During the entire festival week, the free admission outdoor festival centre BAW Garten, this year as a guest at Neue Nationalgalerie, will invite visitors to discover the programme of Berlin Art Week. From 13—17 SEP, art aficionados, and those curious about art will be able to meet. The programme, which will change daily, offers something for everyone: exciting performances, workshops to participate in, or just a place to enjoy a drink to celebrate the start of the evening or a snack during the day. BAW Garten will also provide information on the overall programme of Berlin Art Week as well as the tours of various Berlin neighbourhoods, so that you can set off from here to explore the whole city.

Neue Nationalgalerie, Photo: Saskia Wolf


In collaboration with partners of Berlin Art Week


atelier le balto


More than 50 trees in plant troughs and seating areas are set up along the façade of the Neue Nationalgalerie—a forestation of the exhibition building’s exterior continues into the interior through the reflection of its huge glass front. The artistic installation was created in collaboration with landscape architects atelier le balto—after Berlin Art Week, the trees will be integrated into the ›Baumschule Kulturforum‹ (treenursery Kulturforum) project, which realises an expansion of the Tiergarten in the midst of a stony Kulturforum towards a greener future.

Foto: Ephra


On the weekend, Berlin Art Week in cooperation with Ephra invites you to workshops about the fascinating world of trees. In addition to their stories, you can learn more about their special abilities at BAW Garten

Caique Tizzi, Foto: Angelo Dal Bo


The kitchen, simultaneously an artist’s studio and a laboratory; every day at BAW Garten, artist and chef Caique Tizzi invites all Berlin Art Week visitors to taste his ›Frucht-Ecken‹ (fruit corners). In many cultures, fruit plays a major role in welcoming guests—so this culinary morsel is also a welcome that picks up on the architecture of the location as well as the surrounding garden.

Particular Waters, 2023, Video Still © Su Yu Hsin


In collaboration with various partners from across the city, Berlin Art Week presents a diverse discussion programme on sustainability. Among others, Monopol Magazine in cooperation with the E.ON Foundation, the Gallery Climate Coalition and C/O Berlin will be taking part. Together they will address different perspectives on the future of art and the use of resources. On the weekend, the ›Tête-à-Tête‹ format will bring artists and actors from the festival programme together in intimate conversations.

Motus, Foto: Victoria Tomaschko


Motus, a mobile exhibition space on two wheels, was invented by artist Adrien Missika. Every day during Berlin Art Week, a different artist is invited to perform with Motus in and around the BAW Garten. Among the guests are Saâdane Afif, Jeewi Lee, Kasia Fudakowski, Adrien Missika and Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld as well as Moritz Frei.

Lena Klingelhöfer for Berlin Art Week


For bookworms, art book lovers or anyone who needs a break from the hustle and bustle, the BAW LeseGarten (Reading Garden) is presented in the upper hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie. Together with the partners of Berlin Art Week, a small library of exhibition catalogues, artist’ books and magazines on the festival programme will be presented here, inviting visitors to read and linger.

Lena Klingelhöfer for Berlin Art Week


Mailart to join and get creative. Postcards can be designed at BAW Garten and dropped into the mailbox on site! Those who take part will get a small surprise sent home after the festival week.






Göksu Kunak, Venus, Foto: Jiri Arendt


With ›Perform!‹, the Neue Nationalgalerie presents the second edition of its annual performance festival on the occasion of Berlin Art Week. In its foyer, Yoko Ono’s ›Cut Piece‹ is going to be performed daily by Berlin-based performers. On its terrace, the Neue Nationalgalerie will present a diverse programme with different artists such as Göksu Kunak.

Videoart at Midnight, Babylon Berlin © Knut Klaßen


At BAW Garten, Videoart at Midnight, an initiative that showcases contemporary media art once a month at Babylon Kino, presents a curated video art programme. A carefully selected mix of Berlin artists’ films and films from the Berlin Art Week programme will be shown. Among others, you will see Annika Kahrs, Issac Chong Wai and Sven Johne.


Refuge Worldwide, Foto: Frankie Casillo


What can be better than ending the day with a DJ set on the terrace of the Neue Nationalgalerie? Atmospheric sounds at BAW Garten will be provided by a programme curated by Refuge Worldwide. Refuge Worldwide is not only a radio station, but also an educational platform and community space in Berlin-Neukölln.

Foto: Andreas Rentsch


Daily guided tours in German and English start at BAW Garten and leas on foot along Potsdamer Straße through a variety of galleries all the way to CCA Berlin on Kurfürstenstraße. You can also go on your own AR tour of the Tiergarten, where the exhibition Augmented Reality explores the landscape and architecture of the Tiergarten with works by Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Fabian Knecht, and others. Guided tours are also offered on the weekend.


Potsdamer Straße 50
10785 Berlin

U-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz
S-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz
Bus: Potsdamer Brücke, Potsdamer Platz Bhf / Voßstraße, Kulturforum, Philharmonie

Opening Hours
13—17 SEP
Extended opening hours during Berlin Art Week 2023: Isa Genzken—Neue Nationalgalerie

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