ARTberlin’s Top 5: Openings, Events, Parties in Berlin

13.02 - 15.02.14  

ARTberlin’s Top 5: Openings, Events, Parties in Berlin

Berlin’s top art events for this weekend (Feb 13th – 16th 2014): Openings at Blain|Southern, C/O Berlin, Galerie Neu, Yoko Ono tribute with Peaches.

Film Screenings & Exhibition / Brasília at Museum für Fotografie

Thursday 13th February – 6pm 

For those of you dreaming of warmer climates head to Museum für Fotografie, home not only to the risque photographs of Helmut Newton but also currently group photographic show ‚Brazil’s Modern 1940 – 1964‘. This Thursday the museum will also play host to the very first German screenings of two Brazilian documentaries – ‚JK in exile‘, which focuses on the life of former Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitchek, and ‚The invention of Brasilia‘, a documentary about the modernist capital. 

Museum für Fotografie // Jebenstrasse 2, 10623 Berlin

Vernissage / Galerie Neu ‚La letra E está por doquier‘

Thursday 13th February – 6pm 

Studio Manuel Raeder is an interdisciplinary, Berlin based design studio which has collaborated with different artists to produce over 100 books during the past ten years. Their project ‚La letra E está por doquier‘ or ‚The Letter E is Everywhere‘ began in 2012 with the creation of three display structures and furniture, and has since been shown in Mexico and Munich before its debut here in Berlin at Galerie Neu. 

Galerie Neu // Mehringdamm 72, 10961 Berlin

Vernissage/ Blain|Southern ‚Making Eden‘

Friday 14th February – 6pm

Well known in London for his piece ‚Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle‘, the first work to be exhibited on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, Yinka Shonibare (MBE) will hold his first ever Berlin solo show at Blain|Southern. Entitled ‚Making Eden‘, Shonibare’s exhibition will conjure up his very own version of heaven and hell, a reflection of the dystopian visions we often find ourself amongst in modern day socieites, dreams and revolutions sometimes crumbling at our feet, despite our best intentions.  

Blain|Southern // Potsdamer Strasse 77-87, 10785 Berlin

Live show / A Tribute to Yoko Ono: Acorn

Friday 14th February – 8pm

Iconic artist, peace activist and musician Yoko Ono will be celebrated in a tribute composed of artwork, performance and music at Espace Surplus this Valentine’s Day. In a show surely motivated by love and admiration (and also to celebrate the publishing of Yoko’s latest book, Acorn, in Germany) a group of seven creatives will share their passion for this wonderful woman. Amongst those involved are artists Monica Bonvicini, Katharina Grosse and Karin Sander, as well as beloved Berlin based musician, Peaches.

 Espace Surplus // Wallstraße 85, 10179 Berlin

Vernissage / C/O Berlin ‚Close Up!‘

Sunday 16th February – 3pm

This Berlinale 13 young photographers were given an extraordinary opportunity by C/O Berlin – a special pass allowing them to get up close and personal with the stars at special events and during the numerous red carpets of the festival. Their mission was to present the festival – stars, audiences, secrets and all – with their own unique view, giving them the chance to be a real photojournalist for ten, magical days and be entered into a competition to win some top of the range Canon photography equipment.  This Sunday the results will be revealed in open exhibition ‚Close Up!‘ and judged by a specialist jury, who will select three lucky winners. 

C/O Berlin // Amerika Haus, Hardenbergstraße 22, 10623 

Top photo: YokoOno. Credit: Matthu Placek