Alright, party's over – time to fly back from the heights of the sparkly (albeit underwhelming) artworld Olympics, and give some love to your local project space. Spree might not have the charm of the Venetian canals, but a true romantic will cheer to life and art even with a Sterni on the shady side of the Ufer.
19.00 Eric Winkler - „Robben & Winkler“ @ Galerie im Turm
WHY: For the exhibition "Robben & Winkler" the Berlin artist Eric Winkler creates a collection of clothing pieces as a tribute to Berlin's long-standing car rental company Robben & Wientjes. „Robben & Winkler“ is a haute couture and pret-à-porter; it combines Berlin's own styles in fringes, cuts, labels and accessories. Eric Winkler gives his own biographical and romantic connection to Robben & Wientjes in the clothing, as well as the remarkable resistance of the popular car rental.
Galerie in Turm / Frankfurter Tor 1, 10243 Berlin, U Weberwiese / open through 09.07 / more info
18.00 Speisekino Moabit: Food & Footage + Exhibition @ ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
WHY: ZK/U presents the group exhibition „Autostop“. For this project, various artists from around Europe, actively engaging in hitchhiking, were asked to present a work connected with this topic. The project consists of videos, performances, photographs, objects, film screenings, texts, and discussion. The exhibition is part of Speisekino Moabit night, which also includes dinner, discussion, guided tour, and screening of the film „Avé “ by Konstantin Bojanov.
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin, S+U Westhafen / more info
19.00 Mare Nero Nr.0 Release Party @ Neon Kunst
WHY: The new independent publishing platform Mare Nero celebrates its beginning and the release of their first issue, "Mare Nero Nr.0", featuring works of Nicola Fucili and Federico Gargaglione. At the event, the process that was used for the creation of Mare Nero will be exhibited, and a number of Nr.0 copies will be up for sale. Come greet the new creative team and join in for the party.
Neon Kunst / Herrfurthstr. 23, 12049 Berlin, U Boddinstr. / more info
19.00 SEEDS (Planted By Other Women Inside My Head) @ Romanian Cultural Institute
WHY: The exhibition „SEEDS (Planted By Other Women Inside My Head)“ is an artistic-curatorial experiment by Larisa Cruțeanu. The author alternates between the caring, channeling and contextualising other artists’ work on one side, and creating new works in resonance with her research and curatorial activity on the other side. The exhibition is composed of works realised as a reply to various conversations and personal or work-related experiences with the artists Xandra Popescu, Alina Popa, Sonja Hornung, and Karolina Bielawska.
Romanian Cultural Institute / Reinhardtstr. 14, 10117 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 28.07 / more info
19.00 Madelen Isa – "Working Class Heroes – Three concepts of relativity" @ Das Gift
WHY: In her solo show in Das Gift, Madelen Isa will present a film installation titled „Working Class Heroes: three concepts of relativity". These three chapters reflect on different realities that we experience, as well as their relationship with one another. The installation invites you to a journey through different perspectives and measurements that confront the value of existence.
Das Gift / Donaustr. 119, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / open through 28.05 / more info
18.00 Amelie Grözinger & Alex Lebus – „Noble Surface“ @ Circle1
WHY: In their exhibition titled „Noble Surface“, the Berlin-based artists Amelie Grözinger and Alex Lebus question “reality” which cannot be defined as such and manifests itself in possibilities of different realities. The title of the exhibition suggests industrial character, efficiency, luster, and perfection, which is confirmed with minimalist and cool mirror works by Lebus, and Grözinger's folding works made of silver paper. In this show the artists are prepared for disagreement and for the deconstruction of the normal.
Circle1 / Mittenwalder str. 47, 10961 Berlin, U Gneisenaustr. / open through 29.07 / more info
19.00 Transactions – About the value of artistic labour @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: With a wide-ranging accompanying program, the exhibition offers a platform for discourse, aimed at illuminating and challenging various aspects of the relationship between artistic practices and the current financial system. Haus am Lützowplatz shows works that reflect, uncover, or even embody the underlying structures of capitalist exchange. The artworks will not offer any answers, but rather challenge and accelerate thought processes. Potential contradictions arising from the arrangement and juxtaposition of the works are anticipated.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 20.08 / more info
17.00 Titus Schade @ Galerie EIGEN + ART
WHY: The works of Titus Schade examine the nature of the picture and the pictorial space. In sceneries that suggest stage settings, Schade unfolds places that seem to be both models and theatrical situations, imagining a wide spectrum of very different architectures and props that invite the beholder looking at his canvases to explore a private universe.
Galerie EIGEN + ART / Auguststr. 26, 10117 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 08.07 / more info