Art Tour: Contemporary East Berlin

Contemporary East Berlin
€279.00 for a private tour

Unlock Berlin through the Arts

We turn trips into masterpieces.

Designed for world explorers, we grant access to Berlin’s vibrant art scene, visit unique creative spaces, and meet the creators and personalities behind them. Sip champagne with the city’s most promising emerging artistic talent and get an exclusive presentation of original artworks and special editions behind studio doors.

Our creative guides unlock and unpack the distinct local character, architecture, and histories of Berlin’s most dynamic neighborhoods: Kreuzberg, Mitte, and the New Creative East.

Photography means the art of sketching with light.

Robin Resch

Art Tour Description

On this art tour we will delve into the new and thrilling art scene of contemporary East Berlin and explore its creative evolution since the fall of the Wall. Ever-evolving and decidedly off-beat, Berlin’s East End is a work in progress. Walking amidst famous eastern architecture we'll breath in the area’s history as we witness this up-and-coming district’s recent transformation from an industrial wasteland to an edgy, highly artistic neighborhood. We will explore the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, a historic complex that formerly housed the East German Ministry of Transportation, which has since been transformed into one of Berlin’s most exciting spaces of artistic and creative production. Here we will experience one of Germany’s most important private contemporary art collections first-hand and visit a cutting-edge artist’s studio, where we will learn about contemporary fine art photography, while reflecting on Berlin’s diverse architecture, rich history, and unique creative spaces. 

Why the Creative East?

A melting pot of diverse cultures, distinct architecture, and hidden, but vibrant artistic production, Berlin’s East Side is gritty, gutsy, and rough around the edges. If Berlin’s Central District and West End are the stewards of the city’s rich historical heritage, the East tends decidedly to its future evolution, cultivating the development of a future identity still in the process of evolving. It’s no wonder some of the city’s most pioneering artistic avant-garde and creative talents heads to the East. Here reclaimed factories and former soviet blocks are being transformed and repurposed into dynamic creative labs for the city’s burgeoning contemporary art scene, which in turn is doing its part to reinvigorate and redefine former East Berlin’s cultural and social landscape from scratch. 

Area We’ll Visit

Starting our journey in the former German Democratic Republic district of Berlin-Mitte we’ll visit the VOLKSBÜHNE, one of Germany’s most established theatres notorious for it's innovative and outlandish theater productions. From there we will head to a leading contemporary art gallery, where we will get an in-depth look at works of art from a gallerist’s perspective. Next, we’ll head to the creative space of a leading European art magazine, where we’ll get a critical take on Berlin’s contemporary art scene. From there we’ll move on to the HAUS DER STATISTIK, an institution dedicated to putting the GDR into historical context. Here we will also learn about Berlin’s newest art collectives and numerous grassroots cultural projects. After that we will hop on one of Berlin’s famous trams to dive deeper into the city’s East End. Along the way we will explore some of the East’s most iconic cultural institutions, including the city’s beloved Vietnamese markets. Then we’ll head to the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, which houses the esteemed HAUBROK ART COLLECTION, as well as a bevy of artists’ studios and visionary, artist-run companies. Here we’ll visit and learn about each of these creative spaces, sip champagne, and meet the pioneering forces behind this up-and-coming district. Digging into the area’s past, we’ll witness its ongoing evolution in real-time, while teasing out its future trajectory.

Reviews

We had a fantastic time meeting a couple of artists and visiting their studios.
A great way to explore the art world in Berlin. Lori K. - San Francisco, USA

Had a really nice day doing the art tour, we had a great guide with many insights into the scene in Berlin :) recommend it. Eugene V. - Berlin, Germany

Absolutely the best way I have ever seen to tour contemporary art while in a foreign city. Wonderful way to meet like-minded souls from all over the world. Leader ties it all together perfectly. Piece-de-resistance is going on studio visit. So worth it - what value! Lisa E. - San Francisco, USA

Really innovative approach to art featuring great artists - they make art fun and interactive! Susi K. - Berlin, Germany

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Contemporary Photography

  • access to unique artistic photographies
  • personal day with your private creative guide
  • studio viewing at emerging talent
  • drinks & private transport included
Berlin
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
15:00 - 19:00

€259.00