Once again the weekend is around the corner. And don’t worry we’ve got you covered with art openings, events, and even a block party to help you in your art adventures this weekend. Can’t make it to Documenta, why not spend the evening at Bockumenta? Japan a little too far away to visit? Get a sneak peak into the young Japanese art scene at Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien (not everyone will be dressed as hamster, we promise!). Those flights to Iceland too expensive? Frank and Jo Nagel will take you on a tour of this magical land in sounds and pictures. So come on artparasites, do some traveling! All you need is a bike or a lovely Berlin transport ticket courtesy of the BVG. This weekend Berlin is throwing you some international travel, art style.
Thursday, August 9th 2012
Drawings, paintings, and crocheted puppets? Wait, what? This multi-faceted illustrator-artist brings us his first solo show and the launch of The Book of Bock, his first monograph. The artist will be in attendance.
ARTCONNECT Berlin Anniversary Celebration – 7pm Thursday – 10pm Sunday
ARTCONNECT Berlin is bringing you a weekend full of parties, djs, and a whole lot of art. The event takes place in various locations around Boddinstrasse in Neukölln and includes a fundraising auction with works donated by Berlin artists. For full schedule and event details click here.
Acud Gallery Clément Destephen and Jaques-André Dupont
Space, light, and noise are what this installation is all about. This work sees itself as a light animated painting. Sounds pretty arty. But isn’t that what’s it’s all about?
For our Thursday Art Tour with map click here.
Friday, August 10th 2012
Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien The Echo – Although I am still alive -7pm
Are you a Japanophile? If you are, then “The Echo” is for you. This show brings together 17 young Japanese artists for a group show that both hangs on and breaks free of tradition. Don’t expect a room full of Manga.
Holz Kohlen Koks Tactic Projects presents i/o a night of experimental sound and James Greenway’s Exhibition Slow Spider -7pm
What do you fancy tonight? This double bill features a solo exhibition of Greenway’s video works as well as short performances in experimental music by Eosin, Strawk, Kevin Tuohy, and The Cacologist. The performers will collaborate after the individual performances.
For our Friday Art Tour with map click here.
Saturday, August 11th 2012
P142 Group Show Precarious -3pm
Performance “The Shell” by Madeleine Botet de Lacaze 6:30,7:30, 8:30 pm.
The White Elephant Collective presents “Precarious”. Taking place at P142, an independent house project that supports struggling artists with live/work spaces, 13 artists consider the uncertain state of reality. More info here.
Volcanoes and hot springs and Björk, oh my! Have you ever been to Iceland? Chris and Jo Nagel are bringing you pictures and sounds from this Nordic Nation.
Galerie iGeL August Stern “A.S.P.” 7pm
An exhibition so special it deserves two vernissages! Join artist August Stern for his first solo show in Berlin, where artwork (mostly oil paintings and sculpture) from the past 5 years of his creative output give life to the space of iGeL. If you find yourself in Friedrichshain on Saturday night, we recommend you head over and check out the exhibition.
For our Saturday Art Tour with map click here.