Karlsruhe (dpa/lsw) - Visitors to the art Karlsruhe art fair from July 7th to 10th should experience a wide range of art from around 120 years. The organizers announced on Thursday that 215 galleries from twelve countries are to exhibit at the Karlsruhe exhibition center. Due to Corona, the 19th edition of the show will not take place in spring as usual, but in summer.
Therefore, it will probably be a "chilled" art Karlsruhe, said Messe Managing Director Britta Wirtz. The season allows for different lighting conditions and opportunities to stroll under the open sky. A sculpture garden will offer cultural enjoyment with summer flair on a green area of around 6800 square meters between the four exhibition halls. The opening hours have also been adjusted to the new date: Interested parties can stay until 8 p.m. in the evening.
A special show is dedicated to femininity: Since the 1980s, Maria Lucia and Ingo Klöcker have been collecting exclusively pictures and sculptures that show depictions of women from the post-war period and the present. The commitment of private individuals is important, it keeps the entire cultural scene running, said curator Ewald Karl Schrade.
In addition, a symposium with lectures on the topic "Art business with, against and after Corona" is planned. Schrade made it clear that it will also be about business: "A trade fair is a marketplace, this is where things are traded."
In 2020 - shortly after the start of the corona pandemic in Germany - art Karlsruhe was still being held without restrictions before cancellations rained down worldwide. In 2021 it was only postponed from February to May and then cancelled. This year, the planned spring edition was postponed.