The most exciting news of the week is certainly the opening of the newborn Project Space Festival Berlin, which fills Berlin's event calender like a missing puzzle. Take this time to discover some new spaces and artists, and try to expand your horizons a little extra with what is currently new & hot in the world of music and movies.
18.30 Art Spin Berlin @ Frankfurter Allee / Möllendorffstraße
WHY: Art Spin Berlin is a new bicycle led, interactive art tour of creative venues, art performances, site-specific installations, and artist studios in Friedrichshain/ Lichtenberg. Besides the fact that it is a bike tour and it is for free, the great thing about it is that it gives you an insight into the diversity of Berlin's art scene outside the well-known art crawl routes. If you like the concept, you can also support it by donating at www.startnext.de/artspinberlin, and thus help with the production of the tour.
Meeting Point: Frankfurter Allee @ Möllendorffstraße / free / more info
20.00 Lawrence Arabia + Bannerman @ Villa Neuköln
WHY: The fabulous Lawrence Arabia is on his way for a very special concert in the beautiful Villa Neukölln ballroom where he'll be playing his solid gold hits, as well as unheard classics soon to be released on his fourth studio album. Bannerman is supporting him with his dark, cinematic tales of unhinged characters and nostalgic lovers, drawn forth from the dusty dream hole.
Villa Neukölln / Hermannstraße 233, 12049 Berlin, U Boddinstr. / more info
20.00 Landscape Film Festival open air screening @ Freiluftkino Pompeji
WHY: Freiluftkino Pompeji shows seven short films produced over a period of two weeks by the local filmmakers and artists, which capture Berlin simply as it is, through stories defining its contemporary landscape. After the screening, stay around for the party with some sixties new wave cinema soundtracks, go-go and ye-ye beat, southern-funk, psych-rarities, library-music treats, and much more.
Freiluftkino Pompeji / Laskerstr. 5, 10245 Berlin, S Ostkreuz / €5 / more info
Project Space Festival Berlin @ Various locations
WHY: The first inaugural Project Space Festival Berlin invites visitors on a month-long trip through Berlin's independent art scene. Each of the thirty participating space will realize one event within a 24-hour period. The program of the festival is as diverse as its participating project spaces: planned events include performative city tours, one-day-only exhibitions, and culinary get-togethers. We cannot stress enough the importance of this festival for a city like Berlin, so without any doubt: do not miss it!
Project Space Festival Berlin / more info
19.00 Ursula Mayer - Vibration/Frequency/Substance (artist talk & screening) @ Import Projects
WHY: To kick off the beginning of the Project Space Festival Berlin, Import Projects presents a screening of Austrian artist Ursula Mayer’s "Gonda" (2012) - a recent landmark in contemporary film art, scripted by Maria Fusco. The film is adapted from Rand’s play "Ideal", and explores the subjective notion of seduction, appeal, and desire. The screening will be followed by a conversation between the artist and Nadim Samman of Import Projects. After party takes place at Kumpelnest (Lützowstrasse 23).
Import Projects / Keithstrasse 10, 10787 Berlin, U Wittenbergplatz / free entry / more info
14.00 Stravaganza @ Agora
WHY: A festival within a festival is what Agora prepared for the second day of the Project Space Festival. "'Stravaganza" - a performance installation stretching out onto the garden and facade outside the building - will critically examine the topic of celebrations and their symbologies. Participating artists are Beth Dillon, Tomás Espinosa, Renata Har, and Caique Tizzi.
Agora / Mittelweg 50, 12053 Berlin, U Boddinstr. / free entry / more info
15.00 Typologien - artist talk @ Galerie Pavlova
WHY: This Saturday, Galerie Pavlova will present the first of their artists talks with the photographers whose works are featured in the group show "Typologien": Conor Clarke, Nadine Hattom, and Zoe Spawton."Typologien" brings together projects which follow in the German photographic tradition first established by the Bechers School of Photography. RSVP on the facebook event page or via email (email@example.com).
Galerie Pavlova / Linienstr. 116, 10115 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor - S Oranienburger Str / free entry / more info
15.00 Hors d'œuvre - The Secondary Concern @ tête
WHY: Sunday in tête will be all about food, so skip your routine lunch and go for this one-of-a-kind experience. "Hors d'œuvre – The Secondary Concern" invites its guests to bring their own hors d'œuvres, and to taste the creations of other visitors. In addition to the hors d'œuvres from participating artists, videos revolving around food will be projected. Bon appétit!
Schönhauser Allee 161A, 10435 Berlin, U Senefelder Platz / free entry / more info