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  • Ends July 31st 2015

  • Tracing the evolution of Joseph Beuys’s sculptures, this exhibition begins with early works influenced by Wilhelm Lehmbruck and Ewald Mataré. Many of the sculptures on view hail from Céline and Heiner Bastian’s own collection and are being shown at the gallery for the first time ever, following a long-term loan to the Hamburger Bahnhof.

    Beuys Sculptures

    Dec 5, 2014 - Jul 31, 2015

    Galerie Bastian

    Am Kupfergraben 10  / +493020673840 / galeriebastian.com
    Thu - Fri 11am to 5:30pm, Sat 11am to 4pm

  • American artist Laura Owens presents five paintings in her first exhibition with this gallery. Owens’s new works reference various mediums from textile arts to printmaking.

    Laura Owens

    May 1 - Jul 31, 2015

    Capitain Petzel

    Karl-Marx-Allee 45  / +493024088130 / capitainpetzel.de
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Featuring work made during a residency at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios in 2013, Korean artist Haegue Yang’s fourth solo exhibition at Wien Lukatsch retells Victor Hugo’s social critique The Man Who Laughs (1869) across ten panels plastered with black-and-white photographs and text. Also on view are Yang’s sonic sculptures and a new sculptural series made with artificial straw.

    Haegue Yang Temporary Permanent

    May 1 - Jul 31, 2015

    Wien Lukatsch

    Schöneberger Ufer 65, 3. OG  / +493028385352 / wienlukatsch.de
    Tue - Fri 1pm to 6pm, Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Curated by David Rimanelli, “My Wife Does the Dishes, I Do the Revolution,” takes Guy Debord not as subject but as object to consider issues of labor, fairness, gender, or to quote this spicy press release “whatever bedbugs remind you that our bourgeois world is cruel.” Drawing upon Rachel Harrison, Nicolas Guagnini, Dan Colen, Jacqueline Humphries, Freidrich Kunath, Charline von Heyl, and Sean Landers, this exhibition promises to be as fetching and seditious as ever.

    Group Exhibition My Wife Does the Dishes, I do the Revolution

    Jun 12 - Jul 31, 2015

    Kimmerich

    Weydingerstrasse 6  / +493027581291 / kimmerich.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 1st 2015

  • This exhibition focuses on Sanja Iveković’s proposal to reconstruct Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s sculptural brick “Monument to the November Revolution,” which was destroyed by the Nazis in 1933. Architectural designs for the new, updated monument are presented with research materials and documents related to Iveković’s ongoing project.

    Sanja Iveković Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein! (I was, I am, I shall be!)

    Jun 6 - Aug 1, 2015

    daadgalerie

    Zimmerstraße 90/91  / +49302613640 / daadgalerie.de
    Mon - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends August 2nd 2015

  • This retrospective dedicated to American artist, poet, and activist Jimmie Durham brings together videos, drawings, and sculptures made over the past two decades. The works on view, which include three new sculptures, reference struggles between man and nature and address issues related to national identity and political structures.

    Jimmie Durham Here at the Center.

    Jun 5 - Aug 2, 2015

    Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)

    Chausseestrasse 128-129  / +49302807020 / nbk.org
    Tue - Sun 12pm to 6pm, Thu 12pm to 8pm

  • Ends August 14th 2015

  • Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis uses industrial materials to explore ideas related to space, emptiness, and time. Installed across two floors, Reis’s aluminum, glass, wood, and fluorescent bulb constructions engage directly with the gallery’s architecture.

    Pedro Cabrita Reis

    May 1 - Aug 14, 2015

    Kewenig | Berlin

    Brüderstraße 10  / +493039880380 / kewenig.com
    Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 15th 2015

  • Brazilian artist Renata Lucas’s debut solo exhibition with this gallery continues the artist’s ongoing exploration of relationships between the individual and the urban environment. Presented in Neugerriemschneider’s courtyard, Lucas’s latest work is based on three fountains that are part of Berlin’s historic cityscape.

    Renata Lucas fontes e sequestros

    May 1 - Aug 15, 2015

    neugerriemschneider

    Linienstraße 155  / +493028877277 / neugerriemschneider.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends August 23rd 2015

  • This exhibition devoted to Sturtevant’s graphic oeuvre features one hundred works on paper. Starting with works made in the 1960s, the selection of drawings underscores the artist’s aesthetic interest in repetition and reinterpretation.

    Sturtevant Drawing Double Reversal

    May 30 - Aug 23, 2015

    Hamburger Bahnhof

    Invalidenstraße 50-51  / +4930266424242 / www.hamburgerbahnhof.de
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 10pm, Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends August 29th 2015

  • Isa Genzken’s eleventh solo exhibition at this gallery was conceived around the artist’s historic work El Salvador, 1980, an elongated wooden sculpture that appears to hover above the gallery floor. The artist presents new wall-mounted works in the company of this lacquered hyperboloid, which touches the ground only at its extremities.

    Isa Genzken El Salvador

    May 1 - Aug 29, 2015

    Galerie Buchholz | Berlin

    Fasanenstraße 30  / +493088624056 / galeriebuchholz.de
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends August 30th 2015

  • The ten artists—Claudia Angelmaier, Erica Baum, Anne Collier, Moyra Davey, Leslie Hewitt, Elad Lassry, Lisa Oppenheim, Erin Shirreff, Kathrin Sonntag, and Sara VanDerBeek—in this group show explore what it means to make photographs in the digital age by returning to traditional photographic processes. The exhibition presents images made with disappearing technologies and addresses the ease with which photographs are taken and circulated, thanks to today’s smartphones and digital media.

    Claudia Angelmaier, Erica Baum, Anne Collier, Moyra Davey, Leslie Hewitt Photo-Poetics: An Anthology

    Jul 10 - Aug 30, 2015

    Deutsche Bank KunstHalle

    Unter den Linden 13/15  / +49302020930 / deutsche-bank-kunsthalle.de
    10am to 8pm daily

  • Ends September 5th 2015

  • For his sixth solo show with this gallery, Christoph Keller presents sculptural installations, prints, drawings, and a film that will be completed during the run of the show. Mirrors feature prominently in the exhibition, which has a title borrowed from a 1922 novel by German philosopher Salomo Friedlaender (aka Mynona).

    Christoph Keller Grey Magic

    Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015

    Esther Schipper

    Schöneberger Ufer 65  / +4930374433133 / estherschipper.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends September 19th 2015

  • Part one of a two-venue exhibition dedicated to the late Italian artist Aldo Mondino presents fanciful paintings, sculptures, and installations including one made with marshmallows, Untitled (Marshmallow Swimming Pool), 1982. The second part of the show, “Rules for Illusions Part 2,” is on view at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi’s main space through August 1st.

    Aldo Mondino Rules for Illusions

    Apr 29 - Sep 19, 2015

    Eden Eden

    Bülowstr. 74, (Ecke Blumenthalstraße)  / +493026394985 / eden-eden.com
    Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends October 11th 2015

  • Bringing together two key figures in American painting, Mary Heilmann and David Reed, this exhibition features more than forty works. Tracing the artists' careers back to the 1970s, the show reveals how both have continually challenged traditions of abstract painting by infusing their works with narrative and emotion.

    Mary Heilmann & David Reed Two By Two

    Jun 3 - Oct 11, 2015

    Hamburger Bahnhof

    Invalidenstraße 50-51  / +4930266424242 / www.hamburgerbahnhof.de
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 10pm, Sun 11am to 6pm