The Highlights of this year's Gallery Weekend Berlin
From Rebecca Horn’s kinetic installations to a public art project in Prenzlauer Berg, assistant editor Carina Bukuts chooses the shows you shouldn’t miss
BY CARINA BUKUTS IN CRITIC'S GUIDES | 28 APR 21
Putting up an exhibition during a pandemic comes with many risks and questions: Will the artist be able to travel? Will the works arrive on time? Will galleries be allowed to open at all? Given the current circumstances, it’s amazing that galleries still proceed with long-planned, ambitious projects, as in the case of Natalie Ball’s show at Wentrup. A few days before Gallery Weekend, the exhibition now needed to be pushed back a few weeks due to Covid-19 restrictions in the Chiloquin reservoir where Ball is based. However, ‘Deer Woman’, the artist’s first exhibition at the gallery, is worth waiting for. In her works, Ball addresses her native American heritage and the privileges and restrictions attached to it. Her sculptures combine materials such as fur, wood and textiles, to create powerful assemblages that reflect on questions of identity.
Natalie Ball's show at Wentrup will take place from 21 May – 19 June 2021.