Art

Berlin has a long and passionate connection to the fine arts. Today, museums, art associations, galleries, collections and project spaces continue to generate a productive network in which we also play an important role.

Popular formats with an international appeal are our trademark. Each year during the Berlin Art Week, we collaborate closely with a number of different partners, often in unusual constellations, including with Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Berlinische Galerie, C/O Berlin as well as with the trade fairs known as abc and Positions Berlin. This annual contemporary art showcase is attended by roughly 100,000 visitors each autumn. In 2016, the European Month of Photography, which we organise every two years in Berlin, featured 130 exhibition projects throughout the city and attracted roughly 500,000 visitors. For the past 30 years, the transmediale Festival has held up a critical mirror to the often fractured world of media and is a favourite among visitors, artists, gallery owners, collectors, curators and exhibition makers. We also cooperated with the Museum of Modern Art New York and the Tate London, among others, on a R.B Kitaj retrospective. The exhibition known as "Kunst und Kalter Krieg / Deutsche Positionen 1945-1989" ("Art and the Cold War / German Positions 1945-1989") was a joint production with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In 2011, the exhibition "based in Berlin" showcased the work of 80 up-and-coming artists from 26 nations currently living and working in Berlin.

Current projects

Long Night of Museums

The Long Night of Museums is one of Berlin's best-known events. Visitors from around the world can gain an insight into the museum landscape.

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EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography

EMOP Berlin is the largest German festival for photography. Since 2004, it has been presenting exhibitions and events on historic and contemporary photography.

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Berlin Art Week

Berlin Art Week dedicated to contemporary art combines exhibitions, art fairs, art awards, and an auxiliary programme featuring talks, films, and tours.

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transmediale

This year, transmediale celebrated its 30 year anniversary with an entire month of activities.

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Archived projects

based in berlin

Over 100,000 visitors came to the exhibition based in Berlin, which presented works, produced by 80 emerging artists from 26 countries.

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Paris – Berlin 1987-2007

To mark the 20th anniversary of the twinning of Paris and Berlin, both cities organized numerous events.

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Art and Cold War

This exhibition presented the art of former East and West Germany in the United States for the first time.

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