ART DÜSSELDORF
2017

Art Düsseldorf will establish itself as a new and innovative platform for collectors, gallerists and curators. By selecting Duesseldorf’s Areal Böhler as the venue of Art Düsseldorf, the fair has positioned itself at the junction of the Rhineland and the Ruhr Valley: in the heart of a metropolitan region that has ten million inhabitants and is, with regard to art and culture, at the center of one of Western Europe’s most vibrant regions.

The internationally renowned art metropolis Duesseldorf positions itself as an ideal location, with its large draw area and its constantly expanding number of art collectors. Thus, Art Düsseldorf is embedded within a dense urban cultural landscape with important art institutions directly neighboring it along the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, in Cologne and Bonn, Essen and Bochum.

Art Düsseldorf combines the established with the new. It joins the experimental and the canonized in a direct opposition under the same roof. Around 80 established and young galleries from 21 countries show modern and contemporary art (1945-2017).

In addition, individual masterpieces and groups of works from the period before 1945 are shown within the framework of “References.” Young galleries as well as German-international gallery partnerships are provided with special support.

The art fair celebrates regionality while also welcoming international participants at the same time.

Since February 2017, the MCH Group in Basel/Switzerland holds a 25.1 % share of art.fair International GmbH. MCH Group therewith integrates Art Düsseldorf in its recently implemented Regional Art Fairs initiative, building up a worldwide portfolio of regional art fairs.

Together with MCH, the contentual focus and the main driving force of the fair is to offer a strong platform for Germany and the bordering Benelux countries and the Rhineland. A platform that is characterized by great art sales and a close network with galleries and institutions of the Rhineland, the free art scene and the creative industries.

Art Düsseldorf will be opening its gates for the first time November 17–19, 2017, in the spacious and bright halls of the Areal Böhler. The premiere’s preview will be celebrated on November 16, 2017.