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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

Zona Maco Mexico; photo Stephan Zilkens

Kobel's Art Weekly 7 2024

Whereas the first two months of the year used to be a largely fair-free period, events are now particularly crowded around the last week of January and the first two weeks of February. The individual art fairs therefore have to vie for media attention. Maximilíano Durón provides Artnews readers with what he considers to be the ten best stands in ... read more

For the last time at the World Heritage site: Art Rotterdam 2024; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 6 2024

With its not entirely voluntary move to a new location from next March, Art Rotterdam also wants to become more attractive in terms of content. However, in the Tagesspiegel Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas also see dark clouds on the horizon regarding the future of the Mondriaan Fund's accompanying exhibition "Prospects": "The Netherlands still has an exemplary support system for ... read more

Artgenève with background; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 5 2024

The circumstances surrounding the twelfth Artgèneve are unpleasant. It had been known for some time that its founding director Thomas Hug, who until then had been regarded as extremely successful, had been dismissed without notice last August. Shortly before Artgenève opened, numerous French-language media, including Sylvia Revello from Le Temps, reported on the background and accusations of forgery, fraud, mismanagement ... read more

Singapore; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 4 2024

As the first international art fair of the year, Art SG in Singapore is testing the market with its second edition. Naima Morelli reports in The Art Newspaper of - surprise! - "swift sales": "While the gallery participation dropped by 29% this year, this is not felt when walking around the stands. Works of art now have more breathing space, ... read more

Marina Abramovic selling snake oil

Kobel's Art Weekly 3 2024

There has rarely been so much clashing of dates. It all starts with artgenève and Brafa at the end of January, which open on the same day. This will be followed by a late Arco Madrid with Tefaf in Maastricht at the beginning of March, Expo Chicago and Art Düsseldorf in April and Art Cologne in November, which has positioned itself immediately after Artissima in ... read more

photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 2 2024 - The first one this year

Frieze London opens the second and final part of the season review. An entertaining polemical critique of Frieze London and the current art production on show at it was written by Jonathan Jones for the Guardian: "All of which makes such paintings lovely to hang on your wall, no? Only if you have a very high boredom threshold. They are ... read more