Documenting Paris - Marc Vallée, BadYear85, Thomas Von Wittich & Émilie Désir
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Documenting Paris - Marc Vallée, BadYear85, Thomas Von Wittich & Émilie Désir

Documenting Paris is a group exhibition and multiple publication launch hosted by the Retramp Gallery, Berlin on Friday 26 July 2019. The event will showcase Paris based work from photographers Marc Vallée, BadYear85, Thomas Von Wittich and Émilie Désir. Graffiti writers, Paris street life, train surfers and political dissent. All four artists will be attending the event and will be available to sign zines, photobooks and prints. 

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48 Std NK - Back(off) Future
Jun
14
to Jun 16

48 Std NK - Back(off) Future

The artists look back on the future by way of architectural structures and newly configured spaces. Developing their own retrospective visions of what may or may not happen: Laure Catugier creates a space-time axis within the gallery walls; lost rooms and palaces are reclaimed by Mathieu Brohan’s experimental films. Pre-nostalgic, futuristic youth movements imagined by Thomas Bratzke aka Zasd hope to re-open horizons while claiming unforeseen struggles and interactive, retro-dystopian in(ter)ventions by Willi Tomes bring the past, present and distant future into a comprehensible, accessible realm. Brad Downey’s pieces playfully reimagine the possible destiny of privatized space and consciousness while Teco’s large scale sculpture on Reuterplatz invites the public to contribute to the inevitable.

Die KünstlerInnen blicken zurück auf die Zukunft und entwickeln ihre retrospektiven Zukunftsvisionen über architektonische Strukturen und neu erschlossene Räume. Eine Raum/Zeit-Achse wird in situ durch den Eingriff von Laure Catugier entstehen. Verlorene und zurückeroberte Räume und Paläste werden filmisch bei Mathieu Brohan erscheinen. Pre-nostalgisch-futuristische Jugendbewegungen reklamieren ihre Rechte und thermosensible, interaktive Meeresblicke sowie malerische, virtuelle Realitäten von Thomas Bratzke aka Zasd öffnen Horizonte. Retro-dystopische Erfindungen von Will Tomes sowie Objekte von Brad Downey werden spielerisch inszeniert, während Teco de Luccia den zukünftigen Menschen transformiert.

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Feeding The Bubble
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Feeding The Bubble

The exhibition „Feeding the Bubble“  shows paintings, drawings and photographs of two Berlin based artists. The works, although produced in different media, show and reflect personal and intimate moments of daily life of each artist.


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Make God Laugh
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Make God Laugh

Stand-Up Comedy in Germany seems like a punchline in itself. However, over the past decade, many English-speaking comedians have made a name for themselves in various and evolving open-mic nights throughout the city. Meanwhile, Berlin has more than a few regular comedy nights in multiple languages - a long way from the one or two nights a week the handful of aspiring comedians crowded the sign-up sheets in select bars. 
We are happy to welcome you to an evening in conjunction with “We Are Not Gemuesed” and showcase the Best of the Best of the Berlin comedy scene as part of Brad Downey’s exhibition “Slow Motion Disasters” at Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien on Wednesday, May 29th 2019 at 19:00. 

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Berlin Street Photography Club Launch
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Berlin Street Photography Club Launch

Berlin Street Photography Club is celebrating the launch of their new collective.

"Berlin Street Photography Club, or BLNSPC for short, are the new kids on the block when it comes to street photography in Berlin. Not taking them selves too seriously, and straying away from current trends in photography BLNSPC are trying to keep the classic style of street/documentary photography alive. As an internationally comprised collective, each member brings their unique vision to show you a real version of life in the streets of Berlin."

A group exhibition featuring the 12 members of the club. Presented by Safelight Berlin who will also have a few items there, and are also filming a video about the event.

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She Wears Yesterday's News - Studio Heomugeoto 스튜디오 허무것도
Mar
7
to Mar 10

She Wears Yesterday's News - Studio Heomugeoto 스튜디오 허무것도

SHE WEARS YESTERDAY’S NEWS is a project by artist group Studio Heomugeoto. It is the fourth chapter of their ongoing work cycle Stages of Grief, which deals with the process & forms of (re-)presentation of mourning, death, dying, fear & empathy. In S.W.Y.N. Studio Heomugeoto focusses on thought processes in the context of mourning. The installment will consist of sonic, visual & conceptual pieces which result from artist research.

