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NOMADIC GALLERY FINDS A HOME: SCHIEFE ZÄHNE / ON SHOW: CHARLIE FROUD AND OLGA PEDAN

NOMADIC GALLERY FINDS A HOME: SCHIEFE ZÄHNE / ON SHOW: CHARLIE FROUD AND OLGA PEDAN

Within the context of the Dingum project, Hannes Schmidt and Dennis Oliver Schroer organized a number of exhibitions in changing locations until 2016. Recently, Schmidt has allowed the formerly nomadic concept to settle down: For two years he has been running Schiefe Zähne (Crooked Teeth), a permanent gallery space tucked away in a Prenzlauer Berg backyard. Currently, artists Charlie Froud and Olga Pedan have transformed the former workshop into a place where coherence is negotiable as both a formal and psychological category. Pedan depicts comic-like characters with ancient painting techniques: egg tempera and rabbit-skin glue render pictures that are radiantly translucent, almost diaphanous. Similarly, Froud’s wooden sculptures, which also function as loudspeakers that churn out a different playlist each week, unveil multiple layers of meaning: What appears to be an artistically crafted surface is in fact the result of wood pest infestation. (Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: courtesy of Olga Pedan, Charlie Froud, Hannes Schmidt & Schiefe Zähne)

Schiefe Zähne, Schliemannstr.37, 10437 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map
Olga Pedan, Charlie Froud – Central Fantasy, through 13.4.2019
Thu–Fri 15–19h or by appointment

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100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS: TACKLING MYTHS AT THE BRÖHAN MUSEUM

100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS: TACKLING MYTHS AT THE BRÖHAN MUSEUM

Located next to the gardens of the Charlottenburg palace, the Bröhan Museum is best known for its extensive collection of art nouveau, art deco and functionalist work. The museum, which emerged from the former private collection of the art collector Karl H. Bröhan, has focused increasingly on cultural epochs. This latest exhibition, carrying the subtitle “Art and design – a new unity,” investigates some of the myths surrounding Bauhaus and seeks to bring what is often seen as an isolated movement into a larger design and art history context. Crucially, this includes the Arts and Crafts movement that preceded Bauhaus. The 300 objects in the exposition, consisting of furniture, graphic design, metal art, ceramics and paintings, show how Bauhaus’s commonly-referenced design language follows on from preceding movements, rather than marking a starting point or climax of modernism. In this celebration of 100 years of Bauhaus, the exhibition invites visitors to critically reflect on the movement while still enjoying its charm. You have the chance to mark Bauhaus’s centenary at the Bröhan Museum until 5 May 2019. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Martin Adam, Thomas Goldschmidt & Katleen Arthen)

Bröhan Museum, Schloßstr.1a, 14059 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map

From Arts and Crafts to the Bauhaus, 24.01–05.05.2019, Tue–Sun 10-18h

@broehan_musuem

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EXPLORING HISTORY AT THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE MAERZMUSIK FESTIVAL

EXPLORING HISTORY AT THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE MAERZMUSIK FESTIVAL

Music can help us make sense of today’s topsy-turvy world, so it’s fitting that MaerzMusikby the Berliner Festspieleis returning on 22.03.2019 with another ten-day program of musical investigation. The festival has always sought to address the concept of time, and this year, artistic director Berno Odo Polzer has taken the bold step of looking back in time – exploring history to help process the present. The opening concert, featuring Frederic Rzewski and Horațiu Rădulescu, is accompanied by the tagline “The People United Will Never Be Defeated,” borrowed from the Chilean nueva canción unity movement of the 1970s. As ever, the festival embraces diversity in presentation, such as Elaine Mitchener who brings history into the present with performance combining music, improvisation and movement. Besides music, events include films, installations, discussions, readings, and even an overnight stay – Useless Land– where festival-goers spend the night listening to readings of literature recounting pre-industrial humanity. While most MaerzMusik events are free to attend, tickets for paid events are available online. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Berliner Festspiele, Guido Mencari & Burkhard Peter)

Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstr.24, 10719 Berlin–Wilmersdorf; map

MaerzMusik takes place at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Silent Green, Radialsystem and Konzerthaus Berlin. Check the online program for further information.

@berlinerfestspiele

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ON TARGET: HITO STEYERL AT THE AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE

ON TARGET: HITO STEYERL AT THE AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE

No one can currently connect the dots between art, drone warfare, chatbots and global financial speculation with as much wit and pizzazz as artist Hito Steyerl. The film essays of Käthe Kollwitz Prize winner Hito Steyerl recall Paul Virilio’s “War and Cinema,” where the media theorist equates the invention of the film camera to that of the automatic weapon. Just exactly how the transfer of images echoes that of bullets is illustrated in the video work “Abstract” (2012), presented at the beginning of the show. Here, Steyerl connects the Pariser Platz, the epicenter of touristy Berlin, with a battle zone in eastern Turkey where Kurdish fighters were killed in 1998 using a classic shot-reverse shot technique. Steyerl’s last camera shot confirms that the angle is not chosen arbitrarily: Just a few meters away from the Brandenburg Gate, the camera lingers on the Berlin representative office of armaments group Lockheed Martin, manufacturers of deadly ammunition. (Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019; images: Andreas FranzXaver Süß, film still: Hito Steyerl; Courtesy: the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York and Esther Schipper, Berlin)

Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, Berlin–Mitte; map

Hito Steyerl, 2019 Käthe Kollwitz Prize recipient, 20.02–14.04.2019

Tue–Sun 11–19h

@akademiederkuenste

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WEIGHTLESS BODIES — LINA SCHEYNIUS AT GALERIE TANJA WAGNER

WEIGHTLESS BODIES — LINA SCHEYNIUS AT GALERIE TANJA WAGNER

Lina Scheynius’s career began in front of the camera. Bored by the industry and at the height of her modeling career, she started photographing herself. Far from professional studios and Photoshop, she began to capture her everyday life: intimate glimpses captured in their rawest form or in dazzling sunlight. The snapshots are held together by an effortlessness that shows Scheynius’s closeness without drifting into kitsch. Her works have since appeared in magazines and photo books such as “Flowers,” as well as in regular gallery exhibitions. At the Tanja Wagner, Scheynius seeks, as always, the magic in the imperfect: The exhibition gathers delicate nude studies showing skin with all its flaws. Contrasting pregnancy with old age and exhaustion with joy so naturally, Scheynius succeeds in presenting an honest look at female desire that reverses the male gaze. Her photographs convey the beauty of being a woman without any gloss: honest, vulnerable and self-confident. (Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Lina Scheynius, courtesy of Galerie Tanja Wagner)

Galerie Tanja Wagner, Pohlstr.64, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten; map

Lina Scheynius, “Body,” 22.2.–13.4.2019, Tue-Sat 11-18h

Opening event: Fri, 22.02.2019, 18h

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