Top Art Events – 13-19 July

Image: Akinbode Akinbiyi. Courtesy of Gropius Bau.

Published 13th Jul 2020, Written by juli

It’s the start of a new week, and that means more exciting art events. We’ve got you covered with an assortment of film screenings, openings, and exhibitions in Berlin, as well as a virtual program of conversations and performances.

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

Exhibition Opening: “Bis hierher und nicht weiter” 

As a prelude to the Moabit art festival Ortstermin 20, the exhibition “bis hierher und nicht weiter” calls for a critical engagement with developments in contemporary society, politics, culture, and ecology. The exhibition features work by artists and performers who explore physical and geopolitical borders, investigate the dynamics of social phenomena, and challenge aesthetic boundaries. Furthermore, the Covid-19 lockdown and temporary forced abandonment of usual models of consumption and productivity have amplified awareness of interdependencies, capitalist production chains, and social injustice.

When: Opening Friday July 17, 2020 at 19:00; Runs from July 18 – August 30, 2020

Where: Turmstrasse 75 Berlin 10551

Organizer: Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten


Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air

The photography exhibition “Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air” brings together works from various long-term series composed by Berlin-based Nigerian photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi, who has captured intimate scenes and communal life in cities such as Lagos, Berlin, Johannesburg, Bamako and Chicago, among many other locations. Akinbode Akinbiyi’s anthology of black and white pictures reflects a world of overlooked narratives, gestures and beliefs in the midst of noisy streets, coastal horizons and dense neighbourhoods. Curated by Natasha Ginwala.

When: Until Sunday, July 19, 2020

Where: Niederkirchnerstrasse 7 Berlin 10963

Organizer: Gropius Bau


Microcosmic Orbit – ‘Sheltering’

The Bagri Foundation is delighted to announce Noel Ed De Leon’s Microcosmic Orbit, one of the five commissions for its At Home in the World open call. De Leon, who won in the ‘Lectures & Courses’ category, has created a work that takes the form of three digital conversations and live-stream performances, in which he invites a series of guest artists, researchers and cultural activists to undertake a virtual tour of his personal collection of historical artefacts. These are staged from the attic of his home — recently converted into an exhibition space. Curated by Eva Bentcheva and in collaboration with Berlin-based artist Pepe Dayaw, cultural anthropologist/activist Tran Thu Trang, and London-based artist Erika Tan.

When: Friday, July 17, 2020, 13:00 – 14:00 BST

Where: via Livestream

Organizer: Bagri Foundation

Not Cancelled Group Show

In collaboration with guest curator Daniela Villalobos, Weserhalle presents the Not Cancelled Group Show; a selection of artists currently studying at Kunsthochschule Berlin. Due to the current pandemic, access of students to their workspaces has been strictly limited and commonly prohibited. Opportunities and platforms for students to exhibit their work have been postponed, cancelled, or forced online. Weserhalle acknowledges that exhibiting work during studies is an integral part of the learning process. As the regular structure for this process has been compromised, Weserhalle has provided an opportunity for this to continue.

When: Friday July 17 – Sunday July 19, 2020

Where: Weserstrasse 56 Berlin 12045

Organizer: Weserhalle

Experimental Film Projection

Hosek Contemporary in cooperation with LaborBerlin is inviting you to Experimental Film Projection No. 3, curated by Matias A. Donoso. LaborBerlin e.V is a nonprofit, independent film collective, open to every individual interested in artist-run initiatives and especially in analogue film practice, which embraces a more experimental and D.I.Y., craft approach to film production. The Lab is a meeting point of exchange and engagement of ideas and experiences around filmic creation.

When: Friday, July 17, 2020, 19:00 – 23:00

Where: Motor Ship HEIMATLAND, close to Fisherinsel 3, 10179 Berlin-Mitte

Organizer: Hosek Contemporary

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