Germany’s Top 25 Fall Gallery Shows
Exhibitions from Berlin Art Week and beyond that you simply cannot miss.
And we’re back. With the German art scene’s two-month-long summer slumber behind us, it’s time to dive into the fall art season. The season kicked off last weekend in Cologne and Düsseldorf with the annual DC Open gallery walk, offering up a smattering of established talents like Richard Smith and Jonathan Meese—and some fresh faces too.
But the Germany’s main fall art event is still to come. (Just don’t tell the Rhinelanders.) Gallery openings surrounding Berlin Art Week start this weekend, with young guns like Chris Succo and more established exponents like Brazilian artist Marepe getting a jump-start on the bustle to come when the week officially starts on September 16th.
For the first time, Berlin Art Week features two official gallery nights organized by Art Berlin Contemporary (abc), the German capital’s alternative answer to an art fair. The nights’ crop of artists is ripe. From Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s debut at Galerie Neu (it’s said to include 40 live birds) to major shows of art world A-listers like Ai Weiwei, Julie Mehretu, and Thomas Scheibitz, the city’s dealers are presenting a hearty argument for Berlin’s artistic primacy on the Continent. See our 25 favorite shows this fall, below.
Thomas Zipp, “Effects of Stimulus-Range and Anchor Value on Psychophysical Judgement (The Laerdal Rehearsals)” at Galerie Guido W. Baudach, September 5–October 18
“Sed Tantum Dic Verbo (Just Say the Word)” curated by Glenn O’Brien at Blain|Southern, September 20–December 20
Julie Mehretu, “Half a Shadow” at Carlier Gebauer, September 20–November 1
Chris Succo at Duve Berlin, September 12–October 24
Marepe, “Noticías da Lagoa (News from the Lagoon)” at Max Hetzler Berlin, Goethestraße, September 13–October 25
Martin Kippenberger, “Window Shopping” at Capitain Petzel, September 17–October 25
Guan Xiao at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, September 17–October 31
Thomas Scheibitz, “Radiopictures” at Sprüth Magers, September 18–November 8
Marc Camille Chaimowicz, “Forty and Forty” at Galerie Neu, September 17–November 1
Ai Weiwei, “Framed” at neugerriemschneider, September 18–November 1
Mike Bouchet, “Business Lunch” at Peres Projects, September 17–November 1
Jean-Pascal Flavien, “days, between placing and displacing” at Esther Schipper, September 19–October 25
Grit Richter, “Das große Haus Selbst“ at Galerie Tanja Wagner, September 18–November 8
Timm Ulrichs, “8 ½ Meisterwerke“ at Wentrup, September 18–October 18
Richard Smith at Galerie Gisela Capitain, September 5–November 1
Robert Polidori, “Exteriors and Interiors” at Galerie Karsten Greve, September 5–November
Frances Stark,“Clever/Stupid“ at Galerie Daniel Buchholz, September 5–October 11
Enrico David at Michael Werner Kunsthandel, September 5–November 1
Yelena Popova, “A World to Gain” at Figge Von Rosen Galerie, September 5–October 25
Jonathan Meese, “COUNTDOWN „K.U.N.S.T.“ (DIE GEILSTINVASION)”at Sies + Höke, September 5–October 11
Nicolás Guagnini, Leigh Ledare, “Ana and Carl and Some Other Couples” at Galerie Max Mayer, September 5–October 25
Wolfgang Laib, “Frieze of Life” at Konrad Fischer Galerie, September 5–October 25
Karl Otto Götz at Die Galerie, September 11–November 8
“50 Years: Living with Art” at Galerie Thomas, September 12–November 15
Martin Wöhrl, “Cats” at Tanja Pol Galerie, September 12–October 31
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