So many things to attend, so little time! Not all of them are essential to your attention, though. If you are, like us, struggling to catch up with all these exhibitions, fashion weeks, festivals, workshops and conferences, you might find our preview crucial to ploughing through next two weeks.
PS. Don't forget to #LookBackMarchForward on January 21! #WomensMarchBerlin
17.00 Threesome @ EIGEN + ART Lab
WHY: The exhibition „Threesome“ is a multimedia and interdisciplinary collaboration between Swiss artists Manon Wertenbroek, Christopher Füllemann and designer Julian Zigerli. Together they created a project that brought their artistic practices, knowledge and work in one exhibition. „Threesome“ is born out of the desire of experimenting with different mediums, exchanging professional skills, and sharing personal researches.
EIGEN + ART Lab / Torstr. 220, 10115 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 20.01 / more info
19.00 Eckhart Hahn - „Der schwarze Hund trägt bunt“ @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: Based on a high degree of craftsmanship, the motifs in Eckart Hahn's works are presented in full seriousness and attention to detail. Hahn is a virtuoso in the depiction of material, combined with a subtle lighting design that distinguishes the dull properties of acrylic paint's shine. The compositions are usually arranged stage-like, which allows an intimate encounter with the motifs that deny easy access because of their strangeness. The effect of novel combinations in the scenes approaches the world of dreams without appearing surreal.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nauener Platz / open through 08.04 / more info
18.00 Emelie Carlén – „Deep Acting“ @ Display
WHY: For its new exhibition cycle, Display presents Emelie Carlén's installation, „Deep Acting“, which is part of a long-term research run by the artist based on the investigation of desires, in relation to objects and experience, within cultural structures and behaviors. With its twin installation „Surface Acting“, it derives from the notion of emotional labor used to describe the deep or superficial integration of inner feelings, adopted in order to adjust oneself with social expectations. „Deep Acting“ will enter in dialogue with the installation „In-transparency“ and „Opacity“ by the guest artist Lou Mouw.
Display / Mansteinstr. 16, 10783 Berlin, S Yorckstr. / open through 28.01 / more info
19.00 Futo Akiyoshi - „All for one“ @ Sexauer Gallery
WHY: In his exhibition „All for one“, Futo Akiyoshi focuses on the tools for painting. For his series „something too much“ the artist uses as many tools as possible in one painting. By contrast, only a single color is selected for each work. The harmony of the image is composed not only by colors and shapes but also by various textures. These diversity, limitation, and harmony constitute the rule of this series, and the rule itself is the aim of these paintings.
Sexauer Gallery / Streustr. 90, 13086 Berlin, Tram 12 & M13 Friesickestr. / open through 24.02 / more info
19.00 Conference: Into Worlds. The Craft of Blurring Boundaries @ Haus der Berliner Festspiele
WHY: The conference „Into Worlds“ will explore three different areas of the immersive arts: physical techniques and crafts, spectacular entertainment formats, ranging from vertiginous funfair attractions to virtual reality, and spiritual mental practices between religious contemplation and meditative self-optimisation. Immersion is revealed to be an ambivalent movement. On the one hand, it stands for obliviousness of self or of the media, for spiritual exercise or ecstasy, but on the other, it gives cause for repudiation and critical reflection.
Haus der Berliner Festspiele / Schaperstr. 24, 10719 Berlin, U Spichernstr. / ongoing until 21.01 / more info
11.00 Art Grant Writing Seminar & Workshop @ Lacuna Lab
WHY: In two modules of Art Grant Writing Seminar & Workshop you will have to the opportunity to learn how to create a timeline and an efficient budget, and you will be able to exchange ideas and views with your peers, polish your application, and get equipped for your upcoming proposals. Grant Diagnosis Seminar (20.01) will give you the main perspective and tools to make a competitive grant application. Operation Workshop (21.01) is hands-on grant writing workshop for artists, artistic projects and applications for residency programs. More info & registration at email@example.com.
Lacuna Lab / Paul-lincke-ufer 44a, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / ongoing until 21.01 / more info
19.00 Check Out @ Import Projects
WHY: Over four evenings – 20, 23, 25 & 27 January – Import Projects introduces the series „Check Out“ as part of the Vorspiel, a citywide program of events before and during the transmediale and CTM festivals, and invites you to reflect on contemporary authorship and authority. The series will include themes such as Platform Capitalism vs. Sharing Economy, Mediation vs. Meditation, Self-Checkout vs. Obsession; with lecture performances, workshops performances and installations by artists Aram Bartholl, Dani Ploeger, Curver Thoroddsen and Alanna Lawley.
Import Projects / Keithstr. 10, 10787 Berlin, U Wittenbergplatz / more info
11.00 Women's March Berlin @ Brandenburger Tor
WHY: One year anniversary of Women's March is being celebrated worldwide this weekend. If in Berlin, do yourself a favor and join the march on Sunday from 11h on at the Brandenburger Tor. This protest demonstrates that women are still here and still fighting for equal pay for equal work, awareness of sexual assault and harassment, lack of equal representation in politics, reproductive rights and the right to choose. See you there.
Brandenburger Tor / S+U Brandenburger Tor / more info
19.00 „Right“ – Group Show @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: “Right” gathers artistic positions (Dellbrügge & de Moll, Peter Friedl. Shila Khatami, Daniel Knorr, Michaela Meise, Anna Meyer, Manfred Pernice, Stefanie von Schroeter, Silke Wagner, and Zentrum für politische Schönheit) that examine the current global problem of right-wing populism from different critical perspectives. Varying degrees of complexity formulate artistic discussions – the spectrum ranges from painting and sculpture to collage and conceptual art. Different aesthetics unite in questioning contribution of art to intelligent left-wing populism as a possible response to rampant right-wing.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nauener Platz / open through 04.03 / more info