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)

© Yayoi Kusama

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Exhibition Highlights 2021

Berlin Global
© Alexander Schippel

Berlin Global

From 20 July 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

23 April until 15 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: In Abwesenheit
© Roman März

Alicja Kwade: In Abwesenheit

18 September 2021 until April 2022

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

Magicum Berlin
© Ciro Marchetti

Magicum, Berlin Magic Museum - unique, interactive, magical!

Gods, angels, magicians, alchemists, sorcery and illusions - the mysterious world of the inexplicable. Make water dance, discover magical thinking, play the game of illusions, leave logic at our doorstep, come in and delve into the world of magic and fascinating alternate realities and and and… more

Helmut Newton. One Hundred
© Helmut Newton Estate

Helmut Newton. Legacy

31 October 2021 until 22 May 2022

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

Paul Gauguin: Why so angry?
© Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Paul Gauguin - Why are you angry?

25 March to 10 July 2022

Longing for exoticism and eroticism: "Why are you angry?" shows works by Gauguin that were created on the South Sea island of Tahiti and juxtaposes them with positions of contemporary artists. 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
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Zentralarchiv / Reinhard Friedrich

Alexander Calder. Minimal / Maximal

22 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

22 October 2022 until 29 January 2023

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

Interactive exhibitions

Cofo Entertainment (2)
© Cofo Entertainment

The Mystery of Banksy – A Genius Mind

The exhibition shows over 100 works by the world-famous street art superstar Bansky. For years, he has not only challenged the boundaries of the art market, but above all has caused a worldwide sensation with his works. Yet his true identity always remains a secret. more

Cofo Entertainment (10)
© Cofo Entertainment

Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience

9 April - 29 August 2021

At «Van Gogh - The Immersive Experience» masterful art meets state-of-the-art technology. The exhibition features an unprecedented multimedia spectacle that presents the world-famous works of the Dutch painter in an extraordinary way. more

Finished exhibitions

Chiharu Shiota: I hope
© dpa

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

Yayoi Kusama (1)
© dpa

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: 31. May 2021