Recommendations for the large and small highlights of the Berlin Art Week - in museums, galleries, private collections and project
spaces, and in the most diverse Berlin districts — tips about cafés and restaurants from Cee Cee.
Mitte is still the pulsing heart of the city. Mitte-Tour #1 offers a jam-packed day combining established institutions, young project initiatives and art locations, and the collections on Auguststraße.
The starting point for Kieztour Mitte #1 is the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, which on the facade will greet visitors with a new installation by the artist Alfredo Jaar. Inside, part of the large-scale Harun Farocki retrospective and works by Claire Fontaine will be shown. Then things continue at c/o Kunstpunkt Berlin, where CargoCult and Zona Dynamic will be exhibiting their work. The tour then moves on to Museum Frieder Burda | Salon Berlin, where works by Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg will be shown in combination with Willem de Kooning. Just a stone’s throw away, KW Institute for Contemporary Art presents Willem de Rooij’s show. At the neighbouring me Collectors Room, the exhibition “Portrait of a Nation” provides insight into the work of 50 contemporary artists from the United Arab Emirates. Before concluding the tour at Collection Regard with the photography exhibition by Barbara Wolff, you can refuel at Shisho Burger with tasty American-Asian food.
Mitte is still the pulsing heart of the city. Kieztour Mitte #2 presents a range of art locations featuring striking architecture: Boros Bunker, Schering Stiftung and Schinkel Pavillon, and finally the media art collection of Julia Stoschek, located in the building complex of the former czech culture center in the former GDR.
Kieztour Mitte #2 begins with the new work presentation at Sammlung Boros. Directly around the corner, Auf die Hand and House of Small Wonders offer international snacks and coffee before things continue at Schering Stiftung with Daria Martin’s film work “A Hunger” Artist and at Schinkel Pavillon with works by the artist Geoffrey Farmer. The exhibition “Jaguars and Electric Eels” focusing on video works from the Julia Stoschek Collection forms the conclusion of the tour.
Kreuzberg is not only the home of long Berlin nights: The art has also made a home for itself here. Beside the art fair art berlin, G.A.S-Station and Berlinische Galerie, Kieztour Kreuzberg #1 also offers exciting performances.
Kieztour Kreuzberg #1 begins with the art fair art berlin at Station at Gleisdreieck. The tour continues on to Berlinische Galerie, a highlight of this year’s Berlin Art Week with Monica Bonvicini’s installation 3612,54 m³ vs 0,05 m. This is
followed by the project space G.A.S-station until the tour moves on via Chapter One, one of the city’s best coffee shops, to the Volksbühne’s new venue at Tempelhofer Feld. Boris Charmatz invites visitors to a picnic, workshop, and his performance “A Dancer’s Day” at Hangar 5.
Those who still have the energy can visit HAU Hebbel am Ufer in the evening, where performance artist Miet Warlop presents her work on three evenings (tickets can be purchased in advance or at the evening box office) or after art
berlin visit The Feuerle Collection on Hallesches Ufer, directly across the canal (admission with prior registration only).
Kreuzberg is not only the home of long Berlin nights: The art world has also made a home for itself here. Beside the art fair POSITIONS Berlin and gallery visits, Kieztour Kreuzberg #2 offers exciting insights into project spaces.
Kieztour Kreuzberg #2 begins with the new space of daadgalerie on bustling Oranienstraße with the installation “Chimera” by Wilson Díaz. From here, the tour continues on to SCOTTY, the project space in Kreuzberg’s smallest building. For
those ready for a break with coffee or lunch in the urban-gardening atmosphere, is in the right place with Prinzessinnengärten directly on Moritzplatz. The tour then continues toward Görlitzer Park for the group show “The Brain of Nature vs. Urban Jungle” at SOMA ART Gallery, where public interventions will also be shown. The tour concludes with a visit to POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair at Arena Berlin, with over 80 exhibiting galleries, industrial architecture, and a panorama
view of the Spree.
The diverse art locations, urban-gardening-projects, bars and restaurants of this neighbourhood make the south of Berlin the centre of the city's young alternative culture.
Kieztour Neukölln begins at the project space La Plaque Tournante on Sonnenallee with the solo show “From Lettrism to Eternity” by Isidore Isou, whose works are also shown at EAMC / Elke und Arno Morenz Collection in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. The tour continues with the nearby space Donau Ecke Ganghofer at the back of a Neukölln department store directly near Rathaus Neukölln. The last station takes us to WerkStadt Kulturverein Berlin e.V. in the northern part of Rixdorf, where Paco Vallejo presents his work “Síntesis Planetaria. Crafting A Worldview” Those who would like to enjoy a drink in the Neukölln nightlife can visit Wild Things on Weserstraße. Late in the evening, you can continue partying at the basement club Sameheads.
MOABIT, SURROUNDED BY THE SPREE AND CANALS AND WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO TIERGARTEN, OFFERS THE FULL RANGE OF BERLIN ART LOCATIONS: AN ESTABLISHED INSTITUTION, PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, AND PROJECT SPACES.
The Moabit-Tiergarten tour starts at Hamburger Bahnhof with “Festival of Future Nows 2017 → ” , with the participation of over 100 artists. The tour continues to the project space Manière Noire with Arnold Dreyblatt’s reflection on collection, preserving, and archiving. Then we move on to Arminius Markthalle with a wide variety of fresh foods and coffee spots until the tour continues onward to Kurt-Kurt with the exhibition “Sans papiers — Life is a Journey Part 3.2”. The tour concludes at Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg with the film retrospective and exhibition entitled “Tell it to the Stones. The Work of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub”.
There's a lot going on in Berlin's "new west": Beside C/O Berlin and Haus am Lützowplatz, the focus here will be placed on the neighbourhood's private collections.
The starting point is C/O Berlin at Amerika Haus with Daniel Lyon’s “Message to the Future” and Willi Ruge’s “Fotoaktuell”. Things continue at Kienzle Art Foundation with the work of American artist Gary Stephan. The tour then continues on to Salon Dahlmann off Ku’Damm with works by Nina Hoffmann and Kathrin Sonntag, before continuing to Haus am Lützowplatz, which is showing Thomas Feuerstein’s exhibition “Prometheus Delivered”. Last but not least, Kunstsaele Berlin is on the programme with the exhibition “Nobody Spoke”. The evening can continue with Thai food at Kin Dee or Japanese food at nearby Sticks’n’Sushi.