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On November 30, 2018, the QGallery Berlin opened its doors in one of the most historic areas of Berlin in the Großgörschenstraße in the north of Schöneberg. In the 20s of the 19th century the area was one of the hippest places in Berlin with numerous of publishing houses and galleries – popular among artists and literati. Claire Waldoff and Joseph von Eichendorff are just some of the well-known artists who lived and worked here. Even in the postwar period, the Großgörschenstraße was a magnet for art and culture – the first producer gallery in Berlin opened in 1963 in the Großgörschenstraße. 35 and the well-known UFO Club Berlin moved into the street shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The QGallery Berlin wants to be part of this story and focus on contemporary art in the field of tension of European artists from the Orient and the Occident. The European continent stretches from the Caspian Sea, through Central Europe, to the Straits of Gibraltar close to the African continent. This geographic arch will be a programmatic spectrum for presentation and mediation of art of the QGallery Berlin. The QGallery Berlin is a partner gallery of the QGallery Baku, located in the heart of Baku’s visual arts scene in Icheri Sheher (Old Town). QGallery today is considered a real institution in the field of contemporary Azerbaijani art. Its main goal is to familiarize the viewers with the fine arts of the country. The gallery therefore exhibits the works of classic and nonconformist artists of the Soviet Union as well as artworks by young emergent artists. Azerbaijan was on the path of the historical Silk Road and made a significant contribution to the development of this global transit network and also promoted the cultural and scientific exchange between Europe, the Orient and Asia. Against this historical background, the QGallery Berlin will regularly present works from Azerbaijani artists in Berlin. The QGallery Berlin was founded by the owner of the QGallery Baku Emin Mammadov, who had previously successfully established the Galerie Berlin Baku Gallery that successfully existed for more than ten years and enriched Berlin’s cultural life with a numerous exhibitions and events. Emin Mammadov also co-curated the Azerbaijan National Pavilion within the 56th and 57th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy.
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