five berlin galleries you need to know

Frieze might be the biggest art fair, but Berlin's got the best galleries.

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15 October 2015, 8:45am

Mathew Gallery

What do you wear to work?
David: Calvin Klein Collection looks.

Bianca: I prefer Mathew Gallery merchandise.

How did you get to where you are now?
David: Watching a lot of TV.
Bianca: Same.

Who are the three artists we should know?
David: James K, Dawn Mok, Liam Hodges.
Bianca: Chicklette, Kablam, Gili Tal. And Lou Dallas!

What would be your dream exhibition?
David: 
Luchino Visconti x DTTK

What makes a good exhibition?
David: That it has something to do with the time we are in.

Your thoughts on Berlin's art scene?
Bianca: I do not think that "scenes" can be described by their geographical location.

What do you like most about your job?
David: Bianca and Pete and all the artist we show.
Bianca: David and Pete and all the artist we show, and Wilmersdorf and Harlekin next door!

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Future Gallery 

What do you wear to work?
Slacks, button down, Roshe runs

How did you get to where you are now?
Hustle hard, then hustle harder.

Who are the three artists we should know?
Iain Ball, Constant Dullaart and Brenna Murphy

Who would be in your dream exhibition?
Hieronymus Bosch, Matthew Barney, Jon Rafman

Your thoughts on Berlin's art scene?
It's becoming more established.

What do you like most about your job?
I get to deal with great ideas for a living.

futuregallery.org

Croy Nielsen

What do you wear to work?
Oliver: Washed out jeans and unpressed shirts.
Henrikke: Baggy pants and shirt. Or simple jeans and chunky sweaters.

How did you get to where you are now?
Henrikke: 
Through good and bad detours.

Who are the three artists we should know?
Oliver: Olga Balema, Albert Mertz und Sebastian Black.

What would be your dream exhibition?
Oliver:
It already happened, when Ben Schumacher separated our gallery in two halves.

What are your thoughts on Berlin's art scene?
Henrikke: 
Be prepared.

What do you like most about your job?
Henrikke: 
The daily surprises. 

croynielsen.de

KOW

What do you wear to work?
Never the same thing twice.

How did you get to where you are now?
Alexander through art, Nikolaus through music, and Raphael through frustration.

Who are the three artists we should know?
Alexander: Edouard Manet.
Nikolaus: Flatbush Zombies.
Raphael: Joëlle Tuerlinckx.

What would be your dream exhibition?
Something about tantra.

What makes a good exhibition?
Many roads lead to Rome. The most interesting exhibitions develop their own vocabulary. A hypertext that is bigger than the individual work and that is strong enough to build it's own argument. Namely, an argument the world needs.

Gedanken zur Berliner Kunstszene?
This.

What do you like most about your job?
We can do what we want. 

kow-berlin.info

König Galerie

What do you wear to work?
No underwear.

How did you get to where you are now?
Today I walked.

Who are the three artists we should know?
I don't know whom you should know.

What would be your dream exhibition?
I don't kiss and tell.

What makes a good exhibition?
Good art.

Your thoughts on Berlin's art scene?
It's been archived.

What do you like most about your job?
Smoking breaks. 

koeniggalerie.com

Credits


Text Alexandra Bondi de Antoni 
Photography Patrick Desbrosses