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In our app you find current exhibitions, upcoming openings, picks by international curators, as well as a map which all help you to discover the best in contemporary art.

But the art world also consists of countless talks, panels, screenings, parties and other events you need to keep track of.

That's why we launched Exhibitionary Alerts. We find the very best happening in the cities and send them to your phone (for the beginning we cover Berlin and New York). You can subscribe to any one city or all of them. It’s free, it’s easy and it works on almost every smartphone.

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1.Save this number +1-917-214 20 40 to your address book and name it: Exhibitionary Alerts (if the number is not saved you won't receive alerts).

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3.Expect to receive notifications of selected events that you wouldn’t want to miss.

4.That's it. You're all set.



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Five Shows in December

The jam-packed so-called ‘super art year’ comes to an end, which gives some time and space for reflection. We at Exhibitionary had another terrific year with lots of growth, some new cities and amazing new features in our app, as well as a brand new website and a lot of new ideas for next year.

This is our last “Five Shows” post in 2017. In case you want to see those exhibitions, hurry up. Most of the galleries take a well-deserved break between Christmas and New Year.

Happy Holidays and have a great start into 2018!

1. Evgeny Antufiev at Emalin, London

Courtesy Emalin, London

Here’s an exhibition whose title “With a copper mask in one hand and a vase full of secrets in the other, my body will rest in a sarcophagus guarded by twelve specially trained monsters” manages to function as both an enticing teaser and the shortest press release ever. The Russian artist Evgeny Antufiev has indeed transformed Emalin’s gallery space into a DIY funeral chamber. It includes a smiling mummy puppet; paintings and sculptures of semi-mythological beings and primitive pottery; memorabilia such as photographs and leather boots; and a cardboard-covered alcove, where a Holy Grail of some sorts awaits visitors. Emalin had already shown Antufiev’s work at this year’s Frieze London, to considerable acclaim; his exhibition reads both as a continuation of that presentation and new variations of his artistic vocabulary. Drawing from shamanic, prehistorical and sacral iconographies, the artist seems committed to a specific universe and blends humor, spiritism and upcycling effortlessly. 

Emalin, Unit 4 Huntingdon Estate, Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, E1 6JU


2. Jemima Kirke at Sargent’s Daughters, New York

Courtesy Sargent's Daughters, New York

Artist and actress Jemima Kirke, of Girls fame, explores the role, inner lives and agency of brides in her show at New York’s Sargent’s Daughters. Her models posed in their wedding dresses, yet aim to avoid the typical poses and expressions one encounters on pictures of matrimonial bliss. The artist also painted herself in the role of the bride, looking rather moody. Marriage is an outmoded rite, yet it remains popular even amongst progressive and non-traditional couples. Kirke is interested in this contradiction, and her paintings try to lay it bare. Something one could call ‘pinterestification’ seems to have suffused the majority of wedding ceremonies one sees URL and IRL; the artist has chosen to thwart this very aspect, yet she doesn’t pass judgment on what still remains “the most beautiful day” of so many people’s lives.

Sargent's Daughters, 179 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002


3. Anna K.E. & Florian Meisenberg at WNTRP, Berlin

Courtesy WNTRP, Berlin

Anonymous places such as airport halls or business hotel rooms often come with an almost charming sterility. Temporarily, their anonymity is broken up by the people who inhabit them for certain stretches of time. With their show “Late Checkout (West Berlin),” Anna K.E. and Florian Meisenberg offer an artistic variation on these contemporary transhumances. Meisenberg films K.E. as she moves around a slick New York hotel room, dressed in tight athleisure wear; in a post-internet-ish take on “Inception,” K.E.’s gaze is fixed on a phone, on which the material filmed by Meisenberg is being streamed via WiFi. This impression of duplication is further expanded through the way the work is presented - 3 screens and one projection, place diagonally in the space, provide a feeling of both focus and blurring. Additionally, detail shots of the hotel room’s lux furniture – a sequence, for example, has the camera caress a surface covered in exquisite ostrich leather – enable the artists’ filmic vocabulary to expand into abstraction. 

