Art Fair Musical: Setting the Stage for IN/SITU at EXPO CHICAGO »> http://bit.ly/1soYUZK
(art: Michael Rakowitz, May the Arrogant Not Prevail, 2010, Found Arabic packaging and newspapers, card, wood, glue, 19’7”x16’2”x3’ 2”; © Courtesy of artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.) 

Art Fair Musical: Setting the Stage for IN/SITU at EXPO CHICAGO »> http://bit.ly/1soYUZK

(art: Michael RakowitzMay the Arrogant Not Prevail, 2010, Found Arabic packaging and newspapers, card, wood, glue, 19’7”x16’2”x3’ 2”; © Courtesy of artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.) 

Taking Up POSITIONS: Checking In With Berlin’s Newest Art Fair
by Nicole Rodriguez
Kristian Jarmuschek takes a shallow breath and almost disappointedly utters, “That is the second time I’m asked about the market today. What is with everyone wanting to talk about the market?” The POSITIONS team and I are seated in the center of one of the gallery rooms of Jarmuschek+Partner on the Potsdamer Strasse discussing the upcoming launch of Berlin’s newest art fair incarnation,POSITIONS Berlin. The room is lined with neat bundles of VIP invite cards and press material stacked in boxes on the floor. Jarmuschek has more pressing matters on his mind than the state of the art market.

After a fifteen-year run, the 2011 collapse of the fair Art Forum left its youthful satellite fair, Preview Berlin, forced to reckon with the question of what it represented. No longer the emerging art counterpart to the city’s premiere showcase, Jarmuschek—the fair’s long-time co-director—was forced to redirect the boat, shifting the identity of the event from “emerging” to “established.” An easier-said-than-done task that left many galleries scratching their heads.
Continue Reading… 

Taking Up POSITIONS: Checking In With Berlin’s Newest Art Fair

by Nicole Rodriguez

Kristian Jarmuschek takes a shallow breath and almost disappointedly utters, “That is the second time I’m asked about the market today. What is with everyone wanting to talk about the market?” The POSITIONS team and I are seated in the center of one of the gallery rooms of Jarmuschek+Partner on the Potsdamer Strasse discussing the upcoming launch of Berlin’s newest art fair incarnation,POSITIONS Berlin. The room is lined with neat bundles of VIP invite cards and press material stacked in boxes on the floor. Jarmuschek has more pressing matters on his mind than the state of the art market.

After a fifteen-year run, the 2011 collapse of the fair Art Forum left its youthful satellite fair, Preview Berlin, forced to reckon with the question of what it represented. No longer the emerging art counterpart to the city’s premiere showcase, Jarmuschek—the fair’s long-time co-director—was forced to redirect the boat, shifting the identity of the event from “emerging” to “established.” An easier-said-than-done task that left many galleries scratching their heads.

Continue Reading…