Hito Steyerl (Friday 20.12 @ Babylon)
This week a little less art talk, a little more partying. Fair enough - the holiday season is just around the corner, and most of the galleries are taking their deserved break. It is the time of the year to indulge in various ways of hedonism, so our best tip is to start planning your many merry days!
20.00 Katermarkt by night @ KaterHolzig
WHY: This Wednesday Katermarkt has its first night edition, which gives it a potential of turning into a party. The usual fleamarket will be musically accompanied by Mexican Joe, one of the pillars of the Cumbia scene, and Lotti, a disco voodoo priest of international format. The market will also include drinks, food & many many more.
Katerholzig / Michaelkirchstrasse 23, 10179 Berlin, U8 Jannowitzbrucke / free entry / more info
20.00 Another+Form // A Night of Glam, Punk and Wave @ HERZ
WHY: The newly opened bar in the heart of Neukolln invites to their very first party after last week's opening. You might want to skip one night in your favorite bar to check what this new place is all about, and see if this "Night of Glam, Punk and Wave" has what it takes to become your regular Wednesday night out.
HERZ / Weichselstrasse 15, 12045 Berlin, U7 Rathaus Neukolln / free entry / more info
18.30 Residents' Presentations @ ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
WHY: For the last time of the year, artists and researchers in residence open the door of their studios and present the projects they have developed during their time at ZK/U. The public is invited to come and take a look into the artists' studios, get familiar with the different projects that are presented, as well as meet the residents and discuss their works with them.
Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin, S Beusselstrasse/ U Birkenstrasse / free entry / more info
23.59 Videoart at Midnight - Hito Steyerl and 5th anniversary @ Babylon
WHY: Videoart at Midnight already reached its number 50 edition, with Hito Steyerl as 50th guest. Don't miss this special screening at Babylon with three videoworks by the artist and the anniversary party that follows from 01 h at the Café Luxemburg next door.
Babylon / Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 10119 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / free entry / more info
18.00 Book Release by Hannah Gelderman and Jim Grilli @ Agora
WHY: In Book Release Hannah Gelderman and Jim Grilli have engaged in a collaborative process to explore the definition of what it means to make, read, and experience a book. During their residency the two artists have produced a multitude of works on paper and a written text that they intend to bind in a book. At the opening reception the viewers will be asked to arrange the loose pages of the text as well as original prints, drawings, and collages in an interactive sculpture, and thus participate in the process of reaffirming the importance and tactility of objects in a digital age.
Agora / Mittelweg 50, 12053 Berlin, U7 Karl-Marx-Strasse / free entry / more info
23.00 Gasoline Records Showcase @ Ava Club
WHY: An independent Milan based label Gasoline Records focused on new and innovative music showcases its DJs along with special guests, which makes for a Saturday night tip for those seeking a different course, off the usual clubbing route. If you prefer partying slightly under the radar, this might be a great place to start with the holiday hedonism.
AVA Club / Warschauer Straße Ecke Stralauer Allee, 10245 Berlin, S/U Warschauer Strasse / 10€ / more info
19.00 Advent Concert: Roedelius & Onnen Bock @ Mindpirates
WHY: Hans-Joachim Roedelius counts among the foremost visionaries of contemporary sound art and experimental music, known for his continuous expansion of our encounters with sound, music and performance.The compositions and improvisations by Roedelius and his musical accomplice Onnen Bock will focus on the sonic and evocative potential of the piano coupled with literary readings. This will be a unique chance to experience one of the pioneering figures of experimental music live in an intimate setting of the rooftop auditorium.
Mindpirates / Schlesische Strasse 38, 10997 Berlin, U1 Schlesisches Tor / more info