Programmes Marking Berlin Art Week 2023 at the Neue Nationalgalerie and Hamburger Bahnhof


Berlin Art Week (BAW) is a five-day festival representing the largest association of major players in Berlin’s contemporary art scene. BAW takes place for the 12th time from 13 to 17 September 2023. The Neue Nationalgalerie is the festival venue for this year’s Berlin Art Week. It is marking BAW 2023 by hosting the performance festival PERFORMS! for the second time, with works by Yoko Ono, Göksu Kunak, and many more. Hamburger Bahnhof offers daily guided tours and a special programme during BAW 2023.

BAW Garden and the Performance Festival PERFORM!

This year, the Neue Nationalgalerie is the site of BAW Garden, the festival meeting place, for which a temporary artistic installation consisting of trees has been created on its terrace in collaboration with atelier le balto. Following BAW, the trees will be integrated into the project Baumschule Kulturforum. An extensive programme of events takes place at BAW Garden. In addition, Klaus Biesenbach leads tours through the construction site of the neighbouring Berlin Modern museum. Special thanks to the cultural projects and Berlin Art Week for choosing the Neue Nationalgalerie this year as the site of BAW Garden and as the festival venue. Berlin Art Week Garden – The Festival Meeting Place hosted by the Neue Nationalgalerie: A temporary artistic installation created in collaboration with atelier le balto.

To coincide with Berlin Art Week, the Neue Nationalgalerie will host the second edition of the annual performance festival PERFORM!, which features historical works, including Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece (1964) and contemporary performances by Göksu Kunak and others. Furthermore, the Sound in the Garden concert series continues on 14 September 2023 with Casey Spooner. Last year, Simone Forti’s Huddle (1961), an important historical performance, was the focus of the Neue Nationalgalerie’s programme for Berlin Art Week 2022, with other performances by Franziska Aigner, Billy Bultheel, Miles Greenberg, Julian Jesus, Maria Scaroni and others also taking place.

Extended Opening Hours for Isa Genzken: 75/75

During Berlin Art Week, extended opening hours apply for the special exhibition Isa Genzken: 75/75 on the upper level of the Neue Nationalgalerie:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am–10 pm
  • Friday – regular opening hours: 10 am–6 pm

Neue Nationalgalerie Programme for Berlin Art Week

Participation in all events is free of charge and does not require registration unless noted otherwise.

The complete Neue Nationalgalerie programme is available on the BAW website.

Hamburger Bahnhof’’s programme is also available on the BAW website.

The programme of special events takes place as part of Berlin Art Week.