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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

Carmine Palladino Palladino, Russian Pocket; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 33 2022

Paris+ par Art Basel does not do things by halves when it comes to the successor to Fiac, reports Olga Grimm-Weissert in the Handelsblatt: "Paris Plus will not only take place in the Grand Palais Ephémère from October 20 to 23, but will also take over all the additional venues of Fiac for further sales offers: With large sculptures in ... read more

Robert Montgomery, Quellpark Public Space, Bad Gastein; photo Stefan kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 32 2022

Even without a Western boycott, Russia's cultural scene is on its knees, Kerstin Holm found out for the FAZ of August 1: "We asked the curator of modern art Andrei Yerofeyev, an avowed oppositionist, in Moscow. The cultural scene has practically united against Putin and the Ukrainian war, says Jerofejew, the brother of the writer Viktor Jerofejew, who emigrated to Germany, on the phone. Among ... read more

Summer review III/III; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 31 2022

Is it still growing pains or are the digital purchase receipts called NFT already shrinking to normal size? In the third and final part of the seasonal review, there are signs of both.The dominant theme of 2021 has been NFTs, whose market is nearly half the size of the art market, but which intersects with it only slightly. Dan Milmo explains in the read more

Summer review II/III; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 30 2022

Given the current world situation, the art trade is doing surprisingly well in some areas. At the same time, it is currently undergoing a fundamental change, as becomes clear in the second of the three parts of our seasonal review.Digitization first and the auction houses as winners of this trend are the subject of an essay by Christie's President Dirk Boll in the NZZ of ... read more

Mirco Bompignano Bella ciao; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 29 2022

The year 2022 is clearly a Monday. Those who tried to console themselves at the end of last year by saying that it could have been worse are now finding themselves vindicated. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had an impact on almost all areas of life, including the art market. Our review of the first half of the year is under the impression of ... read more

Maria Mano, Stand with Ukraine, freedom and peace; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 28 2022

After more than two years, Art Karlsruhe presents itself in a new order, but apparently with as few criteria as ever, according to Daniela Gregori's impression for Artmagazine: "There is the familiar confusion, but the focus of the individual halls has been changed, which did not go down well with the opening audience everywhere, because it caused a certain disorientation ... read more