BMW is main partner of the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2020.

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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.