Art Berlin Contemporary (abc) opened yesterday at STATION Berlin. Riffing on the “not quite an art fair” concept, abc encourages a certain creativity and freedom of interpretation on the ‘booth’ concept to its exhibitors, with an emphasis on showcasing single artist projects. Exhibitors responded well to the open and experimental structure, including a number of site-specific works, and employing sometimes playful mechanisms to engage and attract. Featuring large and small-scale sculptures and installations, hot dog booths, whip-cracking femmes and performances, it’s a fresh change from the conventional art fair format. Below is a selection of images taken from the day.
Pae White, neugerriemschneider
Edition of Pizza boxes (Pizza included). Performance by Jerszy Seymour, Galerie Crone
Performance during the 2 hour slot of artist run space Ohio at Shanynay’s temporary exhibition space in abc’s entrance area
Alex Duve serving Hot Dogs. The cart is part of Mie Olise’s installation
Jens Fänge, Galleri Magnus Karlsson
Kasia Fudakowski, Chert
Björn Braun, Mayer Riegger
William Tucker, Buchmann Galerie
Blog entry by Ally Bisshop, photos by Stefanie Third in Berlin; Friday, Sep. 20, 2013.