Drafts establishing future, public art projects for urban space
abc – art berlin contemporary
Solo presentation with Chert, Berlin
22 – 27 September 2009
Exhibition Dates: September 23 – 27, 2009
Location: Akademie der Künste Berlin (Academy of the Arts, Berlin), Hanseantenweg Opening Date: September 22, 2009, 7 pm
After last yearʼs successful premiere of abc – art berlin contemporary, the 2009 edition of the exhibition will take place from September 23 – 27 with a new concept in a renowned location. This yearʼs abc becomes “def – drafts establishing future” and will be presented at the Akademie der Künste (Academy of the Arts), Hanseatenweg in Berlin. Around 65 international artists will present their visions for art projects in public space on the former site of the 1957 IBA – Internationale Bauausstellung (International Exhibition of Building). These works are to feature concepts for utopian or viable projects to be realized in Berlin or elsewhere. Egon Eiermannʼs legendary 1953 tabletop support measuring 1m x 2m will provide the platform and the scale for artistic contributions.
This fall the initiators of abc together with art forum berlin and Freunde der Nationalgalerie seek to present an exceptional program of contemporary art for the berlin audience and international visitors.