09.04.18

ART COLOGNE presents special exhibitions and talks programme

In addition to the gallery programme, Film Cologne and the commission by Zuzanna Czebatul, ART COLOGNE will present very special events of the Zentralarchiv für deutsche und internationale Kunstmarktforschung (Central Archive of the International Art Trade (ZADIK)) and of the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg this year from 19 to 22 April 2018. In addition to this, the ART COLOGNE Talks round off the programme of the 52nd edition of the trade fair.

THE KÖLN SHOW – Networks of Avant-garde Galleries in the Nineties
For this year’s opulently illustrated journey through time, the Zentralarchiv für deutsche und internationale Kunstmarktforschung (Central Archive of the International Art Trade), or ZADIK, has set the coordinates for the myth of the Cologne art scene of the 1990s, one that circulates today, especially in America. It visits the people and events there that built trans-European and transatlantic bridges and set the course for present-day art programmes, bringing back to life the era of artistic self-reflection, contextual art and institutional criticism, some of which was achieved through tough bar work.

The fanfare that heralded the new decade came in the form of The Köln Show (27 April to 26 May 1990), an exhibition featuring works by 66 artists from Europe, the USA and Japan, curated by Cologne gallerists Monika Sprüth, Esther Schipper, Isabella Kacprzak, Tanja Grunert, Gisela Capitain, Sophia Ungers, Rafael Jablonka, Max Hetzler and Daniel Buchholz, coordinated by Monica Beer and with an accompanying book, 'Nachschub - Supply', edited and published by Isabelle Graw.

More information: http://www.artcologne.de/ART-COLOGNE/Die-Messe/Events/ZADIK/index.php

C o m e b a c k: LBBW Collection

Ready for the new
With the special exhibition entitled “Comeback” at ART COLOGNE 2018, a major player in the field of corporate collecting is returning to the stage of the art world. The collection of the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) focuses on German and international art from the 1980s and 1990s, and includes many well-known artistic positions and notable highlights. It has thus been ranked among the most outstanding collections in Germany’s business and financial sector for many years. The bank is now building on this tradition. Having established a programme with defined curatorial and strategic objectives, LBBW is resuming its collecting activities on this basis. It will continue its previous successful exhibition activities, which will be accompanied by contemporary art projects in a new framework.

Artists: Thomas Demand, Isa Genzken, Thomas Grünfeld, Georg Herold, Christian Jankowski, Astrid Klein, Thomas Locher, Michel Majerus, Tobias Rehberger, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel, Wolfgang Tillmans, Christopher Williams, Peter Zimmermann

Curated by: Lutz Casper, LBBW Collection; Nicole Fritz, Kunsthalle Tübingen; Gregor Jansen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

ART COLOGNE Talks Lounge

Visitors can look forward to a diverse talk programme with high quality discussion partners on all four days of the trade fair. The themes vary from changing values, art and economy in dialogue to a journey through art history. Overview of the main themes:

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Changing values - In cooperation with Monopol
Forgeries and fraud, corruption and secondary business, harassment and discrimination: scandals in the art business are accumulating. Between codex and consensus, between seduction and crime: which system of values is the art business following today – and who is watching over it?

Friday, 20 April 2018

Art and economy in dialogue
What form are alliances between art, culture and the economy taking today? How much does one need the other? How can art in companies successfully promote creativity. And how can it internally promote teamwork and externally contribute to clear positioning? How and with which methods and objectives can art collections be established in companies? The talks examine these and other questions.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Where are we headed in the web? In cooperation with KUNSTFORUM International
Democratisation through digital production and mediation technologies versus dependencies upon them. The overabundance of art evaluation and PR commerce cries out for the art of fine judgment. Digital forms of representation of art and its mediation require new art criticism – but also a new public.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Time travel
In four stages through more recent art history – starting with the founding of the Bauhaus by Walter Gropius 100 years ago, through the seductive art of the 1968 generation, the "wild 90s" in Cologne (and elsewhere) to the future of images in the age of digitalisation. Illuminated here are the historical context, the various assessments and analyses and the perspectives of the various high-quality experts.

To the detailed programme: http://www.artcologne.de/ART-COLOGNE/Die-Messe/Events/ART-COLOGNE-TALKS-LOUNGE/index.php

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