The Hoffmann private art collection offers guided tours through their over 1400 square meters collection every Saturday. Make sure to reserve in advance.
This is a private apartment in a former industrial venue. What makes it particularly curious, besides many great collected pieces, is the peek into a private space. One stumbles upon everyday objects during their visit, which look as if the owners have just dropped them there a few minutes before. And by the time you wonder whether that could really be the case, you will very likely meet Ms Hoffmann herself, who even gives you a chance to engage in conversation.
Many of the artists on display are local artists, like Katharina Grosse (installation view in the above photo) or Chiharu Shiota, but the exhibition displays works beyond the local scene and time. I picked up a Felix Gonzalez Torres poster before I left, some time ago. His installations are often meant to be shared, consumed by the viewers.
By the way, the Hoffmann collection changes every summer – a reason to keep coming back. The exhibitions are curated by Ms Hoffmann and have an overarching thematic red thread.
Tip: July is when they install the new exhibition, then you can see parts of the old and the new show; they are closed in August. But if you are interested in contemporary art, that’s the perfect month to discover other private art venues in Berlin within the Project Space Festival.