Nicola Samori (Saturday 26.10 @ Galerie Christian Ehrentraut)
From a wordy symposium to a dancey night out; whatever direction your mood is swinging this week, we have a place for you to feel at home. Read our tips carefully and you may also find free drinks hidden between the lines.
20.00 1:1 / Re-calculating Virtual Ratios. Session 1: Opacity @ Import Projects
WHY: Cyber-body freedom that characterised early internet mediums, in which anonymity and invented identities prevailed, has been stifled as the internet has become a visual arena in which we are subject to constant imaging, surveillance and the workings of the information economy. Online identity is tied into various platforms and constantly processed by invisible algorithms. In response, there is an emerging tendency in online communities towards shrouding oneself in non-(rational) information. This symposium explores the ways and possibilities of obscuring oneself in today's widespread compulsion to reveal everything.
Import Projects / Keithstrasse 10, Berlin 10787, U Wittenbergplatz / free entry / more info
18.00 Marco Montiel-Soto - Distanz ohne Guayabo @ Kinderhook & Caracas
WHY: It was easy to pick this opening out of the week's offer after we remembered that the Venezuelan artist Marco Montiel-Soto left a memorable impression on us at Relevante Musik festival (see here). His solo exhibition at Kinderhook & Caracas is a chance to meet the artist, see more of his works and enjoy some rum coctails kindly provided by Pampero.
Kinderhook & Caracas / Kreuzbergstrasse 42e, 10965 Berlin, S+U Yorckstrasse / show open through 23.11 / free entry / more info
19.00 Dissident Desire #1: Exercises of Critical Bodybuilding @ District
WHY: "Exercises of Critical Body Building" is an exhibition and performance project, which opens up a rehearsing space for body-based knowledge production and non-conformist modes of operating within the ongoing research framework of "dissident desire". This chapter of dissident desire unites artistic ideas which question the body as a molecular archive of technological, ideological and economical fluxes and which record and enact forms of political subjectivity in the inbetween-room of precarity and desire.
District / Bessemerstrasse 2-14, 12103 Berlin, S Berlin Südkreuz / show open through 07.12 / free entry / more info
20.00 STUDY GROUPS C. NEWMAN: Sad Secrets @ 7hours Haus 19
WHY: 7hours Study Groups have been set up 2010. The first work „voice, books and Fire 3“ by Jakob Ulmann was performed by 8 untrained voices after 2 years of discussion and rehearsing, moderatet by Bill Dietz. This time Agnieszka Dziubak an Christiane Grüß are going to perform selected songs from Sad Secrets by C. Newman who says: "These pieces were written for performing human beings, rather than instrument-specific musicians."
7hours Haus 19 / Reinhardtstr. 18 - 20, Berlin 10115, U6 Oranienburger Tor / free entry / more info
17.00 Nicola Samorì - Guarigione dell'ossesso @ Galerie Christian Ehrentraut
WHY: Samorì’s works often refer to Italian 17th century painting by the selection of motives as well as by his painting technique. Still lifes, portraits, devotional paintings and landscapes develop through enormous technical skills over a long span of time and through numerous layers of paint on copper, wood or canvas. The outcome is dark and slightly disturbing but nevertheless beautiful.
Galerie Christian Ehrentraut / Friedrichstrasse 123, U6 Oranienburger Tor / show open through 07.12 / free entry / more info
19.00 Mona Hakimi-Schüler - Not All Heroes Are Registered @ Uqbar
WHY: Specializing in painting, drawing and installation, the work by Mona Hakimi Schüler is heavily informed by the artist's own experiences and memories, engaging in an ongoing process of reconciling her memories and dreams of past with the reality of her country's recent history and her own position in relation to it. Utilising traditional symbolism and imagery in a variety of settings and situations, Hakimi presents a dream-word in which perception, thought and nostalgia are repeatedly celebrated and questioned.
Uqbar / Schwedenstr. 16, 13357 Berlin, U8/U9 Osloer Strasse / show open through 24.11 / free entry / more info
20.00 The Pizza Suicide Club Presents: PHIL&MONICA and friends @ Sameheads
WHY: Jackie, Breast, Popsimonova, Peacock, Oddy & Mexican Lyons - surprisingly those are not cartoon characters but musicians performing on Saturday night at Sameheads (one could easily mix the two when the event is called Pizza Suicide Club). We can't deny the fun we had at PSC events, so we gladly continue spreading the love. Go check what you've been missing; you might be pleasantly surprised with some catchy dancey sounds.
Sameheads / Richardstrasse 10, 12043 Berlin, U Karl-Marx-Strasse / €5 / more info