Cemile Sahin – It Would Have Taught Me WisdomThrough October 30, 2021
Esther Schipper is pleased to present It Would Have Taught Me Wisdom, Cemile Sahin’s first presentation with the gallery.
Sahin’s new installation creates an environment in which text and image are entangled: it is composed of colored plexiglass panels with digital prints, which form a sculptural structure, set against a wallpaper representing the signing ceremony of the Sèvres contract. In both the imagery and its underlying narrative, the new work draws on the artist’s research into the treaties of Sèvres (1920) and Lausanne (1923) and their ongoing impact a century later. A major motif is a digitally reconstructed 3D model of a porcelain statue of the goddess Minerva, which was the centerpiece on the table where the Sèvres treaty was signed.
Concurrent exhibitions in BerlinWith on-going Covid-19 regulations it is recommended you check the visitor information of each respective institution when planning your visit.
FUGENWith Isa Melsheimer
Through November 7, 2021
Fugen, a group exhibition with works by Isa Melsheimer opens at the artist-run space Die Möglichkeit einer Insel. On view will be works from her 2018 series We are concrete, We are bodies, We have sex, We are neoretroactive, We are relative VII.
Die Möglichkeit einer Insel
10179 Berlin, Mitte
NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/SilenceWith Rosa Barba, Ceal Floyer, Pierre Huyghe and Karin Sander
Through December 12, 2021
Bringing together the works of 75 international artists, “NOTHINGTOSEENESS - Void/White/Silence” draws on John Cage description of the equivalent of silence in the visual arts as “nothingtoseeness” and circumscribes nothingness through seeing and feeling. The exhibition is dedicated to this experience of seeing and the broad spectrum of meanings of the colour white, emptiness and silence.
Akademie der Künste
A FIRE IN MY BELLYwith Thomas Demand
Through December 12, 2021
A FIRE IN MY BELLY is a large collection exhibition, featuring over thirty artists from different generations and backgrounds, including Thomas Demand, who in a variety of mediums and contexts examine the ways in which experiences of violence and loss are enacted, witnessed, and transformed. Comprising film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, and poetry, the exhibition explores how artists negotiate and transcend these experiences through personal and political gestures of protest and resistance. The works included in A FIRE IN MY BELLY thus alternate between moments of tension, poetry, and release.
Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin
Leipziger Straße 60
Rosa Barba – In a Perpetual Now
Through January 16, 2022
For the reopening of the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba will present various works under the title In a Perpetual Now. In addition to key pieces from her oeuvre created between 2009 and 2021, a new film produced for the exhibition will also be shown.
With its architectural structure the large steel construction makes reference to Mies van der Rohe’s early project Brick Country House, while also displaying 15 of her cinematic and sculptural works. Specially produced for the architecture of the Neue Nationalgalerie, the expansive installation follows the prinicple of cinematic montage, which plays a pivotal role in the artist’s work.
Potsdamer Straße 50
Ways of Seeing Abstraction – Works from the Deutsche Bank Collectionwith Karin Sander
Through February 7, 2022
Aspects of contemporary abstract art, coupled with historical reminiscences, are the focus of the third exhibition showcasing works from the Deutsche Bank Collection at the PalaisPopulaire. The selection includes some 168 works from 1959 to 2021.
Karin Sander's work Wandstück / Wall piece is created by removing an extremely thin layer of paint with all its irregularities, about one-tenth of a millimeter thick, from the wall surface. By sanding the wall down numerous times using increasingly fine sandpaper, the wall beneath, which is covered with emulsion paint, is polished to a high gloss. The picture is created not by applying material but by removing it. The polished surfaces of the wallpieces mirror sections of their surroundings and alter their composition according to the position from which they are contemplated.
Unter den Linden 5
Sculpture Parkwith Angela Bulloch
Heavy Metal Stack of Six: Greige is from a series of sculptures—assembled from modular shapes—that combine Angel Bulloch's interest in the logic of geometry and seriality with graphic and sculptural qualities. The surface of the vertically assembled rhomboid shapes, painted in three colors, creates an optical illusion of pushing and pulling planes, giving the work an almost abstract quality, shifting between two and three dimensions.
Haus am Waldsee, Sculpture Park
Argentinische Allee 30
Concurrent exhibitions around Berlin
Sculpture Park Schwantewith Angela Bulloch
Through October 31, 2021
At Schlossgut Schwante, in Oberkrämer, about 45 minutes north of Berlin’s city center, a new presentation of outdoor sculptures was inaugurated on June 4. Among them is a beautiful new work by Angela Bulloch, Heavy Metal Stack of Six: Trichrome Purple, from 2021. The sculpture park’s play of sculptures and pastoral setting is well worth an excursion! There also is a restaurant attached to the site.
Fridays through Sundays only, 11 AM – 6 PM