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Tip: Museum exhibition for Katja Meirowsky in Palma de Mallorca (Kopie)

Following our successful exhibition on the work of Katja Meirowsky in autumn 2022, we are delighted that the work of the painter, graphic artist and poet is now being honoured at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Palma de Mallorca.

The Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani in Palma de Mallorca is presenting works by the artist in a representative solo show entitled The Red Action and the Membrane from 31 May to 25 August 2024.

In 1953, Katja Meirowsky (1920-2012) left Berlin with her husband Karl Meirowsky and chose Ibiza, a multicultural centre and neighbouring island of Mallorca, as her new home. With a new approach and a new perspective, the exhibition illustrates the reasons for the fascination of Katja Meirowsky's life's work, which extends into the 21st century.

If you are travelling to Mallorca in the coming months, we recommend a visit to the exhibition, which for the first time shows pictures from Katja Meirowsky's creative worlds of Berlin and Ibiza on this scale.

More information: about the artist here and about the exhibition here
Exhibition venue: Fundació Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma Plaça de la Porta de Santa Catalina, 10 - 07012 Palma
Exhibition duration: 31 May to 25 August 2024, opening 30 May, 7 pm

Katja Meirowsky | Besinnung


Opening "Joseph Mader. An artist is rediscovered"

November 24, 2023 was a significant day for us in many ways: we opened our first pop-up exhibition and are presenting works by Joseph Mader, who is considered a typical representative of the Forgotten Generation and one of the most recent rediscoveries of classical modernism. In organizing the exhibition, we worked closely with the grandson and director of the Joseph Mader Archive, Maximilian Mader. It was with great pleasure that we welcomed Maximilian Mader and his father Hans Mader, the artist's son, to the vernissage.
With around 40 works, the exhibition provides an overview of Joseph Mader's entire creative period. The artist's impressive and idiosyncratic creative power is already evident in his early paintings from the beginning of the 1930s, which prompted comparisons with the art of Max Beckmann in the press. The reasons for the break in the artist's promising career were explained to visitors by Maximilian Mader. His conversation with literary scholar Paul Werner Wagner was a highlight of the opening. It brought to life an artist who uncompromisingly followed his inner mission and did not shy away from the price of economic hardship. Joseph Mader's straightforward attitude and aversion to propaganda art led to his exclusion from the public art scene during National Socialism. After years of retreat into inner emigration, the painter nevertheless found the strength and creativity to make a new start. In 1946, he was one of the first artists to receive a work permit from the Allies. In the same year, he took part in an exhibition at the Munich Schauspielhaus. Consciously distancing himself from the popular art movements of his time, Joseph Mader remained true to figurative painting throughout his life, expressing his love of creation in a variety of ways using his own formal language.
Maximilian Mader and Hans Mader thanked the salon gallery "Die Möwe" for the first presentation of Joseph Mader's works in Berlin and considered the exhibition to be a significant contribution to the public appreciation of the artist, who has been unjustly largely forgotten.
The exhibition "Joseph Mader. An artist is rediscovered" can be seen until December 2, 2023 in the rooms at Kurfürstendamm 71, 1st floor, in 10709 Berlin.
We are pleased about the coverage:
Click here for the Tagesspiegel article "Back in the saddle".
Click here for the Tagesspiegel's daily tip "Beautiful creation" from November 24, 2023.
Click here for the article "Comeback after 89 years", Süddeutsche Zeitung from November 18/19, 2023.

Impressions of the vernissage "Joseph Mader. An artist is rediscovered"
Impressions of the vernissage "Joseph Mader. An artist is rediscovered"


Summer salon at the artnow Gallery in cooperation with "Möwe”

There was a good reason why a crowd formed at times on the pavement in front of Gallery artnow: the gallery space could not hold all the visitors at once - so great was the interest in the opening of the Summer Salon on 10 August 2023. The evening's guests also included art lovers from the "Möwe", who had become aware of the Summer Salon through the salon gallery's cooperation with Gallery artnow.


At the beginning of the vernissage, Claudia Wall, owner of the "Möwe", thanked the managing directors Ulrike Riemann and Dr. Felix Brosius for their commitment to dedicate this year's summer exhibition of their gallery to artists of the Forgotten Generation. The subsequent discussion between Dr Brosius and Claudia Wall highlighted the contribution of the Forgotten Generation to the art of Classical Modernism and the significance of this era for today's understanding of art.


