchers, performers, and amateurs will literally play the factory. In this environment, formerly dominated by rhythms of industrial processing, their experiments will transform abandoned rooms, apparatuses, tools, and materials, into a special sonic adventure. Registration necessary - RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
District Kunst und Kulturförderung / Bessemerstr. 2-14, 12103 Berlin, U Alt Tempelhof - S Südkreuz / free entry / more info
20.00 Platoon Kunsthalle 2nd Anniversary: Platoon Circus @ Platoon Kunsthalle
WHY: After two years and more than 200 exciting events - from multimedia dance performances & installations, exhibitions, hackatons, live acts, to numerous spontaneous nights - Platoon Kunsthalle truly deserves an amazing party to celebrate. With a long music line-up, performances, visual art, special scenic design, and a special event theme (Platoon Circus), expect a great deal of fun surprises.
Platoon Kunsthalle / Schönhauser Allee 9, 10119 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / free entry / more info