Must-See Art Guide: Berlin

This week's guide features Huma Bhabha, Thomas Struth, Frank Thiel, and more.

Georg Karl Pfahler, Ohne Titel (1960). Courtesy of Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese.

Let’s check back in with Berlin. The city’s Gallery Weekend is kicking off tomorrow, with 46 local galleries participating with a range of special exhibitions and events. Unlike last year’s scheduling, the weekend doesn’t conflict with Art Cologne so you aren’t forced to choose one over the other—phew. Instead, take a gander at some of our top picks of the moment, and enjoy all that Berlin’s gallery scene has to offer.

First stop: Fresh off the lauded debut of her Met rooftop installation, Huma Bhabha is currently on view at Contemporary Fine Arts gallery—so no need to feel left out if you can’t make it to New York this summer. Then, Thomas Struth is always a hot ticket, with the German photographer presenting a new body of work at Galerie Max Hetzler. In his latest series, the artist collaborated with the Leibniz Institute of Zoological and Wildlife Reasearch, continuing his fascination with the aesthetics of laboratory environments. You should also head over to Blain|Southern to catch Frank Thiel’s “Quinceañeras,” his first exhibition with the gallery. Thiel photographed Cuban teenagers celebrating their fifteenth birthdays over a period of two years, using the celebration as metaphor for examining a culture and society in flux.

Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and have a busy and art-filled weekend with the rest of Berlin.

Huma Bhabha. Courtesy of Contemporary Fine Arts.

Exhibition:Huma Bhabha: Revengers
When:
 April 17–June 2, 2018
Where:
Contemporary Fine Arts, Grolmanstraße 32/33, Berlin, Germany

Exhibition:MENSCHEN, ORTE, OBJEKTE Malerei / Painting
When:
 April 5–May 31, 2018
Where:
TVD ART Galerie, Schlüterstraße 54 Eingang Niebuhrstraße, Berlin, Germany

Jiri Valoch, Death Book (1968). Courtesy of Galerie aKonzept.

Exhibition:3-Gänge Menü Ausstellung: eine Artikulation um das Alphabet
When:
 April 27–June 1, 2018
Where:
Galerie aKonzept, Schröderstr. 7, Berlin, Germany

Thomas Struth, Full-scale Mock-up 3, JSC, Houston (2017). Courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris.

Exhibition:Thomas Struth
When:
 April 27–June 2, 2018
Where:
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris, Bleibtreustraße 45, Berlin, Germany

Exhibition:Georg Karl Pfahler
When:
 April 27–June 2, 2018
Where:
Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Meierottostraße 1, Berlin, Germany

Michael Jastram, Weltenreiter 2/22 (2015). Courtesy of Sandau & Leo Galerie.

Exhibition:Michael Jastram
When:
 April 6–June 2, 2018
Where:
Sandau & Leo Galerie Temporäres Atelier, Tucholskystraße 38, Berlin, Germany

Klaus Schiffermüller, Bei den Bienen (2013). Courtesy of Galerie Helle Coppi.

Exhibition:Klaus Schiffermüller: Es ist ein Vergehen
When:
 April 21–June 9, 2018
Where:
Galerie Helle Coppi, Auguststraße 83, Berlin, Germany

Frank Thiel. Courtesy of Blain|Southern.

Exhibition:Frank Thiel: Quinceañeras
When:
 April 28–June 16, 2018
Where:
Blain|Southern, Potsdamer Straße 77-87, Berlin, Germany

Danny McDonald. Courtesy of Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi.

Exhibition:Danny McDonald: Search Parameters
When:
 April 27–June 23, 2018
Where:
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Schöneberger Ufer 61, Berlin, Germany

“Editioni Francesco Conz x Klosterfelde Edition.” Courtesy of Helga Maria Klosterfelde.

Exhibition:Editioni Francesco Conz x Klosterfelde Edition
When:
 April 28–July 22, 2018
Where:
Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Strasse 97, Berlin, Germany

Andro Wekua. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers.

Exhibition:Andro Wekua
When:
 April 28–September 8, 2018
Where:
Sprüth Magers, Oranienburger Straße 18, Berlin, Germany


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