Berlin Art Week 2019

Berlin Art Week | 11-15 September 2019

The Berlin Art Week is held every September since 2012. An absolute highlight for lovers and artists of contemporary art. The major contemporary art museums, regional exhibition houses and art associations, two art fairs, private collections of contemporary art and project spaces in the capital have joined forces to present a diverse exhibition programme. Visitors from all over the world can look forward to openings, award ceremonies, talks, special events & art tours and thus experience Berlin as a place for contemporary art.

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Diverse programme

This year’s Berlin Art Week programme is particularly varied! In addition to two art fairs with around 200 galleries, there will again be great group and solo exhibitions in 17 museums and exhibition venues, 15 private collections and 20 project spaces, as well as a major cooperation project in the city and many new partners.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Berlin Art Week 2019 will focus on art exhibitions that spotlight social, political and urban developments since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
One highlight is the exhibition “No Photos on the Dance Floor! Berlin 1989—Today” at C/O Berlin, in which the Berlin photographer Lisa Wassmann is also involved. The show deals with the cultural revival after ’89 and offers with photographs, videos, films and documentary material an insight into the Berlin club scene and its development in the last 30 years. In the evening, the exhibition space is transformed into a club with DJs from then and now.

Another highlight is the group exhibition “Durch Mauern gehen” at Gropius Bau with artists such as Mona Hatoum, Anri Sala and Jose Dávila, who deal with the consequences of living together in divided societies.
The exhibition “1989—2019: Politik des Raums im Neuen Berlin” at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) gets to the bottom of the question >How did Berlin become what it is today?<.
In the Haus der Statistik near Alexanderplatz, one of the last vacant inner-city areas with over 45,000 sqm, the Projekt Statista is dedicated to the following:

The project Statistais a collaboration between ZK/U—Center for Art and Urbanistics and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, developing artistic prototypes for a city society rooted in the commons. The result of these artistic processes will be visible during Berlin Art Week: from a cryptocurrency based on the welfare of bees, through near-nature façade design, to neighbourly collaborations and an international conference featuring the Indonesian artists’ collective ruangrupa. (Source)

The two art fairs art berlin and Positions Berlin Art Fair take place during the week in the hangars of the former airport Tempelhof. The art berlin focuses on the presentation of young and established artists of modern art and expands its program in Hangars 5 and 6 with new formats. The “Special Projects” section presents individual positions and curated stands, and the “Salon” becomes a new platform and serves to present project spaces. There will also be a video programme, performances and talks.
Hangar 4 will host the Positions Art Fair, which is intended to offer new collectors an entry into the art market as well. The programme of the art fair includes talks, performances, book presentations and an awards ceremony.

You can find the complete programme here:

What: Berlin Art Week
When: 11-15 September 2019
Where: Many locations in Berlin
Admission fees: