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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

Spark Art Fair Vienna; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 13 2022

The sanctions against Russia raise the question of whether, how and when works of art borrowed for exhibitions fall under them. The different answers of the Düsseldorf lawyer Philipp F. Hardung in the Legal Tribune Online may seem a bit dry to non-lawyers, but are quite exciting: "The works in the Morozov collection are thus on loan from public institutions ... read more

Eglė Plytnikaitė "I stand with Ukraine" via

Kobel's Art Weekly 12 2022

33 artists (including Zuzanna Czebatul, Gregor Hildebrandt and Gert & Uwe Tobias) have donated works for Villa Grisebach's online auction "Artists for Ukraine", which runs from April 1 to 10. All proceeds, including the premium, will go to various initiatives for victims & refugees.For Artists at Risk, nearly 70 international artists (including Elizabeth Peyton, Luc Tuymans and Rosemarie Trockel) have ... read more

Free images against the war:
MengQi (Denise) Huang

Kobel's Art Weekly 11 2022

The Ukrainian artist duo Victoria Pidust and Volo Bevza, who actually live in Berlin, are now no longer making artworks but tank barriers in Ukraine, reports Hakim Bishara for Hyperallergic. The project can be supported thanks to their Bonn gallery Judith Andreae here.Artists at Risk offers support to Ukrainian, Russian ... read more

First things first: artgenève; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 10 2022

The art world has reacted spontaneously and creatively to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. For example, the flag of Ukraine was auctioned off for the good cause as NFT for several millions, as Artmagazine reports. A list of institutions supporting Ukrainian cultural workers was compiled by Svetlana Biedarieva for The Art Newspaper. Frederik Hansen ... read more

This year without the King who had to join a crises meeting: Queen Letizia at Arco Madrid; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 9 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine renders most other issues seem unimportant. The information situation is confusing for outsiders, social media is full of fake and manipulated images. The Art Newspaper has compiled a list of accounts of verified photojournalists.An overview of how people with or without relatives in Ukraine can help has been compiled by Nico Ernst for read more

Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Goodbye Cologne Fine Art; Foto Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 8 2022

The traditional Cologne Fine Art (Westdeutsche Kunst- und Antiquitätenmesse) is history. Werner Remm reports first for Artmagazine: "The Cologne Fine Art as an independent fair will no longer exist. A new section called Art + Object within Art Cologne will offer art from antiques to Design and non-european art. Contemporary art, which until now has been more of a nuisance ... read more