Art Cologne 2014

Looking at art, discovering art, buying art

ART COLOGNE has always been a number one address for viewing, enjoying and buying top-of-the-range artworks.
In today's fair, approximately two hundred leading international galleries will showcase a carefully selected and curated
range of top-quality 20th and 21st century artworks. Art lovers and collectors will encounter a broad range of modern and contemporary art from many diverse movements, in all price brackets, shape and size.

The fair is composed of several sectors. GALLERIES sites established galleries. NEW CONTEMPORARIES represents galleries founded in the 21st century. NEW POSITIONS offers solo-presentations of outstanding young artists. ART COLOGNE has joined forces with the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) to launch a new section titled ‘COLLABORATIONS’. Galleries participating in COLLABORATIONS will showcase a program based on a jointly planned project.

Meanwhile, a supporting program of exhibition openings and events in nearby museums and institutions around the Rhineland make ART COLOGNE one of Germany's must-see events of the year.


Chiharu Shiota

 Chiharu Shiota (塩田 千春 Shiota Chiharu) is a Japanese installation artist born in 1972 in Osaka. She has been living and working in Berlin since 1996.

She studied at the Seika University in Kyoto and at various schools in Germany and is represented by ARNDT in Berlin and Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris.

Shiota's oeuvre contains various art performances and installations, in which she uses various everyday objects such as beds, windows, dresses, shoes and suitcases. She explores the relationships between past and present, living and dying, and memories of people implanted into objects. To these she adds intricate, web-like threads of black and red.

Chiharu Shiota created such works as (Memory of Skin), which consists of giant dresses besmirched by filth, continually flushed by shower-heads.


Michael Mapes

New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece


My project at the Inspire Festival 2013

 "Art in war times" was the title of Franck Bragigand's project. We created uniforms for the civilians to protect themselves in war times. Here is the process of  creation.The stamp of the gun on the belt symbolizes the absence of weapons. The mirrors on the uniform reflect the person who attacks the civilian. Maybe he recognizes that the attack victimizes himself and not only the civilian.

Photos by Demi's Canvas


Inspire Festival 2013

The Inspire festival 2013 took place with the three highly regarded artists Franck Bragigand, Peter Kogler and Maria Papadimitriou in the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki. During the festival each of them organized a workshop for young artists. Here are the results of a week full of inspiration!

Photos by Demi's Canvas