Even more international, even more diverse and of even higher quality, as well as a greater focus on female artists and greater exclusivity: these are the promises by the creators of SPARK ART FAIR VIENNA in advance of the second year of the art fair at Vienna's MARX HALLE from 24 to 27 March.
With the announcement of the participating galleries and the solo presentations of emerging and established international artists which are to be exhibited, SPARK ART FAIR VIENNA continues on its successful path towards becoming one of the leading art fairs in Europe.
"Many works will be shown at SPARK for the first time. The artists produce pieces exclusively for their presentations in the MARX HALLE. This shows the importance of the fair for the exhibitors and gives collectors and interested parties the opportunity to view and buy works which have not yet been released onto the art market," SPARK Managing Director Renger van den Heuvel is delighted to announce.
In total, 39 galleries from Austria will be represented, and 45 selected solo presentations from contemporary and modern artists will be exhibited at the fair.
As in the previous year, there will be three curated sections at the fair, "SPARK Expanded", "Photography" and "The Fourth Wall", in which 28 individual artists will be represented.
"We are particularly proud to be able to display the work of 25 younger artists (under 40s), such as Michael Fanta, Elisa Alberti and Anouk Lamm. Anouk is from Austria, Robert Grabis from Slovakia and Alex Urban is from Poland. On top of this, the proportion of female artists exhibiting this year is 50 per cent," says van den Heuvel.
Alongside up-and-coming young female artists, works by established greats such as Simone Fattal and Vera Molnar will also be exhibited and female artists such as Christine Gironcoli and Galli will once again be in the spotlight. In terms of both galleries and artists, the number of international participants has grown compared to last year.
" At SPARK ART FAIR VIENNA, we will be welcoming galleries from a total of 15 countries, from Austria and its neighbouring countries through to Turkey, Portugal, Spain and France," explains van den Heuvel.
In terms of male artists at SPARK works will be shown of artists like Daniel Knorr (nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder), Daniel Lergon (Crone) and Arnulf Rainer (Lelong & Co.)
With its first-class program, SPARK ART FAIR VIENNA is once again living up to its claim of acting as a living platform for galleries, experts, promoters, and supporters of emerging and established art - as well as for all artists. The unique exhibition architecture with its focus on solo presentations puts the artists themselves in the centre.
The exclusivity is a benefit for everyone: the individual artists receive full attention for their works, the galleries are perceived more strongly in their role as developers and promoters, and, through the possibility of getting close to the art, the audience gain a deeper insight into the works of the respective artist.
Collaborations with the city's most significant museums and art institutions will provide an enhanced experience of contemporary Vienna.
The section "PHOTOGRAPHY" is a complement to the FOTO WIEN festival which takes place at the same time and emphasizes the importance of photography in the art market.
The extended international audience will also be offered interesting insights and networking opportunities via the digital SPARK Studio and online VIP events.
ALBA Gallery / Christiane Peschek (AT)
Artelier Contemporary / Michael Schuster (AT)
Charim Galerie / Dorit Margreiter (AT)
Charim Galerie / Scott Clifford Evans (US) – THE FOURTH WALL
Christine König Galerie / Maruša Sagadin (SI)
Croy Nielsen / Benoît Maire (FR)
Elektrohalle Rhomberg / Julian Heuser (DE)
Ernst Hilger Galerie / Jakob Kirchmayr (AT)
