Centrum

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.
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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, and film screenings. We work with international and locally based artists, offering space and support for experimentation and for the development of new work. Centrum was founded in 2009 by Kate Squires and David Moynihan and between September 2014 and December 2019 was run by Mareike Spendel; supported by Max Weiland. Since 2020, Centrum is run by Jorgina Stamogianni as artistic director and Katerina Gnafaki as curator of sound.

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10 - 27 September 2020
08/10/2020

10 - 27 September 2020

👉 Only a few days left to see the exhibition Tante aus Deutschland, Mila Panić, at Centrum. The show stays open until Su...
24/09/2020

👉 Only a few days left to see the exhibition Tante aus Deutschland, Mila Panić, at Centrum. The show stays open until Sunday, daily from 6 to 9pm. Come by, say hi!

All available places for tomorrow's artist talk by Mila Panic are now booked but for those of you who did not manage to ...
17/09/2020
Art Next Door #5.1 Conversation with Centrum (Jorgina Stamogianni and Katerina Gnafaki) by Art Next Door • A podcast on Anchor

All available places for tomorrow's artist talk by Mila Panic are now booked but for those of you who did not manage to secure a spot, here is a sneak preview into Mila's work as recorded by Tuce Erel who kindly hosted us in her platform Art Next Door, a bi-weekly radio program on Keith F'eM, featuring the independent art scene in Berlin.

Thanks Tuce Erel!

Mila Panic's solo exhibition "Tante aus Deutchland" can be visited at Centrum until Sept. 27th, every Thursday to Sunday from 6 to 9pm.

The fifth episode of the Art Next Door features Centrum and SomoS. The first part is an interview with Centrum’s artistic director Jorgina Stamogianni, curator of sound Katerina Gnafaki, and artist Mila Panić. We discussed about Centrum’s 2020 programming and Mila’s current project Tante aus ...

Openings in times of Corona can be strange but also unexpectedly wonderful. Thanks to all who came, it was a great eveni...
15/09/2020

Openings in times of Corona can be strange but also unexpectedly wonderful. Thanks to all who came, it was a great evening full of familiar and new faces, flowers, champagne glasses and chocolates. The exhibition "Tante aus Deutschland" by Mila Panic continues until September 27th, Thursdays to Sundays from 6 to 9pm.

If you would like to know more about Mila's work, an artist talk will take place this Friday at 7pm at Centrum. You can reserve a spot by sending us an email at [email protected]

The chocolates have arrived! Do not miss our opening tomorrow at 7pm. Mila Panic, Tante aus Deutschland11 - 27 September...
09/09/2020

The chocolates have arrived! Do not miss our opening tomorrow at 7pm.

Mila Panic, Tante aus Deutschland
11 - 27 September 2020
Opening: Thursday 10 September at 7pm
Visiting hours: Thursday to Sunday 6 - 9pm, Reuterstr.7, 12053 Berlin

“Afterhours” is a ghost project consisting of a series of video works which are being shown unannounced between May and ...
12/07/2020

“Afterhours” is a ghost project consisting of a series of video works which are being shown unannounced between May and October 2020 through the glass façade of Centrum, overlooking Reuterstraße. Perceived as an urban oasis or a dream-like moment disrupting the linear nature of reality, the project comes alive during the late hours of the night. The viewing is based exclusively on chance encounters.

Participating artists: Monira Al Qadiri, Magdalena Fischer, Elise Guillaume, Linda Lamignan, Kosmas Nikolaou, Damir Očko, Larissa Sansour
#afterhourscentrumberlin

💥Curious to know about Centrum behind the scenes?💥 Read our fresh interview on VASİSTAS magazine where we talk about our...
30/06/2020
Kennst du eigentlich? Heute: centrum – VASiSTAS

💥Curious to know about Centrum behind the scenes?💥
Read our fresh interview on VASİSTAS magazine where we talk about our programme, personal interests, curatorial strategies, and much more.

17/06/2020
Afterhours at Centrum

It was late. The streets were empty and the city was quiet. You were walking home almost half asleep. And there it was, a pulsating light reflecting on the pavement, a strange sound coming out of the glass facade. You slowed down. You stood still.

Afterhours is a ghost project consisting of a series of video works which are being shown unannounced between May and October 2020 through the glass façade of Centrum, overlooking Reuterstraße. Perceived as an urban oasis or a dream-like moment disrupting the linear nature of reality, the project comes alive during the late hours of the night. The viewing is based exclusively on chance encounters.

