After nearly 20 years, as many of you know, I’ve made the difficult decision to end my Frankfurt-based gallery activities and move on to new shores.
VOGES GALLERY, therefore, will be closed from December 1st, 2011 and this site will remain an archive of our activites. Please feel free to explore!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the collectors, writers, critics, and curators who supported us and, of course most of all, the artists I had the pleasure to work with.
My focus, meanwhile, will be set on the improvement of the situation of young and mid-career galleries, a condition which is very often easily overlooked. When I and my partners founded the VOLTA art fair in 2005 it was based on a similar analysis of what was actually needed in the Primary Art Market. If the gallery cannot fullfill its important role in the system, we have a disbalance in our sensitive art ecosystem.
The new company that I’ve founded together with my partners Philipp von Ilberg, Karl Rheinberger and - of course - my lovely wife Amanda Coulson, will be known as FOUNDATIONtm and is going to implement a business model, which is common and well-established in other trades and will help galleries to improve their short-term liquidity. You will hear and learn more about it soon.
So I will remain fully involved into the art world and can be reached any time by email or phone or Skype if needed. Please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to provide information, material or contacts regarding the artists I have worked with, artworks or any other inquiry.
These are my details:
phone +49 69 25472634
Let´s stay in touch !