Gallery Weekend: What To Do On Saturday

Last night were the opening parties. And with everything primed and open, now you get to explore. Every official gallery participating in Gallery Weekend is open 11am-7pm. So stop on by the Croy Nielsen or Eigen + Art (to name just a few) and enjoy the art while slowly, subtly, with just the hint of a smirk, revealing yourself to the wealthy collectors around you in hopes of favors to come. Gallery Weekend. Is. On!

Open all day: 11am- 7pm

All official galleries in Gallery Weekend are open. Come check ’em out. Make sure to stick with our curated picks of where to go to get your best options.

11am – Italian Embassy Berlin – Finissage “Embassy goes Contemporary” 

Ermahgorp eat your little heart out––it’s free! Coffee! From. The Italians! Since December 2012, a series of 28 works from Italian artists have been on display in the Italian Embassy in Berlin. Come toast their “finissage” (i.e. departure) with a closing reception, featuring a light brunch and some illy espresso. A tasteful morning option, naturalmente.

5pm me Collectors Room – Chat With Thomas Olbricht and Jonas Burgert 

For those with some German under their belts, we couldn’t recommend highly enough this chat with eccentric collector Thomas Olbricht at me Collectors Room. Olbricht’s collection ranges from cutting-edge contemporary to cabinet curiosities from centuries past. Here he chats with artist Jonas Burgert on the relationship between collectors and artists, and how the collection’s evolved in its 15 years of existence.

5pm – Berlinische Galerie – Chamber Music (Vestibule)

Quick! Head to the Berlinische Galerie for the opening of their new music installation by Ari Benjamin Meyers. Starting at 5pm, his new music installation will echo through the halls of the Berlinische space. It’ll stay open for tje whole darn year, but nothing like catching it while it’s fresh.

11pm – Berghain Kantine10 Years of Supportico Lopez  party night

Fwubba fwubba fwubba fwubba fwubba fwubba fwub.Fwubba-fwubba-fwubba-fwubba-fwubba-fwubba-fwub. See me in the corner? I’m the doughy white man off-beatedly shaking my butt to the dubstep beats playing in the Berghain Kantine. We can’t promise hard techno, but we can promise good times with a lineup of DJs including Arthur Rieger, Giogotto Lopez, Bernie, and a very special unannounced guest. The lineup’s brought to you by the fine folks of Supportico Lopez, so it’s sure to be hip.

12am til late – Sugarhigh/Cookies Berlin “Art Through The Night” Party – [12€]

And finally tie your Saturday up with a nice little bow at this alternative-to-Gallery-Weekend event. Expect a line-up of DJs and electronic music to keep the grooves flowing all night. The “boundary-defying” act Planningtorock will play along with Mieko Suzuki, backed by video installations from Christian Graupner in the Cookies’s cinema along with “art interventions” by Ink Agop.

Article by Christopher Shea