The 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art is curated by DIS and takes place from June 4th until September 18th 2016.
The Berlin Biennale is the forum for contemporary art in one of the most attractive cities for art. Taking place every other year at changing locations throughout Berlin it is shaped by the different concepts of well-known curators appointed to enter into a dialogue with the city, its general public, the people interested in art as well as the artists of this world.
The German capital is continuously under change thus remaining fragmented, diverse and contradictory. It is this particular mixture of high contrasts and a relaxed manner defining Berlin side by side that does not only attract international artists, many of whom choose Berlin as their base and place for production. Every two years the Berlin Biennale explores artistic developments to present the unseen and the unfamiliar before the background of this inspiring atmosphere.
In 1998 the 1st Berlin Biennale took place founded on the initiative of Eberhard Mayntz and Klaus Biesenbach – founding director of the Kunst-Werke Berlin –, in order to promote a repesentative and international forum for contemporary art in Berlin. Since the year 2004 the KW Institute for Contemporary Art has been the supporting organization of the Berlin Biennale. Its significance for the cultural landscape is reflected in the patronage granted by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).
Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin
The Feuerle Collection, Hallesches Ufer 70, 10963 Berlin
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Fahrgastschiff Blue-Star der Reederei Riedel, Zweistündige Bootsfahrt mit Abfahrt an der Anlegestelle Märkisches Ufer 34, 10179 Berlin
Special for Berlin Art Week
Sep 14th 2016 12pm-12am.
The 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art entitled with “The Present in Drag” invites to a finale during Berlin Art Week with 12 hours of Performances, Lectures and Music with CUSS Group, Nik Kosmas, Trevor Paglen, Alexandra Pirici, Puppies Puppies, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and many more at all five venues.
- DIS logo. Courtesy Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art