As a member of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein you can attend the following exclusive events – please sign up for your desired dates by sending us an e-mail.

Program for Members Winter 2018 – Spring 2019

Studio Visit Alicja Kwade

In her sculptures, installations, and video works, Alicja Kwade (b. in Katowice) repeatedly deals with the relationship between fiction and reality. Her works are formal attempts to explain scientific or philosophical phenomena and shed light on our perception of reality as well as on social conventions. Kwade works with traits of material, modes of representation and expectations associated with them as well as on notions of time and space. In 2008, she was awarded the Piepenbrock Prize for Sculpture; in 2015 she won the Hector Prize of the Kunsthalle Mannheim; in 2017, she presented her work WeltenLinie at the Venice Biennial. In 2018 she presented her series of works “Being...” at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, for which she intensively explored letters from both real and fictional persons. Since 2006, she has been meticulously copying selected documents by hand, over and over again, thus adopting new handwritings. The copies she made in this way were finally given to certified graphologists. The experts carried out a character analysis based on the handwriting and made statements on the personality of the alleged authors, which are recorded in various reports and presented by Kwade together with the copies of the letters. Alicja Kwade’s work is characterized by dealing with different levels of reality and the attempt to make patterns of interpretation, quasi rules and social agreements tangible in the form of sculptural hypotheses. She succeeds in translating philosophical and socio-political questions into formally strong images and in opening up new perspectives through confusion and shifts of perception.
Alicja Kwade opens her studio exclusively for members of n.b.k. and talks to us about selected works, giving us an opportunity to learn more about her way of working as well as past and current projects.

In German language, for more information please see German version of this page.

Participants: 15 persons max.
Venue: announced after registration

April 28, 2019, 3 pm
Gallery Weekend Berlin – Guided Tour

Since its first edition in 2005, The Gallery Weekend has become one of the most exciting events of the Berlin Art Year. With more than 50 participating galleries, the weekend offers a unique insight into the diverse art production in Berlin. As it has become a tradition, we want to undertake a tour visiting selected galleries. We arrange for exclusive guided tours and discussions with gallerists, getting to know important artistic positions.

In German language, for more information please see German version of this page.

Participants: 15 persons max.
Venue: announced after registration

June 21–24, 2019
Four-day Trip to the 58th Venice Biennial

The Biennale di Venezia is considered the undisputed center of contemporary art. Its story dates back to the year 1893, when the City Council of Venice decided to establish an surveying exhibition of Italian art with biennial rhythm. The first edition of the show took place in 1895 and was a great public success. Since then, the Venice Biennial quickly expanded and today over 28 countries present current artistic positions in their national pavilions.
Ralph Rugoff is the curator of the Venice Biennale 2019. Born in New York, he has been director of the Hayward Gallery in London for eleven years and has already been responsible for the Lyon Art Biennial. Commenting on his plans for Venice, he explains: "At a time when the digital dissemination of counterfeit messages and 'alternative facts' is degrading the political discourse and trust on which it depends, we should pause whenever possible to reconsider our task. [...] The 58th Venice Biennale is designed to inspire its audience to an enhanced experience of the deep commitment, absorption and creative learning that art makes possible."
As part of a 4-day group tour, we visit the 58th Venice Biennial and explore the special art venues of the lagoon city - not only on the Biennale di Venezia site.

The offer includes:
- round trip flight Berlin-Tegel - Venice with EasyJet in Economy Class, incl. all fees and 1 checked bag up to 15 kg (with surcharge up to 23 kg)
- boat transfer on arrival and departure: Darsena Airport Airport - Hotel
- 3 nights in the Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, Venice
- 3 x Italian breakfast
- city tax Venice
- public transport (vaporetti) in Venice (72h ticket)
- walking tour of the city on the first day with local German speaking tour guide
- visits and entrance fees: Biennale (1 x Giardini, 1 x Arsenale), Frari Church, Church of San Zaccaria, Santa
Maria Assunta and Santa Fosca
- extensive information material for the 58th Venice Biennial
- meetings and talks with participants of the Venice Biennial
- cxcursion to the island of Torcello incl. lunch

Participants: 10-20 persons
Costs: 1,185.- Euro p. p. in a double room ; 1,245.- Euro p. P. in a single room (max. 5 available), plus travel cancellation insurance if applicable

The journey will only take place if a minimum number of participants is reached. Detailed information on the trip and the payment methods will be sent to you after registration.

For the trip to the 58th Venice Biennial, please register until November 5, 2018

The dates and events of the program for members in the second half of 2019 will be announced in May 2019.

n.b.k. offers individual, joint and companion memberships as well as a reduced annual fee for pupils, students, trainees, pensioners and unemployees.

Please find more information on the possibilities of a n.b.k. membership here.

Archive / Past events of the members program of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (selection):

Curator’s Tour: Raphaela Vogel at Berlinische Galerie
Studio Visit Christian Falsnaes
Guided Tour with the Artists Thomas Scheibitz and Kathrin Sonntag at KINDL
Visit to the Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin

Visit to the Berlin Biennal incl. a greeting by Gabriele Horn and a guided tour
Special tour of the German Bundesrat
Guided tour Gallery Weekend Berlin
Exhibition tour and talk with recipients of the Berlin Senate work stipends in the visual arts
Visit to the Feuerle Collection incl. guided tour
Guided tour through the Preis der Nationalgalerie exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof
Studiovisit Elmgreen & Dragset
Talk with the curators at n.b.k. on the occasion of the
Harun Farocki Retrospektive
Guided Tour at Savvy Contemporary
Berlin Art Week: Guided tour of Monica Bonvicini’s exhibition at Berlinische Galerie
Participation in a rehearsal of Alexandra Pirici’s project
Aggregate and artist talk
Members journey to
documenta 14
Guided tour Performing Arts Festival Berlin
Studio visit Andreas Greiner
Exclusive screening
Mleeta by Sandra Schäfer & Artist Talk
Guided tour of Kulturquartier silent green incl. a visit to the archives of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art
Studio visit Nasan Tur
Studio visit Rosa Barba
Berlin Art Week: Guided tour of the art fair abc – art berlin contemporary
Guided tour of selected venues of Project Space Festival Berlin
Rundgang Universität der Künste Berlin
Visit and guided tour Salon Dahlmann
Studio visit Christine Fenzl
Studio visit Dirk Bell
Visit to the exhibition
Wohnungsfrage at Haus der Kulturen der Welt incl. a guided tour by the curators
Artist talk with Mariana Castillo Deball at Galerie Barbara Wien
Curators talk with René Block and Marius Babias
Studio visit Olafur Eliasson
Berlin Art Week: Guided tour of selected project spaces
Journey to the Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen & Museum Folkwang, Essen
Visit and guided tour at Sammlung Haubrok / Fahrbereitschaft, Berlin-Lichtenberg
Offspaces tour: Neukölln
Studio visit Adrian Lohmüller, talk with the curator Frank Wagner
Visit to the performance, film, and art project
Galaxy Khmer by Michael Laub / Remote Control Productions in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Phare Ponleu Selpak Association, and BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen