Art Cologne 2023
Nov 19, 2023
World art for peace and freedom
From Abstraction-Création 1930 to the abstract world language 1960
This year's presentation under the title World Art for Peace & Freedom at our stand C-119 in Hall 11.1 is dedicated to works from the Abstraction-Création 1930 to the abstract world language 1960 by 8 artists:
FrancisBott, Günther Gumpert, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Bernard Schultze, Fred Thieler, Hann Trier, Theodor Werner, Fritz Winter.
The presentation aims to tell the story of art in the middle of the 20th century, which developed over and through the violent caesura of the art ban, the Second World War and the Shoah, and yet somehow always remained coherent, using a number of very different case studies.
The Art fair is also accompanied by us digitally. Below you will find important materials and links that you can use to discover our presentation, the artists and their works online. We particularly recommend the Online Viewing Room, which guides you through the presented world art with explanations by Dr. Wolfgang Henze and anchors it profoundly through the biographies of the artists and their works in the context of the development of abstract art in the 20th century.
We hope you enjoy discovering them online!
Classical Modern art and post-war art has always had a special place at ART COLOGNE. One of its most important mediators is the Swiss Galerie Henze & Ketterer.
You can read the latest article about our stand in the Art Cologne Journal here.
How do I find classical art Modern art? In Hall 11.2, the Henze Ketterer Gallery from Switzerland presents Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's "Playing Bathers" from 1928, in which bodies in sun and shadow are dissolved in an endless contour of entwined color fields. The cheerful picture is both figurative and abstract. It is said to be one of the most highly endowed works at Art fair.
From the article on Art Cologne in the Handelsblatt (www.handelsblatt.com). Click here for the Handelsblatt article.