Online Art Project “FRAMED PROCESS”

FRAMED e.V funds 10 Berlin-based freelance artists to create a new project without the need to leave the confinement of their homes. The aim of this initiative is to support local artists and to encourage creativity and activity under the current circumstances.


Group Exhibition “Sense of Place” at HilbertRaum, Berlin



13 – 21 July 2019

Vernissage: July 12, 6-10 pm
Finissage: July 19, 6-10 pm

Gallery hours:
Fridays 4-7pm
Saturdays & Sundays 2-7 pm

Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin

Works by Kanako Ishii, Sarah Oh-Mock, Tracey Snelling, Clemens Wilhelm

SENSE OF PLACE brings together four artists whose practices overlap and incorporate video and film in diverse ways. The works selected for this exhibition, while equally diverse in approach, each explore the peculiar form of knowledge that comes from the attempt to know and understand a place – or from the failure to develop that sense – whether through geographical place, collective and individual memory, or within the place of the body itself. As we engage in this process, in which spatial awareness and self-awareness combine in some undisclosed contribution to consciousness, the reality we build resists and eludes unreality in that, ultimately, what we perceive is only an exclusively real. The works of these artists escape that limitation, relying on the unreal to sharpen focus and find the edges of our sense of the world in which we live and the selves from which we know it.

Curated by Samantha Sethi and Andy Holtin

Group Exhibition “Chronicle” at Projektraum Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin



Projektraum in Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin


Opening: 14.06.2019 18:00-

Elizabeth Charnock, Aron Herdrich, Haruka Hirai, Kaoru Hoshino, Kanako Ishii, CheongHye Sophia Lee, Sarah Loibl, Agata Milizia, Asuka Miyahara, Sabrina Podemski, Christian Probst, Prae Pupityastaporn, Marten Schech, Atit Sornsongkram, Johannes Specks, Tatsuma Takeda

Digitalisation is advancing rapidly in today’s world and contemporary art is changing alongside it. The use of digital media has made it much easier for viewers to interact directly with art. It’s clear to see that digitalisation has had a massive influence on our generation, and this is only set to increase in the future. Nevertheless, we cannot truly say that we feel completely at home in the digital world, despite being the first generation of Digital Natives. Our childhoods were still spent surrounded by natural, tangible things. Things that later had to compete with the influx of computers and other technical devices. Our values have been heavily impacted by these formative childhood experiences.
One goal of the exhibition is to bring together artists, for whom it is important to differentiate between physical, tangible materials and immaterial digital media. As international artists in Germany, we have learned to appreciate the value of concrete, real things. Working with physical materials is a raw, organic process which is indispensable for making art and it provides an exciting contrast to our constant, daily interaction with digital devices. The sixteen artists selected all concern themselves with specific, physical media. Marshall McLuhan said that materials are an extension of the human body, and in this way each artist is able to communicate between themselves and the chosen exhibition space.
Digital technology isn’t anything special for us. It has become the norm. Our bodies react when we are presented with real, physical materials – what is it that we gain from them? We believe that we belong to a generation challenged by the questions such as these.

2nd Presentation in a series of Re-Landscape Project at TIER, Berlin

Thursday, June 13, 19:00

The Institute for Endotic Research
Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin

Hands.on.matter: Paper and Plants
Bimonthly programme organized by Sandra Nicoline Nielsen and Tim van der Loo

Excitingly Hands.on.matter invites you to this 5th event. We will on the arrival of summer celebrate how flowers, plants and trees are blooming and growing. Looking deeper into these green matters you will find cellulose, which can be used as a source of material! At the end of this event we will try something new! We will see if we can make our own paper out of some of the kitchen waste and gardening leftovers we already find at home.

Julia Perera is invited to discuss how ancient production practices can guide us to circular/ sustainable innovation. Her “bast shoe” project will illustrate what thinkers such as the co-author of “Cradle to Cradle”, William McDonough, have hinted at already: Innovation can be found by looking backward.

Anton Richter showcases with his 100% Asparagus project how the inedible parts of asparagus are ideal for bowl making among others with its high degree of natural binding materials, as well as flexibility and stability.

Kanako Ishii hangs up her second largescale curtain painting at The Institute for Endotic Research as a part of this fifth hands.on.matter event. The imagery is found in the neighbouring Bohemian-Rixdorf garden.

The presentations will be followed by a hands-on workshop. Food and gardening leftovers serve as the input for beautiful paper making. Orange peels, nettle and hay among others will be used to experiment with different recipes.

Learn more about natural fibers – come and experiment with us!

