With Fashion Week over, it’s time to recharge and head back out for the next calendar highlight: the 11th Berlin Art Week (14–18.09.2022). Here are our 11 picks from the program, which centres on the Uferhallen in Wedding. It’s the meeting point of this year’s festival, shining a light on the Berlin artists’ studios housed there. In addition to the BAW Garden, workshops and performances, the site hosts three outdoor and indoor group exhibitions: On Equal Terms, Uferhallen Kunstaktien and Die Tore, which features artists Rosa Barba, Maria Eichhorn and Herta Müller. Other must-sees include the captivating video works at Egregores & Grimoires, an exhibition about the virtual world of gaming by Canadian artist Jon Rafman and the Fake Estate with sculptures by Anna Uddenberg at Schinkel Pavillon. Over in Neukölln, a visit to the Kesselhaus at Kindl is worthwhile for the expansive, kinetic installation “all of a quiver” by Mona Hatoum. The exhibition No simple way out by Rémy Markowitsch also opens there on 17.09.22. In addition to hosting this year’s highlight, Louise Bourgeois’s “The Woven Child”, Gropius Bau is presenting the exhibition “YOYI! Care, Repair, Heal” which sees 26 international artists exchange views on the politicization of health, decolonization and the rights of non-human animals.
Next up, “Female Remedy” by Leila Hekmat is perfect if you fancy a trip to Haus am Waldsee, which becomes “Hospital Hekmat”, hosting a variety show with stand-up comedy and the musical performance “Symptom Recital: Music for Wild Angels”. Finally, plan in a stop at the Technikmuseum, where you will find the outdoor exhibition Everything Will Be Fine by Tactical Tech and Hau. Comprising an imposing, inflated white ring designed by architects Kogaa, the exhibit houses the works of more than 25 artists sharing their thoughts, solutions and visions for the future – and the crises, panic, mistrust, control and hope it’s set to bring. Maybe there is an idea or two for you?
Text: Alison Musch / Photos: Stephen Shore Washington Street, Struthers, Ohio, October 27, 1977 / Credit: Sprüth Magers & 303 Gallery; Norbert Brisky & NOSHE