Parallel to Berlin Art Week, the Municipal Galleries in Berlin from 8 to 17 September 2017 will hold the KGB Artweek (= KGB Kunstwoche) for the fourth time in 28 galleries of 12 Berlin districts. With works by more than 400 artists – presented in exhibitions, performances, readings and film presentations – the municipal galleries of Berlin not only show the artistic diversity of the capital. They also invite the audience to participate actively in this week and get to know places that are often a starting point to the international art scene for creatives living and working in Berlin.
Highlights of this art week are, in addition to the artist walks, the three moderated bus tours across the districts, which will also be attended by Klaus Lederer, Senator for Culture and Europe. In addition, the theme night is “Culture in nervous times. On dealing with right-wing populism in the context of art and culture “on 13 September 2017 at 7 pm in the old fire station. In the meanwhile legendary concert night KGB sounds on Friday, September 15, 2017 in the Heimathafen Neukölln perform ZURICAT, KENICHI, JON CAMPBELL, F.S.K. as well as the DJane BIANCA KRUK: artists who have both a stand in music as well as one in the visual arts.
The Municipal Galleries in Berlin cover a total of 4,000 sqm of exhibition space and show up to 200 exhibitions annually, involving around 1000 artists.
At all events the participation is free of charge.
Wednesday, 13th September 2017, 7 p.m.
KGB-theme evening “Culture in nervous times. On dealing with right-wing populism in the context of art and culture ”
old fire station – Studiobühne and project room, Marchlewskistraße 6, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Panel discussion with:
Adam Gusowski, Club der Polnischen Versager, Berlin
Henrike Naumann, artist, Berlin
Prof. Zeynep Sayin, Bildwissenschaftlerin, Istanbul and Austria
Ulf Aminde, Artist, Berlin
Krisztina Hunya, freelance curator, Hungary
Moderation: Claudia Wahjudi, journalist, Berlin
KGB Sounds – The night of artists bands
Friday, 15th September 2017, 20.30 Uhr
ZURICAT, Jon Campbell, KENICHI, F.S.K. (Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle), Bianca Kruk
Heimathafen Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln
Sunday, 17th September 2017, 2 – 4 p.m.
KGB bus tours
Three bus tours connect several districts and hold to five galleries each.
Registration by 08 September 2017 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizer Working group Kommunale Galerien Berlin Project team Dorothee Bienert, Lena Habermann, Christian Hamm, Theres Laux. Courtesy of the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe, Exhibition Foundation Municipal Galleries.
The detailed program of KGB art week as well as the individual municipal galleries can be found at www.kgberlin.net.
Image caption: Logo Kommunale Galerien Berlin
KGB Kunstwoche 2017 – Kommunale Galerien Berlin | ART at Berlin