ART.FAIR agentur

ART.FAIR
PROGRAM
2016

GUIDED TOURS | OCT 27 TO OCT 30, 2016

Treat yourself to a guided tour and experience ART.FAIR 2016 from an entirely new perspective. Our trained staff offers tours that will present and convey first impressions or more in depth information about exhibiting galleries and displayed art works.

Reservations for guided tours are possible here!

Foundation Conceptual Art | OCT 26 TO OCT 30,2016
Hall 2.1, Booth C05

The Foundation Conceptual Art, founded by collector Carl-Jürgen Schroth in 2014 plays at the RAUM SCHROTH in the Museum Wilhelm Morgner in Soest since May 2016.
At ART.FAIR they exclusively present concrete and post minimalist works by selected artists.

"Irony of Fate" (Installation) by Bernd Reiter |
OCT 26 TO OCT 30, 2016

Hall 2.1, BOOTH A03

With the help of a decommissioned Russian MiG-21, classic American sedans and monitors presenting moving images, the Cologne collector and artist Bernd Reiter creates a multimedia installation, whose monumental dimensions measure 5.3 m (height) × 8.1 m (width) × 15.5 m (length). It is entitled “Ironie des Schicksals” (Irony of Fate, 2016). [Without loosing track of past grievances, the covered topics regain current relevance and reveal its relevance.]

15 MINUTES OF FAME | OCT 26 TO OCT 30, 2016

A look behind the scenes of a curator’s work: In the third edition of the event series "15 Minutes of Fame", participating galleries and curators present their projects in the form of interviews, discussions or presentations. Visitors to the fair can look forward to numerous exciting presentations, artist talks and interviews in the booths of various national and international galleries.

The event series addresses both gallerists, curators, artists and visitors at the same time and generates room for new interactions between fair visitors and the art world.

Most talks will be held in German language, however a small selection is also available in English language.

Cinema of Artists | OCT 27 TO OCT 30, 2016
Hall 2.1, Booth E02

In cooperation with eiskellerberg.tv, a selection of important artists and protagonists from the surroundings of the Düsseldorf Art Academy are presented in current cinematic portraits during the fair days in the new "cinema of artists".

SPECIAL EXHIBITION OF BLOOOM AWARD BY WARSTEINER | OCT 27 TO OCT 30, 2016
HALL 2.1

They have been selected out of more than 2,000 other entries from 84 different countries: The works of the ten finalists of BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER 2016 have convinced the top-class jury and will be presented at a special exhibition within BLOOOM – the converging art show from October 27 to October 30, 2016. From sculptures over installations to videos – a wide spectrum is covered.

Valentin van der Meulen (Performance) | OCT 26, 2016
Gastronomy in Hall 1

The main focus of Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop lies with works of the artist Valentin van der Meulen, living and working in Brussels and Paris. His photo-realistic charcoal drawing are based on media images, which he first transfers into sketches and then treated with a wide, notched eraser. The "deletion" and schlieren reinforce the emotional weight of the images and generate additional layers of the image and its comprehension for the viewer. In van der Meulen's works, he generates metaphors of human behavior.

At ART.FAIR 2016 the artist will be creating a new artwork outside the booth within the first fair days, which will be presented at the end of the fair.

• Saturday and Sunday (Fair day): presentation of the final work

Taiwan Contemporary Art Show:
Hyperactive Symptoms of Contemporary Art |
OCT 26 TO OCT 30, 2016

Hall 1, BOOTH J02-J05

On a space of approximately 100 sqm, the special show "Taiwan Contemporary Art Show: Hyperactive Symptoms of Contemporary Art“ showcases upcoming, as well as established artists of the genres i.e. painting, video and sculpture. The Taiwan Contemporary Art Show is curated by Yu-Chieh LIN.

The the 14th edition of ART.FAIR, will therewith offer exclusive insights into the Taiwanese art scene once again.

Installation | STUDIO FARBRAUM | OCT 26 TO OCT 30, 2016
GASTRONOMY AREA, HALL 2.1

Together with artist collective Studio Farbraum from Cologne and in cooperation with Munich-based artist Ray Moore, the creators of the innovative LIGEO lights, GIP Innovation Tools GmbH, creates an impressive lightscape at ART.FAIR. There will be various colorful light constructions.

Let yourself be surprised by an exciting interplay of singular LIGEO light elements.

CAN YOU TASTE ART? | OCT 26 TO OCT 30, 2016
TRANSITION TO HALL 1

Can you taste art? Find it out and discover the new Mumm Art-Edition designed by Kustaa Sakai at the ART.FAIR.

Art in the heart of Cologne: Light installation by the artists Molitor & Kuzmin | Until Nov 13, 2016
Aesop Pfeilstraße, Pfeilstraße 45, 50672 Cologne

For the first time the ART.FAIR enables a presentation of galleries and their artists already before the start of the fair in the city center of Cologne! In cooperation with our partner Aesop
visitors can discover the spectacular light construction of the artists molitor & kuzmin in the shopping of the company, which is established in several metropolis worldwide, until November 13, 2016. The fascinating work deals with the concept of time over several pieces which, however, complement each other, and are principally made from blue neon lamps.
A visit at dawn is especially recommended when the lights shine in a particularly impressive way.

Furthermore, the artists and their work are presented at the booth of the GALERIE FLOSS & SCHULTZ (Booth C04).