KGB-KUNSTWOCHE 2016: Impressions

This autumn KGB-KUNSTWOCHE 2016 highlighted the potential of the Kommunalen Galerien in Berlin for the third time. Find some impressions of our event in our photogalery. Thanks to all participants and visitors. We are looking forward to see you next year.


Fotograf: Nihad Nino Pusija

KGB-KUNSTWOCHE 2016

September 9-18, 2016
KGB KUNSTWOCHE
Action week for Berlin Art Week 2016

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Berlin is the international capital of art. In every section of the city, fresh, vibrant creativity thrives outside the big exhibition venues and art markets, waiting to be discovered. Berlin’s twenty-eight municipal galleries drive and promote these creative processes and experiments. They are decentralized, local organisations; for artists living and working in Berlin, they are frequently debut public presententation venues and quite often act as springboards into the international art scene. For Berlin Art Week, Berlin’s municipal galleries once again highlight the city’s creativity at KGB KUNSTWOCHE from September 9 – 18. The program consists of bus tours through different districts, city walks with artists (Artist Walks), special programs accompanying current exhibitions and the thematic evening event “What use is Art?” (Was nützt Kunst?). The KGB-Kunstwoche finale is a night of concerts — KGB-Sounds — featuring participating visual artists at Heimathafen Neukölln.

On both weekends, Artist Walks leave from various gallery spaces, exploring artistic interventions and excursions in urban spaces of each area from unusual perspectives. The theme evening, “What use is Art?” on Monday, September 12, features artist Ellen Kobe in a performative guided tour of the history of Schwarzsche Villa and philosopher Marcus Steinweg muses on whether the work of artists is actually needed by others. The collective action culminates on Saturday, September 17 in three KGB Bus Tours linking several areas of the city. Over five hours, every tour visits five galleries, where the director of each presents the program focus of the space. Afterwards, Heimathafen Neukölln hosts the KGB-Kunstwoche closing event, KGB Sounds – The Night of Artists’ Bands, with Beating The Drum/N.U. Unruh, dangerpony, Artists On Horses and Black Heino (free admission), followed by a DJ set from planningtorock – an auditory final note to a week of visual impact.

Detailed programs for KGB KUNSTWOCHE program and individual municipal galleries can be found online from mid-August at www.kgberlin.net.
Participation in all events is free.

KGB KUNSTWOCHE
Action week for Berlin Art Week 2016
Date September 9-18, 2016

Theme Evening „Was nützt Kunst?“ (What use is Art?)
Monday, September 12, 2016, 7:00–9:30 pm
7 pm: Ellen Kobe: Gast in der Galerie (Guest in the Gallery) (performative guided tour)
8 pm: Marcus Steinweg: Warum Kunst und Philosophie? (Why Art and Philiosophy) (lecture in German)
Schwartzsche Villa (Grunewaldstraße 55, 12165 Berlin)

KGB Sounds – Artists’ band night
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8:30 pm
Beating The Drum/N.U. Unruh, dangerpony, Artists On Horses, Black Heino, planningtorock
Heimathafen Neukölln (Karl-Marx-Str. 141, 12043 Berlin)
Free Admission

Presented by Arbeitskreis Kommunale Galerien Berlin
Project team Dorothee Bienert, Lena Habermann, Christian Hamm, Theres Laux
c/o Kunstverein Tiergarten e.V.
Turmstr. 75, 10551 Berlin

With the kind support of the Senate Chancellery — Cultural Affairs Ausstellungsfonds Kommunale Galerien (Exhibition Fund for Municipal Galleries)

Press contact Denhart v. Harling
presse@kgberlin.net, +49 179 4963497

Photo-Gallery: KGB KUNSTWOCHE 2015

KGB KUNSTWOCHE 2015  highlighted the potential of the Kommunalen Galerien in Berlin for the second time. The program included a serie of events on shared history, bus tours through different districts, artist walks and special programs to accompany the concurrent exhibitions.

