Berlin Art Week in Pictures

Odrija Kalve



Berlin Art Week (BAW) took place from 13-18 September, and, for the most part, at its focus was contemporary art. More than 50 participants presented their individual art program, among them museums, galleries, private collections, and project spaces. Two art fairs took place during BAW – abc art berlin contemporary, and Positions Berlin – which between them featured the works of 350 artists. The events program specially underscored the solo shows of Halil Altındere, Anne Imhof, Andreas Greiner, Sven Drühl, Yvonne Roeb, and Gordon Parks – in addition to three art awards, the film program Artist Films, and the twelve-hour-long closing ceremonies of this Berlin biennial.

According to the publicity for abc contemporary, this year the fair concentrated on artistic practice and the innovative exposition of work. Staying true to their word, when one entered the hall, none of the usual fair booths were to be seen; instead, the fair looked more like an expansive exhibition in which the space is solely created by individual dividing walls and artworks. The galerists had to make do with a simple box to sit down next to, and upon which they could place the list of prices.

abc contemporary 2016

Kenny Scharf. Closet #16. Galerie Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf

Madeleine Dietz. Galerie Georg Nothelfer, Berlin

Erwin Wurm. Boom! (Abstract Attack), 2013; Erwin Wurm. Zonk! (Abstract Attack), König Galerie

Kirsten Justesen. Aviskari gallery (Copenhagen)

Markus Selg. Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin; Vilma Gold, London

Secundino Hernandez. Six Paintings each Untitled. 2016. Galerie Bärbel Grässin, Frankfurt am Main

Joaquín Luzoro. Galeria Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile

Andreas Schulze. Sprüth Magers gallery, Berlin

Aya Haidar. Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Marcel Dzama. Galllery Sies + Hoke, Dusseldorf

Daniel Knorr. Solo-bunker. 2016. Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna

Saâdane Afif. Gallery Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin

From September 15-18, 2016 POSITIONS BERLIN art fair presented 74 selected galleries from 13 countries with their most concise artistic positions at Postbahnhof Berlin. 

Tatjana Krivenkova, Kirils Panteļejevs and Ieva Iltnere. Gallery „Māksla XO“ (Riga, Latvia)

Sean Caulfield. Gallery 55 Limited, Berlin

Gallery AV17, Vilinus, Lithuania

Anke Eilergerhard. Gallery Schmalfuss – Berlin Contemporary Fine Arts

Yasam Sasmazer. Berlinartprojects 

Macoto Murayama. Frantic Gallery, Japan

Galerie Sardac, London

Gallery Dr Julius / AP, Berlin

Norio Takasugi. Galerie Albrecht, Berlin

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin will be showing Anne Imhof's work Angst II from September 14–25, 2016

Chiharu Shiota. Exhibition Uncertain Journey. Blain / Southern gallery (through November 12, 2016)

Ugo Rondinone. Exhibition two man contemplating the moon 1830. Esther Schipper gallery (through October 22, 2016)

Christian Jankowski. Exhibition Die Legende des Künstlers und andere Baustellen. Haus am Lützowplatz (through November 20, 2016)

Berlin Art Week came to an end on 18 September, but the just-opened shows going on in the capital's galleries are still going on. So, you can enjoy art in Berlin throughout the autumn months!