So much art, so little time… The upcoming Gallery Weekend’s schedule is overflowing with openings, special programs, and events (yes, parties) filling the days between Thursday and Sunday. However, there’s no such thing as mental overload if you got the right guide. Following Niche Berlin’s tips on the best locations are Anna-Catharina Gebbers’ tips for the best exhibitions, special tours and events int he next days. Gebbers is curator at Hamburger Bahnhof, currently planning the exhibition for the “Preis der Nationalgalerie” opening in September, besides she’s hosting exhibitions at her own space called “Bibliothekswohnung” in Mitte, and co-curated the Christoph Schlingensief retrospective at KW-Berlin. Follow Anna-Catharina Gebbers to the best exhibitions of Gallery Weekend Berlin:
Something new to discover! The area around Oranienplatz just got a beautiful new café: ORA. Located inside an old pharmacy, with most of the original furnishing still there, it’s a beautiful place to have your first meal of the day, spend a lazy afternoon or get the first or last drink of the night.
It’s only been open for a week, but is already a highlight in the area.
Many times I’ve considered the idea of assembling a best-of list comprising my absolute favorite Berlin spots. Yet instead of writing up a listicle, we once again left the safe paths of the web to move into the thrilling field of print. It took some paper wrangling and some heightened discussion over the merits of one location over another, but now that it’s finished I am very proud to say: the map is here!
Over Christmas and Summer, Berlin is empty. As if half of the city has just fled, we, who are left here, are lucky enough to enjoy the city in beautiful emptiness. Because everyone’s at the lake, swimming with swans as in pollyday’s picture, which she submitted under the hashtag #linksinberlin. Not empty though, are the blogs, writing about our pretty home; and not empty either, are the event calendars which are filled with markets, markets, markets.
The last weekend of July is already just around the corner – and we’ve been very lucky to have such a beautiful summer so far. One has only to look at this sunset @leila_garfield took from a Berlin classic and tagged it with #linksinberlin! Here’s to many more days like this – and another round-up of things to read and do in Berlin, our own way of showing our love for living in this city!