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The exhibitions you can’t miss this Gallery Weekend

It’s that time of the year again, when Berlin’s galleries turn the capital into one giant art fair. Here are our must-sees for the 2024 Gallery Weekend (April 26-28).

Wolfgang Tillmans, Ulaanbaatar Still Life (2023), courtesy of Galerie Buchholz.

Across three days, the annual art fair has galleries across Berlin wheeling out their brightest artists. Alongside Berlin Art Week in September, Gallery Weekend is the biggest art event in the calendar, and even if you’re not ferried around in one of the sponsored BMW saloons (reserved for VIPs and high-net-worth individuals), your very own two-wheeled limo – aka your bike – will get you everywhere you need to go. Just don’t attempt to see it all; it’s impossible to visit more than 10 galleries in a day without suffering from art overload.

Potsdamer Straße in Schöneberg, with its large cluster of galleries, is the epicentre of the weekend. Here, highlights include the Wales-born multidisciplinary artist, Angharad Williams, at Schiefe Zähne, and the hyped young artist and fashion designer, Akeem Smith, at Heidi on nearby Kurfürstenstraße – two of the four locations (the others being Galerie Noah Klink and Molitor) debuting at Gallery Weekend this year.

Angharad Williams, installation view, Eraser. Photo: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2022.
  • Schiefe Zähne, Potsdamer Str. 103, details.
  • Heidi, Kurfürstenstr. 145, details.

Next, make your way to Klosterfelde Edition who will be putting on More than once – 35 Years of Klosterfelde Edition. Like a greatest hits of the past few decades, the show will feature such luminaries as Rosemarie Trockel and John Bock, and give visitors the chance to observe their incredible development over the pioneering lifespan of the gallery. Although not officially part of Gallery Weekend, just a little further on is Nome Gallery, who will be showing the American interdisciplinary artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed, her first solo exhibition following her excellent presentation at KW Institute for Art last year.

Editions and Multiples 1990-2000, Installation view, Klosterfelde Edition Hamburg, December 2000 – January 2001 © Courtesy of the artists & Klosterfelde Edition
  • Klosterfelde Edition, Potsdamer Str. 97, details.
  • Nome Gallery, Potsdamer Str. 72, details.

Over in Charlottenburg, photographer Wolfgang Tillmans has a new show at Galerie Buchholz – we dare you to ask for the price list. Also, (despite not having an official role in Gallery Weekend) don’t forget to drop by Setareh Gallery to see what Chinese artist and activist aaajiao (the online persona of Xu Wenkai) is getting up to. In Mitte, at neugerriemschneider, Rirkrit Tiravanija’s intriguingly-named exhibition, untitled 2024, promises to be well worth a visit. Finally, head over to Haley Mellin’s show at Dittrich & Schlechtriem to see the respected artist and conservationist’s paintings in her first solo show with the gallery.

Haley Mellin, Painting outdoors, Cloud Forest, Northern Highlands. Image courtesy of DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM and the artist
  • Galerie Buchholz, Fasanenstr. 30, details.
  • Sexauer Gallery, Streustr. 90, details.
  • neugerriemschneider, Christinenstr. 18-19/Haus 9, Mitte, details.
  • Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Linienstr. 23, details.