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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

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

Maybe NFTs really are The Emperors New Clothes.

Kobel's Art Weekly 7 2022

Peace at last in Paris! However, the good news does not come from the contemporary art scene, but from the field of old art and antiques. The (former) Biennale des Antiquaires and Fine Art Paris are merging. Ursula Scheer writes in the FAZ: "The provisional, not very elegant double name 'Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale' shows that it is ... read more

Are they with us?
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Kobel's Art Weekly 6 2022

Fiac and Paris Photo will soon be led by one director. And her name is not Jennifer Flay, as Bettina Wohlfarth reports in the billion, according to Shanti Escalante-DeMattei at 16, a panel discussion will take place at the Haus am Lützowplatz with the participation of the author ... read more

Goodbye Grand Palais, Fiac!
Image Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 5 2022

The takeover of the Grand Palais and the ejection of Fiac by Art Basel's parent company MCH (press releas as a PDF) is "a nefarious act" for Ingo Arend in the Süddeutsche Zeitung: "The Parisian act is thus about symbolically demonstrating the claim to dominance of the disruptive European market with its new powerhouse Paris. ... read more