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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
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
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
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