KÖLNER LISTE FAIR HIGHLIGHTS AND PROGRAM
The KÖLNER LISTE art fair will be held parallel to Art Cologne from April 28th to 30th, 2017 at the XPost in Cologne. For the fourth year running, the exploratory fair will present a wide spectrum of international contemporary art at moderate prices. More than 90 exhibitors from 20 countries will showcase their latest work across 4000 sqm.
DISCOVER YOUR NEW ART WORK IN A COMMUNICATIVE ATMOSPHERE
Visitors have the opportunity of meeting the artists and discussing their work. The KÖLNER LISTE exhibits contemporary art without added baggage and without barrier. As exhibition Director Jörgen Golz explains “Our fair is a live event, with many happenings embedded within it. Selling art is at the core, but the KÖLNER LISTE is also a networking event and a communications junction”.
FIND YOUR OWN PERSONAL HIGHLIGHT
International galleries are exhibiting, including MSK Eastside Gallery from Russia, which will present works by one of Moscow’s most progressive and influential photographers Ja’bagh Kaghado; Galleria Contempo from Finland, Boesso Art Gallery from Italy, Gallery PontArte from The Netherlands, Eva Steynen.Deviation(s) Gallery from Belgium, Fine Art Gallery from Namibia and Galeria Gaudí from Spain.
Exhibiting galleries from Germany include Galerie Knecht und Burster (Karlsruhe), Galerie Rosemarie Bassi (Remagen), whose program includes works by Mary Bauermeister; artfein Gallery (Berlin), bildpark gallery (Munich), Jahn-Galerie (Leipzig), Gallery 21 (Wiesbaden), Galerie Borssenanger (Chemnitz), Neue Greifen Galerie (Greifswald) and weartberlin (Berlin).
Numerous galleries and project groups from the Rhineland region are represented, such as Galerie Reitz (Cologne), Christian Marx Galerie (Düsseldorf), Galerie Klose (Essen), HLP Galerie (Wesseling), Art-Kö-Dü (Düsseldorf), co/Atelier Galerie (Cologne), Gallery Art Moves (Ratingen) and Galerie FlowFineArt (Leverkusen).
The Artist Section of the curated fair covers all areas of art, from the very personal drawings of American artist Loretta Hirsch to abstract paintings from the series “this is (not) a landscape” by Berlin artist Rolf Sellmann and sculptures by the Cater group from Italy. Alongside exciting new trendsetters, established names like Hamburg artist Jean-Pierre Kunkel appear. His work as a photo realist is valued as some of the best in German illustration. Australian artist Chris Aerfeldt, currently residing in Montpellier, whose art is collected by names like Charles Saatchi, will also be exhibiting. And Lithuanian Edvardas Racevicius will return once again to the fair with his celebrated wooden sculptures.
Young, emerging artists from the region use this section in particular as an opportunity to show their work to a wide audience. Participants include Dagmar Vogt from Wuppertal who studied under Markus Lüpertz; the award-winning Evelina Velkaite from Essen and also Cologne-based Katinka Dermietzel, a graduate of Düsseldorf’s renowned art academy.
The complete list of exhibitors is found here: http://koelner-liste.org/exhibitors/
Anyone with a soft spot for photo art should pencil in a visit to the Photography Section. The spectrum ranges from black and white snaps by Spanish photographer Jordi Rosado to sensational outdoor pictures by Guerel Sahin and the bizarre scenes of Russian art photographer Andrey Kezzyn.
STREET ART ACTION IN THE CITY OF COLOGNE
Whetting the appetite for the second year of the Urban Art Section, French street artist OX will exhibit with his favoured medium oversized billboards. Ten of his spectacular pieces will appear across the city of Cologne in the run up to the fair – made possible by a new collaboration between the KÖLNER LISTE and advertising specialist Ströer.
LAUNCH OF THE KÖLNER LISTE EDITION
The KÖLNER LISTE Edition will celebrate a premiere this year. The idea is ideal for the fair profile and true to the motto that everyone should be able to buy art. Together with the company Posterlounge from Leipzig, a new Edition has been created exclusively for the fair. The print run is small with just ten copies, and the limited, signed editions will be available for just 100 Euro each.
THE FAIR PROGRAM OFFERS A RANGE OF INTERESTING HIGHLIGHTS
On Friday April 28th at 5 pm, gallery owner and curator of the Urban Art Section Guillaume Trotin will give a tour and a talk entitled “How to start an art collection”.
On Friday 9am – 1pm the psychologist, author and artist Alina Gause will give a workshop about self-marketing which is particularly beneficial for creatives. Self-marketing is most effective when it is reliable and authentic. But how does it work? Alina Gause teaches her concept of the third party as a helpful support in the topic of self-marketing.
Workshop in German and English | participation fee: 75 Euro
Don’t miss the presentation of her new guideline book for artists (“Kompass für Künstler – Ein persönlicher Wegbegleiter für Kreative”) on Friday 7pm.
For more information and registration, please find the complete program here