Berlin’s smallest gallery – the SMALLERY

I like the idea of Smallery:-)


From the beginning of August Germany’s largest city will be the home
to what is probably the smallest gallery in the country. The Smallery.

Behind the project is PULK Berlin, a team I know from their very beginning and an agency concept which I think will have a great future.

The Smallery itself is a small, purpose-built garden shed. The exhibition manages to fit 24 pieces into an exhibition space less than 1.5 m2 in size. The pieces are contributed by internationally successful illustrators from New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Vegby (Sweden), Hamburg, Munich and, of course, Berlin.The pieces themselves are, not surprisingly, unusually small. Each piece is to be reproduced in an edition of 50 high-quality prints and will be available to purchase for 30 Euros.

The opening will take place on Friday the 7th of August from 7 PM in the PULK courtyard, Torstrasse 109 in Berlin-Mitte.

It’s a pity I am not in town:-(

2 thoughts on “Berlin’s smallest gallery – the SMALLERY”

  1. Un amigo me envío un artículo que vosotros han publicado hoy en la red:

    Allí dice: “… una de las más reducidas del mundo”.

    No es cierto.

    Resulta que yo abrí mi DAVIS MUSEUM en el 1 de enero de 2009, es decir, antes que la Smallery y que tiene un espacio más reducido todavía: 20 x 20 x 20 cm.

    Me gustaría saber si vosotros podrían rectificar el artículo y informar a la gente que ya existía en España,
    un mini espacio dedicado a las artes visuales que se llama DAVIS MUSEUM y que ha sido inagurado el día 1 de enero de 2009,

    ¿Qué pasa con los proyectos artísticos que se hacen en España?

    ¿No tienen divulgación?

    A los alemanes se les da divulgación..¿y a los espacios artísticos en España?

    Os sugiero que hagan una entrevista sobre DAVIS MUSEUM y que conste que hay un espacio de arte en España “más reducido” todavía…

    Por favor, aguardo vuestra respuesta.

    Aquí tenéis toda la información:

    Davis Lisboa

    Davis Museum:

    Davis Museum in YouTube

    Davis Museum / Facebook:

    PS: Por cierto, os envío la exposición de DAVIS MUSEUM que se inaugura el día 13 de agosto en el LACDA,
    Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts

    Estáis invitados.


    LACDA – Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
    107 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Digital Art Expo International In Downtown Los Angeles

    August 13 – 15, 2009
    Opening Reception: Thursday August 13, 7-9pm

    Is a Plexiglas box just a shape?
    “Is a Plexiglas box just a shape?
    Doesn’t it become content when we introduce ashes in it?”
    Chen Zhen, 1990
    In allusion to his work Le Poids/Le Vide, 1990

    The Anthropophagic Davis Lisboa Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona is an 20 centimeter cube, a ballot box made of transparent Plexiglas. It is an object that contains processes in which it participates, dissolving its recipient nature in a game of proposals and counterproposals suggested by this element, the “ballot box.”
    Davis Museum Barcelona enjoys the neutrality of the ready made object and its qualitative leap beyond Dualism and Symbolism. It creates a new space, a museum with a collection and visitors, whose central component is the presence of nonstop action. Therefore Davis Museum acts as a new device for experimentation, a place where the visitor enters and donated works of art are exhibited, creating a game of feedback; a collective action that uses all available resources, physical and virtual.
    The exhibition of Davis Museum Barcelona at LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) is an unprecedented opportunity to discover a collection of the works of fourteen international artists including María Cañas, Chen Ping, PSJM; a chance to experience up-close this process that adds a new dimension to the notion of format. A mini-museum that gobbles up past and contemporary proposals and begins a new movement by assuming these sources and absorbing them, escaping the tempting dialectic of art history by allowing the potential of a transparent ballot box let new intuitions be born.

    Irene Pomar,
    Paris, July 2009

    Digital Art.LA Participants Include:

    UCR | California Museum of Photography · Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art (Danzig, Poland) · Davis Museum (Barcelona) · Downtown Film Festival – Los Angeles · Downtown Art Walk Los Angeles · Grammy Museum · Rowan Gallery · Julie Rico Gallery · Niche.LA Video Art · Deborah Martin Gallery · Phyllis Stein Gallery · Pharmaka Gallery · Todd Browning Gallery· El Nopal Press Gallery · Annex Gallery · Artillery Magazine · Coagula Art Journal · Citizen L.A. · · compactspace · Phyllis Stein Art · Edgar Varela Fine Arts · Rita Gonzalez, LACMA

    Davis Museum’s Artists:

    Hadeel A. Dhaher, Debora Alana, Mauro Alberti, Phylis Alter, María Cañas, Alicia Cayuela, Malules Fernández, Simone Gad, Davis Lisboa, Colleen Mulligan, Gê Orthof, Chen Ping, PSJM and Alfonso Siracusa.

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