Friederike von Rauch (Friday 29.11 @ Feldbuschwiesner)
Calender says its thanksgiving time, so whatever it is you are thankful for, it's the right time to express your gratitude. Thank you galleries, project spaces and other venues. Thank you artists, curators and other creatives. Thank you Berlin for an exciting week ahead. Thank YOU for reading Bpigs!
18.00 Residents' Presentations @ ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
WHY: Artists and researchers in residence will open their studios and present the projects they have developed during their time at ZK/U. The program includes exhibitions and screenings by 14 residents; judging by the preview of their work we expect it to be an interesting evening.
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstrasse 27, Berlin 10551, U9 Birkenstrasse / free entry / more info
18.00 Lomography meets Lifesmyle // Photography meets Design @ Lomography Gallery Store
WHY: Lomography Gallery Store celebrates its opening; drinks and dance included! For this occasion they have collaborated with the renowned Berlin-based photographer Kate Bellm who exclusively produced a series called "EAT MY HEART OUT, UTAH", which will be exhibited at the opening.
Lomography Gallery Store / Friedrichstrasse 133, 10117 Berlin, U6 Oranienburger Tor / free entry / more info
20.00 Worldtronics @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt
WHY: This year’s Worldtronics spotlights two strategies for generating electronic surprises: Teams and Tools. Felix Kubin joins forces with Mitch & Mitch, Talvin Singh combines electronic with Indian classical music, Gebrüder Teichmann forge alliances with musicians from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, and Diamond Version (Carsten Nicolai and Olaf Bender) gives voice to the Cairo connections it formed in the “Ten Cities” project. Within Tools Eli Gras modifies conventional instruments to build sounds, Frikstailers make music with digital tools from the children’s playroom, and finally, the British artist Nervous Squirrel presents his Owl Organ from a series of his bizarre objects and installations.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt / John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, S Hauptbahnhof / ongoing until 01.12 / more info
18.00 Friederike von Rauch - In Secret @ Feldbuschwiesner
WHY: Friederike von Rauch’s exhibition 'In Secret' presents a selection of her photographs from different series produced between 2010 and 2013: focused and picturesque compositions of light and shade that elevate unremarkable architectural details to the status of stand-alone subjects and question our habits of perception. The works were created in various European museums and post-war modernist churches.
Feldbuschwiesner / Linienstrasse 155, 10115 Berlin, S Oranienburger Strasse - U Oranenburger Tor - U Rosenthaler Platz / show open through 11.01 / free entry / more info
18.00 ANALOG @ Blain Southern
WHY: This group show seeks to question our experience of sound through a range of immersive installations and augmented environments. Examining the relationship between auditory and visual perception, as well as the extent to which sound functions as an affective trigger of personal memory and emotion, ANALOG demonstrates how artists have and continue to use noise as a powerful aesthetic in itself.
Blain Southern / Potsdamer Straße 77–87, 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstrasse / show open through 01.02 / free entry / more info
20.00 Viktor Timofeev - Palace of Peace @ LEAP
WHY: Viktor Timofeev will transform LEAP into a Palace of Peace, where he will deliver an audio-visual lecture, share some recent sensitive documents and serve an all-purpose, nutritious gruel with a pasteurized elixir. The event also features a contribution from Nick Jeffrey and a performance by NADA (of Sun Worship). Part ceremony, part suitcase-exhibition, the traveling project was hosted at Fitness Gallery in Bushwick, New York, Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs in Riga, LCBP A-Float in London, and will culminate in a final event hosted at Arcadia Missa, London in Spring 2014, where a 12” / cassette/ zine artist edition of the same name will be released.
LEAP / Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13, Berlin 10178, S & U Alexanderplatz / free entry / more info
17.00 Christoph Schlingensief @ KW
WHY: This exhibition is the first comprehensive show dedicated to the work.of Christoph Schlingensief. He has transgressed artistic, medial and institutional boundaries in his oeuvre, which spans films, theater pieces, operas, happenings, performances and installations. His work serves as comments on and reactions to their respective moments of development and the social contexts they've emerged from, touching on topics such as media representations of current events, politics, German history, fascism, Christianity and the institution of family. The show is accompanied by a program of events and a publication.
KW / Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin, S Oranienburger Strasse / show open through 19.01 / more info
18.00 Sanatorium @ Momentum Worldwide
WHY: Momentum Worldwide invites the audience to experience the synergetic creative matrix at the opening of artist residency exhibition Sanatorium. Momentum inaugurates its process-based residency program in collaboration with TRAFO Art Center and hosts an artist and a curator from Poland. By inviting artists and curators to live, work, and show in this space, Momentum brings the process of creation back into the exhibition space.
Momentum Worldwide / Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / free entry / more info