With or without Halloween, this is going to be a hell of a week. Accordingly, we decided to lure you in with some treats. Your part is to stalk us on Facebook in the next days, and do your creepiest to win tickets for two of the events listed below.
21.00 Shameless/Limitless: Alex Cameron + Hush Hush @ Neu West Berlin
WHY: It's a long stretch calling Tuesday night an extension of the weekend, and it may not seem as an attracive day for leaving the premises of your castle, but allow us to reassure you for a moment. With Alex Cameron of Seekae, and the art-maker, gallery-owner, local-R'n'B-hitmaker & performer extraordinaire Hush Hush seducing the world from the stage, it makes no sense whatsoever to put a limit on all that sweet-sounding Tuesday love.
Neu West Berlin / Köpenicker Straße 55, 10179 Berlin, U Heinrich-Heine-Str. / more info
17.00 Christine Hill - Sliding Scale @ Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin
WHY: The public display of transactional practice, of the shifting scales of interest and investment, the thematization of the work environment, of service and reception have been key features in Christine Hill's Small Business, and her production label Volksboutique projects throughout. "Sliding Scale" is the most recent embodiment in a long-running series of shop and transaction projects by Christine Hill under the format of Volksboutique. During the show at EIGEN+ART, the Volksboutique Small Business (Choriner Strasse 51) can be visited by appointment - send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin / Auguststraße 26, 10117 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 13.12 / free entry / more info
16.00 Grand Opening C/O Berlin @ Amerika Haus
WHY: Born in 1957, nationality American, raised at Bahnhof Zoo, with an idiosyncratic character and elegant build, rich in experience and open for change – Amerika Haus in the flourishing old west Berlin is C/O Berlin's new great love and home. Join the re-opening celebration, with four simultaneous exhibition openings: "Magnum . Contact Sheets", "Picture Yourself . Magnum Photomaton", "Will McBride . I Fell in Love With the City", and "Talents 30 . Work on Myth . Luise Schröder / Hannah Peterson".
C/O Berlin / Hardenbergstr. 22-24, 10623 Berlin, S+U Zoologischer Garten / open through 31.12 / free entry / more info
18.00 Festival of Future Nows @ Neue Nationalgalerie
WHY: Before the Neue Nationalgalerie closes for a few years, the Festival of Future Nows will take place there for three days, bringing together works by more than 100 artists and contributors who have been part of the past five years of the Institut für Raumexperimente. It will be held in and around the exhibition “Sticks and Stones” by David Chipperfield, an intervention in dialogue with the architecture of Mies van der Rohe. The visitors will have many opportunities for both reflection and active participation.
Neue Nationalgalerie / Potsdamer Str. 50, 10785 Berlin, S+U Potsdamer Platz / ongoing until 01.11 / free entry / more info
20.00 Martin G. Schmid - serververse @ L40
WHY: Martin G. Schmid has developed a room-wide mural especially for the spaces of L40. This Thursday there will be a unique opportunity to witness one part of its development. From 20h, with the first phase of the work on display, the event will coincide with the launch of the artist's new book, and together they will expand the canon of the classical painting on canvas. On 13.11 the completed work will be available for the viewing pleasure.
L40 / Linienstr. 40, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / open through 23.11 / free entry / more info
21.00 Seekae + Jack Chosef @ Kantine am Berghain
WHY: 2014 is already proved to be a big year for Seekae, and it only keeps growing bigger and better. After wowing audiences at countless sold-out UK/EU shows, we are lucky to be able to see them playing in Berlin. Those who know music say they're the next big thing, which leads to an obvious advice: grab those tickets asap and check it while it's hot. Berlin based producer (not to mention touring member of Sean Nicholas Savage's band) Jack Chosef will play support.
Kantine am Berghain / Rüdersdorfer Str. 70, 10243 Berlin, S Ostbahnhof / more info
10.00 STATE Experience Science Festival @ Alte Münze
WHY: STATE Experience Science Festival is the new star in town - it is a two-day festival which brings together visionary people from different backgrounds to celebrate scientific ideas and creativity across disciplines. On an annually changing topic, it creates a meeting ground for science, art, and the public. This year the main theme is "Time". An overwhelming program includes exhibition, talks, forum, performances, science interactives, films, and workshops.
Alte Münze / Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin, U Klosterstr. / ongoing until 01.11 / more info
19.00 Chris Hammerlein - Hammerfest @ Cruise & Callas
WHY: For his second exhibition at Cruise & Callas, the American artist Chris Hammerlein wants to convey what led him originally to be an artist. His use of clay as the material of choice for the sculptures is a reference to artistic influences throughout the history of mankind, ranging from the Hellenistic culture to Wilhelm Lehmbruch. Like his predecessors, Chris Hammerlein reports on his world by forming animals, waves, and crumbling buildings.
Cruise & Callas / Alexandrinenstr. 1, 10969 Berlin, U Prinzenstr. / open through 13.12 / free entry / more info
19.00 Day of the Dead @ Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi
WHY: After two successful years of celebrating the Day of the Dead at the Kunsthalle Platoon, the mexican singer-songwriter Graciela María is moving this year‘s observance over to the silent film cinema Delphi. This year‘s concept will be moving away from traditional Mexican folklore, and bringing together different strands of contemporary music, performance, and visual arts. Everyone will have a chance to participate by adding small objects of personal value (in black or white) to an altar created by Gesa Johanna Roskamp, to commemorate the close ones that are no longer here.
Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi / Gustav-Adolf-Str. 2, 13086 Berlin, S Prenzlauer Allee / €7 / more info