Participating artists: Monira Al Qadiri, Magdalena Fischer, Elise Guillaume, Linda Lamignan, Kosmas Nikolaou, Damir Očko, Larissa Sansour

OPEN CALL | OPEN FLOOR Deadline: May 31st, 2020A time of crisis is also a time for contemplation and realignment. While ...
08/05/2020

OPEN CALL | OPEN FLOOR
Deadline: May 31st, 2020

A time of crisis is also a time for contemplation and realignment. While the world stands still, creativity thrives and new ideas undoubtedly emerge.

Centrum is excited to announce an open call for artists working in a wide range of disciplines including visual art, film, music and sound, as well as creative thinkers and practitioners. Please visit our website for more information: http://centrumberlin.com/
We are looking forward to receive your proposals!

Participating artists: Grinderteeth, JD Zazie, Vera Chotzoglou, Eli Cortiñas, Maria w Horn, Sasha Litvintseva and Beny W...
29/01/2020

Participating artists:
Grinderteeth, JD Zazie, Vera Chotzoglou, Eli Cortiñas, Maria w Horn, Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner, Maya Shenfeld

Participating artists:
Grinderteeth, JD Zazie, Vera Chotzoglou, Eli Cortiñas, Maria w Horn, Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner, Maya Shenfeld

26/01/2020
RAUSCH Trailer

Tonight, the curtain fell for Centropia with an amazing video work by Vera Chotzoglou. We could not have hoped for a better ending. Thank you to all participating artists and all the people who came. To be continued...🦄

This is "RAUSCH Trailer" by Vera Chotzoglou on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

🥁 Three more days left to visit Centropia 🥁Today the exhibition continues with the work of Eli Cortiñas, from 6 to 9pmIn...
24/01/2020

🥁 Three more days left to visit Centropia 🥁
Today the exhibition continues with the work of Eli Cortiñas, from 6 to 9pm

In Walls Have Feelings, Cortiñas delves into the ecology of objects and their appearance. The video opens onto the microcosm of dictators’ offices, presenting their architecture and interiors gradually unveiling the protagonists of the film: office rooms and walls, which contain, hide and reinforce invisible forms of power. Powers, which stemmed from industrial capitalism and political dictatorships, and which in turn influenced the current neoliberal-type of economic production. The video essay references also labor activities, echoing both present and past, corporeal and cognitive, forms of exploitation.

The artistic practice of Eli Cortiñas can be located within the appropriation tradition, using already existing cinema to de- and re-construct narratives according to new discourses. Her collage-like video essays and installations mix found imagery with documentary strategies. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at museums such as Museum Ludwig, Kunsthalle Budapest, CAC Vilnius, SCHIRN Kunsthalle, SAVVY Contemporary, Kunstraum Innsbruck, CAAM, Centre Pompidou, Museum of Modern Art Moscow, Kunstmuseum Bonn, MUSAC and elsewhere.

⧐check out the full program here:
http://www.centrumberlin.com/

image by: Ute Klein

Some impressions from the first part of Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & CTM ✨A warm thanks to all who came, and to t...
20/01/2020

Some impressions from the first part of Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & CTM ✨

A warm thanks to all who came, and to the artists who honoured us with their presence and trusted us with their works: Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner, Grinderteeth, Eli Cortiñas, Maria W Horn, Vera Chotzoglou, Maya Shenfeld, JD Zazie. We are looking forward to what comes next!
The exhibition continues this week (Thursday to Sunday, 18:00-21:00)

📡 More information on our programme and rotating artworks can be found here: http://centrumberlin.com/

JD ZAZIE will join us this tomorrow for a sound performance as part of Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & CTM exhibitio...
18/01/2020

JD ZAZIE will join us this tomorrow for a sound performance as part of Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & CTM exhibition.

⁌ about the artist ⁍
Avant-turntablist, experimental DJ, sound artist and curator.
Coming from a DJ and a radiophonic background JD Zazie has explored over the years different approaches of real-time manipulation on fixed recorded sound. In her work she redefines DJ and electroacoustic activities. As a solo performer, in small groups or large ensembles she moves in an area which is constantly stretching the borders of what is supposed to be DJ mixing, free improvisation and composed music. She is art director of “MuseRuole - women in experimental music” festival, is a member of the Burp Enterprise collective and broadcasts monthly on Colaboradio and on Reboot.fm.
Website: https://jdzazie.tumblr.com

