Berlin Art Week


  • Foto: Oana Popa

Positions Berlin Art Fair – Participants announced

POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair released gallery list with 84 international galleries from 16 countries including contemporary and modern artistic positions. The fourth edition of POSITIONS will take place at Arena Berlin from 14th to 17th September as part of this year’s Berlin Art Week.

Both newcomers and established galleries will be showcased.

Geoffrey Farmer: Now at Venice Biennale, in September at Berlin Art Week

"A way out of the mirror" is the title of Geoffrey Farmer’s installation, which can be seen until 26th November 2017 at the Canadian pavillon at the 57th Venice Biennale. Part of the multitudinous artwork, which is spread in and around the pavillon, shows among other exhibits a water-splashing geyser.

During Berlin Art Week 2017, Farmer’s exhibition The Care With Which The Rain Is Wrong will open at Schinkel Pavillon on 16th September. Visitors have the chance to view a volumetric installation as well as the digital photo show Look in my face; my name is Might-have-been; I am also called No-more, Too-late, Farewell.
  • Dachgarten , Banco Safra  Hauptsitz , São Paulo,  1983 Foto © Leonardo Finotti

Ausstellungseröffnung Roberto Burle Marx „Tropische Moderne“, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle

Mit rund 100 Exponaten eröffnet am 7.Juli die Ausstellung „Tropische Moderne“ in der Deutschen Bank KunstHalle in Kooperation mit dem New Yorker The Jewish Museum. Bis zum 3.10. gibt die Ausstellung, die damit auch während der Berlin Art Week zu sehen ist, Einblicke in das Werk des brasilianischen Landschaftsarchitekten, Malers, Bildhauers, Bühnenbildners, Designers und Pflanzensammlers Roberto Burle Marx; Gezeigt werden Arbeiten aus den Bereichen Malerei, Skulptur, Bühnenbild sowie Textil- und Schmuckentwürfe.

Foto: Dachgarten, Banco Safra Hauptsitz, São Paulo, 1983 © Leonardo Finotti
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Art fair art berlin: Participants announced

A total of 110 international and national galleries from 16 different countries will be part of the newly founded art fair art berlin, which emerged from the partnership of abc art berlin contemporary and Art Cologne. As part of Berlin Art Week 2017, taking place from 14. – 17. September at Station Berlin, art berlin exhibits young and established contemporary art as well as modern art.. On Friday, September 14th, the Berlin galleries participating at art berlin offer to visit their exhibitions until 9 pm.

Shortlist for new Gallery Award

Three galleries are nominated for the newly introduced VBKI BERLINER Galerien Award, which will be conferred by the Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller (VBKI) and the Landesverband Berliner Galerien (lvbg) in cooperation with the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. The nominated galleries are the Berlin Gallery KM, founded in 2012, Katharina Maria Raab, founded in 2014, and the Sexauer Galerie, founded in 2013. The presentation of the award will be taking place on September, 15th and the winning gallery will receive 10.000 Euro. The award intends to support the city of Berlin as an art market and will be awarded to galleries capturing attention through their extraordinary exhibition program, which will be realized during Berlin Art Week 2017.

Preise zur Auszeichnung künstlerischer Projekträume und –initiativen 2017 vergeben

While some conceive of them as self-organized workspaces, others see them as creative germ cells. Either way, Berlin’s art world would be unthinkable without its project spaces. The Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe has long since acknowledged this and has been promoting the diversity of project spaces and initiatives over the past six years with a prize: 30,000 € go to 20 selected spaces. We will present the prizewinning spaces as part of the Berlin Art Week programme. This year’s winners are:

· Archive Kabinett e.V.
· Art Laboratory Berlin e.V.
· bi`bak e.V.
· CargoCult_world
· Donau Ecke Ganghofer
· Espace Surplus
· G.A.S-station
· Institut für Alles Mögliche
· Kronenboden
· Kurt-Kurt
· La Plaque Tournante
· Manière Noire
· Organ Kritischer Kunst
· SOMA Art Gallery
· >top e.V. ? Verein zur Förderung kultureller Praxis
· WerkStadt Berlin e.V.
· Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.)

