Special events "Vienna 1900" and the newly conceptualised "SHOWROOM"
The 51st COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN presents itself from 18 to 22 November 2020 in Cologne with a fine selection of dealers and galleries. The journey through time at COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN ranges from early specimens from Antiquity through furniture design between classic and modern to art and objects from Europe and non-European regions. Due to corona, the traditional art fair is this year taking place parallel with ART COLOGNE and, together with the leading German art fair for prewar, modern and contemporary art, is an in every respect worthwhile art experience. As special events, "Vienna 1900" tempts visitors into the period around the turn of the 20th century, and the newly conceptualised "SHOWROOM" allows visitors to experience interior designs into which design objects and high-quality art from the collections of the exhibitors are integrated. "THE SHOWROOM" wants to show how the crossover of styles and eras can be realised not only in the context of the art fair, but also in one's own home. In addition to this, the following applies to both COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN and to ART COLOGNE, which is taking place parallel: two opening days (18 and 19.11) will be succeeded by three visitor days (20 – 22.11). Online admission tickets are only available for all days of the art fair with complete registration. There will be no ticket sales on site.
Old Masters and historical furniture and object art antiques are exceptionally well-represented at this year's COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN by dealers like Angevaren Antiqairs (NL), Kunsthandel Dr. Thomas Schmitz-Avila (D), Kollenburg Antiquairs (NL), Sebastian Jacobi/meinweiß home (D), Remco van Leeuwen Antiquair (NL), Elmar Robert Medieval Art (D), Don Verboven (BE) and Viebahn Fine Arts (D). Niko van Keep (NL) also shows antique timepieces, Brenske Gallery (D) Russian icons, and Tom Tavcar (D) is here once again after a pause of several years with miniatures and porcelain. Dr. Tilman Roatzsch (D) and Galerie Balbach (D) are exhibiting once again and will present furniture art from the 18th and 19th centuries. Return exhibitor Maier & Co Fine Art (D) is coming with art of the 19th century. Admirers of antique art and collector's objects will also find what they are looking for with new exhibitor Jean-David Cahn (CH). In addition to his own stand, Cahn, together with Dierking (CH), is presenting a selection of antique works in dialogue with the contemporary artist Otto Boll (*1952).
The era of Art Nouveau and Secessionism is wonderfully represented by the new exhibitors Antes Art 1900 (NL), Kunsthandel Wolfgang Gützlaf (D), as well as by the Galerie bei der Albertina (A) and Galerie W&K Wienerroither & Kohlbacher (A), which are cooperating to design the "Vienna 1900" special event. It is exclusively dedicated to this epochal style, which, originating from Austrian artists, artisans and architects, altered the perception of art and architecture worldwide.
Extraordinarily well-suited to this is the offering of The Lamp Gallery (D), a new exhibitor with lamps from the British Arts and Crafts movement, with lights by Henry G. Richardson and William Arthur Smith Benson and other examples from this time.
The theme of DESIGN has been a main area of focus at COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN since 2019, which is not least apparent in the addition to the name of the art fair. Noteworthy this year again is the presentation of select mid-century design dealers, including Martin Bohn + Partner, Galerie formformsuche (D), Guelfucci (D) and Marc Boucherie (D). New exhibitor Zitzo Modern design Gooitsen Postma (NL) enriches the offering with additional design highlights. Gisbert Pöppler (D) convinces with design objects of the 21st century.
COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN is this year also showing an exquisite selection of non-European art. The offering of Hans Martin Schmitz (D), Martin Doustar (BE) and Dierking (CH) will be complemented ideally in November 2020 by the returning Galerie Smend (D). Spanning eras and styles, André Kirbach (D) contrasts Asian art, antiques and modern art, and the famous Brussels-based dealer Herwig Simons (BE) allows the boundaries between directions of art and centuries to blend cleverly.
Dierking - Galerie am Paradeplatz (CH), Galerie Francaise (D), Gilden's Art (UK) and Kunsthandlung Osper (D) present modern and postwar art. Michael Schwarze Fine Art (A) presents itself as a new exhibitor.
In the Contemporary section, Sakhile&Me (D), THK Gallery (SA) with African art, as well as CHOI&LAGER Gallery (D) exhibit with a mix of Korean and European artists. New exhibitor Rosemarie Jäger (D) will show works by artists who move between jewellery making, craftsmanship and fine arts in their work. In the process, Galerie Andreas Binder (D) and Galerie Martina Kaiser (D) build a bridge to ART COLOGNE, which is taking place parallel, with established contemporary positions.
The returnees Nüdling (D) and The old Treasury (NL) are participating with rare and precious jewellery.
"THE SHOWROOM" special event represents a new exhibition concept. Chosen and curated by the interiors expert Sebastian Jacobi, design blends with old and new applied arts from the offerings of the exhibitors here. Given present circumstances, this year's motto of the SHOWROOM is "home office", a term that has already changed our lives and working world enormously and once again poses the question of the significance of art and interiors in space: what influence does our immediate environment have on our lives and the quality of our work?
The presentation in the SHOWROOM should stimulate the viewer to positively charge and redefine their own private living space through art, design and applied arts.