Works by representatives of renowned artists' associations such as the Berlin Secession, the November Group or the Hamburg Secession gave visitors a vivid impression of the innovative approaches and diversity of Classical Modernism as they strolled through the exhibition rooms.
In keeping with the theme of the exhibition, music from original shellac records from the 1920s accompanied the vernissage, which, in addition to the encounter with art, also provided an opportunity for good conversation over a glass of wine.


The Summer Salon "Art of Classical Modernism" is on view until 12 September 2023 at Fasanenstraße 42, 10719 Berlin, from Wednesday to Saturday, from 12 to 6 pm each day.

Impressions of the Summer Salon at the artnow Gallery
Impressions of the Summer Salon at the artnow Gallery


Successful participation of the "Möwe" at art KARLSRUHE

At the 20th international art KARLSRUHE we presented successfull new discoveries of classical modernism and post-war modernism from 4 to 7 May. Attracted by the motto of our fair presentation "When KNOWN meets FORGOTTEN", large numbers of art lovers and collectors came to our stand, eager to see noteworthy rediscoveries and interested in revealing connections between almost forgotten artists and their well known contemporaries.
The public therefore paid great attention to the recently rediscovered Munich painter Joseph Mader, to whom the Lehnbachhaus is currently devoting a research project. Mader's paintings and drawings from around 1930 were shown together with prints by his artistic model, the expressionist Max Beckmann. For on the occasion of Mader's first exhibition in Munich in 1932, the press had praised the quality of his paintings and his engagement with Beckmann's art.
Works by three artist friends formed a separate group: the Jewish painter Katja Meirowsky, the sculptor Waldemar Grzimek and the painter Heinz Trökes. These three belonged to the innovative art scene in Berlin after 1945 and also performed in the legendary artist cabaret "Die Badewanne". Last year, we contributed to the rediscovery of Katja Meirowsky, who lived and worked on Ibiza from 1953 to 2002, with a representative exhibition. Her early graphic works and large-format, subliminally luminous paintings captivated the fair visitors just as much as the poetic colour fantasies created in Paris by Heinz Trökes, who is now one of the most important representatives of German post-war modernism. Waldemar Grzimek, one of the great realist sculptors of the 20th century, complemented the pictorial world of his friends, which oscillates between representationalism and abstraction, with his virtuoso bronze "Schwebende" (Floating) from 1966, which gives expression to the beauty, liveliness and radiance of the human body.
The colour explosions of Gerhart Hein, who owed his artistic career to the former Brücke member Otto Mueller, occupied a special place in the presentation. Hein dissolved figuration in his paintings in the mid-1950s. In the years that followed, he created abstract structures that fascinated viewers with their almost magical colour intensity.
The One Artist Show at our stand [in cooperation with the WOLFRAM BECK Foundation] was dedicated to the Berlin sculptor Wolfram Beck. Aesthetic rigour and precision craftsmanship, coupled with a high sensitivity for the treatment of the respective material, such as wood, steel, bronze, acrylic and stone, characterise his multifaceted oeuvre, which includes sculptures, assemblages, drawings and paintings.



Impressions of our exhibition stand at the art KARLSRUHE
Impressions of our exhibition stand at the art KARLSRUHE


It goes on

Dear art friends,


In the past eight years we have successfully realized our gallery program in more than 30 solo and thematic exhibitions, focusing on works of classical modernism and art after 1945. By rediscovering artists who have unjustly been largely forgotten, we have set and continue to set a special accent in the Berlin gallery landscape, and in our exhibitions we have repeatedly spanned a temporal arc from Classical Modernism through the post-war period to the immediate present.


Even though we have left our quarters at Auguststraße 50 b, we will continue to devote ourselves to works of fine art. Your visits to the gallery and the many good conversations we have had with you over the years have shown us your appreciation for our gallery program and encouraged us in our work.


We will keep you informed about our projects through our newsletter. This much is certain, we will continue our search for traces in order to continue presenting works by forgotten artists, and in doing so we will open up new forms of exhibitions and events. We are already looking forward to your company and visits in digital and analogue space.


In the meantime, please feel free to contact us with any inquiries.


