Berlin Gallery Weekend 2017 Announces Participating Galleries and Artists

Eight galleries dropped out since last year.

Daniel Buren at Thomas Schulte Gallery at Berlin Gallery Weekend 2016. Photo courtesy Berlin Gallery Weekend.

Participating artists and galleries have been announced for the 2017 Berlin Gallery Weekend, which takes place this year from April 28 to 30.

The 13th edition of the event will see exhibitions by 47 Berlin galleries, most of which also presented exhibitions for the 2016 gallery weekend. While there is just one newcomer—ChertLüdde, showing the work of Kasia Fudakowski—eight galleries that participated last year have been dropped from the list, which in 2016 contained 54 names.

As has already been much talked about, this year’s gallery weekend clashes with Art Cologne, the biggest and oldest art fair in the country. Located as close to the Western border with the Netherlands and Belgium as Berlin is to the Eastern border with Poland, the clash represents a potential conflict for collectors forced to choose between the two.

In addition, upcoming is an extra-busy spring and summer art season in central Europe: Documenta in Athens and Kassel kicks off on April 8 and June 10; the Venice Biennale opens on May 10; and Skulptur Projekte Münster begins on June 10. The three events open within two months of each other for the first time in ten years, not to mention Art Basel, which takes place from June 15 to 18.

Berlin Gallery Weekend 2017

Visitors looking at works by Miriam Cahn at Meyer Riegger Gallery at Berlin Gallery Weekend 2016. Photo courtesy Berlin Gallery Weekend.

With such a full calendar, a few galleries indeed seem to have chosen Art Cologne over Gallery Weekend: Galerie Crone and Aurel Scheibler will both be a part of the fair’s Neumarkt Collaborations section, while Nagel Draxler has secured a booth in the Contemporary section.

Neither will Galerija Gregor Podnar be returning to Gallery Weekend this year, perhaps due to setting its sights on markets elsewhere: the gallery will go to Milan in late March for Miart, São Paulo for SP-Arte in early April, and Art Basel in mid-June.

Johnen Galerie is also missing from the list, but will still participate in Gallery Weekend, as it is currently in the final stages of its merger with Esther Schipper Gallery, with a new joint exhibition space set to open on Potsdamer Strasse in the Spring.

As for the other missing names, they speak of a larger shift in the city’s gallery landscape: Croy Nielsen moved to Vienna last year, Mathew gallery focuses exclusively on its New York location, and VW (Veneklasen/Werner) closed last July.

Here’s the full list of galleries and artists:

Arratia Beer | Fernanda Fragateiro
Galerie Guido W. Baudach | Jürgen Klauke
Blain I Southern | Jonas Burgert
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi | Symonds Pearmain A/W 2017
BQ | Matti Braun
Galerie Buchholz | Caleb Considine; Melvin Edwards
Buchmann Galerie | Tatsuo Miyajima; Lawrence Carroll
Capitain Petzel | Charline von Heyl
Carlier I Gebauer | Thomas Schütte
ChertLüdde | Kasia Fudakowski
Mehdi Chouakri | Charlotte Posenenske
Contemporary Fine Arts | Katja Strunz; Bjarne Melgaard
Delmes & Zander | Jesuis Crystiano
Galerie Eigen + Art | Olaf Nicolai; !Mediengruppe Bitnik
Konrad Fischer Galerie | Edith Dekyndt
Michael Fuchs Galerie | Roni Horn
Gerhardsen Gerner | Markus Oehlen
Galerie Michael Haas | Jordi Alcaraz; Gino Rubert; Antoni Tápies
Galerie Max Hetzler | Günther Förg; Toby Ziegler
Kewenig | Jannis Kounellis
Kicken Berlin | “Sibylle Bergemann in Dialogue“
Klemm´s | Viktoria Binschtok
Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition | Kay Rosen
König Galerie | Jose Dávila; Michaela Meise; Anselm Reyle
KOW | Candice Breitz
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler | Guan Xiao
Tanya Leighton | Van Hanos
Daniel Marzona | Bernd Lohaus
Meyer Riegger | Eva Kot’átková
Galerie Neu | Andreas Slominski
neugerriemschneider | Michel Majerus
Galerie Nordenhake | Spencer Finch
Peres Projects | Brent Wadden
Galeria Plan B | Iulia Nistor
PSM | Paolo Chiasera
Esther Schipper | Anri Sala; Angela Bulloch
Galerie Micky Schubert | Marieta Chirulescu
Galerie Thomas Schulte | Michael Müller
Société | Lu Yang
Sprüth Magers | Pamela Rosenkranz; Lucy Dodd
Supportico Lopez | Dara Friedman
Galerie Barbara Thumm | Teresa Burga
Galerie Barbara Weiss | Rebecca Morris
Wentrup | Olaf Metzel
Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner | Martin Barré
Barbara Wien | Ian Kiaer
Zak I Branicka | Robert Kusmirowski

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