Exhibition Highlights: April 2017

 

Exhibition Highlights: April 2017

The ARTBerlin exhibition guide for this month puts forward the unconventional, obscure and sometimes heavily digestible art: Street art, academic conceptual art and some food for thought on political issues. Enjoy!

Street art by one of the exhibited artists at The Haus

Street art by one of the exhibited artists at The Haus


The Haus // Ein Kunstwerk für die Endlichkeit 

1st April – 31st May 2017

Created to be destroyed: Das Haus is a two-month long run of artistic projects under the crumbling roof of an abandoned bank building, which is scheduled for demolition in August. Located in the midst posh Ku’damm Das Haus devotes its multi-storey complex to showing art of various media. Thus they aim to breathe life into the building, which in the past and in the future again will house vampire capitalists. Quoting the press officers the only aim is to create something so mind-blowing that peope are forced to tell others about it. See for yourself if they have succeeded!

DAS HAUS, Nürnberger Straße 68/69, 10787 Berlin
 
Subigi Rao, Stabbing at Immortality: Building a Better Jellyfish, Installation 2013 shown at The Retrospectacle of S. Raoul · Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore

Subigi Rao, Stabbing at Immortality: Building a Better Jellyfish, Installation 2013 shown at The Retrospectacle of S. Raoul · Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore

Künstlerhaus Bethanien // Shubigi Rao & Lyndal Walker

Opening: 13th April

Artists in residence Shubigi Rao and Lyndal Walker present the fruits of their labour at Künstlerhaus Bethanien from 13th April onwards. The two artists could not be more different: Rao’s work takes on complex historical issues such as the culture of science, epistemology, neuroscience and cultural genocide and assimilates her research into meticulously conceptualised installations, books and paintings. Lyndal Walker on the other hand focusses on contemporary consumerism and often uses fashion as artistic medium to express the ambivalence she feels towards today’s society. 

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kottbusser Str. 10, 10999 Berlin

Monira Al Qadiri, Rumors of Affluence, 2012, video still

Monira Al Qadiri, Rumors of Affluence, 2012, video still


ACUD Gallery // Monira Al-Qadiri

25. March – 23. April 2017

In her recent video installations and sculptures the artist Monira Al-Qadiri recounts narratives from the gulf states, lending a highly political and cultural perspective to her place of origin. Born in Senegal and raised in Kuwait, Al-Qadiri studied and received her PhD in Intermedia Art in Japan.

In her various videos she zooms in on different bubbles within middle-eastern life: One is an in-depth study of the Saudi stock exchange, which tells stories of unfathomable wealth, financial crisis and corruption; one is a look into camel racing, an oddly popular pass-time of oil sheiks, which only recently recognised that using children as jockeys might be a human rights violation, while another video superimposes images of domestic staff onto Saudi soap operas, thus granting a class of people visibility that ordinarily are carefully edited from the pristine image the media paints of domestic reality.  

ACUD Gallery, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin Mitte

Chto Dlat, Performative Practices Of Our Time, 2017, digital prints. Nails by Regina Rodriguez. The design on the stickers depicts the Virgin Mary. 2016

Chto Dlat, Performative Practices Of Our Time, 2017, digital prints. Nails by Regina Rodriguez. The design on the stickers depicts the Virgin Mary.


KOW // Chto Dlat: On the Possibility of Light &

Mario Pfeiffer: On Fear and Education, Disenchantment and Justice, Protest and Disunion in Saxony

Chto Delat closing 9th April; Mario Pfeiffer runs indefinitely
 
The artist Chto Dlat recognises a profound demise of enlightenment ideals, which 200 years ago tempted  humanity with the promise of progress through scientific, (neo-) colonial and economic advances. Populists, nationalists and autocrats in Turkey, England, Germany, Poland and the US  are „turning off the lights“ on these ideals. In Dlat’s exhibition he endeavours to turn the lights back on.
 
Meanwhile Mario Pfeiffer’s video work documents the thoughts and worries of everyday people in Saxony, Germany. While watching, it becomes clear, that these women and men, while having such diverse jobs as psychoanalyst, conflict researcher or concerned business owner, they have one thing in common: They helped found Pegida, the ultra-nationalist right-wing organisation, which fuelled mass protests against immigration. The video gives us an intimate insight into the minds of the people behind right-wing populism, who are seldomly represented in the media bubble we create around ourselves. 
 
KOW, Brunnenstraße 9, 10119 Berlin
 



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Jeppe Hein: YOU ARE RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW, 2012, Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, 303 Gallery, New York, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Foto : Photo: Studio Jeppe Hein

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