OK, we hear you - Berlin Art Week was, indeed, exhausting in many ways. What might be the cure for art hangover though, is in fact - more art! Go get your next fix at any of the many upcoming events.
19.00 Lucy Powell – “If we were smarter and had thought things through more” @ MEINBLAU Projektraum
WHY: Artificial intelligence is born of the marriage of information and technology, and with this as its focus, the exhibition represents a further step in Lucy Powell's exploration of the cybernetic triangle of animal-human-machine.The exhibition also features a new artist book and sound installation. Special performances with a flying drone will take place at regular intervals during the opening.
Meinblau Projektraum / Christinenstrasse 18-19, 10119 Berlin, U Senefelderplatz / open through 27.09 / free entry / more info
18.00 Contemporary Algerian Photography @ HilbertRaum
WHY: HilbertRaum presents a group exhibition with five young artists from Algeria. The photographic positions of Yassin Belahsene, Hanane Hadj-Aissa, Lola Khalfa, Youcef Krache and Houssem Mokeddem examine Algeria of the present in the mirror of the past. The exhibited photographs give a small and differentiated overview about the dynamic photography scene of Algeria. The exhibition is curated by Feriel Bendjama.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr.31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 04.10 / free entry / more info
19.00 Appropriating Language #10 – Real Names @ Maniere Noire
WHY: During the ‘70s and ‘80s, Raul Meel was a representative of radical art in Estonia; nowadays he is a prominent figure in the national and international art scene. Meel’s artistic discourse is a hybrid, as it embraces different aspects of the avant-garde art. He sees himself as participating in an endless process, in which words are essential. By perpetually typing Estonian names, Raul Meel creates concrete poetries where geometry and language merge beautifully.
Manière Noire / Waldenserstraße 7A, 10551 Berlin, U Turmstr. / open through 06.10 / free entry / more info
19.00 Found in Translation @ Scotty Enterprises
WHY: Galleria Huuto (Helsinki) and the project space Scotty Enterprises (Berlin) are engaged in an artistic exchange, based on a process of translation of imagery. Each artist constructs a work that references a work of one of the artists from the other gallery. Thus, on display are the works resulting from this process of translating, interpreting, and being inspired by images, ideas, themes, thoughts and notions.
Scotty Enterprises / Oranienstr. 46, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 17.10 / free entry / more info
18.30 100 Years of Now @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt
WHY: “100 Years of Now” combines diagnoses of our times with scopes of action, explores the potentials of the past, and unlocks alternative futures. HKW’s four-year project will be launched with a congress from 30.09 till 04.10. The Opening spotlights the emergence and side-effects of normative notions of time, the planetary entanglement of technological, human, and natural forces, global political conflicts, and supposed side scenes of history.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt / John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, S+U Brandenburger Tor, Bus 100 / free entry / more info
19.00 “The Vacancy” Opening Party @ Projekthaus Friedrichstr. 124
WHY: ZEIT Magazin and Crone Berlin present a unique art experience in an unusual location in Mitte – at a hotel in Friedrichstrasse 124, which is currently in the process of renovation. For three weeks, the exhibition will gather 33 artists showing 33 positions in 33 rooms. An event tailor-made for the curious and the superstitious.
Friedrichstr. 124, 10117 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 21.10 / free entry / more info
18.00 Florian Japp – “Objekte 096” @ ROCKELMANN&
WHY: ROCKELMANN& presents “Objekte 096”, Florian Japp’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition space is consumed by a large-scale installation made up of multicolored brackets and links that crisscross and dictate the path you walk – mirroring the systems of control found in roads networks and airports. The gallery space is condensed to a game of lines and colors, evoking a claustrophobic reflex that seems excluding to the viewer.
ROCKELMANN& / Schönleinstr. 5, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / open through 06.12 / free entry / more info
19.00 Dominik Steiner – “Jauser-Baby” @ Vesselroom Project
WHY: Vesselroom Project presents the work of Dominik Steiner, with a selection of collages made from 2013 till present, as a unique collaboration with the gallery Cruise&Callas. In his collages, Steiner adds cut-outs from comic books, stickers, and other pictorial material from a child´s world and trash culture in order to form new imagery. The ease and speed of Steiner´s work is visible as a hybrid, as is the witty element.
Vesselroom Project / Adalbertstr. 4 (1.OG), 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / open through 30.10 / free entry / more info
19.00 Nicholas Norris "Jumpin‘ Off" @ Platform
WHY: Platform is a mobile art installation project on Berlin’s U-Bahn platform. It exhibits socially relevant art in unused and ordinarily commercial spaces on Berlin’s underground rail line, aiming to transform rider’s commute into reflection, delight and inspiration. "Jumpin’ Off" is an installation by the painter Nicholas Norris on the U7 line on the upper platform of the station Kleistpark. Join the opening from 19h till 22h for drinks, music, and a San Diego sunset.
Platform / U7 Kleistpark, 10827 Berlin / up until 30.10 / more info