Capitain Petzel

Opened in 2008, the gallery is the German location of Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Petzel Gallery, New York.

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The gallery, a 1,300 square meter glass-encased modernist building preserved from the Socialist Era, is located in one of the city’s historical landmarks on Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin-Mitte. The former ‘Kunst im Heim’ gallery of the GDR, is a classic example of East German Modernism, built in 1964 by architects Kaiser and Franek to house a display of fine and applied arts from the countries of the Eastern Block.

Since 2008, more than 25 artists from the galleries of Gisela Capitain and Friedrich Petzel have realised ambitious solo exhibitions, developed on-site in the exceptional space, amongst others Karla Black, Wade Guyton, Sarah Morris, Seth Price, Monika Sosnowska, John Stezaker, Charline von Heyl and Christopher Williams.

Capitain Petzel continues to present exhibitions of internationally renowned artists, also represented by the galleries in Cologne and New York, as well as establishing an autonomous programme in Berlin with artists such as Andrea Bowers, Natalie Czech, Robert Longo, Peter Piller and Amy Sillman. A range of books and catalogues are available from all of the gallery artists.

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Past Exhibitions
Christopher Williams: Open Letter to Model No. 1740
The new works exhibited here are part of Christopher Williams’ ongoing series “For Example: Dix-huit Leçons...
29 Apr 2016 - 04 Jun 2016
Barbara Bloom: The Weather at Capitian Petzel
Absence and its depiction has been an ongoing theme of exploration in the work of Barbara Bloom. Fingerprints,...
05 Nov 2016 - 07 Jan 2017
Natalie Czech: to icon
Capitain Petzel presents “to icon”, a solo exhibition by the artist Natalie Czech, featuring a...
11 Mar 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
Charline von Heyl Solo Show
This is the second solo exhibition of Charline von Heyl at the gallery. The show features a new series...
28 Apr 2017 - 03 Jun 2017