Gallery weekend in Berlin? Yes, great. But what the f*** about all the street artists and urban artists? The deserve attention as well.
The Art Union – a Berlin-based non-profit art association is going to change the ignoring for the urban art scene and presents the group exhibition „WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY?“ for the secon time with about 80 Berlin based urban artists.
OBJECTIVES OF THE EXHIBITION
The primary objective of the exhibition is to provide a platform for this genre, which is often perceived as flagship and touristical attraction, on relevant industry-related events as the Gallery Weekend. Another objective is to share the diversity of the genre in one single exhibition. Thus,THE ART UNION intends to build a bridge between artists, the art industry and art lovers.
The following aspects are relevant for the curation: Reference to Berlin. All participating artists live and work in Berlin, they shape the image of the city.
Depiction of the artistic scene THE ART UNION aims to profile the current status of urban contemporary art in Berlin
The range of positions refer to the subgenres of urban contemporary art: graffiti, street art, adbusting
and urban interventions. Emerging and established positions are presented coequally. The percentage of female positions is above average
Cultural diversity due to the countries of origin of the artists: Argentina, Australia, Chile, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Canada, Morocco, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Syria, United Kingdom of Great Britain, and the United States of America.
The majority of the artists were born after 1980.
The line-up of artists is a great overview on styles of the Berlin based urban art scene (alphabetical order):
44 FLAVOURS /ADDISON KARL /ALANIZ / ALIAS /ANDREA WAN / ANNA TAUT/ ANTON UNAI / BASE 23/ BENE ROHLMANN
BERT VAN WIJK / BILLY / BJÖRN HEYN / BOJE ARNDT KIESIEL / BRUCE/ CHRISTIAN ROTHENHAGEN / CHRISTOPH RODE
CHRISTOPHER KIELING/ DAAN BOTLEK/ DANILO SCHAFFER/ DANNY GRETSCHER/ DAVE THE CHIMP/ DAVID WALKER/ DISKOROBOT
DUNCAN PASSMORE/ DXTR/ EMESS/ FALK LAND/ GHIZLANE AGZENAI/ GOGOPLATA/ HELEN BUR/ IGIT/ INNERFIELDS /JAKE BLASCHKA
JAMES REKA / JAW /JIM AVIGNON / JOHANNES MUNDINGER/ JULIA BENZ / KENAN / KERA / KEVIN LÜDICKE / KID CASH/ LOFK
LOOK/ LUDWIG SCHULT /MARIO MANKEY / MARKUS BUTKEREIT / MATIAS SANTA MARIA/ MEMO VITHANA /MERNY WERNZ / MINA
MKMX / MORITZ NEUHOFF / NICK FLATT /NILS LEIMKÜHLER / OTTO BAUM /PABLO BENZO /PAUL WAAK/ PLUS MINUS 3 / QUINTESSENZ
RALLITOX/ ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS/ ROZER/ RYLSEE /SONICE DEVELOPMENT / SOKAR UNO /SPRAY JEFFER/TAMIM SIBAI
TAVAR ZAWACKI (ABOVE) /THOMAS MARECKI / TIKA / MAJA HÜRST /TWOONE /VARIOUS & GOULD/ VERMIBUS/ VESUV/VIDAM/VIKTOR TRESHKOW/ WASP ELDER /WESR /XOOOOX /ZEBU
23. April – 01. Mai 2017
22.04., from 19 – 23h
Party from 23h
30.04., 18 – 22h
22.04. 19 – 23h / Party from 23h
23.04. 14 – 20h
27.04. 14 – 20h
28.04. 14 – 20h
29.04. 14 – 20h
30.04. 12 – 18h / Finissage from 18 – 22h
01.05. 12 – 18h
And by appointment + 49 (0) 172 – 180 20 07
THE ART UNION e.V.
Of course we are allowed to give some previews of our favorite exhibits: