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All about Berlin: Art Week, Gallery Weekend, Biennale and more

Despite the hand that 2020 has dealt thus far, this year’s Berlin Art Week and postponed edition of Gallery Weekend Berlin are set to kick off in nearly full swing on September 9th and 11th, respectively. There may not be any boisterous dinners or crowded openings in the traditional sense, but a plethora of noteworthy exhibitions, talks, screenings and award ceremonies will be taking place digitally and physically, with day-long openings where you can—wait for it—actually see the art on the walls. Without further ado, here are some of the most promising shows that should be at the top of your itinerary for the 2020 iterations of Berlin Art Week and Gallery Weekend Berlin.

Curators of the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, from left: Renata Cervetto, Agustín Pérez Rubio, María Berríos, Lisette Lagnado, photo: F. Anthea Schaap

Let’s begin with the most sprawling and complex of them all: the 11th Berlin Biennial (BB11). Helmed by a team of South-American curators—María Berríos, Renata Cervetto, Lisette Lagnado, and Agustín Pérez Rubio—this edition of the Biennale has been envisioned as a series of lived experiences that evolve as a process. As such, the show already started to unfold over the course of the past year through three exhibitions-cum-experiences, deemed “moments” by the curators and titled “exp. 1,” “exp. 2,” and “exp. 3.” Each of these moments attempted to learn from and build sustainable relationships with the participating artists and projects as well as with the city and people of Berlin. Having wrapped up “exp. 3” earlier this summer, the stage is now set for the “epilogue,” which opened on September 5th. Titled “The Crack Begins Within”—words taken from a poem by Iman Mersal—the epilogue is an exercise of mutual recognition, an acknowledgement of the cracks in our systems, of those broken by them and their struggles. Works by artists like Pacita AbadNoor AbuarafehDeanna BowenFrancisco CopelloCian DayritKäthe KollwitzKatarina Zdjelar, and many others will be spread throughout KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Gropius Bau, daad Galerie, and ExRotaprint.

Magical Soup, exhibition view Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, photo: Mathias Völzke

BB11 is a staple of Berlin Art Week’s official agenda, which also includes institutional exhibitions like “Magical Soup” at Hamburger Bahnhof. Featuring work by artists ranging from Nam June Paik to Lawrence Weiner to Pipilotti Rist to Anne ImhofNicole WermersKorakrit ArunanondchaiChristine Sun KimSandra Mujinga, and many others, the show takes the intersection of sound, image, and social space as its starting point and goes on to explore the power with which these medias can create, reveal or hide reality. The works on view will feature precise observations, forms of radical self-expression, and deliberate the deconstruction of identity. While at Hamburger Bahnhof, it’s also worth visiting Katharina Grosse’s much buzzed about exhibition, “It Wasn’t Us” (the installations are so large that it would be nearly impossible to miss anyway!).

POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, photo: Clara Wenzel-Theiler

Also part of Berlin Art Week is POSITIONS Art Fair, the last remaining commercial fair in Berlin in the fall. (For those of you who may not have heard, in December 2019, Art Berlin announced the cancelation of all future editions.) However, in lieu of Art Berlin, and in reaction to the nonexistence of most physical fairs this year, gallerist extraordinaire Johann König has come up with his own: the Messe in St. Agnes. His namesake gallery, housed in the titular brutalist church in Kreuzberg, is set to host its second fair during Art Week and Gallery Weekend, presenting a high-profile selection of works from both the primary and secondary markets. The showcase will be accompanied by a series of exclusive dinners, concerts, readings, and panel discussions—but unless you happen to be a collector or König’s personal friend, good luck getting on the list.

Studio Berlin/Berghain, © Rirkrit Tiravanija, photo: Noshe

Another experimental and majorly buzz-worthy initiative is the Boros Foundation’s collaboration with Berghain, the city’s most legendary club. Due to obvious reasons, Berlin’s clubs are indefinitely shuttered, but with an exhibition titled “Studio Berlin,” the primary spaces of Berghain, itself a former electricity plant, will be reenergized with recently created and newly commissioned works by over 100 contemporary artists who live and work in the German capital. The point of the show, the Boros Foundation says, is to “reflect upon the current status and the shifts in art and society and to give artists in Berlin a platform to present their work.”

