It seems as if summer has eventually paid its last rounds over here; the grass has become too wet to be lounged on, the BBQ sessions have come to a halt and people are hiding up their cozy living rooms and lighting up their fires. Except: that’s not quite true. Sure, the whole open air concept has become a bit more of a tedious run for shelter if you’re still sober, but we love dancing in the rain. With the Bar25 closing and the Berlin Festival and a couple of other things coming up, you better get used to the mud. Get dirty!
For those sick days you neither want to spend at home nor outside, exhibition season is taking off in September! Museums, galleries, everyone and their mother are getting ready for packed hallways and glorious art moments.Check out Berlin.de for a relatively thorough list of the big stuff. Not all of them are as lame as they appear to be though, hah. There are two exhibitions I want you to visit while you’re still in Berlin– both being related to all things graffiti and urban art (photography), and very soothing for a low budget (as in, they’re both free).
1 - Backjumps Junior Issue, Mariannenplatz 2 at Kunstraum Bethanien (going til 26. September)
2- Reclaim Your City photobook exhbition group show at Neurotitan (going til 18. September) — this one is especially interesting for everyone who’s ever been on an Urban Art Tour or has an eye for graffiti in town as most of Berlins artists are featured here. Prost, Alias, El Bocho, Just, SP38, Peachbeach — if you’ve ever took a walk in Berlin, you’ve probably seen them all. This is your chance to look behind their work.
If you’re only remotely into graf or urban art you have to see those shows. Come on people, get educated! And although I haven’t been there yet (let’s see if that works out tonight), tonight is the last showing of the FischGrätenMelkStand exhibition at Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin (my sources say it’s a killer art show). Since today is Monday you have til 9 PM to check it out at Montagsbar, live DJ set included. Go!