Your art weekend

10.04 - 12.04.14 

Your art weekend

Berlin’s top art events for the weekend (April 10 – 12th 2014): Nik Nowak at Berlinische Galerie, MEAT at Schaubühne, a finissage at SAVVY Contemporary & more.

Vernissage / Nik Nowak ‚Echo‘ at Berlinische Galerie

Thursday 10th April – 7pm 

Winner of the GASAG Art Prize, Nik Nowak will this week unveil his sound installation piece ‚Echo‘ at Berlinische Galerie, earning the label of the largest sound installation presented in the space thus far. Exploring one of Nowak’s ongoing themes of technology, ‚Echo‘ is an interactive show including autonomous robot drones which aims to make viewers question the implications of new technologies, perhaps particularly relevant given the current ‚Heartbleed‘ internet crisis. There will also be an exclusive perfromance on the opening night at 9pm.

Berlinische Galerie // Alte Jakobstr. 124-128, 10969 Berlin

Vernissage / Milena Jovićević at ReTramp

Friday 11th April – 7pm 

A two part show in conjunction with Das Gift, ‚Don’t Be Afraid‘ will present the work of Milena Jovićević as she explores the  problems of gender ratio through quirky drawings and animations, even recreating her own take on the book of Adam and Eve in her gender journey.  For more information visit the Facebook event page here.  

ReTramp // Reuterstrasse 62, 12047 Berlin

Finissage / ‚Rendez-Vous: Sortie de Mon Corps‘ at SAVVY Contemporary

Saturday 12th April – 8pm

Neukölln gallery favourite SAVVY Contemporary will celebrate the last day of their current group exhibition, ‚Rendez-Vous: Sortie de Mon Corps‘ this Saturday. An attempt to view and experience the chronicles of the west through our contemporary eyes and bodies, the show imagines the body in a new way, a multiple body containing history and “on which history is inscribed.” Following a talk with exhibiting artist Hiwa K and curator Olivier Marboeuf at the finissage around 9pm, there will also be a celebration with music to follow.

SAVVY Contemporary // Richardstrasse 20, 12043 Berlin

Performance Installation / MEAT at Schaubühne

From Thursday 10th April until Sunday 13th April, admission times vary

Few will have forgotten the chilling tale of Canadian porn actor and alleged cannibal killer Luke Magnota. Arrested in June 2012 in an internet cafe in Neukölln, Magnota is believed to have recorded the killing and dismemberment of his former lover before mailing his body parts to schools and government parties in Canada. MEAT, part of this year’s Festival of International New Drama, attempts to explore the mindset of Magnota, recreating some of his daily environments in this ongoing 240 hour performance installation inhabited by 60 performers. Parts of the performance will be streamed online throughout, but needless to say this is likely to be a macabre affair.

Schaubühne // Kurfürstendamm 153, 10709 Berlin

Top Image: Courtesy of SAVVY Contemporary