Inside tip Karlsruhe
CITY GUIDE KARLSRUHE: GALLERIES/FRINGE VENUES
Under the direction of Jochen Meyer and Thomas Riegger since 1997, and in the meantime with a branch in Berlin, Meyer Riegger Galerie has become an international success. Its features stars such as Franz Ackermann und Jonathan Monk, as well as some home discoveries such as Daniel Roth and Silke Schatz. Not too far away, their former colleague Iris Kadel opened her own gallery in 2003, which she today directs with Moritz Willborn. She exhibits conceptual works such as those by Shannon Bool and is also a regular guest at important trade conventions. Close by there are two non-commercial artist-run galleries. They show works by young artists who have finished their studies and are now looking to break into the art market. Poly has been presenting its projects in a former dairy since 2001 and Y8 was founded in 2005 by graduates of Karlsruhe Kunstakademie.
Addresses: Galerie Meyer Riegger, Klauprechtstraße 22, Karlsruhe, opening hours: Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Galerie Kadel Willborn, Hirschstraße 45, Karlsruhe, opening hours: Wed.-Fri. 12 noon – 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Poly, Viktoriastraße 9, Karlsruhe, opening hours: Wed. and Fri. 7-9 p.m., Sat 1–5 p.m.; please consult the galleries’ Websites for the opening hours on public holidays.