Presenting progressive fine art from Modern to Contemporary at Art Cologne 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015
Presenting progressive fine art from Modern to Contemporary at Art Cologne 2015

The offering of ART COLOGNE 2015 (16-19 April) this year extends over three halls for the first time. Renowned galleries and art dealers present masterpieces of Modern and Postwar Art. One can encounter the great names in Contemporary Art. Young galleries in the NEW CONTEMPORARIES section encounter 32 participants of the COLLABORATIONS section introduced in 2014: the programme of the 49th edition of the 'International Art Market' promises the highest quality and an inspiring overview of current developments in art.

Presenting progressive fine art from Modern to Contemporary at Art Cologne 2015

The offering of ART COLOGNE 2015 (16-19 April) this year extends over three halls for the first time. Renowned galleries and art dealers present masterpieces of Modern and Postwar Art. One can encounter the great names in Contemporary Art. Young galleries in the NEW CONTEMPORARIES section encounter 32 participants of the COLLABORATIONS section introduced in 2014: the programme of the 49th edition of the 'International Art Market' promises the highest quality and an inspiring overview of current developments in art. New this year is the exclusive partnership with Artsy premiere resource for browsing over 40 of the world's most influential art fairs. Collectors and art enthusiasts can explore ART COLOGNE on Artsy.net and the Artsy iPhone app. Artsy's online preview opens April 9th, where users may find information on exhibitors, artworks, and artists; inquire on works; and follow galleries and artists for future updates. During the fair, the Artsy microsite will be updated daily (see below for more information on Artsy). 

Cy Twombly, Ohne Titel (Gaeta), 2004, Acryl auf Holz in einem vom Künstler gestalteten Rahmen, 252,1 x 184,8 cm, Galerie Karsten Greve, Köln

German blue chip artists are well represented at the fair. Concurrent to the 'Alibis' exhibition at the Museum Ludwig, works by Sigmar Polke will be presented at eleven galleries in the fair, including his primary gallery Michael Werner. Nine galleries are presenting works of Gerhard Richter, including galleries Löhrl, Ludorff and Schultz amongst others. Works by Georg Baselitz are being presented by eight exhibitors including Thaddaeus Ropac, recently deceased artists Günther Förg is being presented by six exhibitors.

Marcel Dzama, My mother, my father, my sister, my killer, my lover, my savior, and other faces I once knew, 2014, watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, 43.2 x 71.1 cm, Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

This year, many galleries are presenting noteworthy solo shows at ART COLOGNE: for example, 1301PE (Los Angeles) will be introducing the Danish artist group 'Superflex'. 401contemporary (Berlin) is showing a solo exhibition of the art band 'Chicks on Speed'. CANADA (New York) is presenting a solo show of the American artist Matt Connors. DUVE (Berlin) is presenting the works of German artist Jens Einhorn. Ellis King (Dublin) is dedicating its stand to the British-Iranian artist Kour Pour who has attracted attention with canvasses that are reminiscent of Persian rugs. Forsblom (Helsinki) is dedicating a part of its stand to the British Pop Artist Alan Jones. Ohwow (Los Angeles) is presenting a solo show of the Russian-born painter Kon Trubkovich. Nicolai Wallner (Copenhagen) is dedicating the focus of his stand to a solo show of the American artist Dan Graham who will erect a glass pavilion at the fair.

Mitch Epstein, Untitled, New York, 2014, gelatin silver print, 175 x 138 cm, © Black River Productions, Ltd. / Mitch Epstein, courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln, Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln

Other participants are focusing on rediscovered artist like the Dutch artist Philippe van Snick, whose works can be seen at Tatjana Pieters (Ghent). Van Snick could already be seen in the legendary Wide White Space gallery in the 1960s. Neon Parc (Melbourne) presents the Australian 1980s art star Dale Frank. Hales gallery from London is dedicating its entire stand to the 1935 born British painter Basil Beattie. With Lubaina Himid, who originates from Tanzania, Hollybusch Gardens (London) focuses on a pioneer of the Black Art-movement of the 1980s. Tanit gallery (Munich) honours the well-known Swiss artist Urs Lüthi with a solo presentation of his self-portraits from the 1960s to the 1980s. Mai 36 (Zurich) and Mirko Mayer (Cologne) exhibit Harald F. Müller, who is known for his large-format reproductions, collages and word sculptures. The British octogenarian Rose Wylie, whose show at Tate Britain in 2013 won many accolades, will be presented together by Union (London) and Cologne's Choi Lager.

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Luc Tuymans, Flemish Village 1995.  Collection MuHKA, Antwerp

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