Discreet Violence
Finissage


20.01.2018

On the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition Discreet Violence: French Camps in Colonized Algeria, curated by Samia Henni, film excerpts annotated by Brigitta Kuster in conversation with Yasmina Dekkar, were screened at Archive Kabinett on January 20th. 

Discreet Violence
Exhibition Opening


19.12.2017

On December 19th the exhibition opening of Discreet Violence: French Camps in Colonized Algeria, along with the book launch of Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (Zurich: gta Publishers, 2017), took place at Archive Kabinett. 

Tropicália and
Beyond


18.11.2017

In connection with the screening programme, ‘Tropicália and Beyond: Dialogues in Brazilian Film History’ at Tate Modern, Archive Books presented a publication by the same title, edited by Stefan Solomon, along with the screening of ‘A Maldição Tropical’ and ‘Barravento Novo’.

How Does the World Breathe Now? N°41


08.11.2017

For the 41st session of SAVVY Contemporary’s weekly film series, Rachel O’Reilly introduced aboriginal community activist and Gumbaynggirr man Roxley Foley, part of the current generation of grassroots activism in Australia to present films and a discussion.

Some Name Some Noun Simply


17.09.2017

The premiere of the short play Some Name Some Noun Simply, written and directed by Nicoline van Harskamp, took place at Archive Kabinett during Berlin Art Week 2017. It was performed three times by Serge Fouha, Kenneth Philip George and Monica Reyes.

The Cinema of
Med Hondo


20.08.2017 – 10.09.2017

An exhibition by Theo Eshetu, as part of Cours, cours, camarade, le vieux monde est derrière toi – The Cinema of Med Hondo, a collaborative project at Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, Archive Kabinett, silent green Kulturquartier and SAVVY Contemporary.

Safrana ou le droit a la parole


04.07.2017

The screening of Safrana ou le droit a la parole by Sidney Sokhona took place at Arsenal Cinema. The film was presented by Raphaël Grisey, visual artist and filmmaker and Bouba Touré, photographer, co-founder of the Somankidi Coura Cooperative and an actor in the film.

Sowing Somankidi
Coura


30.06.2017 – 05.08.2017

An exhibition, a seminar, a screening programme, and a book. Sowing Somankidi Coura is a long-term research endeavor by Raphaël Grisey in collaboration with Bouba Touré around the permacultures and archives of Somankidi Coura, a self-organized cooperative.

How Does the World Breathe Now? N°29


28.06.2017

Sînziana Paltineanu presented an encounter with a film by Moyra Davey. A work of autofiction, 50 Minutes approaches the world first and foremost through the personal archive. The screening and discussion were part of SAVVY Contemporary’s weekly film series.

Extending the
Dialogue


24.06.2017

On June 24th the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory, Archive Books, and the ERSTE Foundation presented the publication Extending the Dialogue on June 24th, at Archive Kabinett, with Ekaterina Degot, Antonia Majaća, Urška Jurman, and Christiane Erharter.

How Does the World Breathe Now? N°28


14.06.2017

Winta Yohannes presented the film Compliance by Craig Zobel, a troubling psychological indie thriller exploring the relationship between obedience, authority and responsibility. The screening and discussion were part of SAVVY Contemporary’s weekly film series.

How Does the World Breathe Now? N°27


07.06.2017

Diana el Jeroudi presented two experiences of documentary as stretching and blending into reality: Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait by O. Mohammed and W.S. Bedirxan and Santiago by João Moreira Salles. The Screening was part of SAVVY Contemporary’s film series.

Portable Polis
Working Group


27.05.2017

Portable Polis is a Berlin-wide public-participation project based on oral, close reading of texts by German-American thinker Hannah Arendt. The readings will occur at several sites around Berlin from texts related to the activities and focus of the site where each session occurs.

A reading
from Sci-Fi literature


26.05.2017

On the occasion of Gitte Villesen’s exhibition I stick my hands into the earth, and I think for a while at Archive Kabinett, there was a reading of sequences from Sci-Fi literature with artist Emma Haugh and sociologists of science Tahani Nadim, on May 26th 2017.

Opening
Gitte Villesen


29.04.2017 – 02.06.2017

The opening of Gitte Villesen’s exhibition I stick my hands into the earth, and I think for a while and the release of the publication by the same title, published by Archive Books. Gitte Villesen showed several of her works including a display of the new publication.

Fractal Thinking
A conversation


27.03.2017

Susanne M. Winterling will be joined by Denise Ferreira da Silva to talk about poethical ethics, the practice of the ‘what If’, and fractal thinking. The conversational project Pandora Box explores possibilities of forming alliances and creating networks of solidarity to think the world anew.

