For a total of five days, some 180 galleries from Germany and abroad will be presenting modern classics, post-war art and contemporary art. Art Cologne offers painting, sculpture, installations, video art, photography, works on paper, editions and multiples in a select presentation of the healthy variety of the modern and contemporary art trade in Europe and overseas. This year's the the fair welcomes its visitors with a very special presentation. In the entry area, visitors will see selected top-class sculptures that will give them an impression of the general situation of the current art market and of the 43rd staging of the largest art fair in Germany.
The 43rd ART COLOGNE will take place in Cologne from 22nd to 26th April 2009. For a total of five days, some 180 galleries from Germany and abroad will be presenting modern classics, post-war art and contemporary art. ART COLOGNE will offer painting, sculpture, installations, video art, photography, works on paper, editions and multiples in a select presentation of the healthy variety of the modern and contemporary art trade in Europe and overseas.
The latest ART COLOGNE news
Harald Falckenberg to receive ART COLOGNE Prize
Dr. Harald Falckenberg will receive the ART COLOGNE Prize 2009. With this prize, the Federal Association of German Galleries and Editions (BDVG) and Koelnmesse will honour one of the most important art collectors in Germany.
23 New Positions
New Positions', the Fair's sponsorship scheme for young artists, is designed as a career springboard for art-market newcomers. Twenty-three young artists from nine countries have been selected to exhibit. They were chosen by the BVDG and a selection panel. There will also be a special prize - the Audi Art Award for the best young artist. The prize-giving ceremony will be held at 3 pm on Friday, 24 April at the ART COLOGNE.
The artistic future
The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) has developed a new concept for the Art Cologne exhibition: this year’s focus is on exchange, dialogue and different forms of presentation. The KHM students have invited fellow students from other international art schools to a collaboration beyond market mechanisms.
ADKV-ART COLOGNE Prize for Art Criticism
The Association of German Kunstvereine (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine / ADKV) honours with this award the work of freelance art critics in the press or other media who engage with contemporary art and its social context. The ADKV also honours the exceptional work of art clubs. The award ceremony for the freelance art critics will take place on April 23 at the ART COLOGNE. The art clubs will be honoured on April 25.
Special show: Wilderness to garden to wilderness
The special show staged by the Photographische Sammlung/ SK Stiftung Kultur is an ART COLOGNE highlight. Vegetation in photography is the central theme of the exhibition, with particular focus on the representation of wilderness - the pristine natural world untouched by man. The exhibition features work by: Robert Adams; Eugène Atget; Peter Boerboom + Carola Vogt; Jitka Hanzlová and many more.
ZADIK presents Joseph Beuys
This year's exhibition of the Zentralarchiv des internationalen Kunsthandels e.V. (ZADIK) focusses on Joseph Beuys. It highlights his highly productive working relationships with the gallery owners who supported him in the early part of his career. A special issue of the journal sediment will be published to mark the ZADIK exhibition. Lavishly illustrated, it contains interviews with gallery owners and people at the forefront of events.
More compact, clearer, more concentrated in April 2009, ART COLOGNE will be held for the first time in Hall 11. Located directly adjacent to the new Entrance South/Barmer Straße, the art event is once again presenting its face to the city. Set in a modern, attractive building offering easy accessibility for arriving exhibitors and visitors, the new compact layout will occupy two levels. Modern classics and post-war art will occupy Level 1. Level 2 will present contemporary galleries. Open Space and New Contemporaries, proven successful platforms for young and cutting-edge production, will be integrated into level 2, placing them directly in the context of the current market.
The members of the international Advisory Board have been named — these include:
Hendrik A. Berinson (Gallery Berinson, Berlin), Jörn Bötnagel (BQ, Cologne), Valerie Carberry (Valerie Carberry Gallery Chicago), Darren Flook (Hotel, London), Steve Hanson (China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles), Dennis Kimmerich (Gallery Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf), Christian Nagel (Gallery Christian Nagel, Berlin/Cologne), Niklas Svennung (Gallery Chantal Crousel, Paris), and Hans Mayer (Gallery Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf).
New Talents has been renamed “New Positions”
ART COLOGNE’s successful collaboration with the Federal Association of German Galleries and Editions (BVDG) to promote selected young artists will continue under a revised name: “New Positions”. This change is intended to reflect the topographical complexity of new creative production. Individual shows of selected artists will continue to be found at the stands of the galleries representing them.
Five Years of Open Space – A successful experiment celebrates an anniversary
In 2009, OPEN SPACE will celebrate its fifth anniversary with ART COLOGNE. Liberating the art fair from traditional staging, embracing booth-less, project-oriented architecture adapted to each individual art presentation, Open Space has succeeded as a laboratory for new art positions to encounter the market on their own terms. In preparation for the fifth anniversary, an international committee consisting of Vasif Kortun (Istanbul), Stefanie Kreuzer (Morsbroich) and Beatrix Ruf (Zurich) has been assembled to recommend notable young artists for presentation, along with their galleries, at Open Space 2009.
