Based in Berlin’s central Tiergarten district, Barbara Wien is an established contemporary art gallery with a focus on conceptual art. Since Barbara Wien opened her namesake gallery in 1988, it has also operated a bookshop, selling artist books that date as far back as the 1960s.Read More
Barbara Wien Artists
Barbara Wien represents a range of conceptually driven international artists from different generations and backgrounds.
Among them are influential 20th century figures such as Swiss conceptual artist Dieter Roth, known for his use of biodegradable foodstuffs in installations and sculptures; the US-American artist Jimmie Durham, recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 58th Biennale di Venezia and Tomas Schmit, a German conceptual artist known as a pioneer of the early FLUXUS movement who developed a wide body of work, which includes drawings and texts.
Also part of the programme and artist roster are German visual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann, recognised for his collections of photographs and found objects, and Kim Yong-Ik, a rebel of Korean art known for resisting conformity and embracing an anti-art approach for over 40 years.
The gallery also works with a younger generation, among them French artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire; Swedish sculptor and installation artist Nina Canell, who experiments with the interaction of material objects and immaterial forces; and South Korean artist Haegue Yang, who repurposes and redefines mundane household objects in her sensory installations.
Barbara Wien Exhibitions and Art Fairs
The gallery holds several solo and group exhibitions each year. In the group exhibition series ‘How to Write’ (2013–2014), Barbara Wien presented artists’ works within the context of their own writing.
The gallery maintains an international presence by participating in major art fairs, such as Frieze London, Frieze New York, FIAC, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Basel Hongkong, the Armory Show in New York, and ARCO Madrid.
For his second solo exhibition at Galerie Barbara Wien, Ian Kiaer brings together several works he has been developing and adjusting over a period of six years.
Reading of the poetry book PARTICLE/WORD THEORY.
Galerie Barbara Wien presents its fourth solo exhibition with the Swedish artist Nina Canell, whose work revolves less around the finished art object, than the surprising, movable and inexhaustible capacities of the matter it contains.
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