Yours, Claudia Wall and the Möwe-Team

Impressions of "We open our Art Cabinets"
Impressions of "We open our Art Cabinets"


Opening our Art Cabinets

Following the title of our new exhibition, we opened our art cabinets on November 19. 100 works by 52 artists span a temporal arc from classical modernism to the 1980s until December 17. The paintings, works on paper and sculptures gave the visitors of the opening many interesting new discoveries and re-encounters.
For the diversity of styles and genres, as well as multiplicity of artists' biographies, is at the same time a summary of our gallery program, which since the opening of the "Seagull" in 2014 has focused on the art of the Lost Generation and the postwar period in more than 30 presentations.
The current picture-rich overview of past gallery work also marks a turning point: "The Seagull" will leave its quarters at Auguststrasse 50b in the new year to strike out in new directions with a changed concept. In doing so, we will remain true to our heart's desire to inspire visitors for the visual arts.
Please feel free to visit us -  we look forward to seeing you!

Impressions of "We open our Art Cabinets"
Impressions of "We open our Art Cabinets"


Opening „KATJA MEIROWSKY – Back to the City“

Yesterday we welcomed a large circle of interested and enthusiastic art lovers to the opening of our exhibition "KATJA MEIROWSKY - Back to the City".
Paintings and works on paper by Katja Meirowsky, spanning chronologically and thematically from the early post-war years in Berlin to her long stay on the island of Ibiza, are the focus of the presentation. In addition, the exhibition with paintings and sculptures recalls the lifelong close friendship between the artist and two leading representatives of German post-war art: the painter and graphic artist Heinz Trökes and the sculptor Waldemar Grzimek.
In his laudation, the musicologist and director of the Trökes Archive, Manuel Trökes, paid tribute to the rediscovery of Katja Meirowsky's art. He recounted his personal encounters with Katja Meirowsky and, referring to letters written by his father Heinz Trökes, told of his parents' friendship with the artist, near whom the family lived on Ibiza from the 1950s onwards. These lively and authentic narratives brought the artist's personality closer to everyone and appreciated her extensive artistic œuvre in a special way.
We sincerely thank the custodians of the respective artists' estates. Without their support, the exhibition could not have been realised in this form.

Impressions of the opening "Back to the City"
Impressions of the opening "Back to the City"


Exhibition Cooperation WIEDERENTDECKTE MODERNE in Kelkheim

Last Saturday, 23 July, we opened the exhibition WIEDERENDTDECKTE MODERNE (The Rediscovered Modern) in the rooms of the frame manufacture from Thomas Müller. We were delighted to welcome numerous visitors from the Main-Taunus district and to receive extensive press coverage. "Die Möwe" will be on show at Bahnstr. 25 in Kelkheim until 8 October. You can find more information about the exhibition at


Opening "Hamburger Sezessionisten"

Yesterday we opened our exhibition "Hamburg Secessionists". After a two-year break due to Corona, we were once again able to invite you to an evening vernissage with a laudation. So it was a particularly joyful gathering and the evening offered us all the opportunity for a special enjoyment of art and stimulating conversations.
The founding of the Hamburg Secession in 1919 is considered the birth of the modern art scene in the city on the Elbe. To mark the 100th anniversary of the avant-garde artists' group, the Hamburger Kunsthalle presented an extensive exhibition. Dr. Karin Schick, Head of the Classical Modern Collection at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, was in charge of the exhibition. We were therefore extremely pleased that Dr. Schick took the journey to Berlin to introduce our exhibition. In her speech, she brought the Secession back to life and so we dived together into the turbulent times of the avant-garde.
Our thanks also go to the lenders of the exhibition: the Eduard Bargheer Museum, the estate of Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen and Emil Maetzel as well as private art collectors from Berlin and Frankfurt have supported us in being able to present the pictures of the Secessionists.

Impressions of the "Hamburg Secessionists" exhibition opening
Impressions of the "Hamburg Secessionists" exhibition opening


Gallery Weekend 2022

During this year's Gallery Weekend, we welcome our visitors with a special programme in the "Möwe": The sound artist Matthias Marggraff, also known as Prypjat Syndrome, spreads a multi-layered carpet of sound in the exhibition "Wolfram Beck. Sculptor": By plucking, tapping and bowing, the musician elicits melodies, rhythms and harmonies from his cello, which he underlays with sound effects using a loop station and electronic amplification. His improvised sound worlds fill the rooms with a special atmosphere: sometimes spherical and calm, then again poppy and propulsive or jazzy.

