September 9, 2009 - Art Forum Berlin - 2009
September 9, 2009


September 24–September 27, 2009

Vernissage September 23, 2009

Fairgrounds Berlin
Phone +49 30 3038 2076
Fax +49 30 3038 2060
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Sector plein air and berlin talks

New: Sector plein air
art forum berlin initiates the sector plein air for the presentation of sculptures and installations in the exterior space. The plein air platform gives the interested visitors of the International Art Show an insight into what leading contemporary artists understand by art in the public space: Robert Barry (Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg, Beirut), Dora Garcia, (Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam), Michael Kienzer (Galerie Elisabeth und Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck), Thomas Kiesewetter (Wentrup, Berlin), Meuser (Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt on the Main), Wilhelm Mundt (Galerie Buchmann, Berlin), Ernesto Neto (Elba Benítez Gallery, Madrid), Claus Richter (Galerie Eva Winkeler, Frankfurt on the Main), Gerwald Rockenschaub (Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin and Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna), Erik von Lieshout (Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp)

berlin talks
Daily from Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thursday, September 24
4 p.m. Does urban space need art?
Susanne Küper (art historian, Berlin), Jochen Volz (Artistic Director Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil), Zhang Wei (Director Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, Beijing)
In cooperation with art berlin contemporary – drafts establishing future. public art projects for urban space

Artist Talk
5.30 p.m. Gerwald Rockenschaub (artist, Berlin) in conversation with Hans-Jürgen Hafner (curator, Berlin).

8 p.m Does Berlin need a Kunsthalle?
Personalities from the Berlin and the international art and cultural scene discuss the project of a Berlin Kunsthalle. Klaus Biesenbach (Chef Curator Museum of Modern Art, New York) Thomas Eller (artist and former executive director of the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin), Olafur Elliason (artist, Berlin), Florian Schmidt (Spokesperson of the initiative Berliner Kunsthalle, sociologist, Berlin), Klaus Wowereit (Mayor of the City of Berlin)
In cooperation with the Hamburger Bahnhof.
Venue: Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Invalidenstrasse 50 – 51, Berlin

Friday, September 25
Collectors’ Panel
4 p.m. Collecting art in Berlin
Erika Hoffmann (collector, Berlin), Heike Catherina Mertens (Board member Kultur, Schering Stiftung, Berlin), Christiane zu Salm (collector, Berlin), Christian Boros (collector, Wuppertal and Berlin), Thomas Köhler (Berlinische Galerie, Deputy Director, Head of Collections and Programme Planning) and Ivo Wessel (collector, Berlin)
Host: Christiane Hoffmans (Welt am Sonntag, Kultur und Kunstmarkt, Düsseldorf).

Artist Talk
5.30 p.m. What makes the difference? Why Berlin and not Paris? Why Paris and not Berlin? Damien Deroubaix (artist, French, lives and works in Berlin), Nicolas Moulin (artist, French, lives and works in Berlin), Jan Kopp (artist, German, lives and works in Paris), Veit Stratmann (artist, German, lives and works in Paris)
Host: Valerie Smith (Head of Department Fine Arts, Films and Media, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin).

Saturday, September 26
4 p.m. The Hungarian Art Scene
About the current art scene in Hungary, discussants Anna Bagyo (Art Consultant, Budapest), Margit Valkó (owner Kisterem Gallery, Budapest), Zsolt Somlói (collector, Budapest), Barnabás Bencsik (Director Ludwig Museum, Budapest), Zsolt Petrányi (Director Kunsthalle Mücsarnok, Budapest), Balázs Kicsiny (artist, Budapest)
Host: Gábor Ébli (Associate Professor, Institute for Theo¬retical Studies Moholy-Nagy University for Art and Design Campus, Budapest).

Artist Talk
5.30 p.m. The Oracle and Snöfrid
Stories about the Oracle, The Fruit and Flower Deli, Snöfrid, the Keeper and Kunsthalle Athena, in an open conversation about spiritual journeys in the arts, about piracy, hijacking, and about the ideological grounds of new practices and models of operating within and outside the commercial art scenes. Rodrigo Mallea Lira (dealer, the Keeper of Fruit and Flower Deli)
Ylva Ogland (artist, created the Oracle, is the earthly mirror twin sister of Snöfrid)
Host: Marina Fokidis (curator and writer, founder of Kunsthalle Athena).

Sunday, September 27
4 p.m. Young galleries in the international art market
How to build up a brand? How important are art fairs for young galleries? Do new ways exist to make the gallery and its artists known to the public? How do young galleries hold their own against the established galleries? These and other issues will be discussed by young gallery owners participating in the sector focus. Sylvia Kouvali (owner Gallery Rodeo, Istanbul), Tatjana Pieters (owner Tatjana Pieters / Onetwenty Gent), Elizabeth Díaz Soto (owner EDS Galería, Mexico City), Sassa Trülzsch (owner Galerie Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin), Eva Winkeler (owner Galerie Eva Winkeler, Frankfurt on the Main)
Host: Abaseh Mirvali (Cultural and public policy projects producer, Mexico-City).

Artist Talk
5.30 p.m. John Bock (artist, Berlin) and Prinz Gholam (Wolfgang Prinz, Michel Gholam, artists, Berlin) in conversation with Franz Erhard Walther (artist, Halstenbek).

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