While waving goodbye to summer and the month-long Project Space Festival, we are already getting excited about the upcoming Berlin Art Week, abc fair, and all of the linked projects and events happening in September. Between the two major milestones, keep yourself entertained with various art openings and gatherings - now is the best time to catch up with everything and everyone you missed in the summer months. Single or not, get ready to mingle!
18.00 Media Ambages @ HilbertRaum
WHY: "Media Ambages" headlines a manifesto about photography and moving image. The show explores how this intangible medium, not at all a clean window opening onto a clearly definable reality, instead becomes, for the viewers' private kinos in their minds, a projection surface creating 'realities' - the witnesses' very own stories out of thin pixel and paper.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 06.09 / free entry / more info
19.00 Appropriating Language Series #9: The Invisible Rhythm of Change @ Manière Noire
WHY: In her exhibition at Manière Noire, Emmanuelle Castellan presents new works which begin in her studio and could be finished in the gallery space. The exhibition will be an open process of improvisation, where indetermination and freedom become keywords in the context of the show. Castellan experiments with the potential of the poetical expression. Painting for her is a living language, the dynamics of which is attained by persistent play between speech and silence.
Manière Noire / Waldenserstraße 7A, 10551 Berlin, U Turmstr. / open through 13.09 / free entry / more info
16.00 Paul Kneale - "Abjects - In Infinite Loop" @ Import Projects
WHY: Initiating the upcoming group show "Abjects" at Import Projects, Paul Kneale will be outsourcing a series of "Open Source" performances. Anticipating their absorption into the infinite feedback loop of artworks both online and off, the artist creates these works as a set of instructions that intervene into existing structures. With Kneale making them free to be staged in his name, his performances are to be conducted by the audience in the gallery.
Import Projects / Keithstrasse 10, 10787 Berlin, U Wittenbergplatz / free entry / more info
19.00 Guy Tillim - "Points of View" @ Kuckei + Kuckei
WHY: For his exhibition "Points of View", Guy Tillim returns to the city of Johannesburg which he last photographed a decade ago. At that time, Johannesburg offered a provocation to Tillim’s understanding of documentary photography and debates around representing a politically contested landscape. More recently, the artist has been increasingly interested in notions of judgment and control around image-making. His critical view now also expands from Johannesburg to the Addis Ababa.
Kuckei + Kuckei / Linienstraße 158, 10115 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 10.10 / free entry / more info
19.00 Project Space Festival Berlin: Final Gathering @ Der Hof
WHY: For enthusiastic fans as well as for those who have just returned from holidays, the Final Gathering offers the chance to get together one more time and celebrate the entire month-long Project Space Festival from beginning to end, accompanied by good music and cool drinks.
Der Hof / Skalitzer Str. 114, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / free entry / more info
18.30 "Fritz, I Like The Way You Grasp The Situations By Its Balls." Interventions by Fritz Balthaus @ Akademie der Künste
WHY: For Akademie der Künste, Fritz Balthaus developed 13 interventions in the public spaces and gardens of the building on Hanseatenweg, called "Spartentische", or "Discipline Tables". These site-specific "Spartentische" test the generally asserted 'freedom of art', and are in friction with the house rules of art, and the house rules of the Akademie der Künste itself. The artist drills where he stands, and sees the conflict lines as gold veins, and the exhibition as the result of prospecting.
Akademie der Künste / Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin, U Französische Str. / open through 25.10 / free entry / more info
19.00 "We Will Forget Soon" - A Travelling Exhibition On The Trail Of The Soviet Army @ MEINBLAU project space
WHY: For more than 40 years the Soviet Red Army was stationed in the former GDR and for a short while also in the Eastern parts of Germany after the Wall was torn down. This part of German history does not belong to the official commemorative culture, and it is becoming more and more difficult to identify these historical fragments. The Italian photographers Stefano Corso and Dario-Jacopo Laganà started out on a photographical search for traces of its remains.
MEINBLAU project space / Christinenstrasse 18-19, 10119 Berlin, U Senefelderplatz / open through 20.09 / free entry / more info
19.00 Lerato Shadi - "Seriti Se" @ Galerie Wedding
WHY: "Seriti se" is a work by Lerato Shadi that looks at the politics of historical erasure, specifically of Black (POC) females and their achievement and contributions within various fields. The performance deals with absence and presence, subject and object, and their transformation through the performative body. "Seriti se" thematises violence inn-acted within institutional structures.
Galerie Wedding / Müllerstrasse 146-147, 13347 Berlin, U Leopoldplatz / open through 10.09 / free entry / more info
19.00 Porn to Pizza - Domestic Clichés @ DAM Gallery
WHY: The exhibition "Porn to Pizza — Domestic Clichés" presents varied ways of artistic production in the age of the Internet, dealing with its features and its impact on every day culture. Here, domesticity is a very pervasive topic, because it reveals how private daily life has changed with the Internet, and how the conflict of the real vs. virtual invades our personal comfort zones.
DAM Gallery / Neue Jakobstraße 6, 10179 Berlin, U Heinrich-Heine-Str. / open through 24.10 / free entry / more info
19.00 Speisekino #18 Psychosociotronics: A Therapeutic Prelude to transmediale 2016 @ ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
WHY: A therapeutic prelude to the next year's transmediale festival asks: what makes you anxious to act, to share, or to secure? Speisekino is an evening of eating and conversing that features a number of surprise guests who have each chosen film clips to serve as conversation starters for the audience. Through short thought-provoking film clips, they will incite you to talk about the main anxieties that underpin your relationship to digital culture.
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin, U Birkenstr. / more info