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Berlin’s Klosterfelde Gallery Will Close

Performance still of piece from 'Wunschkonzert,' 1984, by Hanne Darboven, at the gallery in 2012. (Courtesy Klosterfelde)

Performance of a piece from ‘Wunschkonzert,’ 1984, by Hanne Darboven, at the gallery in 2012. (Courtesy Klosterfelde)

After 18 years in business, Berlin’s Klosterfelde gallery announced in a letter to its mailing list that it will close. The gallery worked with an international crop of artists, including Christian Jankowski, Matt Mullican, Lara Favaretto, John Bock, Kay Rosen and others.

The full text of the announcement read:

“Martin Klosterfelde has come to the decision to close his gallery due to personal reasons and is looking forward to new challenges. He is very thankful to his artists, colleagues and the friends of the gallery for the long and inspiring collaborations and support spanning 104 exhibitions over 18 years.

“The last exhibition ‘In Search of the Miraculous’ by Bas Jan Ader will be on view until August 10, 2013.

“The Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition will continue their successfull work with Alfons Klosterfelde at the helm.”

Klosterfelde opened in the Mitte neighborhood of Berlin in 1996 and moved to the gallery-rich Zimmerstrasse avenue in 2001. In 2009 it moved to an upper-level space on Potsdamer Strasse, which has become home to a fledgling art district in recent years, with galleries like Blain Southern and Tanya Leighton operating nearby.

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