Late Breakfast, Alexander Marchuk, 2014

Leslie, Berlin

Interview with Leslie Frey, founder of the gallery Leslie in Berlin

Leslie Gallery is just off Kottbusser Tor, in a neighborhood that since the 1960s is quite down-to-earth, but is now developing into a new creative area, with architectural offices, graphic design studios and designers.

Mariechen Danz, Womb Tomb, 2015, Installation view at Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Interview with Tanja Wagner, founder of the gallery Tanja Wagner in Berlin

Tanja Wagner lives in transit. She represents her artists not only at international art fairs, but she travels all over the world to visit their exhibitions, support them on site, and strengthen their network with collectors as well as curators.

Adrian Hermanides, Installation view

Xavier Laboulbenne, Berlin

Interview with Xavier Laboulbenne, founder of the gallery Xavier Laboulbenne in Berlin

Xavier Laboulbenne is not a young gallerist. He has been in the art business for more than 25 years. But his Berlin gallery is young. He opened it in 2012 after having lived in the city for 15 years and having worked as a writer and a curator.

Sina Werner, “Die Operation der Verschiebung”, 2013, installation view, Alexander Levy

Alexander Levy, Berlin

Interview with Alexander Levy, founder of the gallery Alexander Levy in Berlin

Alexander Levy left the music business for the art world. With his decision to turn his father’s Berlin outpost into a gallery for young art, he brought a breath of fresh air to the Rudi-Dutschke-Straße right in the middle of the newspaper district. Here is the story of how everything happened.

Installation view of Henrik Eiben's exhibition "La grande ombra" at Schwarz Contemporary, September 2015, Photo: def image, Courtesy Schwarz Contemporary

Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin

Interview with Anne Schwarz, founder of the gallery Schwarz Contemporary in Berlin

When you go to visit Schwarz Contemporary, in the hip neighborhood of Neukölln, you wonder where the entrance is. The gallery, in fact, has two windows on the street, but the frosted glass does not allow you to look inside. Take the gate to the backyard and there, on the left hand, you find the door: an original 1950s entrance in wood and glass with authentic buzzer and registration desk.

Marguerite Humeau, Echoes, 2015, Installation view

Duve, Berlin

Interview with Alexander Duve, founder of the gallery Duve in Berlin

When Marguerite Humeau had her solo show at Duve in May 2015, Alexander Duve allowed her to turn his gallery from a white cube to an hypnotic yellow room, which was entirely painted with color mixed with two grams of the deadly poisonous venom of the black mamba snake. For the entire duration of the show, two graceful white sculptures dispensed potions and antidotes, bodily fluids with powers of life and death.

Marcel Frey, Exhibition view, 2014 Photo: Torben Höke

Thomas Fischer, Berlin

Interview with Thomas Fischer, founder of the gallery Thomas Fischer in Berlin

Listening to the friendly and calm voice of Thomas Fischer, it is not hard to imagine him guiding art lovers through the half private, half public rooms of Erika Hoffmann’s apartment in Berlin and telling them about her refined collection. Before opening his eponymous gallery in April 2011, while he was studying art history and cultural studies, in fact, Thomas Fischer worked as an educator at the Hoffmann Collection. There he got to know the ten art professionals with whom he founded the non-profit exhibition space Souterrain.

Eli Cortinas , Five Easy Pieces and Some Words of Wisdom, 2015 Exhibition view

Soy Capitán, Berlin

Interview with Heike Tosun, founder of the gallery Soy Capitán in Berlin

Soy Capitán. I am the captain. The name of Heike Tosun’s gallery says it all about her determined approach and her will to make autonomous statements. The idea of generating autonomous ideas while at the same time developing and implementing strategies is one of Tosun’s main issues. And not to forget to create opportunities for dialogs and lively exchanges.

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