Art Cologne is the world’s oldest and longest running fair for 20th and 21st century fine art. Founded in 1967 the fair for modern and contemporary art was once the undisputed number one. After some difficult years, the fair is on the rise again. The strategy of former gallerist Daniel Hug pays off, more and more renowned galleries participate in the fair again. But the fair not only succeeded in bringing back the big name art dealers, but also strengthend its relevance for presenting and supporting emerging art with the integration of the NADA fair. Art Cologne is also deeply rooted in the art scene in the Rhineland, with its artists, collectors, and art dealers. This time, this becomes visible in the supporting program of the fair and the activities of the museums, galleries and collectors on the occasion of Art Cologne 2013. At the fair, the Julia Stoschek Collection stages a special exhibition of video art. The record label Kompakt presents a sound installation at the fair. Museum Ludwig opens two solo shows with Phil Collins and Andrea Fraser, Ludwig Forum in Aachen a solo exhibition with Michael E. Smith. In addition to that, the galleries in Cologne and Düsseldorf have special openings on Art Cologne Friday.
Art Cologne 2013 – 47. Internationaler Kunstmarkt, Cologne (Germany). Vernissage, April 18, 2013.
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