The preparations for this year’s art fair in Karlsruhe, Germany are bringing to an end. The twelfth art KARLSRUHE fair will be openned on March 4th. Under the motto of Where art meets art, the art KARLSRUHE 2015 will bring together a vast number of galleries, artists, curators, collectors and art-lovers. During the three days of the fair, 210 gallery owners from eleven countries will be displaying top works. These works range from classic modern and modern classic to contemporary art. Additionally, in the four thematically structured halls 157 One-Artist-Show will be featuring, and 19 sculpture zones will be specially designed. The art KARLSRUHE 2015 is also offering a fascinating supporting programme. The visitors will be able to find at this fair a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in contemporary art.
The galleries represented at the fair will present extraordinary works from the entire range of 20th and 21st century art movements. The spectrum ranges from Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit to important post-war positions such as Informel, concrete positions, ZERO and pop art, right through to neoexpressionist painting, street art and the most recent contemporary art. The fair’s space is divided by the dominant artistic movements that are represented by each gallery. Therefore, the Hall 1 is reserved for Photography, editions, and objects, the Hall 2 for Modern classic + contemporary art, the Hall 3 for Classic modern + contemporary art, while the dm-arena space will be devoted to Contemporary art. In the classic modern field, the artists of the expressionism movement will dominate. For example, works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner are on show at galleries such as Henze & Ketterer, Fischer Kunsthandel & Editionen and Koch. The works by Max Pechstein can be found at the Gitta Bierhinkel gallery, while Karl Hofer can be found at Pfundt and KRÜMMER fine art. Kunstkontor Dr. Doris Möllers is focusing on Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff – along with the Impressionists Lovis Corinth and Max Liebermann. Kunsthandel Hagemeier is presenting two leading figures of Neue Sachlichkeit - Otto Dix and George Grosz. Famous Bauhaus artist Lyonel Feininger will be present at the Koch-Westenhoff amongst others, while Oskar Schlemmer at the Valentien.
The Art Informel, one of the most important abstract movements in the post-war art, will be present at Eva Meyer, Cortina and at Galerie am Lindenplatz. They will show the works by famous Spanish artist Antoni Tàpies, among others. Galerie Nothelfer is displaying K.R.H. Sonderborg and Fred Thieler, and Geiger is presenting works by artists such as Herman de Vries. Concrete positions are represented by galleries such as gimpel & müller, Dorothea van der Koelen and Oniris, while the lovers of ZERO should visit the Holtmann and Walter Bischoff Galerie. The Schwind gallery will exhibit the works by the GDR artists Wolfgang Mattheuer, Arno Rink, Willi Sitte, and Werner Tübke. DIE GALERIE is presenting works by Johannes Heisig, and the LEO.COPPI works by Harald Metzkes. Artists that rang in the triumph of the "Jungen Wilden" in the 1980s are represented at Kunsthandlung Osper (Markus Lüpertz), Fetzer (Bernd Zimmer), Fuchs (Rainer Fetting), L’Estampe (Elvira Bach), and East 2 Gallery (A.R. Penck). Works that are influenced by graffiti and street art can be found at Springmann (with JR), and Studio Akka (with Keith Haring).
When it comes to contemporary and street art, the DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM Gallery from Berlin will present the works by contemporary artists Stefan Behlau, Bernhard Brungs, Andrej Dúbravsky, Klaus Jörres, Maki Na Kamura, Dennis Loesch. The Springmann Gallery will present some extraordinary street art works by JR, Alexandre Farto, Volume3, while the Circle Culture will show the works by Stefan Strumbel. The works by Jürgen Paas and Dirk Salz will be on view at the Obrist Gallery.
The sculpture zone, which is a trademark of art KARLSRUHE will present extraordinary sculptures that will certainly bring attention to the collectors. Just to mention Emil Cimiotti, Klaus Hack, Andreas Theurer and many others whose works will be shown by some of the most recognized galleries in Europe. Another interesting supporting program is the special showcase entitled Some like it cool by SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen. They are staging an exhibition of contemporary work from the Schaufler collection. This private museum of the Swabian entrepreneur Peter Schaufler and his wife Christiane Schaufler-Münch have assembled the impressive collection with a focus on works from the ZERO movement, conceptual art, minimal art, and concrete art. Another special program includes the presentation of works by the legendary Hungarian photographer Robert Capa along with contemporary photography from Hungary. An interesting debate is planned during the ARTIMA art meeting 2015, where high-profile experts, curators, collectors will discuss new developments in the world of art, and the main topic will be Collecting – more than a passion?. Finally, two prize-giving ceremonies are planned. The Hans Platschek Prize for Art and Writing will be awarded to the Japanese artist Rikuo Ueda on Thursday, March 5th. The winner of the Baden-Württemberg and City of Karlsruhe art KARLSRUHE Prize for the best One-Artist-Show will be announced at 5 pm on Friday, March 6th.
Art KARLSRUHE 2015 will be held from March 5th until March 8th. The main venue of the art fair is Messe Karlsruhe. The daily tickets cost 20 Euro, however the visitors will be able to buy 2- day ticket as well, for 28 Euro. The ART KARSRUHE Catalogue is published, and it costs 25 Euro. Creative activities for children ages 5 and older are available on all fair days during the opening times.
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