Gallery Weekend 2022


Participation in the exhibition ÜBERSCHAU at the CSR

Shortly before Gallery Weekend, the exhibition ÜBERSCHAU opened today in the Contemporary Show Room (CSR - supported by ART@Berlin) on 400 m2 in Quartier 205 on Friedrichstraße. The exhibition brings together the work of 35 artists represented by 15 Berlin galleries. We are pleased to be represented with works by the Berlin artist Wolfram Beck, to whom we are currently dedicating a solo exhibition in our rooms on Auguststraße. In the CSR, we are showing works by the artist in which he varies his gate motif in an exploration of the themes of transcendence, finitude and loss. In the constructive and colourful paintings with a strong spatial effect as well as the sculpture made of granite, Beck artistically expresses that worldly comprehension comes to an end at this very gate.
The exhibition can be seen until 21 May and is intended as the starting signal for a new series of art exhibitions: The CSR initiator and operator is the non-profit DEEDS.LAB from Berlin. Its aim is to make contemporary art and the work of its producers visible in a supportive way, to get more people interested in art, to reduce threshold fears, to test new concepts and formats that make people curious about art and make art education more attractive, to create a space for discourse and to promote social interaction.

Works by Wolfram Beck in the CSR
Works by Wolfram Beck in the CSR



Impressions of the day
Impressions of the day



Impressions of the day
Impressions of the day


Window concerts at the Salongalerie

The members of the Armida Quartet Johanna Staemmler (violin) and Peter-Philipp Staemmler (cello) delighted the audience who had gathered yesterday and the previous Friday afternoon in Auguststrasse in front of the Salongalerie with two window concerts. In the first concert, the two chamber musicians interpreted the Passacaglia in D minor with virtuosity and great enthusiasm by the Norwegian Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935), who freely arranged a theme by Georg Friedrich Handel for the composition. Yesterday I heard the Passacaglia for violin solo, the so-called Guardian Angel Sonata. Johanna Staemmler performed this piece of variations, which concludes the rosary cycle by the Bohemian Baroque composer H. I. F. Biber (1644 - 1704), sensitively and with a wealth of nuances. On both days, the audience and the Möwe team thanked the committed musicians with warm applause for these musical highlights without a ticket, only with masks and distance.
Click here for a video with impressions of the concerts.
Impressions of the concerts
Impressions of the concerts


Opening "Space Cascades - The Artist Erich Franke"

Impressions of the day
Impressions of the day


Opening "Summerdays on Ischia"

Impressions of the day
Impressions of the day


Current exhibition extended

Our current exhibition "...from above - Zuzanna Skiba and Werner Drimecker" will be extended until Juni 13. 


We're open again!

As of wednesday, April 22, 2020 the gallery is open again at the usual times from tuesday to saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. In our current exhibition "...from above - Zuzanna Skiba and Werner Drimecker" we present paintings and works on paper at the interface between art and cartography. We look forward to your visit. 

Werner Drimecker | Metamorhosis | 1985 | watercolour | monogrammed, dated, verso signed and dated | 25 x 35 cm
Werner Drimecker | Metamorhosis | 1985 | watercolour | monogrammed, dated, verso signed and dated | 25 x 35 cm


Coronavirus: information

We are very sorry that, due to the current situation, we will have to close the gallery from Monday, March 16, until further notice. 
A visit to the current exhibition "...from above" is possible after prior registration at or at +49 (0)170 7815 045.
All exhibited artworks by Zuzanna Skiba and Werner Drimecker can be seen here
We thank you for your understanding and hope to see you again soon in the "Möwe".
Stay healthy!


Media coverage of our current exhibition "...from above"

We would like to thank "Berlin-Brandenburg-Tipp" for the elaborate video coverage of our new exhibition "...from above". The report shows among other things an interview of the artist Zuzanna Skiba.
Click here for the video

You can find another exciting review of the exhibition on the blog art Depesche.
Click here for the article


Video of BBTipp
Video of BBTipp


Opening "...from above - Zuzanna Skiba and Werner Drimecker"

Together with numerous visitors and in the presence of the artist Zuzanna Skiba, we opened our exhibition "...from above" tonight. We were happy to welcome Ursula Wulff, Werner Drimecker's (1928-2011) partner. She recited two poems dedicated to her ausband's work. We thank the art historian Dr. Dorothée Bauerle-Willert for the interesting introduction to the work of Zuzuanna Skiba and Werner Drimecker. 

Zuzanna Skiba and Werner Drimecker not only shared their professional background as cartographers, but also a decades-long friendship. [Nbsp] In this first joint exhibition, their artworks continue - though wordlessly but in an eloquent manner - the dialogue that they once had led together.


