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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

Gallery Weekend Berlin Dinner; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 18 2023

The New York Times last reported on the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2019. Yet this spring, diversity and a spirit of optimism reign on the Spree as rarely in recent times. Kevin Hanschke sums it up in the FAZ: "Overall, identity, whether social, political or digital, is one of the common threads holding the weekend together. [...] The response from international ... read more

Art Brussels 2023; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 17 2023

Jens Bülskämper opens his good-humoured tour of Art Brussels for Monopol with a detailed appreciation of the fair's successful and publicity friendly charity campaign with good art for little money: "But that's over now, Art Brussels has come up with a successful gimmick for a good cause: numerous artists at the fair contributed a picture in postcard format to declare ... read more

Expo Chicago 2023; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 16 2023

"Back in full force" with "genually enthusiastic collectors" is Expo Chicago, as is actually always the case with any art fair with Eileen Kinsella for Artnet. Carlie Porterfield finds PR-speak of the same tenor for The Art Newspaper. Christiane Meixner reports in a more balanced way in the Tagesspiegel: "There ... read more

Deceptive Spring; Jovita Jovishova
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Kobel's Art Weekly 15 2023

Every year Clare McAndrew produces a market report (PDF) for Art Basel and UBS. Eileen Kinsella has boiled down the summary at the beginning of the report for Artnet. In the Standard Olga Kronsteiner has formulated a coherent text on the most important points.For the FAZ of 8 April, Ursula ... read more

Art Düsseldorf 2023; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 14 2023

For the fifth time since its founding in 2017, Art Düsseldorf has just taken place. Georg Imdahl is pleased in the FAZ: "The fifth edition of Art Düsseldorf confirms it: the small fair with 95 exhibitors this time has established itself. Doubts as to whether a second marketplace close to Art Cologne was really necessary have been dispelled by the ... read more

50 for Turkey I Syria; artists' charity sale by Nina Kuttler

Kobel's Art Weekly 13 2023

Even though the art world's support for Ukraine and the victims of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey has become somewhat quieter, it still exists. Postcards for Ukraine by Munich gallerist siblings Sperling is currently offering the 139th work by lot in exchange for a donation of 350 euros, and Hamburg artist Nina Kuttler is just entering the sixth round ... read more