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Berlin Art Week Private Collections 2018

To mark its seventh edition, the 2018 edition of 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 all of the private collections that are taking part this year and how you can get inside them.
GIL J. WOLMAN, Revolution, ca. 1968. © the artist
GIL J. WOLMAN, Revolution, ca. 1968. © the artist

EAM Collection

Sybelstraße 62, 10629 Berlin

With a focus on early works from 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. The EAM Collection will have special opening hours during Berlin Art Week for the exhibition “Goodbye, Mr. Chaplin”, as well as a French Breakfast on the Sunday

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
29 & 30th September from 12pm – 4pm

FRENCH BREAKFAST:
30th September at 12:30pm
Registration: [email protected]

Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, 2018 (installation view). Photo: Simon Vogel
Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, 2018 (installation view). Photo: Simon Vogel

Julia Stoschek Collection

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 strong 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. This year at Berlin Art Week, the collection is offering special opening hours as well as guided tours of the current exhibition from Arthur Jafa “A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions.”

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
26th – 30th September from noon—8pm
Admission: €5
Guided Tour: €10 (Entrance fee included)
29th September, 3pm (English)
30th September, 3pm (Deutsch)
Registration: [email protected]

© Michael Ballou
© Michael Ballou

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 for special hours during Berlin Art Week, the Kienzle Art Foundation will present an exhibition from Michael Ballou “a pound of sound is round”.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
26tth – 30th September from 12pm—6pm

JOCHEN DEHN, The Teapot Problem 1-3, 2015. Photo: Simon Boudvin
JOCHEN DEHN, The Teapot Problem 1-3, 2015. Photo: Simon Boudvin

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 27th September 2017 during Berlin Art Week there will be a reading followed by drinks at the Studio Michael Müller.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
26th – 30th September from 11am – 6pm

CANDICE BREITZ, TLDR, 2017 (film still). Courtesy KOW, Berlin. Photo: Sydelle Willow Smith
CANDICE BREITZ, TLDR, 2017 (film still). Courtesy KOW, Berlin. Photo: Sydelle Willow Smith

Museum Frieder Burda

Auguststraße 11—13, 10117 Berlin

Museum Frieder Burda’s 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 experimentation for the Museum Frieder Burda, the exhibition “CANDICE BREITZ: SEX WORK. In Dialogue with Works by William N. Copley from the Frieder Burda Collection” will have special opening hours throughout Berlin Art Week as well as a symposium on Wednesday 26th September at 10pm at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
26th September from 12pm– 10pm
27th – 30th September from 12pm—8pm

Salon Dahlmann,
Salon Dahlmann, "You are just a Piece of Action“, 2018 (installation view). Courtesy Miettinen Collection, 2018. Photo: Nick Ash

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. Salon Dahlmann will have special opening hours during Berlin Art Week for the exhibition “I Am a Crack, I Want to Tear Through Walls. Works From the Peters-Messer and Miettinen Collection”.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
26th September from 6pm-9pm
27th September – 30th September from 12 – 6pm

YNGVE HOLEN, Butterfly, 2016; Vujà dé, 2015 (installation view). Photo: ©NOSHE
YNGVE HOLEN, Butterfly, 2016; Vujà dé, 2015 (installation view). 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:
29th September from 10am – 6.30pm
30th September from 3pm – 7pm
Admission 15€, reduced 9€

JULIAN ROSEFELDT, Global Soap, 2000/2001 (detail)
JULIAN ROSEFELDT, Global Soap, 2000/2001 (detail)

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:
29th & 30th September from 2 – 6pm
Registration: [email protected]

(l–r) DAVID LYNCH; ANDREAS BLANK; ALICJA KWADE; ANDREAS GOLDER; ALEX TENNINGKEIT; NORBERT SCHWONTKOWSKI; MIRIAM VLAMING; OLD DUTCH MASTERS. Courtesy SØR Rusche Collection Oelde/Berlin. Photo: Lars Beusker
(l–r) DAVID LYNCH; ANDREAS BLANK; ALICJA KWADE; ANDREAS GOLDER; ALEX TENNINGKEIT; NORBERT SCHWONTKOWSKI; MIRIAM VLAMING; OLD DUTCH MASTERS. 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 26th September Thomas Rusche will give a guided tour around his Berlin residence with prior registration.

GUIDED TOUR WITH COLLECTOR THOMAS RUSCHE:
26th September 5pm (German, English)

GUIDED TOURS
27th September 4pm
28th & 29th September 2pm

WITH REGISTRATION ONLY: [email protected]

ZENG FANZHI, Untitled, 2009. ©The Feuerle Collection. Photo: def image
ZENG FANZHI, Untitled, 2009. ©The Feuerle Collection. Photo: def image

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. The Feuerle is the first art museum to present the theme of Chinese incense culture and the only place in the world where the incense ceremony is introduced as an artistic practice, part of a curatorial work in dialogue with, and surrounded by, ancient and contemporary art.

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

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 28th and 29th September during Berlin Art Week the WURLITZER Berlin-Pied-à-Terre Collection will be offering special opening arounds for this very special private residence and collection.

OPENING TIMES DURING BERLIN ART WEEK:
28th & 29th September from 3pm – 6pm

or by appointment: [email protected]

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