Impressions of the evening with Ursula Wulff and Dr. Dorothée Bauerle-Willert
Impressions of the evening with Ursula Wulff and Dr. Dorothée Bauerle-Willert


Articles in the Berliner Zeitung and Berliner Morgenpost

Two very interesting articles about our current exhibition "The Feminine Statement" have been published in the  Berliner Zeitung and the Berliner Morgenpost. Thanks to the authors Ingeborg Ruthe and Johanna di Blasi!



Article in the Berliner Zeitung of 10/27/2016
Articles in the Berliner Zeitung and the Berliner Morgenpost


Virtual tour of the exhibition

You can now take a virtual tour of our current exhibition "The Feminine Statement. Female Artists in the XXth Century" on the artatberlin website.

Click here for a 3D-tour



Opening "The Feminine Statement. Female Artists in the XXth Century"

We were delighted with the large attendance at yesterday's opening of our exhibition "The Feminine Statement. Female Artists in the XXth Century". The art historian Dr. Ingrid von der Dollen held an interesting eulogy about female artists in the XXth century and their fight for recognition. 

The exhibition presents artworks by Lotte Laserstein, Johanna Schütz-Wolff, Renée Sintenis and many other artists and will give you an idea of the creative potential of the Classic Modern Art’s paintresses and sculptresses and illustrate their independent contributions to the development of modern art through creativity, daring, and self-assertion.

Click here for a 3D-tour of the exhibition!

Impressions of the evening


String concert at Salongalerie

Thursday evening we welcomed the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra's string quartet in the gallery. Surrounded by the artworks of our upcoming exhibition "The Feminine Statement. Female Artists in the XXth Century" the musicians played pieces by Fanny Hensel (née Mendelssohn) and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.  
We would like to thank the musicians for the outstanding performance and the Daniel Barenboim Foundation as well as the UBS for the support. 

The musicians


Book Launch Bruno Taut

In the light of our current November Group exhibition, the German Werkbund Berlin presented the newly published book “Bruno Taut. Visionär und Weltbürger” at our gallery. Members of the revolutionary November Group did not only include painters, sculptors, composers and authors, but also architects such as Bruno Taut. All of them wanted to shape the young republic both artistically and socially. 

The authors of the book Jenny Schily, Edzard Reuter, Thomas Flierl, Uli Hellweg and Unda Hörner spoke about their connection to Bruno Taut and his work.


Reviews of Our Current Exhibition

We are pleased to read the informative and far-reaching reviews of our current exhibition “Radical. Visionary. Nonconformist. 100 years November Group”, which were published on the 17th October 2018 by the “Berliner Zeitung” and the “Berliner Morgenpost”.
> click here for the article from the "Berliner Zeitung"
> click here for the article from the  "Berliner Morgenpost"



Opening of Our Exhibition “Radical. Visionary. Nonconformist. 100 Years November Group”

Yesterdays evening, accompanied by the great interest in our new exhibition, has brought us a lot of joy. We would like to thank all estate managers, collectors and visitors, who have contributed to this successful exhibition opening. We especially want to thank Dr. Tobias Hoffmann, Director of the Bröhan Museum, whose laudation has provided us with a comprehensive insight into the formation and spirit of the November Group that occurred 100 years ago.


Formed in 1918, the November Group is a child of the revolution. Thus she conveyed the democratic and liberal idea of combining art and the people, as well as being open for all contemporary stylistic directions.


Photos: Andreas Baudisch

Opening 100 Years November Group
Opening 100 Years November Group


For the Fourth Time Our Möwe-Team Flies through The Goal at The Cyclassics

The participation of our athlete team at Europe’s greatest cycling race, the EuroEyes Cyclassics, has become a tradition. On the 19th of August Peter Schimpf, Michael Meyer-Wilmes, Silke and Mario Hopka, have pedalled for our gallery “Die Möwe” for the fourth time and enjoyed the great route that stretches through Hamburgs city centre.
Thank you to the motivated athletes!




Opening of the Exhibition "Summer Studio by The Sea. The Artist’s Place Ahrenshoop”

Perfect matching with the beautiful summer evening we yesterday opened our new exhibition with artistic works of the sun and the sea. We thank the art historian Mrs. Dr. Ruth Negendanck for her informativ opening speech about the artist’s place Ahrenshoop and its more than 120 years of history.
In our presentation we show works by artists of the first hour up to contemporary art. It was a pleasure for us to welcome Vera Schwelgin, Karin Schöpa and Wolfgang Reinke to the opening who are currently finding inspiration in the expanses of the Darß' coastal landscape.