⧐ Listen: https://soundcloud.com/jd-zazie

for more information on the full program and visiting hours: http://www.centrumberlin.com/
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Photo credit:Ian Stenhouse

◸Don't miss the sound performance of Maya Shenfeld on Sunday, January 19 as part of Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & ...
17/01/2020

◸Don't miss the sound performance of Maya Shenfeld on Sunday, January 19 as part of Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & CTM◹

⁌ about the artist ⁍
Maya Shenfeld is a Jerusalem born, Berlin-based composer, sound artist, and guitarist. Her works span from electroacoustic compositions, sound installations and ensemble pieces to performing as a classical, experimental and rock guitarist. In her practice, Shenfeld explores the intersection between modes of musical production used in experimental and popular music. Her interests lie in the embodiment of the listening experience, researching temporality, deep listening, just intonation, and microtonality. Shenfeld’s works have been presented internationally, most recently in the Trostraßen Festival 2019 (Volksbühne, Berlin), Centrala Art Gallery (Birmingham, UK), Kunst Werke, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Ableton Loop Festival, Klangwerkstatt Festival for Neue Musik (Berlin), and the North-Western University, Chicago. In May 2019 Shenfeld produced and led, in collaboration with the Schinkel Pavillon, e.V., a performance of Julius Eastman's Gay Guerrilla by an ensemble of 16 women playing electric guitar and bass, which was featured as the opening event of the Schinkel Pavillon's event series Disappearing Berlin. Over the last years, Shenfeld participated in multiple artist residencies, most recently in EMS Stockholm and Amplify Berlin.
http://www.mayashenfeld.com/

⧐ Listen: https://soundcloud.com/maya-shenfeld

◸ This week on view at Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & CTM: Vera Chotzoglou, Rausch, 2018, HD Video, 35 min ◹Rausch ...
14/01/2020

◸ This week on view at Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & CTM: Vera Chotzoglou, Rausch, 2018, HD Video, 35 min ◹

Rausch is the narration of a night, or many nights, a celebration, the observation of a queer Dionysian state. Its form changes depending on the circumstance as well as by the personas that alternate and define it. It is not necessarily presented as a literal intoxication but also as an emotional one. The subject experiences a communion, a spiritual encounter that co-exists with a rapture, the division of the soul, its departure from the Sensible World. The individual limits fade away, the subjects lose their outlines and their privacy; they cling to a dissimilarity that lacks a specific shape. The body turns into a place of observation, its pulse, its signs and its facial expressions recorded. As every state of influence and intoxication evolves, it registers on the body, leaving its mark behind.

Rausch is dedicated in memory of Zak / Zakie Oh who was brutally assassinated on September of 2018 in the center of Athens in public view.
#justice4ZakZackie

⁌ about the artist ⁍
Vera Chotzoglou is an Athens School of Fine arts’ BA & MFA graduate, Department of Visual Arts, Fine Arts & Art Education (2013-2018). She had studied in Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with an Erasmus+ scholarship, Fine Arts & Art Education (2016-2017). She was awarded with the Scholarship to cover Degree Expenses from Athens School of Fine arts (2018), audience award for the short film “Munich almost killed me 1⁄2” at 2th Piraeus Film Festival in Athens(2018) and SNF Artist Fellowship Award by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2019). Vera has participated in various exhibitions international at A.Antonopoulou Gallery, Athens, GRRL HAUS CINEMA, Berlin, Hacker Porn Film Festival, Rome, Platforms project, Athens, Foto Wien, Austria, Inshort Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria, 6th Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2th Pireus Film Festival,Athens, Belleve di Monaco, Munich, TAF Gallery, Athens et al.

Vera Chotzoglou currently lives and works in Athens, Greece

for more information on the work and visiting hours: http://www.centrumberlin.com/

CD-R / Cyanine is an audiovisual piece originally composed for multichannel sound, commissioned by Audiorama, Stockholm ...
13/01/2020

CD-R / Cyanine is an audiovisual piece originally composed for multichannel sound, commissioned by Audiorama, Stockholm and soon to be displayed at Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & CTM.
In this piece the harmonic spectrum of the synthesis is divided into several layers and given different attributes in terms of physicality: the lower frequency layers contain a higher grade of stability, while the rate of change gradually increases further up the frequency spectrum. The audio material has been recorded onto CD-R discs, which then where scratched, using the resulting glitches as a contrasting accentuation in the piece. The visual part contains two simultaneously displayed close up videos of liquid experimentation using Cyanine fluorescent dyes and CD-R discs reflecting light. To create reverberation the artist has used impulse responses from the old radio tower Taufelsberg in Berlin, that she recorded during her year of exchange studies at Univärsität der Kunste in 2014.

