View of “René Block,” 2015. Berlinische Galerie. Photo: Jens Ziehe.

René Block

Berlinische Galerie

View of “René Block,” 2015. Berlinische Galerie. Photo: Jens Ziehe.

This retrospective of René Block’s work as a gallerist, curator, collector, and publisher of prints, multiples, books, and catalogues highlights the remarkable arc of a career that helped shape the contemporary art world and continually responded to the shifting borders of our now global condition. “Ich kenne kein Weekend. Aus René Blocks Archiv und Sammlung” (I Know No Weekend: The Archive and Collection of René Block) surveys fifty years of this polymath’s groundbreaking activities, which began in West Berlin, continued in New York City from 1974 to 1979, and eventually led to exhibitions and projects with artists around the world. This career overview, part of a new genre—the curator retrospective—teems with correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and early television broadcasts of happenings and exhibitions, interspersed with artworks from Block’s collection. The

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