Your guide to this Gallery Weekend in Berlin
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Esther Schipper – Gallery Weekend *Discoveries

Cemile Sahin, It Would Have Taught Me Wisdom (Germany), 2021, UV prints on car wrapping foil mounted on blue acrylic glass 120 x 80 x 0,8 cm. Edition of 2. Photo © Jörg von Bruchhausen
Welcome to your Gallery Weekend *Discoveries guide, featuring Cemile Sahin's first presentation with Esther Schipper, concurrent Berlin exhibitions with artists of the gallery, and a bespoke Google Map.
Cemile Sahin
It Would Have Taught Me Wisdom
September 17 – October 30, 2021
Opening Wednesday, September 15, 4 – 8 pm

Special Gallery Opening Hours:
Thursday, September 16, 11 am – 7 pm
Friday, September 17, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, September 18, 11 am – 7 pm

Join us on the occasion of Gallery Weekend *Discoveries, as we present It Would Have Taught Me Wisdom. For her first presentation with the gallery, Cemile Sahin has created an environment in which text and image are entangled. In both the imagery and its underlying narrative, the work It Would Have Taught Me Wisdom draws on Sahin's research into the treaties of Sèvres (1920) and Lausanne (1923) and their ongoing impact on a century later.
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Liu Ye

Exhibition view: Liu Ye, Internationale Architektur, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2021. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Liu Ye
Internationale Architektur
Through October 23, 2021

Liu Ye’s Internationale Architektur, the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery, presents twelve recent paintings, created between 2017 and 2021.

Opening This Week in Berlin

With ongoing Covid-19 regulations, it is recommended you check the visitor information of each respective venue when planning your visit.
Rosa Barba, Stating the Real Sublime, 2009, 16mm film, modified projector; 2:30 min loop. Exhibition view, Tate Modern, London, 2010. Photo © Rosa Barba
With Rosa Barba, Ceal Floyer, Pierre Huyghe and Karin Sander
Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg 10
10557 Berlin-Tiergarten
September 15 – December 12, 2021
Opening: Wednesday 15 September, 11 am – 12 am, free admission

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.
Anri Sala, Preparatory drawing for Ode to a Tail, 2021. © the artist
Anri Sala
Ode to a Tail
Yellow Solo
ag–prop digital studio
Danziger Straße 162a
10407 Berlin
September 16 – October 16, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays, 2 pm – 7 pm

Opening: September 16, 6 – 10 pm with an opening performance at 8 pm

Special opening hours:
September 17 – 19, 2 – 7 pm

Ode to a Tail is a new work by Anri Sala, a performative installation that is an elegy to the extension of perception. Playing around with the notion of absence, of what used to be but ineluctably still exists, a docked dog with an augmented tail immerses itself into a vinyl to become a living chemistry of digital and analog life.
Ceal Floyer
Goebenstraße 22
10783 Berlin
September 18 – October 16, 2021
Saturdays, 2–6 pm
Opening: September 17, 6–10 pm

The project space goebenberlin presents a solo exhibition with new and existing works by Ceal Floyer, intervening and subtly marking the exhibition space.
Isa Melsheimer, We are concrete, We are bodies, We have sex, We are neoretroactive, We are relative VII, 2018, reinforced concrete, water plants. Exhibition view: Mein Vater, meine Nachbarn, meine Freunde, und deren Freunde, with Angela Bulloch, Isa Melsheimer, and Christopher Roth, haubrok foundation, Fahrbereitschaft, Berlin, 2020
With Isa Melsheimer
Die Möglichkeit einer Insel
Inselstraße 7
10179 Berlin, Mitte
September 17 – November 7, 2021
By appointment
Opening: September 16, 7–9 pm

On September 16, 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.
Tino Sehgal
Kiss / Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things
30 Years of KW: Anniversary Weekend
Room 35 – Café Bravo, Auguststr. 69
September 18 – 19, 2021

On September 18 and 19, as part of its 30-year anniversary celebration, KW Institute for Contemporary Art will present situations by Tino Sehgal in a new iteration of 37 Räume (37 Rooms), which was first conceived in 1992, as Kunst-Werke, concurrent with that year's documenta IX, exhibited works/projects by Berlin-based curators, critics and artists at thirty-seven spaces (shops, apartments, galleries) along Auguststraße.
Disappearing Berlin x Reference Festival
With Philippe Parreno and Anri Sala
Schloßstraße 17, 12163 Berlin
September 18 – 19, 2021, 2 – 10 pm

DISAPPEARING BERLIN and Reference Festival re-open the BIERPINSEL, the legendary science-fiction tower in Steglitz. After 11 years of vacancy and with an uncertain future ahead, we’ll be able to experience its unique architecture once more.

