Guided tour, Discussion, Talk

Feminist Salon
Running a Gallery Today – As a Woman

With Jennifer Chert (gallerist) and Tanja Wagner (gallerist), moderated by Sonja Eismann (editor, Missy Magazine)

Hanna Bekker vom Rath was not only a painter, collector, and gallerist, she also played an eminently important role as a networker, promoter, and patron. All this at a time when women in such roles were hardly imagined in the art world. In a relaxed conversation in a salon atmosphere, the Berlin gallerists Jennifer Chert and Tanja Wagner, moderated by Sonja Eismann, will discuss the specific working conditions and challenges for women gallerists and collectors then and now. How has the situation changed over the decades? How present and influential are women in this field today? How visible and canonized are female role models? Is there gender discrimination? Do women collect, network, and curate according to different criteria than their male colleagues? To what extent can (feminist) critique and the demands of the art market be reconciled?

In 2008, Jennifer Chert (she/her) founded a gallery, which she and Florian Lüdde developed into ChertLüdde in 2016. In 2023, Clarissa Tempestini, the gallery’s long-standing director, joined as a partner. After thirteen years in Kreuzberg, ChertLüdde is now located in Schöneberg in a former costume and party decoration shop, which is home to a dynamic programme of international and Berlin-based contemporary artists, a project space, an artist archive, and a bookshop.

Founded in 2010 by Tanja Wagner (she/her), the gallery promotes art that challenges norms and focuses on global perspectives. Through a collaborative approach to curating, the gallery aims to promote an inclusive and gender-equitable art market and to engage with the public beyond the exhibitions. Tanja Wagner’s commitment to equality in art underscores the gallery’s desire to create more inclusive and equitable conditions within the art world.


This event is part of the series FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES, an intersectional, discursive accompanying programme curated by Sonja Eismann (editor of Missy Magazine) and Josephine Papke (author and journalist).

This event will be held in English. Public events are included in the admission fee. Pre-registration is not necessary.

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