While fairs, which only want to pinch a bit of the art boom, are closing their doors, the ART Innsbruck is having her 14th edition in february 2010. The prizewinning fair is placing the emphasis on a mix of young and ascending artists from all over Europe. 70 galleries will introduce about 700 artists. The fair is taking place from 19th to 22nd February 2010 in Innsbruck's fair hall 4.
This year, to the 13th anniversary of the fair, the foundress and organizer Johanna Penz was decorated with the “Art Mediator 2009” award by the IG Galleries.
“A prime number is indivisible and only identical with itself: and that's why the ART Innsbruck and Johanna Penz are indivisible bound together. Thanks to the long lasting organizer has Innsbruck's art fair an unmistakable identity”, says Hubert Thurnhofer, chairman of the IG galleries, at the granting. More over Johanna Penz succeeded in the last 13 years against many resistance “to bring a great art event to Innsbruck and to elate her audience far beyond Innsbruck.”
„Visitors of the ART Innsbruck appreciate the variety and breadth of this small, fine fair. Since the beginning it was important for us to address beginners as well as collectors with an appropriate range. We focus on competence and certainly on niche markets. There is not only one art market, which developed in the beginning of the finance crash the highly criticized high finance world and other absurdities and lunatic things. There are many markets: the art fair in Innsbruck is one of them“, emphasis Johanna Penz.
With an interesting supporting programme the fair will be informing the art collectors and investors how the art market is furthermore reacting to the crisis.