10.06 — 16.09.2018

Beauty and Abyss (Schönheit und Abgrund)

Zitadelle Spandau — Ausstellungssäle Bastion Kronprinz
Pavel Feinstein, Johannes Grützke, Peter Herrmann, Horst Janssen, Yongbo Zhao and others

With “Schönheit und Abgrund” (Beauty and Abyss), veteran curator Christian Melzer bids farewell presents highlights of his exhibitions from the past twenty years.

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04.07 — 16.09.2018

Bruhn, Kain, Neur – Three painters in Berlin

Galerie Parterre Berlin
Building on the curatorial approach of the unexpectedly successful “Niemann, Seidemann, Zoller – Drei Maler aus Berlin” (Niemann, Seidemann, Zoller – Three Painters from Berlin) project of 2016, the works in this exhibition present a spiritual and formal narrative. Viewers are able to concentrate on the image, the painting culture it emerged from, and its formal language.

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08.07 — 16.09.2018

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: MIES FOR ALL SEASONS.

Mies van der Rohe Haus
Historical advertising for Miesian chairs reveals what goes along with sitting and lying: the book and the apple. Mariko Takagi analyses these concepts graphically and associatively in the exhibition. Images of current Thonet models are also presented – MIES FOR ALL SEASONS – which were intended for use and self-awareness in the summer garden.

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12.07 — 16.09.2018

AUSGEZEICHNET | GEFÖRDERT (DISTINGUISHED | PROMOTED) Hans and Charlotte Krull Foundation grant recipients 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Kommunale Galerie Berlin
Ulu Braun, Antje Dorn, Sven Johne, Rajkamal Kahlon, Rona Kobel, Thomas & Renée Rapedius

The “Ausgezeichnet | Gefördert” series presents recent works by Berlin artists who have been recipients of the Hans and Charlotte Krull Foundation grant.

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14.07 — 19.09.2018

Anonyme Zeichner 2018

Galerie im Körnerpark
“Anonyme Zeichner 2018” by Anke Becker features 600 selected, anonymous drawings submitted via an open call and gathered into a collective gesamtkunstwerk. Visitors are invited to consider the fundamental elements of drawing – line, subject, colour, paper texture, and technique.

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11.08 — 07.10.2018

Claudia von Funcke – The Folded City

Galerie im Saalbau
Big cities are growing faster than ever, most often expanding vertically. Megacities with over ten million people, like Seoul or Cairo, are driving new architectural utopias. In the exhibition, the artist imagines a fictional urban development based on the real example of London, and uses a video installation “Raumfaltungen” (Spatial Folds) and photographs to reflect new approaches in the field of urbanisation.

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11.08 — 30.09.2018

Sabine Herrmann – Excelsior!

Zitadelle Spandau — ZAK Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst, Alte Kaserne
Berlin painter Sabine Herrmann presents large-format paintings and installations at the interface of figuration and abstraction in an extensive solo exhibition.

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11.08 — 30.09.2018

Timo Herbst – Blackdance & Peter Hock – Drawings

Zitadelle Spandau — ZAK Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst, Alte Kaserne
Peter Hock and Timo Herbst present two remarkably different approaches in the context of a double exhibition.

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11.08 — 30.09.2018

Julia Schramm – “peel, pour”

Zitadelle Spandau — ZAK Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst, Alte Kaserne
A showcase exhibition in the project room of Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst offers a glimpse into the painterly oeuvre of young Berlin artist Julia Schramm.

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11.08 — 30.09.2018

Bettina Keller – Artist Portraits

Zitadelle Spandau — ZAK Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst, Alte Kaserne
In the Center of Contemporary Art Lounge, Berlin photographer Bettina Keller presents portraits of artists in theatre, film, and visual arts from the last twenty-five years.

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23.08. — 13.10.2018

Uwe Behrens – I want to stay where I have never been | for Thomas Brasch

Galerie Kulturhaus
An exhibition dedicated to the prematurely deceased playwright and filmmaker Thomas Brasch. The title is from a well-known line in one of his innumerable poems, which both reveal the inner conflict of a person and very poetically describe the existence of the individual HUMAN.

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24.08 — 06.10.2018

No War No Vietnam

Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten
Mary Bauermeister, Thomas Billhardt, KP Brehmer, Dinh Q. Le, Harun Farocki, Robert Filliou, Sarah Haffner, John Heartfield, Jürgen Holtfreter, Berthold Hörbelt/Wolfgang Winter, Wolf Kahlen, Käthe Kruse, Edda und Klara Kruse Rosset, Le Brothers, Matthias Leupold, Bjørn Melhus, Arwed Messmer, Siegfried Neuenhausen, Nguyen Hoang Giang, Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Phi Phi Oanh, Veronika Radulovic, Martha Rosler, Klaus Staeck, Sung Tieu, Truong Tan, Günther Uecker, Ernst Volland, Wolf Vostell, Jan Zabeil, Günter Zint

Beginning with the significance of the Vietnam War to the protests of 1968, the exhibition presents 1960s artistic anti-war work from East and West Germany as well as works from young Vietnamese artists, some of whom live in Germany. The exhibition addresses questions of projections and forms of protest, and their reflection in Vietnamese art of the post-war generation.

