March tours in Kreuzberg

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On the second of March, another Gallery Quest took place. Again we visited the exhibition Nostalgia at Chertlüdde where American artist David Horvitz plays with momentum and at Kraupa-Tuskany-Zeidler the very contemporary works by young artist Andrea Crespo (see this blog). But this time we kicked off and ended with two new art spots: Ashley Berlin […]

Exploring X-berg

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In February and March we visited several exciting spaces around Kottbuser Tor. In this alternative area, a lot of established galleries have put down root, as well as more experimental spaces. A great mix for our next Gallery Quest! On February 23rd, we started with DAAD Gallery where an immersive video installation by Italian artist Rossella […]

First gallery tour of the year!

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Is there cool art to be found around the tourist trap Checkpoint Charlie? Hell yeah! In January we explored the galleries in this gallery cluster. Painting will never die! We started at Galerie Barbara Thumm, were we dove into new work by Valérie Favre, Professor of painting at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Our next […]

Gallery Weekend 2018 Tour: The magic of Mitte

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The last weekend of April featured one of the main events in Berlin for galleries: Gallery Weekend! An excellent time for a gallery tour in one of the oldest gallery clusters of the new post wall Berlin. Our meeting point is just outside the gate at Linienstraße 119, where a rather big sign announces that […]

The Xberg art wonders

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After exploring the two art clusters in Mitte (August- and Linienstraße plus the gallery cluster around Rosa Luxemburgplatz), it was time to leave the high art streets and pay Kreuzberg a visit. Is it more alternative or as arty as the rest? We start with two gallery’s hidden in a courtyard in the Prinzessinnenstraße. First […]

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 […]