Artist Talk / Hamburger Banhof
This Thursday evening, living legend and minimal master Sol LeWitt brings his unique perspective to Hamburg Banhof for a conversation with Egidio Marzona, one of the world’s leading collectors of Arte Povera, conceptual art and minimalist art of the 1960s and 70s. Even in a city as brimming with artistic innovation and excellence as Berlin, luminaries such as LeWitt and Marzona coming together for an evening of conversation is a rare gift to the art world, an early Christmas present as it were.
Hamburger Banhof // Invalidenstraße 50/51, 10557 Berlin
Vernissage / Kleine Humboldt Galerie
Sometimes slogging from opening to opening in the same smart black dress can leave you questioning the very meaning of it all, which is exactly why the opening of Reception of Reception is such a welcome addition to this Berlin art weekend. Offering viewers the chance to pause, reflect and reconsider the experience of viewing art, Kleine Humboldt Galerie’s smart, saucy and altogether satisfying group show has the potential to radically transform your perspective.
Kleine Humboldt Galerie // Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany
Vernissage / Kunstquartier Bethanien
This Friday evening at Kunstquartier Bethanien, CYBERFEST returns to Berlin for another year of exceptional new media programming. After the extraordinary success of CYBERFEST 2013, this year’s exhibition at Kunstquartier Bethanien exploring the concept of home through avant-garde video, sculptural, and New Media work is paired with a contemporary sound art program premiering at Platoon Kunsthalle Saturday evening at 7pm. Whether or not you traditionally make time for New Media, this global juggernaut from one of Russia’s leading cultural institutions is not to be missed.
Kunstquartier Bethanien // Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
Vernissage / PSM
PSM’s Chroma Key, featuring the work of artists from the gallery’s impressive roster, questions whether the world of the white cube is relevant in a society so dedicated to the screen. Synthesizing the traditional format of the survey show and the launch of PSM’s new website, this beautifully curated gem of an exhibition presents five installments of groups of three artists presenting their work not only in the real world gallery space but also in a specially designed digital venue available only online.
PSM // Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin
Vernissage / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Off the Rack at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein marks the occasion of Iranian-born, Berlin-based sculptor and installation artist Nairy Baghramian’s first solo show. Baghramian’s subtle, witty, wonderous works are both quietly poignant and aesthetically enchanting. Off the Rack is a formally engaging and conceptually rich take on the minimal and the conceptual that is as subtle as it is scintillating.
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein // Chausseestraße 128/129, 10115 Berlin