art berlin Is Ready for Takeoff—Here Are All the Galleries Heading to the Fair’s New Home in Tempelhof Airport

Around 120 galleries will join for this year's edition, as they take over two hangars in the historic wartime airport.

Gallery Weekend and Art Berlin director, Maike Cruse. Photo by Wolf Stahr.

The German capital’s preeminent art fair, art berlin, is on the move. Changes began last year with the announcement of a partnership with Art Cologne, organized by the Rhineland fair’s parent company Köln Messe. That was part of a package of changes that included a new identity: out with the old, abc – art berlin contemporary, and in with the more simply stated art berlin.

More changes are afoot. The fair will move from its longstanding home at Gleisdreieck to the former Tempelhof Airport in the fall, with 120 participating galleries occupying two hangars that sprawl over 100,000 square feet. (Other hangers in the Modernist former airport house one of the city’s large refugee centers, which were featured at the end of Ai Weiwei’s film, Human Flow.)

Flughafen Tempelhof 2

Flughafen Tempelhof 2. Photo: Tempelhof Projekte GmbH

The fair’s relocation also meant moving its dates from its usual calendar spot at the beginning of September to the end of the month. Berlin Art Week and Positions Art Fair also opted to move to align with art berlin’s new dates of September 27–30 (Next year, art berlin will go back to being in middle of the month again). To make things even more streamlined, Positions will also be nearby to art berlin at Tempelhof, further down in Hangar 4 (which is about a 20-minute walk).

Previously known as a “curated fair,” abc initially featured single work presentations. Now, art berlin is aiming again for a more curated experience. Six Brazilian galleries are joining together to present contemporary Latin American art, and four Austrian galleries will focus on sculpture.

The fair will have also introduced two thematic sections. Some 28 galleries will feature solo presentations in “Special Projects”, while the “Salon” section will see the Swiss-born and Paris-based curator Tenzing Barshee work with artists from 19 international and local galleries. They are: Air de Paris, Paris; Arcadia Missa, London; Galerie Bernhard, Zurich; Maria Bernheim, Zurich; BQ, Berlin; Castiglioni Fine Arts, Milan, São Paulo; Fonti, Naples; Gnyp, Berlin; Lomex, New York; Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brussels, New York; Neu, Berlin; Norma Mangione, Turin; PPC, Frankfurt; Rüdiger Schöttle, München; Gregor Staiger, Zurich; Truth & Consequences, Geneva; Federico Vavassori, Milan; Weiss Falk, Basel; Zeller van Almsick, Vienna.

Here’s the full list of galleries in art berlin 2018 (* denotes a participating gallery in “Special Projects”):

A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro

Achenbach Hagemeier, Dusseldorf

Galerie Falko Alexander*, Cologne

Alma*, Riga

Rolando Anselmi, Berlin

Art+Text*, Budapest

Piero Atchugarry, Gazón

Balice Hertling, Paris

Bastian, Berlin

Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

Klaus Benden, Cologne

Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

Blain|Southern, Berlin, London

Brutto Gusto, Berlin

Capitain Petzel, Berlin

Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro

carlier | gebauer, Berlin

Charim, Vienna

Choi&Lager*, Cologne

Clages*, Cologne

Conradi, Hamburg, Brussels

conrads, Dusseldorf

Cosar HMT*, Dusseldorf

Crone, Vienna

Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin

Ebensperger*, Berlin, Salzburg

Edition Block, Berlin

Edmond, Berlin

Eigen + Art, Berlin, Leipzig

Emalin*, London

Kai Erdmann, Hamburg

fiebach, minninger, Cologne

Filiale (Grässlin, Rüdiger & Webelholz), Frankfurt

Konrad Fischer, Berlin, Dusseldorf

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo

Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, Paris

M + R Fricke, Berlin

Klaus Gerrit Friese, Berlin

Barbara Gross, Munich

Karin Guenther*, Hamburg

Michael Haas, Berlin

Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart

Philipp Haverkampf, Berlin

Jochen Hempel, Berlin, Leipzig

House of Egorn, Berlin

Ikeda, Berlin, New York, Tokyo

Jahn und Jahn, Munich

Michael Janssen, Berlin

Jo van de Loo, Munich

Kleindienst*, Leipzig

Klemm’s, Berlin

Klosterfelde Edition*, Berlin

KM*, Berlin

König, Berlin, London

Christine König, Vienna

Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin

Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck

M. LeBlanc, Chicago

alexander levy, Berlin

Levy, Hamburg

Jörg Maaß Kunsthandel, Berlin

Martinetz*, Cologne

Daniel Marzona*, Berlin

Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf

Mario Mazzoli, Berlin

Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Karlsruhe

Mul.ti.plo Espaço Arte, Rio de Janeiro

Tobias Naehring*, Leipzig

Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Cologne

Neu, Berlin

neugerriemschneider, Berlin

Nicodim, Bucharest, Los Angeles

Niels Borch Jensen, Berlin, Copenhagen

Nome*, Berlin

Nordenhake*, Berlin, Stockholm

Georg Nothelfer, Berlin

Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin

Opdahl, Stavanger

Osnova, Moscow

Plan B*, Berlin, Cluj

tanja pol*, Munich

Polansky, Prague

Berthold Pott, Cologne

Produzentengalerie*, Hamburg

Katharina Maria Raab, Berlin

Petra Rinck, Dusseldorf

Roehrs & Boetsch*, Zurich

Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg

Samuelis Baumgarte, Bielefeld

Deborah Schamoni, Munich

Aurel Scheibler, Berlin

Esther Schipper, Berlin

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle *, Munich

Michael Schultz, Berlin

Anita Schwartz, Rio de Janeiro

Gabriele Senn, Vienna

Setareh, Dusseldorf

Sexauer, Berlin

Slewe, Amsterdam

Société, Berlin

Soy Capitan*, Berlin

Sperling*, Munich

Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles

paul stolper, London

Walter Storms, Munich

Luísa Strina, São Paulo

Studio Picknick, Berlin

Tore Süssbier, Berlin

Tabari Artspace, Dubai

Bene Taschen*, Cologne

Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Graz, Vienna

Barbara Thumm, Berlin

Van Horn, Dusseldorf

Vivid, Rotterdam

Tanja Wagner*, Berlin

Barbara Weiss*, Berlin

Zak | Branicka*, Berlin

Zilberman, Berlin, Istanbul

Zink*, Waldkirchen

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