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PREVIEW BERLIN – The Emerging Art Fair 2011

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Following the turbulent developments of Berlin’s art fair landscape in 2011, and even in its proverbial “perilous” seventh year, PREVIEW BERLIN – The Emerging Art Fair is looking forward to an internationally oriented group of exhibitors that follow the “emerging” principle, promising an exciting art fair for all those seeking new discoveries in the contemporary art scene.

From September 9 to 11, an upcoming generation of galleries and project spaces from 15 nations will present the most ambitious positions of their programmes in Hangar2 of the former Tempelhof Airport. In addition to the 61 exhibitor concepts, the runway has been cleared for two new projects this year. With VIDEO ART BOX by Fresh Paint and FOCUS ACADEMY, the focus of the exhibition discourse has been placed squarely on the interface between art production and the art market.

VIDEO ART BOX by Fresh Paint

VIDEO ART BOX by Fresh Paint presents contemporary video art from Israel and marks the beginning of a partnership between PREVIEW BERLIN and FRESH PAINT Tel Aviv – two art fairs that have dedicated themselves to emerging art. The programme presents video art that has never been shown in Germany before, and provides insights into a wide-ranging and internationally acclaimed Israeli video art scene with its characteristic evocative and low budget works.

In a panel discussion between the directors of the PREVIEW BERLIN and FRESH PAINT, the potential for cooperation between the two art fairs, the similarities and differences of the event concepts and their effects on each local art scene will be debated.

The project has been conceived and realised in cooperation with schir – art concepts, Berlin.

FOCUS ACADEMY

With FOCUS ACADEMY, PREVIEW BERLIN is turning toward art academies and their students in a new format. Developed from the enhancement of PREVIEW BERLIN’s art fair concept, FOCUS ACADEMY centres directly on students at the moment of their transition from training to artistic independence, leading to a platform for a new generation of young and promising artists who present their work for the first time to a broad public.

In 2011, this concept, which pushes the new artistic generation to the next level – in line with PREVIEW BERLIN’s profile as an interface between artists and the art market – will be expanded for the first time to include several universities. In its next editions, PREVIEW BERLIN will develop a platform in which the art university students and exhibition spaces will be able to compare their state of production, education and mediation with that of other art academies. This platform will also enable them to make new contacts or refresh existing cooperations.

The PREVIEW BERLIN 2011 includes work by students of the Bauhaus University in Weimar, the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg presented at the stands of marke.6, Umtrieb – Galerie für aktuelle Kunst and MyVisit.to.

THE EXHIBITORS

AUSTRIA: KRO ART GALLERY, Vienna. BRITAIN: EB&Flow, London. Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London. DENMARK: Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen. KANT Gallery, Esbjerg. ME Contemporary, Copenhagen. FRANCE: Galerie Ilka Bree, Bordeaux. GERMANY: ART aspects, Berlin. ARTARY Galerie, Stuttgart. galerie baer, Dresden. Berlin Art Projects, Berlin. Galerie Deschler, Berlin. Galerie Robert Drees, Hanover. E105, Berlin. Galerie Glass, Berlin. Gloria Berlin, Berlin. Galerie Hartwich Rügen, Ostseebad Sellin. Galerie Hunchentoot, Berlin. Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin. Kunsthaus Erfurt, Erfurt. LÄKEMÄKER, Berlin. Laura Mars Grp., Berlin. Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin. Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main. loop – raum für aktuelle kunst, Berlin. marke.6, Weimar. galerie maurer, Frankfurt am Main. Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin. Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin/Munich. Morgen Contemporary, Berlin. Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin. MünsterArt, Münster. MyVisit.to, Berlin. galerie oqbo | raum für bild wort und ton, Berlin. Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, Berlin. PRIVATE VIEW by Maja Skerbot, Berlin. Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Titu Maiorescu, Berlin. Scotty Enterprises, Berlin. Semjon Contemporary, Berlin. SMUDAJESCHECK, Ulm. Stedefreund, Berlin. Galerie T 40, Dusseldorf. Umtrieb – Galerie für aktuelle Kunst, Kiel. Galerie Villa Köppe, Berlin. WAGNER + PARTNER, Berlin. Wendt+Friedmann, Berlin. WHITECONCEPTS by Nicole F. Loeser, Berlin. WOLFSTAEDTER, Frankfurt am Main. zanderkasten, Dresden. HUNGARY: Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest. ISRAEL: Tavi Art Gallery, Tel Aviv. VideoArtBox by Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv. LATVIA: Maksla XO Gallery, Riga. NETHERLANDS: Galerie Bart, Amsterdam. NORWAY: Galleri Maria Veie, Oslo. POLAND: Program Art Gallery, Warsaw. STARTER Gallery, Warsaw. ROMANIA: Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest. SLOVENIA: Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana. SPAIN: 3 Punts Galeria, Barcelona. SWITZERLAND: ALPINEUM PRODUZENTENGALERIE, Lucerne. WIDMER+THEODORIDIS contemporary, Zurich.

LOCATION
Berlin Tempelhof Airport
Hangar2
Columbiadamm 10
12101 Berlin | Germany

OPENING HOURS
Friday, September 9, to Sunday, September 11, 2011
1 – 8 p.m. daily

PROFESSIONAL PREVIEW (by invitation only)
Thursday, September 8, 2011, 2–6 p.m.

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, September 8, 2011, from 6 p.m.
Admission to the opening is free.

TICKETS
Day ticket € 10
reduced € 6
Groups of 5 people or more € 6 per person

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