The unmissable CTM Festival mixes this week with an extensive list of art openings. Despite the unpopular winter time, we suggest enthusiastically not to miss the upcoming events!
19.00 Athi-Patra Ruga – The Future Women of Azania / The FWWOA @ SAVVY Contemporary
WHY: In the performance The Future White Women of Azania, Athi-Patra Ruga addresses an idea intimately linked to the fiction of Azania of the apartheid era - the myth of the South-African decolonialised arcadia. The performance is a part of the ongoing exhibition Dragons in Our Lives are Princesses (more info here). It is recommended to arrive earlier to see the show and stay late for the afterparty.
SAVVY Contemporary / Richardstrasse 20, 12043 Berlin, U7 Karl-Marx-Strasse / free entry / more info
19.00 Online / Offline: Encoding Everyday Life
WHY: Join Altes Finanzamt for the opening of "Online / Offline: Encoding Everyday Life", a project proposing an analysis of how technologies are introduced in the everyday life and how they change the configuration of relationships and encode our perception of the world. The group show is accompanied by two performances, starting at 19h.
Altes Finanzamt / Schönstedtstrasse 7, Berlin 12043, U7 Rathaus Neukölln / show open through 28.01 / free entry / more info
17.00 Lucy Powell & Ella Ziegler @ LoBe
WHY: The exhibition by Lucy Powell and Ella Ziegler explores the role and importance of chance. Whether in the sphere of art and creativity or in science and evolution, accidents have always driven processes of development. Lucy Powell shows a text piece routed in large letters into the gallery floor, which is contrasted by Ella Ziegler's photo series "Service - Chinese Porcelain - ca. 1755 - National Museum of East Asian Art, Stockholm, Sweden".
LoBe – London Berlin / Schererstrasse 7, 13347 Berlin, U9 Nauener Platz / show open through 02.02 / free entry / more info
18.30 Hadley+Maxwell - It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time @ Import Projects
WHY: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time is a video performance presented in an errant pedagogical mode. Beginning with applause and ending with snoring, the presentation confuses speculation and cartography in an attempt to animate our theatrical relationship to subjectivity. Spirits of both tragic and comedic personae like David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, and The Man without Qualities are summoned in support of a dramaturgy that situates each one of us beside ourselves.
Import Projects / Keithstrasse 10, 10787 Berlin, U1/2/3 Wittenbergplatz / free entry / more info
19.00 Vital Functions @ Kühlhaus Berlin
WHY: In collaboration with Kühlhaus Berlin, team titanic presents a sound & performance program in two parts for the upcoming issue Vital Functions. This Friday expect a jam-packed program with sonic adventures, site-frescos, performance premieres and an appropriate celebration accompanied by Berlin's DJ darlings. The kick-off event will be followed by a lecture & exhibition series opening on 31.01 at the gallery space in Neukölln.
Kühlhaus Berlin / Luckenwalder Strasse 3, 10963 Berlin, U1/U2 Gleisdreieck / €8 / more info
20.00 Tom Kobialka - Fail @ Das Gift
WHY: Tomasz Kobialka is apparently a painter who has failed at painting. For his first show at Das Gift, he will present a series of his failed works - not bad artworks per se, but works that have been abandoned, left behind and forgotten about. We encourage you to support Fail, because after all, failure is the secret to success.
Das Gift / Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Berlin, U7 Rathaus Neukolln / free entry / more info
19.00 CTM Festival - "Dis Continuity" @ Various Locations
WHY: The 15th anniversary edition of CTM - Festival for Adventurous Music and Arts - goes under the title "Dis Continuity" and zooms in on a range of musical pioneers whose curiosity and pursuit of new, idiosyncratic forms have kept them off the radar, even while their explorations and discoveries continue to influence how we create and experience music today. The festival’s mix of concerts and club events will be supported by an extensive daytime program of talks, workshops, exhibitions and more. Friday is the opening day with exhibition and performances at Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien (more info).
CTM 2014 - Dis Continuity / more info
19.00 Vlad Yurashko - Trapped In the Woods @ Kuckei + Kuckei
WHY: In his project titled "Trapped in The Woods", Vlad Yurashko uses methods of linguistic analysis in painting and attempts to retrieve etymology and some kind of a parent language as an archetypical symbol of the Slavonic soul, which, to his mind, is reflected in the image of the forest. In the new cycle about the Soviet Army, which he developed in the last two years, he processes the experiences he had 20 years ago during his military service in the Soviet Union.
Kuckei + Kuckei / Linienstrasse 158, 10115 Berlin, U8 Rosenthaler Platz / show open through / free entry / more info