First International Pop Up Show by ARNDT
opening in Sydney March 26th
March 27th to July 10th 2012
Migration, a major pop-up art show by Arndt launches in Sydney
In what will be one of the most exciting visual art developments in Sydney this year, Berlin gallerist, Matthias Arndt will launch his first pop-up art show.
Migration, will showcase museum quality works from many European and North American contemporary masters, such as Gilbert and George, Sophie Calle, Thomas Hirschhorn, Joseph Beuys and Bill Viola, as well as featuring some of the Asia Pacific region’s most exciting established and emerging artist.
Matthias Arndt said today, “The pop-up concept gives me the opportunity of bringing together a group of celebrated international artists in this vibrant art landscape in the Southern Hemisphere and forms a major part of my new initiative of working in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.”
Arndt’s strategy is to bring exciting emerging and major established international and Asian art to Australia and in turn, show Asian Art in Europe at the Arndt Gallery in Berlin. With 25 years experience as an art expert and dealer in Europe, Matthias can now use his expertise in China, the booming South East Asian Market and Australia.
Migration will be produced by Matthias Arndt and his wife, Tiffany Wood, who has 20 years experience in the art world with Sotheby’s in London and New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery New York and Phillips de Pury & Company New York, London and Berlin.
Matthias Arndt, pioneered contemporary art in Berlin, New York, Zurich and Beijing, opening his first gallery in Berlin in 1994. He was the first West German to open a contemporary art gallery in East Berlin. “Berlin has established itself as one of the exiting art centers in the past decade, but the Asian region is fast becoming the power house of contemporary art,” he said.
Matthais Arndt sees the concept of the pop-up art show as a logical evolution of conventional gallery spaces.
“Galleries need to find a new way of doing things. The art market is now global and no single conventional gallery can represent artists successfully. I am not interested in building another permanent white cube art gallery. What does excite me is creating a new and unconventional platform in which to introduce international art of this quality to the Australian market. As I did in Berlin two decades ago,” he said.
Migration will feature work from 33 artists (full list below) and will be a selling show with works priced from $6000, to $500,000.
Migration will open parallel to the re-opening of the new Mordant Wing of the MCA at the end of March 2012, in a transformed office building within walking distance from the MCA. The architectural concept for the space is provided by CHOI ROPIHA FIGHERA.
Migration unites works of recognised artists from China, USA, Germany, Great Britain, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, South America, Africa and the Middle East. They are either emerging artists in their national scenes or already established and at the same time stars in the international art world through the Biennales, Museum-Retrospectives and the major art fairs.
There are plans for further pop-up shows throughout the regions together with focussed artist projects.