Must-See Exhibitions in Berlin in Spring

Aleksandar Duravcevic,  “Another Winter” at König Galerie

The temperature is finally albeit still timidly encouraging us to get out into the streets – and if it’s not your first spring in Berlin, you know there’s more to enjoy than the lighthearted routine of acquiring some refreshments at a Spati and draining them in some lovely nature setting. It goes without saying that you can experience art (from murals to street buskers and beyond) in virtually every corner of this fine town, but Berlin is home to many galleries as well, most of which are free of charge! Get your creative juices flowing with the iHeartBerlin guide to the spring exhibition highlights!

St. Agnes (König Galerie)

It’s already been established that anything goes in Berlin – and St. Agnes Gallery is just another example of that – this former church designed in the Brutalist style has become an universal place of worship when it was turned into an art gallery. If the idea of entering this intriguing building does not suffice as an enticement, you’d be glad to find out that the current exhibition is also very engaging. The presented artist is Rinus Van de Velde, a leading figure on the Belgian contemporary art scene, whose work revolves around the tension between fiction and reality. For the purpose of this Berlin exhibition, the artist created a set of entirely new drawings that you can see upstairs in the chapel. Downstairs there is another small group exhibition on display featuring work of Anselm Kiefer, Aleksandar Duravcevic and more, but this one already finishes on March 26, 2017.

The Colony by Rinus Van de Velde, 18th March to 23rd April 2017

König Galerie, Alexandrinenstraße 118 – 121, 10969 Berlin Kreuzberg

Open: Tue-Sun 11–18 h, free entry

photo: König Galerie

Berlinische Galerie

Another Kreuzberg location on our list: the Berlinische Galerie and Museum for modern art. This spring, they invite the public to see the extensive exhibition of Cornelia Schleime’s work, an artist who has just been awarded with the Hannah-Höch-Preis for her life’s artistic achievement. Having started out in Dresden as a member of the alternative art scene, Schleime continued to create using various forms of expression like drawing, painting, poetry and photography to name a few. The exhibition presents different works from various periods of Schleime’s creative development.

Cornelia Schleime: Ein Wimpernschlag, ends on 24th April 2017

Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin Kreuzberg

Open: Wed–Mon 10:00–18:00 Uhr, Tue closed, entry: 8 Euro (reduced ticket: 5)

Cornelia Schleime


THE HAUS, appropriately nicknamed the Berlin Art Bang, is pretty much the ultimate artistic form in the city of singles – everyone knows it won’t last, and yet the artists involved in it are devoted to make it work for as long as it’s there. The empty building at Nürnberger Straße close to the Kurfürstendamm has been converted into a creative space for over a hundred artists, each of whom got their own room and will become a gallery starting on the 1st of April. Unlike many similar initiatives, though – it won’t even have the chance to go out of favor, get into debt and declare bankruptcy – the building is set to be torn down in June, so enjoy it while you can.

THE HAUS, April 1st – June 2017

Nürnberger Str. 68, 10787 Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Open: Tue – Sun 10-20h; free entry

photo: THE HAUS

Alchemy at Kulturforum

If you’re searching for an inspiration from an even more transcendent source, you should definitely check out the new exhibition at the Kulturforum, Alchemy. It is truly a treat for all senses, providing both an amazing visual experience with some gleaming artworks like Sarah Schonfeld’s “Hero’s Journey”, but also a lot of interesting historic background presenting a wide range of diverse works some of which are dating back to centuries ago.

Alchemy, 6th April 2017 – 23rd July 2017

Kultuforum, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin Mitte

Open: Tue, Wed, Fri: 10:00 – 18:00, Thurs: 10:00 – 20:00, Sat & Sun: 11:00 – 18:00, closed on Mondays, entry: 12 Euro

Photo: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Fotografie

Cadavre Exquis at Studio 1/Kunstraum Bethanien

This exhibition, mostly based on photography, will be the result of a creative process involving 31 artists who each took pictures one after another, as a response to one that’d been taken previously. If you like the concept, you better rush to see it – it’s only going to be open for the public for three days. This compelling visual conversation will be made even more interesting by the surroundings: Kunstraum Bethanien is a former mental asylum that has been turned into an art gallery.

Cadavre Exquis, 31st March to 2nd April 2017

Kunstraum Bethanien, Studio 1, Mariannenpl. 2, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg

Open: every day 11:00 – 20:00, free entry

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien

Stefano Bosis at Magic Beans

The current exhibition of Stefano Bosis’ artwork at Magic Beans will appeal to anyone who’s either fascinated by the concepts of expressionism, surrealism and abstraction in paintings and/or feels like exploring the idea of lucid dreams – our alternative reality – the kind of dreams that we can design ourselves, and then enjoy to the fullest. Bosis is projecting his onto the canvas.

Lucid Dreams, Stefano Bosis, March 24th to April 23rd

Magic Beans, Auguststraße 86, 10117 Berlin Mitte

Open: Wed – Sun: 12:00 – 18:00, free entry

artwork: Stefano Bosis

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