The Berlin Art Week – shining a spotlight on the huge collection of talents that is the Berlin art scene

The third Berlin Art Week with its six-day marathon of galleries, museums, ateliers and workshops is now over, bringing to the city the satisfaction of a hard job well done. 80 000 visitors and two major art fairs: abc for the more mature names and POSITIONS for the emerging artists, brought together collectors, gallerists and artists from all over the world to celebrate the latest statements of contemporary art.

The grand public opening at the Academie der Kunste showed that there was huge interest in the art scene of Berlin with thousands of people enjoying art-barbecue and life performances by BAR, HUNGER and DENA, together with the “Vertigo of Reality“ exhibition. The following day was marked by the first international Artfi – The Fine Art & Finance Conference, which gave the visitors an overview on the global art market and collectors’ choices, including recent trends and sales.

During the next days the official partners of Berlin Art week offered its visitors an incredible experience in witnessing the newest developments of the contemporary art scene at the Akademie der Künste, Berlinische Galerie, C/O Berlin, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Haus am Waldsee, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, ME Collectors Room, Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) and neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK). As well as the temporary partners : Archive Kabinett, die raum, DISTRICT, Import Projects, Kinderhook & Caracas, L’oiseau présente, OZEAN, Scriptings and team titanic.

Article by Vera Kochubey

Noel Maurice is one of the founders of indieberlin. Originally from the UK via a childhood in Johannesburg, he has been resident in Berlin since 1991. Describing himself as a 'recovering musician', he is the author of The Berlin Diaires, a trilogy detailing the East Berlin art and squat scene of the early 90s, available on Amazon and through this site.

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