New at this year’s contemporary art fair: Urban Art and Japanese Sections
Berlin, August 11th, 2016
The BERLINER LISTE is Berlin’s biggest and most international art fair, showcasing the work of 112 galleries, project groups and artists from 25 countries on five continents. The opening night kicks off at 6pm on September 14th, with the fair open to public visitors from September 15th to 18th. The Kraftwerk Berlin hosts the exhibition for the fifth time, presenting emerging contemporary art across three impressive levels and 8000 sqm. of space.
Almost half of all exhibitors are from outside Germany, such as the Kalashnikovv Gallery from South Africa, the Australian artist Martin George and South Korea’s Art&Space 312 gallery. A particular highlight is the modern, upcycled sculptures fashioned from disused hoisting rope by Taiwanese artist Kang Mu-Xian. The Apollo Art Gallery brings likewise inspiration from Taiwan.
The Japanese Young Artist Group (JYAG) exhibition, curated by artist Rin Terada, will bring together 113 contemporary Japanese artists for the first such collection on German soil. JYAG is a representative cross-section of modern Japanese art, including traditional painting techniques like Washi (hand-made paper), work with mineral colours and gold/silver leaf, Manga-style neo-pop pieces, minimalism, digital art, photography and figurative and abstract objects. The winner of the Terade Prize (worth 8500€) will be selected by the Berliner Liste curator team and announced on September 16th at 6 pm.
Following a successful launch at the KÖLNER LISTE 2016, the Urban Art Section is to debut in Berlin, curated by gallery owner and street art aficionado Guillaume Trotin. Bringing graffiti and street art from concrete urban walls into the Berliner Liste, visitors are invited into dialogue with this living, authentic and non-elite art form. Now in its fourth year, the Photography Section has established itself as an international platform for photographers with an eye for the extraordinary. Berlin photographer, author and lecturer Stefan Maria Rother has curated the selection, focusing on galleries and artists specialising in photo art.
This year, the KÖLNER and BERLINER LISTE are delighted to announce a partnership with Absolut Vodka. This brand has been closely associated with the art world for decades, the iconic bottles having inspired the likes of Keith Haring and Andy Warhol. The Absolut Art Bar is part of the brand’s international art funding and engagement – and will be a pop up element of this year’s fair for the first time, designed by a young artist.
The BERLINER LISTE will be held from September 15th to 18th, 2016.
Location: Kraftwerk Berlin, Köpenicker Straße 70, 10179 Berlin Mitte
Opening: Wednesday, September 14. September from 6pm, Party in Tresor from 10 pm
Press conference: Wednesday, September 14th. September at 1 pm
Entrance: Day ticket 13 €, concessions 9 €, both including brochure.
List of exhibitors at the BERLINER LISTE 2016:
Adgang Forbudt (Denmark), Apollo Art Gallery (Taiwan), artfein Gallery (Germany), Art&Space 312 (Republik Korea), Assembly Gallery (Poland), brauckmann-art (The Netherlands), Bueffelfish – contemporary fine arts gallery (Germany), Cell63 artgallery (Germany), coGALERIE (Germany), Die Schröder-Galerie (Germany), DUB Gallery (Czech Republic), Galerie Achtzig (Germany), Galerie Böhner (Germany), Galerie Hofkabinett (Austria), Galerie Kunst am Gendarmenmarkt (Germany), Galerie Nummer 40 (The Netherlands), Gallery Rembrandt (The Netherlands), Galerie Rosemarie Bassi (Germany), Galleria Unique (Italy), German Pop Art Galerie (Germany), Kalashnikovv Gallery (South Africa), Kunstverein Artinnovation (Austria), la galería de guadalajara (Spain), londonprintstudio (United Kingdom), Mario Bermel & 24 Beaubourg (Germany/France), Neodent Gallery (Czech Republic), Pine Wood Fine Art (Germany), RAWW (Romania), Studio GR (Italy/USA), Systema Gallery (Japan), Teehausgalerie Potsdam (Germany), Verein Berliner Künstler (Germany), Wolfram Völcker Fine Art (Germany)
Philipp Artus (Germany), Jürgen Bartenschlager (Germany), Johann Camut | Dagmar Friedrich (Germany), Anabell Ganske (Germany), Petula Girndt (Germany), Julius Gnoth (Germany), Adam Goodison (United Kingdom), Andrea Gregori (Germany), Andrey Kezzyn (Russia), Jan Künzler (Germany), Robert Laatz (Germany), Daniela Paulus (Germany), Sandvoort Gallery (The Netherlands), SET – school of entertainment and technology (Germany), Cecilia Zawadzki (Germany)
Margarete Adler (Germany), Kerstin Arnold (Germany), Artemidis (Germany), Artem-Reich (Switzerland), Daniela Baumann (Germany), Markus J. Becker (Germany), Urs Bumke (Germany), Luigi Caiffa (Germany), Collectors Club (Germany), Annuska Dal Mazo (Finland), Antar Dayal (USA), Marie-Lou Desmeules (Spain), Dimitri Dimitriadès / Eoésis (France), Astrid Echle (Germany), Kaja el Attar (Germany), Panos Famelis (Greece), Hans Galliker (Switzerland), Evgeny Gegouzin (Israel), Martin George (Australia), Pavel Guliaev (Russia), Christof Hartmann (Germany), Jason Haufe (Australia), Jürgen Haupt (Spain), Gabriele Heynold (Germany), Jeanet Hönig (Switzerland), Isterika (Germany), Anna Käse (Germany), Hyun Ok Kim (Germany), Thomas Koch (Germany), Doris Kollmann (Germany), Ivan Kostolov (Germany), Hans W. Krämer (Germany), Xavier Krilyk (Germany), Evdokia Kulikova (Germany), Sonja Lefevre-Burgdorf (Germany), Lilau (Germany), Medienwerkstatt Berlin (Germany), Alina Melnikova (Spain), Sol Michiels (Belgium), Kang Mu-Xiang (Taiwan), Alexandru Nestor (Romania), Laurent Nurisso (France), Stefan Pietsch (Germany), Marion Pohl (Germany), Edvardas Racevicius (Germany), Hamacher und Reichert (Germany), Freddy Reitz (Germany), Andrea Schöning (Germany), EunJung Seo-Zimmermann (Germany), Giorgi Shengelia (The Netherlands), Henriette Simon (Germany), Carl Smith Art (Germany), Stale Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Anja Struck (Germany), Studio Claudia Fauth (Germany), Jaya Suberg | Georg Wachberg (Germany), Baback Tscharandabi (Germany), Tobias Twilling (Germany), Urban Art Cologne by Unikat 5 (Germany), Sandra van der Meulen (The Netherlands), Visuman (Germany), Ayis Zita (Greece)
Urban Art Section
Hendrik Czakainski (Germany), Doppeldenk (Germany), Lodown Magazine (Germany), Thomas Marecki (Germany), Open Walls Gallery (Germany), OX (France), Jordan Seiler (USA), Serigraffeur (Germany), Urban Spree Galerie (Germany), Widewalls (Switzerland)