Let that bit of after-work sunshine inspire you to seize the enire day. As always, we advocate galleries and exhibition openings as the perfect choice for low-key evenings. See our selection for the weeks ahead.
18.00 „Essential Shoes“ – Group Show @ HilbertRaum
WHY: There are as many kinds of footprints as there are forms of evidence. In „Essential Shoes“ – an exhibition by Aaron Weldon, Michael Young, Sophia Erdahl – paintings, birds, sculptures, and drawings help us through the wilderness; where references are breadcrumbs and footnotes are concrete shoes.
HilbertRaum / Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / open through 09.04 / more info
18.00 Silvia Binda Heiserova – „Urban Hi(s)story“ @ BERLIN BLUE Art
WHY: With her latest artworks, the painter Silvia Binda Heiserova perceives the urban space from a feminist perspective and depicts it as a neat system of imposed shapes and lines which encloses symbols and vestiges of a patriarchal society and its history. „Urban Hi(s)story“ appears as a story of winners, a story being told within the rules of a restricted system that constantly reproduces itself, its patterns of representation, perception and communication.
BERLIN BLUE Art / Köpenicker Str. 96, 10179 Berlin, U Heinrich-Heine-Str. / more info
19.00 Chloe Grove – „Cosmic Microwave Background“ @ Das Gift
WHY: In „Cosmic Microwave Background“, Chloe Grove presents a series of large format works in coloured pencil which challenge the traditional use of this medium. Evoking geological formation and fossilization, a study of pressure and time, the pieces on display utilize an unorthodox technique. Inspired by physics principles, space exploration and digital aesthetics, Grove attempts to depict the essence of light energy and reimagine it in an abstracted, decelerated alternative reality.
Das Gift / Donaustr. 119, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / open through 02.04 / more info
19.30 „Some Descriptive Acts“: Talk & Discussion @ Zilberman Gallery
WHY: In the frame of the currently ongoing exhibition, „Some Descriptive Acts“, talk between Roger M. Buergel, director of the Johann Jacobs Museum in Zurich, Zasha Colah, co-director of the Pune-Biennale 2017 and the artist Simon Wachsmuth will take place at the Zilberman Gallery. The exhibition brings together four different works, questioning the acts related to the materialization of memory and the cultural (re)constructions of history.
Zilberman Gallery Berlin / Goethestr. 82, 10623 Berlin, U Ernst-Reuter-Platz / more info
19.00 „Sing While You’re Burning – Restless Painting from Israel“ – Group Show @ Circle1 – Platform for Art & Culture
WHY: The exhibition features 12 painters from Israel whose work is personal, emotional and somewhat restless. The paintings presented here synthesize a variety of thematic aspects into one physical object. By bonding intellectual and historical threads with personal matters and contemplative reflections, and leaving enough place for the intuitive or the unpredictable, these paintings serve as an instrument to record a struggle, as well as to provide testimony to its findings and conclusions.
Circle1 – Platform for Art & Culture / Mittenwalder Str. 47, 10961 Berlin, U Gneisenaustr. / open through 20.05 / more info
19.00 Dokumentarfotografie Förderpreise 10 @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: For more than 20 years, the Wüstenrot Stiftung has been awarding the prize for documentary photography in collaboration with the Photography Collection of the Museum Folkwang in Essen. The exhibition "Documentary Funding Awards 10" at the Haus am Lützowplatz shows the work of graduates of various universities who were awarded the prize in 2013: Birte Kaufmann, Sara-Lena Maierhofer, Arne Schmitt, and Kalouna Toulakoun.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / open through 21.05 / more info
19.00 Maria Nitulescu – „Capturing Emotions“ @ Romanian Cultural Institute
WHY: With many of her best works being created in intense states of anger, joy or calmness, Romanian artist Maria Nitulescu reflects on the effect these states of mind have on productivity and creation. „Capturing Emotions“ presents expressive large-scale oil paintings, as well as smaller, more fragile works on paper. The traditional Chinese calligraphy tools that are used allow the artist to emphasize the expression of emotion through movement and dynamic gestures.
Romanian Cultural Institute / Reinhardtstr. 14, 10117 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 12.05 / more info
19.00 Its Blueness Softens the Sharp Burn in Your Eyes @ I: project space (at Loris)
WHY: I: project space is a Beijing-Based art platform which will take over the gallery Loris for a month-long group exhibition. The exhibition pays tribute to the post factual world that crystalized itself in 2016, presenting artists and their multiple ways of creating or offering alternative views of our realities. The works in this exhibition will bring the viewers to a halt to rearrange their view, think critically about our perception, and start to construct their own standpoint.
Loris / Potsdamer Str. 65, 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstr. / open through 06.05 / more info