Berlin is about to become an art-lover’s paradise! It’s time for Berlin Art Week again.
Until Sunday, September 15th, institutions, galleries, artists, collectors and other project spaces collaborate to create one of the most exciting art events of the year. There is just so much going on that you need a Doppelgänger to attend all the openings, fairs, prize award ceremonies, performances and exhibitions! To help you out, here is the full program. Search by date, place and category.
Our friends from Niche Berlin organize some quite interesting tours exploring different aspects of the festival. You can even get to meet some of the curators and artists! For more information, click here.
Some of the exhibitions are free and some are not. Tickets for all chargeable exhibitions during Berlin Art Week will be available at the ticket counters of the venues. Admission is free to all exhibition openings!
And to make you take the most out of it, we selected 5 art shows that we believe you should not miss on this year’s edition! Check them out!
The two giant contemporary art fairs take place at the hangars of the Tempelhof Airport and gather together hundreds of galleries from all over the world. There is also a comprehensive program of additional events: talks, awards, screenings and performances.
The Haus der Statisk, just next to Alexanderplatz, is finally open to the public! Constructed in the late 1960s, the building served as the headquarters of the GDR’s central bureau of statistics and it was abandoned for more than a decade. Now, a cooperation between ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik and KW Institute for Contemporary Art has led to the project STATISTA.
“STATISTA proposes artistic prototypes for a civil society built in the spirit of the Commons, in ten different playing fields, including a cryptocurrency based on the wellbeing of bee-populations, ecologically inclusive façade designs, interfaces for neighborhood participation and an international conference in the fall.” Wow!
The impressive building is home to two of the most exciting current exhibitions in Berlin: Garden of Earthly Delights, with over 20 international artists using the space of the garden as a metaphor for the state of the world, and Walking Through Walls, marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and interrogating the experience of vulnerability and anxiety caused by power structures that thrive on confinement and segregation.
Focused on time-based media, such as film and video, the amazing venue, in the not less wonderful Dahlem neighborhood, presents Speaking Images, putting together a dense and tightly organized sequence of works, in which language and text play a prominent role to indicate that moving images don’t only show, but also speak – without costing you a dime!
In a mobile dome at Mariannenplatz, in Kreuzberg, the The New Infinity series takes place in an extraordinary architectural space: the planetarium, which has been a high-tech space from its very inception, a sophisticated simulation of artificial worlds that were initially analogue and which have been digital for more than thirty years.
With new works by several artists, as well as audiovisual live performances, the full program “new art for planetariums” can be seen free of charge!
Bonus: Urban Nation Biennale 2019:
Not part of the Berlin Art Week program, but absolutely worth the visit is the Urban Nation Biennale 2019 – ROBOTS AND RELICS: UN-MANNED. The street art museum in Schöneberg created a 100m long art mile under the U-Bahn tracks on Bülowstrasse. More than 25 renowned artists will show their latest installations and interactive sculptures, during this weekend – September 13-15th. And the cherry on the cake: the admission is free!
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