The Concept of art KARLSRUHE
This fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary art spans a spectrum of more than 120 years of art history. Art KARLSRUHE presents the complete bandwidth of the art of the 20th century, flanked by the latest artworks fresh the artists’ ateliers.
At home in the art collectors’ State of Baden-Württemberg, embedded in a dense cultural landscape with great private collections such as Grässlin (St. Georgen), Schaufler (Sindelfingen), Hoppe-Ritter (Waldenbuch), Museum Würth (Schwäbisch Hall and elsewhere) and Frieder Burda Foundation (Baden-Baden), art KARLSRUHE has established itself since 2004 as a permanent feature on the international art-fair scene.
Classic Modern and Contemporary uniquely arranged
art KARLSRUHE is unique thanks to its arrangement of gallery stands in interplay with spacious Sculpture Areas and One-Artist-Shows in comprehensibly structured, light-flooded halls.
Furthermore, art KARLSRUHE boasts a convincing curatorial concept, which also clearly assigns specific focal points to each of the four halls:
- Hall 1: Graphic Prints + Original Editions
- Hall 2: Art after 1945 + Contemporary Art
- Hall 3: Classic Modern + Contemporary Art
- Hall 4/dm-arena: ContemporaryArt 21
Interspersed in the landscape of gallery stands, the twenty Sculpture Areas add structure to the fair’s halls and create venues for contemplation. Each of these 100-square-metre areas offers gallery owners the opportunity to present one or maximally two artists. The interplay between three-dimensional art on an open area and two-dimensional art at the fair’s stands sparks enthusiasm among the exhibiting gallery owners and collectors.
The One-Artist-Shows (each with at least 25 square metres of exhibition space) embody a gallery’s commitment to a single artist. Each One-Artist-Show offers collectors the opportunity to gain deeper insights into the oeuvre of the exhibiting artist.