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Centrum Centrum is a non-profit contemporary art space in Neukölln, Berlin. We offer space for experimentation and for the development of new work. Centrum is a contemporary art space in the Flughafenkiez district of Neukölln, Berlin.

Formerly used as a retail store and brothel, Centrum’s exhibition space is not a white cube, but owes its specific character to its tiled floor composed of red ceramic and grey stone tiles, and from the large shop window looking out into the street. Centrum offers a platform for the discourses in and around contemporary art as well as the opportunity to meet artists through artist talks, lectures,

Formerly used as a retail store and brothel, Centrum’s exhibition space is not a white cube, but owes its specific character to its tiled floor composed of red ceramic and grey stone tiles, and from the large shop window looking out into the street. Centrum offers a platform for the discourses in and around contemporary art as well as the opportunity to meet artists through artist talks, lectures,

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Today is the last chance to visit this  Exhibition 🔥 come by from 3 to 7 pm and you might even meet the artist 💅🏻Berlin ...
14/10/2022

Today is the last chance to visit this Exhibition 🔥 come by from 3 to 7 pm and you might even meet the artist 💅🏻

Berlin Art Prize 2022:
Melanie-Jame Wolf - Sarcasm Expires Quickly

Abstracted arcs of flowing blue fabric translate the usually sterile white walls of an exhibition space in a meta-theatrical register. And beyond this choreography of textiles, Melanie-Jame Wolf places a video, which itself allows us to look in front of and behind a stage. Two anachronistic, archetypal comedian personas - Stand Up Ron and Pierrot the Clown - amuse an audience in the eternal loop of the two-channel video work. You can hear them laughing, but the theater auditorium's rows are empty. The film Acts of Improbable Genius (2021) celebrates a certain type of comedian, recently deceased: the mythologies he represents and the violence perpetuates. But it also pays respect to the highly specialised skill set of professional performers, usually rendered invisible as part of the act.

In Melanie-Jame Wolf's exhibition Sarcasm Expires Quickly at Centrum, the stage becomes the venue of a temporal and psychological entanglement of representation and performer. Where does performance begin, where does it end? And who does the social machinery of desire allow to entertain others? The dichotomous body, as seen by oneself and as seen by others, becomes a political enigma in this exhibition. The humor in Melanie-Jame Wolf's texts, performances, films, and installations is a strategy for subliminally posing this riddle.

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Opening tomorrow at 6pm. Come by! 🥂Melanie-Jame Wolf (b. Launceston, Australia), one of the eight Berlin Art Prize 2022 ...
01/09/2022

Opening tomorrow at 6pm. Come by! 🥂

Melanie-Jame Wolf (b. Launceston, Australia), one of the eight Berlin Art Prize 2022 nominees, is a visual artist and choreographer. She works solo and with friends, making interdisciplinary pieces about power, flows of capital, and the phenomenon of 'show business'. She examines these economies and entanglements in works for gallery, theater and screen spaces. Coming from a background in contemporary performance she approaches installation and moving image as an expanded choreographic practice. She is invested in humour as a strategy for critical possibility, and in working with language in subliminal and surprising ways. Spaces that have presented her work include: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kunstmuseum Basel - Gegenwart, KW - Institute of Contemporary Art, HAU - Hebbel am Ufer; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, nGbK, The National 2019: New Australian Art biennial, VAEFF Film Festival NYC, Arts Santa Monica, Schwules Museum, Sophiensaele, Münchner Kammerspiele, & Institute of Modern Art Brisbane.


SAVE THE DATE// Opening this Friday 2 September, at 6pm:Melanie-Jame Wolf, Sarcasm Expires QuicklySolo show as part of t...
29/08/2022

SAVE THE DATE// Opening this Friday 2 September, at 6pm:

Melanie-Jame Wolf, Sarcasm Expires Quickly
Solo show as part of the Berlin Art Prize 2022

Melanie-Jame Wolf (b. Launceston, Australia), one of the eight Nominees for this year's Berlin Art Prize, is a visual artist and choreographer. She works solo and with friends, making interdisciplinary pieces about power, flows of capital, and the phenomenon of 'show business'. She examines these economies and entanglements in works for gallery, theater and screen spaces. Coming from a background in contemporary performance she approaches installation and moving image as an expanded choreographic practice. She is invested in humour as a strategy for critical possibility, and in working with language in subliminal and surprising ways. Spaces that have presented her work include: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kunstmuseum Basel - Gegenwart, KW - Institute of Contemporary Art, HAU - Hebbel am Ufer; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, nGbK, The National 2019: New Australian Art biennial, VAEFF Film Festival NYC, Arts Santa Monica, Schwules Museum, Sophiensaele, Münchner Kammerspiele, & Institute of Modern Art Brisbane.

