Galerie Max Mayer opened in 2011 with no gallery space but numerous presentations of artists spread over the city of Düsseldorf. With this show, the gallery was aiming to present its curatorial concept or approach to exhibition making without an architecture that always “is” the gallery. Since then, Galerie Max Mayer has put together exhibitions with international artists such as Melanie Gilligan, J. Parker Valentine and Nicolás Guagnini. In juxtaposition, the gallery is working with emerging artists like Flora Klein, Sarah Kürten or Maximiliane Baumgartner. In relation to its young positions, Galerie Max Mayer also presents works by more established artists such as Ei Arakawa and Flint Jamison, as well as art historical positions like Jef Geys and Klaus Merkel. The established positions are a reference to the gallery’s program for creating a work inherent narrative that stands exemplary for the narrative of the gallery. In addition, Galerie Max Mayer has always been open to project based collaborations and over the past years has put together exhibitions with artists such as Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Dan Graham, Eva Barto, Daiga Grantina, and CC Hennix, a.o. In September 2020, the gallery moved to Schmela Haus, a Aldo van Eyck built gallery house in Düsseldorf centre.
Galerie Max Mayer