SPECIAL EVENTS

Special event "Eins, zwei Wechselschritt – 50 years of ART COLOGNE and the avant-garde in Contemporary Art in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands"

A special event at Entrance South of the trade fair takes a look at 50 years of exchange and the mutual influence among artists from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

Under the title 'Eins, zwei, Wechselschritt – 50 years of ART COLOGNE and the avant-garde in Contemporary Art in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands', one artist each from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, who were characteristic of the respective decade, will be presented in five sections. Presented will be works by Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Panamarenko, Georg Baselitz, Rosemarie Trockel, Marlene Dumas and Peter Buggenhout, among others.

The sixth section refers to the year 2016 and presents three contemporary artists, Sine Van Menxel, Melanie Bonajo and Nora Schultz. The special event is curated by Ellen de Bruijne and Stella Lohaus, and is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, Flanders Arts Institute, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the General delegation of the Government of Flanders in Germany and Koelnmesse.

Venue: Entrance South


Special event "1967 – One year in 50 works of art!"

Deutsche Bank, Sal. Oppenheim and ART COLOGNE continue their cooperation in the 50th year of the trade fair. In its own exhibition area in hall 11.3 of Koelnmesse, Deutsche Bank and Sal. Oppenheim will present 50 works of art from its collection from the founding year of the art show under the title '1967 – One Year in 50 Works of Art!'. The Deutsche Bank thus presents pioneering artistic currents and impulses of this important period of change with works by important artists like Georg Baselitz, Rolf Cavael, Sigmar Polke and Wolf Vostell.

Venue. Hall 11.3