Fotograf: Nihad Nino Pusija

KGB KUNSTWOCHE 2015

KGB KUNSTWOCHE
September 11–20, 2015

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Stereo Total. Image by Christoph Voy

Stereo Total. Image by Christoph Voy

A network of art spaces weaves through Berlin’s twelve districts: 28 municipal galleries creating programs outside major exhibition venues and independent from the art market. For artists working in Berlin, these sites are often the first point of contact for presentation and discourse. Parallel to this year’s Berlin Art Week,  KGB KUNSTWOCHE highlights the potential of this network of institutions, some of which have been connecting institutional culture activities with Berlin’s independent scene for over sixty years. Building on the first KGB KUNSTWOCHE last year, the joint action of all 28 galleries brings to light their outstanding role in the professionalization and progress of artists living and working in Berlin. The program includes a series of events on shared history, bus tours through different districts, artist walks and special programs to accompany the concurrent exhibitions.

There are Artist Walks on both weekends: from departure points at various galleries, discover unfamiliar perspectives on the different districts through artistic interventions and walks through urban spaces. The event series Kommunale Galerien Berlin — Geschichte (Berlin Municipal Galleries — History) deals with a diversity of issues, work opportunities and social influence of municipal galleries in Berlin and will proceed with various focal points in the coming years. This year, the focus is on stories and challenges from pre- and post-1989, and the representation of migration in gallery exhibitions.

Concluding the joint activities the three KGB Bus Tours link up several Berlin districts on Saturday, September 19. Five galleries in five hours; at each, the gallery director leads a tour of the premises and presents the program focus.

KGB Kunstwoche’s closing event, KGB Sounds – Die Nacht der Künster*innenbands (Night of the Artist Bands), follows later at Heimathafen Neukölln: playing are well-known bands Sound 8 Orchestra, AFTERMARS, Parabelles and Stereo Total — entry is free! — followed by a DJ set from T-INA Darling.  An auditory conclusion to a week of visual impressions.

Organiser Arbeitskreis Kommunale Galerien Berlin
Project team Dorothee Bienert, Christian Hamm, Theres Laux, Lena Habermann
c/o Kunstverein Tiergarten e.V.
Turmstr. 75, 10551 Berlin

With kind support from the Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, Exhibition Fund for Municipal Galleries.

Press contact Denhart v. Harling
presse@kgberlin.net, +49 179 4963497

Program

Find the full program of KGB KUNSTWOCHE and individual municipal galleries at www.kgberlin.net (available from mid-August).
Participation is free for all events.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
KGB Artist Walks
3 pm: “Die treue Seele der A100” (The Faithful Soul of the A100) with artist Birgit Auf der Lauer and experts from psychoanalysis, engineering and horticulture. Meeting point: Galerie im Körnerpark (Schierker Str. 8, 12051 Berlin)
3 pm: ” Begegnungen” (Encounters) a walk to  art places in Pankow that had disappeard, with artist Karla Sachse

Sunday, September 13, 2015
KGB Artist Walks
1 pm: “le cube variable – möbel oder apparat zur raumerkundung?” (le cube variable — furniture or device for space exploration?) with sculptor Rainer Düvell and art historian Bettina Güldner. Meeting point: Kommunale Galerie Berlin (Hohenzollerndamm 176, 10713 Berlin)
3 pm: “Mit Pauken und Trompeten” (With Timpani and Trumpets) with musicians N. U. Unruh (Einstürzende Neubauten), Zappi Diermaier and Jean-Hervé Péron (Faust). Meeting point: Galerie M (Marzahner Promenade 46, 12679 Berlin)
3 pm: “Stadtführung mit Bilderkarren – Einmal um das Siemensgelände in Moabit”  (Berlin Cityscape Discourse) wiht images)  Walk around the Siemens-area in Moabit with artist Erik Göngrich. Meeting point: Kunstverein Tiergarten | Galerie Nord (Turmstr. 75, 10551 Berlin)
4 pm: “93 STRASSENSCHILDER” (93 Road Signs) with Hajo Toppius, Bureau of Cultural Affairs. Meeting point: projektraum alte feuerwache (Marchlewskistr. 6, 10243 Berlin) 5 pm: “Undertones” with artist Chelsea Leventhal. Meeting point: galerie weisser elefant (Auguststr. 21, 10117 Berlin)

