Berlin Art Weekend

The Berlin Art Weekend took place on 29 April to 1 May this year and offered as much interesting contemporary art as expected. We went to the weekend on Friday and in the evening attended the artist talk at the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle where their artist of the year, Basim Magdy, was in conversation with the curator. The artist, who was born in Egypt in 1977 and now lives in Basel and Cairo, uses the future as an opportunity to take a critical look at the present. He has repeatedly emphasized that utopias do not work because they have nothing to do with the reality of the present in which they are developed. Full of absurd humor, Basim Magdy’s art confronts us with things we often repress: the uncertain, the uncontrollable.

The other shows taking place during the weekend were as follows:

Berlin Art Weekend Galleries

Arratia Beer: Ed Fornieles
Galerie Guido W. Baudach: Andy Hope 1930
Blain | Southern: Harland Miller
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi: Oscar Murillo; Stephen G. Rhodes
BQ: Jochen Lempert
Galerie Buchholz: Wolfgang Tillmans
Buchmann Galerie: Bettina Pousttchi; Daniel Buren
Capitain Petzel: Christopher Williams
Carlier | Gebauer: Mark Wallinger; Iman Issa
Contemporary Fine Arts: Gert & Uwe Tobias; Christian Rosa
Mehdi Chouakri: Philippe Decrauzat
Crone: Hanne Darboven
Croy Nielsen: Sebastian Black; Megan Rooney
Delmes & Zander: Horst Ademeit
Galerie Eigen + Art: Carsten Nicolai
Konrad Fischer Gallery: Alice Channer
Michael Fuchs Gallery: Tomi Ungerer
Gerhardsen Gerner: Jim Lambie
Galerie Michael Haas: Paula Modersohn-Becker; Leiko Ikemura
Galerie Max Hetzler: de Waal Edmund
Johnen Gallery: Martin Honert
Kewenig: Ghada Amer
Kicken Berlin: Sibylle Bergemann, Rudi Meisel, Gabriele and Helmut Nothhelfer, Helga Paris, Petra Wunderlich, Ulrich Wüst
Terminal's: Bernard Piffaretti
Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition: Rirkrit Tiravanija
King Gallery: Annette Kelm; K. H. Hödicke; Katharina Grosse, Jeppe Hein, Camille Henrot, Alicija Kwade, Michael Sailstorfer, Tatiana Trouvé, David Zink Yi
KOW: Tobias Zielony; Hiwa K
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler: Rachel Harrison
Tanya Leighton: Aleksandra Domanovic
Daniel Marzona: Olaf Holzapfel
Mathew Gallery: Richard Phillips
Meyer Riegger: Miriam Cahn
Galerie Nagel Draxler: Egan Frantz; Günther Förg, Hans-Jörg Mayer, Martin Kippenberger, Heimo Zobernig
Gallery New: Anne Collier; Victor Man
neugerriemschneider: Tobias Rehberger
Gallery Nordenhake: Michael Schmidt
Peres Projects: Mike Bouchet
Galeria Plan B: Victor Man
Galerija Gregor Podnar: Julije Knifer
PSM: Eduardo Basualdo
Aurel Scheibler: Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Esther Schipper: Tomás Saraceno
Galerie Micky Schubert: Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili
Galerie Thomas Schulte: Idris Khan; Daniel Buren
Société: Petra Cortright
Sprüth Magers: Tea Jorjadze; Craig Kauffman; Alexandre Singh
Supportico Lopez: Adriano Costa
Barbara Thumm Gallery: Diango Hernández
VW (Veneklasen / Werner): Pat O'Neill
Galerie Barbara Weiss: Maria Eichhorn
Wentrup: Peles Empire
Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner: Per Kirkeby
Barbara Wien: Michael Rakowitz
Zak | Branicka: KwieKulik