ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Erez Israeli - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - August 21st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Besides&nbsp;<em>Das mechanische Corps</em>, the focal project of our anniversary year is the artistic design of the firewall at Kottbusser Str. 10, which will be opened ceremonially along with the August solo exhibitions on 21st August.<br />As the result of a closed competition, the jury of experts Ellen Blumenstein, Hans Hemmert, Karin Kasb&ouml;ck, Doreet LeVitte Harten and Sven Dr&uuml;hl recommended a design by Israeli artist EREZ ISRAELI for realisation.<br />Israeli&rsquo;s idea centres on the subject of memory and remembrance in the Jewish-German context, but does not present the component of memory using the customary means for this theme; he avoids pathos by integrating tendencies of Street Art, for example. Israeli&rsquo;s mural painting action will restore its name to the building. In the course of anti-Jewish measures, the Nazis had removed the names of famous Jewish businesses from house fronts. Following the names of Jewish entrepreneurs, it was the Jews themselves who disappeared. This is the basis for the conceptual idea behind Erez Israeli&rsquo;s powerful artistic design.<br />A video documentation by Erez Israeli will expound on the genesis of the mural.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:23:10 +0000 Vera Kox - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - August 21st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>It is generally the static to the monumental that is understood as sculpture, but the sculptural works by Vera Kox concentrate far more on the fleeting and the transformable, on the transitory nature of her starting material.<br />It sticks, spills over, crumples, folds, bulges and plays with the cognitive patterns of our perception like a trompe-l&rsquo;&oelig;il. The presence of an exposure to strain can be seen and felt in all elements of Kox&rsquo;s work, often emphasised still more by the differing degrees of an object&rsquo;s abnormality; this exposure forms the basis of the artistic work as a theorem inherent in the material.<br />In her exhibition&nbsp;<em>Reassuring inertia</em>&nbsp;at K&uuml;nstlerhaus Bethanien, everyday materials are depicted with unlikely deformations, allowing us to recognise traces of passing gestures. The process and possibilities of formlessness provide a starting point for the works and suggest a phenomenological examination of whatever surrounds us each day.<br />The exhibition is accompanied by a text written by the Swedish artist Liv Strand.</p> <p>Vera Kox (*1984) is a grantee of the Minist&egrave;re de la Culture de Luxembourg, Oeuvre National de la Grande-Duchesse Charlotte (stART-up), Fondation Ind&eacute;pendance, Fonds Culturel National.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:26:52 +0000 Hans Kristian Borchgrevink Hansen - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - August 21st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Hans Kristian Borchgrevink Hansen is concerned with the artistic mapping of specific geographical areas; for this purpose, he uses found materials and film documentation of small discoveries he makes in the streets, in parks or at flea markets, etc. The everyday objects (hair ties, paper clips, pieces of plastic) or fragments of them, which the artist collects literally by hand or with the aid of his camera, are combined into a multifaceted image of the city&rsquo;s visual undercurrents and resemble miniatures of modernist sculpture with their often indefinable, abstract forms.&nbsp;Hansen assembles these found objects and fragments into small-format sculptural objects or makes them into protagonists in the scurrilous and humorous animation films he produces himself using the simplest of technology.<br />With&nbsp;<em>Life in the Undergrowth</em>&nbsp;Borchgrevink Hansen provides an equally fantastic, entertaining and thoughtful insight into the urban undercurrents of Berlin as his temporary environment. The exhibition shows large-format projections of two newly made animation films as well as a collection of small-format sculptures covering a full wall, constructed from snippets, fragments and found objects; the artist himself characterises this as a &ldquo;cabinet of curiosities&rdquo;.</p> <p>Hans Kristian Borchgrevink Hansen (*1985) is a grantee of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA).</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:30:37 +0000 Sofia Bäcklund - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - August 21st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Sofia B&auml;cklund creates series or groups of sculptures, which both represent and abstract objects from our everyday environment. Her works focus on aspects of the interplay between individuals and society, and on the role that material plays in these processes. One recurrent theme in B&auml;cklund&rsquo;s work is the necessity for limits and boundaries to exist in order to create meaning.