Art Cologne starts its 51st edition this week

(Cologne, Germany)

Originally founded in 1967 as the “Kunstmarkt Köln ’67”, Art Cologne starts tomorrow, April 26th, its 51st edition. Featuring around 200 leading international galleries from over 20 countries, the art fair offers a broad selection of modern and contemporary works by more than 2,000 artists.

Although no Brazilian galleries take part in the event this year, Swiss-Brazilian artist Pedro Wirz, PIPA Prize 2016 nominee, is one of the four artists to be displayed in Kai Matsumiya‘s booth, along with Rainer Ganahl, Craig Kalpakjian and Jan Kiefer. The New York-based gallery is one of the 37 spaces featured in the Neumarkt section, which focuses on presenting the “cutting edge art” of young galleries that have existed for no more than ten years. Curated presentations and special projects from galleries of all age classes are also found in the section.

Asides from Neumarkt, the fair also includes a main Galleries section, where established galleries showcase modern, postwar and contemporary art, and New Positions section, a sponsorship programme that makes it possible for young artists to present their works in their own promotional booths next to the stands of their gallery owners.

Work by Pedro Wirz featured in Kai Matsumiya’s booth in Art Cologne

Art Cologne
On view from April 26th to April 29th, 2017

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