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 Berlin Art Week Team.
FROM TEMPELHOF AIRPORT VIA VOLKSPARK HASENHEIDE TO NEUKÖLLN, THIS BIKE TOUR LEADS FROM THE ART FAIRS ART BERLIN AND POSITIONS BERLIN ART FAIR TO EXCITING EXHIBITIONS AT KINDL — CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE PROJECT SPACE DECAD.
The Kreuzkölln local tour starts off with art berlin, held this year at Hangars 5 and 6 at Tempelhof Airport, where around 120 galleries will present their programmes with an extensive auxiliary programme. At the same time, Positions Berlin Art Fair will present over 70 galleries from all over the world in Hangar 4. Those who need sustenance after visiting the art fairs can stop off for lunch at Marheinke Markthalle. The next stop is the project space Decad where a videoinstallation by Dorine van Meel will be on view. From there, the tour proceeds to KINDL — Centre for Contemporary Art, where works by Kathrin Sonntag, Thomas Scheibitz, and as of Saturday evening the exhibition “Routinised Absurdity” will be on view. To conclude the tour, art eager participants can move on to Büro BDP / Broken Dimanche Press, which works with literature and textual art in its projects.
N52° 30’ 10.4, E13° 24’ 15.1 IS A RELATIVELY UNKNOWN PLACE IN BERLIN: BUT AROUND BERLIN’S GEOGRAPHIC CENTRE ONE CAN FIND EXCITING STOPS ON LOCAL TOUR N° 2.
An old telecommunications bunker from the Second World War marks the startof the tour, the home of The Feuerle Collection. The tour then leads along the Spree past Hallesches Haus, where breakfast is available all day long. Directlyacross from Berlin’s geographic centre is König Galerie, a participant at art berlin, located in the former church St. Agnes. And not far off is Berlinische Galerie, currently showing a solo show by Julian Charrière, the winner of this year’s GASAG Kunstpreis. Around the corner, on Friday and Saturday at 4 pm a liveperformance will be held by Juan Atkins in the installation res·o·nant at Jüdisches Museum Berlin. To conclude, stop at Galerie Daniel Marzona, which has been nominated with an exhibition of works by Aron Mehzion for this year’s VBKI-Preis Berliner Galerien.
THIS TOUR LEADS DIRECTLY TO THE HEART OF KREUZBERG 36 AND OFFERS SOMETHING FOR ALL THE SENSES: FEEL, SEE, AND HEAR WHAT THE LIVELY NEIGHBOURHOOD OFFERS BESIDE BARS, RESTAURANTS, AND CLUBS.
The starting point of the tour is the new art space The Shelf at the former Robben & Vientjes headquarters, where until 28 September works will be shown by the nominees for the Berlin Art Prize. For those who do not want to missthe award ceremony, come on Friday at midnight. Then things move on to daad-galerie, which shows the audiovisual installation by Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Before that, visit the gallery Klemm’s on Prinzessinnenstraße, also an art berlin gallery. The tour continues down Oranienstraße, with neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK) showing the exhibition “Touch” and the project spaceAshley. The tour can be concluded with two artistic interventions: David OReillys multiplayer videogame that you can join in playing on Mariannenplatz and aninstallation by Mischa Kuball at Oranienstraße 1.
THE TOUR THROUGH BERLIN’S WEST LEADS TO C/O BERLIN WITH TWO EXHIBITIONS FOCUSING ON PHOTOGRAPHY AND PROVIDES EXCITING INSIGHTS INTO THE NUMEROUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN CHARLOTTENBURG AND SCHÖNEBERG.
The starting point for this tour is the EAM Collection. Things move on towardsSavignyplatz for the exhibition “Michael Ballou. a pound of sound is round”at Kienzle Art Foundation. A special spot for lunch on Kantstraße can be foundat 893 Ryōtei, hidden behind graffiti covered shop windows. On Friday,C/O Berlin presents not just an exhibition on the history of photography and thework of Nicholas Nixon but another highlight as well: the EMOP Opening Daysof the European Month of Photography Berlin with a widely ranging programmeof panels, talks, and performances. Along Ku’damm, the tour continues to SalonDahlmann and then to Schöneberg’s Kunstsaelen Berlin, which shows thegroup show “Abenteuer Freundschaft”.
THIS TOUR NOT ONLY FEATURES ESTABLISHED INSTITUTIONS WITH EXCITING EXHIBITIONS BUT ALSO BERLIN SIGHTS LIKE TIERGARTEN AND THE BRANDENBURG GATE.
A walk through Tiergarten leads from Haus der Kulturen der Welt, which willbe showing the exhibition “The Most Dangerous Game” as part of 100 Jahre Gegenwart, to Akademie der Künste on Pariser Platz. On the weekend, hourlyspecial tours will be offered to view the cellar with murals executed by masterstudents at the Akademie from the 1950s. Down Unter den Linden we move onto Schering Stiftung, where Cecilia Jonsson presents experiments at the inter-section between art and the natural sciences. Those hungry for an exquisite vegetarian meal can take a stop at Cookies Cream. Along the Spree, past sights like Reichtagsufer and the Bundestag, we then reach Hamburger Bahnhof: its historical hall features the winner of the ninth Preis der Nationalgalerie, Agniezska Polska, with a video and sound installation.
THERE’S QUITE A BIT TO DISCOVER ON THIS TOUR THROUGH MITTE. AT GROPIUS BAU THE FIRST SOLO SHOW BY LEE BULIN GERMANY, THE NEWLY OPENED PALAISPOPULAIRE, AND AN ARTISTIC INTERVENTION AT U-BAHNHOF ALEXANDERPLATZ.
Local tour N°6 starts at Gropius Bau, where Stephanie Rosenthal, the new director, presents Lee Bul with her solo show “Crash”. Past Checkpoint Charlie, we move on to gallery alexander levy and then onward to Julia Stoscheck Collection Berlin, where two exhibitions will be on view: Arthur Jafa and the KW Production Series with Jamie Crewe and Beatrice Gibson. On Unter den Linden, PalaisPopulaire at the former Prinzessinnenpalais will be showing 300 works on paper from the Deutsche Bank Collection. On the other side of the Spree, we reach Nikolaikirche, where the works of this year’s winners of the Hannah-Höch-Preis Christiane Möbus and Sunah Choi are on view. Not far from Nikolai-viertel is U-Bahnhof Alexanderplatz, where neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst(nGbK) presents “Art in the Underground” on the tracks of the U5. Round out the day with southern German food at Lebensmittel in Mitte.
BERLIN ART WEEK IS UNIMAGINABLE WITHOUT AUGUSTSTRASSE — NUMEROUS PARTNER INSTITUTIONS, PROJECT SPACES, AND GALLERIES CAN BE FOUND IN BERLIN-MITTE. AN INVITATION TO DISCOVER THIS YEAR’S NEIGHBOURHOOD HIGHLIGHTS.
The tour begins at c/o Kunstpunkt Berlin, which currently houses the project initiatives stay hungry and NON Berlin. The tour continues on to Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), with a façade this year featuring works by Ceal Floyer.Inside, one can find the exhibition “A 37 90 89 — The Invention of the Neo-Avant-Garde” and works by Geta Brătescu. Before moving on to Candice Breitzat Museum Frieder Burda I Salon Berlin, try the homemade cakes at Princess Cheesecake. me Collectors Room shows highlights from the Olbricht Collection, including works by Cindy Sherman and Wolfgang Tillmans. At the neighbouring KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the artist Evelyn Toacheng Wang presentsher new series of works. On the way to Sammlung Boros, stop off at the galleries Eigen+Art and Sprüth Magers, both participating at art berlin.