WNTRP, Potsdamer Strasse 91, 10785 Berlin


4. Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017 at Kunsthalle Wien

Courtesy Kunsthalle Wien, photo: Jorit Aust

For many artists, publishing represents more than just an accessory to their practice - it’s inherently part of it. Magazines, books, websites, and journals by artists abound - yet, the medium has only been sparsely explored in exhibitions. With “Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017,” Kunsthalle Wien has decided to do just that, focusing on the wide variety of publications realized by artists after 1989. The date serves as a political and societal caesura, as 1989 marks both the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invention of the World Wide Web. The show aims to explore publishing's relevance as an artistic tool in an age saturated with images, events, news and too many distracting things altogether. Sounds initially like a tough cookie, but an inventive display and enticingly subtle content, often politically charged, make for a new type of museum experience. 

Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


5. Tschabalala Self at Thierry Goldberg, Miami

Courtesy Thierry Goldberg, Miami

Tschabalala Self’s meteoric rise continues. The Harlem-born artist has been lauded and sought after by pretty much everyone who came across her work in the past couple of years; she has also been included in major shows such as “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” at the New Museum and last year’s Gagosian-Deitch Miami venture, but she remains loyal to Thierry Goldberg Gallery, which showed her early on. In Miami, she inaugurates its new Floridian outpost with a series of works from her Bodega series. Self stays true to her signature style – bold colors, distortions, disdain for perspective, and the inclusion of textile; in the pieces on view, she illustrates the role of consumerism and business in the metropolitan lives of minorities, especially African Americans. By representing her characters in the commercial yet communal environment the bodega so often symbolizes, the artist aims to “define my figures from the inside out.”

Thierry Goldberg MIAMI, 151 NE 41st Street, PP133, Miami, FL 33137

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04.12.2017
#Miami
Lots of glamour, lots of art and lots of fun. Here comes Art Basel Miami Beach!
The conclusion of this year's busy schedule will have Miami’s white beaches and refrigerated fair halls as a setting; but this time, the program of and surrounding the Donatella Versace of fairs seems at least as busy as the rest of the year: museum (re)openings, satellites, parties and endless Uber drives will keep the glitterati more occupied than ever.

06.11.2017
#Berlin
#London
#New York
#Vienna
#Zürich
Five Shows in November
Here’s our a selection of five shows we recommend to check out in November.

Michael E. Smith | KOW | Berlin
Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings | Arcadia Missa | London
Marguerite Humeau | Museum Haus Konstruktiv | Zurich
Louise Bonnet | Half Gallery | New York
Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme | Kevin Space | Vienna

03.10.2017
#London
Frieze Week is here – with some radical feminism, emerging talents and new spaces!
This week London celebrates the 15th edition of Frieze, the capital’s prime art fair and a must-go station on the art world’s calendar. As it so often is the case with an event of such magnitude, the wave it triggers makes many others want to ride it; consequently, a myriad of great shows, openings and satellite fairs are set to take place concurrently.

22.09.2017
We've just released some amazing new features!
Now you’re able to publish your Picks and share them with others. It's easy to follow your friends and other interesting editors and see which shows they recommend.

11.09.2017
#Berlin
Knock Knock – It’s Berlin Art Week!
It’s that time of the year: Summer has violently vanished and been replaced by depressing temperatures, the semi-licit outdoor rave program is put on hold and Berlin Art Week is here again.

07.09.2017
#Berlin
Talking Art and Artsy Talks – Good to Talk
Good to Talk, a 46-hour long marathon of talks, lectures, and panel discussions, rounded off by the occasional live performance and musical intermezzo, aims to break open the sometimes crusted cocoon in which the art world unfolds and therefore produce fresh food for the minds of audience and participants alike.

04.09.2017
#Cologne
#Düsseldorf
Great Art, Good Beer, and a Juicy Rivalry – DC Open in Düsseldorf & Cologne
Düsseldorf and Cologne, historically two of Germany and Europe’s most relevant spots regarding postwar culture. We’re glad to announce that we’ve partnered with DC Open and on this occasion, we are launching Düsseldorf in our app. We will consequently provide you with some insight into the highlights taking place during these three days.

26.06.2017
#Basel
#Berlin
#Cologne
#London
#New York
Five Shows in June
These are the last shows for many galleries before they take a much needed holiday. All too often they just present a group show of whatever inventory is available from their artists (that didn't sell at the fairs). We searched for exhibitions that raise well above the expected, and we’re delighted to see some galleries mounting some of their finest of the year.