<br />For the group shown in K&uuml;nstlerhaus Bethanien,<em>&nbsp;On (I mean come on)</em>, B&auml;cklund brings together massive and textile materials and combines substructures made from metal rods welded together, natural wood and rough paper with specially dyed fabrics which form the &lsquo;outer skin&rsquo; of the sculptures. In this context the various forms of the production process are also important to her; in one and the same work, therefore, she contrasts a quickly completed process involving intense decision-making, like welding, with the more contemplative, time-consuming work of sewing. The height of the sculptures is oriented on human dimensions and constitutes a reference to the human body, as does B&auml;cklund&rsquo;s choice of colours for the fabrics &ndash; nuances of skin and powder colours.<br />On the other hand, the forms are indicative of kitchen utensils, bathtubs, plants etc. Each sculpture makes up its own platform or scene.<br />In her works B&auml;cklund sounds out the diverse relations between human being and body, social environment and history.</p> <p>Sofia B&auml;cklund (*1983) is a grantee of the International Artists&rsquo; Studio Programme in Sweden (IASPIS).</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:32:49 +0000 Alexei Kostroma - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - August 21st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>At the beginning of the 1990s, Alexei Kostroma proclaimed a new trend in modern art &ndash; the so-called &ldquo;organic way&rdquo;, which began in the 20th century Russian avantgarde. Precisely this &ldquo;organic way&rdquo;, which investigates the developmental laws of living nature, enabled Kostroma to argue his own perspective regarding the relations between theory and artistic practice in modern art. In his creative work he constantly examines the reciprocal relations between man and nature and allows the insights he gains in this way to flow into his social environment. As an artist he works in a parallel way on several threads of a topic; on the foundation of natural phenomena, he thematises problems specific to humanity as well as the world as a whole.<br />In his current series of images entitled&nbsp;<em>Anticipation</em>&nbsp;he examines the economic crisis and mountains of debt in the style of Bad Painting. What can be seen is a painterly trip around the world in numbers &ndash; revealing his faith in art but certainly not in the vague announcements of economic bosses and the political class. Kostroma spills the mood of the consumers into a wild, furious scenario, whereby people&rsquo;s intuition matches the frustrating economic data outside Germany.</p> <p>Alexei Kostroma, born in the city of Kostroma, Russia in 1962, lives and works in Berlin.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:35:36 +0000 Tilo Baumgärtel, Lou Hoyer, Stu Mead, Christoph Ruckhäberle - Galerie Christian Ehrentraut - August 22nd 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:25:44 +0000 Group Show - Haus am Kleistpark - August 22nd 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Zum 12. Mal hat der Bezirk Tempelhof-Sch&ouml;neberg seinen Kunstpreis ausgeschrieben. Die f&uuml;nfk&ouml;pfige Jury unter dem Vorsitz von Dr. Anne Marie Freybourg hat aus 192 Bewerber/innen 14 K&uuml;nstler/innen zur Shortlist ausgew&auml;hlt, die in einer Ausstellung im HAUS am KLEISTPARK ihre Werke aus allen Sparten der bildenden Kunst zeigen. Am Tag der Er&ouml;ffnung werden die Preise verliehen.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:11:07 +0000 Jan-Holger Mauss - Laura Mars Grp. - August 22nd 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:32:55 +0000 - Plattenpalast - August 22nd 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The road leads back and back to the black square</em>&nbsp;ist Teil von Secondary Narratives 2014.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Secondary Narratives verbindet vier Ausstellungen zu einem &uuml;bergeordneten Ganzen und verkn&uuml;pft die Arbeit unabh&auml;ngiger Ausstellungsr&auml;ume und freier KuratorInnen. Jede der Ausstellungen ist zugleich autonom und Teil eines gr&ouml;&szlig;eren Narrativs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">Secondary Narratives</a>&nbsp;2014 ist eine Zusammenarbeit von Bublitz &amp; Lukas T&ouml;pfer, Julia Martha M&uuml;ller &amp; Frederiek Weda,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Neue Berliner R&auml;ume</a>&nbsp;und&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">The Wand</a>.