Gallery Weekend Berlin 2016
 Ed Fornieles, Der Geist: Flesh Feast, video still, 2016.  Courtesy of the artist and Arratia Beer, Berlin
 Filmstrip: Milk Bath, 2014
 Rachel Harrison Depth Jump to Second Box Gallery Weekend 30.04.2016 – 25.06.2016 Opening 29.04.2016, 6 – 9pm
 OM/P 40 Oscar Murillo An absence of existing restraints 2016 Oil on canvas and linen with steel railing 365 x 220 cm Unique Courtesy the artist, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi Berlin and David Zwirner New York/London Photo: Matthew Hollow
 Richard Phillips Conversation I, 2015 Oil and wax emulsion on linen 102 x 68 inches (259.08 x 172.72 cm)  

Gallery Weekend Berlin kicks off this Friday. Spike scoured the 54 participating galleries to bring you five exhibitions that we are looking forward to seeing.



ED FORNIELES, "Der Geist: Flesh Feast"
29.04 – 11.06
Arratia Beer

Ed Fornieles’ first solo exhibition in Berlin chronicles the artist’s experience following a corporate-zen style “self-management diet.” He documents his experience through a series of sculptures, cartoonish infographics, banners, and a film. Additionally, there will be self-management diet starter packs available for those visitors looking to optimize mind/body potential and to internalize suggestive critiques of late-capitalist wellness culture. 



MARIA EICHHORN, "Film Lexicon of Sexual Practices" 
29.04 – 25.06 
Galerie Barbara Weiss

This exhibition marks the sixth iteration of "Film Lexicon of Sexual Practices", a project begun in 1999, since when it has expanded to incorporate twenty films, with titles as taxonomic as they are erotic from Cunnilingus (1999) to Anal Coitus (2008). The films will be available in the exhibition space in labelled film cans, “to be played upon request.”



RACHEL HARRISON, "Depth Jump to Second Box"
29.04 – 25.06
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler

Rachel Harrison’s gallery weekend installation will occupy both the AKTNZ gallery space as well as a shared and "fully-equipped" conference room in the gallery’s building near Alexanderplatz. The installation reflects on the failed promise of the conference room where “dry-erase infrastructures contain an aspect of outdated futurism” in an era of immaterial labor.



OSCAR MURILLO, "Land with lost olive trees"
30.04 – 25.06
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi

Colombian-born British artist Oscar Murillo’s exhibition will feature black canvases arranged diagonally across the main space of the Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi. These works are positioned in front of sculptural objects featuring ornamental metalwork produced by Moroccan craftsmen, stacked upon one another reaching the gallery ceiling. 



29.04 – 11.06
Mathew Gallery

“New Paintings” builds on an exhibition from earlier this year at Mathew Gallery’s outpost in New York. The work included combines strategies of process-based abstraction and hyper-realism, reinvigorating the efficacy of the two canonized artistic gestures by putting them in tension with one another. —


Openings for all of the above exhibitions will take place Friday April 29, 6 – 9pm

For more information visit the Gallery Weekend Berlin website.