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Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

alien matter

alien matter, installation view at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2017.

The exhibition 'alien matter' aims to examine new relationships between man and machine through the work of thirty artists brought together around four thematic focal points: artificial intelligence, plastics, infrastructure and the internet of things. Review by Anaïs Castro.

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Tanya Leighton, Kurfürstenstraße 156 & 24/25, 10785 Berlin

Borna Sammak: No Hanging Out

Borna Sammak: No Hanging Out, installation view at Tanya Leighton, 2016

Borna Sammak’s unique approach to mining contemporary culture – translated into video, sculpture and painting – often amounts to an overwhelming, nearly illegible accumulation of the stuff that surrounds us. If contemporary life feels cluttered, Sammak asks just how much overstimulation we are willing to slog through to find meaning that makes sense to us.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm, Markgrafenstrasse 68, D-10969 Berlin

Fiona Banner

Exhibition view: Fiona Banner, Galerie Barbara Thumm, 2016 Photo: Jens Ziehe Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm

The ingenuity of Banner’s work is that extreme violence and banal – even crude – humour are invoked within a single moment, creating an ambiguous and often uncomfortable tension. Review by Siobhan Leddy

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Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Chausseestrasse 128/129, 10115 Berlin

Halil Altındere: Space Refugee

Halil Altındere, 3 Cosmonaut Family Costumes (2016), Muhammed Ahmed Faris with Friends I - II  (2016);  exhibition view  Space Refugee,  Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2016

In light of European defence against immigrants, Halil Altındere proposes - at some ironic distance - to use the cosmic space as a haven for refugees. This vision of a life in space for the refugees is illustrated with specially designed spacesuits from a fictitious “Palmyra”-space mission, a planetary rover and a virtual reality video.

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House of Egorn, Schöneberger, Ufer 51 10785 Berlin | House of Egorn 13-19 Herald St London, E2 6JT

The Bullet Returns to Where the Shot was Fired

The Bullet Returns to Where the Shot was Fired, installation view at House of Egorn, London, 2016

This two-part show is sufficiently complex and self aware to acknowledge its complicity without being curtailed by it. The exhibition takes its name from Hito Steyerl’s performative lecture ‘Is the Museum a Battleground’, delivered at the 2009 Istanbul Biennial, in which Steyerl seeks to makes visible the ties which connect the art world to violent conflict via global capital. Review by Laura Purseglove

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Future Gallery, Schöneberger Ufer 59, 10785 Berlin

Inflected Objects # 2 Circulation – Otherwise, Unhinged

Inflected Objects # 2, Installation View

'Inflected Objects' proposes an understanding of art objects as transient things, assemblages of materials whose destinies remain unknown, and as propositions for assimilation and disintegration. At a time in which the extraction of value from every available asset seems the dominant imperative, the artworks here display forms of waste, non-use and degradation.

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Sprüth Magers, Oranienburger Straße 18, D-10178 Berlin

Dreaming Mirrors Dreaming Screens

Dreaming Mirrors Dreaming Screens, Installation View

Bringing together the practice of thirteen international artists, the exhibition 'Dreaming Mirrors Dreaming Screens' appeals to the intuitive mind and creativity beyond referential thinking. Departing from the artists´ production, it navigates through narratives in the realm of surrealist animation, abstraction and subjects of 'New Materialism' embracing the logic of the internet.

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KÖNIG GALERIE, 121, Alexandrinenstraße 118, 10969 Berlin, Germany

Tatiana Trouvé: From Alexandrinenstrasse to the Unnamed Path

From Alexandrinenstrasse to the Unnamed Path, Installation View

For her second exhibition at KÖNIG GALERIE, Tatiana Trouvé presents a new body of work which investigates ways to connect to the world and the things and symbols that populate it, by granting them new modes of existence and new regimes of intensity.

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Campagne Premiére, Chausseestrasse 116, D-10115 Berlin

Marco Poloni: Codename: Osvaldo. Two Case Studies

Codename: Osvaldo. Two Case Studies, Installation View

Marco Poloni's practice spans cinema, photography, text and installation. Poloni's most recent set of works, 'Codename: Osvaldo' is comprised of several different case studies, two of which are currently juxtaposed in Galerie Campagne Première to form a large-scale installation.

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Galerie Buchholz, Fasanenstraße 30, 10719 Berlin

Lucy McKenzie: Inspired by an Atlas of Leprosy

Inspired by an Atlas of Leprosy, Installation view, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, 2015

In her fourth solo exhibition with Galerie Buchholz, Lucy McKenzie has taken over the upstairs gallery to install a simulation of a private dwelling - the quintessential ‘live-work’ interior associated with young cultural entrepreneurs.

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