We are living in a time when cultural and art events have transcended into new and more complex forms. A contemporary art exhibition is no longer just a presentation of artwork, it is a particular interaction between the artist, the public and various art enthusiasts. Even large-scale events, such as festivals and art fairs, are transforming in order to follow the changing arena of the postmodern world. Today, it seems we cannot talk about events any more, but forms of specific happenings. Berlin Art Week is surely a paradigm for such a phenomenon.
The rich programme during Berlin Art Week will be executed through the activities of participating institutions, which will host not only exhibitions, but also concerts, artists conversations, performances and other special events. At the Akadeime der Künste a large-scale show Vertigo of Reality will be held. Ryan Trecartin will have his first institutional solo show in Germany at KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Katharina Grosse and Luuca Vitone will have their works on show at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.). Sculptural work from the past decade and a half by Michael Sailstorfer will be shown at Haus am Waldsee. In cooperation with Tate Modern, a large-scale installation by Meschac Gaba will be presented at Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle… These are only some of the highlights of the week of art in Berlin.
A special event, which will take place for the first time this year is reflected in the conference on fine art and finance. Gallerists, collectors, art directors, entrepreneurs and artists will take part in a series of lectures and discussions concerning the global art market during this unique gathering. The topics will tackle some of the most interesting issues in relation to the global art market, providing a wide context for discussions and lectures concerning local and global art markets, the activities of collectors, art as a financial asset, as well as the roles of art fairs and museums in the light of new art economy…
From September 16th to September 21st 2014, Berlin will be the center of the art world as the Berlin Art Week sparks with six days of top notch programme for the third time since established. The art fairs abc – art berlin contemporary and Positions Berlin will create a field for showing work by artists around the world. This will be possible through the presentation of both established and young galleries. The programme will also feature performances, special screenings, numerous openings, as well as lectures and discussions. It is an opportunity to interact with Berlin Art Week’s partners and the city’s cultural and art institutions throughout the week. The opening celebration will stat on Tuesday, September 16th. Tickets and a detailed programme are available at www.berlinartweek.de