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 fair Positions Berlin. This annual contemporary art showcase is attended by roughly 100,000 visitors each autumn. In 2018, the EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY, which we organise every two years in Berlin, featured 120 exhibition projects and 300 events 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 KULTUR / 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.
Berlin Art Week dedicated to contemporary art combines exhibitions, art fairs, art awards, and an auxiliary programme featuring talks, films, and tours.Details
EMOP Berlin is the largest German festival for photography. Since 2004, it has been presenting exhibitions and events on historic and contemporary photography.Details
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.Details
The transmediale is a yearly Berlin-based festival and cultural organization that facilitates critical reflection on and interventions into processes of...Details
The Bauhaus is marking its 100th anniversary with a series of Germany-wide events, including a number of special programmes and events in Berlin.Details
Over 100,000 visitors came to the exhibition based in Berlin, which presented works, produced by 80 emerging artists from 26 countries.Details
One of the most important independent conferences exploring the evolving nature of public libraries will take place this year in Berlin for the first time.Details
To mark the 20th anniversary of the twinning of Paris and Berlin, both cities organized numerous events.Details
In 2009 the German capital celebrated the 20th anniversary of its sister city relationship with Istanbul.Details