The Berlin Art Week is over, but we have in fact just started to party arty in the Fall/Winter fashion. Think of the last week as the inauguration of the new season, which now continues with the Month of Photography taking over 130 art spaces across Berlin. That, and the good old regular exhibiton openings, screenings, book launches, performances, concerts, artist talks, readings,...
19.00 Lisa Sterz – „LOVE.“ – book launch @ SomoS
WHY: Last year in July, artist Lisa Stertz presented a three-day performance series titled „LOVE“ at SomoS, which constituted the practical part of her M.A. thesis pursued in her studies program The theoretical component has now been published by the Akademikerverlag. To celebrate this occasion, SomoS hosts the book launch of „LOVE.“.. Lisa Stertz will introduce her work, and exhibit documentation of the performance series.
SomoS / Kottbusser Damm 95, 10976 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / more info
18.00 Data Mining Kiosk – Act III @ Geschützte Grünanlage
WHY: „Data Mining Kiosk“ by Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez and Kirsten Palz is a collective work and exchange format on sculptures and concepts of perceptions, exploring various reflective understandings of surveillance principles and practices involving observation as an act.. The exhibition was presented at nationalmuseum with the first of seven acts. The third act takes place at Geschützte Grünanlage under the title „Tropical Picnic“.
Geschützte Grünanlage / Bundesnachrichtendienst, enter at Habersaathstraße 19-27, 10115 Berlin, U Naturkundemuseum / free entry / more info
18.00 Freisetzungen (Pop Up Volume 13) @ Toscana-Halle
WHY: For its 13th Pop Up event edition, Toscana-Halle hosts a double exhibition with paintings by Klaus Decker, and drawings by Oliver Barlen. The two artists show recent large-format works exploring the range between minimal and abstraction, coincidence techniques, and artistic dexterities. The exhibition will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, with the finissage taking place on Sunday October 2nd from 16h on.
Toscana-Halle / Neumagener Str. 25, 13088 Berlin / fopen through 02.10 / free entry / more info
19.00 „Exile“ / „The Snake in the Jar“ – Book Reading, Artist Talk & Film Screening @ HilbertRaum
WHY: Next in the „Tuesdays @ Hilbertraum“ series of events brings us screening of the film „The Snake in the Jar“ by Luci Lux, which is described as a visual free-jazz flow of stream-of-consciousness images, composed of memories, photos, Super-8 snippets, Youtube and Video-snippets, that questions our habits related to storytelling. Stefan Roloff will be reading from his novel in progress, "Exile", which tells about his forced stay on the island of Tenerife as a young man.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / free entry / more info
19.00 Hannes Wiedemann - „Grinders“ - Book Launch @ Loris
WHY: Berlin-based photographer Hannes Wiedemann photographed the US-american bodyhacking community working on developing devices and gadgets to implant into their own bodies, becoming guinea pigs of a transhuman future. Today the age-long myth of enhancement, the future, and innovation is predominantly illustrated via aesthetics of smooth interfaces. Wiedemann counters this with make-shift arrangements, dirty interiors, and ruthless high-resolution images of corporality.
Loris / Potsdamer Str. 65, 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstr. / open through 22.10 / free entry / more info
19.00 European Month of Photography Berlin @ Various locations (Opening: C/O Berlin)
WHY: Throughout October,the European Month of Photography introduces a full spectrum of historical and contemporary photography. For one month, museums, cultural institutions, galleries, project spaces, embassies, and photography schools in Berlin and Potsdam present about 130 exhibition projects and events, providing new insights into photography. This year, EMOP Berlin opens the festival with the EMOP Opening Days from September 29 to October 02 at C/O Berlin.
C/O Berlin / Hardenbergstr. 22, 10623 Berlin, S+U Zoologischer Garten / more info
20.00 Work Work Work @ Leipziger Strasse 63
WHY: In the exhibition „Work Work Work“, recent Berlin- and Wrsaw-based graduates rethink and re-introduce their diploma works to create a vigorous, hive-like space where they come together virtually and actually. The exhibition takes place simultaneously in both locations, and is connected through live streaming, which calls for consideration of our perception and understanding of space in a post-internet world.
Leipziger Strasse 63,10117 Berlin, U Stadtmitte / open through 01.10 / free entry / more info
18.00 Arthur Cohen – „Just Bulls“@ HilbertRaum
WHY: HilbertRaum presents a group of life-size paintings of rodeo bulls by NY-based artist, Arthur Cohen. Cohen has created these works without the use of brushes or other traditional painting tools, devising instead a technique best described as highly skilled finger painting. In the works exhibited, Cohen enacts the historically uneasy relationship between subject matter and art. The flailing bulls are trapped by the physical limits of the canvas, struggling to escape from the language of painting while becoming just another compositional element.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 09.10 / free entry / more info
19.00 Cosmin Bumbuţ – „Bumbata“ @ Romanian Cultural Institute
WHY: Cosmin Bumbuţ spent 4 years taking pictures at Aiud Penitentiary in Romania, witnessing all sorts of happy, sad, and absurd events. He tried to get close to the inmates, and photograph them without without making them look like monsters or victims, but exactly the way they were - mockers, ostentatious, nostalgic, or God-fearing. During his last visit at Aiud, he photographed a file labeled “Literary works of prisoners”, as well as the handwritten copy of the prison magazine. Mixing the prisoners' texts with his photos became the narrative for this project.
Romanian Cultural Institute / Reinhardtstr. 14, 10117 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 16.11 / free entry / more info
19.00 Miho Shimizu & Øyvind Renberg – „Möbius“ @ Uqbar
WHY: As part of the series „deepspace eins sechs“, uqbar presents the exhibition „Möbius“ by the artist duo Miho Shimizu and Øyvind Renberg. An extinct ammonite sea mollusk is the model for a set piece in their film, „Möbius“, initially produced for the exhibition at Damsgård Manor in Bergen, Norway. Over the last 8 months the artists have worked both on location at the manor, and at the Uferstudios in Berlin. For this exhibition they combine the new work with the main set piece, the three meter tall, spiraling Ammonite Staircase, and other props.
Uqbar / Schwedenstr. 16, 13357 Berlin, U Osloer Str. / open through 29.10 / free entry / more info