Group Exhibition “to put on paper” at Errant Sound, Berlin

to put on paper

2 – 14 June 2019

Tuesday – Friday, 3pm – 7pm

Vernissage: 1 June, 3 pm
Finissage: 14 June, 6 pm

Errant Sound Project Space
Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

works by Mario Asef, Michael Bause, Matthias Beckmann, Anke Becker, Betty Böhm, Ursula Boehmer, Theo Boettger, Antje Blumenstein, Claudia Busching, DAG, Dana Engfer, Heike Gallmeier, Kathrin Ganser, Anne Gathmann, Jürgen Grewe, Inken Hilgenfeld, Ruth Hommelsheim, Birgit Hölmer, Franziska Hünig, Kanako Ishii, Gabriella Klein, Pauline Kraneis, Aliki Krikidi, Chus Lopez Vidal, Katharina Lüdicke, Teresa Mazuela, Frank Maier, Oliver Möst, Ulrike Mohr, Maria & Natalia Petschatnikov, Inken Reinert, Cornelia Renz, Andrea van Reimersdahl, Elisabeth Sonneck, Sophia Schama, Fiene Scharp, Ursula Scherrer, Susanne Schirdewahn, Claudia Schoemig, Richard Schütz, Michael Schultze, Anton Schwarzbach, Nada Sebestyen, Sarah Straßmann, Betty Stürmer, Max Sudhues, Attilio Tono, Dorit Trebeljahr, Andrea Übelacker, Ute Vauk-Ogawa, Véronique Verdet, Anke Völk, Maria Volokhova, Nicole Wendel, Markus Willeke, Gloria Zein, Majla Zeneli, Oliver Zwink, Sandra Zuanovic

invited by Katja Pudor

Events on vernissage : Saturday 1 June 2019 : 3-10 pm
3-7 pm Screening of video works by Oliver Möst, Maria & Natalia Petschatnikov, Attilio Tono
7 pm Roberta Busechian: Gate Golden recordings (The Gold of San Francisco), sound peformance
8 pm Steffi Weismann: Recall Service, video performance
8:30 pm Betty Stürmer: Postkartenkleid, intervention
9 pm Bob Rutman, Hilla Steinert: Gähnen und Stöhnen (yawn and moan), performance
the Screening will be continued between and after the performances

Events on finissage : Friday 14 June 2019 : 6-10 pm
8 pm SERVICE – ein Videofongespräch by Steffi Weismann (13 min. 1996/2019)
8:30 pm PAPER MUSIC – mixed media performance by Janine Eisenächer, Laura Mello and Steffi Weismann for paper, microphones, text, voice, electronics, microscope camera and projection

Group Exhibition “0+255” at Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin


Meinblau Projektraum
Christinenstraße 18/19, 10119 Berlin

1. – 17. März 2019
Do bis So 14-19 Uhr

Eröffnung: Donnerstag, 28. Februar 2019, 19-22 Uhr
mit einer Performance von Karen Linnenkohl

Künstler_innen: Kanako Ishii, Mareike Jacobi, Karwath+Todisko, Katja Kollowa, Christian Meyer, Virginie Mossé, Katja Pudor, Andrea van Reimersdahl, Richard Schütz, Marc Soisson

0 ist der Farbwert für die Farbe Schwarz, 255 für die Farbe Weiß auf der RGB-Farbpalette: Die Gruppenausstellung »0+255« fasst Berliner Künstler_innen zusammen, die sich in ihrer Arbeitsweise auf Schwarz und Weiß beschränken. »0+255« soll abstrakte und gegenständliche Positionen zeigen, die sich auf unbunte Abstufungen begrenzen um dadurch eine prägnante Aussage zu machen. Zehn Künstler_innen, davon fünf Absolvent_innen der weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, zeigen ihre Arbeiten in extremer Gegensätzlichkeit als Malerei, Zeichnung, Druckgrafik, Installation, Skulptur, Fotografie, Video. In einem übergeordneten Sinne reflektiert die Gegenüberstellung starker Kontraste aktuelle politische und gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen. Extreme Positionen stehen sich gegenüber und Grauzonen scheinen sukzessive verdrängt zu werden.

Die Ausstellung wird gefördert von: Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin, Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur, FB Kunst und Kultur; Hans und Charlotte Krull Stiftung; Botschaft des Großherzogtums Luxemburg in Deutschland

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1st Presentation in a series of a new curtain project at TIER, Berlin


The first in a series of interventions by Kanako Ishii, titled “Re-Landscape” on February 22. The intervention will take the shape of a layering of curtains in TIER’s storefront window.

Friday, February 22nd 2019, 7 pm
The Institute for Endotic Research
Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin

“Re-Landscape” is a long-term curtain project by Kanako Ishii that captures memories of views from windows that change as time goes on, through processes such as urban development, natural disaster, war damage or leaving one’s own place. In her ongoing intervention at The Institute for Endotic Research, Ishii’s curtains will be layered one after another in the storefront window to represent the four seasons. It will develop through a walk based on research about the neighborhood, especially regarding the history of the Bohemian refugees who fled to Rixdorf in the 18th century, and will eventually become a situated visual archive.

Group Exhibition “Forms Awakening” at Spiral, Tokyo




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Open Studios at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin


Open Studios: Thursday 23 August 2018, 7 – 10pm
Venue: Kottbusser Straße 10, 10999 Berlin

1st Floor:
Line Kallmayer, Mia-Nelle Drøschler, Zahra Rashid, Kanako Ishii, Ryan Takaba, Hulda Rós Gudnadottir, Guglielmo Castelli, Youngho Lee

2nd Floor:
Vartan Avakian, Muhannad Shono, Yunyi Liu, David Escalona, Stelios Kallinikou, Raviv Ganchrow, Josée Pedneault, Andrea Brandão, Audrey Travisk, Kyoco Taniyama

3rd Floor:
Elia Nurvista, Letizia Romanini, Emilija Škarnulytė

OPEN STUDIOS runs concurrently with the vernissage of BERLINZULAGE West-Berlin / Kunst / 1980er Jahre