Art Forum Berlin 2003 in October

The International Fair for Contemporary Art Art Forum Berlin 2003 will be on view from October 1 to October 5, 2003. Art Forum Berlin, The International Fair for Contemporary Art, will take place this year from October 1st through the 5th in Europe’s most exciting and eagerly visited cultural capital. The Professional Preview and Vernissage will be held on Tuesday, September 30th. Presenting visitors with a captivating overview of new tendencies in current art production, Art Forum Berlin continues to draw increasingly higher numbers of art-lovers, collectors, curators and critics to Berlin each consecutive year. The city’s ongoing evolution into a outstanding art metropolis further pro-vides an incomparably enriching artistic back-drop for this most daring of international art fairs.

For the first time since its founding in 1996, Art Forum Berlin will now be presented in the airy daylight halls 18 to 20 at the Berlin Fairgrounds, allowing for an even more appealing ambiance and underscoring Art Forum Berlin as a clear and lively platform for the presentation and trade of contemporary art. The fair will feature 99 galleries from 24 coun-tries showing work spanning the entire range of artistic mediums. Video, along with photography, painting, sculpture and installation will be represented. In 2003, the proportion of exhibitors from countries other than Germany remains steadily at 55%, substantiating the unbroken interest in Berlin as a significant site for contemporary art.

Art Forum Berlin boasts an extensive program of panel discussions accompanying the fair and numerous parallel exhibitions and events taking place in the city, making it a highlight event of Europe’s autumn art season. Among the panel discussions for 2003 in which renowned artists, curators and other professionals from across the globe will take part, are those focussing on biennales and their relationship to the host city, the art scene and culture politics of Slovenia, the interdisciplinary hybrid between art and film and Canada’s contemporary art scene. As in previous years, there will once again be an extensive program for international collectors and VIPs.

Applicants to Art Forum Berlin are juried by an annually changing international Admission’s Committee which this year consisted of: Patricia Asbaek (Galerie Asbaek, Copenhagen), Georg Kargl (Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna), Frank Lehmann (Galerie Gebruder Lehmann, Leipzig) and Thomas Schulte (Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin) as well as curators Marcella Beccaria (Castello di Rivoli, Turin), Ulrike Groos (Director of the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf). and Christian Nagel (Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne/Berlin) as representative of the International Galleries Advisory Board.

Parallel to Art Forum Berlin, Germany’s cultural capital will also offer a number of exciting exhibitions and events. Among others, on view during the fair will be: Berlin – Moscow/Moscow – Berlin, 1950-2000, at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Tom Sachs: Nutsy’s at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Face Up – 14 Kunstler from Australia as well as solo exhibitions by Ron Mueck and Dayanita Singh at the Hamburger Bahnhof. KW – Institute for Contemporary Art will feature an exhibition by Sue de Beer, Hans und Grete, as well as an exhibitions by the fashion photographer Terry Richardson and by Taryn Simon.

The indispensable Art Forum Berlin catalogue provides practical information on all fair exhibitors and its editorial section is dedicated this year to the art markets of the Nordic countries. It will be published in September by Weltkunst-Verlag, Munich, and costs 18 Euro. The catalogue is available in bookstores or by purchase directly through Art Forum Berlin.

ART FORUM BERLIN 2003 – The International Fair for Contemporary Art – will take place for the eighth time from October 1st – 5th, 2003 at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. The preview will be on Tuesday, September 30th, 2003.

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