In the SHOWROOM, the diversity of the exhibitors at COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN enables a journey through the centuries and cultures, crafts and artistic styles. A very special kaleidoscope unfolds in the interaction of light and shadow, darkness, colour and proportion.
Like in the previous "Young Collectors Room", the prices for art and objects will also lie below 5,000 Euro in the SHOWROOM.
COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN will be realised in hall 3.2. It is directly connected to ART COLOGNE and, like this, will be planned to be spacious and airy, taking the stipulated distancing rules into account.
A safe art fair visit in times of corona
Special times require special measures. In compliance with the provisions of the corona protection ordinance of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and in close coordination with the authorities in Cologne, measures have been developed that will interlock seamlessly and govern interaction at the art fair.
- Tickets: only online admission tickets following prior registration with name, address and contact possibility for each art fair visitor. This applies without exception to all art fair tickets. No on-site sales!!
- The preview for invited guests takes place on 18 and 19 November 2020, thus on two days.
- The public days are from Friday, 20 to Sunday, 22 November 2020
- The new hall planning enables the observance of a safety distance of 1.50 m.
- There is an obligation to wear a mask at the art fair with the exception of the seats at the art fair stands and in the food service areas
Additional measures on the fair grounds:
- Continuous air replacement, meaning that fresh air is supplied from outside and used air is removed from the halls. There is no circulation of the hall air.
- Disinfectant dispensers at all significant locations on the grounds. Surfaces outside of the stand areas that are regularly touched (e.g. counters, tables, handrails) will be cleaned more intensively.
- We will provide a mask to art fair participants who don't have their own with them.
? The sanitation facilities are cleaned at close intervals. Possibilities for washing hands and disinfection with adequate distancing are ensured.
? Contact-free routes through the grounds: all door systems except for fire control doors will remain permanently open in order to reduce contact with surfaces.
Overview of all corona measures:
The exhibitors of COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN:
Galerie Albrecht, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Judith Andreae, Bonn, Germany
Angevaren Antiquairs, The Hague, Netherlands
Antes Art 1900, The Hague, Netherlands
Galerie Balbach, Münster, Germany
Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
Martin Bohn + Partner Galerie formformsuche, Cologne, Germany
Marc Boucherie, Cologne, Germany
Graphisches Antiquariat u. Kunsthandel H.-G. Braun, owner Marion Alexa Rodenberg, Wuppertal, Germany
Brenske Gallery, Munich, Germany
Jean-David Cahn AG, Basel, Switzerland
CHOI&LAGER Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Commeter, Persiehl & Heine, Hamburg, Germany
Kunsthandel Stefan Decker, Lauf, Germany
Dierking Galerie am Paradeplatz, Zurich, Switzerland
Martin Doustar, Brussels, Belgium
Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ennik Fine Art, Erlenbach, Switzerland
Galerie Française, Munich, Germany
Galerie Am Elisengarten, Aachen, Germany
Galerie bei der Albertina, Zetter, Vienna, Austria
Gilden's Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Guelfucci Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Kunsthandel Wolfgang Gützlaf, Berlin, Germany
Kunsthandel | Henneken, Bad Iburg, Germany
meinweiss Home S. Jacobi, Bad Ems, Germany
Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim, Germany
Galerie Martina Kaiser, Cologne, Germany
Kaune Contemporary, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany
André Kirbach Kunsthandel, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kollenburg Antiquairs, OIRSCHOT, Netherlands
The Lamp Gallery, Neustadt, Germany
Galerie Ulf Larsson, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Luzán, Berlin, Germany
Maier & Co. Fine Art, Stuttgart, Germany
MDZ ART Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Galerie Mühlfeld & Stohrer, Frankfurt, Germany
Dr. Michael Nöth, Ansbach, Germany
Kunsthaus Nüdling, Fulda, Germany
Nuweland, Oosterzee, Netherlands
Kunsthandlung Osper, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Ostendorff, Münster, Germany
Gisbert Pöppler, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Tilman Roatzsch Kunsthandel, Schnaitsee, Germany
ELMAR ROBERT MEDIEVAL ART COLOGNE, Cologne, Germany
Rotes Antiquariat Christian Bartsch, Galerie MERIDIAN, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Rudolf, Kampen, Germany
Sakhile&Me, Frankfurt, Germany
Hans-Martin Schmitz, Cologne, Germany
Kunsthandel Dr. Thomas Schmitz-Avila, Bad Breisig, Germany
Michael Schwarze Fine Art, Kelkheim, Germany
sgr a Jörg Jung, Cologne, Germany
Herwig Simons Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Smend, Cologne, Germany
Simon Studer Art, Geneva, Switzerland
Tom Tavcar, Pforzheim, Germany
The old Treasury, KERKRADE, Netherlands
THK Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Niko van Keep, BREDA, Netherlands
Remco van Leeuwen, EINDHOVEN, Netherlands
Don Verboven, Brussels, Belgium
Viebahn-Kunsthandel, Worpswede, Germany
Galerie VIVID, ROTTERDAM, Netherlands
W&K Wienerroither & Kohlbacher, Vienna, Austria
Kunsthaus Wiesinger, Wels, Austria
Zitzo Modern design Gooitsen Postma, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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