April 25, 2009 - Art Forum Berlin - The International Art Show
April 25, 2009

The International Art Show

The International Art Show

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


From 24 to 27 September 2009, art forum berlin will take place for the 14th time (Vernissage for invited guests on 23 September). With this, the International Art Show in Berlin once more in an ideal way starts the autumn season of the European art fairs. Out of more than 300 applications, the international Selection Committee has chosen about 130 leading galleries from 20 countries. (Please find the complete list of the exhibiting galleries at www.art-forum-berlin.de)

40,000 collectors, artists, museum directors, curators and art lovers from all over the world each September visit the International Art Show and 1,700 journalists from 36 countries report on the goods fresh from the market. At art forum berlin, all artistic means of expression can be seen and bought: painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, installations; editions, multiples, performances and video art.

The sectors galleries and focus
With the decision of the Show Management to open the sector galleries for a number of galleries which present art since 1960, it has been possible to strengthen the international art show with regard to content and to make it more varied, more attractive and more interesting for the visitors. Furthermore, this year’s art forum berlin is characterized by the return or the first-time participation of leading Berlin galleries as well as important galleries from the rest of Germany and abroad. This decisively raised the quality of the sectors galleries and focus. From Berlin, among others, the following galleries will take part: Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie, carlier | gebauer, Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie Kamm, Martin Klosterfelde Galerie, Galerie Johann König, neugerriemschneider, Galerie Nordenhake, Esther Schipper, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Lüttgenmeijer, Sommer & Kohl, Galerie Barbara Thumm and Galerie Barbara Weiss. These galleries will also be coming to Berlin: from Hamburg, Galerie Vera Munro; from Düsseldorf, Galerie Hans Mayer; from Dresden, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann; from Frankfurt Bärbel Grässlin, from Munich, Barbara Gross Galerie and from Karlsruhe/Berlin Meyer Riegger.

From the USA, the following galleries will enlarge this year’s group of participants: from New York, Team Gallery, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Edlin Gallery, Gallery I-20, Moeller Fine Art and from Miami, Fredric Snitzer Gallery. New exhibitors from Austria are Grita Insam Galerie, Galerie Christine König, Galerie Krinzinger, Galerie Krobath, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan as well as Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska; from Switzerland, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Galerie Mark Müller, Galerie Gisèle Linder and Galerie Haas; from Great Britain, Herald St, Alison Jacques Gallery, Max Wigram Gallery; from France, Daniel Templon; Jocelyn Wolff as well as schleicher + lange; from Belgium, Xavier Hufkens, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen; from Spain, Galería Elba Benitez, Heinrich Ehrhardt and ProjecteSD; from Italy, Galleria Zero, Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Artericambi and Pianissimo; from Turkey, Galerist and Rodeo Gallery; from the Netherlands, Slewe Galerie and West; from Mexico, EDS Galería; from Hungary, Kisterem and from Lithuania, Tulips & Roses.

Sector plein air
art forum berlin this year initiates the sector plein air. It is an ideal platform for the presentation of installations and sculptures outdoors. The sector plein air is located in the spacious summer garden behind the Palais am Funkturm and is thus directly linked with the exhibition halls. Ten projects by internationally known artists will be shown there.

berlin talks
At the berlin talks, from 24 September to 27 September, always twice in the afternoon, renowned personalities from the international art world will discuss topics around the collecting and exhibiting of art. The interested public will be able to have discussions with the speakers and thereby receive first-hand information.

Art exhibitions taking place parallel to art forum berlin
During art forum berlin, the museums, galleries and private cultural institutions in Berlin present a varied programme of high-quality exhibitions. Thus the Neue Nationalgalerie will show Thomas Demand and Die Sammlung Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch: Schwerpunkt Surrealismus, the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, the exhibition Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst 2009: Keren Cytter, Omer Fast, Annette Kelm und Danh Vo, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Ceal Floyer and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 20 JAHRE–HAPPENINGS, an exhibition curated by Rirkrit Tiravanija. Exclusive receptions and events will be additional attractions and meeting points all over the city.

Simultaneously with art forum berlin, on the initiative of leading Berlin galleries the exhibition abc with the title def – drafts establishing future – will take place in the Akademie der Künste. This exhibition shows models, drawings, sketches, installations and videos of art projects which are specifically created for the public space in Berlin.

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

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