Torstraße 111 is just around the corner from the Circus Hostel – by the bus stop in fact – and this Friday it is opening up as the newest art space in the neighbourhood, restored by the artists themselves.

The opening has been timed to coincide with the Gallery Weekend, and the two exhibition spaces will be the venue to showcase the work of five Berlin-based artists. Here are some details of what you can discover if you head around the corner on Friday evening:

Coming off his year-long street art project “The Cave Berlin” in which he hosted and collaborated with numerous international street artists, James Bullough shares this new work for the first time with the public mixing street art painting techniques with the accuracy of his photorealistic oil paintings to create a series of “Giant” portraits.

Michael Ebert‘s installation work deals with poetic reduction and minimization to expose the essential. He aims to show the fragility of past memories and goals and the conflicting results of perception of the individual and the other.

The large-scale works on paper by Ingo Fröhlich reveal a simplistic, methodical and repetitious mark making process. The grandeur of the rooms influence the site-specific installation of his drawings.

Rebecca Loyche’s work always plays with perception and her three-channel audio and video installation “The Art Fair” address the dynamics that transact at such a place through the use of profiling by three professionals.

Ulrike Seyboth‘s colorful and contrasting delicate paintings activate the inside of the partially preserved factory ruin space. Her work echoes the vitality and richness as well as decay and emptiness in such a place.

1.Tor 111- Vorhaus © 2012Opening event of the new contemporary art space Torstraße 111

Friday 27th April 2012, from 6pm to midnight.

The exhibition will then be running until the 10th June 2012, with opening times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 2pm – 7pm. It is also possible via appointment only by email: info@tor111.de