The countdown has started. In four weeks, the eighth abc art berlin contemporary will open their doors at Station Berlin at Gleisdreieck. More than 100 galleries from over 17 countries are presenting individual positions in contemporary art, ranging from established artists to emerging newcomers. The abc is accompanied by a top-level program. Save the date.

Photo: Marco Funke


16 September – abc gallery night

On Wednesday evening prior to abc, all participating Berlin galleries will open their exhibitions in their local gallery spaces. The whole list with the participating galleries and artists can you find here.

17 September – Opening

The official Opening of this year’s abc art berlin contemporary takes place on Thursday afternoon at Station Berlin. The beginning is at 4 pm by invitation only and public from 6 pm. In the courtyard Bite Club will present a selection of street food during the runtime of the abc. For the opening, Grill Royal will provide again the BBQ.

18 / 19 September – Talking Galleries

At 11 am on Friday and Saturday morning, Talking Galleries will host their panel discussions at abc in collaboration with Berlin Art Week. There is no cover charge for attending these first-rate talks and they will be in english at Hall 8.

18 September | The Added Value of Working Alongside a Gallery

Moderated by Chris Dercon, 11.00 to 12.30 am


19 September | How to Grow with your Artists: Different Gallery Models

Moderated by Chuz Martínez, 11.00 to 12.30 am


17 / 18 / 19 / 20 September – Proximities and Desires


This year, the exhibition “Proximities and Desires” will be presented in the adjacent Hall C of abc, with works from Berlin based collections. The participants include: the Aboutchange Collection, Egidio Marzona, Sammlung Boros, Sammlung Haubrok, me Collectors Room, Sammlung Schürmann, Paul Maenz and Mathias Döpfner, as well as other collections. In the exhibition – organized by Nikola Dietrich – works by artists such as Nora Schultz, Manfred Pernice, Heimo Zobernig, Elmgreen / Dragset, John Knight and Ana Mendieta will be presented.