In (and beyond) her gallery, Barbara Weiss was a lifelong advocate for women in the arts. With this changing exhibition, we honor a woman who subtly challenged the status quo by introducing ideas that would have been deemed revolutionary, were they presented by any other person.
This is the third edition of Für Barbara, first presented at Schloss Derneburg in 2017.
Für Barbara (2020/2021) includes works by Ida Applebroog, Katherine Bernhardt, Angela Bulloch, Mary Corse, Lois Dodd, Tracey Emin, Anoka Faruqee, Lara Favaretto, Ceal Floyer, Mona Hatoum, Mary Heilmann, Jocelyn Hobbie, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Maria Lassnig, Zilla Leutenegger, Tala Madani, Gladys Nilsson, Lydia Okumura, Joyce Pensato, Sophy Rickett, Betty Tompkins and Lily van der Stokker.
Barbara Weiss was born in the town of Schwandorf, Germany in 1960. After studying philosophy and art history at the Freie Universität Berlin from 1980–84, she co-founded Galerie Wewerka Weiss in Berlin with Michael J. Wewerka in the late 1980s. In 1992, she opened Galerie Barbara Weiss on Berlin’s Potsdamer Straße, which moved to Zimmerstraße at Checkpoint Charlie in 2001, and finally to Kohlfurter Str. 41/43 in 2011. Weiss was married to curator and former director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Kasper Koenig. After suffering from a long illness, Weiss died in Berlin on 31 December 2016. Today, Galerie Barbara Weiss continues its ambitious and groundbreaking exhibition program, and to be a vital resource for artists, critics, collectors and curators.
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