The BERLINER LISTE 2014 has enjoyed another successful year, welcoming nearly 11,000 visitors in five days. 112 exhibitors from 24 different countries presented over 300 artists in total at Berlin’s longest established and biggest fair for contemporary art. Once again, art critic Dr Peter Funken took on the role of curator, ensuring a certain quality in the selected emerging art.
The traditional mix of galleries, project groups and artists brought art alive for international visitors to discover promising new talents and programmes in the light-flooded, historic Postbahnhof ambience.
The spectrum of art encompassed contemporary painting, sculpture, illustration and graphic work as well as installations, video art and performance. For the second year running, the Photography Section impressed with its special focus on photography, a particularly significant medium in Berlin over the last century.
The BERLINER LISTE is a satellite of the Berlin Art Week, presenting emerging artists and galleries whose work is (still) at affordable prices. Who knows which of them will become tomorrow’s big stars?
The BERLINER LISTE is an independent exhibition with a democratic understanding of art, offering work for the more modest budget.
The positive press reviews of the 11th BERLINER LISTE and its curator Dr. Peter Funken confirm the fair has established a reputable position on Berlin’s art scene, bringing above all international galleries and artists to the German capital. This was also evident at the new sister show, the KÖLNER LISTE KÖLNER LISTE held in April 2014 at The New Yorker | DOCK.ONE in Cologne.
“The BERLINER LISTE is an essential component of Berlin’s arty autumn and should not be left off the list of art fairs to visit this weekend”.
“The BERLINER LISTE is an ‘unplugged’ art exhibition, without stuffy academic filtering. Anyone looking for true art discoveries really should drop into the MUMA power station in Berlin Mitte.”
Kunstzeitung 2012, September
“In its 9th year, satellite exhibition the Berliner Liste proves this time to be less brash and indeed mature enough for acceptance into the circle of art week fairs.”
Berliner Zeitung, 2012/09/15
“The show is a serious, confidently colourful exhibition which avoids arrogance. Of course, here as anywhere else there are some not so excellent works and anomalies – but above all, there is truly convincing art.”
“The 9th annual Berliner Liste satellite fair has proven its maturity. Event organisers have used the historic 7000 sqm space exhaustively. Under the new directorship, 124 exhibitors from 26 countries are offered a stage to sell their art, with a focus on Berlin works.”
Frankfurter Rundschau online, 2012/09/12