Reminder: Gallery Weekend Berlin – David Claerbout, Hemispheres and Concurrent Exhibitions
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Gallery Weekend Berlin 2022
David Claerbout, Hemispheres

Exhibition view: David Claerbout, Hemispheres, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
David Claerbout

Opening Friday April 29, 6–9pm as part of Gallery Weekend Berlin
On view through May 28, 2022
Extended opening hours on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 11am–7pm

Join us tomorrow, Friday April 29, 6–9pm, for Hemispheres, David Claerbout's first solo exhibition with the gallery, opening for Gallery Weekend Berlin.

On view are two large-scale video projections: The Close, 2022, and Aircraft (F.A.L.), 2015-21. The title of the exhibition refers to the two sides of the brain, which each process information differently, yet complement each other’s functions to create consciousness; likewise, the two works presented in the exhibition have disparate themes, but together represent reciprocal parts of Claerbout’s practice.

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Exhibition view: David Claerbout, Hemispheres, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Watch now – David Claerbout discusses his practice and the works in his latest exhibition at Esther Schipper.
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Below you will find your Gallery Weekend Berlin guide, featuring concurrent exhibitions in Berlin and Germany, and a bespoke Google Map of exhibitions around the city.
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Concurrent Exhibitions in Berlin

Rosa Barba, NO – Orchestra con nastro, 2022, installation, film loop 16mm, optical sound, piano strings, kinetics, dimensions variable. Commissioned by MAXXI, co-produced by Bertelsmann / Archivio Storico Ricordi
MAXXI Collection. Rai Teche Material licensed by Rai Com S.p.A., Archivio Storico Ricordi © Ricordi & C. S.r.l. Milano. Photo: Mathias Schormann. © Rosa Barba, VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn 2022
Opera Opera. Allegro ma non troppo
With Rosa Barba
Unter den Linden 5
10117 Berlin
April 27 – August 22, 2022

With Opera Opera. Allegro ma non troppo, the PalaisPopulaire is showcasing an art form that is as controversial as it is beloved—and an elementary aspect of Italian culture. Opera, whose name derives from the Italian word for “work,” is a theatrical genre in constant flux that has always staged the process of creation, work, and doing through imagination and creativity. Opera reflects the drama of life and unites all kinds of disciplines, from music to poetry, from design to choreography, from painting to acting, film, and performance. Conceived by MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome and featuring thirty protagonists of international art, the exhibition pays homage to opera from the perspective of contemporary visual art and architecture.
Karin Sander, Patina Painting 195, Storm, July 2019, 2019, stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer, 40 x 50 cm. Photo © Studio Kairn Sander
pain/t/hing - ausser Haus
With Karin Sander
HaL – Haus am Lützowplatz
Lützowplatz 9
10785 Berlin
April 28 – June 19, 2022

The exhibition pain/t/hing - ausser Haus shows seven positions that can be located in the fluid terrain between painting, sculpture, object and installation. In the artistic working process, a hands-on approach is taken to materials and things, just as organic properties or physical conditions become the authors of the works.
Rosa Barba, This Space Populated by Infinite Colors, 2021, handblown glass, wood, 248 x 56 x 54 cm. © Rosa Barba, VG-Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
at dawn
With Rosa Barba
Julia Stoschek Collection
Leipziger Str. 60
10117 Berlin
April 28 – December 4, 2022

The group exhibition at dawn draws connections between techniques of image production and the social and political work that goes into imagining alternatives to what the late Cuban American thinker José Esteban Muñoz called our “poisonous and insolvent” present. The show seeks to express a sense of art’s utopian horizon—a generative space of desire, experimentation, and queer relationality aligned with what he described as “ecstatic time.” Featuring thirty works ranging from an early performance video by Joan Jonas to Jacolby Satterwhite’s allegorical and animated worlds, the exhibition offers examples of how artists carve out spiritual, psychological, and physical enclaves that call for “something else, something better, something dawning.”
Karin Sander, Tao, 2022, conservation of traces left by former resident of Heidestraße 54.
Photo © Studio Karin Sander
With Karin Sander
Haus Kunst Mitte
Heidestraße 54
10557 Berlin
April 29 – July 24, 2022

