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REKORDER GALERIE UND CAFÉ: UNWINDING WITH CONTEMPORARY ART AND FRENCH TREATS

REKORDER GALERIE UND CAFÉ: UNWINDING WITH CONTEMPORARY ART AND FRENCH TREATS

There’s a striking moment when you step into Rekorder Galerie und Café. With clean lines, an original tiled floor and stuccoed ceilings, this compact space near Bergmannkiez is certainly perfect for a morning coffee or after-work wine. But there’s something else that catches your eye: a 2.5m–wide wall-mounted frame home to a single large-scale artwork. This combining of cafe and gallery came naturally to founders Werner Klemm and Amadea Badran, the former a film producer and the latter a Parisian passionate about sourcing French delicacies. For Klemm, exhibiting a single photo or video for a several-month period supports the individual artist, while allowing the different works to be understood as a single, extended exhibition. Badran’s food is focused too: think crunchy baguettes with ham and Brie de Meaux AOP, and fresh pastries from Albatross. Pausing to look at the work as you sample the Roquefort and a glass of Sancerre away from the bustle of Art Week, you cannot help but savour the moment. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Johanna Rademacher-Flesland)

Rekorder Galerie und Café, Chamissoplatz 4, 10965 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Current exhibition: “DISPERSION”, a video artwork by Susi Sie
Mi–Sa, 10–22h
@rekordergalerieundcafe

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ART UNDER THE DOME: THE NEW INFINITY ON MARIANNENPLATZ

ART UNDER THE DOME: THE NEW INFINITY ON MARIANNENPLATZ

What does infinity feel like? At the Berliner Festspiele‘s temporary installation on Mariannenplatz, it’s actually rather comfortable. As part of the second edition of their “Immersion” programme of art, talks and performances, the Festspiele have created “The New Infinity”, a futuristic laboratory that looks like a UFO from the outside and a planetarium inside. It provides an intimate and cosy setting for performances like visual essay “The Happiest Thought” by National Gallery Prize 2017 winner Agnieszka Polska. In it she describes a natural disaster that occurred 240 million years ago which led to the biggest extinction of species in history. Meanwhile the Metahaven collective, known for design at the intersection of politics and internet culture, draws on the domed architecture in their “Elektra” visual piece, a parable for our networked, interconnected present. And in “Non-Face”, sound artist Robert Lippok and digital artist Lucas Gutierrez bring the impossible to the screen as they explore the geometries of shapes that can only be represented digitally. In addition to “Non-Face”, Lippok & Gutierrez will also be presenting “Applied Autonomy”, a live audio-visual performance where graphic and rhythmic abstractions meet in real time. Tickets for this performance will be raffled online.(Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Mathias Völzke, Agnieszka Polska)

Do you want to experience a moment of Infinity? We are giving away tickets to an exclusive screening of “Elektra” (Metahaven) this Friday night at 20h50 (13.09.2019). Email us at win@ceecee.cc for your chance to win two.

The New Infinity: New art for planetariums
Mobile Dome on Mariannenplatz, 10997 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Until 22.09.2019, daily 11–15h & 16–21h, Free entry
@berlinerfestspiele

Artist Talk with Metahaven & Luiza Prado de O. Martins, 12.09.2019, 20–21h30, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1

Artist Talk with Robert Lippok, Lucas Gutierrez & Natalie Koerner, 17.09.2019, 20–21h30, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1

Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez, “Applied Autonomy”, 22.09.2019. 20–21 & 21h30–22h30 (Berliner Festspiele are giving away tickets for this event)