Christopher Wool | Galerie Max Hetzler | Berlin
Carol Rama | New Museum | New York
Yan Xing | Kunsthalle | Basel
Tom Burr | Maureen Paley | London
Jorge Pardo | Galerie Gisela Capitain | Cologne

12.06.2017
#Basel
Basel is more than a symphony. It's an entire opera!
Everyone wants to look fresh when they step off the plane in Basel, but just as important as looking good is what you go to see and where you’re seen. One of the strongest ways for collectors, new and experienced, to show dedication and commitment is to show up in person to support new presentations of artists they acquire. In Basel, more than anywhere else, it is a non-stop meteoric shower of events and openings to attend.

09.06.2017
#Zürich
Zürich is more than just an overture. It's a symphony!
As the art world nearly fills up its dance card with Documenta 14 and Skulptur Projekte Münster, we must have one last waltz before Basel at Zürich’s Contemporary Art Weekend! Some say this is just an ‘overture to Art Basel,’ but we say it is so much more.

08.06.2017
#Münster
Skulptur Projekte Münster made easy
Wondering how to navigate Münster? The city transforms itself every ten years with Skulptur Projekte Münster into a mecca for the art world. We have mapped it all for you so download Exhibitionary and you don’t have to spend precious little time in this scenic city lost.

28.04.2017
#Berlin
We show you more in Berlin than just Gallery Weekend!
Gallery Weekend is an event like no other. Unlike the artificial situation in a trade fair or on the auction chopping block where meaning and context are emptied out. Collectors from all over the world come to see art in its primary public source, to buy early, for galleries to step up to the plate and for artists to give it their best. Our home turf and source of pride is Berlin and we hope here to provide a few entry points in this.

22.04.2017
#Cologne
Are you ready for the Cologne whirlwind?
The history of post-war Cologne is a history of the emergence of contemporary art itself. Today the city still is home to major collectors (among other, Reiner Speck and Benedikt Taschen) who support established and emerging galleries. Here shows of the absolute highest caliber take place. The best way to discover which works become meaningful to you over time is to go out and see them in person.

15.04.2017
#London
#Madrid
#Miami
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in April
Here we try to give a mode of entry for first time collectors but also insight for those seasoned in the art world. This is a roundup of five shows that share a depth of lasting power, they are not simply mass-market appeal even if some are very popular.

Korakrit Arunanondchai | Clearing | New York
Yu Honglei | Carl Kostyál | London
Yuri Pattison | Kevin Space | Vienna
Susan Hiller | Pérez Art Museum | Miami
Donna Huanca | Travesia Cuatro | Madrid

06.04.2017
#Athens
Athens: The unsolved mysteries of Documenta 14
Everyone has heard something about the first ever Athen’s chapter of Documenta (arguably the biggest thing happening in art right now). With only days before the inauguration, there is little clarity of what to expect, and the artist list is the biggest mystery. We provide an overview of the complicated themes and why the whole art world is talking about this quinquennial.

30.03.2017
#Bejing
#Berlin
#London
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in March
With “Five Shows” we launched a new format which consists of five – as Harald Szeemann would say – “with great enthusiasm and a bit of obsessiveness” hand-picked exhibitions we recommend to see or we would like you to read about.

Cristof Yvoré | M Woods | Beijing
Sheree Hovsepian | Higher Pictures | New York
Hal Fischer | Project Native Informant | London
Hannah Black | mumok | Vienna
Ned Vena | Société | Berlin

01.03.2017
#New York
The Armory is bolder than Frieze Week. We tell you what not to miss!
Long before it became The Armory Show, it was the highly experimental perversely satirical Gramercy International Art Fair, a playing ground for a new generation of radical artists and gallerists. It took place inside the hotel of the same name and was the meeting ground for the downtown New York art scene.

22.02.2017
#Madrid
All about ARCO and what to see in Madrid
It’s late February which means we are off to Madrid, already we have spent all month practicing Spanish. What is great about going to Madrid is being able to see artists who are underrepresented in Western Europe and the US (because they are often overlooked in the international scene).

03.01.2017
#Athens
#Berlin
The Beginning of the End: A Look Ahead to 2017
We are more positive about the coming year than the title of this post might suggest, even if we do live in fraught times. We share the sentiments of Jerry Saltz who said when asked about 2017 and the future of galleries:

28.12.2016
#Berlin
#London
#Miami
#New York
The End of the Beginning: A Look Back at 2016
The end of the year gives space and time for reflection. 2016 was incredible for us. We launched our app Exhibitionary during the hot days of summer, which – now in winter – seems so far away. Within a few months, Exhibitionary grew into a global art guide with curatorial picks in major art centers around the world.

