Winter is coming, and it's really not a big deal. The rumor has it that the art crowd around here is warm and welcoming (and maybe a little tipsy). So let's gather together and get cosy in the hottest art spots of our lovely city!
19.00 Eye Eat You @ Platform Berlin
WHY: Pola Esther is a photographer from Poland and based in NYC. PLATFORM Berlin will be showing a series of 11 photographs presented in five separate installations 18.11 to 03.01. The installations will change approximately every ten days to create a sequential narrative of Pola's explorations in sensuality, nourishment and arousal.
Platform-Berlin / U-Bahn station Kleistpark, 10827 Berlin / open through 09.12 / more info
19.00 Transitional Justice @ Meinblau Projektraum
WHY: "Transitional Justice" follows as the second part of a series of events regarding the issue of “society in transition”. It consists of an exhibition with works by Chan Sook Choi, performance by 11 Dance Project, and a conference. Chan Sook Choi will present video works that are based on biographical transitions as motivated by upheavals of political systems, and their influences on private life. The "PungJungGak" series by 11 Dance Project is telling the universal story about humanity and the localisation of people. The conference will take place on the following Saturday from 17h on at NON Berlin.
Meinblau Projektraum / Christinenstrasse 18-19, 10119 Berlin, U Senefelderplatz / open through 29.11 / free entry / more info
18.00 Light and Heavy @ HilbertRaum
WHY: The works collected in this group exhibition curated by David Benforado at HilbertRaum present different aspects of the concepts of Light and Heavy, bringing the attention to their complex and dichotomous nature. The exhibition focuses on the diverse meanings and applications of light and heavy, pertaining both to the physical and the conceptual worlds. The show aims to reveal the separateness of light from heavy, while at the same time exposing their mutual relation: one loses meaning without the other.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 29.11 / free entry / more info
19.00 Es war einmal - Erzählungen aus dem Wintergarten @ Scotty Enterprises
WHY: In this exhibition, Karen Linnenkohl and Sabine Linse play with a wild mixture of possibility, reality and imagination. Here, nature, plants and rampant growth intertwine with occasional human intervention and consequences. Some of these interventions have already happened; visitors are welcome to add others. At times it remains unclear whether it is more an unexpectet drift of nature. Sense, nonsense, the imaginable, and things which have escaped human imagination.
Scotty Enterprises / Oranienstr. 46, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 12.12 / free entry / more info
19.00 Astral Dust Astral @ Grimmuseum
WHY: Grimmuseum presents the first solo exhibition by Matyáš Chochola in Berlin. In his artistic practice, Chochola combines contemporary influences of the Internet culture and computer animation with contrasting imagery of shamanistic and spiritual experiences. In "Astral Dust Astral", topics of tribal cultures, totemic animals and rituals guide through the exhibition, while performances by Chochola himself as well as czech artists, performers and musicians, invited by the curator Jen Kratochvil, create new rhythmicized and performative scenes within the space.
Grimmuseum / Fichtestr. 2, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / open through 31.01 / free entry / more info
18.00 Dictionary of Now: #1 Jonas Mekas - "Time" @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt
WHY: Dictionary of Now“ series of events focuses on a central concept of our time, surveyed anew in all its complexity by one or more representatives of the arts and sciences. In the first event, Jonas Mekas in conversation with Bernd Scherer, publisher Anne König, and media scientist Christian Hiller will explore the question of how historiography and the subjective “now” can be set in relation to one another. Excerpts from Mekas' films will be shown, as well as his 365 Day Project (on view until 30.11).
Haus der Kulturen der Welt / John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, S+U Brandenburger Tor, Bus 100 / €5 / more info
19.00 Attitudes @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: The group exhibition "Attitudes" conveys how socio-political commitment reflects in the artistic work of recipients of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung grant. With photography and video, artists can react immediately to sociopolitical upheaval at national or international level. They also pose questions about their own identity in a rapidly changing world. Plastic works and installations complete the exhibition.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 10.01 / free entry / more info
18.00 Ornella Fieres – "Looks like you tried to go somewhere that does not exist" @ Sexauer Gallery
WHY: Ornella Fieres toys with our senses and wits. The artist takes analogue and digital photographs, of reality and of images, deceiving our viewing patterns and expectations, while showing that we, children of the internet age, can cope with that insecurity without a problem. “Looks like you tried to go somewhere that does not exist” is what a computer says after clicking on a link whose target page has already been erased from the Internet’s memory. This sentence should remind us of the fact that behind the virtual universe there is a real human being which has programmed the very same thing.
Sexauer Gallery / Streustr. 90, 13086 Berlin, Station Friesickestraße Straßenbahn 12 & M13 / open through 09.01 / free entry / more info
19.00 Appropriating Language #12: Strange Children @ Maniere Noire
WHY: The exhibition "Strange Children" is a tribute to Ana Maria Matute, considered to be one of the foremost novelists of the Spanish postwar literature. The curator, Holger Stark, who has been continuously inspired by Matute’s books, puts together for this show works of four artists, in which he senses a similar atmosphere to the one the writer created in her novels.
Maniere Noire / Waldenserstr. 7A, 10551 Berlin, U Birkenstr. / open through 24.11 / free entry / more info