The Boros aren’t the first to present an exhibition with such a goal; Thomas Demand recently curated “local talent” at Sprüth Magers, another group exhibition of newly created work by Berlin-based artists. In addition to Covid-19-inflicted restrictions, it is likely these exhibitions were born in part out of a desire to re-establish Berlin as an artworld captial—a standing that was challenged by the flood of announcements of private collectors leaving the city and taking their collections with them. Despite, or perhaps rather in spite of, the reasonings behind these shows, we’ve been more than happy to see the work of the artists who live and work within the city. We can’t wait to see work by Olafur Eliasson, along with other blue-chip names like Elmgreen & DragsetWolfgang Tillmans, and Rosemarie Trockel, as well as by younger artists such as Jesse DarlingRaphaela VogelAnna Uddenberg, and Katja Novitskova. If you’ve always wanted to go to Berghain but lived in fear of the famously strict door policy and hours-long queue, “Studio Berlin” is your chance—but be sure to book tickets online in advance.

Catherine Biocca – Milky Seas, 2020. Courtesy PSM Gallery, Berlin

Continuing in the collaborative and vacated-industrial-space spirit, seven Berlin galleries are teaming up to host the exhibition “K60” at Wilhelm Hallen, a 3000-square-meter former iron foundry in Reinickendorf. The participating galleries include alexander levy, BQ, ChertLüdde, Klemm’s, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Plan B, and PSM, who will present works of all sizes and scales—we expect works to extend far beyond what we would see in any of these galleries’ white cube spaces—by artists like Catherine Biocca (who will have a concurrent solo show at PSM), Sol CaleroKeltie FerrisKasia FudakowskiGuan XiaoRachel MonsovPieter SchoolwerthRan Zhang, and Felix Kiessling, among others.

Olafur Eliasson: Non-violent negotiator, 2020, Courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin, photo: Studio Olafur Eliasson

But if hearing the name “Olafur Eliasson” was more exciting for you than “former electricity plant” or “former iron foundry,” you’re in luck: Eliasson will also have a solo exhibition at neugerriemschneider, opening as part of Gallery Weekend. Titled “Near future living light,” the show will present newly created works that continue the artist’s ongoing investigation of perception, illusion, and optical phenomena. He’ll present three projected light installations, as well as a composition crafted from hand-blown glass, and a series of 36 watercolors. Parallel to Eliasson, the gallery will present works by Isa Genzken made throughout the last four decades.

Other noteworthy exhibitions opening as part of Gallery Weekend include those at Klemm’s, Buchmann Galerie, Esther Schipper, Klosterfelde Edition, Mehdi Chouakri, and Wentrup. In Kreuzberg, Klemm’s will present “MANIAC,” an exhibition by Émilie Pitoiset, an artist and choreographer who works with media ranging from dance, music, and performance to photographic prints, video, and installation. The works in “MANIAC” specifically explore the violence engendered by dance marathons, which have taken place since the Great Depression and continue through the present day.

Clare Woods: Dora, 2020, Courtesy Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Lugano

Also in Kreuzberg will be Buchmann Galerie's presentation of new paintings by Clare Woods. The works in "If Not Now Then When" were primarily made during the intense period of isolation during lockdown and the imagery is based on photographs—some her own, others found. By cropping and editing the original photographs in the drawing process, Woods alters the form and brings them to the edge of figuration and, in turn, legibility.

Over in Tiergarten, Esther Schipper will show new work by Ugo Rondinone and Philippe Parreno. Presented in a space adjacent to the gallery’s primary location, Rondinone’s show “nuns + monks” will continue his exploration of the dual reflection between the inner self and the natural world through sculpture and the use of stones, while Parreno’s exhibition, “Manifestations,” “connects ‘things’ that, a priori, had nothing to do with one another; ‘things’ that allow themselves to be summoned by repetitions, synchronicities, signals, or singularities,” the press release says. These things, it continues, “all manifest themselves in a regime of alternating presence and absence, appearance and disappearance, a system of pulsations, fragments, fleeting flashes, intermittences; which, according to French philosopher Bruno Latour, all suggest the occult.”

