Berlin Art Week

Our Editor Maria Nitulescu took us inside the Berlin Art Week / abc art berlin contemporary.

Words & Photographs by Maria Nitulescu

Berlin Art Week, an event dedicated to contemporary art, took place for the fifth time this year and combined a range of events from art exhibitions, art fairs, and art awards, to an auxiliary programme featuring talks, films, and tours. Promising to answer questions like WHAT MOVES ART? – what  influences and motivates artists today: from science and technology, social processes and political developments, to the world of advertising. The core of this week is abc –art berlin contemporary – founded by a group of local galleries with a common interest in promoting Berlin as an art market.

At its 9th edition, running from September 15th to 18th, abc still commits to place the spotlight on the artists and their artwork, bringing together local and international galleries to represent their leading established and emerging artists. The abc took place at the Station – Berlin, Gleisdreieck, a building in transition from a train station to a post office, and now the heart of the international art world, enabling abc’s continual development.

After exploring galleries and events this week, here is my selection of what I saw during Berlin Art Week and abc – art berlin contemporary (in no specific order):



Saâdane Afif  ’’L’Eternité’’ – the pieces that refer to Arthur Rimbaud‘s 1872 poem – Gallery Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin  abc – art berlin contemporary.

Fabian Knecht  ’’Unchange’’-  Alexander Levy Gallery,  Berlin abc – art berlin contemporary 


Artist Daniel Knorr in his “one-man Bunker

Daniel Knorrone-man Bunker“ from WW2 from its original location in Braunschweig to Berlin – Gallery Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna abc – art berlin contemporary


Daniel Knorr and Eva&Adele abc – art berlin contemporary


Joanna Rajkowska – ZAK | BRANICKA Gallery, Berlin  abc – art berlin contemporary


Gallerist Asia Zak Persons – ZAK | BRANICKA Gallery and David Ulrichs

Christopher Roth –  Gallery Esther Schipper, Berlin   abc – art berlin contemporary3

Dirk Skreber –  Galerie Luis Campaña, Berlin  abc – art berlin contemporary

 Sean Snyder – Neu Gallery, Berlin abc – art berlin contemporary


André Robillard ’’Guns’’ –  Delmes & Zander Gallery, Berlin abc – art berlin contemporary

Berlin Art Week


Dieter Meier ”Possible Beings” September 17– October 29, 2016 at Judin Gallery Berlin


Dieter Meier ”Possible Beings”  September 17 –  October 29, 2016 at Judin Gallery Berlin


Dieter Meier – legendary artist, musician (“Yello”), writer and cosmopolitan. The exhibition Possible Beings 1973—2016 brings together works that span more than 40 years of his artistic career.

dieter_meier_siging_poster01Galerie Judin presents  its first collaboration with Dieter Meier


Chiharu Shiota: ’’ First I see the space and then ideas come. This  gallery is not like a normal gallery – it’s more like a big museum space, or like a church, and I like the celling height.’’


Chiharu Shiota – ’’Uncertain Journey’  September 17 –  November 12 at Blain Southern Gallery Berlin

Blain Southern Gallery Berlin

Ugo Rondinone – ’’Two men contemplating the moon’’  September 16 – October 22, 2016 at Esther Schipper Gallery Berlin

Ugo Rondinone – ’’Two men contemplating the moon’’  September 16 –  October 22,  2016 at Esther Schipper Gallery Berlin


Georg Ettl – ’’Early works from 1960s and 70s’’  September 17 –  November 6, 2016 at Jiri Svestka Gallery Berlin


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