Open Call voor de foto media/art fair contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) 2024

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)

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About C.A.R.

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) has developed as a successful and increasing art fair. C.A.R. consists of two annual art fairs, that have been taking place in several exhibition halls at Essen’s UNESCO-Zollverein World Cultural Heritage Site since 2006: the PHOTO/MEDIA ART FAIR in spring, March 15-17, 2024 and the INNOVATIVE ART FAIR for all kinds of contemporary art in autumn, October 25-27, 2024.

The first part of C.A.R., the PHOTO/MEDIA ART FAIR,takes place in the breathtaking spaces offered by the World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein. Within the unique and impressive atmosphere of the exceptional architecture innovative exhibitors present photography and the latest kinds of contemporary art, exhibition halls 5, 6, 8, 12.

More information about the C.A.R. you find via their website.

Your Presentation

Please send us following documents of application completely in time until January, 29, 2024 (post stamp) or by Email:

  • the completely filled out registration
  • a short description of your art work including additional information: CV, list of exhibitions, photo-material and the art work which shall be exhibited (title, year, format, number of copies published if applicable)
  • a short information about how you want to present yourself, and an additional list of all objects, artefacts and material which are part of your presentation.
  • You can send these information both per mail or email: Please use exclusively
    the standard formats (doc; txt; rtf; pdf; tiff; jpg, 356 dpi). In case of films please send only DVD, CD-ROM with maximal 30 minutes running time. The competitor bears the costs for submission. If you want us to send back your documents, please insert an adressed, stamped envelope or package.

Conditions of Participation

  • Our aim is to support the art market for new talents. The participation in the field of C.A.R. Talents during the PHOTO/MEDIA ART FAIR of C.A.R. is free of charge to support new talents! In case of participation the artist or a represantitive has to arrange and organize the presentation by its own, to be present during the own exhibition and to care of all (technical) equipment (e.g. monitors, beamers, laptop, screens etc.), which is
  • Every professional and innovative artist is invited to take part. The number of exhibition-space however is limited and will be determined by the management. There are max. 15 spaces for artists. It is excluded to take part for artists, who are already have a gallery representation! Every participating artist has to settle the art work with the other exhibitors. The organizer reserves the right to change the conditions
    of participations at any time.


  • Setting up: Thursday, March, 14, starting at 3 pm to 6 pm; or Friday, March, 15, from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Opening: Friday, March, 15, 8 pm
  • Main fair days: Saturday, March, 16, 11 am to 7 pm, and Sunday, March, 17, from 11 am – to 7 pm
  • Dismantling: Sunday, March, 17, starting at 7 pm – 9 pm


More information & application here