</p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:36:07 +0000 SEO - Galerie Michael Schultz - August 23rd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:36:36 +0000 Annette Merrild - Galerie Michael Schultz - August 23rd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:39:05 +0000 Mark Stroemich - Autocenter - August 25th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><img src="" alt="" /></p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:10:09 +0000 Korede Amojo, Melissa Steckbauer - Billboard at The (former) Wand - August 25th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #2a2a2a;">As a part of the inauguration of "<a title="" href="">Secondary Narratives</a>," The Wand will present an exhibition entitled,&nbsp;<em>Deep Play&nbsp;</em>in two parts. &nbsp;The first application of this project takes the subheading,&nbsp;<em>Korede, Corazon</em>, and<strong>&nbsp;</strong>is inspired&nbsp;by Korede Amojo's indelible character, wherein The Wand's founding director, Melissa Steckbauer has invited&nbsp;him to participate in a project about love. &nbsp;The full scope of the term is&nbsp;employed within and is used to explore Kore&rsquo;s relationship to the area of his home in&nbsp;Moabit.</span><br /><span style="color: #2a2a2a;"><br />As a living, breathing artwork, Korede and Melissa will co-create the project together in August. The first&nbsp;lens will be a view to Korede,&nbsp;documenting and processing information that he volunteers about&nbsp;significant people and places within his kiez. The next phase will be an engagement&nbsp;of Korede with his community, wherein the resulting collection of images and objects will&nbsp;be presented throughout the neighborhood. Relating to the kiez as a living entity with&nbsp;it&rsquo;s own needs, challenges, and desires, this work will be &ldquo;written&rdquo; as a love letter to&nbsp;<br />Moabit.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #2a2a2a;"><span style="color: #2a2a2a;"><strong>Secondary Narratives</strong>&nbsp;links four exhibitions within one format. It interrelates the work of independent spaces and curators. Each exhibition is at once autonomous and a part of the larger narrative. &nbsp;Secondary Narratives 2014&nbsp;is a collaboration between&nbsp;Bublitz&nbsp;&amp; Lukas T&ouml;pfer, Julia Martha M&uuml;ller &amp; Frederiek Weda,&nbsp;Neue Berliner R&auml;ume, and&nbsp;The Wand.</span>,&nbsp;<span style="color: #2a2a2a;"><br /><br /><strong>Terms of Narration</strong><br />Secondary Narratives will host a lecture under the heading "Terms of Narration" on August 28th at 8pm, at the Friedrich-von-Raumer-Library in Kreuzberg: "A lecture inspired by Secondary Narratives; Secondary Narratives interpreted in a lecture. An attempt to make sense of four exhibitions without having seen them; a narrative that happens to coincide with four exhibitions."<br /><br />20:00, Friedrich-von-Raumer-Bibliothek, Dudenstr. 18-20, 10965 Berlin<br />(U6 Platz der Luftbr&uuml;cke)<br /><br /><strong>Project Space Festival</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #2a2a2a;">Secondary Narratives, 2014 is a part of the city-wide event,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Project Space Festival</a>&nbsp;in Berlin. &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:51:32 +0000 Moira Zoitl, Clea T. Waite, Jürgen Hille, Ulu Braun, Effie Wu, Maja Weyermann - Deutscher Künstlerbund, Projektraum - August 28th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Ein Screening aus dem digitalen Videoarchiv des Deutschen K&uuml;nstlerbundes. Ausgew&auml;hlt und vorgestellt von Susanne Fasbender</p> <p>Donnerstag, 28.08.2014 um 19:00 h</p> <p>Das digitale Videoarchiv des Deutschen K&uuml;nstlerbundes wurde im Jahr 2007 im Projektraum als offenes Archiv eingerichtet: Es umfasst inzwischen rund 450 Arbeiten von mehr als 130 internationalen K&uuml;nstlerinnen und K&uuml;nstlern.&nbsp; Im Projektraum des Deutschen K&uuml;nstlerbundes wurde ein Sichtungsplatz eingerichtet, der die Werke mit Hilfe einer speziellen Software nach dem System &raquo;Video on demand&laquo; interessierten Besuchern zur Verf&uuml;gung stellt. Seit seiner Einrichtung hat sich der Deutsche K&uuml;nstlerbund zu einem bedeutsamen Ort der Vermittlung, Information und Diskussion &uuml;ber Videokunst entwickelt.</p> <p>In der Reihe &raquo;SAMPLE&laquo; finden in lockerer Folge Pr&auml;sentationen des Videoarchivs statt, wobei die Auswahl entsprechend unterschiedlicher k&uuml;nstlerischer Positionen getroffen wird. Am 28. August 2014 widmet die K&uuml;nstlerin Susanne Fasbender diesen Abend der Verbindung von Inspiration, Fantasie und Fiktion mit dokumentarischen Formen. Selbst durch die von ihr ausgesuchten Videos durchaus inspiriert, stellt sie die bekannte Frage, was die Darstellung von Wirklichkeit mit Fantasie zu tun hat.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Programm:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ulu Braun<br />Tower of Invincibility, 2012, 15:11 Min.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Maja Weyermann<br />&Uuml;ber das moderne Leben, 1995, 14:37 Min.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Maja Weyermann<br />Bangkok - Berlin, Pankstr. 49, 2010, 07:50 Min.<br />(gef&ouml;rdert von der European Cultural Foundation)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Effie Wu<br />Zeitscheiben, 2004, 02:54 Min.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>J&uuml;rgen Hille<br />WIND, 2012, 07:45 Min.