Ugo Rondinone: Black and Green Nun, 2020. Courtesy Esther Schipper, Berlin, photo: Stefan Altenburger

Just down the street from Esther Schipper, Wilhelm Klotzek’s exhibition “Katzen & Architektur” at Klosterfelde Edition will address the disasters and curiosities of life, art, and architecture through his miniature maquettes. Visitors will encounter everything from the “dirty corners” of the Potsdamer Platz S-Bahn station to the Humboldt Forum’s staff entrance to the front window of an exquisite bookshop. Galerie Tobias Naehring will concurrently present Klotzek‘s three-chanel video projection “Das architektonische Trio.”

Wilhelm Klotzek – Katzen & Architektur. Courtesy Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin

Further west, in Charlottenburg, Mehdi Chouakri will present a “Shame,” a new body of work by Sylvie Fleury, at both its Fasanenplatz and Mommsenstraße locations. Using readymades in the tradition of Duchamp, Fleury critiques the phenomenon of superficiality in contemporary culture and infuses each work with provocative feminist connotations, disrupting the patriarchal western art historical canon of minimal and conceptual art.

Around the corner from “Shame,” be sure to visit “Tell me a Tale,” a show presented by Wentrup in “external rooms” near the gallery’s primary space. (Yes, this concept of “off-site but nearby” does indeed seem to be a recurring exhibition design this year; perhaps the galleries are looking to make up for exhibition time lost to the lockdown.) This group exhibition takes its title from British singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka’s 2012 song of the same name and aims to present work by artists—among them, Nevin AladağNatalie BallJerrell GibbsSophie von HellermannCaitlin KeoghFlorian MeisenbergDevan Shimoyama, and Francis Upritchard—who depict various processes of “telling tales,” or conveying narratives.

Natalie Ball: Purse Firs, 2019. Courtesy Wentrup, Berlin

If you’re searching for something farther away from the beaten gallery path, then look no further than Berlin’s numerous project spaces. Every year during Berlin Art Week, the Project Space Award celebrates the best of the best and this year is no different. The award ceremony on September 10th will honor the exhibition programs of brick-and-mortar spaces as well as more conceptual initiatives, including Arts of the Working Class, bi’bakCashmere RadioCrystal BallDisplayKunstasphalt / Galerie MaifotoPeles Empireoqbo | raum für bild wort und tonThe Watch, and Trust. In addition to the award ceremony and socially distanced soft openings, you can also sign up for free bike tours to all of the award winners’ spaces around the city.

Project Space Art Award, Re-Space, Raum zurückholen, Offenes Archivmodell, 2019. Photo: Benjamin Rentner

This incomprehensive compilation of exhibitions is just a place to start: Berlin Art Week and Gallery Weekend Berlin 2020 extend much further, into the digital realm and beyond. We must admit that we’ll certainly miss the bustling openings and the lower probability of chance encounters (not to mention the inability to meet many of the exhibiting artists who will be installing their shows remotely via Zoom), but hey, at least we can encourage you to leave the screen and explore the city’s rejuvenated art scene—something that three months ago we wouldn’t have thought possible.

27.01.2020
Igloos, monochromes, and birdsong: It’s time for artgenève
Geneva might be nicknamed the “capital of peace” but there’s little chance of rest and relaxation when artgenève comes to town. Instead, art world insiders descend on Switzerland’s second largest city to enjoy the fair as well as the city’s great selection of institutional offerings. With 90 galleries and a packed program of invited institutions and curated exhibitions it’s good to arrive prepared. We’ve gathered a handy list of highlights from both in and outside artgenève’s hallowed halls.

16.09.2019
#Chicago
EXPO ART WEEK is back, and buzzier than before
Chicago’s art scene is truly heating up this fall. Brace yourself for what is likely the most jam-packed calendar of art fairs and exhibitions the city has seen in recent memory, all of which will ignite cultural sites in various neighborhoods. For the second time ever, EXPO CHICAGO coincides with the Chicago Architecture Biennial; add the inaugural Chicago Invitational, presented by New Art Dealers Alliance, and you have a super trifecta of art affairs, all happening during the same week.

10.09.2019
#Berlin
It's time for Berlin Art Week again
It’s finally that time of the year when the art world emerges from its summer hibernation and kicks into full gear with a whirlwind of autumn programming. One of the biggest events this month in Europe is the eighth edition of Berlin Art Week, which officially includes two art fairs, 18 institutions, 15 private collections, and 26 project spaces throughout the entire city—not to mention the four art awards and their ceremonies.

