Less than one month left until Berlin Art Week begins! Grab the brightest highlight you can find and mark your calendars: From September 11th until the 16th, the city will be taken over by art events – including fairs, exhibitions and parties. The massive hangar of Tempelhof Airport, once one of the largest buildings in the whole of Europe, will host one of the main events of the week: The eighth edition of Preview Berlin Art Fair. It will be the place to find the freshest trends in the art scene, allowing respected galleries to present to Berlin and the rest of the world their promising artists. Lucky for our readers: berlin-artparasites will provide up-to-the-minute coverage of Preview Berlin and will even have daily ticket-giveaways for our readers to be able to attend the fair!
How to Fit Into the Art Market
Preview Berlin is not only interested in showing well-established artists, this is also a unique opportunity for emerging ones. The transition period between university and a professional career is nowadays hard for most of the people. When it comes to artists, the situation can get even more complicated and achieving artistic independence might take years. Showing particular interest in this issue, Preview Berlin offers an initiative called “Focus Academy,” which allow supcoming artists to gain initial experience in the art market, in addition to attracting the attention of the media to their work or even possible art buyers. Turning to art universities, the event will gather graduates from the best eight German art academies.
Establishing Berlin as an Art Capital
In a huge effort to aggregate energies from different sources and unite different exhibition formats (such as ABC – Art Berlin Contemporary and the main art institutions of Berlin), the first Berlin Art Week is an attempt to set Berlin up as the ultimate and most desired art location. Preview Berlin will be held within the framework of the Art Week, taking a leading role in undertaking Berlin as an art capital, when bringing solidarity to the local art field, while securing international recognition.
Berlin-artparasites will be giving away free tickets for our readers to attend the Preview Berlin Art Fair! Starting tomorrow we will start raffling off tickets and organizing contests. Stay tuned to berlin-artparasites.com for hints to be the first to enter the contest!
- Tempelhof Airport Preview Berlin Art Fair. September 13th – 16th 2012.