What Did I (Not) Miss Gallery Weekend 2017

This year's events taking place during the Gallery Weekend are even more spread out and diverse than before. As the city is growing, so are the locations of the exhibitions. From Schöneweide to Charlottenburg and Neukölln, we made a 'klein aber fein' selection of exhibitions and events that we find worth a travel.

Installation View 'Social Geometrism' at Kunst am Spreeknie Festival © Kunst am Spreeknie

The Kunst am Spreeknie Festival is taking place at the Reinbeckhallen in Schöneweide, right in the heart of Europe’s longest industrial park (AEG-Stadt). This year's theme of the festival came as an extension of 'Social Geometry', a term which was introduced by the American sociologist Donald Black in an effort to measure social morphology. The exhibition "Social Geometrism" is part of a diverse program including open studios and exhibitions, and runs until May 7th.

Exhibition View 'Sibylle Bergemann' at Reinbeckhallen © Simone Artale

Also taking place at the Reinbeckhallen is the exhibition of Sibylle Bergemann. The exhibition is a cooperation of Loock Galerie, the Estate of Sibylle Bergemann and Kicken Berlin, showing an extensive selection from the oeuvre of the photographer Sibylle Bergemann (1941-2010) at three venues in the city. One of them is the Reinbeckhallen, a renovated former transformer plant. Glamourous yet industrial. Worth a travel outside the city center.

Exhibition View Jürgen Klauke 'Bewegtes Ich' at Galerie Guido W. Baudach © Bpigs Team

Jürgen Klauke's show at Galerie Guido W. Baudach is putting together a selection of key works from 1972 to 2017. His 'staged photographs' are attempts to highlight the problem of identity with extremely provocative images. The show is pulling off a a fusion of attraction and rejection of the images in which themes such as the crippling emptiness and boredom of an unfulfilled existence, the suggestive threats to mental and physical identity through the power of the media are alienated. 

Exhibition View Fernanda Fragateiro 'DEMO' at Arratia Beer © Bpigs Team

Moving further down on Potsdamerstrasse we enter Arratia Beer with the exhibition "Demo" by artist Fernanda Fragateiro on view. The show is a multilayered installation from found visual evidence. The artist re-contextualized and re-rendered past events in which she redefines our relationship to events, surveying the distance between art and human drama.

Sabine Fikenauer presented by Galerie Ulf Larsson at Paper Positions © Bpigs Team

Paper Positions is taking place for its second time at Bikini Berlin. The exhibitors of the art fair, 30 galleries from Germany, USA, Austria, Romania and the Netherlands are presenting solely paper works. A slightly different art fair with a thoughtful and strong selection of drawings, collages, paper cuttings, photography, art books and objects. Pictured above is the work by artist Sabine Fikenauer presented by Galerie Ulf Larsson from Cologne. The exhibition is still on view until May 13th.

Exhibition View A New Prescription for Insomnia at Horse and Pony Fine Arts © Horse and Pony Fine Arts

Outside all the Gallery Weekend bustle you can find the exhibition "A New Prescription for Insomnia" at Horse and Pony Fine Arts. In this idiomatically titled exhibition, the curator GeoVanna Gonzalez has selected a group of artists that reveal a series of tactics for making the mind stateless.

Installation View 'Art for Art's Sake' at Kühlhaus Berlin © Bpigs Team

Followed by an open call for artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance, virtual art, and music, the eclectic Tuscan tannery and hand-crafted shoe manufacturer, GUIDI, presented the exhibition, "Art for Art’s Sake" at Kühlhaus Berlin. The exhibition changed the industrial venue into a labyrinth of sculptures and sound installations. The open call is an attempt to support emerging artists. Names of the awarded winners include: Romina Bassu, Jake Blake, Daniele Lora, Jackson Mann and Haocheng Wang. 

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