This year’s edition of Gallery Weekend Berlin is coming closer. Presenting the work of emerging and established artists in conjunction with 54 Berlin galleries, the format was founded for galleries in order to draw attention to the gallery space as a site enabling artists to develop their art, while also highlighting the city of Berlin, with its high density of artists and gallerists living and working here.
With its unique interplay of an intense engagement with art, its status as an anticipated social event, and the experience of the city itself, Gallery Weekend Berlin remains unparalleled despite efforts to duplicate it. Berlin galleries are distinguished by their reputation — closely interconnected with Berlin history — for presenting exhibitions that choose to privilege the artist over more commercial aspects. One has been able to experience exhibitions presented by Berlin galleries over the last 20 years that could only have been conceivable in institutions elsewhere. Many of the artists represented by Berlin galleries currently live in Berlin or have done so in the past, growing in close connection to and with their galleries. The city’s continuous transformation facilitated open spaces from which sprung an art scene that was experimental, crossed genres, and freed itself from conventions. An understanding of the ‘gallery’ emerged that prompted exhibitions in spaces that redefined the very term.
All participating galleries will host exhibition openings on Friday, April 29, 2016, from 6 – 9 pm. On Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, April 31, the galleries will be open from 11 am – 7 pm.
The Gallery Weekend Berlin is supported by Audemars Piguet and BMW. This year, the first edition of the Gallery Weekend Guide, a magazine accompanying the exhibitions in the galleries, will be launched in conjunction with Audemars Piguet. BMW has supported Gallery Weekend Berlin from the beginning with various demonstrations of support, including its exclusive limousine service, a valued presence again this year.
For further information and the official map, please visit the Gallery Weekend Berlin Website.