At the start of the autumn season for European art fairs some 130 of the leading galleries from the world’s main art centres will be presenting their stars and their newcomers in Berlin.
This year, the art forum berlin presents several innovations. Thus, for the first time, in the sector galleries, in addition to galleries for contemporary art, a series of galleries will be admitted which present art since 1960. With this expansion of the exhibition offers – without detracting from the main emphasis on contemporary art – the International Art Show will become more varied and even more attractive and interesting for the visitors.
The sector focus allows young galleries – in existence for less than 5 years – an appearance which will attract a lot of attention. Furthermore, the International Art Show will introduce the sector plein air for the presentation of installations and sculptures in the attractive summer garden at the Palais am Funkturm. The presentation of cultural institutions and international art magazines rounds off the exhibition programme. Additionally, panel discussions with leading experts from the international art world are organized.
During art forum berlin, the Berlin museums, galleries and private art institutions will offer a varied programme of outstanding exhibitions. Thus the New National Gallery will present Die Sammlung Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch: Schwerpunkt Surrealismus and Thomas Demand, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, the exhibition Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst 2009: Keren Cytter, Omer Fast, Annette Kelm und Danh Vo and Deutsche Guggenheim the thematic exhibition Utopia Matters.
At the same time as art forum berlin, upon the initiative of Berlin galleries there will be the abc exhibition with the title def – drafts establishing future. This exhibition will show models, drawings, sketches, installations and videos of art projects specifically created for the public space in Berlin. Exclusive receptions and events will be further attractions and meeting points all over the city.
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