9 Exhibitions You Won’t Want to Miss In Berlin This Spring

Now in its 15th year, the annual weekend returns with many of the city's tried-and-true galleries opening their doors.

Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Haus (1987). Courtesy Sprüth Magers
Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Haus(1987). Courtesy of Sprüth Magers.

In 2003, Berlin’s then-mayor declared the financially struggling city “poor but sexy” in an attempt to attract young creatives with its attractively low rents. The following year the German capital inaugurated its first Berlin Gallery Weekend, a three-day event when the city’s galleries opened their doors to showcase both emerging and established artists.

In the years since, Berlin’s cultural landscape has grown exponentially to become home to an international set of artists and a world-class gallery scene. Now in its 15th year, Berlin Gallery Weekend returns with 45 participants, including both newcomers and many of the city’s longest-standing participants. We’ve picked nine of our favorites from both on and off the official roster that are not to miss.

Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Redfiguration (1968). Courtesy Aurel Scheibler.

Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Redfiguration (1968). Courtesy of Aurel Scheibler.

Exhibition:Ernst Wilhelm Nay: Late Paintings

When: April 27June 29, 2019

Where: Aurel Scheibler, Schöneberger Ufer 71, Berlin 

Matthias Weischer, Untitled (2019). Courtesy König Galerie.

Matthias Weischer, Untitled (2019). Courtesy of König Galerie.

Exhibition:Matthias Weischer

When: April 27–May 26, 2019

Where: König Galerie at St. Agnes, Alexandrinenstraße 118–121, Berlin

Michael Krebber, Wirklichkeit erschlägt Kunst (2019).

Michael Krebber, Wirklichkeit erschlägt Kunst (2019).

Exhibition:Wirklichkeit Erschlägt Kunst

When: April 26June 15, 2019

Where: Galerie Buchholz, Fasanenstraße 30, Berlin

Hertha Günthers, Zwischen den Stühlen (1979). Courtesy Galerie Helle Coppi.

Hertha Günthers, Zwischen den Stühlen (1979). Courtesy of Galerie Helle Coppi.

Exhibition:Hertha Günthers: Frauen

When: Through May 17, 2019

Where: Galerie Helle Coppi, Auguststraße 83, Berlin

 

Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Haus (1987). Courtesy Sprüth Magers.

Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Haus (1987). Courtesy of Sprüth Magers.

Exhibition:Haus

When: April 27–July 27, 2019

Where: Sprüth Magers, Oranienburger Straße 18, Berlin

Adam Pendleton, Who We Are (2019). Courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler.

Adam Pendleton, Who We Are (2019). Courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler.

Exhibition:Adam Pendleton: Who We Are

When: April 25–June 29, 2019

Where: Galerie Max Hetzler, Goethestraße 2-3, Berlin and Bleibtreustraße 45, Berlin

Nigel Cooke, Spring Bathers (2019). Courtesy Buchmann Galerie.

Nigel Cooke, Spring Bathers (2019). Courtesy of Buchmann Galerie.

Exhibition:Nigel Cooke: Spring in Fialta

When: April 26July 29, 2019

Where: Buchmann Galerie, Charlottenstraße 13, Berlin

Guillaume Sebag, No more Hot Dog (2010). Courtesy Galerie aKonzept.

Guillaume Sebag, No more Hot Dog (2010). Courtesy of Galerie aKonzept.

Exhibition:Guillaume Sebag: Howling Exhibition

When: April 27–May 24, 2019  

Where: Galerie aKonzept, Schröderstraße 7, Berlin

Installation view of “Humboldt Ist Niemals Da Gewesen,” 2019. Courtesy of Circle Culture.

Installation view of “Humboldt Ist Niemals Da Gewesen,” 2019. Courtesy of Circle Culture.

Exhibition:Humboldt Ist Niemals Da Gewesen

When: Through May 4, 2019

Where: Circle Culture, Gipsstraße 11, Berlin

 

Berlin Gallery Weekend hours: Friday, April 26, 2019 6 p.m–9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, April 27–28, 2019


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