Kevin Abosch, Calculator, Synthetic photograph / Courtesy of Galerie Nagel Draxler
Berlin Art Week 2023
September 12–17, 2023
12th Edition
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Art Week is a festival week and major collaboration between important institutions in the Berlin art world. Once a year, we present a diverse program with over 50 partners ranging from museums to exhibition houses, fairs, private collections, project spaces, and numerous Berlin galleries. Our partners open their doors together and invite the public to discover something new and to immerse themselves in ongoing developments in the world of contemporary art. Art experts and art lovers from Berlin, Germany, and around the world are invited to exhibitions, performances, screenings, and an extensive festival week program.

The 12th edition of Berlin Art Week will take place from September 12 to 17, 2023.

Berlin Art Week is a project of Kulturprojekte Berlin. It is made possible with the support of the Senate Department for Culture and Community, the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, and realized with funding from Berliner Volksbank eG.

  • Silke Schönfeld: No More Butter Scenes
    Jun 27–30, 2024
    Kunsthalle Münster
    Münster, Germany

    The video installation No More Butter Scenes (2024) examines the relationship between consent and intimacy in the context of the acting profession. In 2007, around 35 years after the premiere of Tango in Paris (1972), actress Maria Schneider spoke for the first time about the sexual abuse she experienced during the shooting of the infamous butter scene. Director Bernardo Bertolucci argued that it was only by not informing his leading actress in advance of how the scene with co-star Marlon Brando would take place that he was able to capture her authentic frustration and anger. (more…)

  • Liu Xiaohui: Flowers of Hong Kong 
    Mar 23 – Jun 22, 2024
    Kiang Malingue
    Hong Kong

    Kiang Malingue is pleased to present Flowers of Hong Kong, Liu Xiaohui’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, showcasing twenty sets of oil and tempera paintings. A number of the artworks in the exhibition were created when Liu was the artist-in-residence at Kiang Malingue in 2023. The recent paintings in various sizes combine the artist’s newly found interest in flowers; long-term fascination with the human body in action (more…)

  • Mary Heilmann / Daydream Nation
    May 2 – Jul 26, 2024
    Hauser & Wirth
    New York, USA

    “A body of work starts by daydreaming…” –Mary Heilmann

    On May 2nd, we will open ‘Daydream Nation’ at its 22nd Street gallery, exploring Mary Heilmann’s ongoing interest in drawing as a form of transcribing memory. Curated by artist Gary Simmons, Heilmann’s friend and former student and colleague at New York’s School of Visual Arts, the exhibition celebrates her talent for distilling complex images and ideas into deceptively simple geometric forms and abstract gestural marks. (more…)

  • Anselm Kiefer
    Artist
    Featured Profile

    Anselm Kiefer was born in 1945, in Donaueschingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. After taking courses in law at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg from 1965 to 1966, he studied art there under Peter Dreher. He continued his studies with Horst Antes at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe in 1969 before transferring the following year (more…)

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