24.Apr 21
— 27.Jun 21
Zara Pfeifer

Good Street!

In her work, Zara Pfeifer focuses on living spaces and people whom she accompanies photographically over a long period of time: This is also the case in her current long-term project "Good Street!", in which she focuses on truck drivers from different countries on their long journeys through Europe. For the first time, the Galerie Kernweine Foto und Raum is providing an insight into the specific living and architectural worlds of the truckers through a photo exhibition and a documentary video work by the artist Pfeifer. 

Who are the people who drive these vehicles all over Europe to ensure a seamless supply of society? 

What distinguishes the architecture of the service stations, the motorways and the large-scale infrastructure facilities - such as transport ships for trucks? 

The amount of trucks that travel the roads of Europe every day blur from the outside into a large, uniform group of travellers. Yet the goods they transport in all weathers and situations are as diverse as the landscapes they traverse. Through her photographic observation and personal accompaniment of the drivers, Pfeifer uncovers personal worlds of life and work: the drivers' cabins, their everyday work and the community among the drivers form the subject of the series.  

Zara Pfeifer (1984, Cologne) studied architecture and photography; her works address spatial and social phenomena. In addition to photography, videos, drawings and lectures communicate her explorations. In order to capture experiences, she takes an active part in addition to an observing role: whether in the social life in Alt-Erlaa or as a lorry passenger on a route through Europe. Her series "Du, meine konkrete Utopie" (You, my concrete utopia) - which exhibits the modernist housing project Alt Erlaa - was published by Kerber Verlag in 2017, won an award and was exhibited in European countries as well as the USA. In addition, Pfeifer has held a lectureship at the Vienna University of Technology since 2019, where she teaches in the fields of architecture and photography. 

12.Apr 21
— 31.May 21
gk House Flip

Vision oder Illusion? NFTs!


Is there a true value of things? 
And is the digital value of a building the same as the physical one?

How the founders of Galerie Kernweine are trying to make the physical gallery their own by selling an NFT of their gallery.

A building in the south of Stuttgart, Germany is currently for sale. This building is also home to Galerie Kernweine Foto und Raum. Five million euros are being asked for it. 

Mick Orel and Oliver Kroening, who co-direct the gallery for contemporary photography (2017) and run g—kx mediaHOUSE (2021) together, are no strangers to the field of visual media. In collaboration with the digital artist Nasty Files (nastyfiles.club) they generated the piece „g — k House Flip“ (2021) which represents a digital metaphor of the gallery's physical building.

„g — k House Flip“ is currently for sale on the digital platform opensea.io - at the same price* for which the building is being traded on the Stuttgart real estate market. With the proceeds from the sale of the digital artwork, the founders could purchase the analogue building in Stuttgart - that's the idea.

With this initiative the Galerie Kernweine and artist Nasty Files would like to draw attention not only to the development of the real estate market and the preservation of a diverse cultural landscape, but also to the increasingly merging boundaries between the digital and analogue worlds. Since an NFT was bought for 69 million dollars at a Christie's auction in mid-March, the hype as well as the accompanying debate around digital art has been in full swing. Will this new digital market in which digital art is traded become established? Is it a mistake to continue to ignore the digital art that has long existed? Or is it all just a bad joke? 

The term "house flipping" is used by real estate investors to describe the process of buying and selling properties for profit. The artwork winks sarcastically at this activity, showing the "dark side" of “house flipping”. 

Nasty Files is a Milan based visual artist, his work explores, with irony, the relationship between humans and spaces, their mutual influence and the oddity of contemporary life in general. 

By way of explanation:

NFT is the abbreviation for Non-Fungible Tokens. NFTs are stored on the blockchain and are therefore authenticated, forgery-proof and unique. When you buy an NFT, you buy a digital object that is linked to a token. This object can, for example, be digital art, music or virtual land. In other words, NFTs are certificates of authenticity for any digital file.

"Galerie Kernweine Foto und Raum” (2017) is a place for contemporary photography, visual media and discourse. We collaborate with (inter-)national artists to develop and curate exhibition projects that challenge classical approaches and expand established formats. Workshops and event formats on the topics of photography and visual media take place on an alternating basis. 

In our g-k online shop we sell limited photo editions, books, magazines and selected products. The G-K café & bar is located in the gallery’s rear courtyard. 

Link to the digital artwork.

*since NFTs are traded with the cryptocurrency Ethereum, the price is based on the current rate.

09.May 21
— 30.Jun 21
Physical Conversation @StadtPalais Museum für Stuttgart

curated by gk

Photo exhibition in the museum garden of StadtPalais - Museum für Stuttgart, curated by Galerie Kernweine.

