TOP 5 Exhibitions October 2017


TOP 5 Exhibitions October 2017

The cosy October started. Let the city amuse you! It is time to observe the changing colours on the trees around Berlin, to enjoy the first big cup of hot schocolate and, when the rain falls, to run to a good exhibition, of course.
Here you see our five hightlights for the month and get a extra tip: for the first time in Germany, the huge cowboy version of Elvis Presley (1963) made by Andy Warhol could be seen at the „Hotel Mond“ by Michael Schultz and Frieda Vogel. King´s alive for sure!

Emeli Theander, Vilseort 1, Graphite and oil pastel on paper, 2017, 42×29.7 cm

Edmond Gallery // Lines of Unthought

 16th September – 31st October

 Prepare yourself to observe the hand’s gesture, the movement and the flow of the lines. That is the idea of the exhibition “Lines of Unthought”, which presents works on paper from Mélanie Delattre-Vogt, Song Kun, Alex Tennigkeit and Emeli Theander. The artists universes will bring you to a world of bodybuilding doppelgänger, cyborg self-portrait, allegorical combinations of female and animal motifs, and strange botanical plates with delicate foliages. Here, the most important thing is not the subject or the meaning of the drawings, but their conception and technique. 

Edmond Gallery: Haubachstraße 17-19, 10585, Berlin

Mister Fred Music

Music, Mister Fred, Illustration mit Pigmentliner Pattern Design mit Illustrator und Photoshop

 Vétomat // Musterung

23rd September – 12th October

Give yourself a moment of colour in October. You deserve it! The illustrator Mister Fred presents at his first solo show “Musterung” 150 works produced between 2015 and 2017. What the visitor will see at the art collective Vétomat is a full decorated space, meaning wall, windows and floors covered with Fred’s colorful illustrations. During the period of the exhibition, concerts, workshops and others activities will happen simultaneously. The program is available on

Vétomat, Wühlischstraße 42, 10247, Berlin

Aske Hvidtfeldt - Untitled, 2017, acrylic on paper, 150x150cm

Aske Hvidtfeldt – Untitled, 2017, acrylic on paper, 150x150cm

SomoS Art House // Songs from Misanthropolis

6th October – 14th October 2017

Misanthropolis: an imaginary place that could be part of Roy Andersson’s film “Songs from The Second floor” (2000) or of “Metropolis“ (1927) from Fritz Lang. And for the Danish visual artist Aske A. Hvidtfeldt, this surrealist location was the starting point to produce the large scale works on paper showcased at SomoS – the biggest is 150 cm x 200 cm. His delicate drawings will make you think about Magritte and Hitchcock, and ignite discussions about humanity and technology, freedom and democracy, the self and community. Besides the drawings, Hvidtfeldt also creates costumes, film, sculpture and music.

SomoS Art House: Kottbusser Damm 95, 10967, Berlin

Zorka Wollny, Impossible Opera, 2017 - Unmögliche Oper – Komposition für die Peterstraße und eine Menschenmenge produziert vom Edith-Russ-Haus

Zorka Wollny, Impossible Opera, 2017 – Unmögliche Oper – Komposition für die Peterstraße und eine Menschenmenge produziert vom Edith-Russ-Haus

Kunstquartier Bethanien // Polenbegeisterungswelle: Cultural Topographies of Polish Berlin

7th October – 21st October

Exhibitions, studio visits with artist talks, meetings in galleries, expert panels, live performances and activities in public spaces are planned for the „Polenbegeisterungswelle“. The title refers to demonstrations of sympathy that Polish insurgents received in German-speaking countries after their defeat in the so-called November Uprising of 1830. Today, the event emphasizes the perception process of „Polish culture“, considering the country of origin principle, still dominant in institutional contexts, and other descriptions of urbanity, rhythms, cycles, neighborhood, passions, flows and encodings. Works of different generations of Polish artists were selected by the curators Jagna Anderson PhD, Iwona Bigos, Berenika Partum and will be showcased mainly at Studio 1, but also in other art spaces around the city. More information:

Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin

Lucy Skaer, Rachel, Peter, Caitlin, John, 2010, Courtesy Location One, New York

Lucy Skaer, Rachel, Peter, Caitlin, John, 2010, Standbild / still, 16-mm-Film / 16mm film, Courtesy Location One, New York

 KW Institute for Contemporary Art // Lucy Skaer: Available Fonts

 13th October 2017 – 7th January 2018

The British artist Lucy Skaer presents her combinations of sculpture, film and print mixing new and existing works from the last ten years at her first solo exhibition in Berlin. For KW, the artist continues her examination of objects and production methods in critical exchange with art historical motives and references. She reworked her existing sculptures to become representations of animals in an hunting scenery, an allusion to “Livre de chasse”, a medieval book with miniature illuminations on Renaissance hunting techniques from 1331-1391. Here, the concept is to explore the mutable meaning of these works and make critiques about their status as definitive art works and their potential for self-reproduction. In February 2018, the exhibition will be also showcased at Salzburger Kunstverein.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art: Auguststraße 69, 10117, Berlin.

Author: Maíra Goldschmidt

Header Photo: Song Kun, Self-Portrait, 2017, Graphite on parchment paper, 21×29.7 cm