Monday, September 14, 2015, 7 pm
Kommunale Galerien Berlin – Geschichte: “In Ausstellungen auf Migration schauen”
Municipal Galleries Berlin — History: “Looking at Exhibitions on Migration”
Lecture by Natalie Bayer
In 1975 and 1981 two exhibitions that dealt with the so-called ‘guest worker’ situation were held in Bethanien. Scientist Natalie Bayer presents a critical reading of these exhibitions, putting them in the context of today’s representations of migration in cultural-historic exhibitions.
Moderation: Ulrike Jordan and Jana König
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 8 pm
Kommunale Galerien Berlin – Geschichte:  
“Fokus: Kunst – Die kommunalen Galerien Berlins vor und nach 1989”
Municipal Galleries Berlin — History: “Focus: Art – Municipal Galleries of Berlin before and after 1989”
A discussion with Karl-Friedrich Schmalwaßer (2001-2011 director of Galerie im Turm), Thomas Kempas (director of Haus am Waldsee 1964-93), Krista Tebbe (director of Kunstamt Kreuzberg 1977-2002), Annette Tietz (director of Brecht-Haus Weißensee 1993-2003, director of Galerie Pankow since 2003)
Moderation: Michaela Gericke, arts journalist
Kunstverein Tiergarten | Galerie Nord (Turmstraße 75, 10551 Berlin)

Saturday, September 19, 2015,  2—7 pm
KGB Bus Tour
Tour 1 : Galerie Wedding – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Galerie Pankow, Galerieetage im Museum Reinickendorf, Zitadelle Spandau – Galerie Bastion Kronprinz, Galerie im  Körnerpark
Tour 2: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, projektraum alte feuerwache (Friedrichshain), Galerie M (Marzahn), Galerie im Kulturhaus Karlshorst (Lichtenberg), Galerie im  Körnerpark
Tour 3: Kommunale Galerie Berlin (Wilmersdorf), Schwartzsche Villa (Steglitz), GALERIE im TEMPELHOF MUSEUM, GALERIE im RATHAUS TEMPELHOF, Galerie im Körnerpark
Start: Rotes Rathaus Berlin (Rathausstraße, 10178 Berlin)
Registration at mail@kgberlin.net

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8 pm
KGB Sounds – Die Nacht der Künster*innenbands (Night of the Artist Bands)
Sound 8 Orchestra, AFTERMARS, Parabelles, Stereo Total, T-INA Darling
Heimathafen Neukölln (Karl-Marx-Str. 141, 12043 Berlin)

Sunday, September 20, 2015
KGB Artist Walks
2 pm: “Berlin Calling London” with artists Michael Hughes and Joachim Seinfeld, Meeting point: Kommunale Galerie Berlin (Hohenzollerndamm 176, 10713 Berlin)
2 pm: “Umrundung des Weddings zu Fuß entlang seiner Peripherie” (Circumnavigation of Wedding on Foot along its Periphery) with artist Heimo Lattner, Meeting point: Galerie Wedding – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst (Müllerstr. 146/147, 13353 Berlin)
3 pm: “Elektromagnetischer Spaziergang” (Electromagnetic Walk) with artist Karl Heinz Jeron, Meeting point: Schwartzsche Villa (Grunewaldstr. 55, 12165 Berlin)
3 pm: “Wer macht Kunst? Kreuzberger Erinnerungen” (Who Makes Art? Kreuzberg Memories) with urban researcher Gülsah Stapel, Meeting point: Kunstquartier Bethanien (Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin)