Opening of the exhibition by Claudia Wall and the art historian Dr. Ruth Negendanck
Opening of the exhibition by Claudia Wall and the art historian Dr. Ruth Negendanck


Opening of the Exhibition "Dieter Finke. Sculpture and Painting"

We were delighted to open our new exhibition with works by Dieter Finke – the first showing of his art since his death in 2011. This event was a rare pleasure for us, our guests and espacially for his friends. Forceful sculptures and paintings full of intensity and a fondness for experimenting stand side by side. This gives special insights into Finke's comprehensive œuvre.  
We are grateful to Dr. Viola Stephan and Constantin Stephan, the estate managers, for their support. Since Dieter Finke was awarded with the Georg-Kolbe-Prize in 1967, it was a particular honour, that Dr. Julia Wallner, the director of the Georg Kolbe Museum, introduced the exhibition.


Einführung in Ausstellung


Ausstellung mit Werken von Dieter Finke

Fotos: Andreas Baudisch


New Year’s Reception with Film Screening about Renée Sintenis

For over 30 years, the voice of the Berlin Bear was heard again for the first time on January 10, 2018. On the occasion of the finissage of our exhibition “Coat · Feather · Fin” and for welcoming the new gallery year we showed a long time forgotten 16mm documentary out of the archive from the former “Landes-Film-Dienst Berlin-Brandenburg” about the famous sculptress Renée Sintenis. Every year filmmakers are honoured with her bear-sculpture at the Berlinale Festival.
We thank Dr. Axel Roch, lecturer at the Art University Weißensee, for the screening of this historic film document which gives a vivid impression of the artistic work of Sintenis in image and sound.


Opening "Coat · Feather · Finn" on 29th September 2017

On friday, 29th September, we opened our exhibition "Coat · Feather · Finn“ which is devoted to the representation of animals in painting, graphic arts and sculpture. The art historian Dr. Miriam-Esther Owesle, managing director of the Guthmann Academy, introduced the exhibition with a marvellous eulogy. With her profound words and complex insights into the life of the artists, she highlighted the beauty and importance of the shown art. Therefore we thank her very much!

Opening "Coat · Feather · Finn" on 29th September 2017


Exhibition opening with Armin Mueller-Stahl in “Die Möwe”

Yesterday, we opened our new exhibition with paintings from Armin Mueller-Stahl. It was an honour and pleasure for us to be able to welcome the artist and his wife in our gallery “Die Möwe” and to share this experience with approx. 500 gallery visitors. We kindly thank the art historian Stefan Skowron for his Laudation and Frank-Thomas Gaulin from the Kunsthaus Lübeck for the good collaboration. The exhibition will be open until the 23rd September.
(Photos: Andreas Baudisch and Michael Meyer-Wilmes)


Vernissage mit Armin Mueller-Stahl | Foto: Andreas Baudisch

Armin Mueller-Stahl with gallery owner Claudia Wall
Armin Mueller-Stahl with gallery owner Claudia Wall


Artist Talk with Hanspeter Münch

We would like to thank the artist Hanspeter Münch for his spirited remarks and insights into his art. Through the use of colour, transparency and light, his paintings strikingly convey a special energy to the viewer. The internationally renowned artist, who lives in Karlsruhe, creates this energy by applying various delicate layers of colours. We are delighted to be able to exhibit two of his most recent works, which arose from his stay in India. The traditional Saris inspired him to create a series of paintings with atmospheric colour plays.

Artist Talk with Hanspeter Münch
Artist Talk with Hanspeter Münch


Opening "Summer Views"

During the Gallery Weekend, we introduced our new exhibition “SommerAnsichten” on the 29th of April, which contained paintings from artists such as Marie-Luise Heller, Hanspeter Münch, Ulrich Neujahr, Werner Scholz, Siegfired Sprotte and Werner Tübke. According to the motto “Colourfulness, Light and Lifestyle” we opened with a musical performance by the “Ensemble Abhörstation”, which reflected the most beautiful months of year that have long inspired artists due to its wealth of motives.