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BERLIN ART WEEK: CEE CEE’S GUIDE TO THIS YEAR’S MUST-SEES

BERLIN ART WEEK: CEE CEE’S GUIDE TO THIS YEAR’S MUST-SEES

11–15 September is Berlin Art Week! It’s the perfect opportunity to check out all the art and culture you’ve missed this summer. The program begins next Wednesday (11.09.2019) in the Statista, the former GDR government building saved from demolition by artists and now open to the public for the first time. Don’t miss the Studio WangShui exhibition at the Julia Stoschek Collection. Also opening on 11.09, the work deals with queer spaces, and the political world associated with the New York-based studio. Reading Bodies! at the HKW is also a must (14.09. 16–24h, 15.09. 10–19h), featuring performance and discussion on the perception, categorization and interpretation of people and bodies. 14.09 (17h) is the opening of Bjørn Melhus’ exhibitionat the Kindl gallery. The artist’s videos deal with the phenomena of media reality and question the motifs and strategies of the mass media. The week also gives you access to the private Boros Collection on Saturday and Sunday, 14.-15.09. 2019 (10–18h). Last but not least: check out the awards ceremony and party organized by the Re-space project space (13.09. from 19h30). There’s another reason why we’re excited by Art Week: we made the trailer and helped put together a selection of the spots for food and drink if you need a little refreshment as you to and fro between openings. (Text: Katie Burton / Photos: Clara Wenzel-Theiler, Sammlung Boros & Victoria Tomaschko)

Berlin Art Week, 11.–15.09.19, various locations & dates
ProgrammeFacebook Event
@berlinartweek

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114 ÜBER MARZAHN: ART AND PERFORMANCE SHOWING THE DISTRICT IN A NEW LIGHT

114 ÜBER MARZAHN: ART AND PERFORMANCE SHOWING THE DISTRICT IN A NEW LIGHT

Marzahn – that’s where all those Plattenbau high-rise housing estates are, right? Well get ready to see another side to this concrete-Kiez with the 114 über Marzahn festival this Saturday (07.09.2019). Among the fruit trees and hiking trails of the Ahrensfelde hills, artists, scientists and musicians will spend twelve hours celebrating the district, proving to new Berliners that there’s culture beyond Neukölln. There will be a botanical walk, a sound walk and tour of the night sky. The focus is on Marzahn’s past, present and future. Meanwhile, artist collective Plastique Fantastique has erected a volcano on the summit, thus making the Marzahn hill Berlin’s highest elevation for one night only. What’s particularly valuable about this project is the concept behind it, developed by Dreitausend e.V.: all participants work on a voluntary basis and no materials will be thrown away, with a clean-up campaign planned ahead of the event as well as on the following day. This will ensure the Ahrensfelde hills will continue to be a meeting place in future. So, grab your hiking boots and head for the summit – Marzahn is much closer than you think. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Andreas Steinhoff, Eric Winkler & Plastique Fantastique)

114 über Marzahn on 07.09.2019, 12–24h: Ahrensfelde Hills, 12689
Berlin–Marzahn; map
Arrival by tram M6 or M8 from S-Bahn Landsberger Allee or Springfuhl to Betriebshof Marzahn
@114_ueber_marzahn

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BERLIN ART PRIZE: HONORING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS AT THE AWARD’S SIXTH EDITION

BERLIN ART PRIZE: HONORING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS AT THE AWARD’S SIXTH EDITION

Berlin now has many art events and prizes, but sometimes the hype surrounding them means the art gets lost. With the Berlin Art Prize – awarded this year for the sixth time – things are different. As co-founder Alicia Reuter explains, awards often go to a small circle of artists, and so with the Art Prize, anyone living in Berlin for more than six months can submit their work. This year, for the first time, the prize will take place in nine different locations throughout Berlin – including Ashley and SMAC – and each location is dedicated a nominee’s solo exhibition. The focus is on community and exchange, providing an invigorating force for the resident art scene. The exhibition will be accompanied by a rich cultural program running from 31.08. to 27.09.2019, including readings, performances and discussions. A visit to the exhibitions is worthwhile and the award ceremony on 14.09 is not to be missed – the party that follows usually runs the whole night. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Berlin Art Prize, Ada Van Hoorebeke & Paul Langmead, Flutgraben e.V)

Berlin Art Prize 2019: 31.08.–27.09.2019
Prizegiving and party, 14.09.2019 from 21h, Am Flutgraben 3, 12435 Berlin–Alt-Treptow; map
@berlinartprize

Esteban Rivera Ariza at gr_und
Musquiqui Chihying at Very
Marianna Christofides at Display
Larissa Fassler at SMAC
Agnes Scherer at Horse & Pony
Wieland Schönfelder at Ashley
Joshua Schwebel at Kreuzberg Pavillon
Min-Wei Ting at The Institute for Endotic Research
Ada Van Hoorebeke at Kinderhook & Caracas

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