Art Cologne and NADA Announce Exhibitors for 2012 Fair

Koelnmesse, the site of Art Cologne 2012. Courtesy Art Cologne

As we mentioned last summer, NADA–the art fair that began as a smaller satellite of Art Basel Miami Beach but has really become an institution of its own–would be pairing up with Art Cologne in 2012. Daniel Hug, the director of Art Cologne tasked with reviving the fair (which in recent years has shrunk slightly from its usual 250 participating galleries ), said NADA will bring “young, cutting-edge galleries” to Cologne.

The 2012 installment will host 200 galleries, and NADA will bring 30, taking up its own space in the fair’s home at the Koelnmesse exhibition center.

Historically, the fair is quite Euro-centric and this year is no exception. Below, have a look at NADA’s exhibitors. There are eight New York dealers, including veteran NADA participants like James Fuentes, Jack Hanley and Untitled. The rest come from outside of the States:

American Contemporary, New York
Rod Barton, London
Nicelle Beauchene, New York
Bischoff Projects, Frankfurt
Blanket, Vancouver
Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt
Shane Campbell, Chicago
Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York
Charlotte Desaga, Cologne
Derek Eller, New York
European Fine Art, Munich
Cinzia Friedländer, Berlin
James Fuentes, New York
Jack Hanley, New York
The International 3, Manchester
Invisible-Exports, New York
Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Michael Lett, Auckland
Lorenz, Frankfurt
Max Mayer, Dusseldorf
Helena Papdopoulos/Andreas Melas, Athens
Power, Hamburg
Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne
Silverman, San Francisco
soy capitan, Berlin
Stereo, Poznan
SVIT, Prague
Untitled, New York
Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne

As for Art Cologne, there also eight galleries among the 200 participants that have New York locations: Hauser & Wirth, Akira Ikeda, Leo Koenig, Moeller Fine Art, Margarete Roeder, Michael Werner and David Zwirner.

Given Art Cologne unique atmosphere (it is quieter and a great deal more laid back than Miami Basel), it will be interesting to see what these New York galleries–especially the smaller Lower East Side ones–do with it. Art Cologne and NADA Announce Exhibitors for 2012 Fair