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Dear readers of Kobel's Art Week and our newsblog,Some people have Russian friends and wonder why the attack on Ukraine could happen. This does not sit well with those we call our friends. However, there is now a great deal of uncertainty, which also has a broad impact on cultural life. Sopranos and conductors are being disinvited and can no longer perform their art - ... read more
Dear friends of Kobel's Art Week and of our newsblog,Last week I was unable to imagine what happened on Thursday. A war of aggression in the middle of Europe against a country that was just on its way to freedom and efforts of democratic communities. Actually a cowardly invasion of a Ukraine not oriented to attack or defense - why that? Because fascism must be ... read more
Dear friends of Kobel's Art Week,ARCO Madrid is taking place and there is also an art fair in South Africa (Cape town art fair) now in its 4th year. The further away from the hotspot of Eastern Europe, one gets the feeling, the better. In Ukraine, however, curators tirelessly prepare art exhibitions and find lenders who don't demand war insurance with shaking knees, which no ... read more
Dear friends of Kobel's Art Week,Germany has a new Federal President, who is the old one. Because he can only be re-elected once, he is now allowed to inspire us and give us good ideas for 5 more years. He usually does this so quietly and considerately that you don't even notice he's there. Regardless of whether Corona is changing the world, the speechlessness between ... read more
Dear friends of our newsblog and of Kobel's Art Week,a sad message in advance - Dr. Bernd Noack, art appraiser and expert, passed away on January 27th, three days before his birthday. He had started his career as an underwriter in 1991 with Nordstern and worked for AON Artscope in Berlin from 1995 to 2003. In July 2003, he went into business for himself as ... read more
Dear friends (and of course girlfriends) of Kobel's Art Week and our newsblog,Art fairs are being moved - in both senses of the word, the Art Basel Hong Kong to May and the FIAC to Nirvana, because Messe Basel was able to obtain the timeslot in the Grand Palais in Paris in a last-minute tender. It's a bit reminiscent of the German situation with tenders ... read more