Right in the middle of the prime vacation time when the event lists drastically shrink, the Project Space Festival comes to the rescue – each day of the coming month will be marked with a special event hosted by the participating project spaces, and the motto is clearly – gotta catch 'em all!
18.00 We're Having a Great Time :-) @ Rockelmann&
WHY: ROCKELMANN& starts their new Summer Camp program featuring the debut exhibition of the curatorial collective ::MK-DOS::, titled „We’re Having a Great Time“. It is a group show displaying five new media works by six London-based artists (Marija Bozinovska Jones, performance duo Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis, Simone Monsi, Eva Papamargariti and Andrea Williamson). The artists have each composed a new work focusing on the concept of translating life from „URL“ back to „IRL”.
ROCKELMANN& / Schönleinstraße 5, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / open through 03.09 / free entry / more info
21.15 Berlin Art Film Festival – FUNNY WOMEN ONLY Closing Night – In Focus: hangover ltd. @ Kino Central Berlin
WHY: With one last, loud and wild gig, Berlin Art Film Festival is celebrating funny films by funny women, and showing two hilarious and energetic (and rarely screened) films by the former feminist film collective, hangover ltd. The collective, founded in 2001, consists of filmmakers Tatjana Turanskyj, Ute Schall, Christine Groß, and Sophie Huber.
Kino Central Berlin / Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / more info
19.00 Katinka Theis – "Raumschall/Resonating of Space" @ Scotty Enterprises
WHY: For her show at Scotty Enterprises, Katinka Theis created an installation that extends akin to the phenomenon of how sound spreads out in space, and thus becomes space itself. Each element of the installation refers to monumental architecture and landforms, and yet manifests itself into independent and abstract structures in space by relating to one another. The installation points to Theis' central working theme; it is whether art can evoke physical experiences such as those inherent in landscapes and architecture.
Scotty Enterprises / Oranienstr. 46, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / open through 13.08 / free entry / more info
12.00 Finissage: Manfred Mohr - Visuell, Musikalisch @ DAM Gallery
WHY: Last chance to see the current show at DAM Gallery, "Manfred Mohr - Visuell, Musikalisch", will be the finissage this coming Saturday afternoon. It is also the last chance to visit DAM at their current venue, as they will relocate this summer and reopen in a new location in Berlin. RSVP for the event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAM Gallery / Neue Jakobstraße 6, 10179 Berlin, U Heinrich-Heine-Str. / more info
19.00 Saturday Session #6 and Finissage @ Grimmuseum
WHY: Not your usual gallery experience, or the usual kind of prize to win; this time join the Saturday Session at Grimmuseum for a domino tournament along with music, food and drinks hosted by Marco Montiel-Soto. The winner of the domino tournament will receive an original work by the artist! The 6th Saturday Session is coinciding with the finissage of the group show, „Feelings of my Thatched Hut“; don't miss the last chance to see it.
Grimmuseum / Fichte Str. 2, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / free entry / more info
14.00 Grand Opening of the Project Space Festival 2016 @ The Center of Minimum Distance
WHY: For the third edition of Berlin's Project Space Festival, a common geographic center of all participating venues has been calculated – The Center of Minimum Distance – forming a temporary point of departure for the particularly diverse range of project spaces presented by this year's Festival. It is a small, isolated paradise at the rear of Theaterhaus Mitte where everyone is invited for a massive picnic! With the grand feast starts the one-month tour through 30 participating spaces. This year it will also offer a glance at the work of project spaces outside of Berlin, and direct attention to the geographically and politically diverse conditions of their work.
The Center of Minimum Distance / Open-air site behind Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Wallstr. 31, 10179 Berlin, U Märkisches Museum – U8 Heinrich-Heine-Str. / free entry / more info
18.00 Project Space Festival: "Who Knows Where We Are" @ Apartment Project
WHY: Artists from Istanbul, Izmir, and Mardin have come to Apartment Project in July to live together communally for one month, marking the beginning of a year-long process titled „Mist:low visibility and high presence“. The artists are contemplating the possibilities of living together, reconsidering positions, actions and presence in response to the utter violence back at home and beyond geographies. Apartment Project invites you to discuss with them the outcomes and leftovers of this month-long process and consider the situation in which we find ourselves, accompanied by a performance-installation.
Apartment Project / Hertzbergstraße 13, 12055 Berlin, S Sonnenallee / free entry / more info
18.00 Project Space Festival: "Soon Enough" @ insitu
WHY: insitu's guest curators Matilde Cerruti Quara and Sorana Serban present a one-evening series of performative acts and a group show with works by James Hoff, Franziska Lantz, Deborah Ligorio, Mara Ploscaru, Nicolò Russian and Priscilla Tea. The performances represent a metaphorical Big Bang within the context of the exhibition. Deborah Ligorio will lead visitors into a guided meditation, aimed at developing inner evolution through both critical thinking and relaxation. Franziska Lantz will then intervene with a sound performance, producing ancestral sounds from an era of the future past.
insitu / Kurfürstenstr. 21-22 (at insitu) & Kurfürstenstr. 13/14 (performance in the courtyard of Atthebar), 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstr. / free entry / more info