The Dig
Jan Peter Hammer


18.02.2017 – 26.03.2017

The Dig is part of Jan Peter Hammer’s ongoing research project The Art of War, which comprises several chapters, all of which revolve around the illegal trade in stolen antiquities — an epiphenomenon of a new global order, emerging on the margins of the nation state.

The Re-appropriation
of Desire in Public


29.01.2017 – 06.02.2017

Launch of Having a Kiki: Queer Desire and Public Space – published by Paper Visual Art, edited by Emma Haugh. Accompanied by Haugh’s show The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, with a reading and conversation between the artist and PVA co-editor Adrian Duncan.

Goodbye
Dieffenbachstraße 31


28.01.2016

We are moving out! A full evening to give a proper goodbye to our space in Dieffenbachstraße 31, which we inhabited for more than 7 years and hosted 101 events. An occasion to thank all the people who helped shape Archive and supported us from the very beginning.

Mobile Cinema
Two steps back


19.12.2015 – 16.01.2016

Romana Schmalisch’s Mobile Cinema returns to Archive Kabinett in frame of the exhibition Mobile Cinema – Two steps back. This apparatus – somewhere between urban model, cinema, and plate camera – derived its form from Alexander Medvedkin’s film The New Moscow.

Repository
Film Archive


12.2015 – 01.2016

Screening organized by the Warsaw based Arton Foundation. The selected films are part of Repository, a digital archive, which presents archival materials by seminal Polish artists active in the 60’s and 70’s. Among the others Wojciech Bruszewski and Paweł Kwiek.

Frequency-Modulated
Scenario


25.11.2015

Presentation of the book Frequency-Modulated Scenario by Eran Schaerf published in the framework of the project fm-scenario – The Listener’s Voice, a radio station where freedom of speech is supposed to be guaranteed by a computerized moderator taking listeners’ calls.

Between States
Publication


24.11.2015

Launch of the publication Between States by the authors: Simon Faulkner and David Reeb. The launch will coincide with a display of videos of demonstrations in Palestinian villages in the West Bank by David Reeb and images of struggle in Israel/Palestine by ActiveStills.

Anguish Language
Writing and Crisis


21.11.2015

Presentation of the anthology Anguish Language: Writing and Crisis, edited by John Cunningham, Anthony Iles, Mira Mattar, and Marina Vishmidt. On the occasion of the book launch the editors will be joined by some of the contributors: Sean Bonney, Karolin Meunier and Mattin.

RAB–RAB
Press


20.11.2015

An evening to present the latest issue of Rab-Rab: journal for political and formal inquiries in art, edited by Sezgin Boynik and Gregoire Rousseau and the activities of Rab-Rab Press. The journal was introduced by the editors and several contributors discussed the contents.

Make Yourself
Available


23.10.2015

Presentation of Annette Weisser’s artist book Make Yourself Available is published in connection with two of her recent solo exhibitions. On the occasion of the launch, the artist discusses Susanne Weiß, Ursula Schöndeling, and trauma therapist Gabriele Baring.

Look For Us in
the Inkwells


10.10.2015 – 24.10.2015

Look For Us in the Inkwells We Will Always Be There is an exhibition developed for Atelier Impopulaire’s RULE C series which includes works made by four collectives: A.P.E. Art Projects Era, Feminist Land Art Retreat, Rhein Verlag, and Studio for Propositional Cinema.

Cinenova
Feminist Film & Video


26.09.2015 – 06.10.2015

Cinenova Chain Letter. Film screening and presentation with Cinenova Working Group (Karolin Meunier, Irene Revell and Sandra Schäfer, in this instance). Exhibition of documents and manifestos from Cinenova Archive and screening of the selected films in loop.

Mathilde ter Heijne
Performing Change


24.09.2015

Performing Change by Mathilde ter Heijne. Book launch and conversation with the artist and Michael Birchall, Vanessa Gravenor, Amy Patton, Janne Schäfer, Santiago da Silva, and Sophia Trollmann. On display two the artist: Women To Go and I Got the Sun in the Morning.

Project Space
Xchange Festival


18.09.2015 – 20.09.2015

Library and reading group in the frame of the exchange project Cognitive Capitalism as Artificial Intelligence, Busy Constructing Itself. A collaboration between Archive Kabinett and Decad. Supported by Berlin Art Week and part of the Project Space Xchange Festival.

