This year’s Art Cologne kicks off on April 26th and runs through to April 29th. The annual trade fair gives international art galleries the chance to present artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries and sets Cologne ablaze with creative talent and fabulous works of art.
Art Cologne started in 1967 with just 18 galleries. Today some 200 commercial galleries take part presenting works from over 2,000 different artists. One of this year’s highlights is a large-scale work by artist Michael Riedel specially commissioned for the fair. Titled “L” the installation takes its inspiration from the booth architecture and hidden mechanics behind the art fair itself.
There are all kinds of exciting events, exhibitions and installations taking part in and around Cologne to accompany the fair. You can see the work of young New York artist Avery Singer at the Kunstverein. Her oversized Cubism-inspired pieces are generated on a computer before being transferred to canvas with an airbrush.
Another highlight will be FAR OFF, a new art fair for Contemporary Fine Art, Installation, Time-Based Media, Performance and Sound Art in Cologne. This year it will be presenting around 20 galleries and project spaces, and an extensive frame programme with a black box, a white cube, and a stage at a great location in Marienstrasse, Köln Ehrenfeld.
Take a look at the video below to get a taste of what’s in store and visit the Art Cologne website to find out more about the trade fair.
*All photos courtesy of Art Cologne