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25.08 — 03.10.2018

Wang Lan – Enchanted Land

Galerie im Kulturhaus Karlshorst
Three form of work by Chinese artist Wang Lan are presented in the exhibition: mixed-media landscapes, large-format light installations, and silk painting using traditional Chinese techniques.

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28.08 — 30.10.2018

Jesper Dyrehauge & Birgit Hölmer

studio im HOCHHAUS
Jesper Dyrehauge uses pieces of carrot to stamp monochromatic dots of colour onto raw canvases and Birgit Hölmer makes playful, abstract forms with remnants from stickers.

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24.08 — 30.09.2018

Of LAND – Landscape photography by Peter Oehlmann

HAUS am KLEISTPARK | Projektraum
Photographer Peter Oehlmann deals with one of the major themes in the contemporary world — the relationship between humans and the natural world. Oehlmann focuses on artistic or civilizing environmental design and the consequences arising from it. He addresses land as an increasingly scarce resource and the shifting concept of ideal landscapes that can be seen as images of human activity.

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31.08 — 30.09.2018

Transition – HAUS am KLEISTPARK
Art Prize 2018 Exhibition

Viktor Brim, Pierre Descamps, Thilo Droste, Cécile Dupaquier, Nadine Fecht, Francisca Gomez, Hannah Hallermann, Sonja Hamad, Pauline Kraneis, Steffi Lindner/ Lyoudmila Milanova, Simon Menner, Florian Neufeldt, Claudia Reinhardt, Fiene Scharp, Arne Schreiber, Marie Strauß, Benedikt Terwiel

A group exhibition presenting the nominees for the HAUS Art Prize 2018 at KLEISTPARK. The prize is awarded in support of professional Berlin artists and has been endowed with 5000 euros. The jury is chaired by Dr. Sabine Ziegenrücker.

01.09 — 06.10.2018

Barbara Müller-Kageler (painting)
Anna Franziska Schwarzbach (sculpture)

Galerie Alte Schule Adlershof
Two renowned and internationally respected artists offer insights into their many years of work. While their approaches share a commonality in “realms of empathy and abstraction,” there are also contrasts that are in turns alluring, irritating and bewitching. This is what art does best: initiate contact.

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02.09 — 30.09.2018

Works from the Estate
Becky Sandstede (1909–1999) and Squaw Hildegard Rose (1942–2017)

Kommunale Galerie Berlin
The visual aesthetic of Squaw Hildegard Rose and Becky Sandstede have much in common. The two were friends but it is only now (posthumously) that they can be seen together in an exhibition.

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05.09 — 28.10.2018

Kurt Buchwald –
Limes Mundi / The Reversal of Vision

Galerie Pankow
As an image and action artist, Buchwald has long pursued an approach critical of media and society that addresses the mechanisms of image creation and the perception and effects of photography, questioning them both critically and ironically. The exhibition presents two series of works, “Im Kreis der Wahrnehmung” (The Scope of Perception) (2002-11) and “Im Kasten” (In a Box) (2012), as well as his most recent body of work involving optical illusion images.

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06.09 — 24.10.2018

Marion Stille – Painting-Drawing-Woodblock Printing

Galerie 100
Marion Stille (b. 1952 in Pritzwalk) studied art education and history at Berlin’s Humboldt University and later painting and graphic design at Berlin Weissensee School of Art. She has lived and worked in Berlin as a freelance graphic artist and painter since 1980.

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07.09 — 07.10.2018

REFLECTIONS| FlächenTiefenSelbstbetrachtungen (SurfacesDepthsSelfReflections)

projektraum alte feuerwache
Alexandra Baumgartner, Eberhard Bosslet, Judith Fegerl, Niklas Goldbach, Birgit Jürgenssen, Alicia Kwade, Alex Lebus, Sali Muller, Marta Sforni, Susanne M. Winterling

As objects of representation, mirrors have had deep cultural and art-historical significance for centuries: from self-reflection and the image of the soul to a motif of transience, or a portal from the real world to magical parallel universes. Works presented in the exhibition look “behind” the mirror to allow for a whole range of imaginary reflections. Curated by Harald Theiss

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07.09.2018 — 25.01.2019

Soft City

Schloss Biesdorf
Florian Baron & Jenny Fadranski, David Bauer, Linda Havenstein, Masaru Iwai, Katsuhito Nakazato & Sugano Matsusaki, Titus Spree, Yukihiro Taguchi & Chiara Ciccarello, Yuji Ueno

Exhibition and transcultural dialogue on artistic work in public space with artists from Japan and Germany.

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07.09 — 12.01.2019

Etel Adnan – “unfinished histories: Vol. I”

Ruine der Franziskaner Klosterkirche
In one of Berlin’s oldest monuments, “unfinished histories” explores the relationship between history and poetry: When history becomes narrative-clotted language that establishes and perpetuates power relationships, what potential is opened up by the poetic with its ability to undermine linguistic rules? Vol. 1 of a multi-part exhibition project features Lebanese painter, poet and essayist, Etel Adnan.

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07.09 — 09.12.2018

Hannah Höch – From Heiligensee to the World

GalerieETAGE im Museum Reinickendorf
Pieces from a previously almost unknown collection of works from Reinickendorf Museum  are presented to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of DADA artist Hannah Höch. The collection includes more than 70 graphic drawings, watercolours, gouaches, and so-called “minis” developed by Hannah Höch into an independent genre in Heiligensee.

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07.09 — 11.11.2018

Silence – Photographs by Gabriela Torres Ruiz

Gabriela Torres Ruiz contrasts photographs of landscapes and interiors in diptychs that captivate through the interactions of light, colour, and space. Decaying buildings juxtaposed with pure-seeming landscapes reference the cycle between architecture and the natural world, in which nature ultimately reclaims its space.

08.09 — 04.11.2018

Laughing Ourselves to Death — 50 Years of Caricature
An exhibition of satire and caricature art characterised by political resistance in Turkey

Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien
“Laughing Ourselves to Death!” focuses on political-social resistance in Turkish caricature art from 1972 to the present, highlighting a long tradition of Turkish satire.

Idea and concept: Tunçay Kulaoğlu
Curated by: Serkan Altuniğne, Tunçay Kulaoğlu, Jule Sievert

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08.09 — 18.11.2018

Jenny Michel – Antenna Diaries

Schwartzsche Villa
Jenny Michel combines objects, drawings, texts, and sounds into works with a multi-layered background of philosophical and scientific considerations. Central to her installation is the idea of the antenna — as a symbol of our consciousness — at the intersection between inside and outside, as an information carrier, transmitter, and receiver.

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09.09 — 02.12.2018

Anna Lehmann-Brauns – The Final Curtain: An Homage in Photographic Images

Kommunale Galerie Berlin
Spaces are a central motif in the work of Berlin-based photographer Anna Lehmann-Brauns, finding them in hotels, discos, theatres, cinemas, clubs, bars, and other places. She produced an extensive series of work on Theatre and Comedy on Kurfürstendamm in their final months before closure. The legendary buildings, which were among the principal achievements of theatre architect Oskar Kaufman, live on in her photographs.

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12.09 — 02.11.2018


rk – Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst
Erik Göngrich, Judith Hopf, Folke Köbberling, Christine Kriegerowski, Susanne Lorenz, Marisa Maza, Birgit Schlieps, Henrik Schrat, Nasan Tur

In geometry, a vector is an object that describes a parallel shift on a plane or in space. The exhibition presents abstract concepts of the city’s political, historical, and social spaces as artistic vectors. The collection of works creates a virtual space, an abstract reality formed through mutual reinforcement, contradiction, and disruption. Curated by Marisa Maza.

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12.09 — 24.05.2019

Collectors & Hunters. Olaf Bastigkeit – Curiosity Cabinet

Zitadelle Spandau — Ausstellungssäle Bastion Kronprinz
“Collectors & Hunters” presents documents and objects from the Spandau Collection in a project by young Berlin sculptor Olaf Bastigkeit.

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14.09 — 28.10.2018

Lisa Holzer – You make me very hungry / Und ich hab schon wieder Hunger (And I’m already hungry again)

Galerie im Turm
Vanilla and strawberry ice-cream in the form of penises, rice pudding with cinnamon, prepared heads of lettuce in sepia tones, incurve chrysanthemums — associated with death in some European countries — from which the colour green, representing calm, has been filtered out. Accompanied by posters with text. Curated by Sylvia Sadzinski.

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14.09 — 27.10.2018

Anne Duk Hee Jordan – Ziggy on the Land of Drunken Trees

Galerie Wedding  – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst
Galerie Wedding is transformed into an immersive landscape of amorphic, organic sculptures that move through the space. Their unknown nature and origin make us aware that the ocean is a universe full of beauty and strangeness characterised by change and adaptation. The exhibition also explores what sorts of animal mutations there will be in the near future and which species will be successful in the changing worldwide ecology.

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14.09 — 18.01.2019

Young Art Award

Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf
Winners of the “Förderpreis Junge Kunst“ (Young Art Prize), awarded for the first time this year, are presented in this exhibition. Painting, drawing, graphics, and photography students from the UdK Berlin (Berlin University of the Arts) entered as part of the joint Centre Bagatelle and Rathaus Galerie exhibition project.  The award ceremony will take place during the exhibition opening.

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14.09.2018 — 18.01.2019

Place. Time — Anna Werkmeister. Painting — Object — Video.

Galerie Gotisches Haus
At historical Gothic House, Berlin painter and video artist Anna Werkmeister presents works that deal with, among other things, the artistic traditions of 19th century Berlin and Prussia using the example of Carl Blechen and Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

16.09 — 21.10.2018

Active Ash

As the first exhibition for the bear pit’s third curatorial program, “Projections of Indistinguishably” (Projektionen der Unterscheidbarkeit), Mariechen Danz and Johannes Paul Raether’s double exhibition deals with the processes of physical transformation and “unlearning”. Their sculptures, costumes, installations, and performances appear throughout the indoor and outdoor area of the bear pit and culminate in a joint happening by the artist duo KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers).

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