09.06.2019
#Basel
The art world mecca that is Basel
You’ve probably already touched down in Hong Kong, London, Venice, and Berlin earlier this year, but now it’s time for one more stop: Basel. As the usually quiet Swiss city is inundated with the craze of the international art world and events that accompany it, we know it’s impossible to follow any kind of planned itinerary, but you can at least have a few specifics on your radar – and that’s where we come in. Here we give you an overview of where to be (and sometimes when) to avoid FOMO during your trip to the latest destination on the art world’s map.

07.05.2019
#Venice
Beneath the paving stones lies the beach. Venice Biennale Highlights
Between the water veins and polished facades, the 58th Venice Biennale this year opens with a proverbial curse as a title. A conceptual intention lead by Ralph Rugoff... an interesting move in an art world saturated at late with esoteric tendencies and a burgeoning occultist revolt. The title of the show is “May You Live In Interesting Times” the words are chilling and uneasy, perhaps it’s more the use of “you” rather than the often tokenized “us” or “we” that is used in the art world. One can’t help but think of it as a threat seeping out from all the fallen terrorized curators who have taken on such enormous feats at biennales in recent years and politely failed.

24.04.2019
#Berlin
Inhale the Past – Exhale the Future
The art world’s rhythm at present could be likened to a Kundalini style yogic fire-breathing class, the same people, same rooms, all short of breath and in a trance-like frenzy as they roamed from Hong Kong to Cologne, to Berlin and then to Venice. Saying that Berlin is potentially the calm moment in the class, where the yogi can reflect and watch the energy unfold. As a city, Berlin offers an understated but never easily graspable art scene. The art world there is as varied as its history and its geographical, cultural setting spreads over several districts which are generally located by generation, political mindset, and spiritual economy.

04.04.2019
#Los Angeles
#Miami
#Vienna
LOST iN – April
Whether you're springing forward or falling back, there's no denying the transformation is already well underway. To celebrate new beginnings, we've teamed up again with our travel-bae LOST iN to bring you a selection of the art shows worth your time and the drinks and eating worth your cultured-up dime.

26.03.2019
#Hong Kong
Exhibitionary just arrived in Hong Kong
Art Basel Hong Kong opens this week and we tell you what not to miss.

22.02.2019
#Basel
#Berlin
#London
#Los Angeles
#New York
5 Shows in February
Here is our choice of five exhibitions that will sweeten up your January blues.

Wong Ping | Kunsthalle | Basel
Morag Keil | ICA | London
Sharon Lockhart | neugerriemschneider | Berlin
Adam McEwen | Lever House | New York
Petra Cortright | 1301PE | Los Angeles

13.02.2019
#Los Angeles
9 events not to miss in LA this week
On Los Angeles for Frieze, this week? Here's what's not to be missed.

24.01.2019
#Berlin
#Los Angeles
#New York
#Zürich
LOST iN – January
Four great exhibitions to catch during the next few weeks and LOST iN rounds out the offer with their pick for where to catch a cultured-up bite or tipple afterwards.

22.01.2019
#Bejing
#Berlin
#London
#New York
#Vienna
5 Shows in January
Here is our choice of five exhibitions that will sweeten up your January blues.

Nicolas Party | M Woods | Beijing
Annette Kelm | Kunsthalle | Vienna
Raphaela Vogel | Berlinische Galerie | Berlin
Jesse Darling | Tate Britain | London
Soul of a Nation | Brooklyn Museum | New York

19.12.2018
#Düsseldorf
#London
#Miami
#New York
LOST iN – December
Four exhibitions to make you forget all about eggnog and mistletoe. LOST iN included four places to grab a drink or a fantastic meal within spitting distance of the galleries.

23.11.2018
#Berlin
#Düsseldorf
#London
#Miami
#New York
5 Shows in November
Our picks for the five shows we recommend to see in November.

Space Shifters | Hayward Gallery | London
Klara Lidén | Reena Spaulings | New York
Martin Boyce | Esther Schipper | Berlin
Paola Pivi | The Bass | Miami
Cao Fei | K21 | Düsseldorf

07.11.2018
#Berlin
#London
#Vienna
#Zürich
LOST iN – November
Four fantastic new art shows, plus a selection of LOST iN's favorite places within walking distance for drinks & nibbles.

26.10.2018
#Berlin
#London
#Los Angeles
#New York
#Vienna
5 Shows in October
Here are our picks for the five shows you should catch in October.

