Berlin Art Week…are you ready?

This week, art-lovers of Berlin will be welcoming the beginning of a very busy autumn and coming out en-mass for some fantastic fairs and events that are offered as part of opening week of Berlin’s 2011 Kunstherbst. To get you into the same frenzied excitement that we’re feeling here at Berlin Art Link, we’ve put together the definitive guide to all the major happenings around town.

Besides being present at all of the exhibits, Berlin Art Link will be hanging out at Preview Berlin. Whether you‘re wondering where to go next, want to find out more about us and our services, or just simply want to say “hello” and share your Berlin Art Week experiences, we’ll be there.

During open hours of Preview Berlin (September 9 – 11), we will have a live Twitter feed from our media forum at Preview Berlin. We invite all of you to send us your discoveries of the week through photographs, testimonials and/or videos. We will also be posting live updates and answering all of your questions via Facebook, Twitter, and email (blog@berlinartlink.com). Follow Berlin_Art_Link and we’ll see you there!

abc ART BERLIN CONTEMPORARY
Despite only being founded four years ago, abc (art berlin contemporary) has an esteemed reputation as a new independent, hybrid exhibition format, between curated show and gallery event. This year abc art berlin contemporary will address the topic of painting displaying work from 125 of Berlin’s leading galleries and artists.

This year’s abc focuses on painting- as possibility, not as ideology. Here, ‘about painting’ will survey contemporary painting practices, presenting not only works on paper or canvas, but also videos, photographs and sculptures that deal with the classical medium. The combination of critical and confident use of paint is a defining feature of a wide variety of current artistic practices that deal with pictures either on the wall or in space.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
LOCATION: Station-Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6 via Schöneberger Str, 10963 Berlin, U1/U2 Gleisdreieck (see map)

HOURS: Opens Wednesday, 07 September, 18.00 -21.00
Then, Thursday 08- Saturday 10 September, 12.00 – 21.00, Sunday 11 September, 12.00 – 19.00

PRICE:
8€ (reduced 6€ / family ticket 15€ / under 12’s free)

OFFICIAL ABC WEBSITE:

www.artberlincontemporary.com

PREVIEW BERLIN
For it’s 7th year, Preview Berlin: The Emerging Art Fair will be offering young national and international galleries and project spaces the opportunity to present works by a new generation of emerging artists to a public made up of collectors, specialists and art enthusiasts.

Held in the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Preview Berlin has developed a progressive and ambitious art fair concept in the form of a curated exhibition without the classic fair construction. After last year’s white cube exhibition booths, central meeting lounge, and wide open spaces for installations and performances, it will be a point of interest to see how the directors will present the fair in this expansive and impressive space. PREVIEW BERLIN will also be offering tours and workshops for children.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
LOCATION:
Airport Berlin Tempelhof, Hangar2, Columbiadamm 10, Berlin, U6 Platz der Luftbrücke (see map)

HOURS:
Opens Thursday, 08 September, 16.00
Then, Friday 09- Sunday 11 September, 13.00 – 20.00

PRICE: 10€ (reduced 6€) Free admission at the opening

OFFICIAL PREVIEW BERLIN WEBSITE:

www.previewberlin.com

BERLINER LISTE
The 8th edition of BERLINER LISTE promises more than 100 international galleries, projects and artists presenting their most innovative and promising works and covering a broad spectrum ranging from contemporary sculpture, painting, drawing to installation, video art, performance and photography.

What sets BERLINER LISTE apart is the fact that the fair also presents exhibitors who exclusively show photography, having expanded its previously successful photography section again and again over the past years. Also of note is that the fair takes place in different locations each year, filling abandoned places with new life and artistic discovery.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

LOCATION:
TRAFO, Köpenicker Straße 70,10179 Berlin-Mitte, U8 Heirich-Heine-Straße (see map)

HOURS:
Opens Wednesday, 07 September, 18.00 -23.00
Then, Thursday 08- Saturday 10 September, 13.00 – 21.00, Sunday 11 September, 13.00 – 19.00

PRICE:
13€ incl. catalogue (reduced 10€)

OFFICIAL BERLINER LISTE WEBSITE:

www.berliner-liste.org

BERLINER KUNSTSALON

The BERLINER KUNSTSALON is concerned not only with the desire to sell, but also in creating inspirational dialogue between artists, art educators and art lovers, thus attracting an educated public that is open to new movements and setting trends.

Their avant-garde angle aims to present young and unknown contemporary artists, setting them to rise into the professional market, which could prove useful to new or emerging collectors and curators. For the first time, Berliner Kunstsalon will be awarding the BERLINER BOESNER KUNSTSALON Audience Award. Visitors are involved in the decision-making process, selecting an exceptional artist for the prize and further engaging with young contemporary art.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

LOCATION:
Uferhallen, Uferstr. 8, 13357 Berlin, U8 Pankstraße (see map)

HOURS:
Opens Tuesday, 06 September, 17.00
Then, Wednesday 07- Saturday 10 September, 14.00 – 22.00, Sunday 11 September, 12.00 – 20.00

PRICE:
5€ (reduced 3€) Free admission at the opening and at award ceremony, Sunday 18.00

MORE INFORMATION:

www.berlinerkunstsalon.de

FITAX1500- TRADE ART FOR ART

Grimmuseum is once again teaming up with Tupajumi Foundation to organize the second FITAX1500 in Berlin, offering an alternative way of wheeling and dealing art during the artfair week. The goal of the event is the direct exchange of art works between collectors and artists without any intermediate medium.

The use of money is completely prohibited in this event, so you don’t have to spend a penny!

GENERAL INFORMATION:

LOCATION:
Fichte Strasse 2, 10967 Berlin, U7 Südstern (see map)

HOURS:
Opens Thursday, 08 September, 19.00- 23.00
Then, Friday 09- Saturday 10 September, 14.00- 19.00
TRADE ART FOR ART: Sunday 11 September, 17.00- 22.00

PRICE:
Free

OFFICIAL FITAX1500 WEBSITE:

www.tupajumi.com/fitaxberlin

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Blog entry by Samantha Manton in Berlin; Monday, September 05, 2011.


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