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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. Art shall be admired by, discussed with and sold to the people the city so desperately would need to not plummet Germany’s GDP: wealthy Westerners who possibly have hunting dogs, at least one relative named Hubertus and art collecting in their blood. The 47 official participants have brought out the big guns, which this year once again results in a set of shows predominantly by white men. But such are the rules of the art market, where female artist sadly still tend to be considered from the “bored wife who took on watercolor painting as a hobby” angle. This, however, doesn’t mean the art will be bad. Aside from the chosen 47, 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.

Catch me if you can! AA Bronson + General Idea, 1968–2018 (exhibition view). Courtesy Esther Schipper, Berlin, photo Andrea Rossetti

Let’s dive right in and start with the big players. Esther Schipper dedicates this important spot in the calendar to the mythical collective General Idea and AA Bronson, the only one of its members still alive. Given the magnitude of General Idea’s influence on recent art history and queer aesthetics, this show might not only entice collectors, but also a broader audience hungry to witness an oeuvre that explored questions of race, sexuality, and self-representation fearlessly way before it became a thing to vent frustration with patriarchal structures in Snapchat stories.

At Mehdi Chouakri, the king of visual deadpan humor Hans-Peter Feldmann has decided to continue exploring his fascination with femininity. He shows an installation in which highly realistic sex dolls are arranged in domestic settings – reading a book, cuddling with pets – and displayed on pedestals. While those premises might inevitably turn certain people off, we think that Rainer Werner Fassbinder would have been a fan. Additionally, a display of older works dealing with womanhood will also be on view, as a sort of echo to the sex doll install.

Courtesy Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin

For soothing elegance, visit Tim Eitel’s show “Vie Imaginaire” at Galerie Eigen + Art. On view are the German artist’s signature figurations; in their slick composition and almost monastic simplicity, they draw you into beautiful, semi-realistic worlds, in which handsome people or objects are embedded into minimalist architectural or natural frames, peacefully lingering there, undisturbed by the chaos of reality. It’s like a movie with Tilda Swinton but without any murders or emotions more disturbing than an airy, all-encompassing pleasure.

Neugerriemschneider’s pairing of Mexican conceptualist Mario García Torres and Californian artist Pae White (hooray, a woman!) might be less restful, yet equally thought-provoking. By bringing these two together, it seems the website-less gallery has decided on a strategy of contrast: García Torres’ research on memory, transfer of histories and intellectual ambiguities is as aesthetically stripped-down as White’s room-encompassing explosions of color and texture are flamboyant.

Fiona Rae: Faerie gives delight and hurts not, 2017. Courtesy Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, photo: Antony Makinson

Another blue-chip gallery presenting works by a female artist is Buchmann Galerie: paintings by YBA-artist Fiona Rae are on view here. The Hongkong-born painter’s canvases play with the codes of abstraction by distorting lines and surfaces into arabesques and smoky clouds of pigment; from time to time, they recall preliminary sketches for some twisted orientalist Disney movie. Of all the artists that rose to fame in 1990s London, Ray might be one of the more elusive ones, making this show interesting from both a current and a historical point of view.

Galerie Max Hetzler has decided to honor photographer Thomas Struth. The German artist, who was recently the object of a maximalist retrospective at Munich’s Haus der Kunst, has been so implemental in expanding the stringent rules of German photography one might almost feel crushed by his legacy; but with Struth, each image inventively re-interrogates the hierarchy between subjectivity and objectivity anew. For Gallery Weekend, he’ll present new work: at the gallery’s Bleibtreustrasse location, you’ll see examples of Struth’s interest in the complexity of scientific and industrial environments, while a grand, temporary space on Kurfürstendamm will house photographs taken at Berlin’s Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research. Should you end up there, brace yourself for detailed images of dead animals (just sayin’, for the more sensitive among you).

Thomas Struth: Neutral Buoyancy Lab, JSC, Houston 2017. Courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Gliding into less blue-chip waters, mid-segment and young galleries also have exciting things in store.

As a sort of bridge between established and emerging art, let’s start with KOW. The gallery is filling its very distinctive architecture with surrealist variations courtesy the Cuban collective Los Carpinteros. In “El Otro El Mismo,” they present works in several media, including film and watercolor. As it is often the case, Los Carpinteros will reflect on the caesurae of Cuban history through carefully crafted works focusing on the mnemonic qualities of architecture and space.

At WentrupNevin Aladag brings her seductive reflections on multiculturalism to the table. The Turkish artist’s work was undoubtedly one of the few standouts at last year’s Documenta, an event so traumatically dysfunctional most of us are dreading the upcoming one in 2022. At her Berlin gallery, however, visitors shall marvel at the hopeful complexity of her Social Fabricsworks, in which she combines pieces of carpets from different origin, as well as her sculptures, in which traditional Indian building elements are assembled into beehive-like structures.

Nevin Aladag – Muster (installation view). Courtesy Wentrup, Berlin, photo: Trevor Good

In Mitte, alexander levy will see its space taken over by the always adventurous Julius von Bismarck. Arguably the most famous of the gallery’s protégés, Bismarck’s work is often limitless in scope yet condensed in its materiality. You might have seen him performing at Art Basel Unlimited in 2015, seated on a swiftly rotating concrete platform, which illustrated his interest in warping time structures and natural processes (how did he not throw up??). Not much is known about his upcoming show, but an elusive sketch on the gallery’s website indicates we might very well be walking on some giant conveyor belt.

