Skalitzers Contemporary Art
(Tor 4, near Modersohnstrasse)
Skalitzers Contemporary Art has an international focus on emerging and progressive contemporary artists and art forms. The gallery was established in 2009 in Berlin by Australians Kelly Reiffer and Rory Schmitz.
Operating between Europe and Australia, with a permanent gallery in Berlin, Skalitzers produces exhibitions and projects with artists who work between the public and private sphere. Many of the artists represented have roots in the street but defy the categorisation of street art.
Following the gallery's first Australian exhibition in Perth last year, Skalitzers will launch in Sydney in March 2013.
Skalitzers has recently moved to a new 360sqm Berlin space in Friedrichshain, located at the former Railway Workshops on Revaler Strasse. The Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk (RAW) was formed in 1867 as the Royal Prussian Railway Workshop Berlin II for the repair of railway carriages, and used as a general industrial site by the DDR until 1989. RAW was decommissioned in 1994 and abandoned for several years before becoming home to artists in the late 1990s. The area was acquired from the Deutsche Bahn in 2007 and the buildings will remain until its development later this decade. The gallery is located at the eastern end near Modersohnstrasse, directly opposite Gate 4.