On September 15-17th, an incredibly picturesque site Berlin Postbahnhof hosted Berliner Listet, and it was the fourteenth time in a row the fair presented a wide range of contemporary art pieces from all over the world. 90 participants from 34 countries and five continents have demonstrated their latest works and projects at 4,000 square meters of space. The exhibition included paintings, drawings and graphics, as well as sculptures, installations, photography, media art and urban art pieces. It is significant that the fair was held simultaneously with the most respected event of the year in Berlin – Art Berlin, which gathered a whole movement of collectors, gallery owners, art dealers and art enthusiasts in the city.
Since the ST•H Gallery existed only in virtual format and as a pop-up gallery for individual projects at that moment, we decided to present our official opening in Berlin.
With the project “Untitled” by Serhiy Hai, we presented the main plot lines of the artist during the past ten years: Portraits, Nudes, Horses and Still Life. Graphic sketches were exhibited in a separate series, which undoubtedly added dynamism to the entire stand.
We are proud that the Ukrainian stand attracted considerable attention of visitors and received positive reviews from event organizers. Moreover, the representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora repeatedly visited and supported us at the fair. Apart from the ST•H Gallery, two more Ukrainian galleries took part in the fair: Vasilenko Art Group (Kiev – artists Tatyana Vasilenko and Olesya Dvorak-Halik) and Contemporary Art Fly (Kharkiv – artist Elena Bandurka).
“The design spaces were deliberately presented on an equal basis,” explains Jörgen Goltz, the Director. In fourteen years, the fair has become an indispensable event of the art-market calendar and means now far more than a regular sales show. Nowadays, it is not only one of the oldest art fairs in the capital of Germany, but also the most up-to-date, diverse and alive at the same time. There are lively discussions at the exhibition stands – art enthusiasts, shoppers and professional audience appreciate the opportunity for a face-to-face conversation with artists. Gallery owners open new talents and initiate future exhibition projects.
Having a successful opening in Berlin, getting new contacts and acquaintances among collectors and artists, we prepare now new projects in Ukraine and abroad.
The next destination point for our art-expedition is meant to be Cologne. So, to be continued...