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Preview Berlin

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© Károly Keserü, Patrick Heide Gallery

“Preview brings together an exciting mix of young galleries with consistently strong programming. It is also a size that is easier to digest and to enjoy than the larger fairs. Preview is also a fair that is always up for ‘thinking outside the box’.” Patrick Heide, Patrick Heide Gallery, London. Exhibiting works by Károly Keserü and Katherine Murphy. Second year at Preview Berlin.

When October 7 (18-22:00; invitation only), October 8-10 (13-20:00)

Where Flughafen Tempelhof, Hangar 2, Columbiadamm 10, Tempelhof, U-Bhf Platz der Luftbrücke, Tel 030 4980 5517

How much €10/€6

Background Berlin’s “emerging art fair” was founded in 2005 by Tobias Kuttner (Gallery Kuttner Siebert), Kristian Jarmuschek (Gallery Jarmuschek & Partner), Ralf Schmitt (artist and creator of MyVisit.to) and Rüdiger Lange (Loop Raum für aktuelle Kunst). See our interview with the three head honchos here.

In a nutshell An exclusive, mid-sized fair focused on young artists and “emerging” art. Check out our piece on what it’s all about.

New this year The 2010 fair focuses on eastern European art, and hosts galleries from 19 countries (more than ever). Preview has moved out of Tempelhof’s main hall and back to its previous home: a hangar. Last year’s “no walls” concept has been dropped and the booths are back. A small collaborative project area remains as the only wall-free zone.

The vibe The ‘hipster’ of Berlin art fairs – choosy; focused on new developments and fresh approaches. It’s also more streamlined than the other fairs: galleries may only show one work per artist.

Rules of the game (Almost) invite-only: galleries can apply, but most exhibitors are hand-picked by the organizers and fair committee.

The numbers 4000sqm / 60 galleries / 200-plus artists / 10,000 visitors (2009)