PLAN THE PERFECT ART DATE WITH OUR GALLERY GUIDE FOR TWO — THE CEE CEE X BUMBLE ART LOVERS MAP, NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND DIGITAL
Art is a pretty powerful thing: it can inspire, provoke and even set off sparks – particularly when you add a little romance to the mix. We think the best dates blend culture and chemistry, letting the conversation flow and the emotions heighten. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our friends at Bumble to create The Art Lovers Map – our latest Neighborhood Map that’s packed with gallery tips that will have you and your partner vibing via art. Besides ten gallery selections, the map features four walking tours – Schöneberg, Mitte, Kreuzkölln and Fischerinsel – offering both all-day adventures and around-the-corner art spots. Oh, and fret not: if you’re feeling peckish in between your doses of art or just need a moment to contemplate, we’ve selected some favorite eateries for a convenient pit stop on the way.
You can pick up the printed map at selected spots in Berlin or view it online. Inside you’ll find highlights that include the Schöneberg route, which starts with a scoop or two at Jones Ice Cream before taking you to “Die Blüten von Berlin” at ChertLüdde’s newly-opened space in former costume shop Deko Behrendt. The Mitte route, meanwhile, is all about non-traditional art, with Lauren Lee McCarthy’s NFT “I Heard Talking Is Dangerous” at Eigen + Art Lab. The digital discovery continues with a dive into the world of memes at Galerie Nagel Draxler, home to Christine Wang’s exhibition comprising hyper-realistic paintings of Covid-era social media posts. Next up, the Fischerinsel route features heavy hitters like Gerhard Richter, who appears in the “Château Province” group show at Spree-side gallery Die Möglichkeit einer Insel. It’s followed by a culinary stop with small plates and natural wine at Bar Freundschaft. Last but not least, the Kreuzkölln route takes you to K-T Z for some surrealism from Pieter Schoolworth and Neukölln’s Weserhalle for Andy Kassier’s playful and vibrant new show. This art-filled jaunt culminates with wine and a film at the intimate Wolf Kino. To check out the routes in full, pick up your copy of Cee Cee x Bumble The Art Lovers Map. Happy hand holding!
Text: Rosie Gilmour / Photos: Arundhati Shenoy