Berlin Art Prize 2016




Berlin Art Prize 2016

( Invitation )

We cordially invite you to join us for the opening of the Berlin Art Prize 2016 exhibition featuring the work of nine Berlin-based artists selected by the jury – Karen Archey, Kito Nedo, Emeka Ogboh, Ahmet Öğüt und Susanne Winterling – from over 600 applicants. The Berlin Art Prize 2016 will open on Friday, November 11 at 7pm. Through the closing and award ceremony on Saturday, December 10, the prize will host a range of events open to the public including readings, workshops and performances.

( Nominees )

Martin John Callanan
Regina de Miguel
Stine Marie Jacobsen
Lindsay Lawson
Lotte Meret
Benedikt Partenheimer
Aurora Sander
Raul Walch
Lauryn Youden

( Opening )

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7pm
After Party starting at 10pm



( Award Ceremony )

Saturday, December 10, 2016

After Party starting at 10pm
Superstar line-up TBA

( Location )

Kühlhaus Berlin
Luckenwalder Straße 3
10963 Berlin

Berlin Art Prize 2016

( Events )

( Thursday, November 17, 2016 )

Law Shifters
Performative workshop with Stine Marie Jacobsen
12 pm – 3pm
Law Shifters invites teenagers to draft and discuss their own laws. In a series of three “moot courts,” school classes discuss real court cases, reach their own verdicts, and compare these with the verdicts made in the original cases in court. By discussing law in an unconventional judicial role-playing scenario, Law Shifters initiates serious and Socratic dialogs that deal with fundamental democratic principles, such as the right to protest, free speech, or privacy. With its playful approach, this project highlights a widespread sense of powerlessness in the face of a seemingly omniscient authority, which all too often contradicts fundamental ethical and moral issues that even a child can judge.

( Saturday, November 19, 2016 )

with Raul Walch
1 – 2pm
Join artist Raul Walch in making certain elements of the Berlin Art Prize exhibition fly.
Meeting point: Kühlhaus, Luckenwalder Straße 3, 1pm
The event will take place outdoors at Gleisdreieck Park. Please check www.berlinartprize.com for short-term confirmation – incase of rain or snow, the event will be rescheduled.

Freelancing in Berlin
1:30 – 2:30pm
Dr. Jeni Fulton (editor of Sleek Magazine, art critic), Jesi Khadivi (editor of Sur, art critic and Textual Bikini co-founder) and Arielle Bier (art critic for Artforum, Modern Painters, Flash Art and Art-Agenda, among others) engage in an open discussion about getting started in the world of freelance writing, editing and translating. We’ll share our stories and focus on topics including: how to pitch, going rates, invoicing, building a network and resources. The talk is open to the public and will be held in English. Moderated by Berlin Art Prize co-founder Alicia Reuter.

Please RSVP at rsvp@berlinartprize.com with the subject “Freelance.” Number of participants is limited.
Suggested donation: 3€

Creating a Portfolio and Artist’s Statement
3:30 – 5pm
Back for the fourth year, this workshop focuses on the artist statement and portfolio. To date, the Berlin Art Prize has reviewed over 3000 portfolios and statements – ranging from professionally designed to minimal. We’ve invited experts to discuss their own experiences with portfolios in various competitions, residencies and funding applications. During the workshop, we’ll offer tips on creating a dynamic portfolio that communicates the essentials. Advice on layout, what information to include (and what not to include) as well as writing an engaging artist’s statement. Lead by Berlin Art Prize co-founder Alicia Reuter.

Please RSVP at rsvp@berlinartprize.com with the subject “Portfolio.” Number of participants is limited.
Suggested donation: 3€

( Wednesday/Thursday, November 30/December 1 )

Law Shifters
Workshop with Stine Marie Jacobsen
10am – 12pm
(for description see Thursday, November 17, 2016)

( Saturday, December 3, 2016 )

Girls that Poke
Tattoo workshop
5pm – 7pm
A DIY tattoo workshop with stick and poke tattoo artists Girls That Poke. You will have the opportunity to give a tattoo to yourself, a friend or a stranger, and learn about various types of handmade tattoos kits, tatt history and of course good hygiene. We suggest you bring your drawings or printouts for the session. Tattoo supplies will be provided. The workshop is open to the (18+) public and will be held in English.

Suggested donation: 3€
Please RSVP at rsvp@berlinartprize.com with the subject “Girls That Poke.” Number of participants is limited.

( Thursday, November 24, 2016 )

RACHEL: The Pleasure Seeker –Performance by Lotte Meret with Isabel Mehl
WORK HARD – HARD WORK: Berlin Art Prize 2016 Catalog Launch
Starting at 7:30pm

RACHEL is a performance project. RACHEL serves as a fictional character to translate seductive surfaces of the present into mirroring desires. RACHEL embodies the pressure to self-optimize and become an economic object performing as a self-determined subject. You’re confronted with RACHEL everywhere – in the virtual sphere as well as in the “real world.”

WORK HARD! The team of the Berlin Art Prize celebrates the launch of the catalog titled WORK HARD – HARD WORK with contributions by writers Ana Teixeira Tinto, Anna Zett, Chloe Stead and COVEN/Lorena Juan as well as the nine nominees of the Berlin Art Prize 2016. The authors will read from their texts.

( Every Saturday – 19 November to 10 December )

Sacred Serpent Sessions
Public healing sessions by nominee Lauryn Youden
2pm – 2:30pm

Lauryn Youden opens her performance series Sacred Serpent Sessions (SSS) in two parts: public and private. Both are derived from Youden’s self-discovered methods from her lifelong navigation through modern Western medicine and alternative healing practices for the treatment of her anxiety and depression. The public sessions take place in her installation at the exhibition space of the Berlin Art Prize 2016 and include Youden performing a ceremony for the treatment of a panic attack; including CBT exercises, breathing techniques, sound healing, aromatherapy and the careful raking of salt. The private sessions are a continuation of this public session in light of extending Youden’s personal experiences, learned techniques and knowledge of self-care to others for discussion and practice. Session requests can be emailed to: sssessionsss@gmail.com

( Saturday, December 10, 2016 )

Award Ceremony & Closing Party
7pm – 11pm
Award Ceremony at 8:30
We’ll be celebrating the last day of the exhibition and announcing the winners of the Berlin Art Prize 2016 during a festive ceremony. Join us and the jury of the Berlin Art Prize 2016 as we announce the winners – live and for the first time. Free and open to the public.

After Party
10pm – 7am
We’re going to WORK HARD to celebrate the HARD WORK of Berlin’s creative community. Join us and party until the winter sun rises!

Superstar line-up TBA

( The Trophy )

The trophy by Tomás Saraceno was designed exclusively for the Berlin Art Prize 2016. This unique three-piece is an action with a material trace. The fundamental element in the trophy is a trace of the 2.4 billion-year-old crust of pulsar PSR B1257+12 A, one of the first extrasolar planets and the first pulsar planets to be discovered.

( Location )

Kühlhaus Berlin
Luckenwalder Straße 3
10963 Berlin

The exhibition will be open November 12 – December 10, Tuesday through Saturday, 1 – 6pm.

For more information, including the program of events, please visit the Berlin Art Prize website or Facebook for details.