Berlin Art Week celebrates its 10thedition this year and, as always, welcomes all the art aficionados with its rich and exciting program at various locations across the city, as well as digitally.
Photo by: alexander levy, Su Yu Hsin, frame of reference, Installationsansicht, Taipei, Biennial 2020, Yuro Huang
For the first time ever, Berlin Art Week (BAW) will have a central location called “BAW Garten,” designed by the artist Sol Calero and set at Kindl in Neukölln, where many workshops, performances, talks, and music acts take stage. Outside of this hub, 19 museums and art institutions, 10 private collections, 10 prizewinning project spaces, and numerous galleries partner together to showcase ongoing developments in the world of contemporary art.
There are many “discoveries” on the program this year. Giving spotlight to emerging artists, Hamburger Bahnhof presents the work of four nominees of the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021, and the Brücke-Museum showcases the ars viva prize 2022 winners, outstanding young artists based in Germany. Participating galleries kick off a series of exhibitions devoted to young artists, as part of the BAW’s Discoveries program. Misa Discoveries takes place at König Galerie, also presenting young positions.
Photo by: Akademie der Künste, Rutherford Chang, We Buy White Albums
Photo by: St. Agnes, Friedrich Kunath, Ausstellungsansicht Showroom, Roman März
Photo by: Berliner Festspiele, The New Infinity, Theo Triantafyllidis, Sun Araw, VHW 7
Photo by: Kindl—Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Tatjana Doll, Speed_Combat Jet, 2009-19. Martin Eberle, 2021
Photo by: Schinkel Pavillon, Mire Lee, Carriers, 2020. Yonje Kim and HR Giger, Atomkinder, 1968
Performance fans, head out to Berliner Festspiele and HAU. Berliner Festspiele presents The New Infinity project exploring the idea of planetariums as the galleries of the future and places to experience contemporary art. The world premieres feature audio/visual performances by Actress & Actual Objects, Florence To & Bendik Giske & Bridget Ferrill, as well as by Lucas Gutierrez & Robert Lippok. The choreographers Ligia Lewis and Caner Teker will present their compositions at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
As a rare opportunity, consider visiting one of the Berlin’s private collections, which open their doors to public this week. EAM Collection, Fluentum, haubrok foundation, Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin, Kienzle Art Foundation, Miettinen Collection|Salon Dahlmann, Museum Frieder Burda|Salon Berlin, Sammlung Ivo Wessel, Seibert Collection, and The Feuerle Collection – are all participating. During the Berlin Art Week, The Feuerle Collection treats visitors to the incense ceremony, gong bath sessions, an open meditation hour and a yoga event.
Photo by: Berlinische Galerie, Alicja Kwade, Detail Installationsansicht Clout-Count, 2018, Glances at Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, 2018. Roman März
Photo by: Kindl—Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Alexandra Bircken, Pinstrike, 2021. Roman März
If this is not enough, KW is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the framework of the BAW and in addition to the exhibition and a rich anniversary program, workshops and guided tours will be held on site on September 19th (with a free admission and extended opening hours).
To plan your visit, we suggest checking out a compilation Explore Berlin Art Week for all the offerings. The digital formats Journal and Playlist also provide further insights into Berlin’s contemporary art world as well as complementing and expanding Berlin Art Week’s program.