E X I L E / Siggi Hofer (IT) – DIE VIERTE WAND
FELIX GAUDLITZ / Halvor Rønning (NO)
Gabriele Senn Galerie / Adrian Buschmann (PL)
Galerie Bernd Kugler / Holger Endres (DE)
Galerie Crone / Daniel Lergon (DE)
Galerie Crone / Oswald Stimm (AT) - EXPANDED
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman / Maria Brunner (AT)
Galerie Hubert Winter / Simone Fattal (SY)
Galerie Kandlhofer / Alexander Basil (RU)
Galerie Kandlhofer / Nana Mandl (AT) – THE FOURTH WALL
Galerie Krinzinger / tba
Galerie Konzett / Wang Yun (AT)
Galerie Martin Janda / Melanie Ebenhoch (AT)
Galerie Martin Janda / Tania Pérez Córdova (MX) – EXPANDED
Galerie Meyer Kainer / tba
Galerie Michaela Stock / Veronika Merklein (DE)
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder / Sonia Leimer (IT) – EXPANDED
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder / Daniel Knorr (RO)
Galerie Sophia Vonier / Johanna Binder (AT)
Galerie3 / Margot Pilz (NL)
Georg Kargl Fine Arts / Liddy Scheffknecht (AT) – PHOTOGRAPHY
Georg Kargl Fine Arts / Mercedes Mangrané (ES)
Knoll Galerie Wien und Budapest / Paul Horn (AT)
Krobath Wien / Elisa Alberti (DE)
Krobath Wien / Sofie Thorsen (DNK) – THE FOURTH WALL
LAYR / Evelyn Plaschg (AT)
LAYR / Stano Filko (SK) – EXPANDED
Lukas Feichtner Galerie / Niki Passath (AT)
MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg / Anouk Lamm Anouk (AT)
OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie / Francesca Catastini (IT) – PHOTOGRAPHY
Raum mit Licht / Onka Allmayer-Beck (AT)
rauminhalt_harald bichler / Gilbert Bretterbauer (AT) – THE FOURTH WALL
Silvia Steinek Galerie / Olga Georgieva (BG)
Suppan Fine Arts / Michael Ornauer (AT)
Wienerroither & Kohlbacher / Elke Silvia Krystufek (AT)
WONNERTH DEJACO / Robert Lettner (AT)
Zeller van Almsick / Michael Fanta (AT)
IBASHO/ Margaret Lansink (NL) – PHOTOGRAPHY
BRITTA RETTBERG / Caro Jost (DE)
brunand brunand / Galli (DE)
FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph / Marlen Letetzki (DE)
Galerie Gisela Clement / Ulrike Rosenbach (DE)
Gregor Podnar / Robert Gabris (SK)
JO VAN DE LOO / Monika Michalko (DE)
Kai Middendorff / Christine Gironcoli (AT)
KÖNIG GALERIE / tba
Kunst und Denker Contemporary / Louisa Clement (DE) – PHOTOGRAPHY
MARTINETZ / KLITCLIQUE (AT)
max goelitz / Lou Jaworski (PL)
PSM / Ariel Reichman (ZA)
Galerie Lelong & Co. / Arnulf Rainer (AT)
acb Gallery / Róbert Batykó (HU)
Ani Molnar Gallery / Andras Wolsky (HU)
Kisterem / Júlia Vécsei (HU)
Kisterem / Mátyás Fusz (HU)- EXPANDED
Vintage Galeria / Vera Molnar (HU)
Andriesse Eyck / Charlotte Dumas (NL) – PHOTOGRAPHY
Dürst Britt & Mayhew / Wieske Wester (NL)
FLATLAND / Valérie Belin (FR) – PHOTOGRAPHY
LETO / Alex Urban (PL)
UMA LULIK__ / Diogo Bolota (PT)
Artemis Gallery / Studio Above & Below (GB)
Jecza Gallery / Cătălin Pîslaru (MD)
Gandy Gallery / Jana Želibská (CZ)
SODA by Tomas Umrian / Milan Vagač (SK)
RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE / Maja Babič Košir (SI)
Lundgren Gallery / Rannva Kunoy (FO)
Ana Mas Projects + ABRA Caracas / Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe (VE)
Sabrina Amrani / Anastasia Samoylova (RU) – PHOTOGRAPHY
Galerie Nicola von Senger / Beni Bischof (CH)
Lullin + Ferrari / Franziska Furter (CH) – EXPANDED
Lullin + Ferrari / Klodin Erb (CH)
SANATORIUM / Clemens Wolf (AT)
Dirimart / Çiğdem Aky (DE)
Dirimart / Sarkis (TR) – EXPANDED
The staging of the first SPARK ART FAIR VIENNA will be done in accordance with the Covid-19 situation and the respective measures defined by the Austrian Federal Government and the City of Vienna.
Preview & Vernissage / 24 March 2022 / 12 – 8 pm
Fair opening times / 25 – 27 March 2022 / 11 am – 7 pm
24 March 2022 / 10 am
Press accreditation: www.spark-artfair.com/press-accreditation
MARX HALLE / Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna
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