We're slowly drifting away from holiday feels and into a hectic month priding on the most exciting art week of the year. Before the Berlin Art Week officially kicks off, many of the galleries will have an early opening to avoid the fuss. Our tip is to take the same approach and see what's on in a relaxed pre-festival pace.
18.00 Trajectories #1: New Drawing Embodiments @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: The procedural and the ephemeral are characteristic elements which are both present in dance and in drawing. Primary focus of this interdisciplinary performance series is the close encounter of choreography and drawing. Compositions become scores of the movement as well as drawings in space. Three viewpoints collaborate with choreographers, dancers and musicians aiming to further the current development in graphics and choreography.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / more info
18.00 Erin Mitchell - „Uncanny Valley“ @ SomoS
WHY: An extension of Erin Mitchell's previous two-dimensional work, „Uncanny Valley” continues to explore the relationships between humans and technology. Mitchell will transform the gallery space into an immersive installation that reanimates the idealized and commodified natural landscapes of our screensavers and desktop wallpapers. It will bring these peripheral background images to the forefront of our attention and create an entirely new experience that questions our physical and virtual understanding of space and environment.
SomoS / Kottbusser Damm 95, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / open through 09.09 / more info
18.00 Miguel Rothschild – „Elegie“ @ Kuckei + Kuckei Remise
WHY: Although he is not a dreamer, Miguel Rothschild is nevertheless inspired by that romantic epoch which regarded itself as the continuation of religion with aesthetic means, by the spirit of an age that was able to endure contradictions, knowing full well that – anchored in these – the beauty of all mysteries was waiting to finally be revealed.
Kuckei + Kuckei Remise / Linienstr. 107/108, 10115 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 28.10 / more info
19.00 Jeffrey Teuton & Fred Fleisher – „Just Let Me Be“ @ Rockelmann &
WHY: „Just Let Me Be“ is a two-man exhibition with the works of multidisciplinary artists Jeffrey Teuton and Fred Fleisher. It seeks to bring a new audience to archived pieces from the gallery's collection, ones that have been resting peacefully in storage but in light of current events, have taken on a new meaning and context in regards to American identity. The biographical works of Teuton and Fleisher deal with bouts of Americana and nostalgia.
Rockelmann & / Schönleinstr. 5, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / open through 05.11 / more info
17.00 Antonia Low – „Schutzgebiet“ @ EIGEN + ART Lab
WHY: In her new exhibition project, Antonia Low comments on everyday life phenomena. Fences and barriers that seem to span our world, are abstracted and aestheticized. She creates a space for reflection and an enclave for after-images. In everyday life, these ephemeral and fascinating phenomena get wiped away by restaurateurs.
EIGEN + ART Lab / Torstr. 220, 10115 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 14.10 / more info
18.00 Claudia Chaseling – „Site-Mutative Painting“ @ Magic Beans
WHY: Daring and without fear of big topics, Claudia Chaseling's expansive paintings connect different vocabularies, visual finds, texts, sources, and references to highly charged image sequences and spatial works. The motifs – distorted landscapes, organic forms, and glaring wave structures – tip, break, and inundate one another and lead back to foundational examinations and the questioning of being-in-the-world.
Magic Beans / Auguststr. 86, 10117 Berlin, S Oranienburger Str. / open through 05.11 / more info
18.00 Nora Al-Badri & Nikolai Nelles - „Not a Single Bone“ @ NOME
WHY: Through their project „Not a Single Bone“, Nora Al-Badri and Nikolai Nelles question the fictions of authenticity told by Western institutions, and seek to uncover alternative emancipatory narratives. The duo also present an iteration of their acclaimed project „The Other Nefertiti“ (2015), based on an “open-sourcing” of the Ancient Egyptian Nefertiti Bust through a data leak; an intervention into the production and commodification of global heritage and cultural goods.
NOME / Glogauer Str. 17, 10999 Berlin, U Görtlitzer Bahnhof / open through 11.11 / more info
19.00 Arnold Dreyblatt – „Replica“ @ Maniere Noire
WHY: Much of Arnold Dreyblatt's work reflects on the process of collecting, storing and archiving information. In the installation „Replica“, currently exhibited in Manière Noire, the text speaks of the technical and planned disappearance and destruction of the collective memory by institutions and governmental agencies
Maniere Noire / Waldenserstr. 7A, 10551 Berlin, U Birkenstr. / open through 27.10 / more info
19.00 Edmund Okstom – „DVNSTR“ @ Rainbow Unicorn
WHY: Allusions to dark Romanticism and film noir are as evident as fascination with doom and post-punk culture of the 1980s in the paintings of Edmund Okstom. His image sources are music videos, B-movies, and cheap commercials. Okstom is interested in conceptual and post-painting ideas; however, he treats them as a horizon to be crossed and confronted in a dialectical way.
Rainbow Unicorn / Anklamerstr. 50, 10115 Berlin, U Bernauer Str. / open through 06.10 / more info
18.00 Caroline Kryzecki – „Come out (to show them)” @ Sexauer Gallery
WHY: Caroline Kryzecki translates her well-known ballpoint pen drawings into a monumental room installation in her exhibition „Come out (to show them)”. During the realization of her work, Kryzecki exposes herself to a certain risk of failure since the work becomes visible only after its implementation in the gallery. In this exhibition Kryzecki follows Sol LeWitt’s dictum “Irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically”.
Sexauer Gallery / Streustr. 90, 13086 Berlin, Station Friesickestraße 12 & M13 / open through 21.10 / more info
15.00 Content Creation Week @ Blogfabrik
WHY: The first ever Content Creation Week will take place at Blogfabrik between September 11-14. At the heart of the conference lie questions such as - how is good content created? What makes digital content successful? Together with workshop participants, Blogfabrik’s network will answer these questions and open up a dialogue about different approaches, success stories, and best practice strategies through over 27 practical workshops. A supporting program of talks and discussions on the state of media industry will take place free of charge.
Blogfabrik / Oranienstr. 185, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info