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Collecting Stones From Hypnagogiawith Ana Pascu & Yen Chun Lin curated byRachel Monosov and CTG CollectiveCentrum | Reut...
02/08/2022

Collecting Stones From Hypnagogia
with Ana Pascu & Yen Chun Lin
curated by
Rachel Monosov and CTG Collective
Centrum | Reuterstr.7,12053 BERLIN
August 7th
6-10 PM

Through experimenting the hypnagogic state collectively, the artists wander between realities, between mental spaces, between bodies, between different states of consciousness, between dreamscapes, between sleeping and awaking. Residues of their visits melt into the installation. Fragments of slippery memories crystallized in material matter, waiting to be reactivated.

Centrum is excited to partner up with Berlin Art Prize for this year's edition, introducing the work of Melanie Jame Wol...
29/07/2022

Centrum is excited to partner up with Berlin Art Prize for this year's edition, introducing the work of Melanie Jame Wolf ✨

Introducing: Melanie-Jame Wolf @ Centrum

Melanie-Jame Wolf is a visual artist and choreographer who lives in Berlin. She works solo and with friends, making interdisciplinary pieces about power, flows of capital, and the phenomenon of “show business.” She examines these economies and entanglements in works for gallery, theater, and screen spaces. Approaching installation and moving image as an expanded choreographic practice, she is invested in humor as a strategy for critical possibility and in working with language in subliminal and surprising ways.

TodayWednesday, June 22ndBerlin 18:00 | Lagos 17:00Discussion with ,   and Ella Finer. Taking its starting point from El...
22/06/2022

Today

Wednesday, June 22nd

Berlin 18:00 | Lagos 17:00

Discussion with , and Ella Finer.

Taking its starting point from Ella Finer's Burning House / Burning Horse, the three artists explore forceful forgetting. Finer’s work in sound and performance spans writing, composing, and curating with a particular interest in how women’s voices take up space; how bodies acoustically disrupt, challenge, or change the order of who is allowed to occupy—command—space.

19/06/2022

Join us for next weekend 🍾
OBSIDIAN curated by with is open through June 26th. Artists and will over the duration of two-weeks the occupy Ajasa- .co in Lagos, Nigeria and in Berlin, Germany. Connected by live video stream projected onto life-sized screens, Sheila Chukwulozie in Lagos and Jasminfire in Berlin interact through the virtual portal to create a new performance work that examines the power of emotion.

OBSIDIAN builds from two sound and movement works made by Chukwulozie and Jasminfire separately. Chukwulozie takes us through a ceremony of personal yantras using the seven tones of seven singing bowls, while Jasminfire works within viola, cello and voice meditations. Drawing from their personal experiences of repression and release, the two artists address how suppression in a "society of niceties" can shape an individual into a shadow self.

OBSIDIAN makes use of everyday technologies in public space to bridge the global North and South. The shared virtual space allows the two artists to explore the limitations of separate physicality caused by our new post-COVID era but also regularly faced by many living without the privilege of a Western passport.

From June 13th to 23rd, Chukwulozie and Jasminfire activate Centrum and Ajasa-hFACTOR spontaneously. Through impromptu performances and organic open format discussions with visitors in Berlin and Lagos, the two artists aim to take audiences through an array of emotional states, while simultaneously creating a collaborative performance played out as a series of fiery releases essential to living within balance.

For its Finissage OBSIDIAN will make part of 48-stunden-neukoelln in Berlin with scheduled performances:

June 24th - 19:00-22:00 in Berlin & 18:00-21:00 in Lagos
June 25th - 15:00-21:00 in Berlin & 14:00-20:00 in Lagos
June 26th - 15:00-19:00 in Berlin & 14:00-18:00 in Lagos

A special thanks to for hosting the project in Centrum.

And production support from .

Join us this coming weekend Saturday and Sunday from 4 pm - 7 pm OBSIDIAN curated by  with  is open through June 26th. A...
16/06/2022

Join us this coming weekend Saturday and Sunday from 4 pm - 7 pm

OBSIDIAN curated by with is open through June 26th. Artists and will over the duration of two-weeks the occupy Ajasa- .co in Lagos, Nigeria and in Berlin, Germany. Connected by live video stream projected onto life-sized screens, Sheila Chukwulozie in Lagos and Jasminfire in Berlin interact through the virtual portal to create a new performance work that examines the power of emotion.

