Our tips are a wave goodbye to long and arduous winter, and a warm welcome to longer days packed with lovely events. Here is our selection for the first days of March, in which, among other things, you shouldn't miss to get your hands on our brand new March/April printed issue.
18.30 Veit Schmidleitner – „Coupure / Cutting Through Spaces“ @ Ronewa Art Gallery
WHY: „Coupure / Cutting Through Spaces“ is a presentation of works by the young German artist Veit Schmidleitner. The exhibition that opens to the public on Thursday will showcase over a dozen mid-sized to large-scale works in addition to several more intimately sized works. It is the first solo showing of the artist’s work in Berlin, with the opening scheduled for March 1.
Ronewa Art Gallery / Hohenzollerndamm 3, 10717 Berlin, U Spichernstr. / open through 06.04 / more info
17.00 Carsten Sievers – „Stutzen“ @ Galerie EIGEN + ART
WHY: Carsten Sievers playfully inscribes himself in the minimalist tradition with his works, while at the same time charging his works with an auratic depth. His euvre is based on folding, layering, and cutting, and the idea of an opulent seriality that carries the Minimalist aesthetic forward and simultaneously locates it in real life. The exhibition "Stutzen" brings together pieces from two new work groups, which trigger thoughts about the title word's double meaning in German: to be suddenly consternated and to trim.
Galerie EIGEN + ART / Auguststr. 26, 10117 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 15.04 / more info
19.00 Stefan Römer – „Inter-esse“ @ L40
WHY: Stefan Römer de-conceptual photographic works and drawings relate the artistic practice to the current topics of the privatization of so-called public space and the control of networked media. Visually represented exclusive, dominant or religious gestures formulate concrete political interests. They form the cultural framework of art and influence its production. The exhibition presents works from the early 1990s to the present.
L40 / Linienstr. 40, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / open through 31.03 / more info
19.00 Openings and Open Studios @ Künstlerhaus Bethanien
WHY: On the coming Thursday Künstlerhaus Bethanien presents the first Open Studios of the artists of the International Studio Program for 2017, as well as the openings of exhibitions by the artists Edgar Leciejewski, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Claudia Sarnthein, Erasmus Schröter, and Kama Sokolnicka. In addition, Stijn Ank will re-open and show his in situ work „Fresco“ parallel to the March exhibitions.
Künstlerhaus Bethanien / Kottbusser Str. 10, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbuser Tor / open through 26.03 / more info
18.00 „Switch“ – Group Exhibition @ HilbertRaum
WHY: The exhibition „Switch“ explores placement and how it affects artworks by changing the context in which they appear. Each artist contributes one work which has been exhibited at their solo-exhibition at Galleri CC in Malmö (SE). All of the works have a shared history – they have been shown, seen, and in some cases created for the same space, although never at the same time. Now at HilbertRaum in Berlin, they share both time and space for the first time.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin / open through 12.03 / more info
19.00 Simon Wachsmuth – „Some Descriptive Acts“ @ Zilberman Gallery Berlin
WHY: Reflecting on Simon Wachsmuth’s long-term interest in observation and description, the exhibition titled „Some Descriptive Acts“ brings together four different works, questioning the acts related to the materialization of memory and the cultural (re)constructions of history. Various materials such as ceramics, porcelain, stone, and textile are the constituents of the visual narrative that is outspread in the exhibition.
Zilberman Gallery Berlin / Goethestr. 82, 10623 Berlin, U Ernst-Reuter-Platz / open through 20.04 / more info
19.00 Performance: Zandile Darko and Serge Fouha & Jelka Plate @ Scriptings
WHY: In the frame of the currently ongoing project „Man schenkt keinen Hund“, Scriptings presents performance by Zandile Darko, Serge Fouha & Jelka Plate. The project adopts various approaches and strategies in an attempt to interrogate the identitarian discourses around the concept of integration, and to investigate the ways these discourses are manifested in the thematic, iconographic, and pedagogical presentation of teaching materials for integration courses. Last day to view the show in its current form is Saturday (March 4) from 12 to 17h.
Scriptings / Kamerunerstr. 47, 13351 Berlin, U Seestr. / more info
19.00 „Happiland, a Coutry Not Far From Utopia“ – Group Exhibition @ Scotty
WHY: Oscillating between utopia and dystopia, between past and future, „Happiland, a Coutry Not Far From Utopia“ deals with buildings, structures, and spaces, some of which conjur up big dreams while others explore the banality of the everyday. The exhibition features works by Anna Fiegen, Christine Niehoff, Irma Markulin, Jenny Michel, Friederike von Rauch, Diego Sologuren, and Matthias Stuchtey.
Scotty / Oranienstr. 46, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 22.04 / more info