PAR(I)TY WITH US – the 10 million euro exhibition

24. April – 4. May 2024

PAR(I)TY WITH US – the 10 million euro exhibition

aquabitArt Galerie x Janine Mackenroth x SALOON Berlin
during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2024

SALOON Artists: Janine Mackenroth (Munich) and 20 international SALOON members: Nina Ansari (Berlin), Sara Benninga (Jerusalem), Anna Borgman (Berlin), Aika Furukawa (Brussels), Zohar Fraiman (Berlin), Manja Ebert (Berlin), Franziska King (Vienna), Mariella Kerscher (Munich), Alex Lebus (Berlin), Niina Lehtonen Braun (Berlin), Markéta Magidová (Prague), Nadja Verena Marcin (Berlin), Lena Oehmsen (Berlin), Lisa Premke (Berlin), Mirae kh RHEE (Berlin), Johanna Smiatek (Berlin), Jeanne Susplugas (Paris), Ivonne Thein (Berlin), Gülce Tulçalı (London), Adriane Steckhan (Hamburg)

Curated by Sarah Maske, Nina Marlene Kraus, Irina Ilieva (all SALOON Berlin)

Soft opening with money cake: Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m.
Opening with drinks from Kolonne Null: Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 6 p.m.
Opening with a set by DJ Malkriao: Friday, April 26 at 6 pm
Opening hours during the Gallery Weekend: Friday, April 26 12 to 9 pm, Saturday, April 27 / Sunday, April 28 12 to 7 pm
Thursday, May 2 – Saturday, May 4, 2024: 12 to 7 pm
Location: in the aquabitArt Gallery, Auguststrasse 35, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
Duration: April 24, 2024 – May 4, 2024


Credits: Janine Mackenroth, Money Pool, 2023, detail. Photo: René Löffler


Considering the current situation, where the ratio of female artists to male artists at Gallery Weekend is around 40% to 60%, while at art academies the ratio is reversed at 65% female artists to 35% male artists, the exhibition PAR(I)TY WITH US raises urgent questions. Is it twice as likely to be exhibited as a male artist at Gallery Weekend?

With this exhibition, aquabitArt Gallery will equalise the ratio of male and female artists at this year’s Gallery Weekend to 50% / 50% by presenting an exhibition with works exclusively by female artists, thus closing the existing gap.

The two gallery spaces will feature a symbiosis of international artists and a solo presentation by renowned artist Janine Mackenroth. Together with SALOON Berlin board member Sarah Maske, she has developed the exhibition concept for Gallery Weekend: Mackenroth will keep the walls of the gallery’s second room free for her colleagues. She will cover the floor with millions of shredded Euro banknotes, which she will “lay at the feet“, so to speak, of the works of the artists from the SALOON network. Mackenroth is currently working with the colors of the EURO banknotes, which can be found both as a nail polish edition and in her paintings. The new nail polish “ONE HUNDRED EURO GREEN“, priced at 100 euros, is being released especially for the opening.

PAR(I)TY WITH US goes beyond the mere representation of art and challenges viewers to think about the need for a reorganization in the art world,” explains Sarah Maske, one of the curators of the exhibition. Together with her colleagues, she has shared the call in the international SALOON network to exhibit the lack of female positions at Gallery Weekend 2024 – and thus make a statement. “We not only want to highlight the inequalities, but also show alternative ways of achieving gender parity in art. In addition, the subtitle suggests that all the works shown in the exhibition will potentially be worth a lot more and gives a nod towards buying art for its potential to increase in value.”

Visitors are invited to actively participate in discussions about gender parity in art and help shape the future of the art world.

For further information and press inquiries please contact:
Sarah Maske, SALOON Berlin, Phone: +49 177 8611 232, Email:
Irina Ilieva, aquabitArt Gallery, Email:

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