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Berlin Art Week Private Collections 2017

For the sixth edition, the 2017 Berlin Art Week is packed full of unique opportunities to gain access into some of the Berlin’s most secretive and exciting collections of contemporary art. Here, we list the Berlin Art Week private collection program for 2017.
BARBARA WOLFF, Zyklus/ Cycle: Collage, 1975. © the artist
BARBARA WOLFF, Zyklus/ Cycle: Collage, 1975. © the artist

COLLECTION REGARD

Steinstraße 12, 10119 Berlin

Located in Berlin’s Mitte district, dedicated photography collector Marc Barbey will be presenting the exhibition “Barbara Wolff – Fotografien. In eigener Sache” throughout Berlin Art Week. Shown as a mini retrospective, the work is a selection from Wolff’s Dadaist collages and montages, as well as a series of experimental “photographic explorations”. On the 15th September 2017, a guided tour will take place at Collection Regard lead by Barbara Wolff and Marc Barbey.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
14th – 16th September from 2 – 6 pm

GUIDED TOUR WITH BARBARA WOLFF AND MARC BARBEY
15th September at 2pm

ISIDORE ISOU, Amos (Portrait de Maurice Lemaître), 1952. Courtesy EAM Collection, Berlin. Photo: Thierry Ollivier
ISIDORE ISOU, Amos (Portrait de Maurice Lemaître), 1952. Courtesy EAM Collection, Berlin. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

EAM COLLECTION

Sybelstraße 62, 10629 Berlin

Focusing on the early works of the founders of Lettrism and Lettrist International, Berlin’s Elke and Arno Morenz Collection comprises of around 180 works of painting, photography, sculpture, drawings, films and music, as well as a large number of letters, exhibition catalogues and magazines from this specific post-war Avant-garde movement. Guided tours of the EAM Collection will take place during Berlin Art Week.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
16 & 17th September from 11am – 4pm

GUIDED TOUR: 
16 & 17th September from 2pm.

FRENCH BREAKFAST:
17th September at Noon
Registration: info@eam-collection.de

ALEX HUBBARD, Hit Wave, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Neu, Berlin
ALEX HUBBARD, Hit Wave, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Neu, Berlin

HAUBROK FOUNDATION

Herzbergstrasse 40—43, 10365 Berlin

Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Berlin and Los Angeles becoming “sister cities”, film curator Marc Glöde and collector Axel Haubrok will be holding a film festival that focuses solely on artist films from Los Angeles, starting on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at Kino Arsenal at Potsdamer Platz. In addition to the film festival, the Haubrok Foundation will also be exhibiting the works by Margaret Honda, Stephen Prina and Christopher Williams, three artists from Los Angeles that work with the medium of film, for the exhibition “la > x”.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
15th September from 7pm – 9pm
16th & 17th September from noon – 8pm

Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin. Installation view at
Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin. Installation view at "JAGUARS AND ELECTRIC EELS", 2017. Photo: Simon Vogel

JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION BERLIN

Leipziger Straße 60, 10117 Berlin

One of Berlin’s most recent additions to the collecting community, the Julia Stoschek Collection on Leipziger Straße is a private collection of contemporary international art with a focus on time-based media. Originally opening in Düsseldorf in 2007, the Berlin branch of the collection opened to the Berlin public in the summer of 2016, in a building that formerly housed the the Czech Cultural Center in East Germany. Throughout Berlin Art Week the Julia Stoschek Collection is offering special opening hours as well as guided tours of the current exhibition “Jaguars and Electric Eels”.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
14th – 17th September from noon—8pm
Admission: €5
Guided Tour: €10 (Entrance fee included)

GARY STEPHAN, Untitled, 1985. Courtesy Sammlung Harry Joelson /Winterthur; Kienzle Art Foundation and Sammlung Harry Joelson /Winterthur
GARY STEPHAN, Untitled, 1985. Courtesy Sammlung Harry Joelson /Winterthur; Kienzle Art Foundation and Sammlung Harry Joelson /Winterthur

KIENZLE ART FOUNDATION

Bleibtreustraße 54, 10623 Berlin

Placing a particular emphasis on bringing art to the public, the Kienzle Art Foundation includes artworks from the 1960s until today, covering mediums from painting to the latest technology trends. Working closely with curators organizing exhibitions, film screenings and discussion forums, as well as lending his work for international exhibition purposes, collector Jochen Kienzle’s engagement in the Berlin art scene goes far beyond the city limits. Opening during Berlin Art Week, the Kienzle Art Foundation will present an exhibition from American artist Gary Stephan.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
13th – 16th September from 11am—6pm

