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3rd KÖLNER LISTE at the Carlswerk with 84 exhibitors from 15 countries

31 March 2016 The KÖLNER LISTE will be held at the Carlswerk, parallel to Art Cologne from April 15th to 17th 2016. The BERLINER LISTE’s Rhineland sister opens for the third year as a forum for young, contemporary art with affordable prices between 500 and 7500 euro. The fair of exploration will almost double on last year’s size and participants, with 84 exhibitors from 15 countries on show. Alongside the classic Art Cologne visitors, young collectors and lifestyle art lovers mingle to learn of new trends and take home original new work.

This year’s location is Cologne’s Carlswerk, which has become the city’s biggest campus for media and industrial arts in recent years. Across over 3000 sqm, the clay brick walls and historic industrial architecture create the ideal space to present modern art works. The GALLERY and ARTIST SECTIONS will once again be curated by art journalist, author and curator, Dr Peter Funken.

New to the KÖLNER LISTE 2016 is the Photography Section, an international platform for photographers with a sense for the extraordinary. This work is curated by Berlin photographer, author and lecturer Stefan Maria Rother, who has selected galleries and artists specialising in photo art. The new Urban Art Section is in the hands of gallery owner and street art aficionado Guillaume Trotin. Vibrant, authentic and non-elite motifs reflect urban life here, and graffiti and street art leave their external concrete walls to provoke interactive dialogue with visitors at the KÖLNER LISTE.

Freshly sealed in time for the KÖLNER LISTE is a new partnership with Absolut Vodka. This brand has been closely tied with art for decades, and the iconic bottles have inspired artists including Keith Haring and Andy Warhol. As part of the brand’s international art engagement sponsoring, the Absolut Art Bar is created and presented by young artists – for the first time as part of an art fair. The “Architecture of the Night” bar by Michele Ormas will be launched at the KÖLNER LISTE. Uniting light staging, stylised wheat fields and retro elements, this bar creates a true nightlife installation stimulating all the senses.


GALLERY SECTION: 1831 Art Gallery, a-space, Alte Bäckerei, artfein Gallery, ARTHUS Galerie, ARTQUADRAT, brauckmann-art, De Chiara Projects, Don Gallery, DUB Gallery, Galerie Augarde, Galerie Borssenanger, Galerie Klose – contemporary tomorrow, Galerie Kunst am Gendarmenmarkt, Galerie Kunstkomplex, Galerie Rosemarie Bassi, Galerie Valtis, Gallery Terbeek, HANG’ART GALLERY, HLP Galerie, IfaaContemporary, Kunsthaus Rheinlicht, Ba Cologne, Lachenmann Art, Laden 102 – Galerie für aktuelle Kunst, Mad Art, Meno nisa galerija, MONA INNER SPACES, Neue Greifen Galerie, Orange Cobalt and Pine Wood Fine Art.

ARTIST SECTION: Andre Peer, Anja Struck, Anook Cléonne, Artemidis, Astrid Echle, Ayis Zita, Christian De Wulf, Claudia Biehne & Stefan Passig, Danny Frede, Donja Rahimzadiany, Francesco Villicich, Gabriela Schlenz, Galina Troizky, Heide Schimke, Hyun Ok Kim, Isabella Sedeka, Jeanet Hönig, Julia Kristin Pittasch, Juliana Do, Kelly Jang, Linde Ross, Marc Henry, Markus, J. Becker, Micaho Michael Hornauer, Pagener&Petermann, Patricia Dreyfus, Ralf Schira, Reichert und Hamacher, Reinhard Stammer, Richard Lucas Philip von Haerth, Rolf Blume, Tobias Günther, Faber, Uwe Castens and Yanel Sánchez.

PHOTOGRAPHY SECTION: Bodymerge | Rolfes&Weber, Dr. Walter Boje – Kornelia Boje, Ewa Pszczulny, Frank Van Imschoot, Hassan J. Richter, Dagmar Friedrich und Johann Camut, Katerina Belkina, Neue Galerie, Gallery Rembrandt, Petula Girndt and ZAM.

URBAN ART SECTION: Galerie Kasten, Pretty Portal, Doppeldenk, Eliot The Super and Open Walls Gallery.

More information:

The KÖLNER LISTE takes place April 15th to 17th 2016.

Opening: Thursday, April 14th from 6pm at the Carlswerk

Fair opening times: Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th: 11am to 9pm

Sunday, April 17th: 11am to 6pm.

Location: Carlswerk, Schanzenstraße 6-20, 51063 Cologne-Mülheim

Entry price: Day ticket 13 €, concessions 9 €, both including brochure.

A shuttle bus service will be available between the KÖLNER LISTE and Art Cologne.

Press contact: Gesa Noormann, Tel.: +49-30-77 008 993, mobile: +49-171-6944868. Email: noormann (at)

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