OPENING HOURS is a new platform organised by weekends 

featuring news about exhibitions, new gallery initiatives and our weekend partners with links to our gallery guides.


issue N° 1 Sept 2020 



 artists Kris Lemsula & Sarah Lucas curate “SEÑORA” at Meyer Kainer.

September 8 — 26, 2020 (Vienna)

curated_by is a long running initiative from Vienna’s gallery association and supported by the city of Vienna.  Over the previous years curated_by Gallery Festival has brought to Vienna a diverse mix of established and emerging curators & artists to Vienna’s commercial galleries.

This years curated_by is entitled ‘Hybrids’. Perhaps the best example of hybridity- so far is the interesting curatorial  tag-team efforts of curators, writers, artists and producers. For example the artists Sarah Lucas & Kris Lemsula’s , are co-curating SEÑORA!” a group show of (female) artists and friends at Meyer Kainer or the artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar collaborating with (film producer) Olga Rozenblum, to curate “Propaganda Women” at Emanuel Layr featuring the life and work of Maïa Izzo-Foulquier, who also worked under the multiple identities of Thelma Hell & Zelda Weinen and  “Text exercises” presention of (UK artist /writer) Taylor Le Melle and organised with ICA curator Richard Birkett at Felix Gaudlitz– one of a newer group of galleries which have developed in Vienna in the last few years.,

As we continue this idea of curatorial hybrids is the perennial hybrid himself- Hans Ulrich Obrist collaborating with 95 yr old Austrian writer Friederike Mayröcker as his ‘Schutzgeister’ at the legendary Galerie nächst St. Stephan / Rosemarie Schwarzwälder

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(left) Taylor Le Melle at Felix Gaudlitz 

(Right) Maïa Izzo-Foulquier at Emanuel Layr

opens September 4 — 6, 2020 (Düsseldorf / Cologne) With the start of the art season in the fall—jointly organised by galleries from Düsseldorf and Cologne- fifty galleries will show the year’s exhibition highlights.

in Cologne... shows worth checking out.

“Cameron Rowland, Louise Lawler, R.H. Quaytman” at Galerie Buchholz, sculptures by Berenice Olmedo at Jan Kaps, Evan Robarts at Berthold Pott, new paintings by Peter Bonde at Natalia Hug and the group show “A Restless Rendition” curated by Kathrin Bentele at DREI, featuring Stuart Croft, Loretta Fahrenholz, Yuki Kimura, Angharad Williams.

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in Düsseldorf… shows worth checking out

Shannon Bool at Kadel Willborn, Nam June Paik at Galerie Hans Meyer, and next door is Ei Arakawa at the younger Galerie Max Mayer, Jannis Marwitz at Lucas Hirsch, Anne Neukamp at Linn Lühn, and finally a group show entitled »Lines« at the legendary Konrad Fischer Galerie. 

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left: Cameron Rowland at Galerie Buchholz (Cologne) / right: Evan Robarts at Berthold Pott (Dusseldorf)

left: Jannis Marwitz at Lucas Hirsch (Düsseldorf)

/ right: Shannon Bool at Kadel  Willborn (Düsseldorf)

openings September 9-12, 2020 (Munich)

Various Others originally conceived as gallery share project similar to Condo, invites international galleries to organise exhibitions in Munich’s commercial galleries and offspaces. This years invited galleries are from Berlin, Vienna, Paris and Zurich- which gives it a bit more of a welcomed regional flare. The VO initiative has slowly developed from a gallery share project into an art weekend through its inclusion of exhibitions from some of Munich’s finer public / private institutions such as Kunstverein München, Haus der Kunst, Museum Brandhorst…

SPERLING hosts> Emanuel Layr (Vienna),

Galerie Nagel Draxler hosts> Lars Friedrich (Berlin),

Deborah Schamoni hosts> Sandy Brown (Berlin),

Nir Altman hosts> Sultana (Paris) & Peres Projects (Berlin)

Walter Storms Galerie hosts> Esther Schipper (Berlin),

Christine Mayer hosts> Contemporary Fine Arts (Berlin),

fructa space hosts> Briefing Room (Brussels)

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September 4 — 6, 2020 (Warsaw)

NOT FAIR originally conceived as a gallery share this years project has a more local feel with only Warsaw-based galleries circling the wagons to promote the local gallery scene to local collectors…

participating Warsaw galleries >


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Mariane Ibrahim Gallery is pleased to present Amoako Boafo’s first solo exhibition in Chicago. The show features never before seen works, representing a moment of reflection during this time of crisis, emphasizing the notion of autonomy and self reflection, a call to preserve one’s integrity and independence. The exhibition will open on Sept 10 – 24 Oct, 2020


Amoako Boafo, Green Beret, 2020. Courtesy of Mariane Ibrahim.



Brussels Gallery Weekend opening September 3 — 6, 2020 historically kicks off a full month of European weekends and fairs. The Brussels gallery scene has always been a little under the radar in terms of international media, but insiders know that Brussels shouldn’t be ignored. 

