June 5, 2005 - Art Forum Berlin - Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
June 5, 2005

Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Overall stand installation by Slawomir Elsner integrating works by gallery artists at Johnen & Schöttle, Awarded Prize for Best Gallery Stand at AFB 2004, © David Brandt 

ART FORUM BERLIN 2005
The International Fair for Contemporary Art 
29 September - 3 October, 2005
Opening: 28 September, 2005

www.art-forum-berlin.com

ART FORUM BERLIN – The International Fair for Contemporary Art opens the autumn season in late September this year. Now for the third time, it will be held in its ideal setting, the elegant daylight halls 18-20 of Berlin’s Exhibition Grounds, providing art lovers, curators, artists, collectors and critics from around the globe with a captivating overview of new tendencies in the current art production. New this year on the occasion of its 10th anniversary: ART FORUM BERLIN opens a new space for first time participants with tailor-made concepts in the category of Freestyle Stands next to its special exhibition.

Over 120 galleries and fine art editors from 23 countries will show a high-quality selection of new work by their represented artists. Participating exhibitors come from Europe, Israel, North- and Latin America as well as Australia. With its concise selection of galleries, the tenth ART FORUM BERLIN promises to be a particularly fascinating new edition, that surprises with its freshness and actuality.
Galleries: Adamski, Aachen \ Akinci, Amsterdam \ Alimentation Generale, Luxembourg \ Helga de Alvear, Madrid \ Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen \ Anhava, Helsinki \ Architektur Galerie Berlin, Berlin \ Arndt & Partner, Berlin \ art agents, Hamburg \ Artfinder, Hamburg \ Asbaek, Copenhagen \ AT, Poznan \ baer, Dresden \ Baró Cruz, Sao Paulo \ Guido W. Baudach, Berlin \ Juergen Becker, Hamburg \ Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/M. \ Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen \ Bleich-Rossi, Graz \ Ellen de Bruijne, Amsterdam \ Bugdahn und Kaimer, Duesseldorf \ carlier I gebauer, Berlin \ Chelouche, Tel Aviv \ Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin \ CONTEMPORARY FINE ARTS, Berlin \ Michael Cosar, Duesseldorf \ Crone, Berlin \ Erika Deák, Budapest \ Volker Diehl, Berlin \ Dina4 Projekte, Munich \ Doerrie*Priess, Hamburg \ Anselm Dreher, Berlin \ Dvir, Tel Aviv \ Eigen Art, Berlin/Leipzig \ ESPAI 2nou2, Barcelona \ de Expeditie, Amsterdam \ Fiebach & Minninger, Cologne \ Finesilver, San Antonio \ Frank, Paris \ FRED, London \ Frehrking Wiesehoefer, Cologne \ Gasser & Grunert, New York \ van Gelder, Amsterdam \ Goff Rosenthal, New York \ Grimm I Rosenfeld, Munich \ Karin Guenther/Nina Borgmann, Hamburg \ Kavi Gupta, Chicago \ Habana, Havana \ Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne \ Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart \ Haunch of Venison, London \ Kai Hilgemann, Berlin \ Heinz Holtmann, Cologne \ I-20, New York \ IBID Projects, Vilnius/London \ Johnen, Berlin \ Judin, Zurich \ Galleri K, Oslo \ Kamm, Berlin \ Georg Kargl, Vienna \ KICKEN BERLIN, Berlin \ kleindienst, Leipzig \ Martin Klosterfelde, Berlin \ Sabine Knust, Munich \ Kuckei Kuckei, Berlin \ KUTTNER SIEBERT, Berlin \ La Casona, Havana \ Stella Lohaus, Antwerp \ Christine Mayer, Munich \ Mirko Mayer, Cologne \ MC, Los Angeles \ Urs Meile/CAAW, Luzern/Beijing \ Nina Menocal, Mexico City \ Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe \ Milliken, Stockholm \ MKgalerie.nl, Rotterdam \ The leisure club Mogadishni, Valby \ muellerdechiara, Berlin \ Christian Nagel, Berlin/Cologne \ NEU, Berlin \ Noga, Tel Aviv \ Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin \ ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES, Berlin/Beijing \ Peres Projects, Los Angeles \ Perugi, Padova \ David Pestorius, Brisbane \ Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana \ Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Hamburg \ Jesco von Puttkamer, Berlin \ Markus Richter, Berlin \ David Risley, London \ Roebling Hall, New York \ Ronmandos, Rotterdam \ Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg/Paris \ Jette Rudolph, Berlin \ Ruzicska, Salzburg \ Schmela, Duesseldorf \ Thomas Schulte, Berlin \ Michael Schultz, Berlin \ Senda, Barcelona \ Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg/Beirut \ Sies Hoeke, Duesseldorf \ Soelvberget, Stavanger \ Spielhaus Morrison, Berlin \ Springer & Winckler, Berlin \ Taik, Helsinki \ Tanit, Munich \ Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt am Main \ Barbara Thumm, Berlin \ Upstream, Amsterdam \ Vanguardia, Bilbao \ Vilma Gold, London \ VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam \ Ursula Walbroel, Duesseldorf \ Klara Wallner, Berlin \ wandergalerie, Munich \ Gitte Weise, Sydney/Berlin \ Barbara Weiss, Berlin \ Brigitte Weiss, Zurich \ Jan Wentrup, Berlin \ Johann Widauer, Innsbruck \ Barbara Wien, Berlin \ Jan Winkelmann, Berlin \ Wohnmaschine, Berlin \ Jocelyn Wolff, Paris \ Thomas Zander, Cologne \ Zderzak, Krakow \ Zwinger, Berlin
Fine Art editions: Borch Jensen, Berlin \ hatje cantz verlag/kunstquartal, Ostfildern \ Knaus, Mannheim \ MULTIPLE BOX, Hamburg \ Photography now, Berlin \ TEXTE ZUR KUNST, Berlin
Temporary Import DAAD, Bethanien et al. ART FORUM BERLINs special exhibition and will be curated by Susanne Titz, Director of Museum Abteiberg in Moenchengladbach. This year the show focuses on foreign artists, who have come to Berlin as artists-in-residence in the past ten years. About 40 protagonists working in all media will give a poignant overview of the powerful qualities artists from abroad imported to Berlin. In a 2,000 square meters generous daylight hall, adjacent to the galleries halls, last years prize winner Simon Dybbroe Møller conceived a space concept, exclusively for ART FORUM BERLINs special exhibition. After the success of last years Made in Berlin curated by Zdenek Felix, the new show “Temporary Import DAAD, Bethanien et al.” again reflects on the incredible richness of Berlins art scene and will feature mostly newly created works, perfect for new acquisitions.
Participating Artists: Nader Ahriman \ William Anastasi \ Ronald de Bloeme \ Matthew Brannon \ Martin Boyce \ Filipa César \ David Claerbout \ Clegg & Guttmann \ Pascal Danz \ Jimmie Durham \ Alexander Gutke \ Ab van Hanegem \ Susan Hiller \ Thomas Hirschhorn \ Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven \ Erwin Kneihsl \ Takehito Koganezawa \ Germaine Koh \ Sigalit Landau \ Lucas Lenglet \ Erik van Lieshout \ Robert Lucander \ Rita McBride \ Joel Morrison \ Jean-Luc Moulène \ Christian-Philipp Mueller \ João Penalva \ Pavel Pepperstein \ Glen Rubsamen \ Vittorio Santoro \ Yehudit Sasportas \ Markus Schinwald \ Ann-Sofi Sidén \ Nedko Solakov \ Catherine Sullivan \ Vincent Tavenne \ Mathilde Ter Heijne \ Mette Tronvoll \ Stephen Waddell \ Paola Yacoub & Michel Lassere \ Qin Yufen et al.

