People come from all over the world to experience Berlin’s unique arts and cultural scene and there is surely no better time to come than during Gallery Weekend from April 28th – 30th. Held every year, the event showcases a vast range of artworks, pieces and installations in almost 50 galleries across Charlottenburg, Mitte and Kreuzberg.
Gallery Weekend offers a great opportunity to access many art spaces you may not have as easily discovered otherwise, as well as an exciting overview of the current outputs of some of Europe’s finest talented creative people. Participating galleries feature the work of local and foreign contemporary artists and the diversity of work on show is always impressive and inspiring. Works by established artists as well as up and coming artists are featured.
As well as the opportunity to see the art spaces and works, there is an interesting program of events being held including a panel discussion on Thursday 27th April about ‘Cultural practices beyond the global arts quota’, a book launch, film screenings, opportunities to meet the artists as well as various talks and performances.
Of course 47 different galleries is a lot to manage in just two days but there is a handy Gallery Weekend map that will certainly make things easier. If you take a broad overview of the map you can see that most of the galleries are clustered around 4 main locations and at least a dozen of them are right near the hotel in Charlottenburg so that would be a very logical place to start! The map also suggest some great local places to eat while you’re in the area, including one of our favourites – Lon Men’s Taiwanese noodle house.
Gallery Weekend launches at 6pm on Friday 28th April and all galleries will have extended opening hours until 9pm. Galleries will reopen Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 7pm both days.