Preparations are in full swing: starting Wednesday, Kulturprojekte Berlin will present the eleventh edition of Berlin Art Week. Together with important players in the Berlin art scene, a diverse festival programme of contemporary art has been put together. More than 50 partners invite you to exhibition openings, award ceremonies and special events over 5 days.
Image above: courtesy of Berlin Art Week
“Every year, Berlin Art Week brings together the various players in the Berlin art world, from artists to galleries to project spaces, from fairs to museums. It invites you to discover Berlin and the many art offerings of this city in a new and fresh way and opens up exciting encounters and lots of exchange for Berliners as well as all art enthusiasts and guests. I wish us all a great Berlin Art Week!”SENATOR FOR CULTURE DR. KLAUS LEDERER.
The more than 1,000 artists represent young as well as established individual positions from Rachel Rossin or Lu Yang to Jenna Sutela and Anna Uddenberg to performance art by Simone Forti and Leila Hekmat, group exhibitions by Tactical Tech or retrospectives on Mona Hatoum. The Positions Berlin fair, the VBKI Prize and an association of over 50 galleries throughout the city set important accents in making artistic work visible and clearly show how attractive the German capital is in national and international comparison.
Berlin Art Week is the highlight of the Berlin art calendar. This year, the galleries in particular are increasingly demonstrating Berlin’s important position as an international art market location: While the Positions Berlin Art Fair presents important positions from contemporary and modern art, the VBKI Prize Berlin Galleries honours new and up-and-coming gallerists whose entrepreneurial efforts inspire the diversity of artistic production in the capital. During the art week, an association of over 50 Berlin galleries also presents Berlin as an up-and-coming art trading centre. I am very pleased that we are able to support the Berlin Art Week and thus promote the visibility of our young gallery owners in particular.Senator for Economic Affairs Stephan Schwarz
As a special highlight, this year’s Berlin Art Week presents its festival meeting point at the Uferhallen in Wedding and, amidst numerous artists’ studios, puts the focus on Berlin as a production location. With the ‘BAW Garden’, Berlin Art Week invites all art lovers and the curious from the neighbourhood and surrounding areas to exchange, discover and participate in workshops, performances and BAW Open Studios. In addition, several artistic happenings will open, from the intervention ‘Die Tore’ (The Gates) with Rosa Barba, Maria Eichhorn, Herta Müller and Karin Sander to the group exhibition ‘On Equal Terms’ with Uferhallen artists and the ‘Uferhallen Kunstaktien’ (Uferhallen Art Shares), a documentary exhibition on the Uferhallen location. Under the motto ‘Explore Berlin Art Week’, an extensive education and outreach programme provides versatile access to the festival programme and the most diverse facets of Berlin as a location for art and culture.
As part of the Cultural Summer Festival, a large number of the partners of Berlin Art Week are jointly inviting visitors to a free visit on the final day of the festival week-Sunday, 18. September 2022. The admission-free Sunday is intended to once again create greater accessibility in art and cultural institutions and thus actively enable the cultural participation of all visitors and interested parties.
Wednesday, 14. September until Sunday, 18. September 2022