The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Take Part in the Berlin Art Week 2021


The 10th edition of Berlin Art Week takes place from 15 to 19 September. The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is participating in the contemporary art event with three special exhibitions.

Rosa Barba In a Perpetual Now

22 August 2021 to 16 January 2022
Neue Nationalgalerie

Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba presents various works under the title In a Perpetual Now. In addition to key pieces from her oeuvre created between 2009 and 2021, a new film produced for the exhibition will also be shown. With its architectural structure the large steel construction makes reference to Mies van der Rohe’s early project Brick Country House, while also displaying 15 of her cinematic and sculptural works.

m a k i n g things Tomas Schmit. Drawing, Action, Language, 1970–2006

15 September 2021 to 09 January 2022

The Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is dedicating to the German “action artist” and draftsman Tomas Schmit (1943–2006) the first retrospective of his drawings in Berlin. Comprising some 170 works, the exhibition includes museum’s holdings and exceptional supplementary loans, reflecting the multifaceted spectrum of Schmit’s nearly four decades of language and drawing art. 

Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021
Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu

16 September 2021 to 27 February 2022
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

An international jury nominated Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu for the Preis der Nationalgalerie in 2021. In the “Shortlist” exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, the nominated artists address topics such as movement and migration, belonging and alienation, self-perception and external perceptions of the self, shifting logics of public and private space, as well as the potential of sound and music to act as a social force. The exhibition shows both new and earlier works. On 7 October 2021 a second jury will determine who among the finalists will be awarded the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie. 

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.

Berlin Art Week

m a k i n g things
15.09.2021 to 09.01.2022

Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021
16.09.2021 to 27.02.2022

Rosa Barba. In a Perpetual Now
22.08.2021 to 16.01.2022

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