The Gallery Bernau is a municipal space for contemporary art, located in the heart of the historic centre of Bernau north-east of Berlin. It was opened in September 1989 by the initiative of artists and art lovers, making it the last non-commercial gallery to be founded during GDR. In collaboration with Digital in Berlin, exiled musicians based in Berlin are invited to perform on the annual topic, “Heimat, Herz, Orte” at each of the six exhibition openings.
In the spirit of our Kiezsalon series, the stylistically coherent concerts will last 30 minutes and will take place inside of the gallery sharing space with the exhibited artworks. This is intended to create new artistic forms, open spaces and synergies. The successful start of the cooperation was marked in October 2020 by British cellist Lucy Railton, who entered into a musical dialogue with the object art of Kamchatka born artist Victoria Alexandrova.
The aim of the joint project is to initiate a creative and constructive exchange that will appeal to an audience both from Brandenburg and Berlin and to start a dialogue between two cities that are regionally close to each other and yet have noticeable differences of a cultural, social and economic nature.
The concerts and exhibitions are free of charge.