Yesterday I went to see the new solo exhibition in Künstlerhaus Bethanien‘s Kottbusser Strasse showroom: Maki Na Kamura, the winner of this year’s Falkenrot Preis award. Different landscapes and cityscapes all folded together onto a single canvas, that was my impression of her paintings – full of details and yet open to interpretation; interesting and complex. Go and see it!
This Friday, 22nd November, Whiteconcepts gallery in Auguststrasse will open a new group exhibition: “Art With Money”. I’ve never been to Whiteconcepts so this is a good opportunity to finally visit the gallery. Also, Spanish artist duo PSJM (I interviewed them for globe-M last year) will be exhibiting there. The vernissage begins at 7pm.
A few days ago Gestalten gallery opened a new group exhibition: “The Art of Collage” will run until 5th January 2014 and features works by 31 international artists. Continue reading
Arts house The Wye has brought the Cyberfest new media art event over from Russia: five days of exciting art/sound installations, performances, workshops, lectures, screening and concerts – check out the programme!! Cyberfest 2013: Time & Place kicks off on Wednesday, 13th November, at 8pm – and all events are free (yay!).
And here is the globe-M article on Cyberfest 2013, freshly posted: Cyber//Art. I visited the exhibitions in The Wye on Wednesday and completely fell in love with “Aesthetics of Decay: Design for Dying Electronics”, a multimedia installation by Disney Nasa Borg which can be seen on The Wye’s ground floor. My favourites on the second floor exhibition room include “Movie Mincer” by Sergey Teterin – a metal meat mincer connected to a laptop and beamer; when you turn the handle you can screen a silent movie film clip (George Méliès’ “A Trip to the Moon” from 1902!). When the handle pauses, the film stops. Continue reading
The Museum for Communication has just opened its new exhibition: “Am I Beautiful?” looks at the cultural and biological ideals of beauty. Museum für Kommunikation is one of my favourite exhibition spaces in Mitte. It is located in a gorgeous building from 1898 directly on Leipziger Strasse. They have a well-structured and interactive permanent exhibition (a great place to visit if you have kids) and temporary exhibits dealing with trends, society, information, communication and interaction. Continue reading
Ifa gallery in Linienstraße has just opened a new exhibition: “The Space Between Us” – part of the Kulturtransfers exhibition series – showcases trans-African art. The exhibition reflects on the different artistic positions and cultural connections between African and African-German art. Continue reading
Tonight is the grand opening of C/O Berlin’s new open-air exhibition: “Ostkreuz: To the West” features the works of thirteen photographers from famous photo agency Ostkreuz. C/O Berlin invited the Ostkreuz photographers to take pictures of today’s Charlottenburg, the neighbourhood where C/O Berlin is now located. Continue reading
This Friday evening a new exhibition opens at The Wye on Skalitzer Strasse (Kreuzberg): “Spatial Structures” features works by artist Jenny Keuter – check out the exhibition website, it looks great; I think I might write an article for globe-M on this. The vernissage is from 7pm to 10pm on Friday, 20th September at The Wye.
“The Unanswered Question. İskele 2” is a cooperation between Tanas and the Neue Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) and presents international artists, musicians and performers from Turkey and the surrounding geopolitical areas. It is also Tanas’ very last exhibition since the arts space is going to close its doors this year. Sniff.
The exhibition is accompanied by a series of performances and other events that will take place at Tanas, HAU (Hebbel am Ufer) theatre and n.b.k. More information here: www.tanasberlin.de/index.php?lang=en&nav=vorschau. The exhibition opens on 8th September 2013 and the vernissage is on Saturday, 7th: from 5-7pm at Tanas and from 7pm onwards there’ll be a concert and party at n.b.k. Yay!
And here is my globe-M article: Ankunft und Abschied.
“Tarantel 2”, the new exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, brings together four international photographers – Elin Høyland from Norway, Vadim Gushchin and Lucia Ganieva from Russia and Thomas Sandberg from Germany. Four very different sujets but equally fascinating; highly recommended. The exhibition is running until 4th August 2013 and entry is free. Check out www.bethanien.de/en/exhibitions/tarantel-2. And here is the globe-M article: Der Biss der Spinne.
A new C/O Berlin exhibition which is starting tomorrow – Globe-M article: Amerika in Berlin. The background: C/O Berlin is one of the most high-profile photography exhibition galleries in Berlin. They’re a non-profit foundation and were established in 2000; for many photography fans they have an almost iconic status. For the last 13 years C/O Berlin was based in the old Postfuhramt on Oranienburger Straße in Mitte, a truly spectacular historical building. However, this March the gallery had to leave its Mitte location; they moved to Charlottenburg instead, into the Amerika Haus on Hardenbergstraße just behind Bahnhof Zoo train station. Continue reading