Ugo Rondinone | Gladstone Gallery | New York
Gregor Hildebrandt | Wentrup | Berlin
AA Bronson & General Idea | Maureen Paley | London
A Journey That Wasn't | The Broad | Los Angeles
Anthea Hamilton | Secession | Vienna

26.09.2018
#Berlin
Berlin gets busy - Your guide to Berlin Art Week!
Bringing it back to Berlin – the home turf of Exhibitionary – is the seventh Berlin Art Week from 26–30 September! Plotted around Berlin are two art fairs, 15 museums and institutions, two art associations, one theatre, eleven private collections and 20 project spaces, expecting your pretty feet on their freshly mopped floors. And mate, it’s an ambitious program!

14.09.2018
#Munich
Hi Munich & Various Others
First off, some exciting news: we have added yet another great city to our roster of contemporary art hotspots around the globe. Exhibitionary now also covers Munich and we are happy to announce that we have partnered with Various Others. It is a cooperative project, where galleries and off-spaces invite international partner-galleries to develop an exhibition project together. Besides, some of Munich’s best museums will be offering a wide thematic frame with an array of events to accompany their exhibitions.

06.09.2018
#Vienna
They grow up so fast – 10 years of curated by_ in Vienna
Summer is making its slow exit, and you can embrace the lack of sweat patches, slow-cooking in public transport and finally don your matrix coat, order that pumpkin spice latte, and flock to Vienna, because it’s a whole flippin' month of curated by_! The gallery festival where 21 renowned Viennese galleries invite international curators and give them free reign over their gallery spaces to do as they please with it is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

24.07.2018
#London
#Los Angeles
#New York
#Vienna
#Zürich
Five Shows in July
Here are our picks for the five shows you should still catch in July.

Made in L.A. | Hammer Museum | Los Angeles
Lin May Saeed | Studio Voltaire | London
Vile Bodies | Michael Werner | London & New York
Make me look beautiful, Madame d’Ora! | Leopold Museum | Vienna
New North Zurich | Different venues in public areas | Zurich

11.06.2018
#Basel
This week all roads lead to Basel!
Lovers of prime-quality art, gossipy shenanigans, and overpriced liquor rejoice: Art Basel is back this week with its 2018 edition.

24.05.2018
#Basel
#Bejing
#Los Angeles
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in May
Five shows you shouldn't miss in May.

Iza Tarasewicz | Croy Nielsen | Vienna
Hito Steyerl & Martha Rosler | Kunstmuseum | Basel
Flora Hauser | Ibid | Los Angeles
Ragnar Kjartansson | Faurschou Foundation | Beijing
Jenny Saville | Gagosian | New York

25.04.2018
#Berlin
Fabulous women, neolithic children and queer dudes: Say Hi to Gallery Weekend Berlin!
We’ve reached this time of the year again: for a couple of days, the Berlin art world puts on its shiniest frock to welcome visitors to Gallery Weekend. Aside from the 47 galleries who officially participate in the main event, everyone else who contributes to making Berlin such a uniquely vibrant place for contemporary art also plans on presenting exciting positions to brighten their reputation, press portfolio or finances.

18.04.2018
#Berlin
#London
#Los Angeles
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in April
A selection of five shows you shouldn’t miss in April. Enjoy!

Barbara Hepworth | Pace Gallery | New York
Timur Si-Qin | Société | Berlin
Sylvie Fleury | Karma International | Los Angeles
Sophia Al-Maria | Project Native Informant | London
Marianne Vlaschits | Galerie Nathalie Halgand | Vienna

27.03.2018
#Düsseldorf
#London
#Los Angeles
#New York
#Zürich
Five Shows in March
Here are five shows you should check out in March.

Sam Lewitt | Miguel Abreu Gallery | New York
Gallery Share | Hannah Hoffman | Los Angeles
Elin Gonzales | Lucas Hirsch | Düsseldorf
Women Look at Women | Richard Saltoun Gallery | London
Louisa Gagliardi | Plymouth Rock | Zurich

05.03.2018
#Los Angeles
LA (Un)confidential – Exhibitionary goes West!
About a hundred years ago, movie executives discovered California’s magic sunlight, relative absence of labor regulations and pleasant ocean views: Los Angeles was picked as the location of choice to shoot pictures. Ever since, a steady stream of hopeful, driven and adventurous people has been fuelling the city of Angels, transforming it into a fertile ground for cultural initiatives. Hence, it seems only logical for Exhibitionary to chose LA as its third US and eleventh altogether location! From now on, you can check out, select, and visit the city’s most thrilling exhibitions thanks to our app.