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Jan
31
to Feb 3

Woe From Wit

'WOE FROM WIT' - Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

OPENING: January 31st 2019, 12pm-6pm;
OPENING RECEPTION: January 31st 2019, 6pm-9pm;
EXHIBITION: January 31st- February 3rd 2019, 12pm-8pm;
ADMISSION DONATION: 4€ throughout the exhibition; complimentary drinks served during the opening reception.

Synthesis Gallery is thrilled to premiere the first VR work by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin in collaboration with Brian O'Doherty, Pablo Dornhege, Guy de Lancey and Shervin Saremi. 'WOE FROM WIT' is curated by George Vitale and is part of Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM.

“Inside the white cube we don't speak in a normal voice, one does not laugh, one does not eat, drink, lie down, or sleep, one does not get ill, go mad, sing, dance, or make love…Unshadowed, white, clean, artificial, the space is devoted to the technology of aesthetics. Art exists in a kind of eternity. While eyes and minds are welcome, space occupying bodies are not. Emotions are turned into a consumer product” - Brian O’Doherty, Inside the White Cube.

On the 19th December 2017 an act of violence unfolded in the Contemporary Art Museum in Ankara that shocked the world. Andre Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey was fatally wounded by a Syrian assassin while giving the opening speech at a photography exhibition. Documentary footage reveals that Karlov was approached by his own bodyguard, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, who pulled out a pistol, shouted “Don’t forget Syria, don’t forget Aleppo” and fatally shot the ambassador. The assembled audience cowered in terror. The speech, the murder and the subsequent minutes of horror were captured by an AP photographer, Burhan Ozbilici. One of the several images he took went on to win the World Press Photo Award of 2017.

In Broomberg and Chanarin’s analysis of these events visitors enter a virtual model of the museum using a VR headset. Here none of the laws that govern our daily lives apply: gravity, morality, bodily, functions, geographic space or chronological time. The disorientating experience is narrated by Brian O’Doherty author of the seminal “Inside the White Cube”. Through O’Doherty's narration we are invited to consider our own consumption of such images of violence but also the architecture of the white cube itself; and by extension the moral, political and economic codes embedded in virtual reality itself.

ADAM BROOMBERG (b. 1970, Johannesburg, ZA) and OLIVER CHANARIN (b. 1971, London, UK) are artists living and working between London and Berlin. They are professors of photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg and teach on the MA Photography & Society programme at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague which they co-designed. Together they have had numerous solo exhibitions most recently at The Centre Georges Pompidou (2018) and the Hasselblad Center (2017). Their participation in international group shows include the Yokohama Trienniale (2017), Documenta, Kassel (2017), The British Art Show 8 (2015-2017), Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern (2015); Shanghai Biennale (2014); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Tate Britain (2014), and the Gwanju Biennale (2012).

SYNTHESIS GALLERY is an immersive blend of technology and art displayed under one roof, showcasing cutting-edge experiences by new wave artists and visionaries through virtual reality. We are a space to experience and experiment with the state between dream and reality. Pieces are displayed through different media. Tangible and traditional artforms intermingle with Oculus and Hive headsets. Submerge into the unchartered. Focus on the abstract. Reevaluate reality.

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Wish Here Were You
Jan
18
to Jan 27

Wish Here Were You

I'm lying in bed, Berlin, winter, era of panic. I'm tired but I can't sleep. Meditation isn't working. Music plays in my head. I'm listening, or imagining, thinking thoughts of you. And I remember, or maybe I'm just dreaming. The world crashes all at once, all the moods and anxieties. I want peace to bloom. I escape into visions, tell myself visual stories. If only I could be somewhere else, the place I'm picturing.

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Jan
10
to Jan 14

Bruteforce

Synthesis Gallery, the first VR art gallery, is happy to announce its first exhibition for the upcoming 2019 season: ‘BRUTEFORCE’ by A/A.

