Artists of the collection
The art historian and collector Helge Gerken has built up his collection of contemporary art over the course of several decades, which is accessible to the public in the ‘museum schloessle’ and the former ‘galerie gerken’ in Berlin through alternating exhibitions.
His passion for the discovery and promotion of young art has led to the creation of a rather remarkable collection. He particularly values fair collaboration between himself and relevant galleries, which bring the artists forward. This makes it possible to, for example, bring the exhibitions of represented artists into state museums. Helge Gerken knows how to, with short sentences and quotes, point to respective artistic personalities. He gives the opening speeches to his exhibitions himself, with exceptional commitment and a seriousness characteristic of an art historian.
Johanna K Becker
A small selection of artists, whose work is represented in the art collection.