Friday, September 28, 2007

BAZAAR - The Anatomy of the Art Market

On the occasion of the Kunstherbst (art autumn) and due to the variety of fairs in Berlin, Meinblau at the same time plans an exhibition project which analyzes and parodies the mechanisms of the art market however using its presentation forms. Taking the spirit of the age and established market strategies into consideration famous deceased and not as much famous artists alive are presented so that the latter usually profit from the popularity of the first. The main idea of the project is discussed in form and content in the works of the contemporaries’ altogether and sometimes they refer to their deceased colleagues. In the works the ways of the art market are dealt with critical associatively, occasionally cryptic-abstractly and radical striking, too. Thereby the works of the contemporariesremain always market adapted, firm as well as beautiful and are to be bought.

The exhibition consists of a homogenous presentation in six large stands beneath the central high window of the Meinblau hall. Instead of the usual stickers with appropriate information about the work, the video artist Andreas Sachsenmeier shows interviews with all participating artists about their market intentions which can be seen and heard on miniature monitors at the back of the stands. BAZAAR likes to unmask the current art markets’ turbo-capitalism with this group exhibition but attends it at the same time.

(press release)

I am not sure if this is a convincing concept to deal with the art market and fair circus but the participation of Naomi Wonnenberg, Andreas Sachsenmeier and Joachim Seinfeld is reason enough to expect an enthralling exhibition.
opening tomorrow (saturday) 7PM

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artists: Andreas Sachsenmaier, Anna Jakupovic, Arnulf Rainer,
Bernhard Draz, Felice Naomi Wonnenberg, Frank Kästner,
Joachim Seinfeld, Jörg Lange, Matten Vogel, Max Klinger,
Neo Rauch, Nicolas Manenti and Pablo Picasso

OPENING: Saturday, the 29th of September at 7 p.m.

Meinblau | Christinenstr. 18/19 | D-10119 Berlin | Telefon: + 49 (0) 30 44 96 457

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