–partaker in four iterations of Kassel Documenta– show at Galerie Crone focuses on concepts of "explanation" and "chronicles" through monumental works as Evolution Leibniz
(1986), which consists of 444 sheets of paper. Also massive is the work of Cuban artist Diango Hernández, who translated a speech by Fidel Castro into a language of waves creating an image of the blue sea, which can be seen at Galerie Barbara Thumm.
The show by Peles Empire
at Wentrup Gallery, which involves a re-staging of the gallery space using photographic wallpaper, Jesmonite sculptures and photo-printed rugs looks very promising. Likewise, the atmospheric interventions in space by Eduardo Basualdo
will be presented at PSM Gallery.
Internet browsing is the key in Petra Cortright's
production, presented by Société. Another woman not to miss is Maria Eichhorn, with the show Film Lexicon of Sexual Practices
at Galerie Barbara Weiss. Tomi Ungerer –in his mid-eighties– draughtsman and illustrator, author of posters and books dealing with pop culture, will be presented by Michael Fuchs.
Paintings of Richard Phillips, where abstractions are overlaid with commercial imagery, will be exhibited by Mathew Gallery. Also painting is the option of Peres Projects, which will display new series based on human waste by Mike Bouchet
. Drawing on childhood memories, Martin Honert’s sculptures will be presented by Johnen Galerie while his partner Esther Schipper will show Tomas Saraceno Aerocene
To conclude this pre-journey, a theatrical light and sound installation by Alexandre Singh
will be presented by Sprüth Magers. Likewise, sound and light installation at Eigen + Art by Carten Nicolai. As well about interaction between sound, light and space is the experimental work VOLUM III
, a parallel event that we strongly recommend; a collaboration of the sound artists Korinsky and Katrin Günther that takes place in an exceptional historic monument, the former water reservoir (Wasserspeicher) in Prenzlauer Berg.
No need to say that the Gallery Weekend has managed to establish itself as a magnet for big number of art fans and international collectors (especially from Russia, China and the U.S.), leading other cities such as Barcelona or Paris to adopt the this format and launch their own versions.