The current exhibition by Marlies von Soden will be extended until Februar 25, 2023.
Unfortunately KioskShop and Semjon Contemporary will be closed on Tuesday January 24, 2023.
Intervention X-02 –Marlies von Soden
10.12.2022 – 28.1.2023 (verlängert)
Die Berliner Künstlerin Marlies von Soden verzaubert den »KioskShop« in der dunklen Jahreszeit mit ihren Lichtskulpturen.
Den Text zur Ausstellung finden Sie here.
Intervention X-01 – Petra Tödter
The series of »Interventions« at KioskShop will continue, even if probably only twice a year for a few weeks. The first will be realized on August 26 by the Berlin artist Petra Toedter.
During the 'first' life of KioskShop there were 33 Intervention exhibitions taking place between 2003 and 2011. The dialog between the space dominating total work of art and the artworks of the intervention guests always develops differently...
August 27 – October 1, 2022; opening: Friday August 26 from 7 – 9.30 pm
Simultaneously the gallery Semjon Contemporary will show the solo exhibition »Drift« by Marc von der Hocht and the group exhibition XXX-03.
In the Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel from May 11 an article by Nicolas Kuhn was published. It's about Nicolas Berggruen's relation as an investor regarding Venice and Berlin. Semjon Contemporary is explicitly mentioned. https://plus.tagesspiegel.de/potsdam/kultur/nicolas-berggruen-saniert-den-palazzo-diedo-der-gute-mensch-von-venedig-475707.html
Yesterday, the online magazine of Berlin Mitte published the article »David against Goliath« by Anna-Lena Wenzel. The author reports on the fight against the cancellation of the gallery space by Nicolas Berggruen Holdings and is at the same time a portrait of the gallery owner and artist Semjon. https://kultur-mitte.de/david-gegen-goliath/
Due to illness, »KioskShop« will unfortunately be closed to the public until Saturday April 9. We will reopen on Tuesday April 12. We apologize for any inconvenience! The current group exhibition "RESET to START" at Semjon Contemporary runs through April 23.
In the current February edition of Art Newspaper an article on the termination of the gallery space by the Nicolas Berggruen Holdings is published.
Due to private reason »KioskShop Berlin (KSb)« and Semjon Contemporary will have a break from January 25 until February 15, 2022. »KioskShop« and the current exhibition »benthos borborygmi« by Michael Kutschbach can be seen from the window.
According to the termination of the lease by Nicolas Berggruen Holdings, which was delivered on September 30th, the move out of the gallery and with it the destruction of the »KioskShop« should have been physically completed today.
On the one hand I am not prepared to let Nicolas Berggruen Holdings jeopardize the existence of my gallery Semjon Contemporary, and on the other hand I will not let »KioskShop« be destroyed. Thus I have decided not to comply with the notice of termination.
The holdings must now obtain the eviction title against me at the court. In other words, the two parties will have to meet in court.
It didn't have to come to that. From November 2020 I asked for an appointment several times to negotiate a new lease. Unfortunately there was not even a response. I don't know why there should be a broken tenancy (cf. radio contribution from December 9.).
At this point some of the articles are linked that reported in the case of Nicolas Berggrün Holdings vs. Semjon Contemporary