++ Please find updates and news listed below. +++ On April 16, the first Berlin galleries announce that they will soon reopen their premises to the public within the framework of the security regulations. More about this below. Since March 12, 2020, the ART@Berlin editorial team has been receiving more and more reports of cancelled events or temporarily closed art and culture venues in Berlin and the surrounding area in order to delay the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the infectious disease COVID-19 triggered by it.
These measures will have a massive impact on public life in Berlin’s art and cultural scene in the near future, and in large parts will be completely shut down. You will find regularly updated information in the list below.
+++ UPDATE +++ ART@Berlin is now (21.04.2020) again pointing out exhibitions. +++ ART@Berlin and DEEDS.NEWS has decided (after the Robert Koch Institute raised the risk of infection with the coronavirus to the highest level on March 17th – Details HERE), not to actively advertise any exhibitions at the moment, even if they still take place. Nevertheless, we would like to draw the attention of all art enthusiasts in the sense of the Berlin gallery owners* to the fact that although some (not all) galleries have decided to cancel vernissages or events and some exhibitions, a number of galleries present their current exhibitions virtually or invite individuals by appointment to their exhibitions (temporarily closed to normal visitor traffic) to view art “quiet and peaceful”, as the gallery mehdi chouakri wrote to us. A reasonable behaviour on site, the currently much quoted social distance and the observance of the important hygiene regulations presuppose all those involved. Everybody will understand these days that greetings, conversations or goodbyes are by far as warmly meant as hugs or the popular kiss-right-kiss-left. It is a sign of consideration and thoughtfulness.
So before you plan to visit a gallery, please contact the gallery in question, as temporary closures are implemented differently from gallery to gallery within the framework of the guidelines and regulations. Some galleries stick to their exhibition schedule, others postpone exhibitions indefinitely.
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