Nowhere to go now that BAW is no more? Wrong. We are truly excited to get back to normal, epecially since our tips include places we have not visited yet, conversations with art celebrities, the art of pizza-making party, and so much more!
18.30 Openhaus @ ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
WHY: From 18.30h, and with a special tour starting at 19.30, ZK/U hosts another evening of open studios, artists' presentations and shows. An extra special addition is Jesper Aabille's Pizza Steel Drum - for all the pizza lovers out there, this will be a night to join forces in the art of pizza making, so bring along your favorite toppings!
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin, U Birkenstrasse / open through 27.07 / free entry / more info
19.00 In Extenso - Erweitert: Social Context @ DAZ
WHY: Can both art and architectural projects represent a state of final equilibrium, of accomplished order, and maximum relative entropy within the social and cultural context they are inscribed in? An open exchange of such insightful questions and answers on the edge of architecture and different disciplines within visual arts will take place at DAZ with the curator Karima Boudou, Jimmie Durham, and Laurence Kimmel.
DAZ Deutsches Architektur Zentrum / Köpenicker Straße 48, 10179 Berlin, U Heinrich-Heine-Str. / free entry / more info
19.00 Blick zurück nach vorn – Künstler über Deutschland @ Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
WHY: Premiere screening of the first film to talk about Germany from the perspective of contemporary artists sounds like something that should not be missed. The question of national identity, changes that occured with globalization and migration, and new challenges that Germany has to face, are some of the issues that resonate in the statements of the featured artists and curators. The film takes a look back and a look forward, and shows how the country reflects itself in the art. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Cornelia Schleime, Maria Anna Tappeiner, and Karin Thomas.
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Chauseestrasse 128/129, 10115 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / free entry / more info
19.00 Personal Territories @ okk/raum29
WHY: okk/raum29 presents a group show featuring works by six international artists. The exhibition includes installation, video, photography, sound, public intervention and performance, and creates a journey through a hotel room, a checkpoint, an outdoor semi-private space, a boxing arena, and the next door neighbors. Observe the borders between private and public spheres as blurred transitional zones, as 'non'-spaces, as places we pass by everyday, and often do not notice.
okk/raum29 / Prinzenallee 29, 13359 Berlin, U Pankstr. / open through 25.10 / free entry / more info
20.00 [micro]biologies: the bacterial sublime @ Art Laboratory Berlin
WHY: Prinzenstrasse is going to get busy on Friday evening, so without any doubts head over to Wedding. A stone's throw away from okk/raum29, Art Laboratory Berlin will host the opening of a solo retrospective of Anna Dumitriu, whose work in the field of art and science brings together historical narratives, cutting edge biomedical research, and an interest in ethical concerns. The exhibition will also include works from her "Romantic Disease" series which explores the history of tuberculosis from artistic, social, and scientific perspectives.
Art Laboratory Berlin / Prinzenallee 34, 13359 Berlin, U Pankstr. / open through 30.11 / free entry / more info
20.00 Eva Streit - Shapes of Things @ Das Gift
WHY: We truly understand if you just want to cuddle up in Neukölln for a change (or forever), and perhaps see something interesting just around the corner. Openings at Das Gift are always our answer to such requests, and Eva Striet's show is certainly not an exception. Keep calm and head to Das Gift for a drink and an overview of a full year of artist's work consisting of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture.
Das Gift / Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / open through 28.09 / free entry / more info
21.00 Shameless/Limitless: Torn Hawk + Jahiliyya Fields @ Westgermany
WHY: It's Friday, folks; come keep fit, have fun, and check out Torn Hawk playing new music from his upcoming Mexican Summer debut LP "Let's Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time". Berlin-based weirdo ripper and L.I.E.S recording artist Jahiliyya Fields will play support.
Westgermany / Skalitzer Strasse 133, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info
14.00 Open House 2: The Long Walk Back to Mitte @ ACUD MACHT NEU
WHY: In recent years, numerous art venues had to close in Mitte, and gradually it seemed to lose the last remnants of independent cultural life. Although almost foreclosed in 2013, the Kunsthaus ACUD now receives its operating culture with new forces. A day-long program of concerts, DJ sets, screenings, theatre plays, exhibition, food, and even a special program for kids, will make it the liveliest spot in Mitte and Berlin-wide. And did we mention it is all for free?!
ACUD MACHT NEU / Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / free entry / more info