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Despite very solid registration levels: ART COLOGNE and COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN must be postponed following a political decision

New date for both trade fairs: 14 to 18 April 2021

Despite of very solid registration levels and extensive preparations that included implementation of #B-SAFE4business, a package of measures by Koelnmesse for coronavirus-compliant hosting of events at the Cologne location, the two art fairs that were set to be held in November 2020, ART COLOGNE and COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN, must now be postponed to a new date: 14 to 18 April 2021.

The postponements of the art fairs are due to the decision, taken 28 October 2020 by the German federal and state governments, prohibiting trade fairs through to the end of November 2020.

"With our package of measures, #B-SAFE4business, we were excellently prepared to host trade fairs under coronavirus conditions. Both trade fairs had a great deal of support and trust from galleries and dealers alike" said Daniel Hug, Director of ART COLOGNE and COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN. "This makes it all the more important that, with the postponement until April, we can create fresh outlooks for all those involved."

2021 will also feature two preview days with exclusive access for invited guests (14 and 15 April), with the fairs open to the general public from 16 to 18 April 2021.

Exhibitors at both trade fairs are not required to reapply, as the commitments to participate and the contracts concluded will remain in effect. Registered exhibitors who wish to withdraw may do so at no additional cost.

Already in November, concurrent with the dates originally planned for this year's trade fairs, an extensive range of digital content and conference formats will be available at www.artcologne.com.

www.artcologne.com - Extensive content available digitally from 18 November 2020

www.colognefineart.com - Film of award-winners and online catalogue

Note for editorial offices:
ART COLOGNE photos are available in our image data base on the internet at www.artcologne.com in the "News" section, COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN photos are available in our image data base on the internet at www.colognefineart.com in the "News" section.
Press information is available at www.artcologne.com/pressinformation and www.colognefineart.com/pressinformation.
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