List of Works
Balkenhol, Stephan - Ikarus, 2006 - Löhrl
Baudrexel, Florian - Frivoli, 2009 - Linn Lühn
Cragg, Tony - Eichelhäher 1990 - Hachmeister
Kalaman - catwalk, 2001 - Otto Schweins
Richter, Claus - no title, 2008/2009 - Eva Winkler
Roach, Damien - Avantgarde, 2008 - Sies+Höke
Scharrelmann, Jan - Ancient I und II, 2009 - Hammelehle und Ahrens
Schwer, Paul - Bautafel - Painting, 2008 - Bugdahn und Kaimer
Spoerri, Daniel - Trommler mit Schreibmaschinenhut, 2005 - Levy
Sonier, Keith - Kiosk I, 1987 - Häusler Contemporary
Venet, Bernar - Three Indeterminate Lines, 2005 - Scheffel
Wit, Bas de - Errors and Ommissions Accepted, 2002/2007 - Figge von Rosen
ART COLOGNE Galleries 2009
Modern / Post War Galleries
Aussereuropäische Kunst Dierking (Cologne), Baukunst (Cologne), Beck & Eggeling (Duesseldorf), Benden (Cologne), Berinson (Berlin), Berlin (Berlin), Boisserée (Cologne), Valerie Carberry (Chicago), Johannes Faber (Vienna), Fahnemann (Berlin), Fischer Kunsthandel & Edition (Berlin), Forsblom (Helsinki), Française (Munich), Klaus Gerrit Friese (Stuttgart), Wolfgang Gmyrek (Duesseldorf), Grossetti Arte Contemporanea (Milan), Haas (Zurich/Berlin), Hachmeister (Muenster), Marianne Hennemann (Bonn), Henze & Ketterer (Wichtrach/ Bern), Ernst Hilger (Vienna), Hoffmann (Friedberg), Jaski Art (Amsterdam), Annely Juda Fine Art (London), Koch (Hannover), Dorothea van der Koelen (Mainz/ Venice), Lahumière (Paris), Leo.Coppi (Berlin), Levy (Hamburg),
Löhrl (Moenchengladbach), Marie-José van de Loo (Munich), Ludorff (Duesseldorf), Jörg Maaß Kunsthandel (Berlin), Maulberger (Munich), Hans Mayer (Duesseldorf), Hubertus Melsheimer (Cologne), Laurence Miller (New York), Galerie Moderne (Silkeborg), Neher (Essen), Georg Nothelfer (Berlin), Orangerie-Reinz (Cologne), Priska Pasquer (Cologne), Remmert und Barth (Duesseldorf), Rieder (Munich), J.P. Ritsch-Fisch (Strassburg), Margarete Roeder (New York), Sage (Paris), Salis & Vertes (Salzburg /St. Moritz /Zurich), Schlichtenmaier (Grafenau/Stuttgart), Schönewald Fine Arts (Duesseldorf), Schwarzer (Duesseldorf), Simonis (Duesseldorf), Springer + Winckler (Berlin), Edition Staeck (Heidelberg), Walter Storms (Munich), Hans Strelow (Duesseldorf), Taguchi Fine Art (Tokyo), Galerie Thomas (Munich), Utermann (Dortmund), Edith Wahlandt (Stuttgart), Michael Werner (Cologne /New York), Thomas Zander (Cologne), Zellermayer (Berlin)
1301 PE (Los Angeles), Adamski (Aachen/ Berlin), Akinci (Amsterdam), Art Agents (Hamburg), AYE Gallery (Bejing), ASPN (Leipzig), Laura Bartlett (London), Andreas Binder (Munich), Blanket Contemporary Art (Vancouver), Bleich-Rossi (Vienna), Blow111 (London), Bortolozzi (Berlin), BQ (Cologne), Sebastian Brandl (Cologne), Broadway 1602 (New York), Lena Brüning (Berlin), Daniel Buchholz (Berlin /Cologne), Sandra Bürgel (Berlin), Bugdahn + Kaimer (Duesseldorf), Cabinet (London), Gisela Capitain (Cologne), Charim (Vienna), China Art Objects (Los Angeles), CIRCUS (Berlin), CLAGES (Cologne), Pepe Cobo (Madrid), COMA (Berlin), Cosar HMT (Duesseldorf), Crisp (London/ Los Angeles), Chantal Crousel (Paris), Dogenhaus (Leipzig), Heinrich Ehrhardt (Madrid), Frank Elbaz (Paris), Eleven Rivington (New York), Fahnemann Projects (Berlin), Ferenbalm Gurbrü Station (Karlsruhe), Fiebach & Minninger (Cologne), Figge von Rosen (Cologne), Thomas Flor (Duesseldorf), Forsblom (Helsinki), SixFriedrichLisaUngar (Munich),
