This week in Art Weekly we have two major European art fairs in Germany and Belgium in our line-up, as well as two special openings in Washington, DC and NYC respectively. Enjoy!
Art Cologne – Cologne, Germany
Art Cologne, an annual large-scale European Art Fair in Cologne, Germany is an affair not to be missed. Over two hundred leading international galleries as well as nearby museums from around the Rhineland will be demonstrating a heavily curated range of contemporary art of every medium. This year is especially unique as the fair will be collaborating with the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) out of NYC to present NADA Cologne, an independent international fair which will be presented for the first time inside the halls of Art Cologne. This is an exciting moment for Germany and for international contemporary art!
Fair Dates: Friday, April 19 – Monday, April 22, 2013
Art Brussels – Brussels, Belgium
Art Brussels, our second important art fair beginning this weekend will present this upcoming Friday. With top galleries such as 401 Contemporary out of Berlin and Steve Turner out of Los Angeles represented, it is clear that this fair is definitely one to watch. In addition, this year Art Brussels has new design and scenography created by young Belgian designer Tom Mares in collaboration with Walt van Beek, which will undoubtedly make the visual experience of the fair equally dynamic as the artwork itself.
Fair Dates: Thursday, April 18 – Sunday, April 22, 2013
Martin Boyce – “Martin Boyce” – New York, NY
Turner Prize winning sculptor, Martin Boyce, takes the concept of sculpture to an entirely different level. Inspired mainly by 20th century modernism, Boyce plays with mediums from mobile, to sculpture, to painting and many man more. To win the Turner Prize, he was shortlisted with some of the most renowned artists in the United Kingdom, and still swept the competition. If you are or will be in New York, this is certainly an exhibition for your “must-see” list.
Hannah Starkey is represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, one of the best galleries worldwide as well as one of the most progressive. Starkey’s talent is remarkable in that she creates photographs that reconstruct scenes from everyday life but with film-quality precision, making one feel as if they are viewing a screenshot from a movie itself. Her subjects are extraordinarily varied and her photos depict complex narratives that touch on issues of gender, identity, race, class and other important cultural phenomena.
Anna Tsouhlarakis – “In Other Words: A Native Primer” – Washington, DC
The Museum of the Native American Indian is one of the most recent additions to the national museums of the United States in Washington, DC. Now, following this museum’s opening, the city is further exploring many facets of Native American Indian identity and how this formative part of U.S. history effects everyday American contemporary life. Anna Tsouhlarakis has created an amazing installation fusing text and sculpture to create an entirely new and refreshed artistic and historical language. This promises to be an example of innovation and cultural/historical excavation at its very best.