Art Events – May 11-17

Image: NOME Gallery

Published 11th May 2020, Written by juli

Art spaces are reopening their exhibitions in Berlin, and there are plenty of exciting virtual events, too. We’ve got you covered with a little bit of each — from our platform and Berlin (a)live. Check out our picks for this week’s art events.


Dinner is Ready / Mise en Scène

Exhibition | The artists Liliana Orbach and Paula Elion randomize evil and trauma in their works in a different manner, almost contradictory language and approach, which join to form a dissonance on the one hand, and on the other, an embrace in the context of language, conflict, coincidence, fate, creation and creativity. Interactive online exhibition curated by Nir Harmat.

When: through 22.05.2020

Das Lesen der Anderen – Wehrhafte Poesie

Reading | In autumn, Haus für Poesie will begin the series ‘Das Lesen der Anderen’. As a digital supplement, Max Czollek and Jo Frank invite collaborators to talk about poems that strengthen the ability to defend oneself. What role do poems play in social discourse – and what role do they play for people who help shape society? Does poetry promote resilience, does it focus the gaze, does it enable insights or shifts in perception? Mely Kiyak, Kübra Gümüsay and Jeff Wilbusch each present a poem that supports them in their social work. (DE)

When: 11.05.2020, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Event from Berlin (a)live’s platform

NOME, A Lexicon

Exhibition | “NOME, a lexicon” is an exhibition in two chapters: a web-based visual essay and an exhibition at the gallery’s location in Berlin that looks back at five years of the gallery’s activities, surveying the building blocks of the distinct language and discourse propagated by the program. Featuring works by Nora Al-Badri and Nikolai Nelles, James Bridle, Ingrid Burrington, Paolo Cirio, Cian Dayrit, Marjolijn Dijkman and Toril Johannessen, Goldin+Senneby, Igor Grubič, Khaled Hafez, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Sajan Mani, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Quayola, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Kirsten Stolle, and Xiyadie. Curated by Luca Barbeni and Jesi Khadivi.

When: currently online; on view at the gallery from 12.06.2020 to 23.07.2020

Sophie Utikal – For Most of it I Have No Words

Exhibition | Galerie im Turm reopens on 11 May with an exhibition of Sophie Utikal. Through her contemporary, poetic imagery, Sophie Utikal investigates trans-generational wounds as they write themselves into bodies. Here, these wounds might heal; under the skin, the scar tissue gathers and grows. She questions the origins of modes of behaving and follows the flow of the internal world guiding the body. How do bodies and feelings interact? What actions arise as a result?

When: 11.05.2020 to 05.07.2020

Souvenirs d’une caméra | Memories of a camera

Film | The second live video installation by André Werner and the sixth installment of his series of single-frame video installations “What remains of cinema | ce qu’il reste du cinéma“. A short (less than 20 sec) video, an innocent memory, is shown to the camera. What follows is solely the memory of this clip, played “live” in delay, an echo of a movie gone by. The imagery of this live closed circuit installation consists mainly of images from a film that does not exist.

When: 12.05.2020 to 13.05.2020, 3pm to 3am

Event from Berlin (a)live’s platform

Explore Berlin (a)live and our own events page for more virtual events – or why not upload your own?