In these troubled worrisome times, we recommend boosting your immune system with art and engaging ideas. No better place than Berlin to undergo this kind of therapy - here's where, when, and why.
19.30 Conversas Berlin #9 @ Naunynstr. 53
WHY: Conversas Berlin is a series of weekly informal meetings introducing different projects and discussing a variety of topics. Each meeting features 3 presentations; the 9th presents Yuka Sagai, a vegan/macrobiotic cook who will share some cooking tips, and serve homemade Japanese Miso and Kimchi. Lisa Overmann is a designer who will introduce Roller Derby, the athletic full-contact sport, and its passionate community. Lavinia Xausa is a photographer who will tell „A story of a Derivè“.
Naunynstr. 53, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info
17.00 Kai Schiemenz – „Stones“ @ Galerie EIGEN + ART
WHY: Kai Schiemenz focuses in his works on the city, space, and architecture and on the regulating function that these constructs carry out on people. His small-format sculptures are self-enclosed structures that combine digital techniques with natural materials like wood or paper. At the same time, they serve as models for spatially expansive installations and architectures for interiors and exteriors, in which Schiemenz uses lines of sight to construct spaces whose permeability enables them to involve the viewer directly.
Galerie EIGEN + ART / Auguststr. 26, 10117 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 07.01 / more info
19.00 Exchange @ Rockelmann&
WHY: ROCKELMANN & presents the group show „Exchange“ in collaboration with (AV17) GALLERY (Vilnius). The exhibition brings together the work of four well-known Lithuanian sculptors and installation artists. Culturally, the exhibition is an exchange of ideas between the two galleries located in different countries. Thematically, the artists’ works enact a visual and referential exchange between formal sculpture and more everyday, quotidian objects or materials.
Rockelmann& / Schönleinstr. 5, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / open through 28.01 / more info
19.30 „The Red Gaze“ – Lecture & Discussion @ Zilberman Gallery Berlin
WHY: The ongoing group show, "The Red Gaze“, presents paintings, drawings, poems, sculptures, videos, soundtracks, performances, and discussions, on the theme of 'the witness' (specifically 'the artist as witness') in times of duress and war. It combines works by Arnold Schoenberg and Pablo Picasso with a 17th century baroque sculpture, and works of artists from Damascus, Diyarbakir, Istanbul, Lahore, Vienna, and Berlin. The lecture and discussion will take place in the presence of the artist Sarkis, Prof. Uwe Fleckner, and Shulamit Bruckstein Çoruh, curator of the exhibition.
Zilberman Gallery Berlin / Goethestr. 82, 10623 Berlin, U Ernst-Reuter-Platz / open through 23.12 / more info
19.00 TLC –Touch Love Cooking @ L40
WHY: „Touch Love Cooking“ is the brainchild of artists Thomas L. Chapman and Lena Marie Emrich, a.k.a. Jules and Julez, who are the hosts of a home shopping channel and showroom occupying the Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. TLC is more than a brand, more than a new way of bringing joy and handcrafted products to your kitchen, and definitely more than a unique approach to preparing meals. It is a scheme that offers sets of tools for managing crises, a system that tweaks the recipe for domestic bliss while offering some thoughts on the value of simple objects and human labor, within an beyond the economy of art.
L40 / Linienstr. 40, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / open through 04.12 / more info
19.00 Standard Euro @ Loris
WHY: „Standard Euro“ is a continuous work of the artist Anne Metzen, which started in 1997. It is a kind of research and archiving system whose structures, parameters, and contents are determined by phenomena of everyday and worldly events. At the center of this exhibition is a document – „4.1.08_TrudelFlug“ – from 2001, re-arranged and supplemented by other systemic components of the project „Standard Euro“. The subject matter is exemplarily the question of the margins and the controllability of systems, as well as the observation of irreversible developments, such as at historical moments, in the case of transitions of life and death, or the emergence of diseases.
Loris / Potsdamer Str. 65, 10785 Berlin, U Kurfurstenstr. /open through 17.12 / more info
19.00 Lorenzo Sandoval – „Your Skin is a Frozen Wave“ @ Broken Dimanche Press
WHY: The exhibition „Your Skin Is A Frozen Wave“ sees both a continuation and new direction in the work of Lorenzo Sandoval in which the artist exhibits works of expanded poetry in a bespoke presentation unit channeled into two new pieces: „Your skin is a Frozen Wave“ and „Heliotext“. It is a continuation of the exhibition „Deep Surface“ that took place earlier this year at L’Atelier-ksr, in which the artist produced an exploration about the contemporary lack of solid references. PS. Find out more about Lorenzo and his previous show in our interview.
Broken Dimanche Press / Mareschstr. 1, 12055 Berlin, S Sonnenallee / more info
19.00 „Moirai Realität“ @ Platform-Berlin
WHY: „Moirai Realität“ is a mixed media performance and installation, developed by Avenir Institute upon invitation from Platform-Berlin. It is a critical reflection on the process of narrating reality, as a composition of subjective events interpreted by the narrator or institution into 'facts'. Moirai are the witches from Greek Mythology, that stitch the carpet of fate for both (wo)man and Gods. The performance will include a set of numbered statements on the walls of the Platform and a bowl of lottery numbers, which are drawn to turn into a fresh narration of a constructed reality.
Platform-Berlin / U-Bahn station Kleistpark, 10827 Berlin / open through 31.12 / more info
19.00 Liat Segal – „This Is Not a Typewriter” @ Kanya Berlin
WHY: Israeli artist Liat Segal questions observation capacity at times of information overflow. During the exhibition a large painting machine creates a continuous calligraphic code from digital texts. The encrypted sequences are physically visualized as fuzzy-ordered stains on paper. „This Is Not a Typewriter” was created during Axel Springer Plug-N-Play Artist in Residence program, in collaboration with EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin.
Kanya Berlin / Choriner Str. 81, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 08.12 / more info