Card Reading is an ongoing performance series by Patrycja German that takes place at art exhibition openings, in which the artist offers the visitors a card reading. When a viewer decides to take part, she lays out the cards and read his or her fortune. Each session costs €20, and at the end of the session the artist issues the viewer an official certificate, which constitutes as purchasing the artwork.
The Bet teaser week relates to an upcoming project on the subject of The Bet, which will be presented together with the Berliner Festspiele's Foreign Affairs festival. The Bet is a certain pattern of action that relates to belief, and is not causal but rather contingent. A game of chance and risk: even introducing probability calculation does not really change that decisions based on bets do not have any certainty. The week-long teaser during Relaunch invites visitors to take some risk, with a *black-jack* night and a board game evening. At the same time, the teaser also addresses our wish to protect ourselves from insecurity and prevent unknown situations: on the practical side with an insurance agent's lecture on the insurance mechanism, and from the mystical approach of trying to reading your future in a deck of cards.