22/9/2014 KGB-Kunstnacht – Impressionen

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Fotograf: Nihad Nino Pusija

 

 

22/9/2014 KGB-Bustouren – Impressionen

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Fotograf: Nihad Nino Pusija

28/8/2014 KGB-Kunstwoche

For Berlin Art Week, the Kommunalen Galerien in Berlin (Berlin Municipal Galleries) present KGB-KUNSTWOCHE with exhibitions, tours, lectures, workshops and concerts by over 200 artists from every Berlin district from the 12th to the 21st of September.

 

The KGB-KUNSTNACHT event on the 20th of September, 2014 will be opened by the State Secretary for Cultural Affairs, Tim Renner.

 

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24/7/2014 PRESSEINFORMATION

For Berlin Art Week, the Kommunalen Galerien in Berlin (Berlin Municipal Galleries) present KGB-KUNSTWOCHE with exhibitions, tours, lectures, workshops and concerts by over 200 artists from every Berlin district from the 12th to the 21st of September.

There is enormous cultural and artistic diversity in Berlin, whether painting, graphics, photography, sculpture, installation, video or performance. A lively creativity — beyond that of the big exhibitions, and independent of the art market — can be discovered each day in every single district. The foundation and essence of such artistic work is often local and decentralised, and that is exactly the focus of Kommunale Galerien in Berlin in KGB-KUNSTWOCHE. The 29 art spaces unite for the first time to offer a comprehensive overview of their varied programmes during Berlin Art Week.

The KGB-KUNSTWOCHE artistic spectrum ranges from digital art, light installations in urban space, and neighbourhood documentation to photographic portraits, architectural studies and individual sound and space research, as well as a fair for contemporary art. Individual exhibitions and projects are complemented by numerous accompanying events such as dance performances, tours, concerts and children’s workshops.

Springboard into the art world

An essential driver and active promoter of the creative process and experimentation, Berlin’s municipal galleries facilitate artistic production and participation — structure and content — as well as cultural exchange and discourse. They are frequently debut spaces for Berlin-based artists and act as a springboard into the international art scene. The 29 municipal galleries represent a total of 3500 square metres of exhibition space and present approx. 1000 artists annually in up to 200 shows.

The concluding KGB-KUNSTWOCHE event on the 20th of September, 2014 in Studio 1, Kunstquartiers Bethanien will be opened by the State Secretary for Cultural Affairs, Tim Renner. This inaugural KGB-KUNSTNACHT commences with an exhibition by Matthias Beckmann, who toured the municipal galleries an made drawings of each. Later, stand-out artist bands such as Herr Blum, Miss Le Bomb, Neoangin and UNMAP play at the party. All those from politics and culture as well as artists and anyone interested in the culture of this city are invited.

A detailed KGB-KUNSTWOCHE programme and individual galleries can be found at www.kgberlin.net.

 

KGB-KUNSTWOCHE

Action week for Berlin Art Week 2014

Dates 12 – 21 September 2014

KGB-KUNSTNACHT Saturday, 20th of September 2014

7:00 PM Opening with Tim Renner, State Secretary for Cultural Affairs:

KGB – Matthias Beckmann undercover

8:00 PM Party, Live on Stage: Herr Blum, Miss Le Bomb, Neoangin, UNMAP and others

Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
Produced by Arbeitskreis Kommunale Galerien Berlin

Project management Dorothee Bienert

c/o Kunstverein Tiergarten e.V.

Turmstr. 75, 10551 Berlin

 

With the kind support of the Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, Exhibition Fund Municipal Galleries (Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Ausstellungsfonds Kommunale Galerien)

 

Press contact: Mirko Nowak

presse@kgberlin.net, 0151-15226702

 

 

Pressekontakt Mirko Nowak
presse@kgberlin.net, 0151-15226702