Classical modernism and contemporary art from the 7th to the 10th July
This year’s art KARLSRUHE – Classical Modernism and Contemporary Art promises a summer art experience. From 7th to 10th July 2022, the Karlsruhe exhibition center offers the international art market for the 19th time. A home. A total of 215 renowned galleries from twelve countries are expected in the four high, light-flooded halls, which give many suggestions for buying art thanks to their numerous one-artist shows and the traditional sculpture places. If art KARLSRUHE has so far opened the art fair year in February, the event will take place in July this year due to corona. Now visitors can look forward to the entire spectrum of 120 years of art in the bright and warm season, flanked by works fresh from the studios.
There is also a summer atmosphere in the program of the 215 exhibiting galleries, here the work “One Soul” by the artist Renata Tumarova (represented by Galerie Rother). © Renata Tumarova/Galerie Rother
Art in a new light
With a summer flair, the art KARLSRUHE 2022 promises proven formats in literally new light. “I am very much looking forward to the summer edition of art KARLSRUHE. Warm light falls through the window bands in the hall ceilings on the works of art, the green of the atrium attracts visitors outside and the long daylight invites you to a longer stay at the fair. We will take the advantages of summer into account in our concept and create an exciting trade fair experience that invites people to Karlsruhe, the UNESCO City of Media Arts,” assures Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Messe Karlsruhe.
Particular attention will be paid to the sculpture garden – sponsored by the Vollack Group. On the approximately 6,800 square meter green area between the four exhibition halls, an open-air gastronomic offer will be created, which creates a summer ambience in harmony with the three-dimensional works of art. The opening hours have also been adapted to the new date of the art fair. Art lovers now have the opportunity to visit art KARLSRUHE until the bright evening hours. She will now open its doors from Friday (08. July) to Sunday (10. July) from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Also the vernissage on Thursday, the 7th. July 2022, can be visited until 8 p.m. if you buy a corresponding ticket.
Particular attention will be paid to the sculpture garden of art KARLSRUHE, which attracts visitors outside. © Messe Karlsruhe/Jürgen Rösner
Return to personal exchange
The corona-related evasion of the fair from the usual February date to July also means the long-awaited return to the real encounter with art in the industry. While the art KARLSRUHE 2020 was the last art fair that could still take place without restrictions, one hopes for a more relaxed art enjoyment through the rescheduling this year. “Together with the temperatures, our anticipation of the July edition of art KARLSRUHE is also increasing. We want to bring the art market back together,” explains curator Ewald Karl Schrade. In particular, personal exchange was neglected during the pandemic. This is also the opinion of the exhibiting galleries, which, according to Schrade, are working together with the trade fair team to ensure that the art summer in Karlsruhe will be a complete success.
Art business in times of crisis
Thanks to the art insurance of Mannheimer Versicherungen, which will also be represented with an information stand in 2022, the ARTIMA art meeting series of talks takes place every year in the forum of the same name in the newly designed Hall 3. On the 7th and 8th July (2 p.m.) a total of six speakers will perform and focus on the topic of “Art business with, against and after Corona”. From the perspective of their profession, prominent art educators such as Werner Tammen, state chairman of the Berlin galleries, or curator Kasper König want to report on challenges of the art industry in times of the pandemic. “It was almost in the air to dedicate the traditional ARTIMA art meeting to the pandemic and the consequences for the industry this time,” explains Gabriele Lindinger, Office for Art and Public Relations at Lindinger + Schmid. The company has always designed the two-day series of events.
Summer mood also prevails in the work of art “Aufbruch III” by Alireza Varzandeh (which will be seen alongside other titles of the artist at Galerie Barbara von Stechow). © Alireza Varzandeh/Galerie Barbara von Stechow