February 7, 2010 - Art Forum Berlin - The International Art Show
February 7, 2010

The International Art Show

The International Art Show

Berlin Fairgrounds
Phone +49 30 3038 2076
Fax +49 30 3038 2060
art [​at​] messe-berlin.de

www.art-forum-berlin.com

This year, art forum berlin will take place from Thursday, October 7 to Sunday, October 10 (Opening: Wednesday, October 6) and thus ideally starts the autumn season of the art fairs.

Approximately 40,000 art collectors, museum directors, artists, curators and art lovers from all over the world visit art forum berlin each year. 1,500 media representatives from 43 countries report on the latest offers of the International Art Show. The outstanding architecture of the light-flooded exhibition halls, built by the architect Richard Ermisch in the thirties of the last century, provides the participating galleries with an ideal platform for presenting contemporary art. A top-quality VIP programme in Berlin, the city of art, the centre of contemporary art in Europe, with receptions in museums, visits to private collections and artists’ studios, increases the attraction of art forum berlin for international collectors.

The Selection Committee consisting of Bärbel Grässlin (Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt), Mehdi Chouakri (Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin), José Freire (team gallery, New York), Georg Kargl (Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna), Nicky Verber (Herald St, London) and Paolo Zani (ZERO… Milan) will decide on the admission of the approximately 130 international galleries.

In addition to the previous stand sizes (40, 60 and 80 square metres), art forum berlin 2010 offers for the first time in the sector galleries also stands with an area of 30 square metres for the presentation of a one-person show.

The newly designed sector focus gives young galleries which have been in existence for no more than six years the chance for a favourably priced appearance. As a new feature in 2010, the concept of focus allows for each gallery admitted for the sector to suggest one other gallery. Each of the two galleries will be assigned a stand measuring 25 square metres. In choosing these galleries, the Selection Committee will be assisted by the two experts Robert Meijer (Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin) and Jocelyn Wolff (Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris).

Application deadline for all sectors is February 22, 2010

The presentation of cultural institutions and international art magazines complements the exhibition programme. In the berlin talks Lounge, panel discussions with leading personalities from the international world of art will be organized. Exclusive receptions and events will be further attractions and meeting points. For the duration of art forum berlin, the Berlin museums, galleries and private art institutions will present an attractive programme of interesting exhibitions. Thus the Hamburger Bahnhof will show Bruce Nauman – Dream Passage, the Akademie der Künste Das Verlangen nach Form – O Desejo da Forma Brasilianische Kunst vom Neokonkretismus bis Brasília 1959-1964 and the Berlinische Galerie Nan Goldin.Berlin Work – Fotografien 1984 bis 2009.

For the latest news please visit www.art-forum-berlin.de

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