Going to the gym, learning a new language, eating healither, getting to bed early? Difficult. Attending more art exhibitions and openings while mingling with new faces of the Berlin art scene? Easy! Simply follow our guide to this weekend’s best art events in Berlin to get the year off to a strong start.
Thursday January 3rd, 2013
Henry Darger was merely known as a janitor while alive, only to become discovered as an artist after his death for “his elaborate 15,143-page fantasy manuscript entitled ‘The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco- Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion’.” He created several hundred watercolors to illustrate this fantastical story. Check out the documentary of this strangely creative mind with a penchant for titles this Thursday!
Venture over to this small Prenzlauer Berg art space to check out this closing party of an exhibition focused on collages constructed partly out of found materials. You can take home a piece of the action as there are great postcards available (13 different artists cards or 20 different cards, of which 10 are for the school in Western Sahara).
Follow our Thursday tour here.
Friday January 4th, 2013
Spend one night at Tanztage Berlin (literally “dancing days”), a contemporary dance festival offering young choreographers and artists a chance “to collaborate and come up with new positions and movement to comment on the ever-changing societal, cultural, and political landscape.” Get insight to the art of dance this Friday!
Follow our Friday tour here.
Saturday January 5th, 2013
Savvy Contemporary plans to start 2013 with an exhibition centered on sexual violation and how these trangressive acts fit within power structures. Digging head-first into taboo issues such as incest and the Oedipus complex, the theme is far from light but undoubtedly intriguing.
Stop by to see the fruits from the Berlin 24h Comics Marathon of 2012. With works from artists including Auge Lorenz, Clémentine Guichard, Ilan Katin, Javier Lozano Jaén, Lilli Loge, and Tinet Elmgren, plus a concert, there should be something there to suit your fancy.
Follow our Saturday tour here.
Article by Patricia Restrepo