The award ceremony will be held at Bar Babette on 15 September 2017.

Goldener Löwe für Anne Imhof auf der Biennale di Venezia

Anne Imhof erhält für ihren Beitrag auf der Biennale di Venezia den Goldenen Löwen. Wir haben es geahnt und die Künstlerin bereits im letzten Jahr als Titelmotiv für unser Berlin Art Week Magazin ausgesucht. Anne Imhof gehörte in der fünften Berlin Art Week zu den Publikumsmagneten mit ihrer Oper „Angst 2“ im Hamburger Bahnhof. In Venedig zeigt sie mit einem rund 40-köpfigen Ensemble die Performance „Faust“. Wir gratulieren Anne Imhof und der Kuratorin Susanne Pfeffer zu der Auszeichnung.

Gallery Weekend Berlin

The 13th Gallery Weekend is being held from April 28–30, 2017, with 47 galleries officially on the program. There will also be numerous other galleries and art locations to discover that will be hosting opening and special events across the city. Berlin Art Week wishes all participants and visitors a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you again this fall.

New Prize for Berlin Galleries

Galleries are the motor driving Berlin’s art market. Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller (VBKI) and Landesverband Berliner Galerien (lvbg) will be awarding the VBKI-Preis BERLINER GALERIEN for the first time this year. The prize will be awarded to an outstanding exhibition project at a Berlin gallery to be held during Berlin Art Week. The prize awarded by VBKI is 10,000 Euros. The deadline: June 12, 2017.

Ideas for the Berlin Art Market

Berlin’s Senate Department for Economics, Energy, and Public Enterprises is awarding 120,000 Euros to creative projects that can foster Berlin as an art center. Anyone can participate, either on their own or in cooperation with a start up, a cultural institution, or an investor: the format only needs to have the potential of achieving international attention. The event should take place in 2017 and be featured at a beacon event at Berlin Art Week. Deadline. April 6, 2017.

More than 100 000 visitors at Berlin Art Week

With the closing of the art fairs abc art berlin contemporary and Positions Berlin the programme of Berlin Art Week 2016 has ended. BAW teamed up with more than 50 partners and over 120 events took place.

Private Collections open for visitors

This weekend you can visit the following private collections: Collection Regard, EAM Collection, Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin, Salon Dahlmann, Sammlung Boros, Sammlung Haubrok, Sammlung Hoffmann, Sammlung Ivo Wessel, and The Feuerle Collection.

abc Gallery Night

From 6–9 pm the abc Gallery Night promises to be very special: all participating galleries at the abc berlin contemporary open the doors to their exhibition venues at the same time, presenting the work of additional artists they represent.

Project Space Art Award

Today at 7:30 pm Berlin’s State Secretary of culture Tim Renner will present the Project Space Art Awards to 20 laureates at Bar Babette. Before that, at 5:30 pm the Bar will feature a panel discussion on artist careers in Berlin, followed by a party with DJs and performances.

Many Thanks to Arcotel Velvet Berlin

Arcotel Velvet Berlin supports Berlin Art Week 2016 and is hosting our international media guests in a very convenient and centrally located accommodation, which facilitates easy access to the cities art venues. Our special thanks! Arcotel Berlin, Oranienburger Straße 52, 10117 Berlin

Jérôme Bel“ at Hebbel am Ufer

The performance Jérôme Bel by the French choreographer of the same name, reduced to the factors light, music, and the body, will be held today at 8 pm at HAU2. Further Performances on 16.9. (Jérôme Bel) and 17.9. (Gala, at HAU1). HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer, Hallesches Ufer 2, 10963 Berlin In front of the building, on view is the installation Köfte Airlines by Turkish artist Halil Altınderes, a critical political reference to the current situation of refugees (on view until 8 October).

Art fairs abc and Positions Berlin are opening

Today from 4pm–8pm, the ninth edition of abc art berlin contemporary begins at Station Berlin and invites you to join the barbecue in the courtyard. From 6–10 pm, Positions Berlin opens at Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof with 74 exhibitors from 13 countries.

