Galerie Max Hetzler

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Galerie Max Hetzler is a gallery for contemporary art with two locations in Berlin and Paris. The gallery started in Stuttgart in 1974.[1]

In 1981, Max Hetzler started to present exhibitions of Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen. In 1983 the gallery moved to Cologne, the centre of the art scene at the time, and pursued a programme with some of the most significant German and American artists from the 80's.[1]

Max Hetzler moved to Berlin in 1993, inaugurating a space in Charlottenburg in 1994. The following year, a second space opened on Zimmerstraße, next to Checkpoint Charlie. This soon became the main gallery, where exhibitions by artists from different generations took place. Besides Darren Almond, André Butzer, Glenn Brown, Rineke Dijkstra, Vera Lutter, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren and Christopher Wool, among others, there have been exhibitions of Soto, Twombly's sculptures and Warhol's portraits.[1]

In 2006, Galerie Max Hetzler opened a space in a former light bulb factory, Osram-Höfe in Wedding, which became the main gallery in 2009. The 1,600 sqm of this industrial space hosted solo shows of Mona Hatoum, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Rebecca Warren, Toby Ziegler and others, as well as group shows.[2] In 2013 the gallery celebrated its 40 years anniversary with the group show “Remember Everything” including all currently represented artists such as Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool and Toby Ziegler.[1]

At the end of 2013 Max Hetzler left the gallery space in Berlin-Wedding and opened two new spaces in Berlin-Charlottenburg. In May 2014 Galerie Max Hetzler will inaugurate a dependence in the area of Marais in Paris.[2]


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