Anita Zabludowicz and Hoor Al Qasimi Among Mega Collectors Heading to Cologne Art Congress

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Cologne Art Congress runs parallel to and is hosted in association with the 49th edition of Art Cologne Photo: Travel Germany

On April 17, mega-collectors Anita Zabludowicz (of the Zabludowicz Collection), Donald and Mera Rubell (of the Rubell Family Foundation), and Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi (of the Sharjah Art Foundation) will travel to Cologne, Germany, for the eagerly-awaited Art Congress (see The Top 10 Uber Rich Collectors).

Together with around 30 other leading collectors, curators, and art experts from all over the world, they will seek to address key questions for the art market in the 21st century. Trends in collecting, as well as the influence of emerging international markets, are high on the agenda.

The symposium is also set to include a special panel discussion titled Rising Art Market: China. Philip Dodd, chairman of Made in China Ltd.; Philip Tinari, director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing; collector Yang Bin; and Pearl Lam, founder and owner of the Pearl Lam Galleries, will discuss the development of the Chinese art market and Chinese art production.

“The art market is going through an extraordinary period of growth and transition which I am striving to analyze and understand,” commented keynote speaker Georgina Adam.

Joining the congress via video link from LA, the emerging art market’s enfant terrible Stefan Simchowitz will share his views on internationalization, acceleration, and rising demand in the art market. (see Is Stefan Simchowitz a Blessing or a Nightmare?)

An interview with the conceptual and performance artist Santiago Sierra will round off the conference.


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