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Johann König

7 September 2017

36 | Founder, König Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Johann König opened his gallery in Berlin in 2002 when he was just 21 – a precocious achievement in itself, but all the more audacious given that he is partially blind. The gallery quickly gained a reputation for representing leading young artists – its stable now boasts Helen Marten, Camille Henrot and Amalia Pica, among others – and for promoting them through exhibitions at prestigious international institutions. In 2015, König opened a second space in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin at St Agnes church, a brutalist building that has been impressively remodelled by architect Arno Brandlhuber.

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