The fallen leaves and cosy autumn colors should warn the bear in you that now is the time to go out and pile up the instagram snaps. Time to cuddle up and hibernate is soon, and you will be more than happy to slide through your photo stack when the winter starts to bite. We recommend to go right away; the week offers an exciting array of events.
19.00 Pornceptual Does SomoS @ SomoS
WHY: In conjunction with SomoS Art House, art-slash-porn agitators Pornceptual present an exhibition exploring diverse representations of sexuality in the art, which intersect with pornography during the PornFilmFestival Berlin. For those who haven't had the chance to familiarise with this fun-loving team: Pornceptual is developing art projects and environments that seek to de-contextualize pornography from the usual conventions and reinterpret arousal.
SomoS / Kottbusser Damm 95, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / open through 01.11 / free entry / more info
18.00 Framework 4: Across the Lines @ Insitu
WHY: Aiming to analyze different forms of relationships, ways of communication and possibilities to form connections, insitu hosts an exhibition that focuses on an unusual bond: for a certain period in their careers, Jennifer Oellerich and Prajakta Potnis developed almost the same works without knowing about each other - one living in Berlin, and the other in Mumbai, India. Great minds think alike, they say, and finally unite for this show. Do not miss the chance to witness their magical synchronicity in conversation with the curator, starting at 19h.
Insitu / Kurfürstenstrasse 21-22, 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstrasse / open through 29.11 / free entry / more info
18.30 Openhaus @ ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
WHY: ZK/U hosts another exciting evening of open studios, artists' presentations, screenings, and performances. Artists and researchers who are currently in residence are letting the visitors into their studios, to roam around and take a look at the finished works and work-in-progress, right where the magic is happening. The artists will present the projects they have developed during their time at ZK/U, and the visitors will have the chance to meet the residents to discuss their works.
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin, U Birkenstrasse / free entry / more info
19.00 "Freunde von Freunden - Friends" book launch @ Gestalten Pavilion
WHY: Everybody's friends Freunde von Freunden are launching their second book! It is officially celebrated this Thursday at Gestalten Pavilion, with a podium discussion, good music, good drinks, and good friends (plus everybody who feels that way). In other words: everybody is welcome, but you will need to RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org), and of course, put on your best suit for FvonF's stylish party.
Gestalten Pavilion / Bikini Berlin, 2nd Floor Garden, Budapester Straße 38–50, 10787 Berlin / free entry / more info
22.00 GRAND JETÉ 0.2 w/ Frank Bretschneider & Achterbahn D'Amour @ OHM Berlin
WHY: Grand Jeté is a series of electronic music events which take place at OHM Berlin on four Thursdays from September to December. Second in the row of Grand Jeté Thursdays presents live performance by Frank Bretschneider (raster-noton), along with a DJ set by Achterbahn D'Amour (acid test), the opening set by The VSQ, and video projections by Carolin Brandl. A joyful listening and dancing experience guaranteed for a rather symbolic fee.
OHM Berlin / Köpenicker Strasse 70, 10179 Berlin, U Heinrich-Heine Str. / €5 / more info
19.00 Raphaël Grisey - Amor e Progresso @ Uqbar
WHY: In his solo show "Amor e Progresso", Raphaël Grisey presents the newly produced video essay on the Templo da Humanidade ("Temple of Humanity") in Rio de Janeiro, one of the three still existing temples of the Positivist community in Brazil. His film presents documentary footage that brings us closer to the current state of the temple, the origins of Positivism, the associated "Religion of Humanity", and their transfer in the postcolonial Brazilian context.
Uqbar / Schwedenstr. 16, 13357 Berlin, U Osloer Str. / open through 23.11 / free entry / more info
20.00 Killing Time #2 @ Das Gift
WHY: After meeting at a gallery as artists in residence, Hildegard Skowash & Laura-Jane Atkinson continued their collaborative practice through the process led by exchange and responsive creative takeover of works. Their series of intuitive sculptural installations generated through cross-intervention will be continued and developed on site at Das Gift with a new body of work. An unpredictable variety of materials, colours, patterns, and forms will make the gallery space where they are "killing time" once again a wild source of inspiration.
Das Gift / Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / open through 26.10 / free entry / more info
20.00 Hören: CTM 2015 Prelude @ Volksbühne
WHY: Combining analogue synth mastery, algorithmic composition, multichannel sonic explorations, and forays into esoteric music research, this Prelude concert offers a taste ahead of the next CTM festival edition, bringing back several repeat festival collaborators in combinations that highlight a love of all things analogue and digital. Suzanne Ciani will join forces with Neotantrik (Andy Votel and Sean Canty of Demdike Stare), and Keith Fullerton Whitman will perform together with Mark Fell.
Volksbühne / Linienstr. 227, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / more info
16.00 Kasia Fudakowski - "Sticks and stones may break my bones but real estate always appreciates"
WHY: In an abandoned place near Südkreuz railway station, an area of increasing real estate speculation, an unusual scenario unfolds: a group of angry children intercepts a meeting between two real estate agents, proclaiming their participation in the future. Meanwhile, the audience is asked to re-evaluate a piece of wasteland as a potential plot for a home. This playful performance by Kasia Fudakowski is created specially for "The Forgotten Pioneer Movement" - a project by District Berlin, which explores the last pioneer generation between socialism and post-socialism.
Meeting Point: S-Bahnhof Südkreuz, Ausgang Schöneberg Hildegard-Knef-Platz 1, 10829 Berlin / more info