Tips 18.08 - 28.08

Take our word and take it easy, for September will bring an overwhelming abundance of exciting things revolving around the Berlin Art Week. For the last summer days we've prepared a light list of events, with yet another lovely festival to wrap it all up.


FRIDAY 18.08

18.00 The Artists' Temporary Advertising Agency for Artists @ HilbertRaum

WHY: This summer, TATAAA  invites local Berlin artists to collaborate in the creation of ad spots promoting their talents. This gift to the artists will result in a targeted marketing action using the distribution channels of the art world to reach art audiences and professionals worldwide.

HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 27.08 / more info


18.00 Margaret Honda – „Spectrum Reverse Spectrum“ @ KW

WHY: Linking the spring and the autumn season at KW, the American artist and filmmaker Margaret Honda presents her colour-field film, „Spectrum Reverse Spectrum“ (2014). The screening is part of KW's new exhibition series, „Pause“, which focuses on singular artworks for a concentrated period of time in order to bridge relationships between the past, present and future.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art / Auguststr. 69, 10117 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / ongoing until 20.08 / more info


19.00 ∆ Film: ‘Divine Location’ (by Ulrike Franke & Michael Loeken) @ ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik

WHY: The former steel plant Phoenix-Ost, which once employed 18000 people, has given way to an artificial lake: the Phoenix Lake. “Divine Location” documents the progress of the construction work, and lets investors, builders, planners, and local residents have their say. A complex picture of gentrification arises that shows unemployment in the neighboring streets of the Phoenix Lake. The screening will be accompanied with a dinner (register via: speisekino(at)

ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstr. 27, 10551 Berlin, S Westhafen / more info



19.00 blow_hot_and_cold @ Import Projects

WHY: Do Something Good is a collective with a wide range of backgrounds, primarily focused on realising interactive experiences that arise at the cross section of art and technology; driven with the purpose of creating unique transformative experiences. Their interactive installation "blow_hot_and_cold" explores the relationship of individuals within a political system, the installation creates a physical space between the virtual swell of opinion and the individual.

Import Projects / Keithstr. 10, 10787 Berlin, U Wittenbergplatz / open through 24.09 / more info


FRIDAY 25.08

19.00 Group exhibition – „Tunnel below / Skyjacking above: deconstructing the border“ @ nGbK

WHY: Can border phenomena be examined as part of a larger neoliberal agenda implemented through a war of images, habituating us to increasingly violent realities? Artists familiar with different border contexts are invited to create and present work in the exhibition addressing the immediate impact of Border Regimes today, such as the growing barriers of Europe, the border between the USA and Mexico, and the militarized eco-system of the Jordan River.

neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst / Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / open through 01.10 / more info



19.00 Surya Gied – „Looking Into The Distance Becomes Difficult“ @ Galerie Wedding

WHY: In her solo exhibition of paintings, Surya Gied explores the feeling of fragmentation in the context of contemporary spiritual life modalities and the resulting abstraction of one's own identity. Since the age of digitalization, the human experience appears collaged. Gied's interdisciplinary painting deals with this fragmentation in the tension ratio of color surface and architectural space as well as with the removal of figures into an abstraction of the forms.

Galerie Wedding / Müllerstr. 146/147, 13353 Berlin, U Leopoldplatz / open through 23.09 / more info



18.00 Pop-Kultur Berlin @ Kulturbrauerei

WHY: Pop-Kultur festival is a showcase of established musicians and  talented newcomers, and a discursive space for pop music and culture allowing reflection, contextualization, and celebration. This year's edition is moving  to the Kulturbraierei for three days of concerts, worshops, exhibitions, readings, talks, and screenings. The festival will feature acts such as Abra, Alex Cameron, Arab Strap, Circuit des Yeux, Evvol, Gaika, Liars, Noveller, Young Fathers, i.a.

Kulturbrauerei / Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin, U Eberswalder Str. / ongoing until 25.08 / more info



19.00 Lucas Gutierrez & Protey Temen – "Knowledge Of" @ Aperto Raum 

WHY: "Knowledge Of" is an exhibition and dialogue of two artists, Lucas Gutierrez and Protey Temen, exploring the term 'knowledge' and the manner in which self-studies are structured within contemporary artistic approach. The opening will be followed by a group talk on methods of exchanging, archiving and visualization of artistic knowledge.

Aperto Raum / Sophienstr. 21, 10178 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 01.09 (by appointment) / more info

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