The Berlin Art Week is upon and will once again reflect on the current contemporary art world. This year, during the 11th-20th September, the great contemporary art museums, project spaces, art associations and private collections will host a nearly endless amount of openings and events that it’s easy to be overwhelmed with all the options. But don’t worry, we dug through the many programs and invitations to pick some of the most significant ones you shouldn’t miss. Here are our 12 favorite exhibitions and events of this season!
Do You See Me Wanting More?
The exhibition Do You See Me Wanting More? is a group show connecting 5 artists (four of which were part of our Uncensored Berlin show of last year) who are examining the intersection between their works. The artists AnaHell and Nathalie Dreier will be presenting their project redrubberroad, Manuel Moncayo and Spyros Rennt will be showing photography and video works and on September 13th you will see a performance by Vincent Riebek.
The exhibition takes place at a former mosque in an industrial complex in Wedding, a transitory space that is opening its doors for the first time for artistic purposes during Berlin Art Week 2019.
Lindowerstr. 18,13347 Berlin-Wedding
Sept. 13th-15th, 13th: 8pm-11pm, 14th+15th 2pm-7pm
photo: Ana Hell & Nathalie Dreier
A Room of Her Own
The gallery Anahita Contemporary welcomes you with A Room of Her Own, a new exhibition series dedicated to young women artists. Six talented female painters are going to showcase their latest work at the first edition: Franziska Beilfuß, Julia Eichler, Alexandra Ellerbrock, Paula Krause, Stella Meris, and Clara Thorbecke.
Anahita Contemporary, Schlüterstraße 14, 10625 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Sept 6th – Nov 2nd, 2019
photo: Paula Krause
No Photos on the Dancefloor!
The exhibition project No Photos on the Dance Floor! Berlin 1989—Today documents the history of Berlin’s club scene since the fall of the Wall and brings that history to life in club nights at C/O Berlin. It was curated by guest curator Heiko Hoffmann, together with C/O Berlin’s chief curator Felix Hoffmann. A side program of special events will allow visitors to fully immerse into the nightlife scene.
C/O Berlin, Hardenbergstraße 22, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Sept 12th – Nov 30th
The New Infinity: Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez
For their first joint full dome piece, sound artist Robert Lippok and digital artist Lucas Gutierrez have identified these frequently occurring mistakes in their own artistic practice and developed data structures to explore these fantastic objects. Various methods of traditional instrument building are used to transcribe the virtual geometries into musical patterns.
The New Infinity Dome, Mariannenplatz, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Sept 17-22, 5pm
photo: Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez
URBAN NATION Biennale 2019
Urban Nation fans, listen up! From September 13-15, 2019, Bülowstraße in front of the URBAN NATION Museum For Contemporary Art will become a time capsule – from its origins to the distant future of cities. Under the curatorial direction of Yasha Young and the title ROBOTS AND RELICS: UN-MANNED, more than 20 renowned artists are working together to create a unique art district over 100 meters long.
URBAN NATION, Bülowstr. 7, 10783 Berlin-Schöneberg
Sept 13-15th, free entry
photo: Urban Nation
Cruising the End Times
Closing the this year’s performance program “Cruising the End Times” at Klosterruine Berlin, Young Boy Dancing Group and Babes Bar are joining forces, searching for transcendence in the apocalyptic. The program is curated by Christopher Weickenmeier.
Klosterruine Berlin, Klosterstr. 73a, 10179 Berlin-Mitte
Sept 14th, starting at 8pm, Free entry
The New Infinity: Dasha Rush presents: Aurora Cerebralis
A very different kind of mind-game: From generative images of cerebral activity and neural connections, Dasha Rush creates a dance on the threshold of simulation and stimulation, since the images from the inside of our nervous system also change the perception of the physical space. Sound and media artist Dasha Rush developed her audio-visual performance together with digital artist Alex Guevara and will celebrate this world premiere in the New Infinity Mobile Dome at the conclusion of Berlin Art Week.
The New Infinity, Mariannenplatz, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Sept. 15th, 8pm, Free entry, tickets are limited and there will be a raffle to get them
photo: Dasha Rush
Positions Berlin Art Fair 2019
Positions is an international art fair for modern and contemporary art. From September 12 – 15, 2019, Positions will present selected international galleries with their most significant artistic positions of contemporary and modern art. The exhibition is moving again into Hangar 4 at the Berlin-Tempelhof Airport and will offer its visitors an attractive supporting program with talks, awards, special exhibitions and other events.
Flughafen Tempelhof, Hangar 4, Columbiadamm 10, 10965 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Sept 12th-15th, 6pm-9pm
Instinct #8: The Cat & The Horse
“Instinct #8: The Cat and the Horse” is a group show of several artists talking about Berlin, love, and liberation. Originally, the show is a response to the exhibition “My Dearest Sweet Love: Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy,” shown at Schwules Museum Berlin from June 14 until August 26. “My Dearest Sweet Love” mostly displays drawings and paintings by Don Bachardy, documenting his life with novelist Christopher Isherwood and their circle of friends.
Village Berlin, Kurfürstenstraße 31/32, Berlin Schöneberg
September 12 – 20, 2019
photo: Village Berlin
Watchtowers, Gates and The Sea of Stories
Watchtowers, Gates and The Sea of Stories is a solo exhibition of recent works by Francesco Clemente and the first presentation of the artist’s sculptures in Europe. The exhibition comprises The Sea of Stories, a monumental mural spanning the length of the gallery that will be created on-site, and two bodies of sculpture created in collaboration with local artisans in Rajasthan.
Blain|Southern, Potsdamer Straße 77-87, 10785 Berlin-Schöneberg
Sept 15th – Nov 16th
Sebastian Haslauer – Deutschland die Ausstellung
Sebastian Haslauer is mostly known and celebrated for his unconventional collage work. With his solo show “Deutschland die Ausstellung” he is now presenting his paintings that might or might not be related to Germany. You will have to find out…
Raum Vollreinigung, Wassertorstr. 65, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Sept 13th-15th., 13th: 7pm, 14th-15th 2-6pm
photo: Sebastian Haslauer
Kunststrom: E-WERK Opening & Power Night
E-WERK Luckenwalde (30 min South of Berlin) is a new Kraftwerk and Kunstzentrum opening on 14 September 2019. For the first time in 30 years the building’s power will be turned back on and the inaugural contemporary art program will be unveiled. Featured artists include Nicolas Deshayes, Lucy Joyce, umschichten, and performance program POWER NIGHT, curated by London’s Block Universe featuring Nora Turato, Nina Beier and Rowdy SS.
E-Werk Luckenwalde, Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 73, 14943 Luckenwalde (near Berlin)
September 14th, 2019, 4pm