Curated by George Vitale, the exhibition will premiere a mix of sculptures and a VR artwork (‘AA_Infernal’, exclusively produced for the show at Synthesis), addressing movement and ephemerality in the phase transitions of materials.

ANDREAS GREINER (b. 1979, Aachen) and ARMIN KEPLINGER (b. 1982, Linz) have collaborated since 2011 as the artist duo A/A. At the core of their artistic practice is the exploration of time-based media: the artists have consistently focused on the transitional moments of materials as they change state of aggregation to a solid, liquid or aerial one. During recent years, Greiner & Keplinger have increasingly centered their artistic practice on the intersection of the analogue with the virtual space, with special emphasis on Virtual Reality. Their works have been exhibited most recently at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (DE), Transmediale, Berlin (DE), Schinkel Pavillion, Berlin (DE), Saatchi Gallery, London (GB), Art Center Nabi, Seoul (SK), Meetfactory, Prague (CZ), Hessel Museum of Art, New York (US), Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (RU).

SYNTHESIS GALLERY is an immersive blend of technology and art displayed under one roof, showcasing cutting-edge experiences by new wave artists and visionaries through virtual reality. We are a space to experience and experiment with the state between dream and reality. Pieces are displayed through different media. Tangible and traditional artforms intermingle with Oculus and Hive headsets. Submerge into the unchartered. Focus on the abstract. Reevaluate reality.

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Dec
14
to Dec 21

Katastrofffe

Here is Katastrofffe.
An artist, photographer, sculptor, and videographer for documentary films and music video.
Katastrofffe's spirit and body were united upon her birth on the border between Europe and Asia. An insatiable curiosity, reckless abandon, and a healthy dose of serendipity have since carried her and her talents all over both continents, where she feels equally at home. She travels extensively, constantly on the move, and photographs those around her, always emphasizing the “free” in freelance.

Katastrofffe leaves her mark in the form of street art and tells her story with posters and sculptures based on photography.

These pictures are a reflection of herself and a record of what happens throughout her, through a surrealist lens. Everything she shoots depicts a routine and everyday life captured through a dynamic, impulsive frame; is the sacred simplicity of a uniqueness in a simple moment. Katastrofffe also takes inspiration from honored works of art and photography, and on the occasion, it is befitting of the story which unfolds. Freedom, the spirit of youth, radicalism – this is what inspires her.

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Dec
7
to Dec 9

The stillness is a burn

A solo exhibition by Hannah Kori, in which recently abstracted work can be seen. In addition, a more conceptual series, in which she questions the social position and acceptance of mental health. How do we see and deal with a syndrome without any physical characteristics? How tolerant are we in this? What does our judgment say about ourselves? Do we feel fear? An important theme with an important social message. Those who need help, but precisely because of their illness, do not have a clear voice, should be given a hand and not be condemned!

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Sep
6
to Sep 12

Cutting Slack

URBAN ART WEEK - "Cutting Slack" with:

Addison
BLO
Danny Doom
KERA1
PISA73
TECO
Vidam The Weird

Berlin plays an important role in the Urban Art movement. It has long been considered a Mecca on the international scene, where Graffiti became part of the cityscape in the 1970s and many gable and façade paintings were created. In divided Berlin, the Wall became the largest graffito in the world. It was sprayed and painted, and Graffiti Writing spread rapidly in West Berlin in the 1980s due to the the influence of the hip hop movement streaming in from the USA. During the course of the reunification, East Berlin also quickly adopted the practice and created a veritable Graffiti boom. From the mid-1990s onwards visual artists increasingly conquered the urban space with new surprises. From approximately 2000 onwards, Street Artists left their mark in public spaces by using and creating new visual languages and techniques.

Berlin has, for many years, stood for a subversive and energetic art scene and its reputation draws many artists and tourists to the capital. A whole series of murals has attracted great international attention and the pictures have become true tourist magnets and landmarks of the city. The state of Berlin has also recognized this and Urban Art has been used for international city marketing for several years.

The URBAN ART WEEK would now like to support the places and initiatives that have been involved with Urban Art for years and that have promoted the movement, as well as younger initiatives.

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