Migration Melbourne Edition

Migration Melbourne Edition

Berlin, Germany Tuesday, October 30, 2012Saturday, December 15, 2012

Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, October 30, 2012Saturday, December 15, 2012

Migration Melbourne Edition

30 October to 15 December 2012 Migration migrates to Melbourne, Australia’s leading cultural city.
ARNDT Australia Announces Melbourne Pop Up Exhibition

Ormond Hall in the former Royal Victorian Institute of the Blind buildings
557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Opening Times:
Tues to Sat 11:00am to 5:00pm

Melbourne, Australia: ARNDT Australia presents its second international contemporary art pop-up exhibition Migration in Melbourne this November, following the success of its inaugural pop-up in Sydney earlier this year. Migration Melbourne opens to the public 1 November to 15 December 2012, as part of the Berlin gallery’s most recent initiative of shifting focus to Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

Gallery owner Matthias Arndt has curated a group of established and emerging artists from Germany and Eastern Europe who will exhibit new paintings, sculpture along with some film and video works. Exhibited artists include Gilbert & George, Sophie Calle and Anselm Reyle. Migration will also include a ‘Design Chamber’ to showcase major design works from the 20th century and contemporary periods by designers including Joe Colombo, Franz West, Oscar Niemeyer, Marcel Breuer and Erno Saarinen.

Whilst maintaining a dynamic programme for his well-established Berlin Gallery, Matthias Arndt is now working in some of the new exciting markets, including Indonesia, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia as an independent art specialist and adviser to both artists and collectors.

Matthias Arndt comments: ‘For these fast-developing areas, we are adopting a different approach for exhibiting contemporary art, creating pop-up exhibitions in unconventional and challenging spaces – a shift away from the permanent white wall space.’

‘I see a great opportunity in coming to Australia, being a direct neighbour to the most booming art landscapes and markets in Asia. In addition, the Australian private, corporate and public collections are now ready and committed to engage and collect contemporary art from all over the world,’ explained Matthias.

Migration is created and 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.

With 25 years as an art dealer and gallery owner in Europe, Matthias is an art adviser to corporate European collections and maintains an impressive portfolio of important international collectors and museums from the United States, Europe and Asia. Matthias has an innate feeling for artistic talent married with a gift for guiding the curious collector into a position of confidence and engagement when it comes to collecting art.


Migration Melbourne
1 November until 15 December 2012
Ormond Hall in the former Royal Victorian Institute of the Blind buildings
557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Information: www.arndtberlin.com


Christine Ay Tjoe, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Mathieu Briand, Erik Bulatov, Jonas Burgert, Sophie Calle, Nick Cave, Hanne Darboven, Lippo d´Andrea (Ambrogio di Baldese), Gilbert and George, Marcel van Eden, Olafur Eliasson, Gregor Hildebrandt, Thomas Hirschhorn, Geraldine Javier, Jitish Kallat, Martin Kippenberger, Heinz Mack, MadeIn Company, Eko Nugroho, Magnus von Plessen, Qiu Zhi-Jie, Julian Rosefeldt, Anselm Reyle, Charles Sandison, Eugen Schönebeck, Chiharu Shiota, Nedko Solakov, Agus Suwage, Ena Swansea, Miroslav Tichý, Jorinde Voigt, Zhan Whang, Entang Wiharso, Ralf Ziervogel

Migration Melbourne will also contain a Design Chamber featuring major works of 20th Century and contemporary design, including objects by: Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Joe Colombo, Gianni Colombo, Oscar Niemeyer, Werner Panton, Dieter Rams, Marcel Wanders, Vogt & Weizenegger, Franz West, as well as objects by anonymous designers from 1960ies Denmark and 1960ies Germany.