Press release
Essen, Germany, September, 5, 2018

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) 2018

Within a few years contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) has developed as a successful and increasing art fair. C.A.R. consists of two annual events that have been taking place in several halls at Essen’s Zollverein World Cultural Heritage Site since 2006: the PHOTO / MEDIA ART FAIR  in spring and the INNOVATIVE ART FAIR for contemporary art in autumn, October 26 – 28, 2018.

Today, more than 3000 participants have taken part in C.A.R. at the Zollverein World Cultural Heritage Site. C.A.R. is designed as a fair for discoverers which present new perspectives in a communicative atmosphere: With an open exhibition space without the usual fair booths and bounders, art and communication will be on the focus; communication barriers between participants and visitors are disappearing. Special exhibitions, workshops, the C.A.R. Video-Lounge will take place in conjunction with the fair.

What’s innovative about C.A.R.? It is fair – offering all participants the same opportunity to acces. Minimalist – with an open and puristic appearance. Pulsating – with ever-new insights into contemporary art trends. By offering a contemporary exhibition concept, newcomers, avant-garde and established artists can all showcase their works at C.A.R. Both experienced and newer art collectors will be able to find pieces of interest – and discover something new at C.A.R.

contemporary art ruhr is the only art fair that takes place twice a year – in spring and autumn – at the same location. It also organizes Germany’s first fair for media art and is the only fair for contemporary art to take place at a World Cultural Heritage Site.

After the successful participation as a cooperation project and official part of the program of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010, C.A.R. continues network activities since 2011 and organizes only for selected particpants of C.A.R. and additional to the two art fairs several exhibitions or events in Los Angeles, for the first time in 2013 at LA Art Show, in Seoul/ ZAHA Museum, in Paris or a C.A.R. get-together during Art Basel Miami Beach.

Important dates & facts
contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) 2019, March 8-10, 2019, PHOTO / MEDIA ART FAIR, World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein XII, Areal A, exhibition halls 2, 5, 6, 12, Gelsenkirchener Strasse 209, 45309 Essen, Germany. Closing date for participants: February, 1, 2019, post stamp

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) 2018, the INNOVATIVE ART FAIR, October 26-28, 2019, World Heritage Site Zollverein, exhibition halls: A 5, A 6, A 8, A 9, A 12, Gelsenkirchener Strasse 181/209, Essen, Germany.



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