Cologne 07.–10.11.2024 #artcologne2024

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Isa Genzken’s interpretation of the bust of Nefertiti at the booth of Buchholz gallery. Photo: Koelnmesse /ART COLOGNE © Koelnmesse

Four Days of Art in Cologne

It was about looking – and acquiring: ART COLOGNE attracted 45.000 visitors

Interview with Daniel Hug

Nine questions for Director Daniel Hug about ART COLOGNE 2023

A ring of frog and eagle.

Frog or Eagle?

The Art + Object section brings together galleries focusing on original objects and spectacular design. In this context, Atelier Hornemann presents a compelling collaboration with the artist Thomas Grünfeld.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Three Nudes in the Forest

The Freedom of Abstraction

Classic modernism and postwar art have always held a special place at ART COLOGNE. The Swiss gallery Henze & Ketterer is one of their key mediators.

Neo Rauch, Heimwärts, 2022, Five-colour chalk and ink lithograph on laid pa-per. Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and David Zwirner. Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin

Round Anniversaries - Part 3

Some important galleries are celebrating anniversaries at ART COLOGNE. This includes Galerie EIGEN + ART, the only gallery from the former GDR to make the leap onto the international stage.

Irene and Peter Ludwig in Berlin in 1990. © Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung, Aachen

Making the Art of the World Visible!

The legendary collectors Irene and Peter Ludwig were had a long-standing association ART COLOGNE for many years. A new book offers a glimpse into their international activities.

Interview with Yvette Mutumba

We spoke to the C& co-founder about contemporary art from Africa

Interview with Sasa Hanten-Schmidt

We met the lawyer, art expert, collector and author Sasa Hanten-Schmidt in her Cologne flat and spoke to her about her various roles in the art world.

The collector Harald Falckenberg.

The non-conformist was his favourite thing

He was one of the most renowned collectors in Germany. Now Harald Falckenberg has died shortly after his 80th birthday. ART COLOGNE mourns the loss of a valued partner.

The publisher and bookseller Walther König. Photo: Hartmut Nägele

ART COLOGNE Prize Awarded to Walther König

Walther König is the first bookseller and publisher to be honored with the ART COLOGNE Prize. A portrait.

The wall work "Untitled (Father)" by Rosemarie Trockel

Mangoes, Jute, and Father’s Mask

Traditional and contemporary Viennese galleries will showcase sculptures and paintings at ART COLOGNE, including a mural by Rosemarie Trockel, new sculptural works by Benjamin Hirte, and exceptional paintings by Jongsuk Yoon.

Yvette Mutumba in the Berlin office of Contemporary&.

Black Lives Matter Is a Lived Reality for Us

We spoke with Yvette Mutumba, co-founder of Contemporary And (C&) about the platform’s accomplishments thus far and the challenges that lie ahead.

Gallery owner Karsten Greve

Round Anniversaries - Part 2

We would also like to congratulate Karsten Greve and the Produzentengalerie on 50 years of gallery activity.

Sasa Hanten-Schmidt at the photo shoot for her book with Viennese models.

“It's All About Love”

Sasa Hanten-Schmidt is a lawyer, art expert, collector and author. We talked with her about her roles in the art business, her latest book, and her most adventurous art acquisition.

Thaddaeus Ropac in front of the painting „View out of the window“ by Georg Baselitz

Round Anniversaries - Part 1

At this year's ART COLOGNE there are some anniversaries to celebrate, for example 40 years of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and 50 years of Galerie Baronian.

Ukrainian children engage in a roadblock game.

Boundless Fun - Part 2

In the second part of the interview with Francis Alÿs, WORLD ART editor Tim Ackermann talked about growing up in war, working in crisis areas and air football as resistance.

Portrait of the artist Francis Alÿs

Boundless Fun - Part 1

On the occasion of his current exhibition in Brussels, WELTKUNST editor Tim Ackermann spoke with the artist, whose works are being shown at ART COLOGNE by Galerie Peter Kilchmann from Zurich.

A Place for All Beneath the Heavenly Canopy

Füsun Onur has exerted a profound influence on the Turkish art scene since the 1970s. Museum Ludwig in Cologne is currently hosting the first retrospective of her work outside her home country.

Chaïm Soutine, Wounded Souls

Wounded Souls

Düsseldorf’s K20 pays homage to the eminent outsider Chaïm Soutine with a retrospective.

Art Season Opens on the Rhine

For the first time, ART COLOGNE hosts a sundowner for the DC Open.

Gilbert & George, YOUNG, 1983

Highlights of ART COLOGNE 2023

The oldest art fair of the world has become even more attractive for international and local galleries. This is shown by the list of exhibitors at first glance.

Art de Carnaval a project of Akademie der Künste der Welt

kaɦ.na.vˈaw - Spirituality, Economics and Politics

Cologne and Rio de Janeiro are famous for their carnival. The project wants to reflect the connection between this and spirituality, economy and politics in an artistic way.

