Events

Events

Upcoming Events 

 

Artist Talk: Urban Archeology

Andrea Pichl: Bau auf, bau auf, 2010-2017, Photographies
Andrea Pichl: Bau auf, bau auf, 2010-2017, Photographies
Artist Andrea Pichl talking to curator Christian Hiller

Thursday 20 Juli 2017 | 6.30 pm 
Entry 3 Euro
Combined ticket Event and Exhibition 6 Euro

 

 

 

Curator's Tour Between Spaces

Nina Mende at the opening of Between Spaces, Photo: Frank Sperling 2017
Nina Mende at the opening of Between Spaces, Photo: Frank Sperling 2017
Sunday 23  July | 3 pm
Curator's Tour Between Spaces
Guided tour through the exhibition by curator Nina Mende

 

Artist Talk: Fading Architectures

Talk with Isa Melsheimer on August 10 th 2017

Kallmorgen, Kaispeicher A, Instalallation view at ZKR, Photo: Frank Sperling
Kallmorgen, Kaispeicher A, Instalallation view at ZKR, Photo: Frank Sperling
Thursday 10 August 2017 | 6.30 pm
Entry: 3 Euro
Combined Ticket Artist Talk and Exhibition: 6 Euro

 

 

 

Long Night of Museums:  ANSPIEL

A look behind the scenes with the artist Seraphina Lenz on August 19th 2017

ANSPIEL - rehearsal with Seraphina Lenz, 2017, ZKR, Photo: Serapina Lenz
ANSPIEL - rehearsal with Seraphina Lenz, 2017, ZKR, Photo: Serapina Lenz
Saturday 19 August 2017 | 6 pm – 2am  
Entry only with ticket of the Long Night of Museums

 

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Thursday 27 July | 6.30 pm
IGA Art at ZKR #1: Unkrautlabor
Artist Talk with Jeanne van Heeswijk

Saturday 12 August | 3 pm
Artist Tour Between Spaces
A guided tour through the exhibition by artist Ursula Strozynski and curator Dr. Angelika Weißbach

Sunday 20 August | 11 am
Curator's Tour Between Spaces
Guided tour through the exhibition by José Delano
The tour will be held in English

Wednesday 23  August- Friday 25 August 2017 | 10 am - 3 pm
Workshop "Youngsters at the Museum"
Curious-Plants-Animation-Film
Participation Fee: 42 Euro + fee for Materian and Editing 12 Euro
Please register via e-mail: info@jugend-im-museum.de

28 - 30 August | 10 am - 1 pm
Open-Air Art Days with Jugendkunstschule
Workshops for children and teenager, free of charge
Please register via e-mail: jks.berlin.mh@gmail.com

Thursday 26 August | 6.30 pm
IGA Art at ZKR #3
Artist Talk with Martin Kaltwasser

Sunday 3 September | 11 am
Curator's Tour Between Spaces
Guided tour through the exhibition by José Delano
The tour will be held in English

Saturday 30 September | 3 pm
IGA Art at ZKR#4: Subbotnik. Lecture with Sausage
With Erik Göngrich and Cora Hegewald

Sunday 1 October | 3 pm
Curator's Tour Between Spaces
Guided tour through the exhibition by curator Nina Mende


Past Events (Selection)

 

Lecture: Arch+ features Between Spaces

A lecture by Mark Wigley about Anarchitecture by Gordon Matta-Clark

Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting, 1974 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 / The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark
Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting, 1974 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 / The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark
In early 1974, the New York architect and artist Gordon Matta-Clark took a chainsaw and cut a single-family home in two. As if performing a clinical autopsy, he exposed the building’s innards, transforming how the once-cozy home was perceived in an unsettling way. The artist Laurie Anderson described this intervention as “anarchitecture.” Anderson and Matta-Clark, together with other artists and architects, formed a group of the same name: Anarchitecture. They attained mythic status with their exhibition in 1974. Yet all that remains are an invitation and a few photos that show destroyed houses, crossroads, a derailed train, a house on a boat. The work of Gordon Matta-Clark takes a programmatic approach to deconstructing the boundaries of architecture and public space.

Mark Wigley has dedicated many years to studying the work of Gordon Matta-Clark. Undertaking a forensic quest for the remaining traces, he will analyze Anarchitecture and the oeuvre of Gordon Matta-Clark. Mark Wigley is a professor and dean emeritus of Columbia GSAPP. Together with Beatriz Colomina, he curated the Istanbul Design Biennial in 2016.

The event will be held in english. It is a cooperation with ZKR, Center for Art and Public Space, as part of its exhibition Between Spaces. The exhibition places work by Gordon Matta-Clark and perspectives on East Berlin into a dialogue with current artistic positions.

Sunday 16 July 2017 | 3 pm
Free entry

At 4.30 pm, the ARCH+ features will be followed by our summer reception, opening with a performance by rap artist Jan Kage!

 

Exhibition Opening: Tracing Utopia

A journey through utopian Thinking in a two-part Exhibition of young sino-german Curators

Six young Chinese and German curators stage a joint exhibition of young artistic positions dealing with “Utopia” at ZKR and its Park. Over three weeks, the teams research and explore the current status of curatorial practice and artistic development on the basis of the two large-scale exhibitions documenta in Kassel and Skulptur Projekte in Münster. Afterwards, they will present the two-part exhibition “Tracing Utopia” at Starke Foundation in Berlin-Grunewald as well as at Schlosspark Biesdorf. As a practical reflection the exhibition opens up approaches towards utopian thinking in matters of space and time from multiple perspectives.

