Another beautiful, fresh initiative this week trying to navigate a brave new world of semi-isolation.
Berlin galleries have joined forces to create BerlinViews, a website format presenting over 25 galleries and gallery models. Initiated by Office Impart and Tanja Wagner gallery the project, which yes, is a website aims to promote visibility for Berlin artists and promote a sense of togetherness. Maybe move some art. You know. They promise a simple, easy to navigate website and they deliver, for the most part. The works turn bright blue the second your mouse goes over them which after a while drives you insane and it makes it hard to view the art and in a simple scroll down, alphabetized menu the Zilbermann of this world will always be disadvantaged. But! There are only 25 something galleries and it doesn't take long to go through them all. Here, our favourite ones. We chose what we like, but also with the young collector in mind. For the most part, we will not include pieces priced over 5,000$. Enjoy exploring!
El Tigre mixed media installation , 2019 250 × 300 cm Price: 4.800 Euro (excl. VAT)
Presented by AXS Art ( an art initiative we admittedly have not heard before- please subscribe on our map here) Lisette Van Hoogenhuyze presents this mixed media installation. This work is derived from several scenes on and around the beach, which has developed into her colourful ‘beach blanket imagery’. Will you make it to the beach this year? Maybe, maybe not. But you can buy one of the individual prints for not much.
Oak and towel, 2018- Printing ink on cotton- 35 × 35 cm- Price: 476 Euro (excl. VAT)
Presented by 68projects ( also not on our map!) Hiba Al-Ansari work blurs lines between visual arts and performance, experimenting with material expression of reckoning with trauma and violence. We love this work because, while it was done in 2015, it could have been done in quarantine, with materials found at home.
Presented by åplus, Roman Gysin work materials range from found to obtained, from hand-made to manufactured, from natural to synthetic. The question: "What is home?” – returns as a refrain in many installations of Roman Gysin. We love this work because it trancends the wood into this creamy almost butterlike structure. And it is called Hanging Out With Strangers. Which is what we all do everyday. Online.
Ferdinand Dölberg Versuch zu Zweit, 2019 Oil and chalk on canvas 190 × 130 cm Price: 3.600 Euro (excl. VAT)
Presented by Galerie Anton Janizewski this work is a (for a lack of better word) Snäppchen. Ferdinand Dölberg was an artist-in-residence at Operndorf Afrika, won a Studienstiftung scholarship, and an award from the Knispel Foundation.
Anna K.E. Burn To Be Driven, 2020- Plexiglas panels, varnish, hooks - 300 × 600 cm Price: on request
Presented by Barbara Thumm Anna K. E.’s work, representational meet abstract elements that often stand at the threshold of the figurative. She works multi-faceted, incorporating performative elements in her site-specific installations or their afterthoughts and remnants. Her interest lies in the analysis and overcoming of existing and self-made cultural, social and artistic structures. A "upon request" price tag does not bead well for your wallet, but consider the space solutions!
Presented by Soy Capitain, Weaver’s work reflects the mood of a young generation. Her motifs include family, lifestyle, and recreation, but extend to an emotional dimension of self-consciousness, imposter syndrome, disillusionment, and passive aggression. Her ambition is to fuse art historical and pop cultural references into a visual language that is emphatically feminine, engaging in aesthetics of cuteness. While we dont know what the aesthetics of cuteness are, and the pricetag is way upon our set limits, we love this work for its freshness. And there is always this too.
Grace Weaver The Lobby, 2019 Charcoal on paper, framed 61 × 45,5 cm Price: 2.200 EUR (excl. VAT) photo Nick Ash
Is Erica Baum, presented by Klemms also playing with the aesthetics of cuteness? The gallery writes she could be best described as a “poet-photographer”. She is known for her photographic practice based on found sources of text and images. With her reflected, non-chalant use of strategies, Baum has been investigating the nature, traditions, and magic-spots of the photographic – steadily ”re-materializing" it’s visual, haptic and contextual qualities.
Jonas Lund, Proposal 23, 2019- UV print on laser cut plexiglass-100 × 80 × 6 cm- Price: 8.584 Euro (excl. VAT)
Ok this piece is over our budget too, but it IS afterall a PANDemic! And if you dont click on it you will miss this video presentation which is how every gallerist should be presenting their works from now on. Long story short, by buying a piece of Konas Lund ( or a token online) you become a shareholder. This particular piece will get you JL 1073 tokens for example.
That is all for now! Hope they will change the artists up next week, and maybe include some works ( and pricing) made more in and for the moment.