Must-See Art Guide: Cologne & Düsseldorf

This week's guide includes Heinz Mack, Max Neumann, Zhao Gang, and more.

Max Neumann, Ohne Titel (2005). Courtesy of Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH.
Hanno Otten, Schlacht 6 (2007). Courtesy of Priska Pasquer.

Hanno Otten, Schlacht 6 (2007). Courtesy of Priska Pasquer.

Looks like spring temperatures are slowly creeping in, and so are art events across the pond: first stop, Germany. The largest and oldest art fair for Modern and contemporary art—which, we can’t help but mention, was opened by artnet’s very own founder Hans Neuendorf—ART COLOGNE is back with its historic 50th edition. Galleries from all over the world gather in Cologne to set up booths from April 14 through 17, showcasing the very best of what they have to offer. Young upstart Berlin, meanwhile, is currently busily prepping for its annual Gallery Weekend, expect the city to be slammed with foot traffic as visitors make their way into this year’s 54 participating galleries. And lastly, be sure to check out the 1,300 square-foot sculpture hall opened by Thomas Schütte to house his own works in the town of Hombroich, just southeast of Düsseldorf. This innovative new venue opened just four days ago, and is definitely not to be missed. With all these events to keep you busy, it’s just icing on the cake at this point—you know the drill. Whenever an art fair comes to town, must-see museum and gallery exhibitions soon follow. And lucky you, a bunch are opening tonight, so here’s your rundown:

George Grosz, Indianer. Courtesy of Galerie Ludorff.

George Grosz, Indianer (1920). Courtesy of Galerie Ludorff.

Exhibition: Neuerwerbungen Frühjahr
When:
March 23–June 25, 2016
Where:
Galerie Ludorff, Königsallee 22 III, Düsseldorf, Germany

Heinz Mack. Courtesy of Beck & Eggeling.

Heinz Mack, Ein seltener Traum. Courtesy of Beck & Eggeling.

Exhibition: Heinz Mack: Korrespondenzen
When:
April 8–May 28, 2016
Where:
Beck & Eggeling, Bilker Straße 5 und Bilker Straße 4-6, Düsseldorf, Germany

Fernand Léger, The Divers (1943). Courtesy of Museum Ludwig.

Fernand Léger, The Divers (1943). Courtesy of Museum Ludwig.

Zhao Gang. Courtesy of Galerie Nagel Draxler.

Zhao Gang. Courtesy of Galerie Nagel Draxler.

Exhibition: Fernand Léger. Painting in Space
When:
April 9–July 3, 2016
Where:
Museum Ludwig, Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, Cologne, Germany

Exhibition: Zhao Gang
When:
April 12–April 30, 2016
Where:
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Brüsseler Straße 85, Cologne, Germany

Anne Imhof, For Ever Rage (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Buchholz.

Anne Imhof, For Ever Rage (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Buchholz.

Exhibition: Anne Imhof
When:
April 13–May 28, 2016
Where:
Galerie Buchholz, Neven-DuMont Straße 17, Cologne, Germany

Max Neumann, Ohne Titel (2005). Courtesy of Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH.

Max Neumann, Ohne Titel (2005). Courtesy of Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH.

Exhibition: Max Neumann: Arbeiten auf Leinwand und Papier
When:
April 14–May 25, 2016
Where:
Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH, Drususgasse 7-11, Cologne, Germany

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Concert for a fly (1987). Courtesy of Galerie Brigitte Schenk.

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Concert for a fly (1987). Courtesy of Galerie Brigitte Schenk.

Exhibition:Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Concert for a fly
When:
April 14–June 24, 2016
Where:
Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Albertusstraße 26 Cologne, Germany

Exhibition: Jacqueline Humphries
When:
April 14–May 28, 2016
Where:
Galerie Gisela Capitain, St. Apern Straße 26, Cologne, Germany

Exhibition: Inge Mahn
When:
April 14–June 25, 2016
Where:
Galerie Kadel Willborn, Birkenstrasse 3, Düsseldorf, Germany

Exhibition: Hanno Otten: Schlacht
When:
April 15–June 18, 2016
Where:
Priska Pasquer, Albertusstraße 18, Cologne, Germany

Katharina Sieverding, Norad I, XIX/80 (1980). Courtesy of Galerie Hans Mayer.

Katharina Sieverding, Norad I, XIX/80 (1980). Courtesy of Galerie Hans Mayer.

Exhibition: Katharina Sieverding: Norad I–VI, 1980
When:
February 25–April 22, 2016
Where:
Galerie Hans Mayer, Grabbeplatz 2, Düsseldorf, Germany

Manor Grunewald. Courtesy of Berthold Pott.

Manor Grunewald. Courtesy of Berthold Pott.

Exhibition: Pinky Swear
When:
April 13–May 25, 2016
Where:
Berthold Pott, An der Schanz 1 a, Cologne, Germany

Exhibition: She might be
When:
April 14–June 25, 2016
Where:
Delmes & Zander, Antwerpener Str. 1, Cologne, Germany

Jean Tinguely, Große Méta-Maxi-Maxi-Utopia (1987). Courtesy of Museum Kunstpalast.

Jean Tinguely, Große Méta-Maxi-Maxi-Utopia (1987). Courtesy of Museum Kunstpalast.

Exhibition: Jean Tinguely
When:
April 23–August 14, 2016
Where:
Museum Kunstpalast, Ehrenhof 4-5, Düsseldorf, Germany

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