Record results with excellent sales and a fantastic attendance of more than 41,000 visitors confirmed ART FORUM BERLIN as Germany’s No. 1 fair for contemporary art.
ART FORUM BERLIN has the pleasure to invite you to its 12th edition, starting Europe’s autumn art season in late September. The fair, the catalyst of Berlin’s vibrant art scene, will take place from 28 September (opening) to 3 October, 2007. Showcasing the most dynamic and captivating art of today, ART FORUM BERLIN offers its audience the latest works of celebrated international stars as well as an abundance of new talents. Set in the most beautiful art fair venue around, the spacious daylight halls 18 to 20 of the Berlin Fairgrounds, ART FORUM BERLIN 2007 offers ideal conditions with its trendsetting hallmarks: Extraordinary stand concepts, exclusive artists' conceived lounges and the AFB Talks, addressing vital questions of contemporary art.
For the fourth time, ART FORUM BERLIN will feature a special exhibition, this year curated by Ami Barak, Artistic Director of the Art Department of the City of Paris and former President of the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators (IKT). His exhibition HOUSE TRIP focuses on the intimate relationship between art, architecture and design resulting from a growing artistic interest in modernism and investigates the blurring boundaries between private and public. The exhibition will include works by 40 artists on view at the special exhibition hall 11, directly adjacent to the regular alphabetical galleries’ circuit, in which 120 international galleries present a concise and engaging overview of their artists’ latest production.
Art lovers are invited to join special programs starting already in the evening of 27 September, 2007 with the award ceremony and exhibition of the Prize of the National Gallery for Young Art with the short listed candidates Jeanne Faust, Ceal Floyer, Damian Ortega and Tino Sehgal at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art Berlin, followed on the 28th by the Preview of ART FORUM BERLIN and on the 29th by the opening of the Roman Signer solo show at Hamburger Bahnhof’s Rieck Halls.
Additionally, this year’s schedule contains many attractions with exhibitions, exclusive openings, parties and special events. Amongst others will be on view: the blockbuster show 19th Century French Masterpieces from the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York at the Neue Nationalgalerie, a major retrospective of Brice Marden at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art Berlin and Henry Moore and Landscape at Haus am Waldsee. Deutsche Guggenheim hosts new works by American artist Phoebe Washburn, Berlinische Galerie presents the group show Neue Heimat with 20 international artists who made Berlin their new home. Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien explores the FLUXUS networks of Central and Eastern Europe and presents a solo show of Adriana Molder while KW Institute for Contemporary Art showcases the much anticipated group exhibition Political Minimalism curated by Klaus Biesenbach as well a s the second international exhibition of Susanne Pfeffer, KW’s newly appointed curator.
All of this makes ART FORUM BERLIN 2007 once again a prominent and essential international event in early autumn for collectors, curators and lovers of contemporary art.
Official Website: http://www.art-forum-berlin.com/
Added by Berlinista.com on January 25, 2007