Art Cologne 2017

Public Days: 26-29 April

About the Fair

ART COLOGNE 2017 Stand D-021

Tour & Koelnmesse, Hall 11.2 Messeplatz 1, 50679, Cologne, Germany

Exhibiting artists include Rafał Bujnowski (b. 1974, Poland), Chun Kwang Young (b. 1944, South Korea), Golnaz Fathi (b. 1972, Iran), Kim Tschang-Yeul (b. 1929), José Patrício (b. 1960, Brazil), Pino Pinelli (b. 1938, Italy), Qin Yufen (b. 1954, China), Qiu Deshu (b. 1948, China), Su Xiaobai (b. 1949, China), Sinta Tantra (b. 1979, USA), Yang Yongliang (b. 1980, China), John Young (b. 1956, Hong Kong), Zhou Yangming (b. 1971, China), and Zhu Jinshi (b. 1954, China). The Galleries is the only Asian-based gallery to participate in the fair’s Contemporary Art section. In addition to its presence in the main stand, the gallery is presenting Hong Kong artist Kenny Wong in NEW POSITIONS, a sponsored programme highlighting 20 young artists that demonstrates a wide spectrum of artistic creativity.

The selection of Chinese works has been deliberately chosen to highlight roots in Chinese philosophies and traditions, such as the three teachings (Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism). Unlike Western abstraction, Chinese abstraction is principally derived from scholastic practice. As a body, the selected works challenge the definition of abstraction in the Western world, represented on the stand by the Zero Movement artist Pino Pinelli, Rafał Bujnowski, and Sinta Tantra.