April 29–July 16
Ahead of exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and the Phillips Collection
in Washington, D.C., Pousttchi shows exacting, ceramic squares in lattice patterns, which were inspired by the arrangements of wooden beams she saw in photographs of historic, half-timbered houses. The squares are displayed in careful, architectural formations that engage with the space, like tiles climbing up the walls.
Buchmann Box, Charlottenstraße 75
April 29–July 16
This show of early works by Buren comprises iconic 8.7-cm-wide stripe works that sit on the floor like objects, rather than paintings. Dating from 1966 and 1969, these are among the artist’s first signature works, which he created in situ across the world.
April 30–May 28
Wallinger’s stunning “id Paintings” (2015) may resemble Rorschach prints, but they’re actually physical traces of the artist himself—created by covering his hands in paint and running them across canvases cut to the size of his arm span and height. In Issa’s “Heritage Studies,” her first exhibition with the gallery, the artist shows recent works from a series of sculptures inspired by artifacts in museums—like an astrolabe found in Iraq dating to 984 A.D.—and consider the relevance of these historic objects in the present.
April 30–June 18
This new show of Darboven’s work follows recent retrospectives at Haus der Kunst in Munich and Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, and continues to explore the late conceptual master’s legacy. Best known for her minimalist installations, the show includes early works that preceded her use of systems of codes and numbers, as well as the rarely displayed 444-part installation Evolution Leibniz (1986).
April 29–June 11
In “No Chronology,” Piffaretti continues the practice of reflecting on the act of painting, while painting. In creating these works, his methodical process involved dividing his canvases vertically with a line of paint, creating an abstract image on one side, then replicating it on the other side.
Tempelhofer Ufer 22
April 30–June 16
Artist duo Peles Empire bring their expansive practice into the gallery through a room-sized installation spanning sculpture, rugs, and wallpaper. The artists, Katharina Stöver and Barbara Wolff, are inspired by the anachronistic fusion of decorative styles they encountered in the historic Peles Castle in Romania; their work revolves around recreating the lush rooms there.
April 9–May 29; April 29–March 29; April 29–March 3, 2017
At St. Agnes, Kelm’s enigmatic photography fills the nave—images of everyday objects like playground equipment, pizza boxes, and dollar bills, set in bright colors and dynamic compositions—while Comte transforms the chapel space. In her first show with the gallery, Comte debuts a site-specific, highly designed installation comprised of 10 hanging wooden plinths, paintings, and refined wood sculptures. Outside, the gallery has assembled a sculpture garden, including a water sculpture by
and an installation by
, which is open to the public for the first time.
Johann König, Dessauerstraße 6-7
April 29–May 14
During the time of the Berlin Wall and the decade following,
painter Hödicke had his studio in the West Berlin neighborhood where Johann König’s gallery now resides. The paintings on view are the artist’s observations of the urban development of this part of the city during the GDR era.