The novel art gallery is nestled in a quaint courtyard in Schlüterstraße 70, aptly named in 1879 after the sculptor and builder Andreas Schlüter. Positioned right in the heart of Charlottenburg, the opulent district has a great deal to offer, including an impressive number of other delightful galleries for avid art lovers to pop into. If you begin to grow peckish during your culture cruise, you are only a couple of minutes walk from the lively Kantstraße. Known as the "Asian food street" of Berlin, the lengthy boulevard features delectable cuisines from Vietnamese, to Japanese, and Thai to Indian.
Anna Kimmerle founded AK Galerie in November 2019. Despite studying clinical psychology, the young, German-born gallerist was passionate about the arts. After moving to Berlin six years ago, she soon decided to merge this with her interest in human minds and behavior. This has influenced the style of the artworks shown at the gallery at any time. In particular, the works of Barbara Pecora; the artist whose grand, emotive pieces were exhibited at the gallery's opening night. Kimmerle believes that it is vital that a work should not simply look aesthetic, but also move the soul.
Before long, plans were made within Berlin, and internationally, including an exhibition that was supposed to take place in Milan, Italy. Unfortunately, 2020 had other plans in the shape of the infamous Covid-19 virus.
As a new art gallery, the going was tough, but Anna Kimmerle and her assistant were quick to adapt. Inspired by the many ways communities all over the world fought to support each other, the AK team came up with "AK Friends Live" and "AK Support". The first of the two initiatives takes place on Instagram, and was motivated by AK Galerie's commitment to being a cultivator of culture. As seen in the impromptu balcony concerts in Italy, creativity helps to spread positivity and a little hope too.