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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze; Photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 39 2022

Founded in 1959, the Biennale Internazionale dell'Antiquariato di Firenze is the oldest art and antiques fair still running in the world. Gina Thomas visited it for the FAZ of 24 September: "Some of this initial confidence has also been transmitted to the 32nd edition of the most important fair for Italian art, which after a three-year pandemic-related break is courting greater international attention with fresh ... read more

Head of Contemporary Istanbul Ali Güreli and Jeff Koons; photo Stephan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 38 2022

Werner Remm reports on a large sales exhibition in aid of Ukrainehilfe as part of the Berlin Art Week at Artmagazine: "'Ukrainian Voices of Art' is a benefit sales exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art at Berlin Art Week by and for Be an Angel e.V. It benefits the artists and the association, which has been able to evacuate more than ... read more

Viennacontemporary 2022 at the Kursaal, photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 37 2022

You have to think of Vienna as a lucky city. Despite all the intrigues and quarrels, the metropolis on the Danube manages to successfully hold two art market events of international caliber at the same time: the art fair Viennacontemporary and the gallery marathon Curated by. Victor Sattler describes synergy effects at Monopol: "On the first day of the fair, ... read more

Louise Sterling "Stay Strong"; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 36 2022

The fall season has begun. The start is traditionally made by the Rhineland galleries, where Susanne Schreiber has discovered a new modesty for the Handelsblatt: "The times seem to be over when loud boasts were made, when super-expensive works were waiting in galleries for bragging rights. Art should be financially attainable in difficult times and spread joy, provoke a wink ... read more

Art-o-Rama Marseille; photo private

Kobel's Art Weekly 35 2022

The Ukrainian artist Olena Pronkina receives the Claus Michaletz Prize, reports dpa: "The award, endowed with 10,000 euros, is given this year for the third time to an artist from Eastern Europe. The award is linked to the KVOST residency grant.The prize is awarded in honor of the publisher and founder of the Secco Pontanova Foundation, Claus Michaletz, and is ... read more

Emma Emma, Make art Not war; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 34 2022

Gerhard Richter in particular has generously stocked the Charity Art Cologne webshop for the benefit of Ukraine. Monopol calls the ongoing initiative to mind.With Postcards for Ukraine, Brita Sachs presents in the FAZ of August 20 another initiative with which the art scene is organizing humanitarian aid for Ukraine: "The idea of the artists' postcards ... read more