Berlin Art Week is a meeting point for the international art world.
A focus of this year’s programme is on the two art fairs Art Berlin and Positions Berlin Art Fair, both held this year for the first time in the hangars of the former airport Tempelhof. Gallery Openings at the Berlin galleries participating in the fairs will features more than 70 exhibitions art galleries all across the city.
In addition, visitors can expect several solo shows at the city’s many institutions of contemporary art with work by artists such as Agnieszka Polska, Julian Charrière and Lee Bul, as well as numerous thematic exhibitions. In 2018, special attention will be places on photography, with the EMOP Opening Days of the European Month of Photography in Berlin.
An innovation this year will be the various interventions in public space. The internationally renowned programme series Immersion at the Berliner Festspiele will present a mobile dome on Kreuzberg’s Mariannenplatz with its new project “The New Infinity”. The eagerly awaited opening of Deutsche Bank’s new forum for art, culture, and sport Palais Populaire in the historic Prinzessinnenpalais on Unter den Linden with the exhibition “The World on Paper”.
Another highlight is the first public opening of Akademie der Kunste‘s restored Picture Cellar with large murals by Manfred Böttcher, Ernst Schroeder, Harald Metzkes and Horst Zickelbein.
The partners of Berlin Art Week 2018 are: art berlin, Positions Berlin Art Fair, Akademie der Künste, Berliner Festspiele/Immersion, Berlinische Galerie, C/O Berlin, daadgalerie, Berliner Festspiele/Gropius Bau, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Haus am Waldsee, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, KINDL — Center for Contemporary Art, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, me Collectors Room, Nationalgalerie — Staatliche Museen zu Berlin/Hamburger Bahnhof, neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), PalaisPopulaire and Schering Stiftung.