Radio Acoma
2-6 pm
Hosted by Asad Raza with Abdu Ali, Kazim Ali, Lesley-Ann Brown, Rhea Dillon, Moriah Evans, Camille Henrot, Prem Krishnamurthy, Sahra Motalebi, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, Imran Perretta, Monira al Qadiri, Anri Sala, Marianna Simnett, Adam Thirlwell, Andros Zins-Browne, and more.
Talk: The Doughnut as a Mindset<br>

Talk: The Doughnut as a Mindset

With Tino Sehgal
Museum für Naturkunde - Online only
Thursday September 16, 2021
8.30 pm – 11 pm

On September 16, Tino Sehgal will participate in a conference on the politics of ecology, live-streamed on YouTube.

Under the title, The Doughnut as a Mindset: A Conversation on How to Redraw the World, Johannes Vogel, Director of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, talks with Kate Raworth from the University of Oxford, and Tino Sehgal, moderated by Jörg Geier and Christin Bettinghaus (ANSC).

Watch online

Photo © Wolfgang Tillmans

Ongoing Exhibitions and Events in Berlin

Exhibition view: Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 2021
Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives
with Cemile Sahin
Akademie der Künste (Pariser Platz), Berlin
Through September 19, 2021

Cemile Sahin, who is presenting a new installation at the gallery, is also presenting a film project at the Akademie der Künste. Her new film, entitled Bad People, Bad News, centers on three Kurdish women who gather every year in a hotel to commemorate the death of Sadam Hussein. Screened within an environment, the film explores the consequences of diaspora on memory and identity.
Exhibition view: Rosa Barba. In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Rosa Barba. In a Perpetual Now
Neue Nationalgalerie
Potsdamer Straße 50, 10785 Berlin
Through January 16, 2022

At the recently re-opened Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Rosa Barba presents key works of her oeuvre from the years 2009–2021, as well as a new film created on the occasion of the exhibition. An expansive steel structure referring in its architectural structure to Mies van der Rohe's early project Brick Country House hosts 15 of Barba's cinematic and sculptural works.


With Thomas Demand

Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin
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.
6 out of 60 | Black + White<br>Professional Association of Berlin Female Artists<br>

6 out of 60 | Black + White
Professional Association of Berlin Female Artists

With Isa Melsheimer

Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum, Berlin
Through September 26, 2021

At the Käthe Kollwitz Museum two new ceramic works by Isa Melsheimer are on view in a group exhibition entitled 6 out of 60 / Black and White in Berlin’s Charlottenburg neighborhood. Since its founding in 1867, the association has been a force for supporting and showcasing women artists in Berlin.
Diversity United

Diversity United

with Roman Ondak, Ugo Rondinone and Anri Sala
Hanger 2 + 3
Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin
Through September 19, 2021

At Flughafen Tempelhof an expansive group exhibition with works by Roman Ondak, Ugo Rondinone and Anri Sala is on view. Entitled Diversity United, the trans-national exhibition with paintings, sculptures, videos, new media, photography, installations, drawings, and objects of art by ca. 90 artists from 34 countries.
Ways of Seeing Abstraction

Ways of Seeing Abstraction

With Karin Sander

PalaisPopulaire, Berlin
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. Karin Sander's work Wandstück / Wall piece is the selection that includes some 168 works from 1959 to 2021.

Sculpture Park

Sculpture Park

With Angela Bulloch

Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

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.
I am Nature – Of Vulnerability. Survival in the risk society: ROHKUNSTBAU 26<br>

I am Nature – Of Vulnerability. Survival in the risk society: ROHKUNSTBAU 26

With Etienne Chambaud, David Claerbout, Philippe Parreno and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Schloss Lieberose, Spreewald
Through October 3, 2021

Schloss Lieberose hosts a summer exhibition, entitled I am Nature – Of Vulnerability. Survival in the risk society. Works from Etienne Chambaud, David Claerbout, Philippe Parreno and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané are installed in intriguing spaces full of shabby gentility at this Baroque castle located about 120 km southeast of the city center.
Sculpture Park

Sculpture Park

With Angela Bulloch
Schlossgut Schwante, Oberkrämer
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 stiking 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 on site.
Cemile Sahin, It Would Have Taught Me Wisdom is kindly supported by the Stiftung Kunstfonds, NEUSTART KULTUR program.
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