Berlin’s Esther Schipper Gallery Will Move to a Massive New Space
The dealer is a European force in the making.
Esther Schipper gallery is moving into a larger new space in the heart of Berlin’s growing gallery district at Potsdamer Strasse.
The new location will be designed by New York’s Selldorf Architects in collaboration with Berlin-based s1 architecture.
Located in a former printing facility and warehouse for the local Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, the gallery’s new space will be located above fashion designer Andreas Murkudis’s concept store, and next to such colleagues as Blain|Southern and Galerie Judin.
In spring 2015, Schipper announced the acquisition of a controlling stake of the Johnen gallery and until recently, the two galleries were trading as two distinct but related entities.
With a large new space and an expanded roster, Schipper is on the verge of becoming a major force in the European art market.
The dealer will inaugurate the space on the occasion of Berlin’s extremely popular Gallery Weekend, on April 28, with two solo exhibitions: one titled “Take Over” by Anri Sala, will include sound and video installations and a large-scale drawing project; the second, by Angela Bulloch, is titled “Heavy Metal Body.”
Although Esther Schipper will temporarily be without an exhibition space, the gallery will continue to work from its offices in Potsdamer Strasse, and will be present at major art fairs such as Art Basel Hong Kong later this month, and Frieze New York in May.
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