Selected Events – 3-9 August

Image from Yslam Boys/Hosek Contemporary

Published 03rd Aug 2020, Written by veronica

Here are this week’s selected events. You can enjoy a few openings, a couple of ongoing exhibitions and an online live performance.

See also: this week’s selected opportunities and projects.

Selected Events – 3 - 9 August

Yslam Boys – Nynive (August 7-8, 2020)

“We Are Yslam Boys. We Discovered Yslam Nynive. It’s a Primitive Kitsch Land. It Scared Us. We Are Not Afraid. We Believe in The Future. We Believe in Nynive. Do You Belive in Us?”

Yslam Boys invite you to their (allegedly) first personal exhibition, WELCOME TO YSLAM NYNIVE.

When: Opening Friday, August 7 2020, 18:00

Where: Hosek Contemporary, near Fischerinsel 3 Berlin 10179


How to Make a Paradise – Seduction and Dependence in Generated Worlds

Under the exhibition title “How to Make a Paradise” Frankfurter Kunstverein has invited nine artists and collectives to present a broad spectrum of artistic projects dealing with the human desire for digital escapism, and the aspiration to expand human capabilities with technology. Curated by Mattis Kuhn with the support of Franziska Nori, the exhibition includes multimedia installations, digital films and VR-experiences.

Participating Artists: Tega Brain, Julian Oliver & Bengt Sjölén, Elisabeth Caravella, Kate Crawford & Vladan Joler, Fleuryfontaine, Keiken + George Jasper Stone, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Julien Prévieux

When: Open until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Where: Markt 44 Frankfurt Am Main 60311

Selected Events – 3 - 9 August

“Fine Apperances. The Fashion Illustration Exhibtion”

The exhibition Fine Appearances: Fashion Illustration Exhibition showcases 14 of finest artists working in fashion illustration, who show aesthetic quality and pure beauty in their works. Most of the artists have illustrated extensively for leading fashion houses, magazines & corporations including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, etc.

When: Thursday, 6 August 2020, 19:00

Where: Bulowstrasse 11 Berlin 10783

Space of Possibility – Melanie Garland

The exhibition Space of Possibility is a part of the ongoing Ph.D. research in art and anthropology by the artist Melanie Garland.

Garland relates the anthropological concept of liminality (from the Latin word līmen, meaning “a threshold”, in between borders) as a space of possibility for generating ideas for the future. Garland researches illegal camps in Europe and South America – so-called “non-places” that change and evolve into “social places”, and how the concept of liminality plays a role in their transformation. She focuses on rethinking non-places, ritual design, and the Corona crisis with the liminality approach, analyzing this transformation process at the micro/macro and spatial/architectural level. Building on migration, postcolonial studies, and art practice studies, Garland explores how non-places and places of exception generate liminal places in urban areas.

When: Open until Saturday, 29 August 2020

Where: Mareschstrasse 4 Berlin 12055

Selected Events – 3 - 9 August

Continuum Live Performance Émilie-Christine Newman

Émilie-Christine Newman is a Canadian artist living and working in London, UK. Her short piece Continuum is featured in our Isolation Artist Gallery at

Join Cock and Bull company member Kristen King for a live artist Q&A and live performance by Émilie-Christine Newman. Her practice is highly gestural and is built around themes of loss, mortality, and rebirth. Join us live from London for Continuum.

When: Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 15:30 EST, 14:30 CST, 12:30 PST, 20.30 GMT

Where: Zoom

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