C.A.R. is designed as a fair for discoverers that presents new perspectives in a communicative atmosphere: With an open exhibition space without the usual fair booths, art and communication will be the focus; communication barriers between participants and visitors are disappearing. Special exhibitions, events, symposia, the C.A.R. Gallery, and an open competition for photography and digital art will take place in conjunction with the fair.
What’s innovative about C.A.R.? C.A.R. revolutionizes the art world with a unique concept: Fair - offering all participants the same opportunity to showcase their works. Minimalist – with an open and puristic appearance. Pulsating – with ever-new insights into contemporary art trends.
By offering low fees for exhibitors and 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.
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 media art fair in summer and the fair for contemporary art in autumn. With both events in seven spaces, C.A.R. will present itself as an increasingly international art fair.
contemporary art ruhr is the only art fair that takes place twice a year – in summer and autumn – at the same location. It also organizes Germany’s only fair for media art and is the only fair for contemporary art to take place at a World Cultural Heritage Site.