ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/show en-us 40 - KW Institute for Contemporary Art - April 30th 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div class="text"> <p class="visible" style="text-align: justify;">Performance program accompanying the exhibition <a class="visible" href="http://www.kw-berlin.de/en/exhibitions/secret_surface_where_meaning_materializes_535">SECRET SURFACE. WHERE MEANING MATERIALIZES</a></p> <p class="visible" style="text-align: justify;">SUNRISE SUNSET with Anna Barham, Auto Italia, Lawrence Lek, Naufus Ram&iacute;rez-Figueroa, Emily Roysdon, Marc Sabat mit Mareike Lee</p> <p class="visible" style="text-align: justify;">This 12-hour rhythm of performances within the exhibition space and throughout the house and courtyard complements the exhibition&rsquo;s main question: where does meaning materialize? What if live art was likewise superficial &ndash; in the best sense of the word?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The program mainly animates a selection of artworks from the exhibition with their makers&rsquo; live interpretation, but treats the artist&rsquo;s presence as yet another surface for reflection and refraction. It aims to literalize the moment of exchange between observer and observed and thus make the exhibition&rsquo;s questions accessible also through participation. The program stages clashes between seductive, virtual spaces and the physical one, each of which is an interface, or system, for making sense of our surroundings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The day unfolds following a rhythm that refers to biological rhythms and natural changes of light, which lays shadows and spotlights upon different stage-like settings throughout KW. In the morning, performances and workshops guide interested viewers on further explorations of texts and 3D environments presented in the show. Anna Barham leads THE MODEL (2016), a live production reading group, which processes familiar texts through repeated human performance and digital translation. Lawrence Lek takes over the controls on his virtual tour of a futuristic KW with a live performance of BERLIN MIRROR (2042 RETROSPECTIVE), made for the exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the afternoon, these are joined by interventions and at times surreal departures from thenworks on view. Auto Italia revisit their 2012 film MY SKIN IS AT WAR WITH A WORLD OF DATA by activating the original material through live, but seemingly interchangeable human interactions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At sunset, Marc Sabat and Mareike Lee present an interpretation of surface and depth in musical and architectural terms, proposing an unfolding and shimmering of sound and light that remains suspended in the reflective cubes of Caf&eacute; Bravo, recast as a membrane.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The evening culminates with an acceleration of performances, spreading to the courtyard and complemented by artist positions outside the exhibition. Naufus Ram&iacute;rez-Figueroa&rsquo;s piece THE PRINT OF SLEEP (2015/16) concludes the day with a meditative, dreamlike scene that combines printmaking, varied human surfaces and bedtime rituals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The day&rsquo;s pacing and spatial arrangement is developed in conversation with artist Emily Roysdon, who proposes subjective stretches and measures of time as part of her performance UNCOUNTED [PERFORMANCE 7] (2014&ndash;ongoing). Roysdon and her collaborators intermittently perform text excerpts from her numbered and randomized script in KW&rsquo;s courtyard, a central spot that connects the street with the institution&rsquo;s various venues.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Schedule for Saturday, 30.4.16:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please note: THE MODEL by Anna Barham requires pre-registration at em@kw-berlin.de</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">11:00 h: Anna Barham, THE MODEL, registration required at em@kw-berlin.de <br /> 11:30 h: Auto Italia, MY SKIN WAS AT WAR WITH A WORLD OF DATA <br /> 12:30 h: Lawrence Lek, BERLIN MIRROR (2042 RETROSPECTIVE)<br /> 13:30 h: Auto Italia, MY SKIN WAS AT WAR WITH A WORLD OF DATA<br /> 14:00 h: Anna Barham, THE MODEL, registration required at em@kw-berlin.de<br /> 15:30 h: Lawrence Lek, BERLIN MIRROR (2042 RETROSPECTIVE)<br /> 16:00 h: Anna Barham, THE MODEL, registration required at em@kw-berlin.de<br /> 17:00 h: Auto Italia, MY SKIN WAS AT WAR WITH A WORLD OF DATA<br /> 19:00 h: Lawrence Lek, BERLIN MIRROR (2042 RETROSPECTIVE)<br /> 19:30 h: Emily Roysdon, UNCOUNTED (PERFORMANCE 7), featuring Karl Holmqvist, Ligia Lewis, Manuel Pelmus, and Agnieszka Polska<br /> 20:00 h Marc Sabat and Mareike Lee, LIGHT GROUND<br /> 21:15 h: Naufus Ram&iacute;rez-Figueroa, THE PRINT OF SLEEP</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All performances are accessible with an exhibition ticket and may be viewed independently of each other. <br /> Some performances overlap, but repeat at other intervals throughout the day.