Themed ‘MACHT KUNST’ (‘MAKE ART’) Deutsche Bank invited artists, art enthusiasts, hobby painters and students to display their work at the new KunstHalle Berlin. The submissions can be seen for 24 hours, today from 12:00 am until tomorrow 12:00 am. Despite the freezing cold Friday, over 2,000 works were submitted not only from Germany, but also from Switzerland, Austria, Finland, England and Poland. The waiting people transformed queuing quickly into a little happening. Everyone got the mostly unique opportunity to showcase his or her skills on a public platform. The idea was that the first to be displayed at KunstHalle Berlin, should be the Berliners themselves.
Despite the six-meter-high walls and compact arrangement of pictures the place only gave space for the first 344 works. The remaining works will be displayed in an additional show on the 28th of April at Münze. Gallery owner, art collector and curator René Block was busy all night long putting the sometimes very different works on the walls to create a harmonized picture. On display is a colorful mix of drawings, paintings, small sculptures, collages and photographs thatadd up to a multifaceted piece of art. This morning we have already satisfied our curiosity and paid the KunstHalle a visit. Who doesn’t want to miss this slightly different art event should pass by there until tomorrow noon.
Each visitor has the opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork and win one out of 100 year tickets for the KunstHalle, while the artist with the most votes receives a one-year studio scholarship. Moreover a jury, including René Block and Friedhelm Hütte, Global Head of Art, Deutsche Bank, will chose three artists to present their work for two-weeks at the KunstHalle studio. KunstHalle will officially open on the 18th of April with an exhibition of Iranian artist Imran Qureshi.
Visit the exhibition ‘MACHT KUNST’ from April 8th to April 9th 12:00 clock, Unter den Linden 13-15, entrance is free.


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