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(Next Edition: April 12-14,2024)
Discover art, artists, and galleries, and engage in discourse and discussions with us.
Since 2017, we have aimed to be a leading platform for talents and a diversity of perspectives of backgrounds; whether young or established, artists or gallerists, collectors or curators, the fair offers a stage for progressive positions, relevant ideas, and engaging concepts. This is reflected not only in the exhibitors’ programs but also in the fair’s digital presence and in all events staged in addition to the gallery presentations.
A consistent program
Art Düsseldorf covers recent art history while also keeping its vision focused on the future. The mission is to bring contemporary global art to life with a particular focus on the art-historical relevance of the city, with which the fair is very closely linked.
The fascinating location
Hosted at the Areal Böhler since 2017, the former steel factory allows for an unparalleled atmosphere for art lovers through its halls awash with daylight and the architectural remains of the old steelworks.
The perfect surrounding
Alongside the thriving, art-loving Rhineland, Art Düsseldorf maintains a commitment to exploring contemporary global positions and new discourses with an open mind while providing a vital meeting point for the art world.
We see our fair as a warm and welcoming space
By providing a stage with excellent conditions and our unyielding support, we offer galleries and artists ample opportunity to present themselves in the best possible way. Every year, we provide a stage for the public to witness inspiring ideas, stories, and concepts; a stage where respectful discussions and debates about contemporary art can flourish and elevate the art world.
The MAIN section of Art Düsseldorf showcases outstanding presentations of represented artists by leading international and regional galleries.
In the JOINT section of Art Düsseldorf two galleries present together. It is a requirement that both galleries applying to the JOINT section individually submit an application.
The NEXT section is exclusively to galleries in existence for 1 to 10 years at the time of application. It focuses on current works by emerging artists and allows for up to three artistic positions.
SOLO PROJECTS showcases solo presentations with annually changing thematic focuses. In 2024, we are excited to highlight the following compelling topics:
Photography & Identities:
Explores historical and contemporary discourses on identity through photography.
As a contemporary medium, photography engages with the concept of identity and mirrors the rich diversity of human (as well as non-human) existence. Photographic works play a pivotal role in documenting both historical and contemporary dialogues surrounding identity, challenging stereotypes, conventions, and societal norms. They delve into explorations of gender, sexuality, race, heritage, architecture, and environment as influential factors in the formation of one’s identity.
Keywords here are memories, nostalgia, difference and repetition or forgotten artists whose rediscovery raises exciting new perspectives.
Casting a gaze into the archives and drawing inspiration from historical motifs and styles profoundly shapes the work of many artists. What does it signify when artists seek impulses from the past? It leads to explorations of memories, nostalgia, and regression, as well as considerations of difference and repetition. What elements are embraced? What undergoes transformation? What underlying political dimensions drive the yearning for a seemingly more authentic and uncomplicated past? Who are the (forgotten) artists experiencing a revival? What insights do we glean from our examination of history in this context?
Examines gender, posthumanism, ideals of beauty, and body perception through art.
Contemporary art is marked by a profound exploration of the human body. Bodies undergo transformations, and depictions of the body mirror societal fashions and trends. The body becomes an arena where various battles are fought, raising questions about gender, the posthuman, technological extensions, digital representations, disembodiment, beauty standards, identities, disability, fashion, desire, body knowledge, and perception. Artists employ diverse aesthetic strategies to engage with the body. They capture the body in current works, exploring its presence and absence. Their creations challenge viewers’ perceptions of the body, inviting reflection on its multifaceted roles – as an instrument, archive, event, image, machine, and even a form of protest.
The SCULPTURE SPOT features dynamic, large-scale, and site-specific installations. Galleries will be invited to submit proposals after approval.
Galleries interested in applying, please click here to access the application form.