After two downsized versions due to the pandemic, Gallery Weekend (29.04–01.05.2022) is once again transforming Berlin into a meeting place for the international art scene. Time to jump on your bike and join collectors, curators and artists for a journey full of openings and museum-quality exhibitions. A total of 52 Berlin galleries are part of the official program, whose highlights include the visual worlds of artist and poet Ser Serpas (born in 1995) at the Galerie Barbara Weiss in Kreuzberg. Or there’s Conny Maier’s paintings at Société in Charlottenburg, or painter El Hadji Sy from Dakar at Barbara Thumm in Kreuzberg. Next door, Carlier | Gebaueris presenting a group exhibition with works by Nida Sinnokrot, whose art deals with colonial heritage. The two galleries are neighbors and will co-host a Block Party tomorrow (29.04) with a barbecue and music.
Over in Charlottenburg, Kicken has joined up with the Haubrok Collection at Lichtenberg’s Fahrbereitschaft to present works by 1970s artist Klaus Rinke. Ebensperger in Wedding is well worth a visit: there you’ll find drawings from the multi-talented Lea Draeger. If you want to put together your own tour of the city, have a look through the festival’s journal. And don’t forget: even places that aren’t part of the official program are taking advantage of the weekend’s momentum. The online art association Super Super Markt is hosting a temporary exhibition at Purgal Delicatessen in Mitte, curated by artist Rebecca Ackroyd.
Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Dusty Kessler & Stefan Korte / Credit: Mehdi Chouakri Gallery, Peter Roehr, Untitled (OB-122), 1966; Soy Capitán Gallery, Rachel Youn, Gather (detail), 2020, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Galerie Neu, Joseph Winston McCarthy, Ruler.
29.04.2022 18–21h, 30.04 & 01.05.2022 11–19h