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BMW is main partner of the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2021. Art weekend takes place from April 30 to May 2, 2021.

From April 30 to May 2, 2021 the Gallery Weekend Berlin presents its 17th edition with productions by emerging artists alongside more established positions at 49 participating galleries. BMW Group Cultural Engagement which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, supports the Gallery Weekend as main partner since 2013. As galleries are expected to be closed, exhibitions will initially open digitally, to open for in-person visits as soon as possible.

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Munich/Berlin. From April 30 to May 2, 2021 the Gallery Weekend Berlin presents its 17th edition with productions by emerging artists alongside more established positions at 49 participating galleries. BMW Group Cultural Engagement which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, supports the Gallery Weekend as main partner since 2013. As galleries are expected to be closed according to pandemic conditions, exhibitions will initially open digitally, to open for in-person visits as soon as possible.

With its latest edition Gallery Weekend Berlin illustrates the co-operative nature and close collaboration of the city’s galleries now more than ever. The event strengthens Berlin’s position as an art destination and highlights its commitment to the promotion and sustainable development of emerging talents. The galleries of Gallery Weekend Berlin will install their exhibitions in preparation for the original dates as planned. In the event that they must remain closed, their exhibitions will open digitally first. As soon as the situation allows, galleries will open their spaces for in-person visits while implementing specific protocols to ensure a safe experience for all. If visits will be possible, all participating galleries will open their doors to the public on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 12 noon to 7 pm. They will present works of both German and international artists including Samson Young, winner of the first BMW Art Journey in 2015.

In order to provide as many art enthusiasts as possible with access to all exhibitions, the Gallery Weekend further expanded its digital appearance this year. All exhibitions and artists of the galleries will also be presented on starting on April 19, 2021 and featured in a series of filmed documentaries on Instagram TV from the opening weekend on. Furthermore, the Gallery Weekend Live Tours allow public tours of the galleries for interested persons on May 1 and 2. The tours will be accessible without prior registration and will be announced via Gallery Weekend’s official website. In addition, collectors, artists, and critics will publish their contributions as part of a web journal.

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.

From September 15 to 19, 2021, the new format Gallery Weekend *Discoveries will be presented for the very first time. As part of this newly-founded cooperation participating galleries will present their September exhibitions illustrating a single theme that will change each year. This year’s theme will focus on new discoveries, allowing artists who have not previously been shown in a gallery to present their work to the public at large and make contacts within the international network of participating galleries.

For further information and image material about the participating galleries and the artists, please refer to the website (password: kunst).

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 and the Preis der Nationalgalerie. 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 18 and 19, 2021.


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 2021
Zaida Violan
Telephone: +49 30 627 36102


Participating galleries and artists of the Gallery Weekend 2021
Guido W. Baudach: Thomas Zipp / Borch Gallery: Julie Mehretu / Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi: Giuseppe Desiato / BQ: Cathy Wilkes / QBBQ’s: Leda Bourgogne / Galerie Buchholz: Alvin Baltrop / Buchmann: Tony Cragg / Capitain Petzel: Matt Mullican, Christopher Williams, Monika Sosnowska, Samson Young / Carlier I Gebauer: Tarik Kiswanson, Emily Wardill / ChertLüdde: Agnes Scherer / Bungalow: Doruntina Kastrati / Mehdi Chouakri: Gerwald Rockenschaub / Crone: Ashley Hans Scheirl / Dittrich & Schlechtriem: Thomas Liu Le Lann / Ebensperger: Heiner Franzen / Efremidis, Mathis Altmann: Lisa Jo / Eigen + Art: Tim Eitel, Malte Bartsch / Konrad Fischer Galerie: Susan Philipsz / Lars Friedrich: Christian Philipp Müller, Ricardo Valentim / Galerie Friese: Claire de Santa Coloma / Max Hetzler: Albert Oehlen, Raymond Hains / Michael Haas: Jakob Mattner, Ernst Wilhelm Nay / Galerie Judin: Adrian Ghenie / Kewenig: Christian Boltanski, Cabrita / Klemm´s: Geumhyung Jeong / Noah Klink: Gerrit Drohne-Brinkmann / Klosterfelde Edition: Rirkrit Tiravanija / KOW: Mario Pfeifer, Sophie Gogl, Sonia Leimer / Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler: Anna Uddenberg / alexander levy: Ella Littwitz / Daniel Marzona: Sofia Hultén / Meyer Riegger: Ulla von Brandenburg / Galerie Neu: Manfred Pernice / neugerriemschneider: Pae White, Noa Eshkol / Michel Majerus Estate: Takashi Murakami / Galerie Nordenhake: Ann Edholm / Peres Projects: Nicholas Grafia, Paolo Salvador / Plan B: Navid Nuur / Gregor Podnar: Ivan Kožarić / PSM: Mariela Scafati / Schiefe Zähne: Richard Sides / Esther Schipper: Sarah Buckner, Cui Jie, Cordula Ditz, Almut Heise, Hannah Höch, Leiko Ikemura, Tala Madani, Isa Melsheimer, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Paula Rego, Shahzia Sikander, Tsai Yi-Ting, Yeesookyung / Galerie Thomas Schulte: Rebecca Horn / Société: Andrea Fourchy / Sprüth Magers: Gilbert & George, George Condo, Robert Elfgen / Sweetwater: Kayode Ojo / Barbara Thumm: Diango Hernández / Tanja Wagner: Annabel Daou / Galerie Barbara Weiss: Jannis Marwitz / Wentrup: Natalie Ball / Barbara Wien: Elisabeth Neudörfl / Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner: Birgitt Bolsmann, Almut Heise, Paula Modesohn-Becker, Rissa.

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