Must-See Art Guide: Berlin

This week's guide features Barbara Kruger, Gordon Matta-Clark, Hans Feurer, and more.

Markus Selg, installation. Courtesy of Galerie Guido W. Baudach.

Berlin’s art scene is in the midst of a kind of transition. No longer the grimy cool kid upstart, the city’s local art fair has grown up and its gallerists have banded together in new alliances, while artists are facing encroaching signs of gentrification. It remains to be seen where this new direction is headed, but one thing is for certain: there’s more art to see than ever.

Right now, you can catch a variety of world-class shows, starting with Barbara Kruger’s latest imposing installation at Sprüth Magers. In her new site-specific work, the artist continues her practice of succinctly addressing the failures of capitalism in the form of screaming headlines you won’t soon forget or be able to tune out. Then, make sure to go to Galerie Thomas Schulte for their show “The Notion of Mutable Space,” a re-examination of Gordon Matta-Clark and his work as an architect featuring a number of his design sketches, photographs, and unrealized projects. For some intriguing new painting, visit Galerie Michael Haas to see the work of Tanja Nittka, who creates richly atmospheric renderings of interiors that are at once sensual and suffocating.

Find our full list of picks below, and find out for yourself what Berlin’s art scene currently has to offer.

 

Exhibition:Markus Selg: The Cosmic Stage
When:
September 15–October 28, 2017
Where:
Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Potsdamer Straße 85, Berlin, Germany

Christopher Lehmpfuhl, Gletscher – Fragment (2013). Courtesy of Galerie Kornfeld Berlin.

Exhibition:Christopher Lehmpfuhl | Berlin in Mind
When:
September 9–November 4, 2017
Where:
Galerie Kornfeld Berlin, Fasanenstraße 26, Berlin, Germany

Sam Kewitt, Stranded Asset: Filler (2017). Courtesy of Galerie Buchholz.

Exhibition:Sam Lewitt: Filler
When:
August 30–October 21, 2017
Where:
Galerie Buchholz, Fasanenstraße 30, Berlin, Germany

Gordon Matta-Clark, Energy Tree (1972–1973). Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Schulte.

Exhibition:Gordon Matta-Clark: The Notion of Mutable Space
When: September 9–November 4, 2017
Where:
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Charlottenstraße 24, Berlin, Germany

Barbara Kruger. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers.

Exhibition:Barbara Kruger: Forever
When:
September 16–October 28, 2017
Where:
Sprüth Magers, Oranienburger Straße 18, Berlin, Germany

Reinhard Stangl, Paty Nut. Courtesy of Galerie Helle Coppi.

Exhibition:Hauptausstellung: Reinhard Stangl: Schöne Wirrnis
When:
August 31–October 14, 2017
Where:
Galerie Helle Coppi, Auguststraße 83, Berlin, Germany

Svitlana Galdetska, Kohl (2017). Courtesy of TVD ART Galerie.

Exhibition:Svitlana Galdetska: Sonnig, heiter bis wolkig
When:
September 14–October 31, 2017
Where:
TVD ART Galerie, Schlüterstraße 54 Eingang Niebuhrstraße, Berlin, Germany

Iwajla Klinke. Courtesy of Galerie aKonzept.

Exhibition:THEY Eine Ausstellung über queere Identität
When:
September 14–January 14, 2018
Where:
Galerie aKonzept, Schröderstr. 7, Berlin, Germany

“50 Years of Konrad Fischer Galerie 1967–2017” installation view. Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Exhibition:50 Years of Konrad Fischer Galerie 1967–2017
When:
October 15–November 24, 2017
Where:
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Lindenstraße 35, Berlin, Germany

Martin Disler, Silent Blues (1989–1991). Courtesy of Buchmann Galerie.

Exhibition:Martin Disler: Malerei
When:
September 15–November 4, 2017
Where:
Buchmann Galerie, Charlottenstraße 13, Berlin, Germany

Tanja Nitkka, Any where out of the world II (aus der Serie ,Les Chambres’) (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Michael Haas.

Exhibition:Tanja Nittka: Les Chambres
When:
October 20–November 4, 2017
Where:
Galerie Michael Haas, Niebuhrstraße 5, Berlin, Germany

Hans Feurer, CHESTERFIELD STOCKINGS, GARE D’AUSTERLITZ, PARIS (1975). Courtesy of Camera Work.

Exhibition:Hans Feurer
When:
July 15–October 14, 2017
Where:
Camera Work, Kantstraße 149, Berlin, Germany

Louisa Clement, installation view. Courtesy of Wentrup.

Exhibition:Louisa Clement: Des Tänzers Weg der Seele
When:
September 16–October 28, 2017
Where:
Wentrup, Tempelhofer Ufer 22, Berlin, Germany

Fiete Stolte, Vitreous Essay on Permanence #1 detail (2017). Courtesy of Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition.

Exhibition:Fiete Stolte, Vitreous Essay on Permanence
When:
September 9–November 25, 2017
Where:
Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Potsdamer Straße 97, Berlin, Germany

John Beech, Untitled (2017). Courtesy of Daniel Marzona.

Exhibition:John Beech: Silent Articles
When:
October 14, 2017–January 6, 2018
Where:
Daniel Marzona, Friedrichstraße 17, Berlin, Germany


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