Must-See Art Guide: Cologne

This week's guide includes Rose Wylie, Ulrike Rosenbach, Jill Baroff, and more.

Ulrike Rosenbach, Art is a Criminal Action, No.4 (1969–1970). Courtesy of | PRISKA PASQUER.

Welcome to this year’s edition of ART COLOGNE, one of the world’s oldest art fairs and a biggest highlights of the international fair circuit. Since its foundation in 1967 with just 18 galleries, it has grown into a major event that brings together some 200 international galleries representing the work of over 2,000 artists. And whenever a fair comes to town you can be sure that local galleries are going to be pulling out all the stops—so grab our list and get going. Head over to | PRISKA PASQUER for the feminist work of conceptual artist Ulrike Rosenbach, and then CHOI&LAGER Gallery for Rose Wylie’s riotous, hilarious paintings. Looking for something super current? There’s a bunch of openings today and tomorrow, too: Galerie Boisserée is presenting the graphic work of Carlos Cruz-Diez, while Galerie Buchholz is mounting a solo show of Caleb Considine, both of which are definitely on our radar. Finally, it’s worth checking out Galerie Heinz Holtmann for a three-person show of some young up-and-coming talent, including lyrical, playful abstractions of Alicia Viebrock.

If you want more of a scoop on ART COLOGNE, here’s an early response to the VIP preview. Meanwhile, find our full list of gallery picks below, and get busy.


Exhibition:Ulrike Rosenbach: Art Meets Feminism, No. 1
April 22–June 3, 2017
| PRISKA PASQUER, Albertusstraße 18, Cologne, Germany

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caura (2015). Courtesy of Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH.

Exhibition:CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ: Graphik (im Studio)
April 27–June 3, 2017
Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH, Drususgasse 7-11, Cologne, Germany

Sean Hemmerle, Plumber, Baghdad, Iraq (2003). Courtesy of Galerie Julian Sander.

Exhibition: “#facts- Mensch, Land, Körper
April 28–June 24, 2017
Galerie Julian Sander, Cäcilienstraße 48, Cologne, Germany

Jill Baroff. Courtesy of Galerie Christian Lethert.

Exhibition:Jill Baroff: Field Recordings
April 27–June 10, 2017
Galerie Christian Lethert, Antwerpener Straße 4, Cologne, Germany

Alicia Viebrock, Don’t fence me in (2017). Courtesy of Galerie Heinz Holtmann.

Exhibition:Young Positions: Christian Seidler, Alicia Viebrock, Moritz Karweick
March 26–May 11, 2017
Galerie Heinz Holtmann, Anna-Schneider-Steig 13, Cologne, Germany

Cameron Rowland. Courtesy of Galerie Buchholz.

Exhibition:Cameron Rowland Birmingham
April 23–June 24, 2017
Where: Galerie Buchholz, Neven-DuMont Straße 17, Cologne, Germany­

Anton Unai, Union Army Soldier (2017). Courtesy of Die Kunstagentin.

Exhibition:Amor Enemigo
April 22–June 10, 2017
Die Kunstagentin, Maastrichter Straße 26, Cologne, Germany

Antony McCall. Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Zander.

Exhibition:ANTHONY MCCALL: Traveling Wave
April 29–June 17­, 2017
Galerie Thomas Zander, Schönhauser Straße 8, second floor, Cologne, Germany

Klaus Fritze. Courtesy of Galerie Brigitte Schenk.

Exhibition:Klaus Fritze: Der Zuwachs fällt der Hauptsache zu
April 28–June 17, 2017
Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Albertusstraße 26, Cologne, Germany

Herbert Döring-Spengler. Courtesy of In focus galerie.

Exhibition:Herbert Doring-Spengler: Diazetta + Polaroid
April 27–July 8, 2017
In focus galerie, Hauptstrasse 114, Cologne, Germany

Exhibition:Stephan Baumkoetter: Malerei
April 27–June 17, 2017
Galerie Anke Schmidt, Schönhauser Straße 8, Cologne, Germany

Rose Wylie, exhibition view. Courtesy of CHOI&LAGER Gallery.

Exhibition:Rose Wylie: Cupid & Fur Coat
March 10–May 7, 2017
CHOI&LAGER Gallery, Wormserstrasse 23, Cologne, Germany

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