illustration: Nicola Napoli
Sankt Veit with Tom Demac, Quarion and Resom
Dancing mania (also known as dancing plague, choreomania or Sankt Veits' Dance, Tanzwut) was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people, sometimes thousands at a time, dancing erratically. The mania affected men, women, and children, who danced until they collapsed from exhaustion. Join Tom Demac, Quarion, resom, Paul Morgan, Pettenreuth and Danny Isola at Chalet Club to dance the night away. Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 3.
Audre Lorde's Germany: African Diasporic Presences and Influences on Contemporary German Literary and Cultural Politics
This conference will focus on Audre Lorde’s influence on the German context. Her ideas, social paradigms and her presence in Germany provide the framework for an engagement with society from politicized Black feminist female subject positions. Significant activist, academic and authorial structures in Lorde’s life will be thematised. The contributions systematically approach Audre Lorde as a symbolic figure, as a real person, as a provider of ideas for countless socially critical movements. January 30-31 from 13h-21h, Unter den Linden 6, Room 2094.
Exhibition Opening: Mirroring
AANDO FINE ART invites you to the opening of the group exhibition MIRRORING: Drawings, a survey of hand-drawn pieces by seven international artists illustrating the ongoing role of traditional drawings as a means of study and observation. Tucholskystr. 35, 6pm.
CENSORSHIP - IN CONTEXT
How does an artist react to being censored? How does it affect their work moving forward? And why is a censored artist relevant to you? These are the questions we’ll explore in an intimate conversation with Chris Phillips & Emre Sağlam, two Berlin-based artists whose artworks have experienced censorship. Chris and Emre will present and showcase each of these works, as they guide us through how each piece was censored. This is a live interview, open to the public, and hosted by Shivani Saini an accomplished producer and consultant from Canada.
Ausstellungseröffnung: Exitus Tod, Trauer, Melancholie
Death was and is, for all artists in all eras, an urgent issue. Mourning and melancholia, death and the fear of death are empirical, existential experiences with which each person is confronted. Here, all exhibition paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures and videos on this subject connects the subjective point of view. Galerie im Körnerpark, Schlerker Str. 8.
Emily Wardill | Group Exhibition | Marianna Uutinen
carlier | gebauer is pleased to present three projects: the German premiere of Emily Wardill‘s film, When You Fall Into a Trance; the group show I hear your voice reflected in a glass and it sounds like it is inside of me; and new work by Finnish artist Marianna Uutinen, opening January 30th, 2015 from 18h-21h and continuing until March 14th, 2015 at carlier | gebauer, Markgrafenstraße 67.
EMBASSY Opening Berlin
Mindscape Universe opens a new Embassy in Berlin! Group Exhibition including: Works by Mindscape Universe. A worldwide anonymous group video installation. Future popcorn reading by Eva Funk, and an Afterparty with dj-team prostinternet, Tilmann Jarmer & Hazy Pockets. Perleberger Straße 14.
52 / An Exhibition by Tabea Mathern / Vernissage
Tabea Mathern has been shooting still life each week for a whole year, and now she's sharing her visual adventures with you! The vernissage is on from 20h-23h on January 30th, 2015, and the exhibition ends on February 1st, 2015. After the exhibition the images will be shown at Geschwister Nothaft Cafe in Neukölln. Rudolf11 Workspace, Rudolfstraße 11.
Avanti Experimental Film Screening
A new screening of experimental film is coming to Berlin! The topic of the current edition: conceptual love. The notion of love as opposed to its practice or, is the idea of love more than love itself? The event will feature screenings of classic experimental films, as well as contemporary works. It aims to create a discourse around the topic and its past and present understanding through the medium.
OPENING PARTY Berlin Graphic Days #5
The Big Opening Party for the Berlin Gaphic Days #5 calls for an Exhibition, Live Paintings and Party with Missill, Jim Avignon and Das She Cray at Konzulát, Leipzigerstrasse 60.
Hotel du Moulin - Opening Party - New Location
Welcome to the Cabaret! Celebrate with this Cabaret Queer Party featuring the sounds of Kevin Neon, Superzandy and Jacky Oh Weinhaus on 2 floors. 22h - 8h at Horns & Hooves, Danziger Strasse 1.
Drumpoet Community Exposé w/ John Daly, Washerman, Alex Dallas
Exposé gives you an extensive summary of the musical collection based on the artists themselves. It depicts the main idea and story line behind the label and gives you an outlined overview. Drumpoet’s aim is to release music with attitude, music which is driven by the personality of the artist. DPC digs deeper and it’s constantly on the run to find new talented artists who represent the philosophy of musical freedom. There’s more madness then method. From 23h onwards at Prince Charles, Prinzenstrasse 85F.
CTM 2015 - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Greco-Roman Night, Prostitutes
Catch Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs along with Joe Goddard, Opium Hum, Powell (live) Prostitutes, Lxury, Full Nelson and more as part of the CTM festival at Berghain/Panorama Bar, Am Wriezener Bahnhof.
PartyColare Presents: We Love CULO"
The best way to start the new year is with CULO! In italian slang it's a sinonym of "luck" or "luckyness" but it is also a nice BUTT! Come to the warm and cosy hole of Loftus Hall for Party Colare to serve you an epic night! Reduced price 6€ till 1:30h. Maybachufer 48.
