The Discovery Art Fairs
Die BERLINER LISTE und die KÖLNER LISTE sind jährlich stattfindende Entdeckermessen für zeitgenössische Kunst.
Die LISTEN haben es sich zum Ziel gesetzt, junge, frische Kunst zu präsentieren und neue Zielgruppen für zeitgenössische Kunst zu begeistern und das jenseits der elitären Kunstmessen mit spekulativer Preisgestaltung.
Die Entdeckermessen befriedigen die Neugier der Besucher nach neuen Trends, neuen Gesichtern und neuen Positionen.
Wir legen Wert auf den offenen Austausch zwischen Besuchern, Künstlern und Galeristen. Die Messen bieten den Besuchern ein abwechslungsreiches (Kunst-) Erlebnis jenseits des Musealen und des Alltags.
Jährlich nehmen ca. 100 internationale Galerien, Künstler und Projekträume pro Messe teil und präsentieren sich ca. 10.000 kunstinteressierten Besuchern.
Das Besondere der Messen: Es stellen Künstler, Galerien und Projekträume gleichberechtigt nebeneinander aus. Genau das richtige Umfeld um das neue Lieblingswerk zu einem (noch) gemäßigten Preis zu entdecken.
Spotlight Positions for Young Emerging Artists
The core idea of the Berliner Liste is to make art affordable and exciting. Exhibiting the budget friendly and modestly extravagant artworks, the fair gives visitors a chance to explore, meet artists and go on a journey of discovery. Over the years the fair evolved, grew and developed, but the main idea stayed the same – the mission is to exhibit the latest editions of contemporary paintings, graphic art, illustrations, sculptures, new and classic photography, large-scale pieces and small pocket edition artworks, and to make art affordable again. Berliner Liste has experienced collectors on board, as well as the art students, first-time visitors, critiques, amateurs, and culture thrill seekers. The special convenience of the fair is the location, the vast space perfectly organized and spread across the 4000 sqm, wide enough for comfortable strolling and big enough to host international and local galleries, solo artists, and several project groups.
Did you know: Berliner Liste is the largest art fair in the city
Art Fair to Answer All Art Lover’s Needs
There are three main sections of the fair. Aside from the Contemporary Fine Art section, there are also Photography and Urban Art sections. The last year’s addition to the fair, the Urban Art section will play a great part in promoting an open and friendly philosophy of art, where elitism and rigidness do not exist, and where talent mustn’t be disputed based on its origin. Street art entered the galleries big time, and at the 14th edition of Berliner Liste, it will reach the Postbahnhof doors. Since the beginning of street art, the exciting graffiti era of the 70’s, urban art has been escaping the possibility of being defined, it just kept on spreading, from the tagging to lettering, all the way to magnificent murals, political stencils and spray painting. The bare roots of urban art are set in the notion that artist has the freedom of expression that overcomes the society’s definition of art and creativity.
Urban Art · Bringing the Message from the Streets
Defined in the underground, and perfected in the subways, on factory walls, stairwells, bridges, and nonetheless gallery walls, street art has a unique advantage, that it resonates with the common man, the random bystander, the rebel, the explorer, or the experienced collector with a vision. The policy of Berliner Liste is to be as supportive as possible to the new emerging artist, whether they are graffiti masters or art student studying the oil on canvas technique. Berliner Liste has a mission of bringing together the fresh, innovative, young, current and recent art, and not just bring it together, but organize it and display it in a fitting light. Visitors will have the opportunity to take home stencils, drawings collages, silkscreen prints and photographs, and learn about different painting tools, graffiti styles, language and alternative street codes, tagging, and lines. The curator of the Urban Art section is Guillaume Trotin, director of the OPEN WALLS Gallery.
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
In 2016, it was the 13th time that local and international artists had gathered under the under the patronage of Berliner Liste, it is with great pleasure to present some of the exhibitors who started their career at the fair. There are special programs, made for beginners or the ones who need a creative push, organized as workshops and consulting services with a goal of teaching self-promotion, making idea plans and developing marketing skills. Berlin is the city of more than 7000 prominent active artists, and a countless number of amateurs and novices, who strive to succeed, and deserve an opportunity to meet and connect, share and sell their work, and to have help and support on their path of development.
Did you know: There are three main areas at the fair and many special events
Photography in Focus
This is one of the biggest motives for the organization of the fair, to be able to play an integral part in artistic development and evolvement, in order to make the manifestation evolve itself. The great thing about the consistency of improvement is the recognition, so the fair can grow like it did this year with a fresh new segment, the Urban Art section. The similar instance occurred in 2013, at the 10th edition of Berliner Liste, when the Photography section was introduced. Curated by Stefan Maria Rother, author, and photographer, the Photography section brings the freshest and most interesting gallery and individual works in focus. The city of Berlin is known for great street art, design, fashion, experimental photography, and the renowned galleries that specify in this medium all across the city. Carefully chosen, the exhibited pieces will give the viewer a great pleasure of finding the favorite photo, which they could carry home and enjoy its subject in the new light.
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.