Ralf Haensel started 401contemporary in Berlin in March 2009, driven by two motivations; to provide young artists with rooms in which to exhibit, a ‘spatial’ platform, but also to offer them a ‘time’ platform, a possibility to discover a connectedness with other artists across the boundaries of time. This hologram of past and present not only steered young artists on their way forward, it also initiateed new interpretations and provided important stimuli for all parties involved. – At the end of 2010, 401contemporary moved from ‘Berlin-Mitte’ to Potsdamer Straße, one of the most flamboyant art-creating-and-trading areas of the roaring-twenties-Berlin, and today again an epicentre of the Berliner art scene. The last exhibition of 401contemporary took place until January 2019.
ART@Berlin: Kunst in Berlin 401contemporary – Gallery