LIBERTINE x SLEEPERS LOFT (after) PARTY
Join Francesco Del Garda, Yoshi, Omar, Topper and guests at the Libertine X Sleepers Loft Party at a secret location in Kreuzberg. To get in, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicha Berlin is hosting their first two-day Peruvian brunch pop-up, at Beuster in Neukölln. The best of coastal Peruvian cuisine will be on offer, as well as pork belly CHICHArrones, Chicha's interpretation of the quintessential Peruvian pork belly sandwich. Cure your hangover with some Pisco Picklebacks, and enjoy authentic Peruvian food with cocktails, beer and wine, specially selected to compliment the menu. No reservations, tables will be given on a first come first serve basis. From 12h-18h at Beuster, Weserstr. 32.
Berlin Graphic Days #5
This year more than 50 national and international designers, artists, illustrators will be gathered to show and sell their creations in the famous berlin underground location: Urban Spree. They were selected to represent the best graphic aspects and will be here to share, show and sell their creations. The Berlin Graphic Days is a festival for exhibitions but also an art market. There you can find pieces of art, screen printing posters, colorful T-shirts, unique items, books, paintings and a lot of original graphic works. There will be also live painting shows, DJs and Food. January 31 - February 1st at Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99.
HEAT, a walk will snake it’s way through the small streets of Prenzlauer Berg and part of Mitte. The meeting point for HEAT is ACUD MACHT NEU, Veteranenstr. 21, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg at 14h. HEAT is an Art Performance in the form of a Walk. HEAT has been initiated by April Gertler and Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen - both international artists living and working in Berlin.
A Generative Library: Grand Opening of Büro BDP
For the opening of the new Büro BDP they have asked former and future collaborators to contribute to a generative library, a collective curriculum for the past and future practices of BDP, the books that have and will guide us through our future. The range is telling, from the old and manhandled to the paperless PDF, the school book that offered clandestine secrets to active assistants in current research projects. With this opening gesture, they hope to establish Büro BDP as an active space for book research, publishing and indeed reading. Opening January 31st, 2015 from 14h-22h, with a reading at 20h at Broken Dimanche Press, Mareschstrasse 1.
GRAND OPENING CYCLE 4: Chris Evans | Rimini Protokoll
At PRAXES, Evans’s Cycle unfolds in four modules titled 'Hat', 'Hat', 'Hat', and 'Uniform'. The initial Hat summons a gallery of airbrush works produced throughout the artist’s career, shown together for the first time. Proxies for (sometimes non-existing) projects, posters, contributions to publications, as well as singular paintings, this body of work—sharing crudely propagandistic yet dreamlike industrial aesthetics—is accompanied by a recreation of Magnetic Promenade (2006) on the façade at PRAXES. Founded in 2002, the collective Rimini Protokoll has developed their very own branch of experimental theater, documentary performance, film, installations, and actions. Based at the theater HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, a few blocks from PRAXES, yet touring extensively around the world, the group continuously test and augment audience relations. Alexandrinenstrasse 118-121.
The Saddest Music in the World Contest
At times, we can all be at the forefront of having a sentimental feeling, and longing in our hearts in this strange -torn world. In dark winter days we yearn sad melodies that weigh us gently and comfort us. On January 31st, 2015, this desire is celebrated and satisfied. Inspired by Guy Maddin's film "The Saddest Music in the World", the night is bringing you the most diverse musicians in Berlin, coming together to play their saddest song. Glamorous, absurd, beautiful and very, very sad. Roter Salon/Voolksbühne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 1.
TIT BIT BALL Vol. IV
Berlin Voguing Out presents the 4th edition of Südblock's "Tit Bit Ball" and will take you on a journey through the urban city jungle with its different tribes. Admiralstr. 1-2.
16 Jahre: Gayhane - Hous of Halay
A self-proclaimed "HomoOriental" dance party, featuring special performances and DJane Ipek along with other guest DJs at SO36, Oranienstr. 190.
NON DOGMA @ Neuer Klub der Republik
A night with various styles different genres and a lot of Grappa. No rules no borders. Music that will make you dance trip and discover new territories of your mind. Berliner Straße 80-82.
Conny Opper's Birthday Bash @ Konzulát
Conny Opper's Birthday Bash features a live performance by Argy & Mama, as well as DJ sets by DJ Kaos, Capablanca, Pavel Plastikk, Dada Disco and Ahmad Larnes. Leipzigerstr. 60.
STATTNACHT January 31st @ STATTBAD
This edition of Stattnacht features Andras Fox, Space Dimension Controller, Genius of Time, Alex.Do, Subkutan and Michael Klein at Stattbad, Gerichtstr. 65.
Blackbird Flohmarkt Winter Edition & Sale
Sing Blackbird are hosting another small indoor flohmarkt next Sunday February 1st! In addition, they are having a big winter sale in collaboration with MAYFLOWER Vintage! For selling info please email email@example.com. 13h - 18h, Sanderstr. 11.
SISSY SUNDAYS: A New Dance Class
PANSY is ready to get sweaty! She is teaming up with ASHLEY TEMBA and Flying Steps Academy to bring you an all-new dance class featuring your favorite music and favorite queens from your favorite party, SISSY! A nightclub in the daytime, SISSY SUNDAYS doesn’t take it self seriously and is all about having fun. This is a dance class for everyone, from professionals to newcomers and anyone in between. If PANSY can do it, you can too! Come learn the choreography from your favorite music videos and take your new moves to the club next weekend! Pop your booty beside that new cutie and sweat the winter blues away. Space is limited and sign-up is suggested by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Every 1st and 3rd Sunday at Flying Steps Academy, Lobeckstrasse 30-35.