ARCHITECTURE + ART WEEKEND 2019 | 31.08.-01.09.2019

Architecture + Art Weekend 2019 will take place in Berlin from 31 August to 1 September 2019. The event, which was initiated by the gallery owner and architect Irina Ilieva (aquabitArt Galerie), presents annual urban interventions, site-specific installations and artistic positions in Berlin. Guided tours offered as part of Architecture + Art Weekend provide a deeper insight into the participating venues.

In calendar year 2019, places whose planned exhibitions correspond to this year’s theme “Beyond the Bauhaus” are invited to participate. The combination of architecture and art is in line with the principles of the BAUHAUS School. The anniversary year “100 Years of BAUHAUS” with its numerous events offers an excellent framework to explore the interplay of art and architecture from the perspective of the present.

With Semjon Contemporary, Benhadj & Djilali, ifa Galerie Berlin, aquabitArt gallery, Klosterruine, Bärenzwinger, Art Tours Berlin, Luisa Catucci Gallery, Pförtnerhaus (when the image is new …).

The participating venues  create their exhibition offerings independently. The aquabitArt Galerie forms the Festival Center at Auguststraße 35 in Berlin-Mitte.

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AQUABIT by Peter Vink, 2017

The organizers about their motivations: “The development of the technology society has changed the relationship between architecture and art. In this context, we open a discussion on how the two disciplines can influence each other and bring about a change of perspective that sustainably improves our present. The festival has a clear Berlin connection; it brings together places and institutions that draw the attention of city dwellers to social and urban processes through artistic interventions and make them immediately perceptible and experienceable.”

Conceptually, the festival sees itself as being at the interface between „Gallery Weekend and „Tag der Architektur“  and sees itself as an enrichment of Berlin’s cultural offerings, both across districts and in the long term.

PROGRAMM 2019

Guided Tours between the participant venues of Architecture + Art Weekend 2019 with art:berlin

WHEN? Saturday, 31 August 2019 + Sunday, 1 September 2019 The exact tour times can be found at: architecture-art-weekend.com COSTS? 18€ (15€) Please register. E-Mail: info@artberlin-online.de Tel +49 30 28096390 or +49 30 68915008

Light installation at the aquabitArt Galerie: Peter Vink – AQUABIT II

After his extremely successful AQUABIT installation in 2017, Dutch artist Peter Vink returns to the gallery with a new site-specific concept. AQUABIT II is inspired by the spatial drawings of the Bauhaus teacher Josef Albers and his ability to create perspective, imaginary spaces. Peter Vink proposes a rotating structure derived from the architectural environment, which builds a three-dimensional drawing in the gallery space. The visitor is invited to discover the surroundings from a different perspective.

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Invitation to the exhibtion of Peter Vink at the aquabitArt Galerie

“Vink composes site-specific installations that suggest a new physical as well as intellectual space within the room in which they occur; by carefully balancing on the borders between art and design, functionality and visual pleasure, the work of Vink is not only to be perceived aesthetically but also conceptually.” ” Ein Essay von Vanessa Souli

Opening: Friday, 23 August 2019, 8:00 – 11:00 pm. The artist is present. WHEN? 23 August – 15 September 2019, Tuesday – Saturday, 2:00 – 8:00 pm. WHERE? aquabitArt Galerie, Auguststraße 35, 10119 Berlin-Mitte

Extended Opening hours: Saturday, 31 August + Sunday, 1 September 2019, 12:00 – 8:00 pm. Concert-Performance: Saturday, 31 August 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 pm Finissage: Sunday, 15 September 2019, 2:00 – 8:00 pm

Read more: AQUABIT II by Peter Vink

Concert-Performance DIE NACHT IST NICHT ZUM SCHLAFEN DA …

With chansons & songs of the wild twenties, but also with biting lyrics and an extremely avant-garde tonal language, the programme of the internationally renowned song duo Puttkamer/Pronina leads into the nights of a time when an artistic awakening permanently prevented the creative minds of the city from sleeping …

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The musicians Burkhard v. Puttkamer (Bariton) and Alina Pronina (Klavier)  – Photo Kerstin Becker

WHEN? Saturday, 31 August 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 pm. A concert performance from the time of the awakening of the BAUHAUS Burkhard v. Puttkamer, Baritone & Alina Pronina, Piano.

COSTS? Free admission, limited choice of seats, please register by 30 August! Via Email: art@aquabit.com

Read more: DIE NACHT IST NICHT ZUM SCHLAFEN DA …

All information on the idea, participants, programme and guided tours can be found at: www.architecture-art-weekend.com

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