ARTVILLE BERLIN 2008
October 30-November 2, 2008
Berlin, one of the leading art cities in Europe is the obvious location for the next Artville outside of Denmark and will represent a great alternative and platform for the individual artist.
Artville will take place simultaneously with five other Art Fairs in Berlin, of which the largest - Art Forum Berlin - last year had a total number of visitors of 40,000. Artville will benefit of the natural synergy arising between the many art fairs, which together attract even more visitors to the city during this period.
Artville have found a fantastic location in Berlin at Tempelhof airport only 10 minutes with the U-Bahn from Berlin Mitte (city centre). The building is located just across the old airport, where the Art Fair 'Preview Art' is taking place. Preview Art is ranked as the second most important Art Fair in Berlin and had more than 10,000 visitors last year. Out of a total of six art fairs in Berlin, Artville and Preview Art are the only exhibitions that are so conveniently close to each other – literally only a footstep away - which will naturally arouse further attention and interest in Artville as a new art fair in Berlin.
The venue of the ARTVILLE exhibition, a building originally built for habitation, has a unique circular shape and supports Artville´s unique character. A total of 2700m2 spread over 5 floors where 9 of the flats will be used as exhibition space. The apartments are very different in both size and condition. Some appear particularly newly renovated; others appear completely raw, unpolished and edgy. This contrast creates a unique opportunity to highlight the various artistic forms, and Artville adds a new dimension of space as an art exhibition. Based on the concept of creating opportunities for the individual artist, Artville have elected this versatile building to attract a diversity of artists as exhibitors.
The apartments will be divided into booths adapting the rooms´ architectural possibilities. There will be a variation from one to nine booths in each room. The application form (online) is the ability for the artist to choose whether the site should be in one of the unpolished or the renovated apartments. The booths vary in size but will have a minimum of 9 square meters. If choosing the unrenovated room, you get the double amount of square meters for the same price. The rough and edgy apartments fit particularly well arts of performance, sculptures and installations, of course, depending on the artist's own desire in matter of image and performance.