A Collaboration with the Institute for Arts and Media Administration (IKM) of Freie Universität Berlin and Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing  (CAFA)

Artistic Positions: Dominik Annies, Chen Baiyi, Janosch Becker, Florian Birk, Juan Blanco, Felipe Duarte, Shi Fu, Philipp Hainke, Lisa Herzog, Fangling Huang, Qin Lingsen, Luo Qiang, Li Quing, Ana Esteve Reig, Natalia Irina Roman, Liu Shihao, André Stache, Deo Gisa Brian Senyondo, Annika Stoll, Daniel Theis, Sabine Maria Voltz, Victoria Wald, Tao Xia, Yan Xiang, Ligeng Zhang

Sponsored by Stromnetz Berlin

Exhibition Opening Tracing Utopia
Thursday 06 Juli 2017 | 4-10 pm
Schlosspark Biesdorf
Greeting and Introduction: 7pm

Free entry

 

 Performance: Schwarze Kanäle (Black Channels)

With artist and professor Else Gabriel and students of the Weißensee Art School Berlin
on June 10th 2017

A performance inspired by GDR propaganda, "Chinese whispers" and water pipes of Schloss Biesdorf.

 

Dinner Discourse: FOOD 2017 - A Reflection on Gordon Matta-Clark with raumlaborberlin 

with raumlaborberlin and Students of the University of Arts Berlin on June 1st 2017

Cooking as "space giving" performance featuring guest chefs and speakers of the UdK Berlin - among them the architect and artist Marjetica Potrč as well as the Berlin based artist duo Various & Gould. 

About raumlaborberlin: Founded in 1999, raumlabor is a group of eight trained architects who work together in a collaborative network. Based in Berlin, they work at the intersection of architecture, city planning, art and urban intervention, incorporating local actors and external experts.

 Artist Talk: The Soweto Project – or how we became irrelevant

With Marjetica Potrč and Christian Hiller on May 20th 2017

Matjetica Potrc: Ubuntu Park All rights reserved by Radoš Vujaklija
Matjetica Potrc: Ubuntu Park All rights reserved by Radoš Vujaklija
Soweto is a township of the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. Formerly a separate municipality, it became a symbol for the resistance against apartheid with the "Soweto Uprising" in 1976.
"The Soweto Project" is a participatory project by Slovenian artist Marjetica Potrč and students of the Design for the Living World class (University of Fine Arts/HFBK, Hamburg, Germany). During the long-term residency in spring 2014, the local residents and students turned a formerly vacant public space that had been used as a dumping ground into a community-organized public space called "Ubuntu Park". In doing so a public space mirroring state-controlled racial segregation for a long time was collectively formed and organized.
During our artist talk  "The Soweto Project – or how we became irrelevant" Marjetica Potrč will introduce the project together with HFBK students Nuriye Tohermes und Finn Brüggemann on the occasion of the exhibition Between Spaces at ZKR.

The talk will be moderated by Christian Hiller and will be held in English.

About the Artist:
Marjetica Potrč is an artist and architect based in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and in Berlin. Her interdisciplinary practice includes on-site projects, research, architectural case studies, and series of drawings. Her work documents and interprets contemporary architectural practices and the ways people live together.

Lecture Performance: Buster Keaton & The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics 

A Lecture with Simon Faithfull  on April 30th 2017

Left: Buster Keaton, One Week, 1920 (Film Still); Right: Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting, 1974 (Photograph)
Buster Keaton was one of formative filmmakers of the early 20th Century but is also, arguably, one of the most important sculptor/performance-artists of the last century. Within the worlds Keaton created for the camera, the protagonist (played by Keaton himself) seems always to be pitted against a hostile universe. Everything he builds collapses, everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. Slapstick as an art-form relies upon our empathy for a character caught in a heroic but pointless battle with Entropy. The artistic inheritors of Keaton's world lies not in film but more in the work of contemporary artists such as Bas Jan Ader, Roman Singer, Robert Smithson and above all else Gordon Matta Clark. Within the lecture 'Buster Keaton & The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics' Faithfull will attempt to explain (for his own enlightenment) the mechanics of entropy and how this force becomes the major protagonist in the work 'Splitting' by of Gordon Matta Clark and the short film 'One Week' by Buster keaton.

 

Tasting: Elixir Bar 

with Janet Laurence on April 6th 2017

An evening of alchemy and eclectic drinks dedicated to our native flora.
ZKR – Centre for Art and Public Space Schloss Biesdorf invites the public to discover unique tastes and tales with an evening inspired by environmental artist Janet Laurence’s Elixir Bar, first presented at Echigo Tsumari Arts Triennale in Japan.

Visitors enjoy exceptional drinks using local ingredients, specially selected and prepared by Janet Laurence herself. While experiencing the flavour of nature, guests have the chance to gain an insight into her artistic work. Laurence will share impressions of previous Elixir Bars and stimulate an open exchange of individual ideas and sensations.

 

Artist Talk: California Dreaming

L.A. Evening with Martin Kaltwasser on January 12th 2017

Martin Kaltwasser and Folke Köbberling were living in Los Angeles for one year while discovering smaller and bigger "utopian moments" within the Mega City. 

In the talk, Martin Kaltwasser introduced his projects "Cars into bicycicles" and "Los Angeles Garden" but also discussed the controversial city as source of artistic inspiration. 

 

 

Artist Talk: Choreography of Landscape

 with atelier le balto on November 17th 2016

atelierlebalto_campuskademie_zkr-1024x677We had the pleasure to welcome atelier le balto, a collective of landscape architects and artists, for the artist talk in November. In a short lecture and a following conversation with Katja Aßmann atelier le balto gave insights into their special approach to landscaping and its intersection with dance and philosophy.  

atelier le balto is currently creating the IGA-Campus at IGA Berlin 2017.