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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Autumn Fairs
International and contemporary art in Cologne
The ART.FAIR in Cologne takes place this autumn From October 31 to November 3 one of Germany´s biggest art fairs hosts new and established artists TEXT: JESSICA POMMER | PHOTO: ARTFAIR
For ten years now the ART.FAIR in Cologne has been realizing the unique concept of uniting established artists, artist newcomers and lovers of art in one venue.This year again, from October 31 to November 3, the ART.FAIR will host more than 34,000 visitors in the Staatenhaus in Cologne who can admire artworks from 90 galleries. Among the more renowned galleries are the Galerie Osper from Cologne which will exhibit works from Gerhard Richter, the Galerie Rainer Klimczak fromViersen with works by Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann or the Galerie Berlin from Berlin which has in store paintings from Joachim Böttcher and Hans Brosch.
“Upcoming artists benefit hugely from the fair as well. They can present and sell their oeuvre to the public, exchange ideas with
fellow artists and get inspired by the masters,” says co-manager and co-founder Walter Gehlen. Him and Andreas Lohaus initially organized the fair as an Off-Show for art up to a value of 5,000 Euros. It rapidly developed into an international fair for the contemporary art scene. “This year we kick off the event with a preliminary vernissage and prize nomination of the simultaneously happening ceremony of the BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER, a global art competition for young creatives. 1,125 applications from 55 countries compete for the award,”explains Walter Gehlen who is part of the jury. The vernissage will be concluded with the smart Vernissage party and an exclusive fashion show by the German-American label Ludwig&Schwarz. www.art-fair.de/artfair_en
22- 24 November 2013 Come soak in the festive atmosphere at the Scandinavian Christmas Market, taking place outside the Finnish and Norwegian Churches in London on the 22-24 November 2013. Browse through our different stalls for Scandinavian presents and decorations, and sample some hearty Scandinavian food together with a mug of hot mulled wine. The Scandinavian Christmas Market is the perfect place to pick up some unique Christmas presents for your family and friends, with stalls selling everything from Scandinavian jewellery and furniture to Christmas decorations.
Albion Street, Rotherhithe, London, England All exhibitors will have well-stocked stalls, so visitors can rummage through, taste and purchase some of the best Scandinavian food, furniture and design at the Scandinavian Christmas Market.
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The Finnish Church in London
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