May 14, 2010 - Art Forum Berlin - Concentration on Quality
May 14, 2010

Concentration on Quality

Concentration on Quality
7 – 10 October 2010

Vernissage: 6 October 2010

From October 6 to October 10, 2010, art forum berlin will take place for the 15th time (vernissage for invited guests on October 6). As in the previous year, the International Art Show in Berlin will thus open the autumn season of the European art exhibitions. Out of more than 300 applications, the international Selection Committee, consisting of Bärbel Grässlin (Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt am Main), Mehdi Chouakri (Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin), José Freire (team gallery, New York), Georg Kargl (Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna), Nicky Verber (Herald St, London), Paolo Zani (ZERO, Milan) has chosen approximately 100 leading galleries from 18 countries which will show art since 1960 in Berlin. (Please find the complete list of the exhibiting galleries at ). For the sector focus, where galleries will exhibit which have not been in existence for more than six years, the two experts Robert Meijer (Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin) and Jocelyn Wolff (Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris) have with their advice assisted the Selection Committee in choosing the young galleries.

The list of participants of the sector galleries will this year be enlarged by numerous new galleries. In addition to international and Berlin galleries which have taken part in art forum berlin last year, the following exhibitors will present themselves for the first time in Berlin: Andersen’s Contemporary (Copenhagen, Berlin), Iragui gallery from Moscow, Kunsthandel Jörg Maaß (Berlin), David Nolan Gallery from New York and Berlin, Galerie Parisa Kind from Frankfurt am Main, Skopia from Geneva, Galerija Škuc from Ljubljana, Galerie Wima Tolksdorf (Frankfurt am Main, Berlin), Galerie Jacky Strenz from Frankfurt am Main, Vintage Galéria from Budapest and Galerie Susanne Zander from Cologne. The magnificent architecture of the light-flooded exhibition halls, built by architect Richard Ermisch in the thirties of the last century, offers the participant galleries an ideal platform for presenting their artists.

New: The sector focus will be integrated into the Ermisch Halls
Upon the request of the participating galleries and in order to further increase the quality of art forum berlin, the Selection Committee and the Show Management have decided to integrate the sector focus for young galleries into the sector galleries in the Ermisch Halls 18 and 20. This reorientation of the concept of the International Art Show has the consequence that the number of participants is concentrated from 130 to approximately 100. With this alteration, not only will the quality of the group of participants be decisively strengthened, but the profile of art forum berlin – concentrating on the latest artistic creations – will be further sharpened.

New concept for the sector focus
The sector focus for galleries which are no older than six years offers a complete novelty: Each gallery admitted by the Selection Committee was authorized to name one further gallery for participation. The new concept permits the young galleries to considerably contribute to the orientation of the sector.

The following galleries will be exhibiting in the sector focus together with the galleries they named:
AMP, Athens
Pianissimo, Milan
Niklas Belenius, Stockholm
Beaver Projects, Copenhagen
Dana Charkasi, Vienna
Kunstagenten, Berlin
Duve, Berlin
Museum 52 London, New York
Klemm’s, Berlin
Ambach & Rice, Seattle
Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin
Norma Mangione, Turin
Kai Middendorff, Frankfurt am Main
Bischoff/Weiss, London
Neon Parc, Melbourne
Utopian Slumps, Melbourne
On Stella Rays, New York
IMO, Copenhagen
PSM, Berlin
James Fuentes, New York
Jette Rudolph, Berlin
Laden für Nichts, Leipzig
Eva Winkeler, Frankfurt am Main, Cologne
MOTInternational, London

berlin talks
Twice every afternoon, leading personalities from the international world of art will discuss topics around collecting and exhibiting art at the berlin talks. The interested public will have the chance to discuss with the speakers and thus receive first-hand information.

40,000 collectors, artists, museum directors, curators and art lovers from all over the world visit art forum berlin each year and 1,700 journalists from 36 countries report on the most recent art offers. At art forum berlin, all the artistic means of expression can be seen and bought: painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, installations, editions, multiples, performances and video art. The prices start at a couple of hundred euros for works by young artists and go up to several hundred thousand euros for significant works by internationally renowned artists. Presentations by cultural institutions and international art magazines complement the exhibition programme.

Guided tours:
Daily guided tours in German and English
Information and bookings: art:berlin, Tel: 030/ 28 09 63 90, Fax: 030/ 28 09 63 91,

Berlin, the City of Art
Over the last 20 years, Berlin has gained a reputation as one of the most innovative culture cities in the world. With its outstanding museums, 200 internationally acting galleries, which provide a rich survey of the contemporary artistic work, the numerous private institutions and collections and, not last, thanks to the large number of artists living and working in Berlin, the city has become Europe’s capital of contemporary art. During art forum berlin, the museums, galleries and private art institutions of Berlin will present a many-facetted programme of high-quality exhibitions. Thus the Hamburger Bahnhof will show Bruce Nauman – Dream Passa-ge, the Akademie der Künste Das Verlangen nach Form – O Desejo da Forma Brasilianische Kunst vom Neokonkretismus bis Brasília 1959-1964, the Berlinische Galerie Nan Goldin.Berlin Work – Fotografien 1984 bis 2009, the Deutsche Guggenheim Being Singular Plural – Moving Images from India. Exclusive receptions and events will be further attractions and meeting points all over the city.

Please also find this press release on the Internet:

Presse contacts:
Messe Berlin:
Michael T. Hofer
Group Press and Public Relations Director

art forum berlin
Press and Public Relations Officer
Susanne Tschenisch
Tel.:+ 4930 3038-2295
Fax: + 4930 3038-2296


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