The oldest modern and contemporary art fair comes back for its 48th edition in May, introducing a new section titled ‘Collaborations’. Conceived in association with the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), the section will present booths either shared by two galleries or attributed to one gallery presenting a collaboration between two artists. The fair will also be premiering ‘Film Cologne’, a section dedicated to moving image works by artists exhibited at the fair – including Christian Jankowski , Dieter Meier and Larissa Sanssour – which will be screened on site as well as broadcasted live for twenty-four hours on German cable television and online.
Part of the usual programme includes ‘New Contemporaries’, a selection of young galleries (established after 2003) showing two to four artists, from which a jury will select one gallery that will exhibit at the next fair’s edition for free. The ‘New Positions’ sponsorship programme will be running as well, in which 19 younger artists, including one of our 2014 FutureGreat artists, Rayyane Tabet, will receive extra floor space on their galleries' stands to present work. From these, one artist will be given a solo show at Cologne’s Artothek space.
A special exhibition will also unveil some of curator Kasper König’s archives, presenting a selection of images and text documents spanning the 1960s and '70s. Beyond the fair, the Museum Ludwig will be showing sculptor and architect Oscar Tuazon as well as French artist Pierre Huyghe (opening 11 April), while the Koelnischer Kunstverein will present films by the artist duo Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg.