5 highlight artworks from our new ’Kunstpark’
Explore some of the unusual, exciting projects we’ll have on display at this year’s Hamburg fair.
We’re getting ready for Affordable Art Fair Hamburg 2021! Join us at Hamburg Messe, where for the first time we’ll be installing a large, curated ‘Kunstpark’. Featuring art, trees, benches and a cafébar, you’ll enjoy a new space to meet, relax and discover a varied range of artworks. From installations, sculptures, and conceptual art, to amazing, augmented reality – we’ve picked five artworks for your private preview.
Keep scrolling to discover some of the unusual projects we’ll have on display at this year’s edition.
1. Anja Michaela Kretz, ‘Nacht der Delphonien’
Emerging from the ground, you’ll find Anja Michaela Kretz’ installation ‘Die Nacht der Delphonien’ in the centre of the park. Represented by Stern-Wywiol Galerie, the artist explores the material and form of musical instruments as well as the aspects of time and balance. Tune in for a silent concert from these four sculptural pipes with tuba heads.
Anja Michaela Kretz studied jewellery design and fine arts, with an interest in sculpture. To create her conceptual-poetic artworks, she starts with a lot of material and removes what is not essential. Disassembling and uncovering the soul of the objects, she explores what can be taken away and what must remain.
2. Tomislav Topic, ‘Coloropolis Hängend 1’
On entering the ‘Kunstpark‘, you can’t overlook Tomislav Topic’s sculpture, represented by artnow Gallery. The three meter long, colourful installation is made from structural steel, wood, fiberglass fabric and lacquer. Using the characteristics of the material, he is giving the wide variety of colours its own stage and is touching the viewer’s emotions through the aethetics of his works.
Tomislav’s artistic roots lie in graffiti, which shapes his work until today. He studied colour design in Hildesheim and is now exhibiting his often huge, loaction-based installations international wide.
3. Kosmos, ‘Pararaum’
Let yourself be drawn into Kosmos’ installation ‘Pararaum’, represented by co/Atelier Galerie. A hybrid sculpture, half human – half chair, stands in the room. On the wall, words and lines of code intertwine as a light projection. Kosmos’ connects mathematics, science, philosophy, transcendence and individual life. An experimental set-up, his work will make you consider your reality, space and time.
4. Stefan Gross, ‘Tower of Power’
Marvel at Stefan Gross’ two-metre high sculpture ‘Tower of Power’ made of bio-degradable plastic and oil colour. Represented by gallery Chiefs & Spirits, his work depicts, in a colourful way, the fall of a society based on growth. ‘The world is a serious place these days. This is a problem I address in my work.’, he says.
5. Markus Delago, ‘Unviolable‘
Discover Markus Delago’s work ‘Unviolable’, represented by Vijion Art Gallery. Markus Delago’s artistic work deals with the search of the deep sources of life. In doing so, nature offers him the fundamental impulses.
‘Unviolable’ presents itself as a bundle of energy, which distributes its power into the room from hair made of cable ties. These spines have an ambivalent symbolism as they illustrate protection and detachment at the same time. A controversy that appears is the use of an industrial material which is processed into a form that is close to nature. With the industrial material Markus Delago manages to underline the sublime and sensitive character natural forces can have.
You will be able to discover all of these artworks, artists and more at our new ‘Kunstpark’ this year – we can’t wait to see you there. Buy tickets for the November fair now!
Main image: Affordable Art Fair Hamburg 2019