“Fine art berlin project spaces” becomes “nüüd.berlin”.
“nüüd” initially has no logical meaning and nothing directly to do with art. It sounds unusual, is visually memorable and makes you curious.
“nüüd” is Estonian and means “now”. The gallery shows art from “now”, ie current, contemporary art. “Now” is the art to be shown, seen, advertised and marketed. “Now” artists want to show their new works, the gallery owner to present the recent work of his artists.
[nue:d] is a sonic pun, composed of the French “nue” and the English “nude”, both mean “naked”. Artists turn their innermost outward, exposing their soul when they express themselves with, through and in their art and realize it. They get “naked” when they publish the art.
nüüd.berlin represents artists, sculptors and photographers & organises bespoke exhibitions & supporting programmes around the exhibitions. This is not a traditional gallery experience; we find alternative project spaces that are suitable for exhibiting the artwork in new and innovative ways.
Henner Merle, founder & owner of nüüd.berlin, a lawyer specialising in copyright law, spends his free time following his passion for art and photography. As director and co-founder of gallery ZFF Zentrum für Fotografie in Berlin (1997/98) & co-curator of the exhibition of the successful book BERLIN WONDERLAND by Anke Fesel & Chris Keller (2014), Henner Merle gained experience as gallery owner and curator. In 2016 he founded the Fine Art Berlin Project Spaces gallery, and after three successful years renamed it nüüd.berlin in September 2019.
In addition to discovering and supporting new, talented artists, Henner Merle wants to introduce established artists, who have so far not been shown in Berlin or Germany, and introduce local artists nationwide and abroad.
»… Let me feel if you can, that art is vital, you, you who maybe love the art more than I myself!«
(Vincent van Gogh to his brother, the art dealer Theo van Gogh)