Berlin Art Week

Berlin Art Week

Sep 13, 2023Sep 17, 2023
Various locations

Art lovers and enthusiasts unite at Berlin Art Week, one event on the capital's cultural calendar that art enthusiasts cannot miss! Taking place every autumn in Berlin, the multi-day event showcases the best of contemporary art from across the globe, through various exhibition openings, art fairs and displays.

More than 50 different institutions participate in Berlin Art Week, including leading museums such as the Hamburger Bahnhof and the Berlinische Galerie, as well as a number of independent galleries presenting works for new, upcoming and established artists.

The history behind Berlin Art Week

Berlin Art Week was founded in 2012. It is the successor of Art Forum Berlin, an internationally acknowledged art fair that originally ran from 1996 to 2011. The first edition of Berlin Art Week featured work from artists such as Douglas Gordon, Guy Ben-Ner and Alfredo Jaar and saw event organisers partnering with leading galleries and institutions in Berlin for special events.  

At the centre of Berlin Art Week are two fairs: art berlin contemporary, also known as abc, and Berlin Art Fair. The abc fair, founded in 2008 by nine Berlin galleries, aims to break away from the traditional art fair concept by showcasing the artists' works in a single open space, while the Berlin Art Fair takes on a more conventional approach.

Over the years, Berlin Art Week has quickly cemented its position as the leading annual event for contemporary art in Berlin by bringing together the best art fairs, exhibitions and awards in a complimentary programme featuring lectures, tours and films.

Berlin Art Week: bringing together the best of Contemporary Art

With the 12th edition of Berlin Art Week kicking off on September 13, this year’s event has more to offer than ever before! With galleries, exhibitions, talks, performances, and so much more, there is no shortage of incredible art to explore at the event. 

Venues include Berlinische Gallery, Palais Populaire, Akademie der Künste and more. Each venue is set to host its own event during Berlin Art Week, ranging from receptions to performances, art installations and artist discussions, highlighting its broad appeal to all art fans.

Visiting Berlin Art Week 2023

As such a large number of galleries and institutions are set to host events during Berlin Art Week 2023, it is recommended that you visit the Berlin Art Week website for more details.