By Ear / Berlin

14 May 2022 – 28 May 2022

Regular hours

15:00 – 19:00
15:00 – 19:00
15:00 – 19:00

Free admission

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Axel Obiger

Berlin, Germany

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A cooperation between Tiger Strikes Asteroid (LA) and Axel Obiger (Berlin)


Artist reception: May 13, 6 - 10 pm
Exhibition Part 2 in Berlin: May 14, 2022 – May 28, 2022

Events accompanying the exhibition: 

Artist Talk and Singalong: May 18, 7pm
Instagram Live Streaming via @axelobiger account

Guided tour to the exhibition By Ear
Saturday, May 21, 2022, 6 – 7 pm, free of charge

Work by: Johanna Braun, Vanessa Chow, Vita Eruhimovitz, Jacob Feige, Laura Greengold, Kirstin Lamb, Michael Neimitz, Liz Nurenberg, Kari Reardon, Jackie Rines  & Chris Ulivo.

Concepts by: Alke Brinkmann, Thilo Droste, Juliane Duda, Nathalie Grenzhaeuser, Harriet Groß, Gabriele Künne, Matthias Moravek, Enrico Niemann, Maja Rohwetter.

In music, playing by ear is a term for performing a piece from memory and intuition rather than from a proper score. By Ear takes inspiration from this concept and uses it as a model for collaboration between visual artists from Berlin and Los Angeles/New York.

Delayed for almost two years, the exhibition at Axel Obiger Gallery will showcase works created by Los Angeles and New York based artists following concepts from Berlin based artists in the orbit of Axel Obiger.

Each artist in the exhibition has made a new artwork based solely on audio descriptions of an existing artwork created by artists from the other city. It is an exercise in interpretation and imagination and willfully limited communication in an age defined by fluid and constant contact. It is a way for artists to be generous with their ideas, diminish their ego and try to harmonize with a fellow artist from another culture.

This project has been generously supported by the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation. 

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Johanna Braun

Vanessa Chow

Vita Eruhimovitz

Jacob Feige

Laura Greengold

Kirstin Lamb

Michael Neimitz

Liz Nurenberg

Kari Reardon

Jackie Rines

Chris Ulivo


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