BERLINER LISTE · The discovery Art Fair
Save the Date | September 15th to 17th, 2017 | Opening September 14th, 2017 | Postbahnhof Berlin
The 14th BERLINER LISTE, the largest Berlin Art Fair, will take place in September, from 15th to 17th 2017, at one of the most important historic venues in the city – Postbahnhof. Berlin’s biggest art fair with the longest tradition 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 – last year, we hosted 112 exhibitors from 25 countries. Entering the doors of our fair, more than 10.000 visitors embarked upon a journey of discovery, where contemporary art meets the traditional and the classical, where artists have the opportunity to meet potential buyers, make new gallery connections, and enjoy the exciting ambiance. Along with the Berlin Art Week, the Berliner Liste, once again, proves that Berlin rightfully has a reputation of the world’s most progressive artistic center, while Berlin’s artists continue to justify their limelight positions.
Spotlight Positions for Young Emerging Artists
The main goal of the BERLINER LISTE is to make art affordable and exciting. Exhibiting the budget friendly and subtly extravagant artworks, the fairs give visitors a chance to explore, meet artists and go on a journey of discovery. Over the years the fairs evolved, grew and developed, but the main concept has never changed – our mission is to exhibit the latest pieces of contemporary painting, graphic art, illustration, sculpture, new and classical photography, large-scale artwork and small pocket-size editions, and to make art affordable again. BERLINER LISTE is proud to have experienced collectors on board, and to welcome art students from any creative field, first-time visitors, critics, amateurs, and culture thrill seekers.
Did you know: BERLINER LISTE is the largest art fair in the city
Art Fair to Answer All Art Lover’s Needs
Three main sections of the BERLINER LISTE include individually curated segments dedicated to Contemporary Fine Art, Photography and Urban Art. As the latest addition to the fair, the Urban Art Section plays an important role in promoting an open and friendly philosophy of art, where elitism and rigidity do not exist, and where talent mustn’t be disputed based on its origin. Already a regular resident of many art galleries, Street Art will return to the next edition of the BERLINER LISTE. Since the exciting graffiti era of the 70’s, street art has been defined and redefined repeatedly, still without a viable solution. Meanwhile, the style evolved continuously, from the tagging to lettering, all the way to large-scale murals, political stencils and spray painting. Inherently tied to the cities, street art is at the foundation of the Urban Art movement, a movement that propagates the ultimate freedom of expression, overcoming the society’s definitions of art and creativity. At the same time, Contemporary Fine Art and Photography sections will present the freshest expressions and works in the scene, pertaining to various contexts and cultures.
Urban Art · Bringing the Message from the Streets
Born in the underground, street art grew up on the subway trains, on factory walls, across stairways, bridges, finally climbing the gallery walls. Perhaps the most democratic of all art movements, street art is unique in the manner in which it communicates with the viewer, whether they may be an ordinary man, a rebel, an explorer or an experienced art collector. Urban Art Section brings together a mix of emerging and experienced artists, groups of connoisseurs and novices and once again demonstrate the importance of this often neglected contemporary art movement. Shining the light onto many different techniques and approaches, curator of the section, director of the OPEN WALLS Gallery, Guillaume Trotin will make a representative selection of the style for the Discover Art Fair rooms. Including both legends of the street scene and new names from the block, the message of the street will echo throughout the fair, encouraging the visitors to add a stencil, collage, drawing, silkscreen or a photograph to their collection.
Did you know: During the Berlin Art Week, collectors can visit Postbahnhof in final search of contemporary art
Make Yourself Visible · Partner up with Sponsors
The year 2017 has already welcomed the fourth edition of the KÖLNER LISTE, while the 14th chapter of the BERLINER LISTE in September is approaching. As the fair for discovery, the event serves as a catalyst helping emerging artists enter the field and accelerate their international careers. BERLINER LISTE prepares and presents special programs designed for either newcomers to the art scene and those who need help and a creative push in form of workshops and consulting. Our professional team comes to aid sharing lessons and experiences in self-promotion, ideas and planning and marketing skills. Only in Berlin, there are more than 7000 prominent active artists and countless number of those who strive to succeed. We are here to provide support and opportunity to those artists, opening new ways of communication and helping them expand their personal networks and markets. Happy to be a stepping stone on their path of development, BERLINER LISTE invites all the interested creatives to join our seminar program, specially curated for each fair edition.
Did you know: There are three main areas at the fair and many special events
Photography in Focus
Introduced in 2013 with the 10th edition of the BERLINER LISTE, the Photography Section has proven to be one of the most dynamic and most popular segments of the Berlin’s favorite art fair. It represented one of the cornerstones of the fair’s evolution, clearing the path for the Urban Art Section to be introduced in 2016.
Curated by an acclaimed author and photographer, Stefan Maria Rother, the Photography Section brings the most recent achievements in photography to the exhibition, presented both within the individual artists’ booths and gallery stands. Inspired by Berlin and Cologne, the two cities brimming with art, design, fashion and artistic experiments, the section will gather round artists and galleries that best represent the national and international practices in the medium. Carefully selected, the pieces on show will give the observers a special insight into different modes of photography, hopefully inspiring them to discover a piece that suits their collection the best.
Last year the BERLINER LISTE 2016, with 112 exhibitors from 25 countries, included paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic art, photography, installations, light art, video, and performance. We also introduced a special segment of Urban Art Section, which reflected the lively, authentic and non-elite elements of city life. This exciting new venture introduced another type of art to the market and it brought visitors face to face with graffiti and street art.