30.04 - 2.05.2015  

How-To-Do Gallery Weekend Guide

Berlin’s ultimate guide to Gallery Weekend 2015 (30th April-2nd May): Openings, After Parties, Dinner Spots and Private Art Tours – we got a fine selection.

Thursday April 30th // Kick off Openings & After-Show-Parties

Dinner / Dóttir

Start Gallery Weekend off right with dinner at Dóttir, the Icelandic hotspot that only recently opened in Mitte courtesy of the dream team behind Grill Royal and Pauly Saal. 

Dóttir // Mittelstraße 41, 10117 Berlin

Opening / Klemm’s

Thursday 30th April – 6pm until 9pm

After you’ve had a cocktail or two and a perfectly grilled piece of fish, you’ll be ready for the opening of  Alexej Meschtschanow’s two thousand profiles at Klemm’s. Minimal sculptural masterpieces that evoke the epic spatial constructs of Richard Sera and the evocative line drawings of Sol Lewitt mark Meschtschanow’s work as the perfect gateway to Gallery Weekend. 

Klemm’s // Prinzessinnenstraße 29, 10969 Berlin

Opening & After Party / NGORONGORO / Artist Weekend

Thursday 30th April –  Vernissage 2pm until 12pm, Afterparty at 8pm

After you’ve warmed up at Klemm’s, make your way to the 5000 square meters of studio spaces at Lehderstrasse 3, and revel in an incredibly diverse and artfully curated exhibition featuring painting, sculpture, multi-media, installation, film and photography. Carry your cultural high on into an evening of artful abandon with an afterparty in the exhibition space beginning at 8pm.

For the period of Berlin gallery weekend and the first time in it’s history, the 5000 square meter studio spaces of Lehderstrasse 34 will host an incredibly diverse exhibition of paintings, sculpture, multi media, installation, film and photography, in which artists invite other artists to exhibit in the context of this studio environment, thus returning the viewer to the very place of art’s genesis.

Thursday 30th April 2015 10 am – 12 pm
Preview 2 pm , Party 8 pm, Exhibition till 12 pm

Friday 1th May, 10 am – 12 pm
Saturday 2th May, 10 am – 12 pm
Sunday 3th May, 10 am – 12 pm

Kulturwerk // Lehderstraße 34, 13086 Berlin

Galerist Alexander Duve

After Party / Locke Müller

Thursday 30th April – 10pm

If you haven’t worn down your dancing shoes with all the revelry at Kulturwerk, make your way to the DUVE gallery after party at Locke Müller, and finish the first night of gallery weekend off with a bang. Find out more about the gallery and its charming gallery owner here: DUVE Berlin

Locke Müller // Spreewaldplatz 14, 10999 Berlin

Friday May 1st – Official Opening Nights of the galleries

Vernissage / Galerie Buchholz

Friday 1st May – 6pm until 9pm

Friday is going to be a big night, so start things off cool, calm, cultured, and steeped in contemporary art history with Isa Genzken at Galerie Buchholz. With color, texture, and a surfeit of formal experimentation, a Genzken solo show is the perfect entree into a night of great art.

Galerie Buchholz // Fasanenstraße 30, 10719 Berlin

Vernissage / Contemporary Fine Arts

Friday 1st May – 4pm until 8pm

Treat yourself to a little high style (and perhaps even a glass of champagne) at Contemporary Fine Arts while you can still appreciate the subtle substance of Tal R and Marianne Vitale’s raw, totemic sculptures.

Contemporary Fine Arts // Am Kupfergraben 10, 10117 Berlin

St Agnes - Johann König

Vernissage / Johann König is opening his St. Agens Gallery Church

Friday 1st May – 6pm until 9pm

Whatever you do this Gallery Weekend, make sure you do not miss the opening of Galerie König at St. Agnes — if you worship at the feet of fine art, what better way to meet your gods than in the hallowed halls of a former church transformed by the monumental installations of Katharina Grosse.

Galerie König St. Agnes // Alexandrinenstraße 118-121, 10969 Berlin

 Vernissage / Johnen Galerie 

Friday 1st May – 6pm until 9pm

Tino Seghal’s groundbreaking performances exist exclusively in the moment of their enactment, so this particular opening night is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Paired with an exhibition of the work of Roman Ondák, Johnen Galerie has truly produced one of the most impressive Gallery Weekend programs.

Johnen Galerie // Marienstraße 10, 10117 Berlin

Vernissage / Gillmeier Rech

Friday 1st May – 6pm

Gillmeier Rech has recently be designated one of the hot new galleries transforming the Berlin art scene, and Lindsay Lawson’s work promises to be a perfect encapsulation of the avant-garde experiments to come.

Gillmeier Rech// Körnerstraße 17 , 10785 Berlin

Dinner Spots Gallery Weekend Berlin

Dinner / Crackers

Linger in the realm of beauty and bright lights while you ready yourself for a decadent night of debauchery at the recently-opened Berlin hotspot Crackers. The stunning brainchild of the brilliant minds behind Cookies, Crackers will have you in the mood for a big night out with an opulent dinner among the beautiful people. 

Crackers // Friedrichstraße 158, 10117 Berlin

After Party / König Galerie After Party

Friday 1st May – 11pm until 6am

If the Facebook invitation is any indication, everyone who is anyone in the Berlin art scene will be making there way to Prince Charles for the König Galerie after party. So, after you finish your last bottle of bubbly at Crackers, make your way back to Kreuzberg and  put all that creative energy to good use on the dance floor.

Prince Charles // Prinzenstraße 85f, 10969 Berlin

After Party / Galerie Wentrup

Friday 1st May – 11pm until 6am

Whenever you’re feeling ready to switch things up, head to Konzulát for a Wentrup after party and celebrate among the culture crowd until the sun comes up.

Konzulát // Leipzigerstraße 60, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Saturday May 2nd

Guided Tour / Campagne Premiére

Saturday 2nd May – 1pm

Round out your Gallery Weekend with some personal contact of the artistic kind at Campagne Premiére. Karen Mirza and Brad Butler will lead an artists‘ tour of their dramatic and decadent new work that should ease you out of the artistic whirlwind with exactly the right amount of authenticity.

Campagne Premiére // Chausseestraße 116, 10115 Berlin

Vernissage / Neumeister Bar-Am

Saturday 2nd May – 6pm

Treat yourself to one last great night of art and cap off a truly spectacular Gallery Weekend with a visit to Neumeister Bar-Am. Rachel De Joode and Kate Cooper offer a lush material re-imagination of sculpture just rough enough to leaving you lusting for more as you look forward to the next Gallery Weekend.

Neumeister Bar-Am // Goethestraße 2, 10623 Berlin, Germany

You want to know how art collectors spend their gallery weekend? Check out our Collector`s tour: Tipps von Kunstsammlern zum Gallery Weekend (sorry it is in German….)

Top Image Credit: Lindsay Lawson Courtesy of Gillmeier Rech