Dealer Johann König To Open New Berlin Gallery

German art dealer Johann König is slated to open a new gallery in Berlin tomorrow, as reportedin the Art Newspaper. The new gallery is located in a former telegraph office, next to the city’s Museum Island and Monbijou Park on Oranienburgerstrasse.

This is König’s second space in Berlin, and one of his first major projects executed following allegations of sexual misconduct in 2022. The fallout from the accusations, first reported by the German outlet Die Zeit, was significant: the gallery lost a number of artists on its roster and was uninvited to several high-profile. König denies all the since launched legal proceedings against Die Zeit, seeking damages.

The former telegraph office-turned gallery, which also boasts a hotel and restaurant, has undergone extensive renovations. Nearby businesses include Google and Fotografiska.

The gallery’s inaugural exhibition will feature the works of painter Karl Horst Hödicke who co-founded the Neue Wilde movement in the early 1980s. The movement was characterized by intense color palettes and broad brushstrokes.

König’s first gallery was located in the former Brutalist church St. Agnes, where it opened in 2015. He also has a space in Seoul and, in February 2024, will open a new location in Mexico City.

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