Our pre/post Halloween list is all treats, no creeps. Keep calm and check what's good in the spooky days ahead.
18.00 Open Windows – Reflections on BEUYS @ Sexauer Gallery
WHY: The group show „Open Windows – Refelctions on BEUYS“ presents positions of important contemporary artists whose works demonstrate elements that are closely connected to Joseph Beuys. Key achievements and different socially relevant aspects of Beuys' oeuvre will be reflected upon. The show includes works by Slater Bradley, Asta Gröting, Alexander Iskin, Alfredo Jaar, Kitty Kraus, Jonathan Meese, Michael Sailstorfer, Christoph Schlingensief, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rebecca Warren, and Erwin Wurm.
Sexauer Gallery / Streustr. 90, 13086 Berlin, Station Friesickestraße Straßenbahn 12 & M13 / open through 10.12 / more info
20.00 Conversas #5 @ Naunynstrasse 53
WHY: The 5th evening of Conversas Berlin, the weekly series of informal meetings discussing various projects and interests, presents two new 'Coversadores'. Stephan Mörsch is a Berlin-based artist who will tell you more about the history and the current situation of the „Calais Jungle“ from the insider's perspective. Hossein Kheir will share some fascinating facts about bees and beekeeping in Berlin, and about Bienengarten - a community of experienced beekeepers working in Berlin.
Naunynstrasse 53, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info
17.00 Free WiFi / Gratis WLAN @ EIGEN + ART Lab
WHY: For this exhibition of internet-based works, the gallery space has been converted to resemble a typical cafe space – with the expected free WiFi. Participants include Renee Carmichael, Kathrin Günter, Katya Isaeva, Silvio Lorusso, Johannes P. Osterhoff, Antonio Roberts, TeYosh and the Scandinavian Institute of Computational Vandalism. All of the artists are skeptical about the conventional sale of their works, however thinking of compensation as a particular number of likes, links, views, follows or clicks on social networks.
EIGEN + ART Lab / Torstr. 220, 10115 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 17.12 / more info
19.00 Scores @ Hamburger Bahnhof
WHY: „SCORES“, the latest in the series „Works of Music by Visual Artists“, is an exhibition and concert project devoted to the musical score. With projects by Saâdane Afif, Christian Marclay, Ari Benjamin Meyers and Jorinde Voigt, the score becomes the focus of an exhibition accompanied by concerts. The selected artists are interested in the transformation of one medium into another, which accomplished in close collaboration with the participating musicians. The scores are presented as drawings, objects, lyrics, graphic-photographic-film notation, and as concepts that generate musical events and performances.
Hamburger Bahnhof / Invalidenstr. 50-51, 10557 Berlin, S Hauptbahnhof / more info
19.00 Oliver Krebs – "Golden Record" @ Loris
WHY: Oliver Krebs developed a photography which deliberately moves between the “classical” photographic angle, and a painterly context. A photography that in its directness leads to abstraction. These are images that struggle to be matter-of-fact and thereby take on something of the stage setting. The spontaneous, fleeting aspect of the photographic image encourages to try to discover the qualities that are innate to this medium, which distinguish photography from other visual media.
Loris / Potsdamer Str. 65, 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstr. / open through 19.11 / more info
19.00 Christian Vagt - "Softex" @ Somos
WHY: SomoS presents Berlin-based photographer Christian Vagt’s “Softex” series. The exhibition consists of 15 large-scale photographs which depict refugees and their guards, beyond the fences of the Softex refugee camp in Greece. The exhibition will be accompanied by an artist talk about the refugees’ situation, and its reflection in photography and other media.
Somos / Kottbusser Damm 95, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / open through 12.11 / more info
19.00 Never Shown on Purpose @ Circle1 - Platform for Art & Culture
WHY: Within the artistic process works emerge that don't seem to fit into the artist's practice. For this show, artists have been invited to propose a work they have never shown before for various reasons; some were never accepted as finished because they failed, looked overdrawn, or simply appeared not good enough, while others seemed too personal or intimate to show. Take a look behind the curtain into the lesser known facet of the work of 15 artists.
Circle1 - Platform for Art & Culture / Mittenwalder Str. 47, 10961 Berlin, U Gneisenaustr. / open through 14.01 / more info
18.00 Documentaries Dispersed 3# @ Meinblau Projektraum
WHY: The FOG Platform is dedicated to photography situated at the intersection of the artistic and the documentary. The emphasis is on a multiplicity of themes, working methods and styles. The exhibition shows four positions from this year’s issue 3 of FOG Magazine; Jakob Ganslmeier, Robin Hinsch, Adelaide Ivánova, and Hannes Wiedemann. Finissage takes place on November 6th, the last day to view this ongoing exhibition.
Meinblau Projektraum / Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin, U Senefelderplatz / ongoing until 06.11 / more info