For three days only, from April 26–29, the gallery will open the doors to its new space, a defunct transformer station in Mitte (Neue Grünstrasse 12), before it shuts for extensive renovation, slated for completion in early 2019. (Gallery artist Manfred Pernice, who visited the site with artist and gallerist Berta Fischer, suggested that it be used for one exhibition before construction begins.) The decaying industrial structure bring to mind many of the improvised exhibition spaces that Berlin was known for in the ’90s and early 2000s. Pernice has installed works within this setting, Lawrence Weiner has created a site-specific wall work, and, as it is a tradition for the gallery to inaugurate every new space with a Carl Andre show (as the first ever exhibition at Konrad Fischer in 1967 was a solo by Andre), his sculptures will be strewn around the building’s four storeys. In its address on Lindenstrasse, meanwhile, the gallery dedicates a show to the conceptual minimalist work of Stanley Brouwn, who passed away last year. Dealing with distances, or rather measurements and memory, the show was conceived together with Brouwn’s widow, who worked with him closely throughout his life.
- Hili Perlson