The 2012 edition of ART COLOGNE will mark a new high point and break new ground with the first cooperation between two independent fairs.
ART COLOGNE will host the first NADA Cologne, creating a transatlantic bridge between New York’s New Art Dealers Alliance and the World’s oldest art fair.
The high-profile gallery list includes a strong turnout of well-known national and international exhibitors and features and exciting showing of newcomers for 2012 edition.
The popular section NEW CONTEMPORARIES and our new partnership with the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA Cologne) will spotlight cutting-edge trends in the newest contemporary art. A top-qualitiy supporting programme of events around the Rhineland will round off the fair.
NEW POSITIONS showcases 23 young artists
Sponsored exhibition space * Interdisciplinary convergence * Audi Art Award for best young artist * Award ceremony on Friday 20 April at ART COLOGNE
‘New Positions’, ART COLOGNE’s sponsorship programme, was launched in 1980. The programme is supported by the German Federal Government, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Koelnmesse and the Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler e.V. (BVDG). The programme gives young artists free exhibition space at ART COLOGNE. The young artists’ spaces are located right next to the stands of the galleries representing them. This year’s selection panel has singled out twenty-three young artists. A special prize – the AUDI Art Award for NEW POSITIONS – will be awarded to the best young artist. The prizewinner will be given a solo show at the Cologne artothek. The prize also includes the publication of a catalogue. The package is worth EUR 10,000. The award ceremony will be held at ART COLOGNE at 3.00 pm on Friday, 20 April 2012. Venue: the ‘Monopol’ lounge.