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Special Edition: Gallery Weekend Berlin
by ArtSlant Team

FEEL INVITED: Gallery Weekend Berlin 2013

By Melissa King

Springtime feeling is rife in Berlin, and it seems the art world has caught on to the general mood of merriment that has stricken the city’s sun-deprived locals. With emails overfilling inboxes, reading material hitting the presses, and champagne stocks emerging from the deep freezes, the 2013 edition of Gallery Weekend promises to be a veritable free-for-all of art, artists, and, if all goes to plan, articulations of some truly noteworthy ideas.

This year’s line-up offers an impressive array of solo shows that fall both on and off the official roster. And while this weekend is about the galleries, it is, first and foremost, a weekend, and should be treated as such. Our tips for making the most of it? Don’t overcrowd your schedule so much as to miss the nuances of Berlin in its trans-seasonal glory. Visit the galleries, see the art, and remember to seat yourself at a local cafe with a ludicrously inexpensive bottle of beer.

“Feel Invited” happens to be one of the slogans brandished about by this year’s event organizers, and with that in mind, it’s time to fill up your calendars! Let’s dive into some favorites that will win the hearts, minds, and potentially, Euros of this weekend’s gallery-goers...

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Bryndís Björnsdóttir on Silicon Allee & Gallery Weekend Berlin

So there is this app. The EyeOut app is the official application of Gallery Weekend Berlin 2013. It makes sure you won’t miss a thing. It helps you plan your art weekend in advance, but also allows room for chance and instinct – you can just enter your location on your phone and see which galleries are nearby. A scroll, a link, and a touch round up the fifty-one galleries having concurrent openings this weekend. In an attempt to verify that I am human, I’d like to add some additional un-applied options to your weekend’s event calendar.

The app comes from Silicon Allee, Berlin’s very own version of Silicon Valley. In recent years, innovative entrepreneurs of the Internet start-up scene have flocked to the city, shifting the DNA make-up of the creative class of Berlin...

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Painter, poet, and musician Billy Childish is exhibiting a series of new paintings at Münzstrasse 23 with neugerriemschneider for Gallery Weekend Berlin. On the occasion of this special exhibition, all apparent achievements and misdemeanours are non defining, Norah Dineen asked him a few questions:

ND: How do you feel about your upcoming exhibition in Berlin?

BC: For someone who has no qualifications, was expelled from art school and told I would have to die to get recognition, it is a great big jam sandwich...

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Posted by ArtSlant Team on 4/27/13

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