Festival mode on: the annual celebration of all-things-Neukölln meets the first Berlin Food Art Week, while over a hundred films are being shown at Les Rencontres Internationales, and about two hundred art publications presented at Miss Read. All that in an exciting mix with the good old exhibition openings and one-night-performances.
19.00 Sanctuary @ L’atelier-ksr
WHY: “Sanctuary” is a performative evening within the group exhibition “BlueMajik”, lead by Hanne Lippard and Caique Tizzi. Hanne Lippard explores the voice as a medium. Her work is conveyed through a variety of disciplines such as film, audio, and performance. Caique Tizzi is the co-founder of Agora collective, which places its interest on investigating the development of social art practice, experimental methods of group work, and interdisciplinary processes.
L’atelier-ksr / Grossbeerenstr. 34, 10965 Berlin, U Mehringdamm / free entry / more info
20.00 Itinerant interlude #26: Seth Josel, Banjo @ L40
WHY:” Itinerant Interludes” presents short performative interpolations by outstanding musicians in select galleries and institutions throughout Berlin. For #26, renowned banjo-man Seth Josel will play at, in, around, and on Michael Beutler’s site-specific installation “Wechselstuben” as a part of “Make City: Festival for Architecture and Urban Realities”.
L40 (corner Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. / Almstadtstr.), 10178 Berlin, U Rosa--Luxemburg-Platz / more info
18.00 How to Read in the Dark? @ Grimmuseum
WHY: The touring exhibition "How to Read in the Dark?" present 20 contemporary Lappish artists. The exhibition, curated by the Estonian artist and curator Tanel Rander, engages with the idea of darkness from different perspectives; in its physical, social, and metaphoric sense. It relates with the location of Lapland, but also with the ongoing geopolitical reality in Europe, which could be seen as the arrival of a new dark era.
Grimmuseum / Fichtestr. 2, 10967 Berlin, U Schonleinstr. / open through 26.07 / free entry / more info
18.00 Mount Analogue @ Invaliden1
WHY: “Mount Analogue” takes inspiration from the title of René Daumal's novel. Translated into a group show, “Mount Analogue” checks the limits of the knowledge, the belief and the truth through the artworks by Rafel G. Bianchi, Martin Llavaneras and Teresa Solar Abboud. Their works are linked by the main concepts of the project: the narrative and metaphysical speculation about the artistic fact, and the fascination for Daumal's literature.
Invaliden 1 / Schönleinstraße 25, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstraße / open through 01.08 / free entry / more info
18.00 No Lightning Strikes the Nettle @ HilbertRaum
WHY: The exhibition “No Lightning Strikes the Nettle” celebrates Midsummer as a tender moment full of promise, anxiety, and immanent change, epitomized in the works of artists Ulu Braun, Christina Kral, Niina Lehtonen Braun, Pasi Mäkelä, and Vieno Motors. The artists observe the mundane life and order in the city, and propose parallel views that defeat reality and challenge established notions of beauty and belonging., with a particular focus on details that are likely to be dismissed.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 28.06 / free entry / more info
10.00 Berlin Food Art Week @ Entretempo Kitchen Gallery + Various locations
WHY: The first Berlin Food Art Week brings together galleries, art spaces, restaurants and cafes. Organized by Entretempo Kitchen Gallery, the week focuses on discovering the different connections art can make with food, and presents a wide panorama of modern and contemporary art. BFAW also shows design, photography, collages, performances, food experiences and books related to the topic. It is the first pioneer event in this field, and invites art lovers and foodies to join this celebration feast.
Entretempo Kitchen Gallery / Senefelderstr. 29, 10437 Berlin, S Prenzlauer Allee / ongoing until 26.06 / more info
18.00 Dan Mihaltianu – Liquid Economy @ NR Projects
WHY: Taking as its starting point the political and social power of the tradition of self-distilled alcohol in many parts of the world, Dan Mihaltianu’s“ Liquid Economy” is a term and an artistic practice that looks at alternative or fluctuating economies inside the global hegemonic paradigms of official discourse. For Berlin Food Art Week, a site-specific intervention will see the latest aspect of this work-in-progress.
NR Projects / Bergstrasse 22, 10115 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz – S Nordbahnhof / open through 17.07 / free entry / more info
18.00 The Human Apparatus @ KLEMM’S
WHY: “The Human Apparatus” gathers a selection of artists from various generations whose work is deeply engaged in a fundamental (re-)assessment of the photographic image and its representation. Consequently they have left behind traditional boundaries, discourses and conventions to align the medium’s fundamentals with properties more associated with other classical genres. What links the artists together is a common shift from ‘taking’ a photograph to ‘making’ a photograph—essentially reinventing the medium according to a completely different societal context.
KLEMM’S / Prinzessinnenstr. 29, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 01.08 / free entry / more info
11.00 Les Rencontres Internationales @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt
WHY: Over one hundred heretofore unreleased films from 40 countries, many in their German premiere, make up the heart of this year’s film and art festival, which involves artists and filmmakers known around the world, as well as young talents whose works have never before been seen in Berlin. In addition to the film screenings, the public is invited to attend workshops, panel discussions, and conversations with international artists, filmmakers, and experts to discover and reflect on new documentary, fictional, and multimedia approaches.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt / John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, S+U Brandenburger Tor, Bus 100 / ongoing until 28.06 / free entry / more info
17.00 MISS READ 2015 @ Akademie der Künste
WHY: Miss Read returns with a wide selection of the most interesting artist/authors and publishers who will show their books. Over the years, Miss Read has invited about 200 contemporary artists/authors, periodicals by artists, and art publishers. The sixth edition of this charming art book fair will be accompanied by a series of lectures, discussions, book launches, and workshops exploring the boundaries of contemporary publishing, and the possibilities of the book.
Akademie der Künste / Hanseatenweg 10 / Halle 1, 10557 Berlin, S Bellevue / open through 28.06 / free entry / more info
19.00 48 Hours Neukölln @ Various locations
WHY: Guided by the principle of access for all, 48 Hours Neukölln mobilizes the local artists, and gives the opportunity to various artistic and socio-cultural projects to stand in the limelight. Artists' studios and other private spaces will be open to the public, as well as spaces such as courtyards, cellars, stairwells, gardens, and private flats used for participatory projects and installations. This year the festival theme is “S.O.S. – Art saves the world”, and the main question is – what can be accomplished through art?
48 Hours Neukölln / ongoing until 28.06 / more info
18.00 Donna Huanca & Przemek Pyszczek – Muscle Memory @ Peres Projects
WHY: Peres Projects presents a two-person exhibition with new works by Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca and Polish-Canadian artist Przemek Pyszczek. Both artists create work that draws from their experiences of social and cultural displacement as first generation North Americans. New paintings and a performance by Huanca, and sculptural forms by Pyszczek both relate to the human body as well as question social control and veracity of memory.
Peres Projects / Karl Marx Allee 82, 10243 Berlin, U Weberwiese / open through 08.08 / free entry / more info