Berlin's main art drag

Kimberly Bradley
Apr 27, 2013 8:17AM

Anyone attempting to see all the shows at Gallery Weekend Berlin, which launched last night, April 26, with 51 openings in 51 galleries, could see that the gallery world here is wide-ranging, not just conceptually but also geographically. Still, a central artery runs through it – Potsdamer Strasse, just south of the New National Gallery, has slowly but surely (re)evolved into the city's main art strip, with no signs of stopping. Back in the 1920s, some of Germany's best dealers and artists exhibited their work here. On view now are works by Douglas Gordon at Blain|Southern, Jorinde Voigt at Klosterfelde, Ugo Rondinone at Esther Schipper, Aleksandra Domanovic at Tanya Leighton, and much more. Artists like Matt Mullican and Willem de Rooij live and work here. This weekend, all weekend, curious viewers are on the move.

For a longer look at the scene-making street:

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