Klaus Gerrit Friese (Stuttgart), Gentili (Prato), GMG Gallery (Moscow), Bärbel Grässlin (Frankfurt), M & J Guelman (Moscow), Freymond Guth (Zurich), HaiShangShan Art + Exhibition (Shanghai), Hammelehle und Ahrens (Cologne), Häusler Contemporary (Munich), Reinhard Hauff (Stuttgart), Ernst Hilger (Vienna), Heinz Holtmann (Cologne), Hotel (London), I-20 Gallery (New York), Michael Janssen (Berlin), Annely Juda Fine Art (London), Galleri K (Oslo), Karma International (Zurich), Mike Karstens (Muenster), Ben Kaufmann (Berlin), Kevin Kavanagh (Dublin), Dennis Kimmerich (Duesseldorf), Kleindienst (Leipzig), Bernhard Knaus Fine Art (Frankfurt), Sabine Knust (Munich), Konzett (Graz /Vienna), Koraalberg (Antwerp), Krobath Wimmer (Vienna), Nicolas Krupp (Basel), L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht (Frankfurt), La Città (Verona), Laden für Nichts (Leipzig), Galerie für Landschaftskunst (Hamburg), Lange + Pult (Zurich), Gebr. Lehmann (Dresden), Christian Lethert (Cologne), Löhrl (Moenchengladbach), Loevenbruck (Paris), Linn Lühn (Cologne), M 29 (Cologne), Brigitte March (Stuttgart), Alessandro de March (Milan), Miguel Marcos (Barcelona), Hans Mayer (Duesseldorf), Mirko Mayer (Cologne), Mezzanin (Vienna), The Mint (New Delhi), Gillian Morris (Berlin), Mot International (London), Mother's Tankstation (Dublin), Christian Nagel (Berlin /Cologne), NextArt (Budapest), Nice & Fit (Berlin), Mihai Nicodim (Los Angeles),
Anna Nova (St. Petersburg), Nusser & Baumgart (Munich), Alexander Ochs (Berlin /Bejing), Priska Pasquer (Cologne), Rupert Pfab (Duesseldorf), Karl Pfefferle (Munich), Plan B (Cluj), Tanja Pol (Munich), Program (Warsaw), Redling Fine Art (Los Angeles), Thomas Rehbein (Cologne), RENTAL Gallery (New York), Petra Rinck (Duesseldorf), Ritter / Zamet (London), Stefan Röpke (Cologne), Rosenfeld (Tel Aviv), Jette Rudolph (Berlin), Ruzicska / Weiss (Duesseldorf), Marion Scharmann (Cologne), Scheffel (Bad Homburg), Aurel Scheibler (Berlin), Brigitte Schenk (Cologne), Schmidt Maczollek (Cologne), Schnittraum/Lutz Becker (Cologne), Otto Schweins (Cologne), Nicola von Senger (Zurich), Sies + Höke (Duesseldorf), Walter Storms (Muenchen), Hans Strelow (Duesseldorf), Jacky Strenz (Frankfurt), Sutton Lane (London /Paris), T 293 (Napoli), Teapot (Cologne), Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman (Innsbruck), Wilma Tolksdorf (Frankfurt /Berlin), VAN HORN (Duesseldorf), Edith Wahlandt (Stuttgart), Ursula Walbröl (Duesseldorf), Michael Werner (Cologne /New York), Wetterling (Stockholm), Michael Wiesehöfer (Cologne), Eva Winkeler (Frankfurt), Workplace (Gateshead), Susanne Zander (Cologne), Thomas Zander (Cologne)
Wolfgang Hahn Preis 2009
Christopher Wool award ceremony, April 20th 2009, followed by vernissage opening at Museum Ludwig
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Christopher Wool: Porto Köln
Erik van Lieshout, Vernissage 23rd April
Jonathan Horowitz, Vernissage 23rd April
continuing exhibitions: Lucy McKenzie, also Maria Lassnig's "In the mirror of possibilities.
Drawings and Watercolours from 1947 to Today"
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Dark Fair, Vernissage April 22nd 2009
Nora Schultz, Vernissage April 22nd 2009
K21 Kunstsammlung NRW, Duesseldorf
Jorge Pardo, 1st European solo exhibition
Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Sonic Youth Concert, April 24th 2009
Kunst Museum, Bonn
Videonale 2009, Finnisage April 26th 2009
Wassily Kandinsky, his complete graphic Ouevre
Mathias Poledna – Christopher Williams
Vernissage on Tuesday, April 21st, 5 pm
Axa Art Professional Preview on Tuesday, April 21st, 12 pm
South/Barmer Strasse / Halls 11, Koln
Opening times For visitors daily from 12.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m.