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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

Eglė Ožalaitė, Fireflies in the burnt forest; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 48 2022

There is a making of video of Banksy in Ukraine, reports dpa.Cologne's Priska Pasquer Gallery is holding a charity auction with works by Aljoscha on December 1 to benefit Help Ukraine.Susanne Schreiber reviews the Cologne exhibition "Worth Fighting For" with works from the Ukrainian Pinchuk Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp in the ... read more

Art Cologne 2022; Photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 47 2022

Art Cologne, which Georg Imdahl visited for the FAZ, has positioned itself permanently in November again: "'Everyone is cautious - everyone', a gallery owner from the Rhineland emphasises categorically. At last year's Art Cologne, many colleagues were already satisfied, economically speaking, if they 'got off lightly'. This time, the caution of some local galleries has gone so far that they ... read more

Exhibition Worth Fighting For in Cologne

Kobel's Art Weekly 46 2022

Banksy appears to have travelled to Ukraine himself and enhanced ruins there with his graffiti, reports dpa: "With several works, the anonymous street artist Banksy has immortalised himself in war-torn Ukraine. On his Instagram channel and website, Banksy posted a picture of a work on a destroyed house on Friday night. But other works in several Ukrainian cities are also ... read more

Artissima in Turin; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 45 2022

Ursula Scheer measures the new director of Artissima in Turin, Luigi Fassi, by his own standards in the FAZ: "Strolling through the aisles where 174 galleries from 28 countries - 74 from Italy, 21 from Germany and 42 newcomers - present their offerings, one is not overwhelmed by large decorative painting formats in strong colours, as is the case elsewhere, ... read more

New Head of Art Basel Noah Horowitz; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 44 2022

Immediately after the premiere of Paris+ par Art Basel, the second initiator of the coup that meant the end of Fiac is also leaving. Marc Spiegler is leaving Art Basel, to be succeeded by Noah Horowitz, according to a press release (PDF). In an initial report, Kate Brown at Artnet mistakenly puts James Murdoch's share ... read more

Paris+; Photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 43 2022

The eagerly awaited Art Basel subsidiary Paris+ had its successful premiere last week, which was received positively by the international press, with some critical overtones. Scott Reyburn sums it up in the New York Times: "For all its less-corporate, French charm, FIAC had a reputation with some international dealers as a less commercially successful fair ... read more