The ultimate hot spot of the Gallery Weekend Berlin is Potsdamer Straße where many well-known galleries have settled in over the last years. The art scene has become buzzing and vibrant between the odd contrasts of Kurfürstenstraße and Wintergarten Varieté. Sometimes though, I am a bit upset that the whole artsy society is quiet elitist and closed towards an interested but maybe not so involved public.
I wonder: How can we deal with contemporary art in a more participatory and open-hearted way? During the upcoming Gallery Weekend Mumm Sekt is trying a new approach. The German sparkling wine company opened a pop-up Art Yard on Potsdamer Platz in collaboration with artist Daniel Egnéus. Egnéus, who is best known for his watercolor illustrations, has designed three Mumm Art Editions this year.
Under the motto “How does art taste?” he brought together a wild mix of colors and shapes that capture the moment of opening a bottle of sparkling wine. Yesterday, we went to the opening and took some impressions for you.
Daniel Egnéus is an absolute self-taught and globetrotter. Born in Sweden, he already lived in Milan and Rome, where he was probably inspired by the elegant women for his unique fashion watercolors. Currently he lives with his wife in Athens.
The Mumm Art Yard is open from April 27th to 29th everyday from 10 to 18h. In addition to interactive workshops, a watercolor photo box and an exhibition by Daniel Egnéus you can of course have a drink at the Mumm Bar.
This article and the photo series is a paid collaboration with Mumm Sekt.