Haus Kunst Mitte, an exhibition space for national and international contemporary art in the center of Berlin, will host Strong Duo. which brings together eight well-known women art professors together with their female students. The result is a cross-generational and medially diverse dialogue between established and emerging women artists. The concept of the exhibition is based on current questions in the world of art and its institutions about the gender inequality in representation, recognition and pay. Karin Sander's site specific work, located in the staircase of the institution, captures the traces left by one of the former residents of the building: Tao, a dog who in the course of his life shed innumerable hairs and left countless marks on the staircase.
Still: Ann Veronica Janssens, Spray 1, 2011, Single channel video, duration 0:55 min (loop). © Ann Veronica Janssens, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022
Blanc de Blancs
With Ann Veronica Janssens, Isa Melsheimer and Karin Sander
Villa Schöningen
Berliner Str. 86
14467 Potsdam
Through May 8, 2022

The wide-ranging group exhibition, Blanc de Blancs, curated by Sonia González and Gregor Hildebrandt brings together all-white works by 38 artists. As different as the works are, they all have one formal criterion in common: their examination of the color white. With an achromatic color that can mean not only reduction, but also diversity. The organizers want to emphasize white's multifaceted connotations: "A white book page as a new beginning, a white dove as a symbol of peace, Buddhist monks wearing white for mourning. Purity, innocence, infinity, perfection, silence, emptiness, coolness. Hardly any color has as much meaning as the color white." Pictured above is a still from Ann Veronica Janssens work Spray 1. Shot with an ultrahigh-speed camera, the video seemingly arrests time.
Isa Melsheimer / Oliver Mark, Georg, 2022, 50 x 70 cm, glossy C - Print on aluminium Dibond 1/2. © Isa Melsheimer / Oliver Mark
With Isa Melsheimer and Karin Sander
Guardini Foundation

Askischer Platz 4
10963 Berlin
Through May 11, 2022

Oliver Mark invited 61 artists to work on his photos. Anything could be done to them: cutting, scratching, twisting, framing, pasting, mounting, embroidering and painting beyond recognition. The interventions are as surprising as they are innovative. The format varied - as did the type of photographic paper. Sometimes the photo was glossy or matte, sometimes on baryta paper, Hahnemühle, or canvas, etc. It was up to each artists how to proceed. Two prints each were made, with one work remaining with each artist. For the pictured work, Isa Melsheimer contributed one of her embroidered Insecta masks which was integrated into a picture taken by Oliver Mark.
Karin Sander, Brushstroke, White, 1995, clip-frame, wallpaint on glass, 20 x 25 cm. Photo © Studio Karin Sander
Friendship. Nature. Culture.
44 Years of the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection
Works of the Collection 1920–2021
With Karin Sander
Mercedes-Benz Contemporary
Haus Huth
Alte Potsdamer Straße 5
10785 Berlin
Through August 28, 2022

The anniversary exhibition Friendship. Nature. Culture. 44 Years of the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection looks back on the development of an internationally renowned corporate collection. From over 3,000 artworks in the collection, founded in 1977, about 100 works by ca. 70 artists have been selected. Relating, in a broad sense, to contemporary phenomena in the context of friendship, nature and culture, the artistic works from a period of 100 years form networks and explore the interplay between art and human coexistence. Curated by Renate Wiehager, the exhibition shows a cross-section of the collection’s history from its beginnings in the tradition of South German Modernism, through abstract-minimalist approaches, and further to a current focus on international photography and media art.