New edition of Tagesspiegel Kunst with Berlin Art Week Highlights

Tagesspiegel Kunst is diversely dealing with Berlin's vivid art scene. Of course, an overview of the Berlin Art Week is not missing out. Get your copy now!

Start of Berlin Art Week 2016

Today is the day: Berlin Art Week begins and will turn this city into the centre of the art world. To get started, you can visit the opening of the sound art space Errant Bodies with Sound Matters (or: What to Do With Money?) at 5 pm. Later on, at 7 pm, the project spaces A Trans, Apartment Project e.V., Group Global 3000, Kulturpalast Wedding International e.V., Neue Berliner Räume e.V., and Zwitschermaschine will be holding their openings. From 10pm on we will celebrate the Opening Party in cooperation with MONOPOL - Magazin für Kunst und Leben at Kino International.

Between farmers open at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT

Let’s go to Lichtenberg! At Herzbergstraße and from today on, collection Haubrok shows works that deal with the medium of film without being films themselves. Also seen from the architectural view the location is worth a visit.

Out now: the tip booklet for Berlin Art Week

Do you want all information about Berlin Art Week in your pocket? Being quick pays off. Make sure to grab the current issue of tip Berlin. There you will find all highlights and valuable tips in a practical booklet format in German and English.

Gordon Parks at C/O Berlin

Oppression, racism, violence, inequality and poverty: With a camera in his hand and his humanitarian view of the world, Gordon Parks became one of the most important and critical chroniclers of American society. He worked actively for political issues that today have lost none of their explosiveness. At the same time, he worked for magazines like Vogue or Life. From today on, C/O Berlin dedicates this fascinating simultaneity of glamour and misery a retrospective.

Opening at Haus am Waldsee

In the exhibition "Simulations – Landscape Beyond Reality" multitalented artist Sven Drühl shows paintings, neon-objects, and drawings in which he is quoting and reinterpreting other artists. From 7.30-10pm the opening will take place at Haus am Waldsee.

One more week until Berlin Art Week 2016

To help keep your bearings in the face of the many events taking place, once again this year we offer a special service packet: As an example, you will have the opportunity to contact us via telephone hotline and - for the first time - WhatsApp or visit us at our stands at abc art berlin contemporary and Positions Berlin Art Fair.

Conclusion of Project Space Festival

Today Kunsthaus KuLe will mark the end of the Project Space Festival with a façade exhibition and literary multi-media performance of AFROTAK TV cybernomads. The performance starts at 18:00 h. At 20.00 h the festival will end with a party. KuLe (Kunst und Leben) is also one of this year’s winners of the prize for artistic project spaces and initiatives, awarded as part of Berlin Art Week on 16 SEP at 7:30 pm at Bar Babette.

Grüntaler9 at the Project Space Festival

Last Friday it was grüntaler9's turn at the Project Space Festival. From noon till 9 pm the audience was invited to see the performance of Johanne Gilje and to listen to her conversations with alternating guests. During the Berlin Art Week the performance of Willem Wilhelmus will take place at this Project Space.

Niche Berlin TAKE OVER Berlin Art Week Instagram channel

Starting today Niche Art & Architecture Tours Berlin takes over the #berlinartweek Instagram channel for the next 3 days. You can follow their visit of LAGE EGAL which open its doors for the Project Space Festival today and is also part of the Berlin Art Week - Programme in September.

Our new #BerlinArtWeek Magazine is out now!

The Berlin Art Week Magazin gives you a forecast of what to discover in Berlin from 13 to 18 SEP. Find out more about art fairs, exhibitions and artists. The magazine is now available for download on our website and of course at all partner venues.

Artist Films at Kino International

On 14 September, Kino International, in cooperation with haubrok foundation, will show outstanding film works by internationally renowned artists. The programme will be curated by Marc Glöde. Parallel to this event, two exhibitions will be held: The library of Kino International will feature a solo show by Peter Welz, who has worked with historical film positions in his artistic work. At FAHRBEREITSCHAFT in Berlin-Lichtenberg, the exhibition “between frames” will be shown, which works with the cinema in our minds.

