Isabella Zamboni

How do you translate a rice field into fabric? Artist Margherita Raso shows the way.

 Thùy-Hân Nguyễn-Chí,  This undreamt of sail is watered by the white wind of the abyss , 2022, video installation, mixed media. Installation view, 12th Berlin Biennale, Hamburger Bahnhof, 2022, Berlin. Photo: Laura Fiorio

Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi, This undreamt of sail is watered by the white wind of the abyss, 2022, video installation, mixed media. Installation view, “12th Berlin Biennale,” Hamburger Bahnhof, 2022, Berlin. Photo: Laura Fiorio

How do you generate empathy and the urgency of a struggle? The 12th Berlin Biennale doesn’t have the right answers.

 Win McCarthy, Folded Set , 2021. Shoebox, folded ruler, worktable, photographs, 99 × 58 × 20 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie Neu, Berlin. Photo: Stefan Korte

Win McCarthy, Folded Set, 2021. Shoebox, folded ruler, worktable, photographs, 99 × 58 × 20 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie Neu, Berlin. Photo: Stefan Korte

A weekend so nice, they held it twice. This year, Berlin’s galleries rallied for a second, autumnal edition of the exhibition series, with several outposts sharing a thematic focus on new discoveries. Spike editor Isabella Zamboni, a newly-minted Berlin transplant by way of Milan, honed her sense of direction by exploring Gallery Weekend 2021.