No Commission at Kraftwerk Rummelsburg Berlin

Imagine an art fair or an exhibition where all the proceeds of the sales go directly to the artists themselves without any commission for a gallery or agent. What sounds a bit like a utopia for artists is the reality of the international event series No Commission (linked to website) that will come to Europe for the second time during their world tour to make a stop at the Kraftwerk Rummelsburg in Berlin. And we have reason to be excited about this as the opening event on June 29 is going to be quite spectacular with Major Laser playing live and tickets available for free!

But who is behind No Commission? The initiative was founded 18 months ago by Bacardi and music producer Kasseem Dean, a.k.a. Swizz Beatz, as a platform to support upcoming and young artists. In this short amount of time they could generate sales for the artists of over 3 Million Dollars during various exhibitions all over the world. That’s quite the amount – and apparently that’s only the beginning. With each edition a new set of artists will be introduced into the No Commission family creating an ever-growing network of creative minds and incredible talents.

The support of upcoming artists has been on Dean’s agenda for a long time now which is why he started The Dean Collection in 2014 which is not just a private collection but a platform to discover and experience amazing art.

The Berlin edition of No Commission that will run from June 29 – July 1 will be inspired by the Roaring Twenties of Berlin – an iconic time period where artistic and intellectual culture was blossoming like never before – and feature the work of over 30 artists, some of which are students of highly respected art schools in London and Berlin. But No Commission is not only inclusive towards artists that are in different stages of their careers, they also want to offer art friends with different budget ranges a chance to take some of the art home as there will be original artworks as well as edition prints.

To wet your appetite a bit more we have a small preview of the exhibited artworks for you right here:

And here are a few impressions from previous No Commission editions in Miami, London, New York, and Shanghai.

Are you ready to celebrate the opening of No Commission: Berlin with us this Thursday at Kraftwerk Rummelsburg with Major Lazer live, cocktails by Barcadi and the artworks of The Dean Collection? Then register for one of the free tickets here.

Thanks for the support by Bacardi

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