Feeling a little lost lately? Does your head fill with a steady stream of impossible questions? Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Is the universe trying to tell us something? Don’t worry, we have just the right combination of art shows to help you find the answers you seek. (Or maybe just make you more confused than you were before!) Delve into your subconscious and explore deeper hidden meanings with exhibits about uncovering past inspiration, perceived reality, and collective memory. Or just join one of the outdoor art events and parties – from Stattyard to garage art. See you out there, artparasites!
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Let your hair down and let loose your inner savage! Teepees, wigwams, shrines, skate ramps, live music, and a group show featuring: Kate Bellm, Edgar Lopez, Mymo, Hazard Hope, Roberto Cuellar and Jose Romussi are in store for guests in this urban jungle paradise.
Gallery im Turm Gariste Gatene – Time Bandit – La Association of Montres – Money Time Exhibition Opening – 7pm
Gatene’s work can be described anywhere from pop-art to satire to naturalism, but one thing all can agree on, it is utterly mind-boggling. Who are we truly and who are the “others” who dictate how we live? In a world with so many contradictions, is anything really what it seems? Don’t worry if you don’t get it right away, especially if you don’t have that bizarre French ability to decipher obscurity.
Live Confession at Eis 36 with Benjamin Spalding – 7:30-9:30pm
Creeping on the streets with spray cans in tow, holed up in an art studio during waking hours – many artists in Berlin are good at avoiding the spotlight. Don’t let great talents that add color and life to this city go unnoticed. Join Live Confession to get an inner look into what makes Benjamin Spalding (originally from NYC) tick. Bring friends, get some drinks, and have fun.
Natulis Art Temporary – Artist Award and Garage Art Festivities – 6pm
Sometimes the greatest treasures wait for you in your own backyard, or in your garage. Or more specifically a €1000 prize for the winner of Natulis Art Temporary’s summer residency. Starting at 6pm, the award ceremony begins and the evening will continue with music, poetry, grilling and fun times with Party Arty’s Yaneq as the host. All weekend you can visit the open garage art studios!
For our Thursday tour click here
Friday, August 31st, 2012
To celebrate it’s three year anniversary, the independent gallery/project space Kaleidoskop has partnered with RAUM to put on an anniversary exhibit with works and performances from all, you heard me, ALL of it’s past performers and artists. So get ready for two entire floors of music, art, and extravagance at Kaum III.
Bridging the gap between the urban and rural, the Hungry City Exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien explores the different aspects of agriculture and food production taken after similar work of the 1960‘s and 1980‘s. The program accompanying the exhibition is devoted to the particular combination of city, land and food. The exhibit paints a picture of an urban cultural center with lectures, walks, tours, talks and offers of the culinary and cultural formations of this new utopia.
Swedish artist Martin Kozlowski named this exhibit Anti.Mnemosyne after the mythological Greek titaness Mnemosyne combined with the prefix ‘anti’ alluding to the myth of the two ancient rivers tying in to his work on remembrance. Combining calligraphy and painting, the artist explores how our mind uncovers past inspiration and the emotional ties which bind us. Think of it as a sort of deja vu on crack cocaine.
For our Friday tour click here
Saturday, Sept. 1st, 2012
Stattyard: Stattbad Berlin Presents Stattbad in the Open Air – 4pm
Whew! After all of the week’s mental exercise it is time to relax in a beautiful setting and let your creative juices flow at the live painting event at the Stattyard. The exhibition is called “Secret Garden” and curated by VAGE, a community of international artists with one goal in mind: to give artists everywhere a creative outlet to share and express ideas together in a supportive environment.
Savvy Contemporary “There is no wind on the moon” exhibition opening – 7pm
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? It might seem like a silly question but in reality it says a lot about our conveyed reality. Artists Maria Lorio & Raphael Cuomo, Dani Gal, and Jan Lemitz explore this theme of collective memory and how we evaluate knowledge with an emphasis on collaborative process and a discussion table with the audience.
This etherial exhibit takes viewers through a mystic journey into an unknown forest. However, what at first seems merely tranquil soon proves to be a complex journey into the human psyche. So let’s face it, it might be the only sober, mind altering experience you will ever have on a Saturday night.
For our Saturday tour click here