I remember my teenage years in Riga, when we were queuing from 6am to see a favorite band’s concert at Arena Riga. It was young sonic madness, which can be understood only by music lovers. And it’s been a while since I’ve done it. But today Berlin has experiences a hell long queque to a new art space – DB’s Kunsthalle. Last Year’s Deutsche Guggenheim closure was a big loss for Berlin, but this week’s announcement caused a lot buzz among all art lovers.
Deutsche Bank, who’s the sponsor, said they will accept ANY hanging art work from ANY artist between 5th and 7th of April, and will allow to put it on the walls until there is no space left. Me and my friend decided to participated with our paintings and collages, but faced a queque, which started to grow at 4am and is there still now. It was naive to believe that the news would not spread like a virus across the city, and there will be no hustle.
So, the opening of the exhibition is right on Monday, April the 8th, noon time, and will last only for 24hours. Make sure you are there, even if you are not in the queue right now, and see art madness of all kind of styles and expressions.
But the story does not end here. All works will be anonymous and will be given a number. As there will be a competition, and a few prices. The main price is €500. Three other lucky artists selected by a curatorial team will have their own two-week solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle at the end of 2013.
What else a Berlin artist can wish for?