The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Participates in Berlin Art Week 2022

Humboldt Forum

The 11th edition of Berlin Art Week takes place from 14 to 18 September. The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is participating in the festival week for contemporary art with exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin and the Neue Nationalgalerie, as well as a 24-hr. event programme at the Humboldt Forum.

Simone Forti: Huddle at the Neue Nationalgalerie

The Neue Nationalgalerie is showing Huddle in the glass hall on the upper level during Berlin Art Week from 14‒18 September 2022. This performance by Simone Forti first premiered in 1961. The 15-minute performance takes place every half hour from 10 am to 6 pm.

A special exhibition of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, as part of the Berlin Art Week, 2022

cameron clayborn: nothing left to be at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

cameron clayborn received the Baloise Art Prize in September 2021. As with its last three recipients – Sam Pulitzer, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Xinyi Cheng – this award is accompanied by the Baloise Group’s purchase of a work by the respective artist for the Nationalgalerie collection, an exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof and a publication. clayborn’s first solo exhibition in Europe entitled nothing left to be includes two works from his homegrown series (2021) that will remain at the Nationalgalerie as gifts.

US artist cameron clayborn (b. 1992) works with materials such as paper, plaster ceiling paint, and insulation material made from recycled clothing. His artistic practice includes sculpture, drawing and performance. The sculptures homegrown #1 and homegrown #2, whose forms taper sharply at their bases, appear to stand on the floor yet are suspended like cocoons from the exhibition space ceiling. Although their apparently precarious position calls on viewers to maintain their distance, the works’ texture and surface draw them in for a closer look. This interplay of distance and proximity, solidity and fragility, physicality and abstraction characterises clayborn’s sculptural works.

The exhibition is made possible by the Baloise Group.

OPEN 24 HOURS: Discussion Meets Disco at the Humboldt Forum

Together with 140 international partners, a diverse programme with free admission takes place on Saturday, 17 September 2022, including exhibition talks, performances, drop-ins, workshops and short readings spread over 24 hours. After sunset, films, nocturnal tours and the Sauer Power Club Night with concerts and DJ sessions fill the night. On Sunday morning, visitors are invited to a communal breakfast and various discussions. More than 100 programme offers can be attended free and without prior reservations.

Berlin Art Week

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 spaces, fairs, private collections, project spaces, and numerous galleries. Our partners open their doors together, inviting 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.