In September, Berlin will become an international meeting point for contemporary art. From 11.09. to 15.09.2019 Berlin Art Week invites you to a diverse program of fairs, exhibitions, urban interventions, award ceremonies and special events at established and new venues. In addition to the fairs, highlights this year include solo exhibitions by Bettina Pousttchi, Bjørn Melhus, the Statista project and the new, immersive work by Metahaven.
The Berlin Art Week, which will take place for the eighth time in 2019 the focus will be on contemporary art in the capital. Two fairs, 17 museums and exhibition houses, 15 private collections, 20 selected project spaces and numerous galleries present an extensive programme. “Every year, Berlin Art Week succeeds in bringing together the most diverse actors of the Berlin art scene,” says Moritz van Dülmen, managing director of the Berlin GmbH, the Berlin Art Week’s own cultural project, which coordinates the interaction of all Berlin Art Week partners. “The joint commitment of the various partners, a varied programme and the lively response of the visitors underline Berlin’s importance as an international art and culture location, where current themes of the “and the contemporary art of the day.”
All partners of this Berlin Art Week
art berlin, Positions Berlin Art Fair, Akademie der Künste, Berliner Festspiele/Immersion, Berlinische Galerie, C/O Berlin, daadgalerie, Gropius Bau, Haus am Lützowplatz, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Kindl—Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, me Collectors Room, Nationalgalerie—Staatliche Museen zu Berlin mit Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum für Gegenwart—Berlin und Museum Berggruen, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), Schering Stiftung, Schinkel Pavillon, Statista (Kooperation zwischen ZK/U—Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik und KW Institute for Contemporary Art), 15 Privatsammlungen sowie 20 Projekträume (siehe unten)
From 12.09. to 15.09., the two art fairs that take place annually during Berlin Art Week will once again be the focus of attention. In its third year of cooperation with Art Cologne, art berlin will showcase young as well as internationally established galleries in Hangars 5 and 6 of the former Tempelhof Airport. The sixth edition of the Positions Berlin Art Fair presents around 70 selected national and international galleries with artistic positions of contemporary and modern art in Hangar 4.
In the year of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, several exhibition houses are thematically dealing with the developments of the last three decades (see article: Berlin Art Week – Art about Walls, Change and the Future of the City). Other highlights include exhibitions by Bjørn Melhus at the Kindl Centre for Contemporary Art, by Christopher Kulendran Thomas in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann at the Schinkel Pavillon, the group exhibition Magic Media-Media Magic. Video Art since the 1970s from the Wulf Herzogenrath Archive at the Akademie der Künste, the juxtaposition Pablo Picasso x Thomas Scheibitz at Museum Berggruen and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gerhard Richter and Jonas Burgert at the me Collectors Room. Solo exhibitions by Anna Virnich at the Ernst Schering Foundation, Iman Issa at the daadgalerie, Tobias Dostal at the Haus am Lützowplatz and Christina Ramberg in dialogue with other artistic positions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art complete the exhibition programme. In addition, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt is launching the discursive event programme Körper lesen! Corpoliteracy in Art, Education and Everyday Life.
After a successful prelude last year, the Berliner Festspiele are going out into the urban space as part of their Immersion programme series and are once again occupying Mariannenplatz for Berlin Art Week with their project The New Infinity-Neue Kunst für Planetarien and the artist collective Metahaven. The nGbK transforms underground stations in the city into an urban exhibition space with art in the underground-Up in Arms.
15 private collections grant with special opening hours exclusive insights into their collections. This year, the following are taking part: Collection Regard, EAM Collection, Fluentum, haubrok foundation, Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin, Kienzle Art Foundation, Kunstsaele Berlin, Miettinen Collection | Salon Dahlmann, Museum Frieder Burda | Salon Berlin, Sammlung Arthur de Ganay, Sammlung Boros, Sammlung Ivo Wessel, SØR Rusche Sammlung, The Feuerle Collection und Wurlitzer Pied à Terre Collection.
Also this year 20 artists will be invited to Berlin Art Week. project spaces, which were honoured by the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe with the ‘Award Artistic Project Spaces and Initiatives 2019’. will be. These include Apartment Project, Centrum, Datscha Radio, District * Schule ohne Zentrum, EVBG, gr_und, Horse & Pony, Kotti-Shop, Kreuzberg Pavillon, meantime projects, mp43-projektraum für das periphere, No Theater, panke.gallery, Raumerweiterungshalle, Schneeeule, Scriptings, singuhr—projekte, Spor Klübü, The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER) and Tropez.
For the 10th time, the Nationalgalerie Prize promotes an important young position in contemporary art. Pauline Curnier Jardin, Simon Fujiwara, Flaka Haliti and Katja Novitskova are nominated in 2019. The Nationalgalerie Prize, as well as the VBKI Prize Berliner Galerien and the Berlin Art Prize, will be awarded during Berlin Art Week.