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Понеделник, 28 Септември 2015г. 19:35ч.

viennacontemporary 2015 - more visitors, more international collectors and good sales of the participating galleries... Photo: Stephanie © artnovini.comThe galleries and collectors commented positively the architecture of Marx Halle and the sales during the four fair days.

VIENNA. With 27.725 visitors, a clear increase in numbers, viennacontemporary has closed its gates yesterday, 27 September 2015. The new venue at Marx Halle (Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, A-1030 Vienna) has, thus, lived up to the expectations of the organizers. Also the participating galleries have positively commented on the 19th century architecture and the sales during the four fair days, announced viennacontemporary.at.

More visitors, more international collectors and good sales of the participating galleries. All of this perfectly confirms our decision to reposition viennacontemporary. The international art fair at Marx Halle Vienna has clearly exceeded our expectations, says Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt, Artistic Director viennacontemporary, with regard to the new fair concept and the new September date.

The new venue is extremely suitable for an art fair. We have welcomed many collectors at our booth and have at least sold one work of art each day, Andrei Jecza (Jecza Gallery, Timisoara) is pleased with his successful participation in art forum.

Vienna as a city of art has benefitted from the new fair date in September. With 27.725 visitors in Marx Halle, viennacontemporary broke the record for art expo in Austria. Снимка: Stephanie © artnovini.comMoreover, Vienna as a city of art has benefitted from the new fair date in September. We have had good sales at viennacontemporary. In particular, I have heard many positive things about the fair and current exhibitions in Vienna from international collectors. But it is equally important that our international colleagues enjoy their stay here and the organizers of viennacontemporary have done an excellent job in this regard, Andreas Huber (Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna) summarizes his experiences.

There were so many amazing people at the fair. We have had so many lovely and exciting encounters and have made many nice contacts here in Vienna. I would like to express my gratitude, also on behalf of the artist, to the entire fair team, who have done an extraordinary job, states Jörk Rothamel (Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt), who has practically sold all of the works on display at his booth, all of them by Eckart Hahn (ranging between 5.000 and 15.000 EUR).

Due to the high number of international and national collectors flocking to viennacontemporary, many other galleries also had the chance to witness a rise in sales. Regina Gallery from Moscow, having brought works by Fast Reaction Group and Sergey Bratkov to Vienna, could sell out its entire booth. Galerie Mezzanin (Geneva) could, for instance, sell a work by Christian Mayer (28.000 EUR) to a private Austrian collector, another work by Kathrin Plavcak was sold to Moscow. Ani Molnár Gallery could sell works of all artists - Szilárd Cseke, Péter Mátyasi and Éva Mayer (ranging between 1.000 and 4.000 EUR) - presented at viennacontemporary to new collectors and was particularly pleased with the well-functioning network of art fair. After a break, Thaddaeus Ropac (Salzburg, Paris) has once again come to Vienna, this time with a solo presentation of works by Pakistan-born painter Imran Qureshi of which several pieces ranging between 12.000 and 30.000 GBP (16.000 and 40.000 EUR) were sold. The Atlantic landscapes by photographer Janek Zamoyski, of which Czułość Gallery from Warsaw sold eight pieces, were priced with 1.200 to 2.800 EUR, the organizers added.

Vadim Zakharov with „Кalinka. Russian folk song” (2015) for MAM - Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art. Снимка: Stephanie © artnovini.comGalerie Chobot (Vienna) is especially pleased with international new contacts and could sell a work by Walter Moroder (30.000 EUR) as well as smaller pieces by Peter Dörfler and Jiří Dokoupil to international collectors. For the first time, Knoll Galerie (Vienna, Budapest) presented young Polish artist Kamil Kukla and could sell 14 works (starting at 1.000 EUR) to international private collectors and museums from London to Warsaw. Geukens and De Vil (Knokke) was particularly pleased with its participation and sold a work by Sophie Kuijken (ranging between 9.000 to 12.000 EUR) as well as works by Gideon Kiefer (from 4.000 to 5.000 EUR). Gallery Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder (Vienna) could sell all works by Sonja Leimer on display at viennacontemporary to private collectors from France, Germany and Austria. Krobath (Vienna) is pleased with its choice of a solo presentation by Sofie Thorsten of which two large-scale works were sold to a private collector and an Austrian museum.

Newcomer Anna Jill Lüpertz Gallery (Berlin) was happy to be in Vienna, could establish a lot of new contacts and is already looking forward to returning next year as she feels this is the right place to be. Charim Galerie (Vienna) could sell one large-scale work by Dorit Margreiter to an Austrian museum and one to an international private collector as well as works by Robert Muntean to private collectors. Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska (Salzburg) was able to score three promising reservations by national and international collectors regarding works by Olaf Otto Becker, Axel Hütte and Josef Hoflehner.

I am pleased that our partners have been unanimously happy with their commitment in viennacontemporary. Also the galleries have expressed their content with our services. We have, thus, been able to significantly boost confidence both in viennacontemporary and in Vienna as an art market place. Both my team and me already look forward to the next edition taking place at Marx Halle Vienna from 22 to 25 September 2016, Renger van den Heuvel, Managing Director viennacontemporary, states.

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