Berlin Art Week 2021

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Berlin Art Week
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Berlin Art Week celebrates this year its 10th edition. Despite the sanitary regulations, it’s certainly going to be intense.
We have reviewed the official scheduled and sorted out some artworks, exhibitions, events… focusing on artists from the worldwide African diaspora.

Before reading our selection, let have a look at what is Berlin Art Week and what it has to offer in general.

Berlin Art Week is a platform and major collaboration between the most important institutions in the Berlin art world. Once a year, we present a diverse programme with over 50 partners ranging from museums to exhibition houses, fairs, private collections, project spaces, and numerous galleries. Our partners open their doors together and invite the public to discover something new and to immerse themselves in ongoing developments in the world of contemporary art. Art experts and art lovers from Berlin, Germany and around the world are invited to exhibitions, performances, screenings and an extensive festival week programme. The 10th edition of Berlin Art Week will take place from 15—19 SEP 2021.

Berlin Art Week


Enjoy Berlin Art Week 2021!

Official Trailer Berlin Art Week 2021

Berlin Art Week 2021 – Schedule and Selection

Wednesday, 15th September

Maxwell Alexandre – a Brazilian artist from Rio de Janeiro. With his artwork, he deals with systemic racism, music, religion, police violence, and Black identity.

To see at Palais Populaire (Mitte).

A FIRE IN MY BELLY

is a large collection exhibition, featuring over thirty artists from different generations and backgrounds, who in a variety of mediums and contexts examine the ways in which experiences of violence and loss are enacted, witnessed, and transformed.

Julia Stoschek Foundation

Thursday, 16th September

Ligia Lewis. Still Not Still
a vibrant performance dealing with the exclusion of Non-White People from the historical record.

To enjoy at HAU1 until 18th September 2021.

K60 – a gallery group exhibition showcasing 30 artists including Achraf Touloub from Morroco. He enjoys exploring the binarity between traditions and modernity.
To see at Willehlm Hallen (Reinickendorf)

Saturday, 18th September

The Way Earthly Things Are Going - Berlin Art Week
The Way Earthly Things Are Going – Berlin Art Week 2021

The Way Earthly Things Are Going by the Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh.
It is the adaptation of the eponymous sound installation that the artist created for Documenta 14 in Athen.
We don’t tell you much apart from it will certainly bring up a reflection on money, time, and even the life we – collectively as much as individually – live.

To enjoy at Stiftung Planetarium Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)

Sunday, 19th September

What about ending this Berlin Art Week with a video installation?

MOLIMO O MOCHA by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese.

Molimo O Mocha - Berlin Art Week

Young men say goodbye to an older man who could be their father, while children play a game with stones.

A poetic film.


A video projected on the walls of the Humboldt Forum, every evening, so from Wednesday until Sunday 19th/Monday 20th. It is broadcasted in a loop alternatively with another video by Zara Zandieh (Octavia’s Visions), from 8pm until midnight.

Octavia’s Visions is a powerful, inspirative and assertive documentary. A plea for intersectionality, eco-responsibility, and anti-colonialism.

Octavia's visions - Berlin Art Week