Look Closer: Berlin’s Best Weekend Art Events

I know, I know: with this freezing weather you are tempted to hit up Berlin’s christmas markets to drink copious amounts of Glühwein, but don’t forget the Berlin’s art scene is still alive and kicking! We sifted through all of this weekend’s art events to bring you a curated list of the top openings, art parties and events. Enjoy!

Thursday December 13th, 2012

Artconnect Berlin – Workshop: Outside of the Studio ­– 5-7 pm [25 euro]

Calling all struggling artists with 25 euros to spare: Maud Piquion is hosting a workshop designed to familiarize artists with the insider rules and logistics of the art world. You will learn various skills to succeed in the art market, such as how to write an artist statement and promote yourself effectively. Sounds like a good investment, so reserve your spot here.

G9 (Galleria Nove) – “PERSPECTIVE” Exhibition Opening – 6-9 pm

Gain some new perspectives at the exhibition opening of a group show featuring works by the likes of Ai Weiwei curated by Drew Hammond. Catch it while you can, because its end date is currently a question mark.  

CORPO 6 galerie ­– “Out of Place_an ongoing archive” Opening – 6 pm

22:37 cultural association and berlinerpool have united to bring youOut of Place_an ongoing archive,” an open archive established to collect all theoretical references and ideas concerning “nomadism” as it relates to contemporary art. This concept should pique the interest of all the nomads in Berlin, not only in the physical sense. The installation consists of nearly eighty documents submitted by artists, critics and curators.

Follow our Thursday tour here.

Friday December 14th, 2012

Galerie oqbo – “6 aus 110” Exhibition Opening ­– 7 pm

Head over to the “6 aus 110” exhibition opening to check out works by six artists working in a variety of media from textile to wood and clay. Be sure to watch out for the works of Varda Getzow, who uses the ephemeral feature of fabrics and stockings to create nearly translucent sculptural landscapes.

Fellini Gallery – “The Rainbow Party” – 8-12 pm [Free, RSVP]

Get ready to paint the town rainbow! Fellini gallery is throwing a party to celebrate gay diversity in Berlin. All are welcome to participate in this Hollywood-themed night where exotic drinks will be served and live performances and body painting will take place. On view are works of LA-based artists Tamara Fleming, Todd Williamson, Lori Geller, James Verbicky, Rimi Yang and Mark Mayer. RSVP to guarantee your entrance as full means full: rsvp@fellinigallery.com


Artconnect Berlin – Jose Romussi “Life is beautiful” Exhibition Opening – 7 pm

Known for overlapping vintage black and white photographs with colorful embroidery, Chilean artist Jose Romussi brings old photos back to life. His latest exhibition “Life is beautiful” will show his wide range of artistic endeavors, including videos, collages, and calligraphy.

Follow our Friday tour here.


Saturday December 15th, 2012

Tanas ­– “Tanas im Dialog” – 2 pm

Start your afternoon off right by heading over to Tanas for a free conversational tour of the current exhibition led by a Tanas representative and Marc Wellmann, the exhibition director of the George Kolbe Museum Berlin. Prepare yourselves for an exciting discussion, but be warned: the event will take place in German.

Espace Surplus ­– “Black Holes” Closing Party – 4 pm

Who doesn’t love black holes – a place where time becomes material? Even better, black holes mixed with Glühwein?! If you are an alchemist fan, head over to Espace Surplus for your last chance to see German artist Ulrike Mohr’s works before they leave the space. After all, even the best phenomena don’t last forever.

Skalitzers Contemporary Art – “Silence is a rhythm too” Exhibition Opening – 7-10 pm

Head over to the “Silence is a rhythm too” exhibition opening for your chance to see Berlin artist Danny Gretscher’s signature colorful artworks. Be snappy, as this solo show will only last one week!

Follow our Saturday tour here.

Article by Patricia Restrepo