This past weekend, from the 8th until the 11th February, the 19th edition of Art Rotterdam took place in the historical Van Nelle factory in the industrial area of one of the Europe’s major port cities. Focused on presenting mainly young art, but also internationally recognized names (such as Daniel Arsham whose work is on the header image, seen on Ron Mandos booth), the fair attracted 26,500 art lovers and professionals, both domestic and international.
As one of the biggest art events on the old continent, the fair is a great opportunity for local galleries and art-related organizations to present their talents and projects. Along with dominating Dutch, Belgian and German galleries, there are a number of international galleries showing works by artists who are often connected with the region somehow (either through their background, education, etc). Along with four days of fair activity, the city held the openings in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and De Kunsthal (The Art Hall), as well as performances in Art Centre Witte de With.
Hosted in a city known for a progressive and modern mindset, Art Rotterdam is a diverse art fair offering a platform to present the freshest visual art, including a New Art Section introducing upcoming talent, and a 700 square meters space especially designed for video projections.