ARTIMA art meeting
Thursday, 21 February & Friday, 22 February, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m., ARTIMA art Forum in the dm-arena
The ARTIMA art meeting is a discussion series which takes place annually thanks to the generosity of the Art Insurance of the Mannheimer Insurance Group. The dialogues or roundtable discussions, some of which also include audience participation, debate controversial topics in the art industry: e.g. cultural policy, market developments, or the fates of artists.
Moderated by the art critic Carl Friedrich Schröer from Düsseldorf, the ARTIMA art meeting at the 16th art KARLSRUHE will examine a theme related to the special show at this year’s fair. Its twin foci are the collection of Concrete art acquired by Peter C. Ruppert from Berlin and the topic of “Collecting with Concept”. To kick off the ARTIMA art meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 21 February, Schröer will talk with Ruppert, who is an aficionado of rigorously reduced painting. Their conversation will be followed at 3 p.m. by Yilmaz Dziewior, the director of Museum Ludwig in Cologne, who will shed light on collecting from the perspective of a curator of a public institution.
The ARTIMA art meeting will reconvene at 1 p.m. on Friday, 22 February, when the collector Harald Falckenberg from Hamburg, who is also chairman of the Verein der Kunstsammler, will discuss the framework conditions of a passion that is presently subject to legal and commercial restrictions. The dialogue continues at 3 p.m. with Carolin Scharpff-Striebich: aspects of international influence will be discussed by this well-known collector and book author (“Let’s Talk Abstract”), who is also a member of the acquisition committee of the Tate Modern in London.