We hope you're in the Holloween mood because we have some events that revolve around the holiday. With or without a costume, these openings, parties and a festival will keep you on your toes. See you there!
Thursday, October 31st, 2013
In such an international city like Berlin, sometimes it can be hard finding an actual Berliner. Hosted by Pop Up Gallery, this event is the culmination of an exhibition that brought together twelve artist that were born here — seven from East and five from West Berlin. The artists will be present so bring your questions and get a perspective of this city from a Berliner’s point of view!
Berliners, what do you know about Dia de los Muertos? Probably not much—unless you’re into the fact and concept of death and have read a link or two (RIP printed media) about the way Mexicans celebrate this national holiday. Fortunately, the cool folks at Urban Art Clash, with the aid of Mexican painter Pao Delfin, bring us a little taste of this holiday with a live painting session, live DJs (not dead ones this time, sorry), Mexican cocktails (ay dios mio!), tape art by Klebebande and even a sketch club (all styles welcome). Needless to say, we’re dying to go!
And if you’re looking for a good old Halloween party night, iHeartBerlin is hosting an event that you don’t want to miss. Check this out: there’s a costume workshop (registration required), haunted house performances, an outfit contest (we hear that the prices are totally worth looking fashionable, sexiest, or original), a haunted porn booth (imagine the possibilities), and last but certainly not least is the dance of the dead—bring your dancing shoes to this thrilling night!
Friday, November 1st, 2013
How intimate can a social project be? Can a painting be more than a painting but also a close link between the artist and the subject? The Finnish artist Eemil Karila has documented the collective activity at his studio/home through paintings. The result is very psychological and intimate: he will now present portraits that he describes as being a dialogue with the models and also reflexive self-portraits.
If you feel that the weekend is not only about getting crunk but also about doing something political, we have the right event for you. We all know how Eurocentric the history of art is, but in our contemporary world does the European standards still apply? This critical exhibition unites researchers from different corners of the globe with a creative approach to the question of how people remember the past, strive for a better future, or think about alternatives in an entangled world.
Berlin is being invaded by the Little Dudes! They have been sent from Dudeland on a mission to make the world a better place. In Dudeland everything was white, but now they have been fabulously decorated and are ready to be adopted by you. This is your chance to bring one home: to adopt a Little Dude you need to join this auction designed to help various charities!
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Neukölln once again shows its creative side! This 12th annual edition of Nachtundnebel is promising (as it is the case with every year). How could it not: galleries, studios, private rooms, basements, and makeshift spaces comprising over 80 art venues will be open to highlight the creative side of one of Berlin’s most popular districts. Paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, readings, performances, theater, dance, music—every art medium, basically—will be on display. Plan accordingly and don’t miss the after-party!
In his paintings, Ernie Luley Superstar plays with the classic motifs of art and culture; from Eros to myth. The myth of “The American Dream” is the foundation for his latest exhibition: the idea that anyone can “make it” through hard work and willpower, especially if one leads a morally proper life—and, of course, lives in the USA (perhaps a clever invention to make life bearable under capitalism). Responding to these ideas, his paintings are a clash between a Baroque and a Barbie world: exaggeration, exuberance, grandeur, sexiness smeared in superficiality. You won’t walk away disappointed!
Clash of the titans? This is an exhibition bringing together thirteen artists from New York and Berlin, each with a unique position in contemporary art. Brought to you by a collaboration between the galleries Kunstleben Berlin and Skylight Gallery from NYC, prepare to experience both experimental and representational Painting and Photography. But beyond the obvious comparisons, this exhibition aims for cultural exchange between the vibrant alternative art scenes that these two major cities currently sport. Of course there will be live music!
Compiled by the Artparasites team