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">THE PRINT OF SLEEP by Naufus Ram&iacute;rez-Figueroa is commissioned and produced as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), If I Can&rsquo;t Dance, I Don&rsquo;t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum &amp; M-Museum, Leuven), and Tate Modern (London). UNCOUNTED (PERFORMANCE 7) by Emily Roysdon has been developed as part of the first phase of Corpus. Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. www.corpus-network.org</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curated by Catherine Wood and Adela Yawitz</p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:05:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Oliver Orthuber - G.A.S-station - May 6th 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p><strong>x|y|z:RAUMPROJEKT (f&uuml;r Augustina) f&uuml;r Bildende Kunst und Neue Medien</strong></p> <p><strong>Ausgespeites aus der anderen Welt?<br /></strong><strong>x|y|z:RAUMPROJEKT von Oliver Orthuber in der G.A.S-station</strong></p> <p>Neben der j&auml;hrlichen themenspezifischen sparten&uuml;bergreifenden Ausstellungsreihe der G.A.S-station ist die Projektreihe x|y|z:RAUMPROJEKT ein experimentelles Ausstellungsformat in dem K&uuml;nstlerinnen eine thematische Rauminstallation f&uuml;r den gro&szlig;en Ausstellungsraum entwickeln k&ouml;nnen. Dieses Jahr haben sich K&uuml;nstler von Textfragmenten aus AUGUSTINAselbst (Elisa Asenbaum, Passagen Verlag, 2016) inspirieren lassen.</p> <p>Wenn man in der Rauminstallation von Oliver Orthuber steht, f&uuml;hlt man sich wie in einer anderen Welt, als w&uuml;rde man durch eine Traumlandschaft schreiten. Das tolle dabei ist, dass man das Kunstwerk betreten kann, sodann in dem Werk, sogar auf ihm steht.</p> <p>Der Boden ist aus aufgeplustert fragilen Papier und Karton, ein raumf&uuml;llender Teppich aus knalligem Rot. Ausgestreut oder in Haufen get&uuml;rmt liegen Gegenst&auml;nde in Blau.</p> <p><em>Ausgespeit aus der anderen Welt?<br /><br /></em>Der K&uuml;nstler hat sich von Szenen aus AUGUSTINAselbst inspirieren lassen. In dieser Erz&auml;hlung dringen verschiedenste Dinge und Denkweisen unserer Wirklichkeit in Augustinas Traumwelt, in ihr R&uuml;ckzugsgebiet, ein. So wird die Protagonistin auch in ihren Tr&auml;umen mit "unserer Wirklichkeit" und aktuellen Problematiken konfrontiert.</p> <p>engl.:</p> <p>x|y|z:SPACEPROJECT (for Augustina) for fine art und new media</p> <p>Spouts from another world?<br /><br />x|y|z:SPACEPROJECT by Oliver Orthuber at GAS-station.</p> <p>Besides the annually international and topic centered exhibition serial of GAS-station the project x|y|z:SPACEPROJECT is an experimental format. Artists create specific installations for the large exhibition room. This year artists are inspired by text fragments out of the book AUGUSTINAselbst (Elisa Asenbaum, Passagen Verlag, 2016).</p> <p>If you are in the space installation of Oliver Orthuber, you feel like in another world, like as you would walk through a dreamland scenery. You can enjoy to step into installation, walk through it, being part oft it.</p> <p>The whole ground floor is filled up with fragile fluffy paper and cardboard, shining red, like a bloody red carpet. Strange things in blue are spread out or lay out in clusters.</p> <p>Spouts from another world?</p> <p><br />The artist is inspired by scenes out of AUGUSTINAselbst, in this story pattern of thinking and things from our reality invade the dream world of the protagonist. Augustina is confronted also in her dreams (her refugium) with "our reality" and our actual set of problems.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>x|y|z:RAUMPROJEKT (f&uuml;r Augustina) f&uuml;r Bildende Kunst und Neue Medien</strong></p> <p><strong>Oliver Orthuber, Ausgespeites aus der anderen Welt?</strong><br /> Ausstellung: 6.-27. Mai 2016<br /> Vernissage: 6. Mai 2016 &ndash; 19 Uhr<br /> &Ouml;ffnungszeiten: Di-Fr 14-18 Uhr</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:42:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list - Haus der Kulturen der Welt - May 8th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div class="event-db-content-abstract"> <p class="abstract" style="text-align: justify;">In a one-day program, contributors to the exhibition and guests will reflect on the question of political and creative autonomy in the digital age. In the gap between individual experience and aggregated data, a crisis of values is emerging.</p> </div> <div class="event-db-content-text"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Beneath narrowed framings such as privacy, net neutrality and surveillance lie more fundamental questions of autonomy, and the &ldquo;fragile free spaces&rdquo; that are essential for creativity, experimentation, and resistance to be possible.