Highlights: The most important art exhibitions 2021

Highlights: The most important art exhibitions 2021

Contemporary art, photography and old masters: The exhibition year 2021 once again offers some highlights from all fields of art.

Yayoi Kusama (2)

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Exhibition Highlights 2021

Chiharu Shiota: I hope
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Chiharu Shiota: I hope

12 January to 21 March 2021

The installation "I hope" by the Japanese installation and performance artist Chiharu Shiota in Berlin's König Galerie invites visitors to participate. more

Berlin Global
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Berlin Global

16 January to 31 August 2021

Interactive city stories at a historical location: The exhibition "Berlin Global" in the Berlin Humboldt Forum illustrates the mutual influences of Berlin and the world. more

Yayoi Kusama (1)
© Yayoi Kusama; Collection of Ota Fine Arts

Yayoi Kusama

19 March to 01 August 2021

Yayoi Kusama is the superstar of contemporary art in Japan. In 2021, the Gropius Bau dedicates the first comprehensive retrospective in Germany to the artist. more

Pablo Picasso - Les Femmes d’Alger (2)
© Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Harry Bréjat

Pablo Picasso. Les Femmes d’Alger

07 May - 08 August 2021

The Berggruen Museum is showing a series of fifteen oil paintings by Picasso in response to the famous portrayal of Eugène Delacroix's «The Women of Algiers». more

Alicja Kwade (1)
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Alicja Kwade: In Abwesenheit

Postponed to 2021

Alicja Kwade's installations in the exhibition «In Abwesenheit» («In Absence») transform constructions into models for the perception of time, space and matter. more

Helmut Newton. One Hundred
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Helmut Newton. One Hundred

June 04, 2021 to January 23, 2022

To mark the 100th birthday of the master photographer, the exhibition "Helmut Newton. One Hundred" at the Museum of Photography focuses on Newton's fashion photography, including numerous previously unknown or forgotten motifs. more

The Cool and the Cold. Malerei aus den USA und der UdSSR 1960–1990 (1)
© Foto: Anne Gold

The Cool and the Cold

September 17, 2021 to January 09, 2022

The exhibition «The Cool and the Cold» in Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau critically examines American Pop Art and art from the Soviet Union. more

Wiedereröffnung der Neuen Nationalgalerie: Alexander Calder
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Alexander Calder. Minimal / Maximal

15 August 2021 until 13 February 2022

The Neue Nationalgalerie is celebrating its grand reopening with an exhibition by the US American sculptor Alexander Calder specially conceived for the glass hall. more

Surrealismus und Magie: Verzauberte Moderne
© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity

October 02, 2021 to January 16, 2022

The Barberini exhibition "Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernism" deals with the Surrealists' interest in magic, myth and esotericism. more

Iran. Kunst und Kultur aus fünf Jahrtausende
© The Sarikhani Collection, Foto: H.-D. Beyer

Iran. 5.000 Years of Art and Culture

30 October 2021 to 20 February 2022

The exhibits, many of which have never been shown before, illustrate the outstanding importance of Iran as a driving force for intercultural exchange and provide insights into the art of the courts and urban elites. more

Eduardo Paolozzi
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Current exhibitions

See the best museum, art and photography exhibitions in Berlin's top museums, galleries and event venues. more

Source: Berlin.de

| Last edited: 2. March 2021