From September 13–18, 2016, Berlin will once again become the centre of the international art world.
The fifth Berlin Art Week will attract collectors, gallerists, museum directors, and all those interested in art and culture to the German capital. Visitors will be directly drawn into Berlin’s art world and can choose from a wide variety of special offerings for this week. Immersing themselves in Berlin’s sites of exhibiting and producing art, they can visit solo exhibitions by Halil Altindere, Anne Imhof, Andreas Greiner, Sven Drühl, Yvonne Roeb or Gordon Parks, or one of the group shows at me Collectors Room or Deutsche Bank KunstHalle or the private collections of Julia Stoschek, Collection Regard, Ivo Wessel or Erika Hoffmann.
The ninth abc art berlin contemporary will once again be focusing on individual artists and their positions. Founded by a group of Berlin galleries, abc invites local and international galleries to present their work in an exhibition architecture designed by the architectural firm Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge at Station Berlin. On September 16, the programme will be complemented by the abc gallery night, where participating galleries based in Berlin open their spaces around town (September 15–18).
Berlin’s youngest art fair Positions Berlin – Art Fair has been presenting established galleries and newcomers or rediscoveries from the international art market since 2014. With fascinating concepts, interesting spaces, and new ideas, it offers visitors a framework to experience a wide range of international art during Berlin Art Week. 73 galleries from 13 countries present their most striking artistic positions at Postbahnhof Berlin (September 15–18).
The 9th Berlin Biennale with the title The Present in Drag could be extended this year and will close with a grand finale during Berlin Art Week. The New York curatorial team DIS chose five locations, including Akademie der Künste, KW Institute of Contemporary Art and an apocalyptic-seeming ferry from the city’s Reederei Riedel. In the final days of the biennale, these locations will once again become points of discovery, with special art actions, talks, performances and happenings (September 13–18, special programme on September 14, 12pm–12am).
Berlin Art Week
September 13–18, 2016
- Thomas Hirschhorn, n.b.k. Photo: Alexander Rentsch
- Berlinische Galerie, Photo: Alexander Rentsch