Berlin-Paris, a gallery exchange is an initiative of the French Embassy in Germany and is organized by Institut Français Germany/Bureau des Arts plastiques.
29–30 June 2012 in Berlin
Opening: 29 June, 4–9pm
A day of artistic interventions: 30 June, 12–6pm
3 Schwestern, Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
6–7 July 2012 in Paris
Openings: cneai= 5 July, 6pm / Galleries 6 July, 4–9pm
A day of artistic interventions: 7 July, 12–8pm
Bar du Foyer historique
3 bis rue Papin, 75003 Paris
On the last weekend of June in Berlin and the first weekend of July in Paris, the project Berlin-Paris, a gallery exchange will illuminate the artistic tendencies of the two capital cities for the fourth time. Initiated by the French Embassy in Germany and galleries in Berlin, the exchange is organized by the Institut français Deutschland / Bureau des arts plastiques with the intention of creating new impetuses through an interesting selection of galleries. The principle is simple: Berlin galleries invite Parisian galleries to present their artists' works at the locations in Berlin; the Parisian galleries respond to this invitation a few days later. The participating galleries enjoy complete freedom concerning the choice of collaborations and the selection of artist.
A new feature this year is the involvement of art centers and two curator collectives: The Office (Berlin) and Le Bureau/ (Paris) together have organized a day of artistic interventions under the motto "… and they installed the office in the tavern" in the public space of a cafe (at the "3 Schwestern" in the Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin and in the bar of the historic foyer of the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris).
This year the following galleries will take part, presenting more than 60 artists:
Carlier | Gebauer – Marcelle Alix
Chert And Motto – cneai=
Galerie Campagne Première – Emmanuel Hervé
Galerie Ulrich Fiedler – Jousse Entreprise
Galerie Zink – Almine Rech Gallery
Mehdi Chouakri – Galerie 1900-2000
Manzoni Schäper, Berlin