Regardless of the ways you intend to manifest indulgence this coming holiday, we strongly suggest to mind some food for thought, too. Our tips include a variety of stimuli: exhibition openings, closings, readings, lectures & talks, plus an evening of techno sounds for the thinking heads to wrap up the round.
18.00 Ecstasies Theresa – Finissage @ Julius Studio
WHY: Inspired by „The Inner Castle“ – a book by St.Teresa of Avila (mystic and reformer of Catholic spirituality) in which she refers to the seven inner dwellings, an itinerary of the soul’s personal and spiritual growth intimate writings – and her room in Avila's Carmelite monastery, the exhibition adapts and reinvents the ecstasies of Teresa, evoking and grounding them in the vaults of the Alte Münze. Join the Finissage for the last view of the show and a special performance program curated by Tatwerk.
Julius Studio / Juliusstr. 38, 12051 Berlin, S+U Hermannstr. / more info
21.00 Grüner Abend: Karl Holmqvist w/ Eric D. Clark @ Grüner Salon
WHY: Grüner Salon becomes the main character in a series of evenings organised by Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff. The bar has been doubled and costumed, turning the space into its own backdrop, where artists, writers, and musicians present original performances and concerts that unfold in a loosely serial way. The next episode features Karl Holmqvist who will read #PLZ, RESCHYKLI$CCH, and Eric D. Clark who will DJ before and/or after.
Grüner Salon / Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 2, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / more info
19.30 Slavs and Tatars – „Karma Ltd. Extended: Al-Isnad or Chains Which We Can Believe In“ @ ACUD Studio
WHY: The lecture tells a story of mysticism within modernity, namely through the unlikely perspective of a Dan Flavin commissions for a Sufi mosque in downtown New York in the early 1980s, via the Dia Art Foundation. From Khlebnikov and the Russian Futurists to Charles de Foucauld and le renouveau catholique, the lecture attempts a definition of criticality through hospitality and the sacred, linguistic, and syncretic.
ACUD MACHT NEU / Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / more info
19.00 MondayMeetings @ Decad
WHY: MondayMeetings is a series of events intended to serve as an open platform for critical and supportive conversations between cultural practitioners on the core concerns of their art practices. The fifth edition will comprise presentations by artists Max Göran and Becket Mingwen. The subsequent discussion will be led by curator Joel Mu.
Decad / Gneisenaustr. 52, 10961 Berlin, U Südstern / more info
18.30 Studio Talk with Karina Griffith @ District Berlin
WHY: In the studio talk within the framework of the project „Decolonizing '68“, District's Studio Grant holder 2018 Karina Griffith gives insight into her research on Black German film production around 1968, which has remained invisible in historiography. In her project she examines the colonial role of the moving image and investigates how the apparatus itself can be decolonized.
District Berlin / Bessemerstr. 2-14, 12103 Berlin, U Alt-Tempelhof / more info
10.00 Marc Lee – „Same but Different“ @ BERLIN BLUE art
WHY: Synthesis Gallery is an immersive blend of technology and art displayed under one roof, showcasing cutting-edge experiences by new wave artists and visionaries through virtual reality. BERLIN BLUE art will be hosting Synthesis Gallery with its official opening show, Marc Lee's "Same but Different". Marc Lee’s works focus on real-time processed, computer-programmed audio and visual installations.
BERLIN BLUE art / Köpenicker Str. 96, 10179 Berlin, U Heinrich-Heine-Str. / open through 23.04 / more info
19.00 Ibrahim Quraishi – „Stories of Almost Everything“ @ Galerie Wedding
WHY: Ibrahim Quraishi explores the effects associated with revealing hidden paradoxes. Recurrent themes in the artist's work are the frameworks of action that are given by physical and ideological boundaries. Conceptions of time that follow the conventional sequence of past, present, and future are called into question. In „Stories of Almost Everyone“, the artist is concerned with the question of what it means to be a person who is not shaped by geographical and intellectual environment.
Galerie Wedding / Müllerstraße 146/147 13353 Berlin, U Leopoldplatz / ongoing until 07.04 / more info
19.00 Valerie Schmidt – „Deleting Babiński“ @ Das Gift
WHY: „Deleting Babiński“ is a series of works refering to the famous painting by André Brouillet, “Une leçon clinique à la Salpêtrière“. It depicts Charcot demonstrating his fellow colleagues how hypnotism can control a hysteric woman and make her drop into man’s arms on demand. In her work, Valerie Schmidt deleted the male supporter of hysteria, thus commenting on the history of hysteria and its imagery of affliction that created a certain image of a woman during distress.
Das Gift / Donaustr. 1109, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / open through 15.04 / more info
20.00 Technosphärenklänge #5 @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt
WHY: The fifth edition of the Technosphärenklänge series invites you into a world of tonal fiction that makes post-digital connectivity tangible. The fictions woven here combine human consciousness with nonhuman subjectivity and databased technology. Together with artist Michael Guidetti, M.E.S.H. presents his new album, „Hesaitix“. Lucrecia Dalt and Regina de Miguel premiere “V.I.T.R.I.O.L.”, an audiovisual performance, while Amnesia Scanner offer sneak peeks at their debut album to be released this year.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt / John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, S+U Brandenburger Tor, Bus 100 / more info