FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Einsatzleitung, Foto: Ludger Paffrath     

Berlin Collectors is an initiative by Berlin-based private art collections of contemporary art.

The initiative has its own communal web presence: berlincollectors.com. The website provides an overview of and insight into the various individual collections in Berlin which are open to the general public. The joint initiative is the result of civic engagement and is characteristic of Berlin in that it is open and individual. Which other city gives visitors the opportunity to see this many different private art collections?

The initiative also provides the impetus to stage collaborative events such as the current exhibition at abc art berlin contemporary. At me Collectors Room Berlin, a reference library is accessible all year round to anyone interested in gaining a closer insight into the various collections involved in the Berlin Collectors initiative. Further joint events are planned. 

Participants of Berlin Collectors:

About Change Collection, Sammlung Boros, Sammlung Arthur de Ganay, Sammlung Haubrok / FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Kienzle Art Foundation, Kunstsaele Berlin, me Collectors Room / Olbricht Collection, SAFN Berlin, Salon Dahlmann, Sammlung Christian Schwarm, SØR Rusche Sammlung Oelde/Berlin, Sammlung Springmeier, Sammlung Ivo Wessel, WURLITZER Pied-à-Terre Collection 

News: „Proximities and Desires“, 17.09.-20.09. in the Hall C of abc

On the initiative of Berlin Collectors this year, the exhibition 'Proximities and Desires' will be presented in the adjacent Hall C of abc art berlin contemporary, with works from Berlin based collections. The participants include the About Change Collection, Boros Collection, Feuerle Collection, Haubrok Collection, Julia Stoschek Collection, Olbricht Collection, Salon Dahlmann, WURLITZER Pied-à-Terre Collection, the collection of Dr. Mathias Döpfner, Paul Maenz, Egidio Marzona, Alexander Schröder, Wilhelm and Gaby Schürmann, and Ivo Wessel.

In the exhibition organized by Nikola Dietrich and the abc art berlin contemporary works by the artists Giovanni Anselmo, Bernadette Corporation, Gino de Dominicis, Michael Elmgreen / Ingar Dragset, Kasia Fudakowski, John Knight, Ana Mendieta, Manfred Pernice, Mandla Reuter, Nora Schultz, or Heimo Zobernig will be presented.