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BMW is main partner of the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2020. Postponed art weekend takes place from September 11 to 13, 2020.
03.09.2020 Press Release
From September 11 to 13, 2020, the Gallery Weekend Berlin presents its 16th edition with productions by emerging artists alongside more established positions at 48 participating galleries. BMW supports the Gallery Weekend as main partner from the beginning and will again provide the traditional VIP shuttle service for the galleries.
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Munich/Berlin. From September 11 to 13, 2020, the Gallery Weekend Berlin presents its 16th edition with productions by emerging artists alongside more established positions at 48 participating galleries. BMW supports the Gallery Weekend as main partner from the beginning and will again provide the traditional VIP shuttle service for the galleries.
Due to Covid-19, the Gallery Weekend 2020 has been postponed from spring to early autumn. For all citizens of Berlin and its national and international guests, the participating galleries will open their doors on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, 2020 from noon to 7.00 PM each day. They offer a high-quality exhibition program, including younger positions such as Ambera Wellmann, Nora Kapfer, and Tamina Amadya, as well as established artists such as Thomas Schütte, Olafur Eliasson, Isa Genzken, Phillipe Parreno, Ugo Rondinone, Andreas Gursky, Miriam Cahn, Rosemary Mayer, Raimund Girke and Gotthard Graubner.
Initiated by Berlin gallerists in 2005, the Gallery Weekend brings together different gallery exhibitions that are spread across the whole city. Here, one witnesses the vital work of galleries as they champion and foster support for their artists, working alongside them to facilitate and conceive innovative and thought-provoking exhibitions. The weekend provides opportunities to discover new names or deepen existing passions, while also enabling new experiences with the city itself.
Besides the exhibitions of the galleries, the Gallery Weekend will expand digitally through September and beyond this year’s programming. With the new website (www.gallery-weekend-berlin.de) the Gallery Weekend stays in touch with its visitors, keeps them informed on the exhibitions held in the galleries and reaches out to those guests who are currently unable to make their way to Berlin. The website provides virtual introductions to the exhibitions on each of the galleries’ individual pages and will be regularly updated to further function as a sales platform during Gallery Weekend. Additionally, it offers a comprehensive overview of topics relevant to the Berlin art scene, highlighting the views of key figures within it as well as granting a historical review of the capital’s art market. It provides contributions by numerous authors and includes essays and studio visits, as well as background stories, interviews, and films.
In addition to the Gallery Weekend, the list of long-term commitments to the arts in Germany’s capital city includes the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, the Preis der Nationalgalerie, and the associated Förderpreis für Filmkunst as well as a cooperation with the Soho House. Beyond the extensive commitment to the arts and in course of the digital partnership BMW OPERA NEXT, BMW cooperates with Staatsoper Unter den Linden and invites this year again to the long-standing open-air format “State Opera for All” on September 6, 2020.
This year, journalists will find a temporary Gallery Weekend press office at Potsdamerstrasse 93 on Wednesday, September 9. Furthermore, from September 9 to 11 journalists have access to the private view at the galleries. Please note that registration via the Gallery Weekend press contact is mandatory. For further information and image material about the participating galleries and the artists, please refer to the website www.gallery-weekend-berlin.de (password: kunst) as well as the BMW Group PressClub www.press.bmwgroup.com.
For further questions please contact:
Prof. Dr Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs
Head of Cultural Engagement
Telephone: +49 89 382 24753
Press Contact Gallery Weekend 2020
Natanja von Stosch
Telephone: +49 30 627 36102
Participating galleries and artists of the Gallery Weekend
Galerie Guido W. Baudach: Tamina Amadyar / Borch Gallery: Fiona Tan / Isabella Bortolozzi: Seth Price / BQ: David Shrigley / Galerie Buchholz: Vincent Fecteau, Richard Hawkins / Buchmann: Bettina Pousttchi, Clare Woods / Capitain Petzel: Ross Bleckner, Sanya Kantarovsky / carlier I gebauer: Jelena Bulajic / ChertLüdde: Rosemary Mayer, Josephine Baker / Galerie Mehdi Chouakri: Sylvie Fleury / Contemporary Fine Arts: Tobias Spichtig / Galerie Crone Berlin: Otto Zitko / Dittrich & Schlechtriem: Andreas Greiner / Ebensperger: Marta Górnicka / Galerie Eigen + Art: Nicola Samorì, Adam Harvey / Konrad Fischer Galerie: Thomas Schütte / Galerie Lars Friedrich: Nora Kapfer / Galerie Friese: Karin Kneffel / Galerie Michael Haas: Sandra Vásquez de la Horra / Kewenig: Raimund Girke / Klemm´s: Emilie Pitoiset / Klosterfelde Edition: Wilhelm Klotzek / König Galerie: Alexander Kluge, Friedrich Kunath, Sarah Morris / KOW: Barbara Hammer / Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler: Ambera Wellmann / Tanya Leighton: Brian Belott / alexander levy: Felix Kiessling / Daniel Marzona: Nina Canell / Meyer Riegger: Miriam Cahn / Galerie Neu: Victor Man / neugerriemschneider: Olafur Eliasson und Isa Genzken / Michel Majerus Estate: Takashi Murakami / Galerie Nordenhake: Helen Mirra / Peres Projects: Austin Lee / Plan B: Ran Zhang / Gregor Podnar: Marcius Galan / PSM: Catherine Biocca / Aurel Scheibler: Jack Pierson / Esther Schipper: Philippe Parreno, Ugo Rondinone / GalerieThomas Schulte: Michael Müller / Société: Tina Braegger / Sprüth Magers: Andreas Gursky / Sweetwater: D'Ette Nogle / Galerie Barbara Thumm: Anna K.E. / Galerie Tanja Wagner, Grit Richter / Galerie Barbara Weiss: Berta Fischer / Wentrup: Jan-Ole Schiemann / Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner: Gotthard Graubner / Galerie Barbara Wien: Nina Canell.
About BMW Group Cultural Engagement
For almost 50 years now, the BMW Group has initiated and engaged in over 100 cultural cooperations worldwide. The company places the main focus of its long-term commitment on contemporary and modern art, classical music and jazz as well as architecture and design. In 1972, three large-scale paintings were created by the artist Gerhard Richter specifically for the foyer of the BMW Group’s Munich headquarters. Since then, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Daniel Barenboim, Jonas Kaufmann and architect Zaha Hadid have co-operated with BMW. In 2016 and 2017, female artist Cao Fei from China and American John Baldessari created the next two vehicles for the BMW Art Car Collection. For years, the BMW Group and its partners have been initiating and establishing their own formats such as BMW Tate Live, BMW Welt Jazz Award, BMW Open Work, the BMW Art Journey and the "Opera for All" concerts in Berlin, Munich, Moscow and London. The company also partners with leading museums, art fairs and orchestras as well as jazz festivals and opera houses around the world. With BMW OPERA NEXT, the new partnership with the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the opportunities presented by digitalisation are used to open up new ways of accessing the world of opera for young audiences. As part of its art programme “Muse”, Rolls-Royce partners for the initiative “The Dream Commission” with two internationally esteemed art institutions. Together with Fondation Beyeler and Serpentine Galleries, emerging and established artists are invited to submit a moving-image work that delivers an immersive sensory experience. The artists are nominated and chosen by renowned personalities of the art world like Daniel, Birnbaum, Suhanya Raffel, and Theodora Vischer. The BMW Group takes absolute creative freedom in all its cultural activities for granted – as this initiative is as essential for producing groundbreaking artistic work as it is for major innovations in a successful business.