Must-See Art Guide: What Not to Miss in Berlin This Weekend and Beyond

Apr 29, 2022

This weekend is a busy one in the Berlin gallery scene—with many galleries opening their doors to show works by emerging and established artists, with most galleries participating from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1.

What’s on our list? We’ll be heading to Esther Schipper Gallery to see “Hempisheres,” David Claerbout’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, which brings together two large-scale video projections that incorporate found footage of an amateur film made in the 1920s mixed with digital renderings. 

Another must-see is “Mesmerizing Mesh” at Galerie Barbara Wein, featuring 26 collages by artist Haegue Yang made from hanji (traditional Korean paper) as well as two “Sonic Sculptures.”

But there’s a lot more to see. We’ve put together a list of shows we’ll definitely be checking out.

David Claerbout, Aircraft (F.A.L.) (2015–21). Courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper.

Exhibition: “David Claerbout: Hemispheres”
When: Through May 28, 2022
Where: Esther Schipper, Potsdamer Strasse 81E, Berlin

Philipp Fürhofer, Waldboden (2021). Courtesy of Galerie Judin.

Exhibition: “Philipp Fürhofer: The Truths Behind“
When: April 30–June 11, 2022
Where: Galerie Judin, Potsdamer Straße 83, Berlin

Haegue Yang, Barbell-Powered Sunrising Soul Sheet Atop Another – Mesmerizing Mesh #79 (2021). Courtesy of Barbara Wien.

Exhibition: “Haegue Yang: Mesmerizing Mesh – Paper Leap and Sonic Guard”
When:  April 29–July 30, 2022
Where: Barbara Wien, Schöneberger Ufer 65, 3rd Floor, Berlin

Wolfgang Laib, Reishäuser. Courtesy of Buchmann Galerie.

Exhibition: “Wolfgang Laib”
When: April 29—June 25, 2022
Where: Buchmann Galerie, Charlottenstraße 13, Berlin

Anton Henning, Pin-up No. 244 (2019). Courtesy Galerie Michael Haas.

Exhibition: “Anton Henning: Future and Grace, No.1”
When: April 29–June 25, 2022
Where: Galerie Michael Haas, Niebuhrstraße 5 Berlin 

Gregor Gleiwitz, 21.06.2021 (2021). Courtesy of Setareh.

Exhibition: “Gregor Gleiwitz: XYLETEN”
When: April 29–June 18, 2022
Where: Setareh, Schöneberger Ufer 71 Berlin

Daniel Poller, Birds of Tegel (2022). Courtesy of Galerie Poll.

Exhibition: “Birds of Tegel: Photography by Daniel Poller”
When: Through June 11, 2022
Where: Galerie Poll, Gipsstraße 3 (Ecke Auguststraße), Berlin

André Thomkins, Untitled (ca. 1953). Courtesy of Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner.

Exhibition: “André Thomkins”
When: April 29–June 18, 2022
Where: Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, Fasanenstraße 72, Berlin

Hamlet Lavastida, Untitled. Courtesy of Galerie Crone.

Exhibition: “Hamlet Lavastida: Two Two Three Nine”
When: April 29–June 18, 2022
Where: Galerie Crone, Fasanenstraße 29, 10719, Berlin