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From 28 April to 1 May 2022, the sixth edition of paper positions will be presented at the Deutsche Telekom Hauptstadtrepräsentanz in Berlin-Mitte. It is dedicated to the medium of paper in all its artistic facets, presented by selected galleries for contemporary art. As part of the fair, the Paper Art Award will be presented for the second time and the paper positions award for the fourth time.

Image above: paper positions berlin 2021, Photo: Natalia Carstens

Paper is a thoroughly sensual and emotional material whose use as an artistic material seems to know hardly any limits and goes far beyond its mere use as a carrier material. At paper positions berlin, the medium becomes the real protagonist. 

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paper positions berlin 2021, Foto: Clara Wenzel-Theiler

Aspects such as form, format, plasticity or spatial conception play an important role in the artistic debate. Paper acquires volume, is airy, light, transparent or fragile, but at the same time stable, hard or compact. Paper as a material opens up a broad spectrum of creative and technical possibilities.

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paper positions berlin 2021, Foto: Clara Wenzel-Theiler

With the PAPER ART AWARD paper positions, together with the newly founded museum “Haus des Papiers” in Berlin, annually honours three artists who deal with the material paper in an outstanding, stimulating and independent way. This prize is sponsored and made possible by Canon, d’mage and Hahnemühle. The prize money totalling 36,000 EUR will be used by the museum to purchase works by the winning artists. In 2021, Fiene Scharp, Astrid Busch and Angela Glajcar, whose works have already been presented in the highly acclaimed exhibition “Spatial Paper”, were awarded the prize. 

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paper positions berlin 2021, Foto: Clara Wenzel-Theiler

Since 2019, paper positions berlin, together with RKA Rechtsanwälte Hamburg/Berlin, has been presenting the paper positions award. The award, which is given exclusively to female artists, recognises an outstanding contemporary position on the subject of drawing and the medium of paper and includes a special presentation in the following year. The first winner of the award was Hell Gette (2019), in 2020 Iris Schomaker was awarded. The winner of the 2021 prize is Nora Schattauer, whose new works will be presented at the upcoming paper positions berlin as part of a special exhibition.

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paper positions berlin 2021, Foto: Clara Wenzel-Theiler

WHEN?

Press Preview
Thu, 28. April, 12 – 14 hrs
Press Statement
Thu, 28. April, 12.30 hrs
Professional Preview
Thu, 28. April, 14 – 18 hrs(with VIP Card only)

Opening
Thu, 28. April, 18 – 21 hrs

Regular Opening Hours
Fri, 29. April, 13 – 20 hrs
Sat, 30. April, 13 – 20 hrs
Sun, 1. May, 12 – 18 hrs

COSTS?

Regular 15 EUR | Reduced 8 EUR | Opening 10 EUR

WHERE?

Deutsche Telekom Hauptstadtrepräsentanz
Französische Straße 33 a-c
10117 Berlin-Mitte

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

U2: Hausvogteiplatz
U5/U6: Unter den Linden
Bus 147: Werderscher Markt

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