Leave your predictable weekend routine for Saturday, because Friday offers too many reasons to choose an art space over a bar. This week the spotlight is on Galerie Pavlova, which now officially opens its doors, and Kino International where a new exhibition series will be inaugurated with an opening and an afterparty.
18.00 Dear Green @ ZK/U
WHY: "Dear Green" brings together artists from Berlin and Glasgow in an ambitious large scale interdisciplinary show. Spanning an eclectic range of work, the show brings two communities of artists together, whose post-industrial cities have much in common. "Dear Green" is derived from the meaning of Glasgow (Dear Green Place), highlighting a fleeting moment in the brief coming together of these artists and their practices within the old goods depot and railway station of Moabit.
The opening will be followed by a party from 21h.
ZK/U / Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin, U9 Birkenstrasse / show open through 02.03 / free entry / more info
18.00 Polixeni Papapetrou - Between Worlds @ Galerie Pavlova
WHY: In the exhibition "Between Worlds", Polixeni Papapetrou portrays her children with costumes and animal masks against the Australian and European landscape. These environments, which are reminiscent of childhood fairy tales, show the characters in an undefined place - between the old and the new, neither human nor animal. "Between Worlds" will be the first exhibition at Galerie Pavlova, which on Friday officially opens its doors.
Galerie Pavlova / Linienstrasse 116, 10115 Berlin, U6 Oranienburger Tor/ U8 Rosenthaler Platz / show open through 12.04 / free entry / more info
18.00 About Sculpture #1 @ Galerie Rolando Anselmi
WHY: The first part of the project "About Sculpture" gathers six artists who are invited to present one piece. The artists included in the exhibitions, ranging from established to emerging, are trying to expand and go beyond conventional debates and notions of sculpture. The show aims to build a narrative in space, investigating the relationship between space and material in an effort to exhibit a heterogeneous spectrum of possibilities.
Galerie Rolando Anselmi / Erkelenzdamm 11-13 (2. Hof, Aufgang C, 3. Etage), 10999 Berlin, U1/U8 Kottbusser Tor / show open through 30.03 / free entry / more info
19.00 Yasmin Müller - Caramel @ Cruise & Callas
WHY: In the exhibition "Caramel" at Cruise & Callas, Yasmin Müller shows her newest works. The starting point for "Caramel" was the artist’s intense relationship and work with her muse Zora. Out of this female to female communication, the artist developed a series of oppressive metal sculptures.
Cruise & Callas / Alexandrinenstrasse 1, 10969 Berlin, U1 Prinzenstrasse / Hallesches Tor / show open through 12.04 / free entry / more info
19.00 Give Us the Future @ Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
WHY: The title of a punk song "Give Us The Future" from 1982 has become the motto for this exhibition, which takes a specific look at the present. In various media, fifteen artists take up social issues and reflect failed utopias, as well as approaches of a critical understanding of current and past life plans. They shine a light on the recent developments of Berlin as the arts center and trendsetter. Accompanying the exhibition, the public program invites one to attend panel discussions, talks on art practice, and theme-based performances, with the first one taking place on Saturday March 1 at 14h.
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Chausseestrasse 128/129, 10115 Berlin, U6 Oranienburger Tor / show open through 20.04 / free entry / more info
20.00 Jessica Hodgkiss - Intimation @ Das Gift
WHY: For her exhibition "Intimation" at Das Gift, Jessica Hodgkiss will explore the possibilities of a compact one-room-show by transferring her idiosyncratic technique of glueing collages to curating an exhibition with such artworks. The walls of the space will be treated like a collage sheet and furnished with a constellation of paintings and collages, focusing on the formal relationship of human figure and the pictorial ground.
Das Gift / Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Berlin, U7 Rathaus Neukolln / show open through 01.03 / free entry / more info
21.00 KIK ONE @ Kino International
WHY: Kino International launches the new art exhibition series KIK (Kino International Kunst) with an opening and a party. Amazing artists that live or work in Berlin will be shown, among others: assume vivid astro focus, Despina Stokou, Römer + Römer and Julian Rosefeldt. The uniqueness of KIK is the world-class quality of the movie theatre, which will be used for each exhibition as a screening point and focus for an artist’s video.
Kino International / Karl-Marx-Allee 33, 10178 Berlin, U5 Schillingstrasse / free entry / more info
18.00 PRAXES Parlor: Jimmie Durham reads “Poems That Do Not Go Together” @ PRAXES
WHY: Jimmie Durham is a writer and a sculptor; he likes to tell stories, compose poems, and think with objects. In "Poems That Do Not Go Together", ideas and words cross each other's paths, but they avoid the pitfalls of linear logistics. This Parlor is part of Falke Pisano’s Cycle at PRAXES and marks the end of the inaugural exhibition module "Rehearsal I, Take One: Parts That Do Not Go Together". Loosely inspired by Durham’s work, the first "Rehearsal" emphasizes cross-readings, minor narratives, and slow articulations that gradually unfold over time.
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art / Alexandrinenstrasse 118-121, 10969 Berlin, U8 Moritzplatz - U1 Prinzenstrasse / free entry / more info