The Shows You Don’t Want to Miss At Berlin Art Week 2017

With Berlin Art Week fast approaching, we give you the who, what & where of the unmissable shows

Monica Bonvicini. Courtesy of the artist and Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of events Berlin Art Week has to offer then look no further than this concise guide — a full what, when & where of the must-see shows.

Vanessa Safavi

“»Dawn« A poetic sculpture”
An impromptu by Vanessa Safavi on the activation of sculpture.
15 September
art berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4–6. RSVP at

Slavs and Tatars

“Mouth to Mouth”
In light of their upcoming monograph, Slavs and Tatars Talk with Pablo Larios (Frieze) about the importance of publishing within art practice.
16 September
art berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4–6. RSVP at

Lisa Holzer

“I come in you – The Party Sequel (Berlin)”
The exhibition at Gillmeier Rech presents Holzer’s process art made of puréed foodstuffs.
2 September – 21 October
Gillmeier Rech, Körnerstraße 17, 10785 Berlin

Monica Bonvicini

“3612,54m³ vs 0.05 m³ Hard String”
Monica Bonvicini has constructed a site-specific installation for the hall of Berlinische Galerie.
16 September – 26 February
Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstraße 124–128, 10969

KW Institute for Contemporary Art — Willem de Rooij, Bouquet VI, 2010, 100 schwarze Tulpen, 100 weiße Tulpen / 100 black tulips, 100 white tulips, Vase, Sockel / plinth Sammlung / Collection Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Willem de Rooij

This exhibition presents photography, films, videos, sculpture, sound recordings, and writing by the infamous Dutch artist.
14 September – 17 December
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin

Portrait of a Nation

Featuring work from ADMAF Art Collection, Portrait of a Nation presents contemporary art from the United Arab Emirates.
13 September – 29 October
ME Collectors Room, Auguststraße 68, 10117 Berlin

Claire Fontaine

“The Crack Up”
A showcase of Claire Fontaine’s latest ventures in sculpture, installation, painting and video art.
14 September – 26 January
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Chausseestrasse 128 / 129, 10115

Geoffrey Farmer

“The Care with the Rain is Wrong”
Geoffrey Farmer presents a space-grabbing installation designed for the two rooms in the rotunda of the Schinkel Pavillon.
17 September – 12 November
Schinkel Pavillon, Oberwallstrasse 1, 10117

Volksbühne Berlin Tempelhof Hangar 5 Boris Charmatz, Musée de la danse. A Dancer’’s Day. © Donald Christie

A Dancer’s Day

Bring a picnic and comfortable clothes to experience a day in the life of a dancer.
14 – 17 September
VOLKSBÜHNE, Linienstraße 227, 10178

Richard Prince

“Super Group”
For his first solo exhibition with Galerie Max Hetzler, Richard Prince presents a selection of paintings exploring Western rock and pop culture.
16 September – 28 October
Galerie Max Hetzler, Bleibtreustraße 45, 10623

Andrea Crespo

Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler opens in a new location for this exhibition of Andrea Crespo drawing and sculpture.
15 September – 14 October
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Kohlfurter Str. 41/43, 10999

Sergej Jensen

Don’t miss your chance to see Sergej Jensen’s work, showcasing a unique blend of textiles, paintings and embellishments.
7 September – 19 October
Galerie Neu, Linienstrasse 119abc, 10115

Sergej Jensen, Sounds of the earth, 2017
Acrylic and UV print on sewn moneybags
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Neu, Berlin

Chris Newman, Young Jae-Lee

“Let’s do it!”
This collaborative exhibition features paintings, drawings, sculpture and installations from Chris Newman and Young Jae-Lee.
12 September – 4 November
Alexander Ochs Private, Schillerstrasse 15B, 10625. RSVP at

Gordon Matta-Clark

“The Notion of Mutable Space”
This comprehensive exhibition features over 100 original works, broaching Matta-Clark’s architectural concept and how it finds expression in his oeuvre and practice.
9 September – 4 November
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Luckenwalder Strasse 4-6, 10963

Barbara Kruger

Expect bold, graphic works from this widely reputed American conceptual artist and collagist.
16 September – 28 October
Sprüth Magers, Oranienburger Straße 18, 10178

Debo Eilers

“no pushing, no stealing”
The exhibition focused on the “stylistically incongruous aesthetic between punk and pop feeds on utensils, text phrases, toys, and teen props”.
16 September – 28 October
Wentrup, Potsdamer Strasse 91, 10785 Berlin

New Picture, The Work of Bea Feitler

The first exhibition solely dedicated to late Brazilian designer and art director Bea Feitler, shown at the Wolfgang Tillmans-organised exhibition space
13 September – 4 November
Between Bridges, Keithstrasse 15, 10787 Berlin

Festival of Future Nows

This year’s cooperation between the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Olafur Eliasson and his Institut für Raumexperimente e.V. – as with the festival’s first edition in 2014 – brings together different works by over 100 international artists
14 — 17 September
Hamburger Bahnhof, Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin


Sculpture exhibition curated by Martin Kwade and Mikolaj Sekutowicz
14 — 23 September
Exhibition space: Möckernstraße 120, 10963 Berlin

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