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Cologne Fine Art & Antiques: Art from the past to the here and now

A 360-degree view of art from all times and all places. This is the historic leitmotif that makes the art fair in Cologne a must for connoisseurs and lovers of ancient art, modern art, and applied design. For the 2011 edition, over 110 art galleries have been selected to participate in an event that also launches a special section this year, “Works on paper”, that complements the cultural offer of the event.

The Cologne Art Fair has lately become an event whose value is recognized worldwide. The hundred exhibitors will present their works at Hall number 11 of Kölnmesse 11, in a fusion of eras and styles that stand side by side in the collective exhibition spaces.

The same exhibition stands are works of art, as they’re set up with design furniture and objects by artists from outside Europe, modernist paintings and post-conflict works brought to the fair by art dealers as Aurel Scheibler from Berlin, Beck & Eggeling – Düsseldorf, Klaus Benden – Cologne, Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, etc..

For the first time the Cologne Fine Art & Antiques will also exhibit collections of works on paper, drawings that are evidence of the creative work of various artists. Both public and private collections will be presented.

One of the leading artists for this edition will be Günther Uecker, whose work will be honored by a special exhibition and a prizewinning ceremony. Günther Uecker is an artist whose artistic career has involved many disciplines and today, aged 81, he’s still able to deal with visual arts with unparalleled originality.
His installations have links to nature, kinetics and acoustics, as well as his stage and spiritual rooms of devotion are part of his work centered on the meaning of a single object: the nail. Through the sole use of this object, Uecker has opened a world of impressive individualistic art.

Cologne Fine Art & Antiques Fair is held in Cologne from November 16 to 20.

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