If after all that you’re in the mood for good Turkish food and excellent Chinese art, head towards Kottbusser Tor. There, pop by Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, where you’ll be able to marvel at the work of Yu Honglei, who draws from the mundane elements of URL and IRL life, combining them into far-from-mundane sculptures and videos. Rare are the artists able to develop a signature aesthetic while remaining multifaceted, and Yu Honglei indeed is one of them. Also, the visual pleasure one might hope for when looking at an artwork never suffers from the artist’s cerebral approach to his practice: he often strikes a balance surprising for his relatively young age.

Yu Honglei: I[]#1, 2018. Courtesy Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Antenna Space, Shanghai; photo: def_image

We also suggest visiting the shows of Jo Baer at Barbara Thumm (a secret tip, as it is not officially listed), Senga Nengudi at Sprüth Magers and Faith Ringgold at Weiss Berlin: all three are killer women whose longstanding practices have always stayed true to a specific idea of radicality and independence from market pressures. And if you’re in the mood for a program that’s been refreshingly swimming against the monotonous stream, go to House of Egorn, which is conveniently located on Potsdamer Strasse anyway and will exhibit the fantastic work of two other exciting artists: Vivien Zhang and Julie Favreau.

But enough with commercial galleries: project spaces and institutions also have mouthwatering things on the menu. Schinkel Pavillon has possibly found the best antidote to the previously exhibited display of gratuitous vulgarity by Jordan Wolfson: a show of works by the legendary Louise Bourgeois. For an institution functioning with such reduced means and a small team, being able to bring a caliber like Bourgeois into its realm doesn’t only deserve critical attention, but also heartfelt congratulations. The show is already on and has been reviewed extensively (and positively), so not seeing it would be akin to refusing a slice of free, fresh pizza when stoned: an unexplainable missed occasion.

Louise Bourgeois: Peaux de Lapins, Chiffons Ferrailles à Vendre, 2006 © The Easton Foundation/VG-Bild-Kunst, photo: Andrea Rossetti

New to the game but definitely ready to play is PS120, an ambitious project space that also found its home amidst prostitutes and concept stores on Potsdamer Strasse. The inaugural group show, titled “The Way Things Run (Der Lauf der Dinge). Part 1: Loose Ends Don’t Tie,” has an exciting artist list that includes Alvaro BarringtonTom BurrJoan Jonas and Rosemarie Trockel. It deals with questions of physical and psychological displacement, a still very current issue of late capitalism, and we’re happy to see it being explored furthermore. Some Edouard Glissant has been thrown in as a reference – which makes sense, even though the inflationary use of his writing to explain everything from Norwegian cuisine to the Kardashian’s makeup addiction (thank you HUO) has become frankly abusive. But given the space and positions on view, we’re sure this will be a highlight.

Deep in Neukölln, project space horseandpony has managed to put together another stimulating group show. Young and old star in “Haptic House,” a display of “emotive subjecthood” (sic) by the likes of Kathy AckerDennis LoeschPrzemek PyszczekJonas SchoenebergAlan Sondheim and Zsofia Keresztes, among others. The show’s spice lies in bringing together works that, whether physically or psychologically, transcend established canons and allow for a certain malleability. Curated by Penny Rafferty, it also opens on Sunday and not on Friday like 95% of exhibitions, and the author of these lines can assure you that the space’s ambiance on a Sunday night might be the best remedy to the hangover you’ll probably be schlepping around.

Neolithic Childhood. Art in a False Present, c. 1930 (exhibition view). Courtesy Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, photo Laura Fiorio

Talking about transcending canons: at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, you may be in for a rare treat. The current show “Neolithic Childhood. Art in a False Present, c. 1930” sheds light on the loose concept of ‘World Art,’ a sauce successfully thickened by artists who questioned their contemporary condition and longed for alternatives to the commonplace departure points of history. Many of them turned their attention to prehistorical, non-occidental and previously ignored forms of creation; the development of new or progress in old sciences, such as ethnology or archeology, was undoubtedly helpful in these cultural explorations. Works by known protagonists of the period, such as Hans Arp or Brassaï, neighbor the ones of artists we might be less familiar with. Additionally, 600 archival sources are available, in case you feel like spending several days in HKW’s striking building.

It goes without saying that in between visiting all these shows, you might want to attend a talk, enjoy a performance or blow off some steam at a party. We don’t only provide you with an interactive map and overview of all exhibitions, but are also there to inform you about such events! Just subscribe to our alerts, and you’ll be that person impressing your friends by knowing more than anyone else about what’s hot this weekend. Turn Push Notifications in the settings of your Exhibitionary app, and you’ll be all set.

We haven’t even covered 10% of all the fantastic things that’ll be on view as of this weekend, and if you made it to the end of this text, you might realize: it’s definitely a lot. This plethora of exciting options is one of those elements that make Berlin unique and such a great place, despite the smell in the U-Bahn and local clubs’ insufferable door policies. But who knows, maybe you’re called Hubertus and will be chauffeured around in one of Gallery Weekend’s limousines, escaping the tortures of reality. Regardless, good hunting and have a fantastic time in Berlin!


– Karim Crippa

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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!

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.

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.

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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

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.

#Los Angeles
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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

#Los Angeles
#New York
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

#Los Angeles
#New York
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

#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.

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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

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

#New York
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

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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.

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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

#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.

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).

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:

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

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!

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.

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.