Installation view at
Installation view at "Nobody Spoke" at the Kunstsaele Berlin © Art & Language. Courtesy Lisson Gallery. Photo: Jack Hems

KUNSTSAELE BERLIN

Bülowstraße 90, 10783 Berlin

Opening in 2010, the Kunstsaele Berlin was founded as a private initiative by the collector Geraldine Michalke, the collector Stephan Oehmen (until 2015), the gallerist Alexander Hahn, the artist Michael Müller and the curator Ellen Blumenstein, with the mission to create a public space for art and culture in the creative centre of Potsdamer Straße. Seven years down the line and the Kunstsaele boats an impressive program of artist talks, performances and collaborative events, in addition to the presentation of Michalke’s private collection that spans over three decades. On the 17th September 2017 during Berlin Art Week an art and language speaking of the exhibition “Nobody Spoke” will be performed by the Jackson Pollock Bar.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
11th – 17th September from 11am – 6pm

NATHALIE DJURBERG & HANS BERG with work from WILEM DE KOONIG. From Sammlung Frieder Burda, Berlin. © Nathalie Djurberg; The Willem de Kooning Foundation, New York; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: Roman März
NATHALIE DJURBERG & HANS BERG with work from WILEM DE KOONIG. From Sammlung Frieder Burda, Berlin. © Nathalie Djurberg; The Willem de Kooning Foundation, New York; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: Roman März

MUSEUM FRIEDER BURDA SALON BERLIN

Auguststraße 11—13, 10117 Berlin

Museum Frieder Burda’s new exhibition and project space, Salon Berlin, is located in the former Jewish Girls’ School on Auguststraße, and sees itself as a forum for international contemporary art, with a reference back to the Berlin art scene. Acting as both a showroom and a space for experimentaton for the Museum Frieder Burda, the exhibition of works from Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg will have special oepning hours throughout Berlin Art Week.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
13th September from noon – 10pm
14th – 17th September from 10am—6pm

UP IN ARMS. Courtesy the artist and Salon Dahlmann | Miettinen Collection, Berlin
UP IN ARMS. Courtesy the artist and Salon Dahlmann | Miettinen Collection, Berlin

SALON DAHLMANN

Marburger Straße 3, 10789 Berlin

The Salon Dahlmann is collector Timo Miettinen’s vision to establish a connection to Berlin’s salon culture tradition, located in West-Berlin. In addition to the Salon’s eclectic program that includes exhibitions, concerts, performances and workshops, Miettinen has also made sure to devote the entire house to contemporary art and design from Germany and Finland. The Salon Dahlmann is an absolute must-see for anyone interested in the salon tradition of Berlin, and where it is headed for the future.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
12Tth – 17th September from 12 – 6pm

KATJA NOVITSKOVA, Pattern of Activation, 2014.
Courtesy Sammlung Boros, Berlin. Photo: © NOSHE
KATJA NOVITSKOVA, Pattern of Activation, 2014. Courtesy Sammlung Boros, Berlin. Photo: © NOSHE

SAMMLUNG BOROS

Reinhardtstraße 20, 10117 Berlin

The collection that barely needs an introduction – Sammlung Boros is a private collection of contemporary art that is located in a converted bunker in the heart of Berlin’s Mitte district. Now showing it’s third presentation in the bunker, the Boros Collection is now showing newly purchased and site-specific works, in combination with artworks from the 1990s and 2000. Known for its notoriously long waiting times to get a slot to visit the collection, throughout Berlin Art Week there will be no prior registration needed when visiting the bunker.

VISIT WITHOUT REGISTRATION DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
16th & 17th September from 10am – 6pm. 12€, reduced 6€

(l–r) FRANK STELLA, Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood; in Sheet Iron; in Stone; in Mountains; in Stars (Moby Dick Series chap. 57), 1991; THOMAS RUFF, Portrait, 1989; Portrait, 1989; Portrait, 1989; KATHARINA GROSSE, Sie trocknen ihre Knie mit einem Kissen, 2012. © Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin
(l–r) FRANK STELLA, Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood; in Sheet Iron; in Stone; in Mountains; in Stars (Moby Dick Series chap. 57), 1991; THOMAS RUFF, Portrait, 1989; Portrait, 1989; Portrait, 1989; KATHARINA GROSSE, Sie trocknen ihre Knie mit einem Kissen, 2012. © Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin

SAMMLUNG HOFFMANN

Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin

One of Berlin’s secret gems, the Sammlung Hoffmann. Located in the private residence of Erika Hoffmann, the Sammlung Hoffman is the presentation of a collection of contemporary art that began in 1968. What was initially began as a collection based on the personal interest of Rolf and Erika Hoffmann, soon exploded into a growing collection of internationally renowned artists. For one day on the 16th September 2017 during Berlin Art Week, Erika Hoffmann will be opening the doors to her home to give a private guided tour of the collection.