Daniel Hug, Copyright and Photo: Gene Glover, Berlin

Nine questions during the countdown to ART COLOGNE 2022

Nine questions during the countdown to ART COLOGNE for Daniel Hug, the fair’s director

Portrait Sir Frank Bowling, 2020, © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, VG Bild-Kunst-Bonn, 2021, Courtesy: the artist and Hauser & Wirth, Photo: Sasha Bowling

Red collection growth in Cologne

With the presentation of the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize, an abstract painting by Frank Bowling will move into Cologne’s Museum Ludwig parallel to the opening of ART COLOGNE.

The Gallery couple and owner Max and Julia Voloshyn, Courtesy of Voloshyn Gallery

Voloshyn Gallery: From Kyiv to the world

Anyone interested in young talent from Kyiv and the surrounding area was in the right place at Voloshyn Gallery.

Fernand Léger, 1984, Les Plongeurs bei Gmurzynska, photo: Koelnmesse, Courtesy Historisches Archiv Stadt Köln

Neighborly Relations: The Regional Anchoring of ART COLOGNE

This fair can only exist here: The Rhineland and ART COLOGNE are so closely connected that no canvas can fit between them.

André Butzer, Frau – Herbst, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 178 cm, © André Butzer, photo: def image. Courtesy Galerie May Hetzler

Star Artists at ART COLOGNE - Part II

At ART COLOGNE, the gallery owners present art works of museum quality

Joseph Beuys Gyroscopische Plastik 1964-1982, © Joseph Beuys Estate / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn | Courtesy: Galerie Bastian Berlin, Foto: Heiner Bastian

Star Artists at ART COLOGNE - Part I

The signs are good that this year’s edition of ART COLOGNE will be remembered thanks to its highlights.

Robert Michel, der H8 - Plan, 1926, collage, gouache, ink, scriber and spray on parchment paper; mounted by the artist at a later date, 64,5 x 84,5 cm, signed and dated, ©Bertrand MIchau, Courtesy Galerie Eric Mouchet

Ella Bergmann and Robert Michel – a Franco-German project

The Paris-based Eric Mouchet gallery represents the estate of the artist couple Ella Bergmann-Michel and Robert Michel. These pioneers of pictorial collage were way ahead of their time.

Exhibition view of the solo show „Pacific“ by Mevlana Lipp at the PLUS-ONE Gallery 2021, Photo: Axelle Degrave

Belgian galleries at ART COLOGNE

Creativity and collaboration: At ART COLOGNE, the "mothership of all global art fairs", Belgian galleries establish their cooperation model.

Duiburg Küppersmühle

Is Informel the New Zero?

Informal art returns to the booths of international art fairs

Björn Schülke, Vision Machine #8, 2016, Brass, steel, wood, mirrors, paint, camera, display, sensor, electronics, 40 x 30 x 36 cm, Edition 2 of 3, 1 AP ©bitforms gallery

Fresh Wind from Overseas

Bitforms Gallery, The Hole and The Pit impress with outstanding positions and enrich ART COLOGNE with new artistic media.

Nasan Turs „Eurofighter“, 2021. © Dirimart, Istanbul

An Invitation to Change Your Perspective

With the galleries Zilberman, Dirimart, and Öktem Aykut, ART COLOGNE is bringing a piece of Istanbul to Cologne.

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, Water and Tucker (1972), 76 x 91 cm, Courtesy SmithDavidson Gallery

From Utopia to the Rhine

In the fifty years of its existence, the SmithDavidson Gallery has changed direction several times. One of its specializations today is Australian Aboriginal art, which the ART COLOGNE newcomer is showing for the first time at the fair.

Photograph unknown, Tropical ballroom, Cologne, 1928 | Credit: Museum Ludwig / Collection Brokmeier, Cologne

An Indoor Garden All to Yourself

Museum Ludwig in Cologne traces people’s fascination for potted plants in art and society and sets an example in terms of sustainability

Lisa Zeitz, Photo: Catherine Peter

Art lovers present their fair favorites

With the digital collections of art market experts - “Expert's Choice” - Galerieplatform_DE shows highlights of ART COLOGNE 2022

Gabrielle Ammann, Photo: Arne Jennard

New faces in the International Committee of ART COLOGNE

Sakhile Matlhare, Gabrielle Ammann and Rodolphe Janssen support the art fair now to present an international and relevant field of participants this year

Family Teunen at Schloss Johannisberg | Credit: Evelyn Dragan

Collectors Stories

Collectors Lounge: At the Teunen family’s home at Schloss Johannisberg contemporary art meets anatomical models

Max Hetzler, Photo: Christopher Cunnigham

Who is coming to Cologne this year?

With its new appointment in November the ART COLOGNE is even more appealing to international and german galleries