Private Collection

Safn Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Address

  • 16 Levetzowstrasse
  • Berlin
  • Berlin
  • 10555
  • Germany

Opening times

Friday + Saturday 1-5 pm

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Safn (Icelandic for: collection) is the private collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir. From the early 1960s, when they started collecting art works, they were interested in both Icelandic and international art which followed a conceptual and/or minimalistic approach. In 1987 Arason founded his first exhibition space in Reykjavík, to which he invited artists to create works in situ. Since 2007 Arason and Róbertsdóttir run their space Safn in Reykjavik, exhibiting art works from the collection. Since March 2014, Safn Berlin serves as a new platform for both Icelandic and international artists and aims to introduce the collection to a broader audience. 

Safn consists of more than 1200 art works, including pieces by Carl Andre, Birgir Andresson, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Stanley Brouwn, Alan Charlton, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Flavin, Seal Floyer, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Hamish Fulton, Franz Graf, Katharina Grosse, Kristjan Gudmundsson, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Roni Horn, Alan Johnston, Donald Judd, Ilya Kabakov, Ragnar Kjartansson, Richard Long, Sara Lucas, Max Neuhaus, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Dieter Roth, Karin Sander, Roman Signer, Richard Tuttle, Günter Umberg, Gillian Wearing, Lawrence Weiner, and others.

Exhibiting Artists