‣ Maria w Horn is a composer hailing from the north of Sweden, based in Stockholm since 2011. Maria w Horn is interested in the manipulation of time and space through sonic extremes - oscillating between minimalist structures and piercing power electronics utilizing both digital and analog synthesis as well as acoustic instruments and audiovisual components.
Her work examines aspects of human perception - how audiovisuality and overload/loss of perceptual stimuli can conspire to transcend everyday life and invoke alternate mental states. She is a part of Sthlm Drone Society – an association working to promote slow and gradually evolving timbral music, and co-operates the label XKatedral.
Previous commissions include an audiovisual piece for the Swedish Radio, a sound and light environment for The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, a string quartet with electronics for Malvakvartetten and multichannel electronic music for Audiorama. Formal studies include electroacoustic composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Universität der Kunste in Berlin.

⧐check Maria w Horn's work: http://mariahorn.se/

Eli Cortiñas presents her work "Walls Have Feelings" on Friday 17 Jan. between 18:00-21:00 as part of Centropia / Vorspi...
12/01/2020

Eli Cortiñas presents her work "Walls Have Feelings" on Friday 17 Jan. between 18:00-21:00 as part of Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & CTM exhibition.

In Walls Have Feelings, Cortiñas delves into the ecology of objects and their appearance. The video opens onto the microcosm of dictators’ offices, presenting their architecture and interiors gradually unveiling the protagonists of the film: office rooms and walls, which contain, hide and reinforce invisible forms of power. Powers, which stemmed from industrial capitalism and political dictatorships, and which in turn influenced the current neoliberal-type of economic production. The video essay references also labor activities, echoing both present and past, corporeal and cognitive, forms of exploitation.
Walls Have Feelings becomes an open archive in process, which not only speaks of political powers and their resulting oppression, it also processes the very aesthetic through which these powers operate.

‣Eli Cortiñas is a video artist of Cuban descent, born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1979. Cortiñas has been awarded numerous grants and residencies, including Fundación Botín Grant, Kunstfonds, Villa Massimo, Berlin Senate Film/ Video Grant, Villa Sträuli, Goethe Institute, Rupert and Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff among others. Her artistic practice can be located within the appropriation tradition, using already existing cinema to de- and re-construct narratives according to new discourses. Her collage-like video essays and installations mix found imagery with documentary strategies. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at museums such as Museum Ludwig, Kunsthalle Budapest, CAC Vilnius, SCHIRN Kunsthalle, SAVVY Contemporary, Kunstraum Innsbruck, CAAM, Centre Pompidou, Museum of Modern Art Moscow, Kunstmuseum Bonn, MUSAC et al..

⧐check out the full program and visiting hours here: http://www.centrumberlin.com/

◺ Soon on View at Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & CTM ◿ Bilateria, HD video, 13', 2019, by Sasha Litvintseva and Ben...
11/01/2020

◺ Soon on View at Centropia / Vorspiel transmediale & CTM ◿

Bilateria, HD video, 13', 2019, by Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner, photo credit: Becca Crawford

◉ Sasha Litvintseva is an artist filmmaker and writer researcher, whose work is situated on the uncertain thresholds of the perceptible and the communicable, organism and environment, and entropy and quantification, at the intersection of media, ecology and the history of science. Her work has been exhibited worldwide including solo presentations at Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Berlinische Galerie; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Union Docs, New York; screenings including at the Berlinale, Rotterdam, Courtisane, Cinema Du Reel, RIDM film festivals; and group presentations at MUMOK Vienna, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Berlin Atonal, Videbrasil.
https://www.sashalitvintseva.com/

◉ Beny Wagner is an artist, filmmaker, writer and lecturer. His work across different media and forms unfolds along the ever shifting boundaries of the human body. He has researched topics such as agricultural production, the politics of waste, material histories of glass. His work has been presented in festivals, museums and biennales globally: International Film Festival Rotterdam, Eye Film Museum, Sonic Acts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 5th and 6th Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Berlin Atonal, Venice Biennale, among others, and published in a range of arts publications: Artforum, Spike Magazine Quarterly, Frieze Magazine, Kaleidoscope Press, Flash Art. Litvintseva and Wagner have been working collaboratively on films, lectures and texts since 2017.
https://www.benywagner.com/

▷ Check out the full program: http://www.centrumberlin.com/

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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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