In Karlsruhe, passion prompts people to buy art. Our consistently high numbers of visitors and the strong satisfaction expressed by visitors and exhibitors alike confirm our concept. We see ourselves as perhaps the most democratic of all art fairs: art KARLSRUHE adeptly builds a bridge between works by established artists on the one hand and less costly yet nonetheless artistically valuable positions that pave the way for new aficionados to begin collecting art.
Classic Modern and Contemporary uniquely arranged
Furthermore, art KARLSRUHE boasts a convincing curatorial concept, which also clearly assigns specific focal points to each of the four halls:
- Classic Modern + Contemporary Art
- Art after 1945 + Contemporary Art
- Artication (Art+Education)
Look forward to an inspiring tour through 120 years of art history!
Interspersed in the landscape of gallery stands, the 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.
Topics of Interest
Every year at art KARLSRUHE artists of Classic Modern are presented by galleries. Art directions such as Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism or Constructivism can be found at the fair.
Art after 1945, art informel or informal art summarizes the styles of abstract or non-geometric, non-representational art. The focus of art after the Second World War is the free, spontaneous creative process.
Contemporary art can be found in Karlsruhe in addition to art after 1945 and classic modern in the big halls. The latest works fresh from the artists' studios can be found in the Discover Hall.