ALERT: This article contains HOT Art Events in Berlin I SEPTEMBER #2 WE

September 8, 2023
From "Archive Of Upcoming", Berlin 2023 - Courtesy of the Altttttar Team
From "Archive Of Upcoming", Berlin 2023 - Courtesy of the Altttttar Team

When I think of Berlin's art scene, I can't help but picture a totally chic and artsy space right around the corner from my flat. It's accessible, it's alluring, and everyone is buzzing about it. But let's face it, Berlin can be a little overwhelming. Fear not, art lovers! I'm here to guide you on a journey of intellectual and emotional discovery, so you can stay connected to our local scene's depth, coolness, and of course, glamour. Trust me, you won't want to miss out on these must-see art events - they're totally lit! So grab your squad and get ready for the weekend art adventure of a lifetime.


WHEN: UNTIL 17.09.23


Exhibition cover: "Archive Of Upcoming", Berlin 2023
Exhibition cover: "Archive Of Upcoming", Berlin 2023

"In the mesmerizing realm of "Archive of Upcoming," we challenge conventional notions of archives and their connection to our future. The prevailing social, ideological, and political landscape plays a pivotal role in shaping our perception of what lies ahead, especially in these uncertain and turbulent times.
This exhibition serves as a profound exploration of the complex interplay between our contemporary world and the enigmatic vistas of the future. It delves into the uncertainty that often shrouds the future, sometimes rendering it unclear and, occasionally, disconcertingly dystopian.
Amidst the diverse exhibits, we encounter a recurring theme: the intersection of past, present, and future. Artists skillfully navigate this theme, encouraging us to reevaluate our detachment from reality, question the boundaries between utopian dreams and dystopian realities, and prompt reflections on the impact of human activity on our planet.
Throughout this exhibition, the artists collectively beckon us to partake in a multifaceted exploration of our ever-evolving reality and the enigmatic uncertainties that accompany it. It's a space where the past and future meld, creating a profound reflection of our present moment.
In this context, archives become more than repositories of history. They transform into dynamic spaces that showcase diverse visions of the future. These visions, sometimes fragmented and uncertain, offer unique perspectives that may eventually become integral chapters in our evolving history.
As we navigate this artistic tapestry, we are encouraged to envision the intriguing contours of what lies ahead. It's an invitation to participate in the ongoing dialogue that shapes the very fabric of our existence, to blur the boundaries between past and future, and to engage with the complexities of our world. "Archive of Upcoming" serves as a testament to the ever-evolving nature of our reality and our collective pursuit of understanding the enigmatic future that awaits us."


WHEN: until 30.09.23


© Katinka Theis, Nachtmodus, hand-bent neon tubes and landscape model, 2023
© Katinka Theis, Nachtmodus, hand-bent neon tubes and landscape model, 2023

"CROSSLIGHT is a light that intersects the path of another light, illuminating what the first one leaves dark. It is meant to reveal a yet unlit perspective on a topic or an object and is indirectly shedding light onto something that can become a new source of knowledge. Katinka Theis, Benedikt Terwiel and Charlotte Bastian explore the transformation and perception of landscapes. Each individual approach can be understood as crosslightning its different aspects as much as the combination of the three positions is emphasizing differences in its comprehension. Light plays herein an essential role, both figuratively and literally."


WHEN: 8.09 - 30.09


Exhibition cover: "Tell me your secret", Berlin 2023
Exhibition cover: "Tell me your secret", Berlin 2023

Curated by Isabella Sedeka & Niklas Jeroch - XPINKY BERLIN hosted by Projectspace Kimgo


WHEN: from 8.09.23


Exhibition cover: "The door is almost open", Berlin 2023 - By Margarita Volkov
Exhibition cover: "The door is almost open", Berlin 2023 - By Margarita Volkov

"A group exhibition about the transitional realm of hypnagogia. In the industrial spheres of a warehouse the visitors are invited to explore the ephemeral state between wakefulness and sleep. The artists picture their notion through performance and painting, combining water with moving images, translate related topics such as sleep paralysis or apophenia into installation and imagine the ambiguity of perception by bringing scent and sound into a brutalist, vast environment."

Curated by Johannes Popp


WHEN: 13.09 - 21.10


Exhibition Cover: "Ecce Natura", Berlin 2023
Exhibition Cover: "Ecce Natura", Berlin 2023

"Building up on the long lasting relationship between ARTCO Gallery and Bruce Clarke we are excited to announce his solo exhibition ECCE NATURA. The artist’s parents left South Africa the year before he was born in 1959. His youth in London was filled with visits from anti-apartheid militants and human rights activists; it goes without saying, he joined the cause. Clarke conceives his artwork as a means of stimulating reflection on the world and the representations therein. He recognises that art offers a unique platform for expression in a complex world. Clarke situates himself outside currents of self-centered contemporary art and advocates for active individual and artistic involvement in shaping history. Just like he has previously articulated in his work series on migration, Fantômes de la Mer. 