OBSIDIAN builds from two sound and movement works made by Chukwulozie and Jasminfire separately. Chukwulozie takes us through a ceremony of personal yantras using the seven tones of seven singing bowls, while Jasminfire works within viola, cello and voice meditations. Drawing from their personal experiences of repression and release, the two artists address how suppression in a "society of niceties" can shape an individual into a shadow self.

OBSIDIAN makes use of everyday technologies in public space to bridge the global North and South. The shared virtual space allows the two artists to explore the limitations of separate physicality caused by our new post-COVID era but also regularly faced by many living without the privilege of a Western passport.

From June 13th to 23rd, Chukwulozie and Jasminfire activate Centrum and Ajasa-hFACTOR spontaneously. Through impromptu performances and organic open format discussions with visitors in Berlin and Lagos, the two artists aim to take audiences through an array of emotional states, while simultaneously creating a collaborative performance played out as a series of fiery releases essential to living within balance.

For its Finissage OBSIDIAN will make part of 48-stunden-neukoelln in Berlin with scheduled performances:

June 24th - 19:00-22:00 in Berlin & 18:00-21:00 in Lagos
June 25th - 15:00-21:00 in Berlin & 14:00-20:00 in Lagos
June 26th - 15:00-19:00 in Berlin & 14:00-18:00 in Lagos

A special thanks to for hosting the project in Centrum.

And production support from .

11/06/2022

Please join us tomorrow 12.05 at 6 pm

OBSIDIAN Exhibition by Jasminfire and Sheila Chukwulozie curated by Raphael Guilbert in collaboration with Tushar Hathir...
07/06/2022

OBSIDIAN

Exhibition by Jasminfire and Sheila Chukwulozie

curated by Raphael Guilbert in collaboration with Tushar Hathiramani.


Jasminfire is a solo music artist and a seasoned Grammy nominated string arranger known for expressive violin, viola, cello, and vocal compositions.

Sheila Chukwulozie explores the politics of “behaving oneself” in a Catholic-colonial body through juxtaposing local rituals, modern technology, traditional myths, and movement styles.

Production support for OBSIDIAN generously contributed by: and .visualarts

OBSIDIAN With Sheila Chukwulozie & Jasminfire Curated by Raphael Guilbert13 - 26 June 2022 soft opening on June 12th, at...
06/06/2022

OBSIDIAN
With Sheila Chukwulozie & Jasminfire

Curated by Raphael Guilbert

13 - 26 June 2022
soft opening on June 12th, at 6 pm

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Centrum and CTG Collective are pleased to announce OBSIDIAN, an exhibition curated by Raphael Guilbert in collaboration with Tushar Hathiramani with artists Sheila Chukwulozie and Jasminfire.

Over the duration of two-weeks the artists occupy Ajasa-hFACTOR in Lagos, Nigeria and Centrum in Berlin, Germany. Connected by live video stream projected onto life-sized screens, Sheila Chukwulozie in Lagos and Jasminfire in Berlin interact through this portal creating a new dynamic performance work that examines the power of emotion.

OBSIDIAN builds from two sound and movement works created by Chukwulozie and Jasminfire individually. Chukwulozie takes us through a ceremony of personal yantras using the seven tones of seven singing bowls, while Jasminfire offers viola and cello meditations. Drawing from their personal experiences of working through repression and release, the two artists address how suppression in a society of niceties can shape an individual into a shadow self.

Come visit us tomorrow (21.5) from 16:00 until 19:00 Amber HumSolo exhibition by Jura Shust14 - 29 May 2022 Amber Hum is...
20/05/2022

Come visit us tomorrow (21.5) from 16:00 until 19:00

Amber Hum
Solo exhibition by Jura Shust

14 - 29 May 2022

Amber Hum is a repetitive ritual in regeneration and ruination in response to a time of extreme cruelty, both to man and to nature. The work confronts the political
instrumentalization of the past in narratives of nationalist identities and looks to the clashing dynamics of Vyksa as peculiar biopolitical landscape, an emblematic site
for the interlocking beliefs, geopolitical policies, ideologies, behaviors, and organiza-
tional forms which work as a life-destroying paradigm in our age. By summoning spiritual configurations of identity, community, and communication with nature, the installation identifies the traces of ancient rites and mystical forces within an increasingly oppressive ideological environment, thwarting attempts at erasure and manipulation. As a form of critical resistance, the project proposes that when human practices and non-human resources are assimilated or subjugated by dominating
forces, a latent energy remains waiting to reemerge.