28.02.2018
#Berlin
#Düsseldorf
#London
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in February
The top five shows not to miss in February.

James Benning | neugerriemschneider | Berlin
Adrian Buschmann | Gabriele Senn Galerie | Vienna
Mi Kafchin | Lyles & King | New York
Pizza is God | NRW Forum | Düsseldorf
Lydia Ourahmane | Chisenhale Gallery | London

24.01.2018
Five Shows in January
Our recommendations for the five shows to see in January.

Kathe Burkhart | Mary Boone Gallery | New York
Carmen Herrera | Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen | Düsseldorf
Leonor Antunes | Whitechapel Gallery | London
Group Show | Eva Presenhuber | Zürich
Fahrelnissa Zeid | Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle | Berlin

15.12.2017
#Berlin
#London
#Miami
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in December
Here are the five shows we recommended to see in December.

Evgeny Antufiev | Emalin | London
Jemima Kirke | Sargent’s Daughters | New York
Anna K.E. & Florian Meisenberg | WNTRP | Berlin
Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017 | Kunsthalle Wien | Vienna
Tschabalala Self | Thierry Goldberg Gallery | Miami

04.12.2017
#Miami
Lots of glamour, lots of art and lots of fun. Here comes Art Basel Miami Beach!
The conclusion of this year's busy schedule will have Miami’s white beaches and refrigerated fair halls as a setting; but this time, the program of and surrounding the Donatella Versace of fairs seems at least as busy as the rest of the year: museum (re)openings, satellites, parties and endless Uber drives will keep the glitterati more occupied than ever.

06.11.2017
#Berlin
#London
#New York
#Vienna
#Zürich
Five Shows in November
Here’s our a selection of five shows we recommend to check out in November.

Michael E. Smith | KOW | Berlin
Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings | Arcadia Missa | London
Marguerite Humeau | Museum Haus Konstruktiv | Zurich
Louise Bonnet | Half Gallery | New York
Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme | Kevin Space | Vienna

03.10.2017
#London
Frieze Week is here – with some radical feminism, emerging talents and new spaces!
This week London celebrates the 15th edition of Frieze, the capital’s prime art fair and a must-go station on the art world’s calendar. As it so often is the case with an event of such magnitude, the wave it triggers makes many others want to ride it; consequently, a myriad of great shows, openings and satellite fairs are set to take place concurrently.

22.09.2017
We've just released some amazing new features!
Now you’re able to publish your Picks and share them with others. It's easy to follow your friends and other interesting editors and see which shows they recommend.

11.09.2017
#Berlin
Knock Knock – It’s Berlin Art Week!
It’s that time of the year: Summer has violently vanished and been replaced by depressing temperatures, the semi-licit outdoor rave program is put on hold and Berlin Art Week is here again.

07.09.2017
#Berlin
Talking Art and Artsy Talks – Good to Talk
Good to Talk, a 46-hour long marathon of talks, lectures, and panel discussions, rounded off by the occasional live performance and musical intermezzo, aims to break open the sometimes crusted cocoon in which the art world unfolds and therefore produce fresh food for the minds of audience and participants alike.

04.09.2017
#Cologne
#Düsseldorf
Great Art, Good Beer, and a Juicy Rivalry – DC Open in Düsseldorf & Cologne
Düsseldorf and Cologne, historically two of Germany and Europe’s most relevant spots regarding postwar culture. We’re glad to announce that we’ve partnered with DC Open and on this occasion, we are launching Düsseldorf in our app. We will consequently provide you with some insight into the highlights taking place during these three days.

26.06.2017
#Basel
#Berlin
#Cologne
#London
#New York
Five Shows in June
These are the last shows for many galleries before they take a much needed holiday. All too often they just present a group show of whatever inventory is available from their artists (that didn't sell at the fairs). We searched for exhibitions that raise well above the expected, and we’re delighted to see some galleries mounting some of their finest of the year.

