September 7, 2020 - Berlin Art Week - Berlin Art Week 2020
September 7, 2020

Berlin Art Week

Courtesy Berlin Art Week.

Berlin Art Week 2020
At locations across Berlin, decentralized, outdoors, with digital formats
September 9–13, 2020
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20 museums and art institutions, 13 private collections, 10 prize-winning project spaces, Positions Berlin Art Fair, Studio Berlin, Messe in St. Agnes and numerous galleries showcase the diverse Berlin art scene in this years’ edition of Berlin Art Week. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Berlin Art Week has come up with new formats and ways to create a safe environment to explore contemporary art in the German capital. This includes new digital formats like the Journal, taking the readers behind the scenes with articles, interviews, and photo spreads that explore the wide-ranging programme as well as the Playlist, which accompanies the visitors as a live and on-demand platform throughout Berlin Art Week. Moreover, local tours in the various neighbourhoods will give visitors the possibility to experience Berlin Art Week at their own pace.

Programme highlights 2020
Studio Berlin organized by Boros Foundation and supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe will showcase the works of more than 100 artists living and working in Berlin at the club Berghain. A special artistic intervention will be on view in Berlin urban space: on numerous façades of Berlin Art Week’s partner institutions, Hans Haacke’s artwork ›We (all) are the people‹ will be shown. In Berlin, the new edition of the work first shown at the documenta 14 has been initiated by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) and realized by Kulturprojekte Berlin together with partners of Berlin Art Week. Creative hub Werkhof L.57 will host their first ever open house, initiated by collector Ivo Wessel, showcasing the works of artists such as Katharina Grosse, Karin Sander, Via Lewandowsky, Regina Schmeken, Anri Sala, Paola Yacoub, Konstantin Grcic, and architects Sauerbruch Hutton. Outdoor performances of Gintersdorfer/Klaßen will take place on the lawn in front of the theatre HAU Hebbel am Ufer, PalaisPopulaire will inaugurate a new outdoor sculpture by VALIE EXPORT and project space bi’bak will screen a film programme on the façade of Haus der Statistik.

Akademie der Künste will launch EC(centri)City, Berliner Festpiele/Immersion world premieres the audio/visual show Aurora Wounds by Caterina Barbieri and Ruben Spini. Marc Bauer exhibits at Berlinische Galerie, Vivian Suter at Brücke-Museum, Nik Nowak, Ann Oren, and Lerato Shadi at Kindl—Center for Contemporary Art as well as Harald Hauswald, Michael Danner, and Felicity Hammond at C/O Berlin and video artist Cao Fei at PalaisPopulaire. Exhibitions Errata and Aby Warburg will take place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Lost in America at n.b.k. and Radical Passivity: Politics of the Flesh will be on view at nGbK (neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst). Further partners are: Gropius Bau, ifa-Galerie, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Nationalgalerie/Hamburger Bahnhof, Savvy Contemporary, Schering Stiftung, Times Art Center Berlin, and 11. Berlin Biennale.

Art fairs and galleries
From 10—13 SEP Positions Berlin Art Fair will be held in two hangars at the former Tempelhof airport. Formats will also include paper, academy positions, photo Basel, and a sculpture park. Messe in St. Agnes will take place at König Galerie, presenting a high-profile selection of artworks, accompanied by a series of exclusive events such as dinners, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. Furthermore, the Young Gallery Award for emerging galleries will be presented.

Private collections
Thirteen private collections will be opening their doors to visitors: 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, The Feuerle Collection.

Prizewinning project spaces
The Project Space Award will be given to ten project spaces: Arts of the Working Class, bi’bak, Cashmere Radio, Crystal Ball, Display, Kunstasphalt / Galerie Maifoto, oqbo | raum für bild wort und ton, Peles Empire, The Watch, Trust.

Check out: DIGITAL Berlin Art Week 2020

Press contact
Petra Neye
p.neye [​at​]

Berlin Art Week
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