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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"


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


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