Application deadline for the BERLINER LISTE is July 31st, 2012

The countdown is on: Application deadline for the BERLINER LISTE is July 31st, 2012

Collaboration with MACparis: Exchange with five outstanding artists 

Berlin, July 17th, 2012 Galleries and artists have just two more weeks to apply for exhibition space at the 9th BERLINER LISTE. Berlin's biggest art fair takes place between 13th and 16th September in Berlin Mitte's MUMA (formerly Trafo). Exhibitors are selected solely on the quality of their work, approved by the fair's artistic consultant Dr Gerhard Charles Rump.

This year, the BERLINER LISTE is working together with Parisian art fair MACparis for the first time to offer a communicative exchange project for contemporary German and French artists. Five outstanding BERLINER LISTE exhibitors will be chosen to have their work exhibited for free at MACparis. In return, five selected MACparis artists will show their pieces at the BERLINER LISTE.

"This cooperation with MACparis – one of France's most distinguished contemporary art fairs – enables a direct, personal exchange between German and French artists," says Jörgen Golz, the new BERLINER LISTE Director. "There is history and tradition in the animated cultural discussion between the neighbouring countries, which has not always been known for its mutual appreciation. With this collaboration we hope to ignite a fertile dialogue and constructive examination based on the distinctive artistic perspectives."

Hervé Bourdin, President of MACparis, sees the artist exchange as a significant contribution to the fundamental European concept, currently experiencing a phase of crisis. "The connection between the two art fairs enhances the cultural interaction between Germany and France. Without such cultural encounters, Europe cannot exist. Creativity is the true source of mutual understanding, especially with an adherence to respecting diversity." 

Just like MACparis, the BERLINER LISTE is a fair for art discovery. It is a focal point of the BERLIN ART WEEK for international art lovers and collectors on the hunt for new talent and promising work. The fair considers itself an all-embracing art experience – consolidated in the sacred industrial MUMA surroundings, an innovative gastronomy concept and attractive supporting events.

Applications will be accepted until July 31st, 2012 and should be submitted online at www.berliner-liste.org.

The BERLINER LISTE will be held from September 13th to 16th at the MUMA, Köpenicker Straße 70 in Berlin-Mitte. First choice for press and VIPs on September 12th.

MACparis takes place November 22nd to 25th at the Espace Champerret, Paris 17. Arrondissement. www.mac2000-art.com

Press contact: Gesa Noormann, Tel.: +49 30 88 47 23 93, Mobile: +49 171 6944868, 

Email: noormann@berliner-liste.org

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