Exhibitions in September Berlin Art Week and other highlights

Monday, September 11 2023

Traditionally, Berlin Art Week is celebrated in September. It is already the 12th edition, and this year, the autumn edition of Gallery Weekend is running in parallel at Studio Mondial, a former hotel on Kurfürstendamm.

As Donatella Versace once said so beautifully: "More is more," and so also in 2023, a multitude of established and young galleries, private and state art institutions, project rooms, artists' initiatives, major new openings like Fotografiska in the former Tacheles or award ceremonies like in HAL are at the start. They not only present countless exhibitions and positions but also a multi-layered programme consisting of curated tours, artist talks, workshops, performances, DJ sets and much more!

From Ai WeiWei at Galerie Neugerriemschneider, who "recreated" Old Master paintings with Lego bricks, to the exhibition "I made you find me" at the emancipatory-feminist art venue alpha nova & galerie futura, which work at the intersection of art, science and political practice, diversity is definitely on offer!

Click on the orange marked names to find out more about the individual locations!

Damien Hirst Galerie Bastian Berlin

Damien Hirst in the Galerie Bastian

But even before the Berlin Art Week, there is already a lot to see, such as Damien Hirst, who can be seen with new large-format canvases at Galerie Bastian. The poetic and cheerful-looking works of cherry blossoms and butterflies in their delicacy stand for the transience of all things, the tragedy of the moment, melancholy and joy merge in an endless loop. The exhibition "Oranges and Lemons" can be seen until 30 September. So there will still be an opportunity to view the works at leisure after the Berlin Art Week.

HAL Rebecca Merlic Glitchbodies 2023

Unleashed Utopias at HAL

On 9 September, Unleashed Utopias - Artistic Speculations on the Present and Future in the Metaverse opens at the Hal (Haus am Lützowplatz), including the awarding of the VR Art Prize of the DKB in cooperation with the CAA Berlin. In the exhibition, the Art Award fellows show how new technologies can be used for a fairer, more diverse and more personal togetherness. The ubiquitous topic of artificial intelligence plays a particularly important role here. During the Berlin Art Week, there will be a number of workshops and panels that will not only deal with virtual reality in the future but also take a look at its origins. The exhibition spaces will be transformed into walk-in, immersive utopias for visitors with the help of virtual reality and site-specific spatial installations. They will depict the broad field of artificial intelligence, 3D scanning, animation techniques and the metaverse.

Young-jun Tak - Wish You a Lovely Sunday jpg

Two exhibitions at Julia Stoschek

Two exhibitions open at Julia Stoschek on 14 September. One is the group exhibition "Unbound Performance as Rupture," with video art that goes back from today to the 1960s. Pipilotti Rist and Katharina Sieverding, among others, are also taking part. The examination of the body in relation to the camera over the course of time and the interfaces between video art and performance become apparent and can be experienced. There will also be a supporting programme! On the other hand, the new series Double Feature is dedicated to young artists and presents these positions in Berlin and simultaneously in the Düsseldorf annex! The series will begin with the Berlin-based artist Young-jun Tak, who will show two films: Wish You a Lovely Sunday (2021) and Wohin? (2022) The films were made in Berlin and explore how a place, its architecture, movement and queerness affect the community.

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