Well, it’s getting around that time of year again where everybody throws a bajillion art fairs and everybody else has to go to them. Art Cologne, which runs April 19–22, returns this year for its 47th edition. (Art Brussels will happen at the same time, running April 18–21.) Once again, the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), will be partnering with Art Cologne, having its own separate section inside the fair. Some newcomers to the fair this time around include Marlborough Contemporary from London and New York’s David Nolan Gallery. A full list of exhibitors is below. See you in Germany!
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When Frieze plunks down on Randall’s Island next week, it won’t be the only new art fair in town. The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), a group founded back in 2002 by a handful of intrepid young New York art dealers, is launching its own 67-exhibitor New York event, in the former Dia Art Foundation building on West 22nd Street.
You might say NADA, an organization that now boasts some 300 members and has run an annual fair in Miami since 2003, is in expansion mode. Last summer it inaugurated a modest fair in Hudson, N.Y. And earlier this month Gallerist visited, for the purposes of leading a panel discussion, the first installment of Nada Cologne, a 33-exhibitor event that took place inside the vast, 186-exhibitor Art Cologne, which, now in its 46th edition, is the world’s oldest art fair.
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.