Text by Post Brothers

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Centrum is a project space in the Flughafenkiez district of Neukölln, Berlin. We work with international and local artists, offering space and support for experimentation and the development of new work. Centrum was founded in 2009 and since September 2014 is currently run by Mareike Spendel; since March 2015 supported by Max Weiland. In September 2016 the team was joined by Aurica Kastner. Since 2020, Centrum is run by Jorgina Stamogianni as artistic director and Katerina Gnafaki as curator of sound.

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Today is the last chance to visit this Exhibition 🔥 come by from 3 to 7 pm and you might even meet the artist 💅🏻

Berlin Art Prize 2022:
Melanie-Jame Wolf - Sarcasm Expires Quickly

Abstracted arcs of flowing blue fabric translate the usually sterile white walls of an exhibition space in a meta-theatrical register. And beyond this choreography of textiles, Melanie-Jame Wolf places a video, which itself allows us to look in front of and behind a stage. Two anachronistic, archetypal comedian personas - Stand Up Ron and Pierrot the Clown - amuse an audience in the eternal loop of the two-channel video work. You can hear them laughing, but the theater auditorium's rows are empty. The film Acts of Improbable Genius (2021) celebrates a certain type of comedian, recently deceased: the mythologies he represents and the violence perpetuates. But it also pays respect to the highly specialised skill set of professional performers, usually rendered invisible as part of the act.

In Melanie-Jame Wolf's exhibition Sarcasm Expires Quickly at Centrum, the stage becomes the venue of a temporal and psychological entanglement of representation and performer. Where does performance begin, where does it end? And who does the social machinery of desire allow to entertain others? The dichotomous body, as seen by oneself and as seen by others, becomes a political enigma in this exhibition. The humor in Melanie-Jame Wolf's texts, performances, films, and installations is a strategy for subliminally posing this riddle.

photo credit:
Opening tomorrow at 6pm. Come by! 🥂

Melanie-Jame Wolf (b. Launceston, Australia), one of the eight Berlin Art Prize 2022 nominees, is a visual artist and choreographer. She works solo and with friends, making interdisciplinary pieces about power, flows of capital, and the phenomenon of 'show business'. She examines these economies and entanglements in works for gallery, theater and screen spaces. Coming from a background in contemporary performance she approaches installation and moving image as an expanded choreographic practice. She is invested in humour as a strategy for critical possibility, and in working with language in subliminal and surprising ways. Spaces that have presented her work include: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kunstmuseum Basel - Gegenwart, KW - Institute of Contemporary Art, HAU - Hebbel am Ufer; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, nGbK, The National 2019: New Australian Art biennial, VAEFF Film Festival NYC, Arts Santa Monica, Schwules Museum, Sophiensaele, Münchner Kammerspiele, & Institute of Modern Art Brisbane.


SAVE THE DATE// Opening this Friday 2 September, at 6pm:

Melanie-Jame Wolf, Sarcasm Expires Quickly
Solo show as part of the Berlin Art Prize 2022

Melanie-Jame Wolf (b. Launceston, Australia), one of the eight Nominees for this year's Berlin Art Prize, is a visual artist and choreographer. She works solo and with friends, making interdisciplinary pieces about power, flows of capital, and the phenomenon of 'show business'. She examines these economies and entanglements in works for gallery, theater and screen spaces. Coming from a background in contemporary performance she approaches installation and moving image as an expanded choreographic practice. She is invested in humour as a strategy for critical possibility, and in working with language in subliminal and surprising ways. Spaces that have presented her work include: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kunstmuseum Basel - Gegenwart, KW - Institute of Contemporary Art, HAU - Hebbel am Ufer; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, nGbK, The National 2019: New Australian Art biennial, VAEFF Film Festival NYC, Arts Santa Monica, Schwules Museum, Sophiensaele, Münchner Kammerspiele, & Institute of Modern Art Brisbane.

More information 👉 centrumberlin.com
BAP 2022 nominee:
Melanie-Jame Wolf

Sarcasm Expires Quickly, solo show
3 September - 14 October 2022 at Centrum

opening -> Friday 2 September 6 - 9 pm

Photo:
Melanie-Jame Wolf, Acts of Improbable Genius, 2021, video still
See what’s on this weekend in Berlin at Centrum, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, KINDL - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Schinkel Pavillon and other venues across the city:
Collecting Stones From Hypnagogia
with Ana Pascu & Yen Chun Lin
curated by
Rachel Monosov and CTG Collective
Centrum | Reuterstr.7,12053 BERLIN
August 7th
6-10 PM

Through experimenting the hypnagogic state collectively, the artists wander between realities, between mental spaces, between bodies, between different states of consciousness, between dreamscapes, between sleeping and awaking. Residues of their visits melt into the installation. Fragments of slippery memories crystallized in material matter, waiting to be reactivated.
Centrum is excited to partner up with Berlin Art Prize for this year's edition, introducing the work of Melanie Jame Wolf ✨
🔥Happening now as part of 48 Stunden Neukölln🔥

Sheila Chukwulozie & Jasminfire
Berlin 19:00 – 22:00 | Lagos 18:00 – 21:00
Enter the performance virtually here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GyChLYrsTFmeYgi1l1PRvg?_x_zm_rtaid=dLKk2612RqWhPZjW37CqVQ.1656092817896.e361c939e6a26d16ce7ada4be021af61&_x_zm_rhtaid=735
Today

Wednesday, June 22nd

Berlin 18:00 | Lagos 17:00

Discussion with , and Ella Finer.