ECCE NATURA is a preamble to the exhibition Ecce Homo. (Presented for the first time at the Musée national de la Résistance et des Droits humains, Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg and the IXth Fort, Kaunas, Lithuania in the framework of the European Cultural Capitals 2022). ECCE NATURA develops themes - economic growth and power as well as humans’ place in nature - addressed in the first exhibition from a different perspective; it also introduces, new works delving deeper into the themes. ECCE NATURA is the twin to ECCE HOMO, simultaneously its reflexion and its alter ego. Clarke interrogates the existential relationship of human beings and the intricacies of their relationships to one another as well as to nature. Both these relationships could be resumed as extreme forms of domination. Mankind, in his will to dominate sets himself definitively apart from the natural world. 

When looking at Clarke’s work we see his preoccupation with the phenomenon of all consuming growth in the modern world. The artworks portray urban landscapes merging with nature, erupting like wildfires, burning ‘natural landscapes’ resembling burning factory chimneys - outward signs of progress in ‘our times’. The blurred painting style prompts viewers to contemplate the delicate balance between human development and the preservation of our natural environment. With our self-centered, all-consuming “growth“ there is little space for empathy with the natural world. This raises questions around the reintegration of humanity into an ecologically balanced coexistence with nature. Is there still time for natural laws to predominate or has mankind sacrificed nature to follow technology as his new mainstream religion? Man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself. But who will win the war? 

This state of affairs was already clear in 1962 when Rachel Carson writing in her ground breaking work Silent Spring proclaimed : “The ‘control of nature’ is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.” 

ARTCO Gallery opens for Art Week on Sept 13 and on Sept 15, the exhibition will be complemented with a captivating performance by the esteemed Tebby W.T. Ramasike. The South African choreographer, performer, dance teacher, researcher in dance, Butoh practitioner and cultural activist, was born in Johannesburg in 1965. Ramasike started dance at a very early age, since then has been nominated for and won an enormous amount of prestigious choreography and dance awards world wide. "


WHEN: FROM 15.09.23


Anicka Yi §†£R†§ñ, 2023 (detail) - Courtesy the artist, Gladstone Gallery, and Esther Schipper, Berlin/Paris/Seoul Image © Anicka Yi / VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn
Anicka Yi §†£R†§ñ, 2023 (detail) - Courtesy the artist, Gladstone Gallery, and Esther Schipper, Berlin/Paris/Seoul Image © Anicka Yi / VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn

"Esther Schipper is pleased to announce Anicka Yi’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Entitled A Shimmer Through The Quantum Foam, the exhibition features a series of unique animated pod sculptures that pulse and undulate, casting their flickering light across the surfaces of luminous algorithmically-generated paintings. Below this suspended constellation of bio-techno lifeforms, the soft glow of an aqueous ooze—indicative of life’s marine origins—sprawls in a shallow crater in a built up section across the gallery floor. (...)

In the darkened exhibition space a sprawling pond-like structure with a reflective surface catches the light of the flickering pod sculptures and creates a vivid mis-en-scène for the elusive, evolving and incandescent ecosystem A Shimmer Through The Quantum Foam forms. Wafting unseen through the air, a fragrance by the French perfumer Barnabé Fillion takes its associations from Yi’s darkly shimmering world to create a custom-made scent."


WHEN: 15.09 - 14.10


Exhibition cover: "To speak out loud", Berlin 2023
Exhibition cover: "To speak out loud", Berlin 2023

"In this show which will open in the newly refurbished gothic hall of the gallery on Friday, 15th Bolaji takes the protest movement against police arbitrariness in Lagos, Nigeria in 2020, which was violently beaten down by the police, as starting point to explore the role of the voice in society and its meaning for the individual."


WHEN: 09.09.23. 3pm-6pm


Courtesy of Thuli Wolf
Courtesy of Thuli Wolf

Discover the magical world of Wilderness Creations on September 09th, from 3 pm to 6 pm in Treptower Park.

Let nature inspire your creativity as we gather natural materials and craft art that’s truly in harmony with the wilderness. This unique workshop offers a wonderful opportunity to self-discovery and unleashing your artistic side. Whether you are an absolute beginner or an art enthusiast, this Workshop is suited for all skill levels. All you need to bring is curiosity and an open mind. Sign up and experience the creative power of the wilderness together.  

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