Art Berlin Contemporary
ABCis a private initiative by nine galleries in Berlin: Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Mehdi Chouakri, Galerie Kamm, Klosterfelde, Meyer Riegger, Galerie Neu, Neugerriemschneider, Esther Schipper and Zak Branicka. For its debut in 2008, the galleries invited visitors to the Station Berlin, where some 75 positions from sculpture, installation, and projected images were shown.
The following year focussed on the presentation of models for art in public space at the Akademie der Künste at the Tiergarten under the title “def – drafts establishing future”. In 2010 abc chose the Marshall Haus at Berlin’s convention center as a venue. Under the title “light camera action”, the exhibition examined the complex issues of all things cinematic within contemporary art and the related aspect of performance. 2011– under the motto “about painting” – abc returned to the Station Berlin, presenting around 120 contemporary positions on painting, as well as installations, works on paper, videos, photographs and sculptures with a contextual interest in this classic medium. In 2012, galleries have been asked to submit their own positions. New York’s not for profit “Artists Space” has been invited to curate two “interventions” as well as organizing a series of keynote lectures parallel to the 5th edition of abc.