September 27, 2005 - Art Cologne - final participants in “OPEN SPACE”
September 27, 2005

final participants in “OPEN SPACE”

final participants in “OPEN SPACE”
28 October - 1 November 2005

Neumann Luz, Roonstraße 108, D-50674 Cologne

First art fair with exhibition character

Novel presentation concept open to discussion in Cologne

From New York to Tokyo, from London to Milan: the international participant list for OPEN SPACE has been finalised. The idea for a complementary concept for the ART COLOGNE has been accepted and presents itself for discussion between October 28 and November 1, 2005. The jury, comprising Yilmaz Dziewior (Director of the Kunstverein in Hamburg), Carol Greene (Greene Naftali Gallery, New York), Joanna Kamm (Galerie Kamm, Berlin), Holger Liebs (art critic for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich), Markus Lüttgen (Johnen Galerie, Berlin), Christian Nagel (Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne / Berlin) and Maureen Paley (Maureen Paley, London), supported by Gérard A. Goodrow (Director of the ART COLOGNE), has selected around 40 international galleries from in excess of 100 applications.

Following the establishment of various new art fairs over the past few years and the rheinschau 2004, it is once again Cologne that is setting the benchmark for a new presentation within the fiercely competitive art fair market: OPEN SPACE, the first art fair without traditional booth presentations, which has the character of an exhibition and which frees art from rabbit hutches, claims Christian Nagel, Jury Member and consultant for the project.

The consciously selected discussion format of OPEN SPACE is designed with its own, autonomous architecture. Commenting on it is exhibition architect Meyer Voggenreiter: We are pursuing a more urban approach than a museum character. The various contributions of the participants form the basis for the development of a high-density public space, which takes its form and rhythm solely from the spatial constellation of the artistic positions. The various service areas, such as information point, media lounge, bar and work space, will also be integrated into this landscape of artistic discourse, tension and interactions.

The participant list comprises a balanced mix of established and newcomer international gallery experts:

Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Catherine Bastide, Brussels
Bleich-Rossi, Graz
Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Thomas Erben, New York
Fahnemann, Berlin
Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne
SixFriedrichLisaUngar, Munich
Gray Kapernekas, New York
Greene Naftali, New York
Ernst Hilger, Vienna
Michael Janssen, Cologne
Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe
Kamm, Berlin
Georg Kargl, Vienna
Ben Kaufmann, Munich / Berlin
Krinzinger, Vienna
Loevenbruck, Paris / Guy Bärtschi, Geneva
Gió Marconi, Milan
Matthew Marks, New York
Meerrettich, Berlin
Robert Miller, New York
Magnus Müller, Berlin
nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Christian Nagel, Cologne / Berlin
Art Contemporain Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Maureen Paley, London
Friedrich Petzel, New York
Thomas Rehbein, Cologne
Ruzicska, Salzburg
Aurel Scheibler, Cologne
Otto Schweins, Cologne
Gabriele Senn, Vienna
Sies Höke, Düsseldorf
Sprüth / Magers Projekte, Cologne / Munich
Taka Ishii, Tokyo
Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt am Main / Berlin
Unlimited Contemporary Art, Athens
Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Zink & Gegner, Munich

OPEN SPACE is a project of the Cologne-based agency Neumann Luz in cooperation with ART COLOGNE.

Changes to the list of participants reserved.

Press contact:
Neumann Luz, Roonstraße 108, D-50674 Cologne
phone 49(0)221 258 4773, fax 49(0)221 258 4774,

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