Art Cologne is the world’s oldest art fair for modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st century. This art fair annually invites approximately 200 international galleries to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, prints, multiples, installations, performance and moving image art. Cologne has a perfect location, since it is situated in the middle of Western Europe, in North Rhine-Westphalia (German state), that has very high concentrations of business and industry – and art collectors. Throughout its rich history, Art Cologne art fair has profiled as one of the leading art fairs in the world that largely influenced art market developments. Art Cologne 2015 extends over three halls for the first time. Renowned galleries and art dealers present masterpieces of Modern and Postwar Art in hall 11.1.; the great names in Contemporary Art will be at the stands of international galleries in hall 11.2.; while in the upper hall 11.3., 29 young galleries in the New Contemporaries section encounter 32 participants of the Collaborations section introduced in 2014.
Being one of the leading art fairs in the world, the list of participating galleries and artists of Art Cologne 2015 is truly impressive. The art fair is composed of several sectors. Galleries sites established galleries. New Contemporaries represents galleries founded in the 21st century. New Positions offers solo-presentations of outstanding young artists. Some of the highlights of Modern and Postwar art include: work by Andy Warhol with his Mona Lisa (four times), presented by Klaus Benden gallery (Cologne); Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, presented by Henze & Ketterer & Triebold (Bern); Richard Lindner and Daniel Spoerri, presented by LEVY (Hamburg); Kazuo Shiraga, presented by Whitestone Gallery (Tokyo), and many other masters of modern and postwar art. On the booths of galleries focused on contemporary art, the visitors may find works by Louise Bourgeois, Anish Kapoor and Martin Kippenberger, presented by Carolina Nitsch (New York); Florian Meisenberg, Olaf Metzel and David Renggli, presented by Wentrup (Berlin); Georg Baselitz and Imi Knoebel, presented by Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris/Salzburg), and many others.
The list of exhibitors at Art Cologne 2015 is amazing. Among countless extraordinary artists presents are: Ida Applebrogg, Djordje Ozbolt, Phyllida Barlow, Martin Creed, Andy Hope, and Richard Jackson, presented by Hauser & Wirth (Zurich/London/New York); Lucio Fontana, Gotthard Graubner, Heinz Mack and El Anatsui, presented by Axel Vervoordt (Wijnegem); Marcel Dzama and Stan Douglas at Dawid Zwirner’s booth. Twenty-nine young galleries will participate in New Contemporaries, where works by many young and emerging artists will be shown.
A fascinating supporting program will accompany this year’s Art Cologne. Some 30 collectors, curators and art experts from Europe, the US, China, Africa, South America and the Gulf States will gather at Art Congress Cologne, to discuss the international art market and to explore current developments. Art Cologne is also hosting the second edition of Film Cologne, where high quality films and videos of artists working in Flanders and Brussels (Belgium) will be presented, curated by Prof. Philippe Pirotte, Rektor of Städelschule and Fabian Schöneich, curator at Portikus, (Frankfurt a.M.). Art Cologne Talks Lounge will be organized every day during the art fair, with amazing speakers and interesting topics.
The Art Cologne 2015 art fair will be held at Koelnmesse. Admission is free for children up to 12 years of age when accompanied by a parent. Children between the ages of 13 and 16 require a separate reduced-price admission ticket and will only be admitted if accompanied by an adult. The Art Cologne 2015 will be held from April 16th until April 19th.
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Featured Image: J. Dewasne, O. T., 1971. Galerie Lahumière, Paris
Image in slider: Mounir Fatmi, Evolution or Death – Phoebe, 2014. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
All images courtesy of Art Cologne 2015.
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