Started in 2004 as a private initiative of Berlin galleries, the affair has established itself as a leading German art event for contemporary art, where even associations like Tate London and Centre Pompidou Paris take part. The event, spread in different locations, allows an interesting walk through the city streets, not always easy but certainly much more pleasant than being enclosed in a venue as in the standard art fairs.
The program –which, by the way, we cannot comprise in this article– abounds with highlights as the highly artificial photographs of Annette Kelm that, together with Claudia Comte and K. H. Hödicke, will be presented at Köning Galerie in its beautiful brutalist former church building. For the first time in the garden, it will also show Elmgreen & Dragset, Camille Henrot, Alicja Kwade and David Zink Yi among others. Following with photography, Galerie Kicken is featuring the group show In Germany: reloaded, with German photographic works from the 1970s and 1980s. Galerie Buchholz will exhibit renowned photographer Wolfgang Tillmans and KOW will display –not only– photo works by Venice Biennale artist Tobias Zielony.
The formidable Ed Fornieles and his documented experience on corporate Zen-style diet will be in his Berlin's first solo show at Arratia Beer. The second location of Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Eden Eden, will host Stephen G. Rhodes, whose works materializes problems endemic to refuge. Barbara Wien will present Michael Rakowitz's long-term project, whose protagonists are the artifacts stolen from the Baghdad National Museum (Iraq).