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paper positions Berlin will take place for the fifth time this summer, this year once again in the impressive Lichthof of the former telegraph office in Berlin-Mitte.

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paper positions berlin © paper positions berlin 2020, Foto: Oana Popa

From 19 -22 August 2021, 48 selected international galleries will show their most important positions from contemporary and modern art with a focus on the material paper. Drawings, collages, silhouettes, texts, photographs, artists' books and objects will be on display in an open exhibition format.


The theme of drawing and the medium of paper with all its specific characteristics, its fragility and its enormous versatility are the focus of the exhibition concept of papaer positions, which is entirely tailored to the mostly sensitive exhibits.

Important building in the postal and industrial history of Berlin as an event location

At the end of the 19th century, more than 300 telegraphs were in the hall, architecturally reminiscent of the Venetian Renaissance, with which the building complex was extended in 1878 as part of the unification of post and telegraphy to form the Imperial Main Telegraph Office.Even after the renovation, the original ceiling construction with its glass ceiling supported by cast-iron pillars has been preserved and gives the spacious room with bright daylight an airy and relaxed salon-like atmosphere.

The trade fair location is located in the heart of historic Berlin, amidst the art spots Museum Island and Gendarmenmarkt as well as the galleries and art collections not far from the Friedrichswerder Church built by Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
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