Judith Raum
eser


15.09.2015

Book launch with a conversation between the artist Judith Raum and art historian Sabeth Buchmann. eser is a comprehensive publication on Judith Raum’s work and includes essays by Sabeth Buchmann, Alexander García Düttman, Suzanne Marchand, and Iz Öztat.

Lieux de Mémoire
and Desire


05.09.2015 – 13.09.2015

Book launch of Maya Schweizer’s artist’s book with a conversation between the artist, Volker Pantenburg and Moritz Scheper. The publication was edited by Maya Schweizer and Moritz Scheper. A selection of the films featured in the book will be on view at Archive Kabinett.

Caitlin Berrigan
Unfinished State


07.08.2015 – 04.09.2015

Caitlin Berrigan’s exhibition and artist’s book stray from narratives of city-branding and surges of global capital that have caused waves of real estate development in Berlin and Beirut. The exhibition will be on display until september 4th and is part of the Project Space Festival.

JVE A
Books and lectures


28.07.2015

Presentation of a selection of books by Koen Brams, Sezgin Boynik, Cathleen Schuster/Marcel Dickhage, Bruno Besana, Gal Kirnm, Annette le Fort, Steven Corcoran, k.r.u.ž.o.k, and lecture by Jack Henri Fisher. By alumni and former director of the JVE Academie.

For Excellence
in Poetry


25.07.2015

Readings by Mirene Arsanios, Alex Cuff, and Sam Wilder. Artwork by Setareh Shahbazi. Whether with words or images, the authors’ work engages translation as a means of introducing foreignness within the self, rather than translating otherness to others.

Deimantas Narkevičius
Da Capo


20.07.2015 – 06.08.2015

Book Launch of Deimantas Narkevičius. Da Capo: Fifteen Films, a comprehensive overview of the filmmaker’s work. Conversation between the artist and Boris Buden. A selection of the films featured within the book were on view at Archive Kabinett.

Trail by Natascha
Sadr Haghighian


04.07.2015

Resources installation and book presentation of Trail by Natascha Sadr Haghighian. A conversation will take place between the author, Ashkan Sepahvand, and Pola Sieverding. Trail is a project developed by Sadr Haghighian for the dOCUMENTA(13).

Drawing Room
Confessions


18.06.2015

Presentation of three new issues on Bruce McLean, Alexandre da Cunha, and Richard Wentworth. They are part of the series Drawing Room Confessions, in which for each book an artist is invited to play a game of conversation with interlocutors from different fields.

Regarding
Spectatorship


13.06.2015

Website and project launch Regarding Spectatorship curated by Boaz Levin and Marianna Liosi. Vera Tollman reads from Watching “Powers of Ten” in 2014 – Retro-futurism or a Blueprint for Same Old Power Structures? and Charles and Ray Eames’s Powers of Ten is screened.

Young Girl
Reading Group


07.06.2015

The YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP is not a gendered concept. There will be readings from the book Flesh and Stone by Richard Sennet. An event organised around feminist inspired theory and fiction, and an interest in technology-driven emancipation.

Summer Winter East
West by Martin Beck


05.06.2015

A presentation by Martin Beck. In conjunction with the release of the publication Summer Winter East West by Martin Beck followed by a conversation between Christina von Rotenhan and the artist. Edited by Sabine Rusterholz Petko and Christina von Rotenhan.

Visionary Archive
Festival


21.05.2015 – 31.05.2015

Festival presenting projects from five localities at Arsenal Cinema, Archive Kabinett and Scriptings. Visionary Archive is a collaborative translocal experiment: phases and facets of African cinema are researched in Cairo, Khartoum, Johannesburg, Bissau and Berlin.

FRANK
Conversations


18.05.2015

Project launch of Conversations by the queer-feminist platform FRANK. A series of online distributed dialogues and interviews with artists and theorists who address the politics of art, gender and sexuality. With a conversation between Ester Fleckner and Renate Lorenz.

Two Voices / Rhythms,
Voices and Ties


19.03.2014

A collaborative reading by Alex Martinis Roe and Federica Bueti. Two voices is part of the ongoing performative reading series called Rhythm, Voices and Ties. The series brings together visual artists, poets and literary writers and was curated by Federica Bueti.

Der Standpunkt
der Aufnahme


13.03.2014

Presentation of the book Der Standpunkt der Aufnahme – Point of View: Perspectives of political film and video work. And discussions between the editor Tobias Hering, Achim Lengerer and Chiara Figone. The reader emerged from an ongoing program series at the Arsenal cinema.

Mahony with Broken Dimanche Press


11.03.2014

Presentation of two publications by Mahony and talks by Post Brothers, who contributed to Mahony’s Seeing Sight, and John Holten, who contributed to how a mosquito operates. Accompanied by two short screenings of some of Mahony’s work related to these books.

A story from
Circolo della Rosa


22.02.2014 – 22.03.2014

Exhibition introducing Alex Martinis Roe’s new film, which continues her work on feminist genealogies. A presentation of the artist’s personal archive and publications by the Libreria delle Donne di Milano. Organized in collaboration with Fiona Guess.

Constellations of One
and Many


24.01.2014 – 22.03.2014

Exhibition of the work Constellations of One and Many by Falke Pisano. A collaboration between Falke Pisano and Archive Books (Paolo Caffoni). Curated by Emanuele Guidi. The exhibition will be on display from January until March at Archive Kabinett.

Berlin: A Morphology
of Walls


19.01.2014

Presentation of a new book by Anna Kostreva. Through over sixty hand drawn images the book tells the story of the development, or the morphology, of Berlin and emphasizes the impact of Berlin’s historical walls on the current day city. Published by Archive Books.

PERSONA / Return
to Inquiry


10.01.2014

Joint launch of two publications. The magazine PERSONA was edited by Melissa Gordon and Marina Vishmidt. Return to Inquiry is an artist book by Karolin Meunier. The event includes a reading by Karolin Meunier and an introduction with Melissa Gordon.

Editing
the Collective


14.12.2013

The sixth evening in the series of “Formate des Wir” by the nGbK with a discussion with Dan Kidner. Screenings of short examples from the film collectives London Women’s Film Group, Berwick Street Film Collective and Cinema Action will accompany the discussion.

Sholem Krishtalka
‘Arcana’


31.10.2013 – 30.11.2013

Exhibition of Arcana comprising of prints of Sholem Krishtalka’s complete Tarot Deck. The deck itself is an idiosyncratic reflection and processing of the Tarot iconography. Coinciding with the exhibition Archive Kabinett hosts two video screenings based on the occult.

Survival Kits
Publication


25.09.2013

Presentation of Deborah Ligorio’s book at Archive Kabinett. After an introduction by the author there will be readings by Armen Avanessian, Federica Bueti, Paul Feigelfeld, Stefan Heidenreich, Vincenzo Latronico, and Ana Teixeira Pinto. Published by Sternberg Press.

Outside and Inside
the Power Museum


20.09.2013

Launch of the …ment journal and collaborative reading between Michael Baers and Jeremiah Day on the history of Los Angeles and the city’s relationship to public space. Part of the series Rhythms, Voices and Ties organized by Federica Bueti in collaboration with Archive Kabinett.

Joshua Simon
Neomaterialism


10.09.2013

The Berlin launch of Joshua Simon’s new book. A discussion will take place between curator Julia Moritz, artist Caleb Waldorf and writer and editor Federica Bueti and the author. An open conversation follows afterwards. Published by Sternberg Press.

Warren Neidich
Berlin Works


08.09.2013

Book presentation of Berlin Works: The Noologist’s Handbook and Other Art Experiments. Followed by a discussion between the author, art and art researcher Warren Neidich and professor of modern and contemporary art history John Welchman.

Joseph
Redwood-Martinez


04.08.2013 – 30.08.2013

The Exhibition of a Necessary Incompleteness is a photo-, text-, and video-based investigation into varied articulations of incompleteness and vertical phasing in the built landscape internationally. There will be a short film program and an ongoing exhibition.

Inventory at
Dissident Desire


08.2013

The project Dissident Desire takes its departure point from the exploration of the performative and bio-political status of the contemporary body. Accompanied by a lecture by Nicola Guy and Chiara Figone. The project is organised by Susanne Husse and Lorenzo Sandoval.

The Lip
Anthology


25.07.2013

Lip Anthology introduced by editor Vivian Ziherl discussing the periodization of feminist art histories and (neo)liberal present takes on the politics of recognition. The presentation will be accompanied by a ‘Feminist Tablecloth’ produced by Matthew Lutz-Kinoy.

Tyler Coburn
I’m that angel


16.06.2013 – 21.06.2013

Presentation of Tyler Coburn’s book and video footage hosted by Archive Kabinett. There will be a short introduction to the project followed by an informal discussion with the author. The event coincides with a performance at e-shelter, Berlin’s largest data centre.

Hello Comrade
Artists!


