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abc installation view, 2015, Blain Southern, Marius Bercea (photo by Marco Funke)

From September 13–18, 2016, Berlin will once again become the centre of the international art world. The fifth Berlin Art Week will attract collectors, gallerists, museum directors, and all those interested in art and culture to the German capital.

Visitors will be directly drawn into Berlin’s art world and can choose from a wide variety of special offerings for this week, immersing themselves in Berlin’s sites of exhibiting and producing art, individual exhibitions by Halil Altindere, Anne Imhof, Andreas Greiner, Sven Drühl, Yvonne Roeb or Gordon Parks, in one of the group shows at me Collectors room or Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, private collections or independent project spaces. Everything will revolve around contemporary art and what moves, influences, and motivates artists today: from science and technology, social processes and political developments, to the worlds of advertising surrounding us. Last but not least, the week’s two art fairs abc art berlin contemporary and POSITIONS BERLIN offer a good opportunity to see all of this together.

Right at the start of Berlin Art Week, the focus will be placed on “Artist Films at Kino International.” The 9th Berlin Biennale could be extended this year and will close with a grand finale during Berlin Art Week with a 12-hour special art actions, talks, performances and happenings.

Several art prizes will be on the programme this year as well: Andreas Greiner will be receiving the GASAG Art Award at Berlinische Galerie, a prize at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Anne Imhof, the winner of last year’s Preis der Nationalgalerie, will be showing ANGST at Hamburger Bahnhof, an exhibition that is being staged as an opera in three acts.

Berlin Art Week is made possible by the Senate Administration for Economy, Technology, and Research. Realisation with kind support of Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs. Coordination and communication is managed by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH.

To see the full programme, partners, private collections and independent project spaces included in this year’s Berlin Art Week visit berlinartweek.de.

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