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Clea T. Waite<br />Stella Maris, 1988, 11:08 Min.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Moira Zoitl</p> <p>Babae / Women, 2005, 09:58 Min.</p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:22:56 +0000 Group Show - Galerie Buchholz - August 28th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><em>Pictures, Before and After&nbsp;</em>is one of a series of events honoring the work of art historian, theorist, curator and activist Douglas Crimp who turns 70 this month. Departing from Crimp's Memoirs which will be published as&nbsp;<em>Before Pictures</em>&nbsp;in 2015, these events consider artistic, philosophical, queer and subcultural practices from the 1960s to the present. Whether as activist, editor, author, or participant, Crimp has played a key role in the construction, representation and interpretation of this history. The organizers, Diedrich Diederichsen, Juliane Rebentisch and Marc Siegel, together with Daniel Buchholz and Christopher M&uuml;ller of Galerie Buchholz, the Arsenal Institut for Film und Video Art, and&nbsp;<em>Tanz im August</em>&nbsp;are all fans, friends, colleagues or students who have crossed paths with Crimp numerous times over the years.<br /><br />Douglas Crimp, who arrived in New York at the end of the 1960s and worked initially at the Guggenheim Museum and as an assistant to legendary fashion designer Charles James, is undoubtedly one of the influential American intellectuals of our day. Alongside his occassional but significant curatorial projects, and his work as critic (<em>Art News, Art Forum</em>) and editor (<em>October</em>), Crimp has written some of the central texts on museological questions and theories of postmodernism (e.g.&nbsp;<em>On the Museum's Ruins</em>, 1993). He was one of the most critical and persistent voices during the AIDS crisis and arguably the one whose theoretical insights most shaped the development of activist and artistic practices, even beyond the confines of queer and AIDS politics (e.g.&nbsp;<em>AIDS Demo Graphics</em>, 1990;&nbsp;<em>Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics</em>, 2004). Moreover, Crimp's writing on AIDS cultural practices directly influenced the development of the scholarly field of queer studies (<em>AIDS: Cultural Analysis, Cultural Activism</em>, 1988;&nbsp;<em>How Do I Look? Queer Film and Video</em>, 1991). More recently, he has continued to attract international attention though his lectures and essays on contemporary dance and on the artistic practices that emerged in the New York Underground scene of the 1960s, mainly the work of Jack Smith, Ronald Tavel and Andy Warhol (e.g. '<em>Our Kind of Movie': The Films of Andy Warhol</em>, 2012)<br /><br />Throughout his career, Crimp continuously corroborated his critical and theoretical insights with curatorial work. The 1977 exhibition&nbsp;<em>Pictures</em>&nbsp;(with, among others, Jack Goldstein, Sherrie Levine, Philip Smith), which he curated for Artist's Space in New York City, is the most influential in this respect in that it instituted a paradigm shift in artistic production and theorization. The historical overview that Crimp developed with curator Lynne Cooke in their co-curated exhibition&nbsp;<em>Mixed Use Manhattan&nbsp;</em>(Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2010) dedicated itself to New York City in the 1970s, the&nbsp; space of Lower Manhattan that was transformed by a recession into a stage for the development of new artistic practices.<br /><br />Crimps Memoirs serve as the departure point for an exhibition that Christopher M&uuml;ller organized &ndash;in close collaboration with Crimp himself&ndash; and that unfolds Crimp's perspective on a half century of mutual exchange and tension between artistic and subcultural practices. The exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Pictures, Before and After</em>, opens on August 28 at Galerie Buchholz in Berlin and will run through October 31, 2014. On August 24, a few days before the opening, Crimp will be a guest of the dance festival&nbsp;<em>Tanz im August</em>, where he will hold a public discussion with Belgian dancer and choreographer Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker. On the two days following the exhibition opening, August 29 &amp; 30, there will be an international symposium in Crimp's honor at the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art. Alongside Crimp, who will deliver as a keynote the final chapter of his upcoming Memoirs, there will be lectures by Rosalyn Deutsche (New York), Jonathan Flatley (Detroit), Rachel Haidu (New York), Dirck Linck (Berlin) and Juan A. Su&aacute;rez (Murcia), as well as the three event organizers. Following Crimp's keynote, there will be a screening of&nbsp;<em>Lives of Performers</em>&nbsp;(Yvonne Rainer, USA 1972).</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:51:31 +0000 Group Show - Autocenter - August 29th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:53:34 +0000