Christopher Wool | Galerie Max Hetzler | Berlin
Carol Rama | New Museum | New York
Yan Xing | Kunsthalle | Basel
Tom Burr | Maureen Paley | London
Jorge Pardo | Galerie Gisela Capitain | Cologne

12.06.2017
#Basel
Basel is more than a symphony. It's an entire opera!
Everyone wants to look fresh when they step off the plane in Basel, but just as important as looking good is what you go to see and where you’re seen. One of the strongest ways for collectors, new and experienced, to show dedication and commitment is to show up in person to support new presentations of artists they acquire. In Basel, more than anywhere else, it is a non-stop meteoric shower of events and openings to attend.

09.06.2017
#Zürich
Zürich is more than just an overture. It's a symphony!
As the art world nearly fills up its dance card with Documenta 14 and Skulptur Projekte Münster, we must have one last waltz before Basel at Zürich’s Contemporary Art Weekend! Some say this is just an ‘overture to Art Basel,’ but we say it is so much more.

08.06.2017
#Münster
Skulptur Projekte Münster made easy
Wondering how to navigate Münster? The city transforms itself every ten years with Skulptur Projekte Münster into a mecca for the art world. We have mapped it all for you so download Exhibitionary and you don’t have to spend precious little time in this scenic city lost.

28.04.2017
#Berlin
We show you more in Berlin than just Gallery Weekend!
Gallery Weekend is an event like no other. Unlike the artificial situation in a trade fair or on the auction chopping block where meaning and context are emptied out. Collectors from all over the world come to see art in its primary public source, to buy early, for galleries to step up to the plate and for artists to give it their best. Our home turf and source of pride is Berlin and we hope here to provide a few entry points in this.

22.04.2017
#Cologne
Are you ready for the Cologne whirlwind?
The history of post-war Cologne is a history of the emergence of contemporary art itself. Today the city still is home to major collectors (among other, Reiner Speck and Benedikt Taschen) who support established and emerging galleries. Here shows of the absolute highest caliber take place. The best way to discover which works become meaningful to you over time is to go out and see them in person.

15.04.2017
#London
#Madrid
#Miami
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in April
Here we try to give a mode of entry for first time collectors but also insight for those seasoned in the art world. This is a roundup of five shows that share a depth of lasting power, they are not simply mass-market appeal even if some are very popular.

Korakrit Arunanondchai | Clearing | New York
Yu Honglei | Carl Kostyál | London
Yuri Pattison | Kevin Space | Vienna
Susan Hiller | Pérez Art Museum | Miami
Donna Huanca | Travesia Cuatro | Madrid

06.04.2017
#Athens
Athens: The unsolved mysteries of Documenta 14
Everyone has heard something about the first ever Athen’s chapter of Documenta (arguably the biggest thing happening in art right now). With only days before the inauguration, there is little clarity of what to expect, and the artist list is the biggest mystery. We provide an overview of the complicated themes and why the whole art world is talking about this quinquennial.

30.03.2017
#Bejing
#Berlin
#London
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in March
With “Five Shows” we launched a new format which consists of five – as Harald Szeemann would say – “with great enthusiasm and a bit of obsessiveness” hand-picked exhibitions we recommend to see or we would like you to read about.

Cristof Yvoré | M Woods | Beijing
Sheree Hovsepian | Higher Pictures | New York
Hal Fischer | Project Native Informant | London
Hannah Black | mumok | Vienna
Ned Vena | Société | Berlin

01.03.2017
#New York
The Armory is bolder than Frieze Week. We tell you what not to miss!
Long before it became The Armory Show, it was the highly experimental perversely satirical Gramercy International Art Fair, a playing ground for a new generation of radical artists and gallerists. It took place inside the hotel of the same name and was the meeting ground for the downtown New York art scene.

22.02.2017
#Madrid
All about ARCO and what to see in Madrid
It’s late February which means we are off to Madrid, already we have spent all month practicing Spanish. What is great about going to Madrid is being able to see artists who are underrepresented in Western Europe and the US (because they are often overlooked in the international scene).

03.01.2017
#Berlin
The Beginning of the End: A Look Ahead to 2017
We are more positive about the coming year than the title of this post might suggest, even if we do live in fraught times. We share the sentiments of Jerry Saltz who said when asked about 2017 and the future of galleries:

28.12.2016
#Berlin
#London
#Miami
#New York
The End of the Beginning: A Look Back at 2016
The end of the year gives space and time for reflection. 2016 was incredible for us. We launched our app Exhibitionary during the hot days of summer, which – now in winter – seems so far away. Within a few months, Exhibitionary grew into a global art guide with curatorial picks in major art centers around the world.

