At the end of this week, from April 29 to May 1 to be exact, the acclaimed Gallery Weekend will take place in Berlin. As so often it overlaps with the annual May 1st festivities, but you could say that those two events have very different target groups. Either way, one thing is clear: Berlin will be packed this weekend, so you should plan ahead in order not to miss out on any favorites.
An impressive amount of 54 galleries will open their doors to the public starting Friday at 6 pm and will be open between 11 am and 19 pm throughout the weekend. Anne Philippi will be out and about for us to look at Christian Rosa at CFA (who also exhibit Anselm Reyle at their new dependance), Petra Cortright will be at Société and Gloria von Thurn und Taxis will be at an event at The Corner. Wolfgang Tilmanns will be showcased twice, within the official program at Galerie Buchholz as well as at his own art space “Between Bridges”. The Berlin Gallery for Modern Photography comes along with a twofold exhibition, as well: there will be Ingar Krauss at the Schröderstrasse and pictures by Jean-Daniel Lorieux will be shown in collaboration with Production Berlin (and while you’re at Potsdamer Strasse don’t miss Murkudis’ various installations – one of them includes jewelry by Céline). At Dittrich und Schlechtriem the French Julian Charrière gets a solo show (he melts rocks!), Shahryar Nashat and Adam Linder await at the Schinkel Pavillon and there will be performances by street musicians compiled by Hannah Weinberger. Of course, we will save up our absolute favorites for our detailed review, that is scheduled for next week.
Until then, enter the fray and here’s some more detailed information.