art KARLSRUHE Celebrates Sculpture
Hans-Peter Haas Foundation shows prints from Ackermann to Vasarely
The seventeenth edition of art KARLSRUHE – International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art (13 to 16 February 2020) brings together 210 nationally and internationally renowned galleries from fifteen countries in the exhibition halls at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. Early in the new year, these halls will once again become a showcase and marketplace for artworks from a time span of over 120 years.
“For five consecutive days at the start of each year, Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre creates a hot spot for art in the midst of the art collectors’ state of Baden-Württemberg”, explains the fair’s director Britta Wirtz. “Last year’s conferral of the title ‘UNESCO City of Media Arts’ on the city of Karlsruhe reaffirms our ongoing commitment to art”, adds Britta Wirtz.
Sculpture Areas are a traditional feature of art KARLSRUHE. Thanks to sponsorship by the Vollack Group, the twenty spacious Sculpture Areas will be joined for the first time this year by a sculpture garden in the atrium. To bring the subject of sculpture even more sharply into focus at the fifteenth ARTIMA art meeting, moderator Carl Friedrich Schröer will ask sculptors Olaf Metzel and Vera Röhm about the challenges of their artistic work and will talk with gallery owner Christian K. Scheffel about his passion for three-dimensional art. Karl Ewald Schrade, the fair’s curator ever since its first year, comments: “I have always been strongly committed to three-dimensional art and am therefore extremely pleased that we can crown this year’s focus on sculpture with the third annual conferral of the Loth Sculpture Prize, which is sponsored by the L-Bank. The award ceremony will be even more memorable this year because the 100th anniversary of Wilhelm Loth’s birth occurs in 2020.”