BERLINER LISTE 2016 · The Ultimate Berlin Art Fair
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September 15th to 18th, 2016 · Kraftwerk Berlin · Köpenicker Straße 70, 10179 Berlin · Opening: September 14th, 2016
The 13th Berliner Liste, the largest Berlin Art Fair, will take place from September 15th to 18th, in one of the most loved industrial locations in the city – Kraftwerk. Berlin’s biggest and longest established art fair showcases affordable, innovative and contemporary artwork. Berliner Liste unites galleries and individual artists under one roof, giving them a wonderful opportunity to exhibit their art and share their visions. Entering the doors of Kraftwerk, visitors will step onto a journey of discovery, where contemporary art meets traditional and classical, where artists have the opportunity to meet potential buyers, make new gallery acquaintances, and enjoy the exciting ambiance. Along with Berlin Art Week, the Berliner Liste, once again, proves that Berlin rightfully has a reputation of the world’s most cutting-edge artistic center, as well as the Berlin’s artist justify their limelight positions.
Spotlight Positions for Young Emerging Artists
The core idea of the Berliner Liste is to make art affordable and exciting. Exhibiting the budget friendly and modestly extravagant artworks, the fair gives visitors a chance to explore, meet artists and go on a journey of discovery. Over the years the fair evolved, grew and developed, but the main idea stayed the same – the mission is to exhibit the latest editions of contemporary paintings, graphic art, illustrations, sculptures, new and classic photography, large-scale pieces and small pocket edition artworks, and to make art affordable again. Berliner Liste has experienced collectors on board, as well as the art students, first-time visitors, critiques, amateurs, and culture thrill seekers. The special convenience of the fair is the location, the vast space perfectly organized and spread across the 4000 sqm, wide enough for comfortable strolling and big enough to host international and local galleries, solo artists, and several project groups.
Did you know: Berliner Liste is the largest art fair in the city
Art Fair to Answer All Art Lover’s Needs
There are four main sections of the fair. Aside from the Gallery and Artist section, there are also Photography and Urban Art sections. The newest addition to the fair, the Urban Art section will play a great part in promoting an open and friendly philosophy of art, where elitism and rigidness do not exist, and where talent mustn’t be disputed based on its origin. Street art entered the galleries big time, and at the 13th edition of Berliner Liste, it will reach the Kraftwerk doors. Since the beginning of street art, the exciting graffiti era of the 70’s, urban art has been escaping the possibility of being defined, it just kept on spreading, from the tagging to lettering, all the way to magnificent murals, political stencils and spray painting. The bare roots of urban art are set in the notion that artist has the freedom of expression that overcomes the society’s definition of art and creativity.
Urban Art · Bringing the Message from the Streets
Defined in the underground, and perfected in the subways, on factory walls, stairwells, bridges, and nonetheless gallery walls, street art has a unique advantage, that it resonates with the common man, the random bystander, the rebel, the explorer, or the experienced collector with a vision. The policy of Berliner Liste is to be as supportive as possible to the new emerging artist, whether they are graffiti masters or art student studying the oil on canvas technique. Berliner Liste has a mission of bringing together the fresh, innovative, young, current and recent art, and not just bring it together, but organize it and display it in a fitting light. Visitors will have the opportunity to take home stencils, drawings collages, silkscreen prints and photographs, and learn about different painting tools, graffiti styles, language and alternative street codes, tagging, and lines. The curator of the Urban Art section is Guillaume Trotin, director of the OPEN WALLS Gallery.
Did you know: During the Berlin Art Week, interested parties can visit Kraftwerk in final search of contemporary art
Make Yourself Visible · Partner up with Sponsors
This will be the 13th time that local and international artists had gathered under the under the patronage of Berliner Liste, it is with great pleasure to present some of the exhibitors who started their career at the fair. There are special programs, made for beginners or the ones who need a creative push, organized as workshops and consulting services with a goal of teaching self-promotion, making idea plans and developing marketing skills. The contemporary methods of promotion and advertising are done via printed flyers, hi-tech gadgets, meetups and psychology seminars, led by Alina Gause and the curator of the Artist section, Dr. Peter Funken. Berlin is the city of more than 7000 prominent active artists, and a countless number of amateurs and novices, who strive to succeed, and deserve an opportunity to meet and connect, share and sell their work, and to have help and support on their path of development.
Did you know: There are four main areas at the fair and many special events
Photography in Focus
This is one of the biggest motives for the organization of the fair, to be able to play an integral part in artistic development and evolvement, in order to make the manifestation evolve itself. The great thing about the consistency of improvement is the recognition, so the fair can grow like it did this year with a fresh new segment, the Urban Art section. The similar instance occurred in 2013, at the 10th edition of Berliner Liste, when the Photography section was introduced. Curated by Stefan Maria Rother, author, and photographer, the Photography section brings the freshest and most interesting gallery and individual works in focus. The city of Berlin is known for great street art, design, fashion, experimental photography, and the renowned galleries that specify in this medium all across the city. Carefully chosen, the exhibited pieces will give the viewer a great pleasure of finding the favorite photo, which they could carry home and enjoy its subject in the new light.
Last year the BERLINER LISTE 2015, with 123 exhibitors from 23 countries included paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic art, photography, installations, light art, video, and performance. This year there will be a special segment of Urban Art Section, which will reflect the lively, authentic and non-elite elements of city life. This exciting new venture will bring curious visitors face to face with graffiti and street art.
Galleries, project groups, and individual artists can apply to exhibit online in the following areas: Gallery Section, Artist Section, Photography Section and the new Urban Art Section. Applications are open now until July 24th, 2016.