press release

Goff +Rosenthal is pleased to announce the opening of a new gallery in Berlin on Brunnenstrasse, just off Rosenthalerplatz in Mitte. The space will open on September 30th, 2006 with a group exhibition featuring the work of many of artists the gallery will show in solo exhibitions during the next two years. These artists include: Abetz/Drescher, Artists Anonymous, Eric Brown, Stephen Bush, Kevin Francis Gray, Scott Hunt, Susanne Kuhn, Faris McReynolds, and Christoph Schmidberger. Goff+Rosenthal Berlin will have three galleries: a traditional "white box" exhibition space, a gallery for drawings, and a project room for the exhibition of more experimental media such as video and installation. Robert Goff and Cassie Rosenthal founded Goff+Rosenthal in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood in 2004 and have since frequently traveled to Berlin for exhibitions, art fairs and studio visits. In just two years many of the gallery's artists have begun to attract important curatorial and international attention for their work. Some highlights include:

--Inclusion of Christoph Schmidberger in the Saatchi Gallery's "Triumph of Painting" exhibition as well as in the USA Today exhibition at London's Royal Academy opening October 2006

--Inclusion of Abetz/Drescher in "New German Painting" just released by Prestel --Susanne Kuhn at the Frieder Burda Museum in Baden-Baden as well as solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Freiburg opening September 2007 which will then travel to a UK venue and then to the new David Adjaye-designed Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver --A solo exhibition of Stephen Bush's paintings at SITE Santa Fe opening February, 2007

--A recent retrospective of Isca Greenfield-Sanders at Museum Mosbroich in Leverkusen, Germany --A major upcoming installation by New Zealand-based artist Rangi Kipa for the inaugural exhibition of the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver opening September 2007

Cassie Rosenthal and Robert Goff decided to expand their gallery to Berlin for many reasons, the most important of which is the vitality of the city as a major contemporary art capital. The atmosphere of Berlin contrasts greatly with the hyper-commercial and corporate atmosphere of New York. The energy and vitality of the art scene in Berlin has made the city an artistic and cultural capital that rivals both London and New York. Moreover, it is a place where artists, writers, and curators can afford to live and visit and where they are part of the fabric of the city--alongside important private collectors and major museums.

With the new location in Berlin, Goff+Rosenthal hopes to expose and exhibit more emerging artists from Germany and around the European continent, acting not only as an exhibition venue, but also as a venue for creative thought and interaction. For these reasons, Goff+Rosenthal is proud to join the rich cultural fabric of Berlin as a purveyor and facilitator of contemporary art and creative vision.

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Inaugural Exhibition

mit Maike Abetz / Oliver Drescher, Artists Anonymous , Eric Brown, Stephen Bush, Kevin Francis Gray, Scott Hunt, Susanne Kuhn, Faris McReynolds, Christoph Schmidberger