THE FEMALE ARTIST YOU NEED TO SEE AT THE BERLIN GALLERY WEEKEND
This weekend is huge for all the art lovers in Berlin: it’s the 13th edition of the Berlin Gallery Weekend in the city! From the 29th of April until the 1st of May 47 galleries will open their vernissages this weekend. We have selected our favorite female artists that will be exhibited at Berlin Gallery Weekend – open for everybody. Have an artsy weekend!
Charlotte Posenenske @ Mehdi Chouakri
Charlotte Posenenske is a German artist who died age 55 in 1985. Her artworks were rediscovered posthumously. Influenced by French painter Cézanne and the Dutch and Russian avantgarde, she was a minimalist and conceptual artist who worked on participative art and sold her pieces for the price of the material she used. She later decided to quit art and go back to Uni, studying sociology because she felt like art couldn’t impact quickly enough on a political level. She viewed art as something that should be for the crowd and not for individuals.
Mehdi Chouakri Gallery, Invalidenstraße 117, Entrance Schlegelstraße 26, 10115 Berlin
Candice Breitz @ KOW
Born in Johannesburg, Candice Breitz works with moving images installations. Her new piece ‘Love Story’ features American actors Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore telling stories of seven individuals who had to flee oppression in their mother country to find hope of a better place to live. She questions how we value informations according to the media which delivers it to us and shows our society’s hypocrisies – we might be more interested in hearing two famous hollywood actors reporting on someone’s suffering than from those who really experienced it, like for example a transgender Indian activist or a former child soldier from Angola.
KOW Gallery, Brunnenstraße 9, 10110 Berlin
Katja Strunz & Sarah Lucas @ Contemporary Fine Arts
Sarah Lucas is a British artist born in London who is part of the Young British Artist movement that emerged in the 90s. Her art involves very humorous displays and sexual metaphors as well as references to gender or death. She is a very wild and provocative artist who uses everyday material to criticize the absurdity of our lives.
Katja Strunz is a German artist who works and lives in Berlin. She is influenced by constructivist theories and is fascinated by the concept of time. Her sculptures are often folded pieces of abstract composition that remind us of the art of the origami. She also works with more figurative pictures she reuses adding 3D items, here some balloons that are also used in other works.
Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, Am Kupfergraben 10, 10117 Berlin
Pamela Rosenkranz @ Sprüth Magers
With only 35, Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz represented Switzerland at the Biennale di Venezia in 2015. The young and successful artist questions the presence of the human body in the contemporary world. Her installations, paintings and videos tacle a wide range of topics such as medicine, religion or marketing. For the gallery weekend she will present her installation “She has no mouth” featuring light, scent and sound.
Sprüth Magers Gallery, Oranienburger Straße 18, 10178 Berlin
Lu Yang @ Société
“Welcome to LuYang hell” is the provocative and inviting title of the exhibition of the Shanghai-born artist. Her work focuses on different topics such as mortality, religion and neuroscience. The young media artist explores the meaning of life in a digital world going to extremes that can be genuinely shocking to some: she made dead frogs dance to funky electro beats through electroshocks in her artwork “Reanimation! Underwater zombie frog ballet” in 2011.
Société Gallery, Genthinerstraße 36, 10785 Berlin
Grotte Capitale @ Exile Gallery
This group exhibition mainly showcases female artists, up and coming as well as established artists such as poet and artist Hanne Lippard, French painter Nathalie du Pasquier – former member of the Memphis design movement – or Verena Pfisterer, a German artist and scientist of the 60s avant-garde.
Exile Gallery, Kurfürstenstraße 19, 10785 Berlin