In 2015, as a one-off addition to its regular portfolio for a start, the Cologne Fine Art fair will be showcasing contemporary art from Rhineland-based galleries. This is an attempt by Cofa, whose exhibitors have so far mainly displayed fine and applied art dating from classical antiquity to the 20th century, to stand its ground in the shrinking classical art trade sector.
André Kirbach, a Düsseldorf gallerist and a member of the fair advisory board, always likes to participate in the fair with a large booth. In the past few years, thanks to its director Cornelia Zinken, the fair has been developing very encouragingly, says Kirbach. It’s the great atmosphere and aesthetic presentation that draw him to Cofa, which he considers the most appealing fine art fair in Germany at present. “The 2015 event will be particularly good, because I know that some very proficient colleagues will be participating,” he says. For him, it’s not important how much he sells right at the fair because he does most of his business at his gallery in the following year. He attaches much more importance to a well-designed booth that leaves the discerning trade fair visitors with a lasting impression, he says.
Text Agata Waleczek
Translation Sabine Goodman
Preview picture: Mary-Audrey Ramirez, Zwei Bullen kämpfen im Fitnesscenter, 2015. Yarn, PU coated viskose/polyester, 75 x 55 cm. Courtesy Martinetz, Köln. COFA Contemporary
Published in ART AUREA 4-2015