Musical Performance by The “Ensemble Abhörstation” | Photo: Andreas Baudisch
Musical Performance by The “Ensemble Abhörstation” | Photo: Andreas Baudisch


1. FC Union Meets Art – Paintings and Photos from Frank Rödel (Kopie)

According to the motto “Union Meets Art” we and the economic board of 1. FC Union e.V. invite you to a sales exhibition with works from the German artist Frank Rödel, in the Balletage of the Stadium “An der Alten Försterei” from the 17th March to the 14th May 2017.
Since the late 1980s, Frank Rödel annually explores virtually untouched Landscapes all around the world. These frequent expeditions inspire him to create impressive photos and works on paper. Viewing the blistering lava fields, archaise ice- and sand desserts and powerful ocean worlds become an extraordinary experience in the exhibition. Frank Rödel uses landscape art as a tool to express areas of his emotional world. In this way, works depicting incredibly high waves and bizzare Volcanoe landscapes in Hawaii reveal their breath-taking beauty but also their simultaneous unpredictable destructive power.
This lies in contrast to his City works, which trace back to his impressions of New York and Berlin. Through the use of colour, detail and technical complexity, his collages express the multiformity and colourfulness of these megacities.


Opening "From Yesterday to Today. 150 Years Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen“

We would like to thank all visitors of our opening "From Yesterday to Today. 150 Years Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen“. Our special thank goes to Ute von Hardenberg, chairwoman of the association Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen e.V., who held the opening speech.
In this exhibition we are presenting works by nearly 20 paintresses and sculptresses – from the late 19th century up to the present time.

Opening "From Yesterday to Today" on 13th January 2017 | photo: Andreas Baudisch
Opening "From Yesterday to Today" on 13th January 2017 | photo: Andreas Baudisch


Christmas holidays from 22 December to 13 January

On 22 December we go on Christmas holidays. We reopen on Friday, 13 January 2017, from 18 to 21 o’clock, with the vernissage "From Yesterday to Today. 150 Years Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen".
To all friends, visitors, and partners of the Salongalerie we say „thank you“ for their solidarity, their confidence in us, and the good cooperation. We would be happy to continue these relations in 2017, too, and to welcome you to our exhibitions. We wish you a merry Christmas and a good start into a happy new year! 


Gerhard Marcks | Wintertime in Dornburg | 1922 | woodcut | signed, dated and titled | 17.8 x 22.4


We invite you to champagne, christmas cake and art discoveries

During the advent season we present printed graphics and drawings by artists like Josef Hegenbarth, Edmund Kesting and Gerhard Marcks in our cabinet. Have a champagne and christmas cake with us and discover selected art pieces for exquisite christmas delights.
Our current exhibition with pictures by Herbert Behrens-Hangeler can also still be seen until the 22nd of December. We would love to welcome you in our gallery!

Josef Hegenbarth | Conversation at a Café Shop | ink drawing | signed | 20.5 x 23.4
Josef Hegenbarth | Conversation at a Café Shop | ink drawing | signed | 20.5 x 23.4


Soirée about the artist Herbert Behrens-Hangeler

To our soirée we welcomed about 80 visitors in our gallery. It was a great pleasure for us to share our enthusiasm about the artist Herbert Behrens-Hangeler with others. 

The discussion and the documentary film “Fluchtburg Fredersdorf” by Ursula and Günter Feist, broadcasted in 1995 by the SFB, recalled the artist’s personality, life and work.
Our special thanks goes to the family of Behrens-Hangeler, his former students, the art historian Dr. Sibylle Badstübner-Gröger and the literary scholar Paul Werner Wagner – they all made the evening an outstanding and emotional experience.

Soirée about the artist Herbert Behrens-Hangeler
Soirée about the artist Herbert Behrens-Hangeler


Article in the Berliner Zeitung

Today, a very contentful article about our current exhibition on Herbert Behrens-Hangeler has been published in the cultural calendar of the Berliner Zeitung. Thanks to the author!

Article in the Berliner Zeitung of 10/27/2016
Article in the Berliner Zeitung of 10/27/2016


Article about the Berlin Art Week on Hamptons Art Hub Online

The journalist Charles A. Riley from New York offers tips for the Berlin Art-Week: We are among them!

You can read the full article here.

Article about the Berlin Art Week on Hamptons Art Hub Online


Opening “Herbert Behrens-Hangeler. Stürze – Falle – Liege – Bin”

We would like to thank every visitor of yesterday’s Opening! The art historian Kathleen Krenzlin and the family of Herbert Behrens-Hangeler contributed to a fantastic and informative evening.

left: Kathleen Krenzlin, art historian and director of the Galerie Parterre


“The American Women’s Club of Berlin” in “Die Möwe”

Members of the “American Women’s Club of Berlin” visited our current exhibition “A Play of Forms. Curt Lahs and Heinrich Wildemann” today.

AWC Berlin visiting our gallery


Article “Dance and Animal” in the TAGESSPIEGEL newspaper (print and online)

We are very fond of the editorial interest in our gallery concept and our current exhibition “A Play of Forms. Curt Lahs and Heinrich WIldemann”. Thanks a lot to the TAGESSPIEGEL editorial office for the informative and positive article!


For reading the german article please click > here.


Opening “A Play of Forms. Curt Lahs and Heinrich Wildemann”

We would like to thank all of our visitors for their interest in our Opening of the exhibition “A Play of Forms. Curt Lahs and Heinrich WIldemann”, as well as the art historian Mrs Dr. Birgit Möckel for the impressive speech.

Mrs Dr. Birgit Möckel, art historian


Article in the art newspaper ZEITKUNST

We are very happy about the lovely article about our gallery and our current exhibition “Into the Open. Nude and Landscape” in the monthly newspaper ZEITKUNST.



Opening “Into the Open. Nude and Landscape”

While having summer temperatures, we invited to our spring exhibition’s opening into the open. The actor and author Bastienne Voss opened the evening with texts by Alfred Polgar. She was accompanied by “Hans die Geige” (‘Hans the Violin’).
The exhibition “Into the open” puts two of the most preferred themes of the Fine Art into an exciting dialogue, nude- and landscape paintings. With more than 60 pieces of work of 39 artists it is the most extensive exhibition of our gallery to date. The different techniques of painted human beings and nature portrait the parallel existence of different styles during the modern art.

Bastienne Voss reads Alfred Polgar.


Opening “Encountering Forces. Erwin Hahs between Abstraction and Representativeness”

Our current exhibition is dedicated to an artist who represents the concept of the gallery perfectly. During his artistic creations Erwin Hahs was forced to be resistant in thinking and acting against the two totalitarian systems. With more than 30 paintings from the estate of Erwin Hahs, the salon gallery presents the artist’s extensive and thematically diverse oeuvre. 
Since he taught as professor at the Burg Giebichenstein for a very long time, Hahs often is called the father of the Universitiy of Art and Design Halle. “Without him the castle would not have become what it is now”, Dr. Heinz Schönemann emphasized during his eulogy. He is the former director of the art collection Moritzburg and later the deputy director of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Potsdam.


Art historian Dr. Heinz Schönemann


Salon evening “Purpurgedanken” - reading out of Erwin Hahs’s diaries

During yesterday’s salon evening we got to know how rich in events and conflicts an artist’s life could be. Since our current exhibition shows paintings of Erwin Hahs (1887 – 1970), Lutz Harder read parts of the painter’s and graphic artist’s diaries. The actor starts with the 1910s and goes on until the mid 1950s so that family and history of the past come to life. Jazz musician Rolf von Nordenskjöld accompanied the reading musically with his own compositions.

Lutz Harder (on the left) reads the diaries, Rolf von Nordenskjöld (on the right) accompanied the evening musically.


Article in the art newspaper ZEITKUNST

The monthly newspaper “Zeitkunst” reports about our current exhibition “Encountering forces. Erwin Hahs between abstraction and representativeness” in their April edition.



Article in the newspaper “Neues Deutschland”

We thank Klaus Hammer for the meaningful article in the ND.


For reading the german article please click > here.

Erwin Hahs | Bright-Dark | 1951 | watercolour | signed and dated | 72 x 48


Article in the newspaper “Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung”

Karen Grunow from the “Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung” writes about our current exhibition on Erwin Hahs.

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art KARLSRUHE 2016

With plenty of interesting and inspiring impressions we came back to Berlin after five days. From 17 to 21 February about 50.000 friends of art came to the exhibition halls. We presented our gallery programme of paintings, graphics and sculptures of the modern art in hall 2.
The “Möwe”-Team thanks every visitor of our stand for their interest in our salon gallery and the very pleasant conversations!

Booth of the salon gallery on the art KARLSRUHE


Opening “The arc of life. Works by Sibylle Boden-Gerstner”

In presence of Sibylle Boden-Gerstner, 250 guests contributed to a very successful exhibition opening. The literary scientist Prof. Frank Hörnigk acknowledged the life and work of the 95 yeas old artist in a very personal eulogy.
Oil paintings, aquarelles, fashion illustrations, swatches and costume designs for DEFA- and TV movies draw the arc between the different life phases of this fascinating artist who lives up to today. The exhibition can be visited in “Die Möwe” until 27 February 2016.

Opening “The arc of life. Works by Sibylle Boden-Gerstner”