Konstantin Schneider - Berliner Kunstkontakter (video)
Jan Sobottka - catonbed (photography)
Organized and selected by Marc Wellmann
For years, Berlin’s booming art scene has been chronicled by two artists, working with different media: Jan Sobottka is a Photographer and Konstantin Schneider works as the self-described „Berlin Art Ambassador“ with his video camera.
Their constantly updated websites reflect the growing internationality and creative energy in Berlin, by now one of the major art metropolises next to New York and London. These days, roughly 600 art spaces (museums, institutions, galleries) exist here. Their number fluctuates constantly, mostly due to the numerous temporary projects in vacant shops and lofts.
Berlin's art scene is the object of the presented artists' obsession. In their work, Konstantin Schneider and Jan Sobottka cover practically all relevant openings in town. Their works do not only have documentary value, but also are artistically meaningful at various levels.
This started the idea for the exhibition "Berlin artspotters", with a tip of the hat to all those train-,plane- and other -spotters, consumed by their respective objects of desire.
With generous support by: Kunststiftung Poll, Galerie Michael Schultz, Galerie Marcus Deschler, Galerie Michael Haas, Kunstpunkt Berlin, Galerie Volker Diehl, Galerie Dieter Reitz, Galerie Tammen, Wendt + Friedmann Galerie, Jarmuschek + Partner, Upstairs Berlin, Klara Wallner Galerie, Galerie Eva Bracke, and Wolfgang Petrick, The Galleries Association of Berlin, Kunstmgazin Berlin