In the middle of the exhibition space there was the sector of Open Space presentations. Here were presented galleries chosen by 3 curators - Vasiv Kortun, Stefanie Kreuzer, Beatrix Ruf. The concept was to choose younger, less commercial galleries and artists.
The second Polish accent was Radek Szlaga, his paintings were presented by gallery Neue Bilder from Berlin.
Vernissage TV had its booth in the middle of Open Space, there was also the lounge place for meetings, talks, and interviews. In this place was presented on 2 screens a curated video art program of Vernissage TV with the following artists: Matthew Green, G.H. Hovagimyan, Lisa Kirk, The Krasnals, Christina McPhee, Magdalena von Rudy, Ultra Art Fair, Alexandra Bachzetsis.
Opening reception and the video program:
The artist Mark Thompson (Galerie Thomas Zender) in conversation with David Pagel :
Julia Horstmann receives Audi Art Award for New Positions; Daniel Hug - new director of Art Cologne speaking: