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!
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
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