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Art Rotterdam: stepping stone for emerging and non-emerging artists

Few days are left before the closure of Art Rotterdam, one of the events of the prestigious Art Week in Rotterdam.

Art Rotterdam 2017

This event gathers together artists, art dealers, critics and collectors and will take place from February 9 until February 12th at Van Nellefabriek, Van Nelleweg 1, Rotterdam. You cannot miss it, that’s why Urban Mirrors will participate in its special 2017 edition.

Thanks to this show, currently in its 18th edition, Rotterdam has taken the value of City of Art. Throughout the time, indeed, Art Rotterdam has attracted more and more visitors becoming a must in the International scene for those who love Art in all its shapes and forms.

Art Rotterdam

The exhibition is divided into sections: Main, New Section, Video Art, Intersection and Open air which is the latest news of this year’s edition. More specifically, in New Section, by Natasha Hoare, we can find Felicity Hammond’s work who presents a multidimensional space merging photography, digital art and Sculpture.

It is also worth noting the Video Art section where international artists’ works will be shown on full screen.

Just as interesting is the space in the former workshop in front of the main entrance of Art Rotterdam.

There, for the third consecutive year, there is the Intersection area where we can find videos, installations performances in 21 sections in the spirit of no-profit philosophy by Suzanne Wallinga.

Art Rotterdam

As we were mentioning before, the real standout of Art Rotterdam 2017 edition is Open Air. Through it, visitors will take a breather outside but always immersed in Art. This project is by Samuel Saelemakers and displays artistic forms which under no doubt will take visitors’ breath away.

We wish to inform that on February 10th a special evening opening is scheduled from 6.00 pm until 9 pm. The venue is easily accessible thanks to the shuttles and for those travelling by car there is a big parking lot near by.

Art Rotterdam

Once again, Art Rotterdam 2017 represents a stepping stone for emerging artists. For the latter, but not only, there is NN Group Art Award awarded by the jury to a deserving artist that did their vocational education in the Netherlands. This prize consists of 10.000 euros and one of the 4 finalists’s work will be purchased by NN Group.

Art Rotterdam

The jury is composed by Saskia van Kampen-Prein, curator of Modern Contemporary Art Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Hilda Bouma, journalist at Financieele Dagblad; Antoine de Werd, collector; Els Drumming, NN Goup company collection curator. They will decide the winner and the award ceremony will be from 12.00 until 1.00 pm on February 8th dalle 12. The competitors are:Zoro Feigl – C & H gallery Amsterdam; Chaim di Lute – tegenboschvanvreden Amsterdam; Wouter Paijmans – Stigter van Doesburg Amsterdam; Florian e Michael Quistrebert – Juliette galleriy Jongma Amsterdam. What are you waiting for? Go and get a ticket! You can also do it online.

Further info: www.artrotterdam.com

Article by Francesca Martire

English translation by Chiara Vilmercati