The registration for the 18th art KARLSRUHE has begun!!

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Different Nations under One Roof – Gallery GNG
Yannis Markantonakis, Hafenszene
Yannis Markantonakis, Hafenszene

Gallery GNG from Paris celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. As one art KARLSRUHE’s “regular galleries”, GNG has been represented at the Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary art since the first art KARLSRUHE in 2004. For a quarter of a century, Gilles Naudin has successfully united a broad spectrum of artists of diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds under the aegis of his gallery. Although he devotes particular attention to figurative painting, Naudin’s programme is also open to abstract currents, photography and sculpture. Gallery GNG cultivates longstanding relationships with artists such as Carme Albaigès (born in 1956), whose works often vividly capture the conditio humana, and Guy Brunet (born in 1958), whose images of human beings are simultaneously fantastic-realistic and seemingly unreal.

GNG Gallery will bring from France’s capital to the upcoming art KARLSRUHE paintings by the Greek artist Yannis Markantonakis (born in 1955), whose depictions of harbour scenes sometimes become discernible only after closer inspection of colours and forms that had initially seemed abstract.

Nurcan Giz, Isimsiz
Nurcan Giz, Isimsiz

The Turkish artist Nurcan Giz (born in 1951) represents the nonfigurative genre at the gallery’s stand, while paintings by the Belgian artist Roland Devolder (born in 1938) add a touch of surrealism.

Martin Hollebecq, Tube
Martin Hollebecq, Tube

GNG Gallery also presents sculptures by Martin Hollebecq (born in 1962) on one of the Sculpture Areas: his stone sculptures simultaneously convey heaviness and lightness, balance and harmony, and the unalloyed delight of pure form.

Gallery Burster
Bram Braam, METRO #2
Bram Braam, METRO #2, 2019, steel, plastic, spray paint, wood

Rita Burster founded her gallery for Contemporary art in Berlin-Charlottenburg in 2014. Gallery Burster opened a second location in art KARLSRUHE’s hometown two years ago, so this art fair is like a “home game” the gallery. From its inception, Gallery Burster has represented young and emerging artists from Germany and abroad, e.g. Katharina Albers (born in 1985) with her vividly coloured lithographs and Alex Feuerstein (born in 1981), whose painterly snapshots are also part of the collections of the Fondazione Museo di Maggio in Milan and the Städtische Galerie in Karlsruhe. In addition to paintings, Rita Burster naturally also presents sculptures: for example, wooden figures by the Japanese artist Hirofumi Fujiwara (born in 1984).

Christian August, No sleep
Christian August, No sleep, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 110 cm

“We are especially looking forward to the upcoming art KARLSRUHE, where we will feature our Dutch artist Bram Braam in a One-Artist-Show and present a new installation by Gary Schlingheider on one of the Sculpture Areas”, the gallery owner says. Braam (born in 1980) works with recycled materials and found objects, while Schlingheider (born in 1983) creates installations that prioritize clear reduction to the essentials.

Maria Schumacher, Patterns of Settlement
Maria Schumacher, Patterns of Settlement, oil on canvas, 2018, 150 x 119 cm

Paintings by Christian August and Maria Schumacher will also be on view for the first time at the gallery’s stand. All of the gallery’s artists are still in the production phase, so it will be interesting to see the public premieres of their newest artworks at art KARLSRUHE in February 2020.

A Passion for Paper – Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel
Hermann Max Pechstein, Waldbach
Hermann Max Pechstein, Waldbach, 1937, coloured chalk on vellum, 28.8 x 38 cm

Thole Rotermund has specialized in German Expressionist and Classic Modern artworks on paper since the founding of his gallery in 2000. With more than two decades of experience in this field, Rotermund has long since become one of the leading contacts for collectors throughout the entire European region. His enthusiasm for the medium of paper primarily derives from “the delight in the freedom, intimacy and immediacy of the hand drawing in all its forms and its artistic character, which is spontaneous and emotional, yet frequently also fully mature.”

Gabriele Münter, Aus Siglingen an der Jagst
Gabriele Münter, Aus Siglingen an der Jagst, 1938, oil on cardboard, 49.3 x 33.8 cm

Thole Rotermund gathers the greatest names of the first half of the 20th century on his gallery’s premises in Hamburg. The list of his artists ranges from Lyonel Feininger to Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc, Emil Nolde and Christian Rohlfs. Many of these highlights will be brought from the Hanseatic city to southern Germany in February for art KARLSRUHE. These include Gabriele Münter’s village impression “Aus Siglingen an der Jangst” (1938) from the estate of the artist, as well as a colour lithograph by Lyonel Feininger, which debuted as part of the first big “Mail-Art-Action” at the Bauhaus exhibition in 1923. A charcoal drawing by August Macke from 1914 was sketched during what is probably the most famous journey in art history: together with Paul Klee and Louis Moilliet, Macke travelled to Tunisia to record numerous impressions from “One Thousand and One Nights”, always with a sketchbook in hand.

