Exploring Berlin Art Week with Kids

11-15 September 2019

CULTURE

STATISTA ALLESANDERSPLATZ ©Victoria Tomaschko

STATISTA ALLESANDERSPLATZ ©Victoria Tomaschko

 

Berlin’s annual contemporary art fair starts today. Just some of the highlight: explore the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall on urban development, society and politics at Gropius Bau, C/O Berlin, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and Statista at Alexanderplatz. Also not to be missed are Bettina Pousttchi’s solo show at Berlinische Galerie, Bjorn Melhus at Kindl and Reading Bodies at Haus der Kulturen Welt.

The art fair is also a great place to take the kids. Here we’ve compiled a list of the top things to do with your kids each day of the fair. We suggest stopping by the art supply on your way home as the kids will surely be inspired to make some art of their own!



Wednesday, 11 September

If you’re raising kids in Germany a familiarity with the Bauhaus movement is an absolute must. On the occasion of the movements centennial anniversary, the Original Bauhaus exhibit at Berlinische Galerie contains over 1,000 famous and forgotten Bauhaus artifacts, along with lots of context and backstories. 

Berlin Art Week, 2019, Berlinische Galerie: Bettina Pousttchi  The City

Berlin Art Week, 2019, Berlinische Galerie: Bettina Pousttchi The City



Thursday, 12 September

Robert Frank, considered one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century died just this week. Take this unique opportunity to familiarize your children with some of his early work, taken as he criss-crossed America in the 1950s. Opening of Unseen at C/O Berlin.

Berlin Art Week 2019, C/O Berlin: Dj Keokie, 1991

Berlin Art Week 2019, C/O Berlin: Dj Keokie, 1991


Friday, 13 September

Statista Opening- a former East German government building on Karl Marx Allee is open to the public for the first time. Expect daily workshops, talks, performances and more. Highlight for kids: Dance workshops and hip-hop performance on Friday, 13 September, starting at 14:00

STATISTA ALLESANDERSPLATZ ©Victoria Tomaschko

STATISTA ALLESANDERSPLATZ ©Victoria Tomaschko


Saturday, 14 September

If you haven’t already checked out Kindl Center for Contemporary Art, the opening of Bettina Pousttchi’s exhibit is the perfect opportunity. The former brewery also hosts a cafe and biergarten. 

Berlin Art Week 2019, KINDL Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst: Bjoern Melhus  SUGAR

Berlin Art Week 2019, KINDL Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst: Bjoern Melhus SUGAR



Sunday, 15 September 

The Garden of Earthly Delights at Gropius Bau explores the garden as a metaphor for the state of the world. A two hour family workshop explores the idea of what paradise means to us. 13:00-15:00 in German.

Berlin Art Week 2019, Gropius Bau: José Davila

Berlin Art Week 2019, Gropius Bau: José Davila

 
 
TRAVELshirley Schreyer