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    Preview Berlin Art Fair

    Airport Berlin Tempelhof Hangar2 Columbiadamm 10, Berlin

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    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists


    The in 2005 established art fair, has been held since 2007 in the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport, where the historical hangars are characterised by a generously-sized room layout. For the fifth edition in 2009, the fair moved into the singular main hall of Tempelhof Airport. Under the title LESS REGRESS / MORE CONGRESS, it developed a progressive art fair concept in the form of a curated exhibition without a classic fair construction, which was enthusiastically taken up by the media and the general public. Some 10,000 visitors over the course of three days made the PREVIEW BERLIN the “hub of the Berlin’s autumn fair season“(Der Tagesspiegel).

    In 2010, the PREVIEW BERLIN once again presented an ambitious stand concept that reflected the wide-ranging experiences of the previous years: a combination of large-scale white cube exhibition booths and open spaces for expansive installations and performative works. A central lounge provided a meeting place for the over 12.000 visitors while also serving as an event venue for the multifaceted supporting programme, which consisted of tours, dinners, receptions and discussions. Another new programme feature was the focus on galleries and art spaces from Eastern Europe. The auspicious result: a flood of galleries from these nations applied for inclusion in 2011.

    Joint projects are realised annually in the context of collaboration with Swab in Barcelona. In 2011, for example, Hanno Millesi and Ralf Schmitt conducted a performative reading on the Plaça de Catalunya. A cooperative project between Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv and PREVIEW BERLIN was also inaugurated in 2011, including a trip to Berlin for Israeli curators and collectors, a panel discussion with the respective directors of the partner fairs and the VIDEO ART BOX by Fresh Paint in the art fair’s central exhibition area in Hangar2. The Tel Aviv art fair presented the German premieres of video works by Israeli artists here.

    With FOCUS ACADEMY, the PREVIEW BERLIN has addressed art universities and their graduates since 2009 in a new format. The objective is to establish this format as a separate event from 2013 onwards within the framework of the BERLIN ART WEEK.

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