29.11.2016
#Miami
Forget the fairs! Seven things you shouldn't miss in Miami
Miami is the best place to see the diversity of Latin American art because of its proximity to the region. Many of the great private collections in Miami focus on art outside the hegemonic cannon. It is not only the rich visual arts but also the culture and food of the region that we immerse ourselves in.

25.11.2016
#Miami
Must-see guide for Art Basel Miami and the top parties you probably won't get into
As always, we are determined to find hope, sun, and LSD (love, stimulants, vitamin D) in Miami. Last year, postdiluvian floods reminded us that nature is bigger than even Gavin Brown’s beach party. This year, Zika put a cramp in Galerie Perrotin’s party and canceled Jack Shainman’s outdoor blast – but fear not, the show must go on and the parties rage on.

03.11.2016
#Turin
Top Six Shows in Turin
We are on a pilgrimage to Turin! Part of what makes the treasured art institutions in the city so exciting to see is the beautiful town that inspires them and the jaw-dropping post-Renaissance buildings they are housed in. Here are our top six shows that are must-sees.

20.10.2016
#Paris
Top ten shows to see in Paris during FIAC
There is no place like Paris; it is the right city for art. This year many galleries chose FIAC over Frieze. One major factor putting Paris back on the map is the evolution of FIAC under the Director Jennifer Flay. So here are our top 10 museum quality exhibitions to see in Paris now.

04.10.2016
#London
London Calling for Frieze Frenzy
London, one of the world’s most important art cities comes alive for Frieze, one of the world’s most important art fairs. The fair is about frenzied buying, except Londoners have a unique kind of refined connoisseurship that is anything but fanatic. Here are ten exhibitions we won’t miss in London and we hope you won’t miss either.

15.09.2016
#Berlin
Berlin Art Week for Aficionados
The art world shuts down in August, a time to cross the blurry boundary between professional (art) life into personal (art) life. We jump out of our bathing suit directly back to work in the newest fall fashion for the big openings of jam-packed September.

01.08.2016
#Berlin
Berlin's Project Space Festival Breaks the White Cube
Project Space Festival Berlin is an annual opportunity to step out of the white cube routine and experience the exciting fringes of the local scene. The strength of Project Space Festival is twofold, in its diversity and ephemerality. We’ve gone through it with a fine-comb to call out five of the finest.

26.07.2016
Gstaad my Love – A Summer Art Affair
The summer season of art is so quiet that in order to find a great show you have to make a great pilgrimage. We are heading off to Gstaad, one of the most remote art locations, for Project 1048 which is a little bit of everything, outdoor exhibition, boundary-defying collaboration and non-profit project.

07.07.2016
Liverpool on Strike for the Future
Facing the aftershocks of post-Brexit, it is urgent to go to the Liverpool Biennial. Under director Sally Tallant the Biennial takes over the city in the form of a free festival, a Midsummer night’s voyage through six episodes. Profound questions about our past, present, and future remain without easy answers in this political moment.

29.06.2016
#New York
New York Warm Up
No sleep till Brooklyn – NYC celebrates its week of summer openings. What better way to avoid the grotesque hot summer days than a pilgrimage through pristine well air-conditioned galleries in the art world’s capital?! Exactly, none.

23.06.2016
#Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf Back on the Map
In constant search of the next big celebration; we are heading for the infamous Rhineland. Historically thought of as the 80's center of the German art-world, it is now putting itself back on the map. Düsseldorf is the place to be with a new private museum, a new hip gallery, and commemorative performances!

18.06.2016
#Basel
Last Look at Art Basel
In the congested summer schedule of the touring art world, Art Basel is an event sometimes preferably ignored but never forgotten. Art Basel was overwhelming and exhausting. At times it was underwhelming, at times, it blew us away.

08.06.2016
#Zürich
Manifesta Tips
Just as the hangover is fading from (the celebrations of) the 9th Berlin Biennale, Manifesta 11 begins. Zurich, as everyone knows, is all about the money. Christian Jankowski hit it right on the head when he chose “What People Do For Money,” as the theme this year for Manifesta.