GUIDED TOUR: 
16th September from 11am – 4pm. 10 €

VIA LEWANDOWSKY, Geteilte Freude ist doppelter Spaß, 2002. © the artist
VIA LEWANDOWSKY, Geteilte Freude ist doppelter Spaß, 2002. © the artist

SAMMLUNG IVO WESSEL

Lehrter Straße 57, Haus 2, Etage 2, 10557 Berlin

Somewhat of a fixture of the Berlin art scene, collector and software developer Ivo Wessel has a collection that is both profound and yet humorous, featuring German and international video and concept art. Co-Organizer of the successful monthly film screening series, “Videoart at Midnight” at the Kino Babylon, Wessel’s collection is normally not open to the public, but for two days during Berlin Art Week you can register to see inside this exciting collector’s home.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
16th & 17th September from 2 – 6pm
Registration: email@ivo-wessel.de

The Green Salon. (l–r) MIRIAM VLAMING; MARCEL EICHNER; HERBERT VOLKMANN; Netherlands Masters from the 1700s. Courtesy SØR Rusche Collection Oelde/Berlin. Photo: Lars Beusker
The Green Salon. (l–r) MIRIAM VLAMING; MARCEL EICHNER; HERBERT VOLKMANN; Netherlands Masters from the 1700s. Courtesy SØR Rusche Collection Oelde/Berlin. Photo: Lars Beusker

SØR RUSCHE SAMMLUNG OELDE/BERLIN

Schlüterstraße, 10629 Berlin

Textile entrepreneur and fourth-generation collector, Thomas Rusche, has made a name for his SØR Rusche Sammlung Oelde/Berlin Collection as a permanent fixture of Berlin’s art and culture spots. Acquiring an extensive collection of old paintings from his grandfather and Old Masters from his father, along with Rusche’s own collection of contemporary painting, the SØR Rusche Sammlung Oelde now contains over a whopping 2 500 artworks from over 500 artists, the collection is divided between the family estate in Oelde and the Berlin-Charlottenburg apartment. On the 14th and 15th September for Berlin Art Week, Thomas Rusche will be giving guided tours around his Berlin residence with prior registration.

GUIDED TOUR WITH COLLECTOR THOMAS RUSCHE:
14th & 15th September from 3 – 4.30pm
WITH REGISTRATION ONLY: m.kuehn@kleidungskultur-soer.de

(front) Harihara, Pre-Angkor 7th Century; (back) Lake Room. © Nic Tenwiggenhorn & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn
(front) Harihara, Pre-Angkor 7th Century; (back) Lake Room. © Nic Tenwiggenhorn & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn

THE FEUERLE COLLECTION

Hallesches Ufer 70, 10963 Berlin

The Feuerle Collection is dedicated to international contemporary artists as well as Imperial Chinese furniture and Southeast Asian sculptures. Housed in a former telecommunications bunker, the collection forces the viewer to react to works of different periods being shown together, and the conversation that that creates. The total museum space of 6480 m2 includes two main exhibition rooms, a Sound Room, a Lake Room and an Incense Room, which will be opened in October 2017.

VIEWING OF THE COLLECTION WITH REGISTRATION:
www.thefeuerlecollection.org

Installation view at Wurlitzer Pied à Terre Collection, Berlin. Photo: Artitious
Installation view at Wurlitzer Pied à Terre Collection, Berlin. Photo: Artitious

WURLITZER PIED A TERRE COLLECTION

Mohrenstraße 61, 10117 Berlin

Located in a historical building from the 1930s, the WURLITZER Berlin-Pied-à-Terre Collection exhibits mostly contemporary art from Berlin, in the environment of a typical Berlin-Mitte living pad. Normally off-limits to the public, on the 16th September 2017 during Berlin Art Week the WURLITZER Berlin-Pied-à-Terre Collection will be offering guided tours around this very special private residence and collection.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
16th September from 12 – 6pm

Berlin Art Week 2017
Berlin Art Week 2017