The last weekend of April is one of the most awaited for the art lovers: it’s time for the Gallery Weekend!
From April 25th through the 28th, institutions, galleries, artists, collectors and other project spaces collaborate to create one of the most exciting art events of the year in Berlin. There is just so much going on that you need a Doppelgänger to attend all the openings, perfomances and exhibitions!
To make you take the most of out it, we selected 5 art-shows that we believe you should not miss on this year edition! Check them out!
Andreas Mühe is known for his examination of the German past and identity. His photographs, produced entirely with analogue technology, are often marked by ambivalence; an almost gloomy overtone, which points to the no longer visible but still perceptible consequences of German historiography. In two large-scale photographic family portraits Mühe brings together living and no longer living members of his family. Working from photographs, he used a complex and laborious production process to have deceased family members replicated as strikingly lifelike sculptures.
Julian Charrière is a Swiss-French artist based in Berlin whose work bridges the realms of environmental science and cultural history. Through performance, sculpture, photography and video, his projects often stem from fieldwork in remote locations with acute geophysical identities – such as volcanoes, ice-fields and radioactive sites.
Silent World is a meditation on the undersea realm as an oneiric atmosphere: a space that is central to our imagination precisely because of its unfamiliarity and indistinct aspects. Marshalling photography and video, the exhibition stages encounters between human outlines and their visible dissolution. Proposing a deep dive into real things, his exhibition reminds us that this sea is the furthest thing from a metaphysical ideal.
American artist Signe Pierce describes herself as a reality artist. “What is real?” is the central question that hovers throughout Pierce’s installations, photographs, performances and writings.
Throughout her work, Pierce has utilized her own life and body as a surface to be projected onto, both figuratively and literally. The artist presents a provocative, hyperreal version of herself, confronting expectations surrounding femininity, sexuality, and perception.
With “Reflexxxions”, Signe Pierce debuts a new installation and body of work which fuses light, digital projections, and self portraiture with reflective surfaces and blank canvases. Sound, image, light and text will be condensed into an immersive landscape, making the visitors become part of her reality.
THE show of the Gallery Weekend offers a platform to 37 young and uprising artists during these important days: The group exhibition is the center of the event, accompanied by a diverse program consisting of concerts, performances, readings, guided tours and more. Their set aim to strengthen existing networks by expanding and connecting, with the idea of autonomization through collaboration to offer the present future of culture and art the opportunity it deserves.
Parallel to the Gallery Weekend, 48 international galleries will present outstanding artistic positions on drawing and the medium of paper in the impressive atrium of Deutsche Telekom Hauptstadtrepraesentanz, near the centrally located Gendarmenmarkt.
The galleries and their artists are given a presentation opportunity, which is dedicated to the medium of paper with all its specific features, its fragility and its enormous versatility. The spatial design offers an open overview as well as the possibility to directly approach individual artistic works and to perceive them in a mutual dialogue.
Also, in cooperation with the newly founded Association of Berlin Fashion Designers (VBM), 16 selected young fashion designers will be presented under the name of FASHION positions in a pop-up store in the atrium of the Telekom Hauptstadtrepräsentanz from 26 to 28 April 2019.
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