You’ve heard of the exciting gallery scene in Berlin but don’t know how to access it? You tried once to select a gallery opening but gave up after seeing the list of choices? Very understandable, for the gallery scene here is huge and ever changing. Do not despair, rescue is here! Come along on a tour with Gallery Quest and discover what’s it all about!
- Art-up-to-date in one day
- Explore the art treasures in a neighborhood of your choice, or let Gallery Quest surprise you
- Gain knowledge about the Berlin gallery scene and it’s different art hubs
- Get inside tips on where to go next
- Save yourself the time of figuring out locations, names, opening times and best routes
Because of exciting new job opportunities, at the moment there are no further Gallery Quests planned, but who knows, maybe we will be back art-hunting the berlin gallery scene!
Every month or so, Gallery Quest used to organise open gallery tours on a Friday or a Saturday. Every tour was unique. In every quest we explored a new Kietz and of course the exhibitions changed all the time. The tours were around 2-2,5 hrs, in English, German or Dutch.
Last Open Tours in 2020:
– Our first tour of the year was a Friday-afternoon Quest from 3-5 pm on January 24th where we checked what was new in City West. Read all about it in the blog!
– On Saturday February 22nd, from 3-5 pm, we went art exploring in Kreuzkölln and visited Gallery Xavier Laboulbenne, Sweetwater Berlin, Galerie Barbara Weiss and Kraupa Tuskany Zeidler.
Because of the pandemic, all tours as of March have been cancelled. A virtual Quest of the planned tour in March can be viewed here and you are welcome to check out Gallery Quest To Go, a do-it-yourself gallery tour along 5 spaces to print out and take with you!
Open tours in 2019: Highlights
The art hunt was good again in 2019! A lot of new discoveries were made and the very first Gallery Quest in Moabit took place! Read about the highlights of this great art year here and check out the blog for other posts about the berlin art year of 2019.
On request, we can make the tour exactly as you want – in the neighborhood you prefer, the duration you like, in Dutch, English or German. Feel free to contact me to discuss your personal preferences. Examples:
This classic Mitte tour will show you where it all started in Berlin in the nineties. We will visit an exciting mix of spaces in the Auguststraße and Linienstraße and will see how this gallery cluster developed in the last few decades. We will visit the court yard of KW Institute of Contemporary Art, where Klaus Biesenbach, now director of MoMA Ps1 and chief curator at large at MoMA started his carrier. Also part of the tour is the beautifully renovated former Jewish girls school, where several art spaces, a restaurant and a bar can be found.
The gallery mile in the Potsdamer Straße, also lovingly called the ‘Potse’, is one of the newest and booming gallery clusters in town. Here you will find high quality art in established gallery’s as well as project spaces. They are hidden in court yards, former printing halls and upstairs apartments, which makes this tour a true treasure hunt.
Charlottenburg used to be the place, and still is, for the chic. Since a few years the name City West caught on and young gallery’s started to move to this part of the city. The result is a great and exciting mix with will definitely surprise you. We will hop from established gallery’s to younger spaces and feel the special vibe of this part of town.
Just around the corner of one of the busiest tourist traps in town, we can set our mind at ease in some great gallery’s! You just have to know where they are, because they are not always visible from the street. A special attraction and end point of the tour is the beautiful art brut church where a famous Berlin gallery resides in this truly spectacular space.
Of the beaten track
Of course there is much more than just the main gallery clusters. If you have seen Auguststraße and Linienstrase in Mitte, why not visit the gallery’s around Rosa Luxemburg Platz next door? Or if you are interested in more alternative or upcoming gallery areas, the Kreuzberg or Karl-Marx-Allee tour is just the thing for you. Not suited for high heels.