11. September — 30. October 2021

Anael Berkovitz HEIMWEH

Anael Berkovitz

Scharaun invites to the

Last day of the exhibition Anael Berkovitz HEIMWEH

On Saturday, 30. October 2021 from 3 - 7pm

At 4 pm in the Parc outside Scharaun
Phase transitions number 2 Dance Performance

Duration of the performance: 30 minutes

Anael Berkovitz's exhibition HEIMWEH is a homecoming in two senses: as the great-granddaughter of Fritz and Charlotte Schminke, who in 1929 commissioned Hans Scharoun to build a representative family residence right next to their own noodle factory in Löbau, Saxony (which, as Haus Schminke, is now one of the icons of architectural modernism). The exhibition is the first stage in a series of collaborative sets between Projektraum Scharaun and Berkovitz, which now finally opens its doors - after a year of Corona-induced delay - on Open Monument Day 2021.

Starting from her current apartment in the White Settlement in Tel Aviv (Mapu 27, video), Anael Berkovitz links idiosyncratic observations such as the nesting of a crow on the sun roof of her balcony with a local peculiarity of her longtime apartment in Brooklyn, the so-called 80% regulation, which states that this particular percentage of the apartment must be carpeted for noise protection reasons (Not a 100%, video installation). In her new video work (Lorimer & Metropolitan Ave (ft. Kirschallee)), spatially and temporally separated places of her family history merge, as Berkovitz scans the music of cars driving past her Brooklyn apartment with the music recognition software Shazam and underlays this music as a playlist with footage of a visit to said Haus Schminke in Löbau. The house is animated by the beat of the music and the light fixtures begin to flicker briefly as if by magic.

Identity, memory, place and context play an important role in Berkovitz's work. At Scharaun the biographical culminates in the video (A Mid-summer Afternoon's Dream), which in a unique way underlies individual mythology in collective as well as cultural memory with the artist's own family architecture. Anael Berkovitz stages her mother, who emigrated from Germany to Israel in the 1970s, in a hospital room performing a humor-filled book of poems in the style of Shakespeare. The author of the photo booklet, which is still in her family's possession, is none other than Hans Scharoun, in collaboration with his wife Aenne and the photographer Alice Kerling. The place of origin of this work from 1933 of the Siemensstadt trio is possibly the former apartment of the Scharouns located below Scharaun, but that is another story.

Lorimer & Metropolitan Ave.

1. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
2. To Life - Ansolo (ft. Too Many Zooz)
3. Karolina - Awilo Longomba
4. This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris (ft. Rihanna)
5. Dope House - Chinx (ft. Jadakiss)
6. I’m The Man, That Will Find You - Connan Mockasin
7. Nowo Nowo - DJ Spinall (ft. Wizkid)
8. El Taxi - Osmani Garcia (ft. Pitbull, Sensato, Dayami La Musa)
9. Big Girls Don’t Cry - (Personal) Fergie
10. Love Lies - Khalid & Normani
11. Why - Mampi & Bobi Wine
12. One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey (ft. Boyz II Men)
13. Friends - Marshmello & Anne-Marie
14. Let You Down - NF
15. Only - Nicki Minaj (ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown)
16. Delicate - Taylor Swift

Listen to the whole Playlist! On YOUTUBE or APPLE MUSIC

Exhibition Opening:
Saturday, 11. September 2021 from 6 - 10pm

Artist Talk with Anael Berkovitz (in English)
On Sunday, 3. October at 6pm

Exhibition from 11. September - 30. October 2021
Opening hours: by appointment

Jungfernheideweg 4
13629 Berlin-Siemensstadt
U-Bhf Siemensdamm

With friendly support by:
Senat for Culture and Europe Berlin

View Loggia Anael Berkovitz HEIMWEH, Photo: Natalia Carstens