Kunstsalon Bastian in Dahlem
In autumn 2018 Aeneas Bastian opened a new venue to continue the work of Galeriehaus Bastian in a different format with a slightly more private touch. In its attractive peripheral setting, Bastian’s showroom is inspired by the Berlin art salon tradition of the 1920s. It offers an oasis away from downtown Berlin with its sometimes hectic art market bustle. Here, visitors can pause to reflect on works of art and related topics. Collectors and artists have more space to exchange thoughts than in a gallery that became a public magnet in a vibrant city centre. Kunstsalon Bastian in Dahlem will regularly show selected works from the gallery programme while building bridges between art, literature, music and research. The gallery is open to collectors and visitors by appointment. The new venue is accompanied by a bi-annual art magazine, first published by Galerie Bastian in autumn 2018, with interviews and features on collectors.
Galeriehaus Bastian on Kupfergraben / A Gift to SMB
The building on Kupfergraben was the outcome of an international competition launched by Céline, Heiner and Aeneas Bastian, and won by David Chipperfield Architects. Since 2007, just across the way from Museum Island, Galerie Bastian has been staging exhibitions devoted to both classical modernism and contemporary art. The gallery founded by Céline and Heiner Bastian has been run since September 2016 by Aeneas Bastian, who was already managing upstairs berlin with his partner Harriet Häussler. In September 2017 the Bastian family announced that they would gift the building on Kupfergraben to the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. In early February 2019 it will therefore be handed over to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, who intend to use it as a centre for cultural education under the name »Haus Bastian der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz«. The Galerie Bastian exhibition Künstlerräume: »THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'« ends on 22 December 2018, marking both a farewell and a new beginning.