Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin
Tel: 49 30 25 76 20 40
Concierge.com's insider take:
Berlin's 1970s Palace of the Republic is no more, but while the city draws up plans to replace it with the Stadtschloss Berlin (Royal Palace), a semipermanent art exhibit has taken up residence, complete with café and bookstore. Inspired by the flow of artists from around the world to Berlin, the Kunsthalle's mission is to showcase Berlin-based international artists who normally sell their wares outside of the city. To this end, the 6,500 square feet of space will feature group and solo shows through fall 2010 (projected). The building itself, by Austrian architect Adolf Krischanitz, is a jaw-dropper: A big box in electric blue and white, it looks like a suburban retail giant gone artsy, especially when exhibits are mounted on its facade, such as a pixelated cloud display.