Opening hours during Berlin Art Week:
Mon—Sat 11—17 SEP, 11am—6pm
In 2010 the KUNSTSAELE Berlin was founded as a private initiative by the collector Geraldine Michalke, the collector Stephan Oehmen (until 2015), the gallerist Alexander Hahn, the artist Michael Müller and the curator Ellen Blumenstein.The mission of this diverse coalition is to create a public space for art and cultural exchange in the creative center of the Potsdamer Straße, addressing both the international art public and the locals of the neighborhood.
Independent curators are a focal point of the KUNSTSAELE, realizing thematic group shows, monographic solo shows of rediscovered artists as well as exhibitions negotiating selected works from the wide-ranging Collection Bergmeier. Over the past thirty years, the collection of the Berlin and Halle based collector Geraldine Michalke has been continuously growing, ranging from German Informel and Concrete Poetry, through minimalistic and conceptual works of the 1960/70s to contemporary conceptual work.
The accompanying programm of artist talks, performances, and collaborative events in the framework of institutions (Berliner Festspiele, Forum Expanded, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf), as initiated by "Salon Populaire" (2010-12), the discursive project developed by Ellen Blumenstein in the formerly private, bourgeois space, elevated the KUNSTSAELE to the platform of contemporary discourse within the national and international art scene.