28.05.2013

Reading and discussion group with Kerstin Stakemeier, the fourth part of the series Hello Comrade Artists. The project further includes lectures, performances and screenings and is organised by Archive, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Romana Schmalisch and Robert Schlicht.

Manifesto
work-out


05.2013

Curatorial Collaboration Initiative: Manifesto work-out. Curated by Florian Feigl and Joel Verwimp with the participation of the MPA-B initiators. The event will coincide with the Month of Performance Art which takes place in Berlin during the month of May.

Theses on Militant
Romanticism


28.04.2013

A reading by Patricia Reed. More than this that is not yet: Theses on Militant Romanticism (or conversely so) is part of the ongoing project Rhythm, Voices and Ties curated by Federica Bueti. Accompanied by a booklet, which opens up to reveal a poster of the titles for all 10 theses.

Psychopathologies of
Cognitive Capitalism


30.03.2013

Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism. A conference conceived by Warren Neidich at the ICI and lecture and book presentation at Archive Kabinett. The book is the second of a series of books that attempts to broaden the definition of cognitive capitalism.

Following the world could lead to…


16.03.2013

Following the world could lead, To bigger tits. A Reading by Olivia Dunbar. The event is part of the ongoing performative reading series Rhythm, Voices and Ties. The series brings together visual artists, poets and literary writers and is curated by Federica Bueti.

Hello Comrade
Artists!


25.01.2013

Screening of Der subjektive Faktor by Helke Sander and Scuola senza fine by Adriana Monti followed by a discussion with Karolin Meunier and Susanne M. Winterling. Organised by Archive, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Romana Schmalisch and Robert Schlicht.

Inventory
#3


12.01.2013 – 17.02.2013

Part of How To Tell A Story in DEPO, Istanbul. Curated by Emanuele Guidi and Cathy Larqué. Collaboration with Can Altay, Aleksandra Domanovic, Dan Perjovschi, John Menick, Vladimir Nikolic, Marinella Senatore, John Smith, Imogen Stidworthy, Adam Vackar.

Reisestipendiumsvideo
Travel Stipend Video


14.12.2012 – 21.12.2012

Presentation of Artistic Supplement by Peter Müller and Others. Parts of the supplement will be presented and discussed further by Peter Müller and Marina Vishmidt, with a comment by David Bennewith. The video will be on display at Archive Kabinett until December 21st.

AKV BERLIN
BOOK PRESENTATION


13.12.2012

AKV Berlin presents two books by the 2012 Arthur Boskamp Prizewinners at Archive Kabinett. Anna Herms will present her book Kindheit ist eine Erfindhung, published by AKV Berlin, and Fabian Reimann Another Earth Catalog, published by Spector Books.

Hello Comrade
Artists!


12.2012

Meetings and reading group. Second part of the discussion group series organised by Archive, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Romana Schmalisch and Robert Schlicht. The series further includes lectures, performances and screenings.

19 Hours at the
Kiosk.


09.2012

A project by Studio Miessen in frame of the exhibition Between Walls And Windows. Architecture and Ideology curated by Valerie Smith. Located at the roof kiosk of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Book selection by Archive Kabinett.

Hello Comrade
Artists!


24.06.2012

Labour Journal. Reading by Marina Vishmidt and Susanne M. Winterling. Marina Vishmidt is co-editor of LABOUR, the first issue of a publication project on the work of women and the work of women artists initiated by Melissa Gordon.

Journal of Aesthetics
& Protest


22.06.2012

Presentation of the 8th issue of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest (Winter 2011) that deals with the subject of Grassroots Modernism. Accompanied by a discussion and reading together with Chris Lee, Ultra-red and Marc Herbst.

Studies in Sculpture
22 fragments


17.06.2012

Launch of the book Studies in Sculpture — 22 fragments by the artist Assaf Gruber. It was published on the occasion of the Gruber’s exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien. At Archive Kabinett a video-installation will be on display.

Inventory
#1


18.09.2011 – 18.12.2011

Inventory #1 exhibited at the Thessaloniki Biennale in Greece. Curated by Paolo Colombo, Mahita El Backa Urieta and Marina Fokidis. The material is part of the research project by Archive Kabinett through Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Inventory
library


09.2011— Ongoing

Continuing research project through Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In the form of an archive of publications and printed matter, an inventory of anomalies, heresies, anarchism and feminism, it approaches the recent past of these regions and their cultural heritage.

No Order
#1


23.06.2011

Display and presentation of the first journal with the editor Marco Scotini. No Order #1, Art in a Post-Fordist Society is an editorial research project that focuses on the relationships between contemporary art systems and capitalism’s production processes.