Must-See Art Guide: Berlin
Berlin Gallery Weekend is making its triumphant return with 49 galleries opening their doors this Friday to Sunday.
Berlin Gallery Weekend, the city’s beloved celebration of arts and culture, is making a triumphant return this weekend. After downsizing the event last spring, 49 galleries will open their doors this weekend to show works by emerging and established artists alike (most galleries are participating from Friday, April 30, to Sunday, May 2).
So, what’s on our itinerary? Our first stop might have to be at Galerie Thomas Schulte, which is presenting a show of works by Rebecca Horn. Thirty years ago, the gallery opened its very first show with an installation by Horn. In a nod to that history, two pivotal installations by the artist, Bee’s Planetary Map (1998) and Der Turm der Namenlosen (1994), will be presented alongside new work.
We’ll also be sure to head to Esther Schipper Gallery, wich is presenting “L’Invitation au voyage,” a dazzling group exhibition that explores the idea of traveling in one’s imagination, with works by Paula Rego, Leiko Ikemura, and Shahzia Sikander, among others.
Another must see is Sweetwater’s presentation of Tennessee-born artist Kayode Ojo’s at-first-glance glamorous sculptural installations made of knock-offs.
Restriction measures remain in place—some galleries are by appointment only with a negative same-day rapid test, so check before you go.
Below, we’ve put together a list of shows we don’t think will disappoint to get you started.
Exhibition: “Ernst Wilhelm Nay” and “Jakob Mattner: Second Planet”
When: April 30 – June 26, 2021
Where: Galerie Michael Haas, Niebuhrstraße 5, 10629, Berlin
Exhibition: “L’Invitation au Voyage”
When: April 28 – June 27, 2021
Where: Esther Schipper, Potsdamer Strasse 81E D-10785, Berlin
Exhibition: “Ann Edholm: The Green of the Distant Meadow“
When: April 30 – May 30, 2021
Where: Galerie Nordenhake, Lindenstrasse 34, Berlin
Exhibition: “Adrian Ghenie: We had Everything Before Us”
When: May 1 – July 10, 2021
Where: Galerie Judin, Potsdamer Straße 83, 10785, Berlin
Exhibition: “Raymond Hains”
When: April 30–June 30, 2021
Where: Galerie Max Hetzler, Bleibtreustraße 45 and in the Window Gallery at Goethestraße 2/3, Berlin
Exhibition: “Rebecca Horn: Bee’s Planetary Map”
When: April 28 – June 26, 2021
Where: Galerie Thomas Schulte, Charlottenstraße 24, Berlin
Exhibition: “Ashley Hans Scheirl: Currencies of De*Capital Delirium”
When: April 28 – June 18, 2021
Where: Galerie Crone, Fasanenstraße 29, 10719, Berlin
Exhibition: “Kayode Ojo: Call It What You Want”
When: April 30 – June 19, 2021
Where: Sweetwater, Leipziger Str. 56/58, 10117, Berlin
Exhibition: “Paolo Salvador: Resonancias Oníricas (Dream Resonances)”
When: April 30 – June 4, 2021
Where: Peres Projects, Karl-Marx-Allee 82, 10243, Berlin
Exhibition: “Tony Cragg: Sculptures”
When: March 20 – May 22, 2021
Where: Buchmann Galerie, Charlottenstraße 13, Berlin
Exhibition: “Susan Philipsz: Slow Fresh Fount”
When: May 1 – July 17, 2021
Where: Konrad Fischer Galerie, Neue Grünstraße 12, 10179, Berlin
Exhibition: “Christian Boltanski: Danach” and “Cabrita: I (Still) Love the Smell of Oil Color in the Morning”
When: April 28 – June 23, 2021
Where: Kewenig Galerie (Boltanski) Brüderstraße 10, 10178 Berlin and Kewenig Warehouse (Cabrita), Wilhelmshavener Str. 7, 10551 Berlin
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