Although Köln is my second home (my mom is German, and I spent every summer of my life vacationing in Köln and Engelskirchen), I must admit that this was my first time to Art Cologne (insert monkey hiding his face emoji here).
I must say, and without bias, that I was super impressed with the fair. The first thing I loved is the clear separation of art throughout the 3 floors; basement being for Modern Art, ground floor for Contemporary, and 1st floor for Neumarkt Collaborations (young and emerging artists). Knowing what to expect somehow made one’s journey through each floor clear, and navigating the fair was concise and straight forward, especially for collectors or viewers looking for something specific.
Loved the high tech art of Tim Berresheim at GALERIE REINHARD HAUFF, and enjoyed the artist personally explaining and showing me the process and outcome through my smart phone! Wang Du’s ‘Medicine Interne’ at the Galerie Laurent Godin was a huge hit and one had to just stop and look. I enjoyed the artworks at the Faur Zsofi gallery, and of course enjoyed running into one of my favorite gallerists, Yesim Turanli of Pi Art Works (who I’ve seen for the third time this year at CI, London, and Cologne). She had pretty ‘chairs as people’ paintings by artist
Also loved Gagosian’s street lamps installation, the sunny-side-up eggs at the Kate Werble gallery, and the many figures, insects, and letters strewn all around on the 3 floors.