Laura McLardy (performing and exhibiting at Berlin Art Prize, 22.06-29.07)
Summer is evidently here, but we're not giving up on Berlin. Fortunately, we're not the only ones - there is still plenty of happenings in Berlin, with a high concentration on Saturday. Don't miss the very first Berlin Art Prize and other interesting recommended events. Holidays are approaching and you just might miss all that city fuss.
19.00 Sonja Hornung – Emptying Flags @ Haus am Köllnischen Park
WHY: Following last year's extensive exhibition project with Robert Montgomery, Neue Berliner Räume presents a new summer project Empyting flags by Berlin based artist Sonja Hornung. The first flag-raising is taking place on June 20 in front of the historic Haus am Köllnischen Park. Everyone is invited to join and find out what this project described with a single sentence - „These flags have no meaning“ – is all about.
Haus am Köllnischen Park / Am Köllnischen Park 6-7, 10179 Berlin; U2 Märkisches Museum/ S Jannowitzbrücke/ U8 Heinrich-Heine-Straße / more info
18.00 Liebscher Lehanka Floating Academy @ Satellit Berlin
WHY: A show with a description that sounds like a weird dream might be a good starting point for Friday evening. Liebscher Lehanka Floating Academy is said to be a three-day floating university camp in and around Berlin. The rafts of 9 Liebscher Lehanka fleet are moored as a floating hotel, and the home port of the show is the gallery Satellit Berlin.
Satellit Berlin / Halle am Wasser. Invalidenstrasse 50/51, Berlin 10557, Berlin Hauptbahnof / U6 Naturkundemuseum / show open through / free entry / more info
17.00 UNGEMÜTLICH @ Shift
WHY: The principal idea of UNGEMÜTLICH is exactly what the title says („Uncomfortable“), along with the general ideas of body, empathy, contemporality, individuality of the place of the event and the individual work of the participants. Each artist is performing his/her work/media but with the aim of collaboration. The visual aspect of one work is supposed to link to the other, as the music might do too. An event as unpredictable as it gets also has an open end, which says expect surprises all night long.
Shift / Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin, Germany, U8 Heinrich-Heine Strasse / free entry / more info
18.00 HELGA EDITH GENG – auf der stelle geht es nicht weiter @ Thore Krietemeyer
WHY: Thore Krietemeyer Gallery shows paper and spatial drawings by the artist Helga Edith Geng. Expect to see some delicate airy pieces with light hints of colour. The artist speaks in a visual language that will leave a refreshing feeling in these hot summer days.
Thore Krietemeyer / Großbeerenstraße 83, Berlin 10963, U1/ 7 Möckernbrücke / show open through 31.08 / free entry / more info
18.00 Berlin Art Prize @ Aqua Carré Berlin
WHY: The newly established Berlin Art Prize is an independent annual award for contemporary art from Berlin that aims to support the artists without being tied to an institution. The prize is awarded by a jury of various experts from the Berlin art scene. Saturday is the day when the award ceremony takes place with an exhibition opening and performances by nominees Carl Schilde/Heavylistening and Laura McLardy. We're excited to see who gets the glory.
Aqua Carré Berlin / Lobeckstr. 30-35, Berlin, U8 Moritzplatz / show open through 29.07/ free entry / more info
19.00 Jeremy Shaw @ Schinkel Pavillon
WHY: In the exhibition Variation FQ, Jeremy Shaw will premiere his latest work - a 16mm film that places the transgender vogue dancer, Leiomy Maldonado, within the aesthetics of Norman McLaren's 1968 ballet film "Pas de deux". A program of evening events including screenings and a talk with Marc Glöde will accompany the exhibition, introducing various visual and social elements that are touched upon by Shaw's film. For the visitors it will be an oportunity to get to know more about the artist and the work, and to generate a discourse around it.
Schinkel Pavillon / Oberwallstrasse 1, 10117 Berlin, U2 Hausvogteilplatz / show open through 21.07 / free entry / more info
20.00 Knut Eckstein / finissage and movie night @ Vincenz Sala Berlin
WHY: For the closing of their current exhibition of works by Knut Eckstein, Vincenz Sala will show two films: „John Cage | documentation and music“ and „Fugazi | Instrument : a film by Jem Cohen. A documentation about the post punk and hardcore band from Washington D.C.“. We appreciate a good choice and look forward to see these movies in a friendly space located outside the usual gallery routes.
Vincenz Sala / Helmstedter Str.8, Berlin 10717, U Berliner Strasse or Güntzelstrasse / free entry / more info