Concurrent Exhibitions in Germany

Hito Steyerl, This is the Future, 2019, video installation, environment, single channel HD video, This is the Future (color, sound, projected retro on smart foil switchable opacity projection screen), Power Plants installation (stainless steel scaffolding structures, LED panels (3,9 mm pitch), multichannel video loop (12 video motifs, color, mute), LED text panels, text video loop (4 motifs, color, mute), installation dimensions variable (min room dimensions 10 m wide and 14 m long), duration This is the Future: 16:00 min. © Hito Steyerl, VG-Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022
Photo © n.b.k. / Jens Ziehe
FLOWERS! Flowers in the Art of the 20th and 21st Century
With Hito Steyerl
Museum Ostwall
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund
April 30 – September 29, 2022
Ceal Floyer, Newton’s Cradle, 2017, Newton’s cradle, plinth, overall 140 x 14 x 14 cm. Photo © John Berens
Hängepartie. Kunst mit Offenem Ende
With Ceal Floyer
Museum Für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
Through May 1, 2022
Julia Scher, Greta, 2022, marble, 40 × 76 × 30 cm. Photo © Rolf K. Wegst
Julia Scher
Planet Greyhound
Kunsthalle Gießen
Through May 1, 2022
Matti Braun, Untitled, 2019, hand-blown glass objects on a custom-made steel tables designed by the artist, 12,8 x ø 22,1 cm, 17,1 x ø 27,8 cm, 20,9 x ø 25,8 cm, 16,5 x ø 22,5 cm, 15,2 x ø 25,9 cm, 19,6 x ø 25,6 cm, 13,3 x ø 21 cm, 18,5 x ø 25,7 cm, 27,5 x ø 19,5 cm (9 glass parts), 82 x ø 140 cm approx (table). Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Dip in the Past
With Matti Braun
Lenbachhaus, Munich
Through May 15, 2022
Plinth, back: Isa Melsheimer, Hablik 2, 2009, glass, tin, 52 × 40 × 36 cm
Plinth, front: Isa Melsheimer, Hablik 3, 2009, glass, tin, 68 × 49 × 51 cm
Exhibition view: Fragile! Alles aus Glas. Grenzbereiche des Skulpturalen, Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn, 2021-22
Fragile! Everything made of glass. Borderlands of the Sculptural
With Karin Sander and Isa Melsheimer
Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn
Through May 15, 2022
Karin Sander, Rudolf Bernert 1:10, 1998, 3D body scan of the living person, FDM (fused deposition modeling), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), airbrush, scale 1:10; height: ca. 18 cm. Photo © Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
Director's Cut – Insights into the Growth of a Collection
With Karin Sander
Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
Through May 15, 2022
Image © Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: PUNCTUM / Alexander Schmidt
Tino Sehgal
Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig
Through July 27, 2022
Karin Sander, Paradise 231, Piece of Turf, 2013, 7 pieces of artificial turf, foam rubber, each 3 x 200 cm. Photo © Martin Lauffer
KölnSkulptur #10
With Karin Sander
Skulpturenpark Köln
Riehler Straße entrance, Cologne
Through July 31, 2022
Exhibition view: Color as Program, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, 2022.
Photo: Simon Vogel, 2022 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH
Color as Program
With works by Rosa Barba, Angela Bulloch, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Hito Steyerl
Co-curated and exhibition architecture by Liam Gillick
Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
Through August 7, 2022
Simon Fujiwara, Letters From Mexico, 2011, mixed media installation, dimensions variable.
Photo © Hamburger Kunsthalle
something new, something old, something desired
With Thomas Demand and Simon Fujiwara
Galerie der Gegenwart
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Through February 18, 2024

Opening Soon – Germany

Cemile Sahin⁠, Bad People, Bad News, 2021⁠, 3-channel video, installation⁠, construction for screen made of lacquered metal pipes, dimensions variable⁠, duration: 40 min⁠, chairs: 108 cm x 58 cm x 95 cm, 4 pieces⁠, carpet: 600 x 400 cm, approx. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Identity Not Proven
New Acquisitions for the Federal Art Collection of Germany
With Cemile Sahin
Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
May 7 – October 3, 2022
Hito Steyerl, November, 2004, DV, single channel, sound, duration: 25 min. Still © the artist
düsseldorf photo+
With Hito Steyerl
Selected venues, Düsseldorf
May 13 – June 19, 2022

10785 BERLIN
Esther Schipper GmbH, Potsdamer Stra├če 87, 10785 Berlin