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">3&ndash;5pm<br /><strong>Nervous Models</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Welcome: Anselm Franke</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ana Teixeira Pinto:<br />Feedback Form: Behaviorism, Cybernetics, Autopoiesis</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Seb Franklin:<br />Figuring the Nerves of Economy</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">5.30‒8pm<br /><strong>The Good, the Bad, and the Data</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Evgeny Morozov:<br />On Algorithmic Welfare: Silicon Valley as the Good Cop of Neoliberalism</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lecture by Laboria Cuboniks</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lecture by Franco &ldquo;Bifo&rdquo; Berardi</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Moderated by Diana McCarty</em></p> <hr /> <div class="event-db-content-abstract" style="text-align: justify;"> <p class="abstract">Zur Technologie- und Diskursgeschichte der neuen Daten&ouml;konomien: F&uuml;nf Vortr&auml;ge diskutieren die historischen Wurzeln des gegenw&auml;rtigen Kontrollsystems, die kulturelle Logik der Digitalit&auml;t und politisch-ideologische Konstellationen der letzten hundert Jahre entlang der Metapher des &bdquo;Nervensystem&ldquo;.</p> </div> <div class="event-db-content-text"> <p style="text-align: justify;">15-17h<br /><strong>Nervous Models</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Welcome: Anselm Franke</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ana Teixeira Pinto:<br />Feedback Form: Behaviorism, Cybernetics, Autopoiesis</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Seb Franklin:<br />Figuring the Nerves of Economy</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">17.30‒20h<br /><strong>The Good, the Bad, and the Data</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Evgeny Morozov:<br />On Algorithmic Welfare: Silicon Valley as the Good Cop of Neoliberalism</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Vortrag von Laboria Cuboniks</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Vortrag von Franco &bdquo;Bifo&ldquo; Berardi</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Moderiert von Diana McCarty</em></p> </div> </div> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:52:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Group Show - Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin - May 21st 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:34:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Group Show - Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien - July 15th 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p>SHIFTING FOCUS <br /> Exhibition - Workshops - Photobook market<br /> Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin<br /> <br /> 15.07 - 24.07. 2016<br /> www.shiftingfocusberlin.com</p> <p>SHIFTING FOCUS is a group show of 15 international artists primarily focusing on photography. The participating artists first met in 2012 when taking their Masters Degree in Photography course at the University of the Arts London and at the Royal College of Art in London. Since then, they have remained in close artistic exchange, working actively on the planning of a touring exhibition which will culminate in their first SHIFTING FOCUS exhibition in the renowned Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin. SHIFTING FOCUS aims to get into an active exchange with Berlin&rsquo;s artists and art lovers. During the 14 days of the exhibition a full programme of lectures, workshops and guided tours will be provided to the audience. The highlight of the programme is the Photobook Market that takes place from 22 to 24 July 2016, introducing the undiscovered and 'up and coming' of the photobooks.<br /> The participating artists are: Marianne Bj&oslash;rnmyr (NO), Marcelo Issamu Deguchi (BRA), Karolina Maria Dudek (P), Joachim Fleinert (DK), Francesca Marcaccio Hitzeman (I), Nathalie Joffre (F), Ute Klein (D), Wagner Kreusch (BRA), Espen Krukhaug (NO), Federica Landi (I), Sara Moralo(E), Simone Padelli (I), Bianca Salvo (I), Sonja Trabandt (D), Nick Wiltshire (UK)<br /> <br /> For the full programme and information about the artists please visit the official website:<br /> <a href="http://www.shiftingfocusberlin.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.shiftingfocusberlin.com</a><br /> <br /> and follow us on twitter<br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/shifting__focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/shifting__focus</a></p> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 21:21:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list