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The scene at Art Cologne
The scene at Art Cologne


Dec. 12, 2011

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Do you think that Europe's senior art fair, Art Cologne, has gotten altogether too serious of late? Well, this year, say adieu to stodgy -- the 46th edition of the veteran fair, Apr. 18-22, 2012, has partnered with the New Art Dealers Alliance to premiere the first European NADA fair, sure to bring some young-and-edgy to the German city, and the list of participating galleries has been released. Art Cologne remains true to form with more of the usual -- look for Cologne’s Daniel Buchholz, Hauser & Wirth, Gateshead’s Workplace and Michael Werner, to name a few -- but NADA, masterminded by director Heather Hubbs, is sure to add something fresh to the mix.

Included on the roster of some 30 young dealers are NYC’s Nicelle Beachene, James Fuentes and Invisible Exports, Berlin’s Cinzia Friedländer, Blanket from Vancouver, Helena Papdopoulos/Andreas Melas from Athens and Cologne’s own Charlotte Desaga. “NADA is going to bring young, cutting-edge galleries to Cologne,” says Art Cologne director Daniel Hug, “and offer our collectors and visitors completely new insights into the current art scene.”

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