Check out our selected shows to see from CLEARING, Jan Mot, DVIR GalleryLa Maison de Rendezvous, dependance



 left: Gustav Metzger (historical B&W photographs mounted between 2 sheets of welded steel) at DVIR

/ right: Daniel Dewar &  Grégory Gicquel at CLEARING



 below: Margaret Lee at La Maison de Rendezvous,

 organised by Misako & Rosen (Tokyo)

Normally, Zurich Art Weekend is in June and timed as a preview for international visitors to Art Basel and and its satellite fairs and exhibitions. This years ZAW has been moved to September 11 — 13, to give local galleries and museums and chance to present its fall schedule to a mostly Swiss audience. Regardless of the time of year, Zurich is packed with excellent gallery exhibitions and institutions including Kunsthalle Zurich, Migros Museum and Haus Konstuktiv. 

Some of the galleries / exhibitions are …

Karma International presents Elisabeth Wild

Galerie Bernhard presents Tobias Spichtig

Eva Presenhuber presents solo exhibitions by Ugo Rodinone and Joe Bradley…

Peter Kilchmann presents Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Galerie Gregor Staiger presents Vittorio Brodmann

Galerie Ziegler presents Rammellzee (see video below)

along with interesting group shows at Francesca Pia, Barbara Seiler and “Made in Zürich” at Grieder Contemporary

above: (left) Paul Mpagi Sepuya at Peter Kilchmann & (right) Elisabeth Wild at Karma International (curated by Adam Szymczyk)
Galerie Ziegler RAMM:ELL:ZEE “1985“ In memory of Rammellzee (1960-2010)
video documentation
RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ at Galerie Renée Ziegler in 1985
above: Nina Beier at Sommer Contemporary Art (Zurich)
As part of @zurichartweekend, Performances will take place in intervals during the opening reception at the rooftop apartment at Theaterstrasse 18, 8001 Zurich

Madrid Gallery Weekend organised by Arte Madrid (Gallery Association). APERTURA 2020 will take place between September 10 — 13, 2020. Among these days, the spectators may be able to come closer to contemporary art thanks to special programs, guided tours to private collections, major institutions, parties or special actions in the galleries.

below are a few picks from Galeria La Caja Negro, Parra & Romero and Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt… more pics to come.

link to APERTURA >

(left) John Baldeessari “Madame Cezanne’s Hairdos” at Galeria La Caja Negra

(right) Helmut Federle at Parra & Romero



(below) Peppi Botrop‘s new paintings at Heinrich Ehrhardt

The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend will take place September 10 — 12, 2020. Though not known as a large contemporary art scene- The Hague does have several contemporary galleries including Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Maurits van de Laar, Ramakers, Livingstone and supported by interesting non-profits such as 1646, NEST and the Kunstmuseum Den Haag.

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1485 Dupont St, #208, Toronto, ON 

on view: Robin Cameron
September 10 – October 10, 2020

opening hrs: Fri & Sat 12 – 5pm and by appt.




Lamartine 415
Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 CDMX

opening hrs: Tues – Fri 10 – 18hrs 

Sat 11-16hrs

Random Notes

Welcome to the Doll House

Google Maps has been around for quite a while now and they are fully integrated into our daily lives. With 1 billion active monthly users, we all check google maps to go to a nearby store or restaurant or find the quickest way to the airport or subway station. 

I have always been amazed that Google Street View is not more integrated into gallery websites. Of course, galleries can be easily located on Google Maps, but I am usually more interested in what the gallery looks like and where it is.. etc. A map in itself tells me where the gallery is but not much else, perhaps the neighborhood name- but not much else. Of course, Google offers Indoor Maps for larger spaces such as office buildings, hotels and shopping malls, sometimes you can even view the floor plan of a building.

With the recent lockdown and new travel restrictions- cancelled art fairs- galleries are moving online with OVR rooms and online fairs and platforms.

With the recent adaptation of 3d scanning (similar to google), new vendors such as Vortic and ArtLand are expanding our digital view into galleries from around the world. Last weekend Artland and Arte Madrid provided 3d views of all the galleries participating in Apertura / Madrid Gallery weekend, which is currently online>. It’s a great way to see a lot of shows and get a feel for the Madrid art scene. 

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about these dollhouse views (3d scans) of galleries, twirling them around- moving in and out and back again. As a curator, I am fascinated by the immense black space that surrounds them- as an art consumer I still find it a bit fustrating and I don’t have a great desire to pop on my VR glasses (yet), even though its clear this is the direction we are moving. I hope we can quickly shift from this early rudimentary phase into a more complex understanding of mapping.

I can imagine, relatively soon that we can connect these dollhouse views to create new types of maps…gallery guides, online weekends or fairs, moving from gallery to gallery or city to city, just by opening a door (or clicking on a link).

As we develop our gallery guides we are particularly interested in integrating Google maps, google street view and these new dollhouse views into an integrated landscape. 

any thoughts? email us at

image 1: Kukje Gallery (Seoul) from Google StreetView

image 2/3: dollhouse views of Artland 3D scan of Carlier Gebauer (Madrid space) & Galeria Cayon (Madrid)

image: potential scalable 3d scan (not yet available)