From 9 May, the exhibition "Physical Conversation" shows a visual dialogue between ballet star Friedemann Vogel and photographer Oliver Kröning in the museum garden of the StadtPalais - Museum für Stuttgart.

In collaboration between ballet star Friedemann Vogel, photographer Oliver Kröning and Galerie Kernweine, the limited  Art Edition Box "Physical Conversation" was created in November 2020: an art box with 23 impressions of Friedemann Vogel, captured photographically by Oliver Kröning at unexpected locations. The 300 limited boxes were sold out after a few days - the entire profit from the sale went to the Olgäle Foundation for the sick child. 

From 9 May, the photos will be on show as an exhibition curated by Galerie Kernweine in the garden of the StadtPalais - Museum für Stuttgart. Essential elements from the world of ballet will also be brought into the StadtPalais garden to create a stage for all visitors.  

Friedemann Vogel is a world-renowned ballet star and 1st soloist in the Stuttgart Ballet. He was recently awarded the "Outstanding Performer" prize at the German Dance Awards.

"As a dancer, I tell stories with my movements. The photographs capture the emotions of the movement from a different angle, so each image becomes a fragment of a story, open to interpretation."  
Friedemann Vogel

Oliver Kröning, born in Stuttgart in 1980, works with various media in the field of photography and film. He is one of the founders and directors of the Galerie Kernweine and the g-kx MediaHOUSE. 

22.May 21
— 23.May 21
gallery walk

Art Alarm

Again, we are part of the gallery walk Art Alarm

More details coming soon.

03.Jul 21
— 03.Oct 21
Max Siedentopf

Paintings League

Paintings League deals with the age old question how can you make art for people who usually don’t like art. It’s safe to say that there are more people enjoying watching football than there are looking at paintings. Here, Max Siedentopf tried to find a solution how you can merge the interests of both art lover and football fan, reaching completely new audiences for both. 

He finds the answer to this question in the humorous series "Paintings League". "Paintings League" is composed of different artistic methods - photography and painting - to illustrate the importance of a dialogue between the different disciplines and to show the range of approaches that exist to answer his "research question".  

The exhibition pays homage to some of the most iconic football teams shirts into acrylic on canvas paintings. Here art enthusiasts will appreciate the minimalist and abstract approach and brush strokes of the paintings while football fans can appreciate their favourite team. Just like in football, the paintings act like a league - each one representing a diverse group of people through their interests, cities and backgrounds. The series consist of a mix of both painting on canvas and portrait photography of football fans of different social backgrounds representing their football club and coincidentally matching with the paintings. 

Paintings League 20

Max Siedentopf (1991) is a London based multi-disciplinary conceptual artist working across video, photography, sculpture, creative direction and everything in-between and is the founder of the of the art publication ORDINARY. From 2013 - 2020 Max Siedentopf has been creative director of the 'legendary and unorthodox"  creative agency KesselsKramer, which was founded in 1996 by the dutch artist Erik Kessels, and is the only one that has worked at all three offices and becoming the youngest partner at age 25.

Max has been described by Vogue Italy as viral artist and his installation “Toto Forever” was included in artnet’s “10 Extraordinary Artworks You Need to Travel to the Edge of the World to See” next to Elmgreen & Dragset’s ‘Prada Marfa’, Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Yellow Pumpkin’ and Le Corbusier’s ‘Notre Dame du Haut’.

In June 2019, Siedentopf starred in the music video for “Mine Right Now”, a song by Norwegian singer Sigrid Max was supposed to direct. This was due to Sigrid’s flight being cancelled, the singer therefore being unable to appear in the video herself and Max ended up starring in instead. 

Next to this he is the founder of Ordinary Magazine which was nominated for Magazine Of The Year, Best Art Direction and Best use of Photography by the Stack Awards. Max generally refuses to enter awards, but he received “Most Bizarre Video” at the Berlin Music Video Awards for his Gommi “Psychosis” video. He was also nominated Best New Director at the UKMVAs.

In 2019 he was having his first solo exhibiton "Stock im Arsch" with us (see archive). 

Galerie Kernweine


The cafebar is a central place of the gallery.

The cafébar of Galerie Kernweine offers coffee specialties, sandwiches and quiches for lunch, as well as a varied selection of cakes and pastries and a variety of drinks.

In the evening, the café becomes a bar - enjoy your drink, salute!

On the weekends there is a selected breakfast offer from 9.30am - 4pm in the "Breakfast Club".

Reservation and rental:
Mick Orel, mo@galerie-kernweine.com

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70178 Stuttgart



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