29.11.2016
#Miami
Forget the fairs! Seven things you shouldn't miss in Miami
Miami is the best place to see the diversity of Latin American art because of its proximity to the region. Many of the great private collections in Miami focus on art outside the hegemonic cannon. It is not only the rich visual arts but also the culture and food of the region that we immerse ourselves in.

25.11.2016
#Miami
Must-see guide for Art Basel Miami and the top parties you probably won't get into
As always, we are determined to find hope, sun, and LSD (love, stimulants, vitamin D) in Miami. Last year, postdiluvian floods reminded us that nature is bigger than even Gavin Brown’s beach party. This year, Zika put a cramp in Galerie Perrotin’s party and canceled Jack Shainman’s outdoor blast – but fear not, the show must go on and the parties rage on.

03.11.2016
#Turin
Top Six Shows in Turin
We are on a pilgrimage to Turin! Part of what makes the treasured art institutions in the city so exciting to see is the beautiful town that inspires them and the jaw-dropping post-Renaissance buildings they are housed in. Here are our top six shows that are must-sees.

20.10.2016
#Paris
Top ten shows to see in Paris during FIAC
There is no place like Paris; it is the right city for art. This year many galleries chose FIAC over Frieze. One major factor putting Paris back on the map is the evolution of FIAC under the Director Jennifer Flay. So here are our top 10 museum quality exhibitions to see in Paris now.

04.10.2016
#London
London Calling for Frieze Frenzy
London, one of the world’s most important art cities comes alive for Frieze, one of the world’s most important art fairs. The fair is about frenzied buying, except Londoners have a unique kind of refined connoisseurship that is anything but fanatic. Here are ten exhibitions we won’t miss in London and we hope you won’t miss either.

15.09.2016
#Berlin
Berlin Art Week for Aficionados
The art world shuts down in August, a time to cross the blurry boundary between professional (art) life into personal (art) life. We jump out of our bathing suit directly back to work in the newest fall fashion for the big openings of jam-packed September.

01.08.2016
#Berlin
Berlin's Project Space Festival Breaks the White Cube
Project Space Festival Berlin is an annual opportunity to step out of the white cube routine and experience the exciting fringes of the local scene. The strength of Project Space Festival is twofold, in its diversity and ephemerality. We’ve gone through it with a fine-comb to call out five of the finest.

26.07.2016
Gstaad my Love – A Summer Art Affair
The summer season of art is so quiet that in order to find a great show you have to make a great pilgrimage. We are heading off to Gstaad, one of the most remote art locations, for Project 1048 which is a little bit of everything, outdoor exhibition, boundary-defying collaboration and non-profit project.

07.07.2016
Liverpool on Strike for the Future
Facing the aftershocks of post-Brexit, it is urgent to go to the Liverpool Biennial. Under director Sally Tallant the Biennial takes over the city in the form of a free festival, a Midsummer night’s voyage through six episodes. Profound questions about our past, present, and future remain without easy answers in this political moment.

29.06.2016
#New York
New York Warm Up
No sleep till Brooklyn – NYC celebrates its week of summer openings. What better way to avoid the grotesque hot summer days than a pilgrimage through pristine well air-conditioned galleries in the art world’s capital?! Exactly, none.

23.06.2016
#Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf Back on the Map
In constant search of the next big celebration; we are heading for the infamous Rhineland. Historically thought of as the 80's center of the German art-world, it is now putting itself back on the map. Düsseldorf is the place to be with a new private museum, a new hip gallery, and commemorative performances!

18.06.2016
#Basel
Last Look at Art Basel
In the congested summer schedule of the touring art world, Art Basel is an event sometimes preferably ignored but never forgotten. Art Basel was overwhelming and exhausting. At times it was underwhelming, at times, it blew us away.

08.06.2016
#Zürich
Manifesta Tips
Just as the hangover is fading from (the celebrations of) the 9th Berlin Biennale, Manifesta 11 begins. Zurich, as everyone knows, is all about the money. Christian Jankowski hit it right on the head when he chose “What People Do For Money,” as the theme this year for Manifesta.