Gallery tour Rosa Luxemburg Platz

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In the first tours of the new year, we explored the gallery’s around Rosa Luxemburg Platz, where a mini gallery cluster is going on. 4 (and recently 5) gallery’s surround the square, which also has an interesting history by itself. Here you find the Volksbühne (with the recent Chris Dercon debacle), the Räuberrad in the middle and the art work on the […]

November gallery tour – exploring Mitte

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In November it was finally time to explore the art district where it all began in the nineties in Berlin. This liberal and very experimental art scene which is still a big draw for artist, art professionals and art enthusiasts today, started in a small area; the Auguststraße and the Linienstraße in Berlin Mitte. The […]

Gallery visit Potsdamer Straße – October 5th

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On October 5th, Gallery Quest organized a gallery visit in the Potsdamer Straße area for a lovely group of Berlin ladies. We started our tour on the Schöneberger Ufer at Aurel Scheibler where we saw the hyper realistic paintings by Scottish artist Neil Gall (1967).  His paintings mainly consist out of holes, cut out of […]

Summer 2016: It is Berlin Biennale time!

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“Confusion is the new luxury”. It sounds like an advertisement motto. Or a life mantra.  Or both. But actually it is a series by the Canadian artist Shawn Maximo. For the Berlin Biennale,  which ran from June 4th- September 18th, he designed a bathroom slash kitchen slash info center slash meditation space. And it summarizes this […]

Gallerytour Karl Marx Allee – 14 mei

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Ontdek de kunstschatten op de Karl Marx Allee! Deze straat staat niet bekend om zijn galerieën, wat jammer is, want er zitten een paar toppers hier. We bezoeken er 4 à 5, waaronder drie Gallery Weekend participanten. Duur: 2-2,5 uur Kosten: 18 euro, 14 euro student Taal: Nederlands Aanmelden: via laureline@gallery-quest.nl Na aanmelding krijg je […]

Gallery tours MAY

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On Saturday May 7th you can enjoy the Best-of-Gallery-Weekend-Tour! Gallery Weekend itself (29 April- May 1st) is an explosion of art events all over town. Seeing it all is an illusion, so my tip is to pick a Kietz to explore. And don’t despair, most of the exhibitions run longer so you can also visit them later. Like for example […]

New gallery tours Checkpoint Charlie area – 12 + 19 March

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(English below) Je verwacht het misschien niet te midden van de toeristen en saaie nieuwbouw, maar kunst-technisch is de omgeving Checkpoint Charlie een waar walhalla! Ga mee op galeriejacht zaterdag 12 maart en ontdek alle kunstschatten in deze gekke buurt. Taal: Nederlands Tijd: 13:00- 16:00 uur Prijs: 18 euro, 14 euro student Aanmelden via: laureline@gallery-quest.com […]

Fooled by expectations

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Dominik Lang- Haus der Wohnirrtümer- Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin „Where is the art, I see only rubbish”, proclaimed one of the visitors on the opening of Czech artist Dominik Lang’s (1980) exhibition Haus der Wohnirrtümer  in the Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin (TBZ).  The people around him murmured uncomfortably that he stood in the middle of it, that […]

Manifesto of life

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In Hamburger Bahnhof you can enjoy the complex and multi-layered thirteen channel work Manifesto, made by Berlin based artist Julian Rosefeldt (1965). Actress Cate Blanchett explains the viewer in thirteen characters (12 women, 1 man) a century of art history via its manifests, thus becoming one big über-manifesto by itself. In the last century, most of the new art […]

Let’s talk money – transmediale 2016

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“We have to talk”. This sentence usually implies it’s time to get serious, to get real. The theme of this year’s transmediale, festival for digital art, culture and performance,  called Conversationpiece, aims to do just that. Focused around four directions: Anxious to See, Anxious to Make, Anxious to Share and Anxious to Secure, talking is presented not […]

The Berlin Art Year 2016

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In a fascinating essay  that American author, critic and professor of film Chris Kraus wrote last year about what it is an artist can really get out of going to an art school, she mentioned the following:  “I’ve noticed a trend among students in certain liberal arts undergrad schools to move to New York or […]

Preis der Nationalgalerie 2015

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Until January 17th, you can admire the works of the four contestants for the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2015, on view in Hamburger Bahnhof. Four different bodies of work from the outside, but intrinsically speaking sort of the same: they are all room filling installations in which a specific environment is created to convey a message, by […]

Penis alert!

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Just in time, I saw Close to by Fiona Mackay at Klemm’s. At first glance, the work by this young (1984) Scottish artist looks rather naive. Big canvases painted in a watercolor technique. Some paintings have a line pattern. Others have a big round spot of paint in the middle, resembling an iris, or tie-dye. […]

Gallerytour Kreuzberg- 14 november

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JAHOOR! Het is alweer bijna tijd voor de GALLERYTOUR van NOVEMBER. Deze keer pluizen we het galeriecircuit van Kreuzberg uit! Op zaterdag de 14e bezoeken we galleries rondom Kotbusser Tor van  12:00- 14:30 uur. LAATSTE KEER voor de INTRODUCTIEPRIJS van 15 euro (10 euro als je student bent!). Praktisch voor niks dus! Meld je snel […]

Gallerytour October 10th – Potsdamerstraße

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On Saturday October 10th, Gallery Quest submerged itself, together with eight other art fanatics in the gallery scene around Potsdamerstraße. The gallerytour started at Esther Schipper gallery (soon to be joined with Johnen Galerie), where we explored the work of Mexican artist Gabriel Kuri (1970). He selects materials and found objects, that seem to have […]