Taking its starting point from Ella Finer's Burning House / Burning Horse, the three artists explore forceful forgetting. Finer’s work in sound and performance spans writing, composing, and curating with a particular interest in how women’s voices take up space; how bodies acoustically disrupt, challenge, or change the order of who is allowed to occupy—command—space.
Join us for next weekend 🍾
OBSIDIAN curated by with is open through June 26th. Artists and will over the duration of two-weeks the occupy Ajasa- .co in Lagos, Nigeria and in Berlin, Germany. Connected by live video stream projected onto life-sized screens, Sheila Chukwulozie in Lagos and Jasminfire in Berlin interact through the virtual portal to create a new performance work that examines the power of emotion.

OBSIDIAN builds from two sound and movement works made by Chukwulozie and Jasminfire separately. Chukwulozie takes us through a ceremony of personal yantras using the seven tones of seven singing bowls, while Jasminfire works within viola, cello and voice meditations. Drawing from their personal experiences of repression and release, the two artists address how suppression in a "society of niceties" can shape an individual into a shadow self.

OBSIDIAN makes use of everyday technologies in public space to bridge the global North and South. The shared virtual space allows the two artists to explore the limitations of separate physicality caused by our new post-COVID era but also regularly faced by many living without the privilege of a Western passport.

From June 13th to 23rd, Chukwulozie and Jasminfire activate Centrum and Ajasa-hFACTOR spontaneously. Through impromptu performances and organic open format discussions with visitors in Berlin and Lagos, the two artists aim to take audiences through an array of emotional states, while simultaneously creating a collaborative performance played out as a series of fiery releases essential to living within balance.

For its Finissage OBSIDIAN will make part of 48-stunden-neukoelln in Berlin with scheduled performances:

June 24th - 19:00-22:00 in Berlin & 18:00-21:00 in Lagos
June 25th - 15:00-21:00 in Berlin & 14:00-20:00 in Lagos
June 26th - 15:00-19:00 in Berlin & 14:00-18:00 in Lagos

A special thanks to for hosting the project in Centrum.

And production support from .
Join us this coming weekend Saturday and Sunday from 4 pm - 7 pm

OBSIDIAN curated by with is open through June 26th. Artists and will over the duration of two-weeks the occupy Ajasa- .co in Lagos, Nigeria and in Berlin, Germany. Connected by live video stream projected onto life-sized screens, Sheila Chukwulozie in Lagos and Jasminfire in Berlin interact through the virtual portal to create a new performance work that examines the power of emotion.

OBSIDIAN builds from two sound and movement works made by Chukwulozie and Jasminfire separately. Chukwulozie takes us through a ceremony of personal yantras using the seven tones of seven singing bowls, while Jasminfire works within viola, cello and voice meditations. Drawing from their personal experiences of repression and release, the two artists address how suppression in a "society of niceties" can shape an individual into a shadow self.

OBSIDIAN makes use of everyday technologies in public space to bridge the global North and South. The shared virtual space allows the two artists to explore the limitations of separate physicality caused by our new post-COVID era but also regularly faced by many living without the privilege of a Western passport.

From June 13th to 23rd, Chukwulozie and Jasminfire activate Centrum and Ajasa-hFACTOR spontaneously. Through impromptu performances and organic open format discussions with visitors in Berlin and Lagos, the two artists aim to take audiences through an array of emotional states, while simultaneously creating a collaborative performance played out as a series of fiery releases essential to living within balance.

For its Finissage OBSIDIAN will make part of 48-stunden-neukoelln in Berlin with scheduled performances:

June 24th - 19:00-22:00 in Berlin & 18:00-21:00 in Lagos
June 25th - 15:00-21:00 in Berlin & 14:00-20:00 in Lagos
June 26th - 15:00-19:00 in Berlin & 14:00-18:00 in Lagos

A special thanks to for hosting the project in Centrum.

And production support from .
Please join us tomorrow 12.05 at 6 pm
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