Twice daily the ART FORUM BERLIN Talks 2005 panels will engage their audience in lively discussions with renowned artists, curators, collectors and scientists from across the globe. Topics include Europe United – Lithuania, Art and Science, The Future of Photography V, In between Cultures and, – in cooperation with e-flux and 4th berlin biennial for contemporary art Biennials?
Highlights: Robert Storr, designated Artistic Director of 52nd Venice Biennale 2007 will be discussing with colleagues Massimiliano Gioni (4th berlin biennial 2006), Jack Persekian ( 7th Sharjah Biennial 2005) as well as Anton Vidokle (Co-curator 6th Manifesta 2006 in Nicosia) and Osvaldo Sanchez (In Site, Tijuana/San Diego). Shirin Neshat, Mario Rizzi and others will investigate the particularities of wandering between cultures, while Harun Farocki and others will speak about art and science on the occasion of the Einstein Year 2005. Other panelists include Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director of European Kunsthalle Cologne, Jan-Erik Lundstroem, Curator 1st Photography Festival Berlin and Katherina Sieverding.

The indispensable ART FORUM BERLIN catalogue provides practical information and image material on all fair exhibitors. As a catalogue within the catalogue” it will also feature an 80 pages special on the exhibition, Temporary Import DAAD, Bethanien et al. with colour illustrations on all artists and texts by appointed curator Susanne Titz as well as DAAD Artist Program Director Friedrich Meschede and Christoph Tannert, Director of Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien. The catalogue will be released in early September and can be ordered directly through ART FORUM BERLIN.

ART FORUM BERLIN 2005 is accompanied by an exciting exhibition program packed with highlights: Parallel to the fair, the second exhibition of the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, one of Europes largest private collections for modern and contemporary art, will be presented at the Rieck Halls of Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin. Additionally, there will be solo exhibitions by Shirin Neshat at Hamburger Bahnhof and Katharina Sieverding at KW Berlin. Douglas Gordon curates at Deutsche Guggenheim, the House of World Cultures will present Spaces and Shadows with contemporary positions from South East Asia and Focus Istanbul at the Martin-Gropius-Bau introduces 50 contemporaries looking into the city at the Bosporus. Absolute classics will be featured as well with the exhibitions Goya- Prophet of Modernity at Alte Nationalgalerie and Pablo the private Picasso at Neue Nationalgalerie. Together with ART FORUM BERLIN this program offers a unbeatable start into the autumn season.

ART FORUM BERLIN 2005 – The International Fair for Contemporary Art – will take place for the tenth time from September 29th October 3rd, 2005 at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, preview on Wednesday, September 28th, 2005.

For further information please go to www.art-forum-berlin.com or contact:

ART FORUM BERLIN 2005
The International Fair
for Contemporary Art

info@art-forum-berlin.com
Ph: 49 – 30 – 3038 1834
Fax: 49 – 30 – 3038 1830

maier@messe-berlin.de
Ph: 49 – 30 – 3038 1836
Fax: 49 – 30 – 3038 1838

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