Here’s What You Won’t Want to Miss at Gallery Weekend Berlin, From Studio Visits to Hito Steyerl’s New Show

The annual event will see dozens of galleries all over the city participating—emphasizing the city's vibrant art scene.

Michael Rakowitz, film still from I'm good at love, I'm good at hate, it's in between I freeze (2017/2023). Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin.

This weekend, Gallery Weekend Berlin returns with an extensive program that spans over 50 locations within the city. Taking place from April 28 through April 30, 2023, the annual spring event will include 55 participating galleries highlighting the work of approximately 80 artists from around the world. “Each spring during Gallery Weekend Berlin-based galleries and shows welcome many guests of the German capital and present up-and-coming artists as well as established artists side by side. In doing so, they make visible the important work of galleries who support artists in building their careers, promote them along the way, and curate exhibitions in close collaboration with them,” said Director Maike Cruse.

Aziz Hazara, Coming Home (2021-ongoing). Photo: Sher Abbas Aliyar. Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter, 2023, Klokata.

Aziz Hazara, Coming Home (2021-ongoing). Photo: Sher Abbas Aliyar. Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter, 2023, Klokata.

Hosted at venues across the city, visitors can easily navigate between sites and galleries via the digital map offered on Gallery Weekend Berlin’s website. The multi-site event also allows for taking in all that the city has to offer in between, creating a dynamic and adaptable art-centric experience. Additionally, the website hosts thought-provoking digital programming, including artist interviews, exhibition tours, and gallery spotlights—with features available year-round, so visitors to Germany’s capital can learn about and get information on current exhibitions during Gallery Weekend Berlin and beyond.

For the forthcoming edition of the event, in collaboration with main partner BMW, the video series “Studio Visits with…” will offer an inside look at Berlin-based artists and their working studios. Featured artists include Aziz Hazara, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Sophie Reinhold, Josefine Reisch, and Farkhondeh Shahroudi, and discuss their everyday life and insight into their artistic practice.

Cy Twombly, Light Flowers (I) Gaeta (2008). © Cy Twombly Foundation. Courtesy of Galerie Bastian.

Cy Twombly, Light Flowers (I) Gaeta (2008). © Cy Twombly Foundation. Courtesy of Galerie Bastian.

A number of new gallery participants are slated to join Gallery Weekend Berlin for the first time, including Galerie Bastian with a presentation of work by Cy Twombly, Levy Galerie showing Max Neumann, and Georg Nothelfer showcasing K.R.H. Sonderbog.

Hito Steyerl, Animal Spirits (detail) (2022). Courtesy of the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, and Esther Schipper, Berlin/Paris/Seoul. © The artist / VG Bild-kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo © Kunsthaus Graz/N. Lackner.

Hito Steyerl, Animal Spirits (detail) (2022). Courtesy of the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, and Esther Schipper, Berlin/Paris/Seoul. © The artist / VG Bild-kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo © Kunsthaus Graz/N. Lackner.

Other gallery highlights of the 2023 Gallery Weekend Berlin include a showing of work by Hito Steyerl at Esther Schipper; Sprüth Magers exhibiting Cao Fei; and work by Jorge Pardo at Neugerriemschneider, just to name a few. In addition to well-established artists, young and emerging artists such as Samuel Hindolo at Galerie Buchholz; Kaloki Nyamai at Galerie Barbara Thumm; and Leyla Yenirce at Schiefe Zähne. The broad spectrum of art and artists that collectors and art enthusiasts can explore and discover during Gallery Weekend Berlin makes it a not-to-be-missed annual event.

Leyla Yenirce, GRL8and (2021). Photo: Gunter Lepkowki. Courtesy of the artist and Capitain Petzel, Berlin.

Leyla Yenirce, GRL8and (2021). Photo: Gunter Lepkowki. Courtesy of the artist and Capitain Petzel, Berlin.

Learn more about Gallery Weekend Berlin here.


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