Our Media Partners 2016

This year’s Berlin Art Week will be supported by relevant media partners. We are pleased to work with Monopol, sleek, frieze d/e, Weltkunst, BLAU, FAS, Tagesspiegel, tip Berlin, rbb Fernsehen, radioeins, Kulturradio, Yorck-Kino and Wall as well as the online partners Bpigs, BERLINARTLINK, ASKHELMUT, Art Rabbit and Freunde von Freunden. You will be reading and listening more soon …

Here comes the trailer for Berlin Art Week 2016

The countdown for the major event of contemporary art is on: In almost one month, Berlin Art Week will again be the centre of the international art scene. Our trailer gives you a foretaste of the numerous highlights happening between 13 – 18 SEP.

Start of the festival "Tanz im August" at HAU

Today three shows presented at our partner HAU Hebbel am Ufer will open the 28th edition of the international festival "Tanz im August". During the festival around 65 performances will be shown at 8 venues right across Berlin, with more than 150 artists from 14 countries in a total of 26 productions. Besides contemporary classics, new works by international and Berlin-based choreographers make up the programme.

Niche Berlin presents Guided Tours during Berlin Art Week

For Berlin Art Week 2016 Niche Berlin organizes special tours to selected project spaces in the districts of Moabit, Wedding, Schöneberg and Mitte. The participants will meet the initiators and the exhibiting artists for inspiring conversations.

Berlin Summer University of the Arts 2016

In cooperation with the Berlin Art Week and art berlin contemporary, Universität der Künste offers the two-day seminar The Art of Collecting Art - A Brief but Useful Guide during their Berlin Summer University of the Arts 2016. The seminar, held by Stefanie Gerke und Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Lüdeking, enables the participants to improve their discernment of art and gives opportunity to evaluate the new theoretical input while visiting the abc art fair together. Applications are accepted through SEP 1st.

Dada Africa opens at Berlinische Galerie

Dada turns 100! For this special occasion Berlinische Galerie illuminates the non-European influences on Dadaism: around 120 works engage in a direct dialogue with artefacts from Africa, Asia and Oceania and offer a special view on the involvement of the unknown in art. The exhibition is a partnership with the Museum Rietberg in Zurich.

Project Space Festival is starting

Today Project Space Festival is starting. From 1–31 August each day one of thirty Berlin project spaces can use a time frame of 24 hours to present themselves and their work. Each space is free to design a programme of their choosing. Six of the participating project spaces are this year’s winners of the Awards for Artistic Project Spaces and Initiatives, which will be awarded on 16 SEP during Berlin Art Week.

Berlin Art Link publishes hotel guide for Berlin Art Week

This year Berlin Art Link will again support us as one of our media partners. They already created an advisable list of restaurants and hotels for this year’s Berlin Art Week. There is something for every budget and hunger.

Ernst Schering Foundation is a new partner of Berlin Art Week

Besides HAU Hebbel am Ufer, also Ernst Schering Foundation is joining this year’s Berlin Art Week as a new partner. Located in the heart of Berlin, the independent and non-profit foundation aims to promote science and art. The during Berlin Art Week presented exhibition “IM ÜBER ALL“, opening 14 SEP with sculptural works from the artist Yvonne Roeb, will be conceptually fiiting. Based on the cabinets of curiosities of the late Renaissance and the Baroque periods, the fields of natural sciences and art run into one another.

Deutsche Bank KunstHalle opens COMMON AFFAIRS

This year Germany and Poland celebrate 25 years of friendship and the town twinning between Warsaw and Berlin. Suitable to that, the exhibition COMMON AFFAIRS is from now on visible at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, realized in partnership with Polnisches Institut Berlin. Taking the renowned VIEWS award as its point of departure, Poland’s most important prize for contemporary art awarded every two years at Warsaw’s Zachęta, works by nominated and winning artists such as Tymek Borowski, Anna Molska or Karolina Breguła will be shown at this exhibition. The focus is on the current art production in Poland and also the state and changes taking place in the artists’ surroundings.

Art fair abc art berlin contemporary announces list of participants

Founded by a group of Berlin galleries, the art fair abc art berlin contemporary will take place from 15 – 18 SEP at Station Berlin. This year’s participating galleries and artists are:

POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair announces participating galleries

The art fair POSITIONS BERLIN, taking place from 15 – 18 SEP at Postbahnhof near Ostbahnhof, just announced its list of this year’s participants. Included are 73 exhibitors from 13 countries:

C/O Berlin opens new exhibitions

Three exhibitions at once will open tonight, 7pm at C/O Berlin located in the Amerika Haus: In “Out of Camp” Danish photographer Adam Jeppesen shows impressing images of his journey of 487 days from the north pole to the Antarctic. Of course, just like himself the pictures are not left without traces. A completely different form of documentation is shown at the installation “Poppy – Trails of Afghan Heroin“, for which Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong followed the trails of heroin along the Silk Road. The third exhibition “Talents 38” honors the nonconformist up-and-coming photographer Sasha Kurmaz, whose works are accompanied by texts from Svea Bräunert. Likewise you should save the date 9 SEP, when C/O Berlin will open “I am You” with selected works from Gordon Parks.

Opening of Goshka Macuga at Schinkel Pavillon

You have always wanted to meet a talking android? Then you shouldn’t miss this opportunity: Today at 7pm the exhibition 'To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll’ by Warsaw-born artist Goshka Macuga will open its doors. There, amidst the octagon, the human-like hybrid will address existential themes by quoting from science, film, literature and politics and will provide the audience plenty to talk about. Because even in 2016 the relationship between man and machine is affected by skepticism and curiosity, so there is one more reason to face this complex tension at Schinkel Pavillon.

Exhibition opening “Capital: Debt – Territory – Utopia" at Hamburger Bahnhof

Tomorrow evening at 7pm Hamburger Bahnhof is opening a wide-ranging exhibition about the in the art world not decreasing theme of capitalism. Main and starting point thereby is the work The Capital Space 1970–1977 by Joseph Beuys, which the artist made for the Venice Biennale in 1980. The work marks his thoughts on the creative potential of human beings at the centre of economic thought. Suitable for the theme the exhibition leads whimsically and essayistically through a variety of media and centuries: from Rihanna to Andy Warhol different points of views are illuminated. The exhibition will be on show during Berlin Art Week.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer is a new partner of Berlin Art Week

A breath of fresh air for Berlin Art Week: HAU Hebbel am Ufer is our new partner this year and, on this occasion, will interrupt its summer break for art week visitors from 14 SEP on. You will get to see the dance performances Gala and Jérôme Bel by the French choreographer, who works together with dancers, actors and non-professionals from Berlin for his shows. In addition, the work 'Köfte Airlines’ (2016) by Turkish artist Halil Altındere will be shown in front of HAU. Altındere, who is best known for his candidly critical works, will show images of his well-noticed occupation of an airplane with refugees, which continue his examination of the topics identity and migration.

The 9th Berlin Biennale has opened

These days it is worth keeping one's eyes open in the city, because the 9th Berlin Biennale for contemporary art started on June 4th. Working under the title 'the present in drag’ the DIS collective from New York is curating the Biennale main venues at KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Akademie der Künste on Pariser Platz as well as three further locations, such as an apocalyptic looking sightseeing boat by Reederei Riedel. Every two years the Berlin Biennale explores the artistic developments of Berlin’s art scene and captures the pulse of the city. The Biennale will end with a special program during this year’s Berlin Art Week. Further Information will follow soon.

Berlin Art Week 2016 is to get started

We are looking forward to the upcoming Berlin Art Week and, through that, illuminating Berlins art scene in all its facets. With it, insights into private collections and project spaces will be offered, which cannot be explored any time better. Of course, the eagerly awaited fairs abc art berlin contemporary and Positions Berlin – Art Fair (15 – 18 SEP) will take part, as well as numerous exhibitions and openings at this year’s partners:

Akademie der Künste
Berlinische Galerie
C/O Berlin
Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
Hamburger Bahnhof
HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Haus am Waldsee
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
me Collectors Room
Schering Stiftung
Schinkel Pavillon
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