"The Wrinkles of the City" by JR

Akademie der Künste, urbainable-stadthaltig, on the corner of Breite Straße Leipziger Straße (former Ministry of Building of the GDR) with street art "The Wrinkles of the City" by JR, Berlin, 2014; photo by Erik-Jan Ouwerker.

Jeremy Shaw, "Liminals"

Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin, Jeremy Shaw, "Liminals," 2017, 16-mm-Film and HD-Video, transferred to video, 31′25″, color, sound, video still; courtesy of the artist and König Galerie, Berlin.

Rosemary Mayer, "Hroswitha"

Chert Lüdde, Rosemary Mayer, "Hroswitha," 1972-73, flannel, rayon, nylon netting, fiberglass rayon, ribbon, dyes, wood, and acrylic paint, 295 × 175 × 30 cm; courtesy of the Estate of Rosemary Mayer, New York.

Felicity Hammond, "Property"

C/O Berlin, Felicity Hammond, "Property," 2017, detail, Inkjet print on dibond, timber, paint, jute, sand; courtesy of the artist.

Alexander Kluge and Sarah Morris, "Cats and Ghosts"

KÖNIG GALERIE, Messe in St. Agnes, Alexander Kluge and Sarah Morris, "Cats and Ghosts," Exhibition view, 2020. Photo by Roman Maerz.

Felicity Hammond, "Capital Growth"

Felicity Hammond, "Capital Growth," 2015, vinyl print, 262 x 445 cm; courtesy of the artist.

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Berlin Art Week 2020 Kicks off In-Person and Online

Berlin Art Week is taking place now through September 13, bringing together a program of exhibitions, interventions in public spaces, performances, and award ceremonies. This year’s event explores current themes in contemporary art and enables visitors and online viewers alike to discover the cultural diversity of Berlin.

This week, many partner institutions moved their offerings outdoors—a new temporary sculpture by VALIE EXPORT is in front of PalaisPopulaire and HAU Hebbel am Ufer is showing a performance by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen in front of HAU2. Visitors will also find a cinema experiment projected against the façade of Haus der Statistik by the Project Space bi’bak.

Alongside art fairs Positions Berlin and paper.positions, Berlin Art Week features the second edition of Messe in St, Agnes, on view at König Galerie. Another highlight is Studio Berlin opening its doors at the Berlin club Berghain, in collaboration with the Boros Foundation. The project features work by more than 100 Berlin-based artists, such as Olafur Eliasson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Julian Charriére, and Isa Genzken. 13 private collections are also offering exclusive insights into their holdings—including Haubrok Foundation with “during the exhibition” and Fluentum, with Christian Jankowski’s “Sender and Receiver.”

New digital formats for Berlin Art Week include an Online Journal with interviews, features, essays, and photo spreads that provide access to the content shown this year. Also available are a variety of tours of the exhibition institutions and museums, galleries, private collections, project spaces, outdoor artistic interventions, and additional sites in various parts of the city.


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