Strong selling, service oriented and with an excellent cost-benefit ratio, art KARLSRUHE takes place in the state of Baden-Württemberg, which is the region of Germany with the strongest purchasing power and which is home to Germany’s densest concentration of art collectors.
Personal sharing as equals among collectors, gallery owners and artists is a lived tradition in KARLSRUHE.
You too can be a part of the success story of this art fair. Take advantage of our comprehensive service. Seize this unique opportunity to meet your target audience and get to know new contacts and purchasers.
The application period for art KARLSRUHE 2024 starts on August 14th.
The closing date for applications is 25.9.2023.
With the return to the traditional date in February, as the start of the art fair year (22 - 25 February 2024), we are back to the usual date structure and would like to maintain this for the future.
What does art KARLSRUHE stand for?
Impressions of the gallery stands
Due to the energetic development of art KARLSRUHE over the last 20 years, it has become an integral part of the German art market, with its own character and valued qualities.We have seen it as our task to adapt, improve and further develop these qualities.
To this end, we have questioned the individual areas and sections (hall structure, programmes, formats, supporting programme, etc.) to see what role or functions they have within the framework of the art fair and how we can improve and develop them or rethink them.
Anchored in one of Germany's regions with the highest purchasing power, the collector's state of Baden-Württemberg in the immediate vicinity of France, Switzerland and Austria, the generously proportioned fair sees itself as a mirror of the art market in all its diversity - with a focus on classic modern, art after 1945, contemporary art and sculpture. art KARLSRUHE spans the gap between established art and artistically valuable positions that provide an entry into collecting.
This has endured. art KARLSRUHE should continue to provide every visitor with an overview of the art of the last 120 years and satisfy both the experienced, discerning public and offer the art market newcomer a low-threshold educational space with a guarantee of quality and facilitate the step towards buying art.
We will do everything in our power to ensure that the next edition of art KARLSRUHE will once again welcome the right variety and number of visitors:inside one of the most beautiful fairgrounds in Europe. Together with the art institutions of the city of Karlsruhe, a UNESCO City of Media Arts, and the artists, we want to make art even more of a celebration of art in the city, and let it be experienced in various places in conjunction with the creative people.
It is our concern to continue "our" art KARLSRUHE with the usual friendliness, service orientation and commitment and to offer you as an exhibitor an optimal environment. In order to do justice to this claim, however, we will also ask all galleries interested in participating in art KARLSRUHE to take part in the complete application process and to convince the advisory board of their artistic programme and their planned presentation with their expressive and high-quality application.
Based on its strengths, art KARLSRUHE should continue to develop in good quality, structure and with contemporary formats and means.
Kristian Jarmuschek, Chairman of the Advisory Board
A One-Artist-Show is the solo presentation of an artist of at least 25 sqm within the booked stand area.
The best One-Artist-Show will be awarded the art KARLSRUHE-Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of KARLSRUHE. The prize is a purchase for the collection of the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe in the amount of 15.000€.
NEW: one One-Artist-Show per gallery can be registered for the award and the funded space.
Sculpture spaces are 100 sqm of free space between the gallery stands in the halls for large-format statements, installation works and three-dimensional art. They are the unique selling point of art KARLSRUHE and offer the opportunity to present works that exceed the dimensions of a gallery bunk.
The most convincing presentation will receive the Loth Sculpture Prize sponsored by the L-Bank and endowed with 20,000 €.
Each participating gallery can apply to host a sculpture space. The number of sculpture spaces at the fair is limited.
A sculpture space is a flat rate of 10 x 10 m, the gallery stand is placed in the direct vicinity of the sculpture space.
The stand rental price for the sculpture spot includes the option to place a sculpture by the registered artist in the Fair's Sculpture Garden (outdoor atrium area) at no additional charge.
New: Sculpture spots
Bookable small spaces for the presentation of individual sculptures in the Sculpture Garden (outdoor area Atrium) or in the aisles between the halls (circulation). Can only be booked in conjunction with a gallery stand.
The Friends Programme offers the opportunity to present a friendly gallery as a co-exhibitor at their own stand. The "Friend" has the opportunity to show a cooperative presentation or curated themed exhibitions and gets to know art KARLSRUHE.
The basic prerequisite is the booking of a total of at least 75 sqm of stand space.
The special Friends price is limited to a maximum of 25 sqm within this stand area.
Only 1 Friend can be registered.
The co-exhibitor must be presented to Messe Karlsruhe / the Advisory Board in the application procedure and must meet the admission requirements.
The participation of the co-exhibitor as a Friend is limited to a maximum of 3 editions of art KARLSRUHE.
The Papersquare is a separate section of the hall for the presentation of artistic positions dealing with the medium of paper. There are two ways to participate in this area:
Paper Square Gallery
Bookable as basic gallery space with at least 25 sqm, regular stand equipment, support by the gallery
Paper Square PLUS
In addition to a gallery stand in another hall, running metres can be booked within a special display area for works with the medium of paper. This area is managed by Messe Karlsruhe. Sales generated from the special sales area will be handled by the gallery.
art KARLSRUHE’s Museum Mile offers cultural institutions (such as museums, art associations and foundations, as well as culture tourism) a platform for sharing and utilizing the synergies of an international art fair as exhibitor.
Embedded in Hall 3 , the Museum Mile presents itself at art KARLSRUHE with attractive information stands. More than 40 selected institutions in Karlsruhe’s cultural landscape find their interested target audience here, as do cultural institutions from the entire federal state and neighbouring regions. International exhibitors come, for example, from France and Switzerland.
You will find your interested target audience here as an exhibitor!
You want to exhibit?
ZKM Center for Art and Media KARSLRUHE
In order to make the presentation as comfortable as possible for you as exhibitor, the information stands of the Museum Mile already contain a stand construction and marketing package in addition to the stand area. Possible stand sizes vary from 9 to 24 square meters.
The presentation and sale of originals / editions / graphics is not permitted in the area of the Museum Mile. It is a pure advertising platform for the institution and its exhibitions, but not for individual artists. This is reserved for the galleries at the fair. The organizer decides on the admission to participate in agreement with the curator.
The application process
For your application for the admission procedure of art KARLSRUHE, we kindly ask you to submit the fully completed and legally binding registration form (available from August 2023) together with informative information material about your institution.
The applicant will be notified in writing of any conditions for admission and become binding upon receipt of written notification of admission.
The exhibition contract does not become legally binding until notification of admission is given.
The deadline for registration for the museum mile is October 2nd, 2023
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To make sure preparations for your stand run smoothly and speedily, our services are available online in our Online Service Centre (OSC) - e. g. stand construction service, equipment, technical installation as well as marketing and press services.
Online Service Center (OSC)
In the Online Service Center (OSC) you can conveniently order your individual service requirements.
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Increase your visibility at art KARLSRUHE. Take advantage of our many advertising opportunities on site or let us put together an individual marketing package for you. We will be happy to advise you! Contact our marketing expert Christina Füger directly. In our download area you will also find online banners for direct application.
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