Lyonel Feininger, Treptow an der Rega
Gallery Anja Knoess
Axel Anklam, Double Line, 2018
Axel Anklam, Double Line, 2018, carbon fibre, stainless steel, epoxy, 35 x 30 x 38 cm

The young Anja Knoess Gallery is participating in art KARLSRUHE for the sixth time. Ever since its founding in Cologne in 2015, this gallery has regularly shown international and contemporary tendencies in painting, sculpture and photography at the fair in Karlsruhe. In addition to artists from Germany and other European countries, the gallery’s program also includes artists from China and the United States. When she selects artists and artworks for her gallery, Anja Knoess, who has also served as a member of art KARLSRUHE’s advisory board, relies on “characteristic painterly, photographic or sculptural approaches”, both in the choice of media and in the artistic implementation in the exciting field between figuration and abstraction.

For example, Gallery Anja Knoess is bringing to the fair Axel Anklam (born in 1971), who creates light-reflecting and light-absorbing sculptures from stainless steel, carbon and fibreglass, as well as Sabine Beyerle (born in 1975), who is known for her perspectivally nested spaces.

Koen Vermeule, Fensterbild (Window Picture), 2019
Koen Vermeule, Fensterbild (Window Picture), 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 140 x 200 cm

Anja Knoess is dedicating a One-Artist-Show to the Dutch artist Koen Vermeule (born in 1965), who paints seascapes and cityscapes that penetratingly reflect on society and its rapid technological evolution.

The application process for art KARLSRUHE 2020 is open now!
art KARLSRUHE continues Germany Tour!
art Brunch of art KARLSRUHE in the museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
art KARLSRUHE ticketshop has opened
Online-Ticketshop art KARLSRUHE

Save time: with your online ticket, you can go directly to the entrances of the halls and you do not need to queue up in front of the cashiers’ windows!

Furthermore, you can book your guided tour: Treat yourself to an hour-long guided tour of the fair to get an insight into the wide variety of artistic positions. We will take you to renowned galleries featuring the most famous artists of classical modernism and show you the latest in contemporary art.

Important! Application deadline is September 10, 2018
From Generation to Generation – Gallery Rother Winter

As the daughter of the art collector Adolf Herkenrath and as the niece of the painter Peter Herkenrath, Christine Rother-Ulrich grew up with art from an early age. Opening her own gallery in 1994 was practically a predestined event. Six years ago, the trained banker joined forces with Elvira Mann-Winter and her gallery. Since then, the two women have shared premises and programmes in Wiesbaden. Christine Rother-Ulrich explains: “Our goal is to convey to our customers and collectors the joy and enthusiasm that we personally feel for art and for the uniqueness of individual artworks.” Gallery Rother Winter represents established and younger artists who make creative and sustainable artworks.

The younger generation came onboard this year: Elvira Mann-Winter transferred the rights to her gallery to Christine Rother-Ulrich’ son Christian H. Rother, who plans to continue running the gallery together with his mother under the name Rother Winter, while simultaneously assuring its continued existence for the future. The gallery has been uninterruptedly present at art KARSLRUHE since 2005. For the upcoming edition of the fair in 2020, Gallery Rother Winter will also preset two One-Artist-Shows at its 100-square-metre stand. One of these shows will feature paintings by Eva Ohlow.

Tim Bengel, LACMA
Tim Bengel, LACMA, 2018, sand and 24 karat gold on aluminium, 135 x 135 cm

“A special highlight will be the presentation of the young shooting star of the art world Tim Bengel,” Rother-Ulrich reveals. Bengel (born in 1991) uses an innovative and unique technique to create artworks from sand, gold and other precious metals. Spectacular premieres of his works in social media earned global fame for this young star.

Art brunches make Appétit to art KARLSRUHE 2019

Karlheinz Schmid, author and publisher of the KUNSTZEITUNG, considered this year's trade fair in a dialogue with curator Ewald Karl Schrade and offered a preview of the 16th edition in February 2019.

Numerous artists, gallerists, collectors, critics, museum people and other industry experts make use of the direct exchange around the renowned art fair in a relaxed, early summer atmosphere.

Solo exhibition for Joana Vasconcelos

n February she also convinced the expert jury at art KARLSRUHE and received the first Loth Sculpture Area Prize - sponsored by L-Bank. "The prizewinner is a modern, young artist who has made the theme of women her subject," emphasized Alexander Heil, jury member and estate administrator Wilhelm Loths.

Joana Vasconcelos, ausgestellt von Galerie Scheffel, Preisträgerin des Loth-Skulpturenpreis 2018
Successful cooperation will be continued!

The successful cooperation is existing since 2014. Year after year, Ms. Reber and her team of professional experts impress visitors to the trade fair highlights. For the coming year, she is already working on new tour highlights. So stay tuned and look forward to art KARLSRUHE 2019.

Here you can find the contact for individual inquiries about foreign language, group and private tours and the actual guided tours programme in time before the fair.

Sarah Moon bei Galerie Persiehl & Heine
Toni Stegmayer bei Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann
Bogen von Toni Stegmayer
Toni Stegmayer, Bogen, 2018, Stein (Muschelkalk), 123 x 43 x 18 cm (H x B x T).

Eine weitere Galerie aus Wien – die Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann – gehört zu den insgesamt 35 internationalen Galerien in diesem Jahr. Straihammer und Seidenschwann bringen u. a. den Bildhauer Toni Stegmayer mit, der durch gezielt gesetzte Schnitte und kontrollierte Brüche im Material die Massivität von Steinkuben beugt und sie aus der statischen Balance zu bringen scheint. Hier: Toni Stegmayer, Bogen, 2018, Stein (Muschelkalk), 123 x 43 x 18 cm (H x B x T).