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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"


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


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.


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!




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.


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


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.


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


“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