This Art Fair: Ticking all the right boxes for artlovers
Eclectic Art Fair
New name for a familiar concept; stubborn, recalcitrant, high-quality and diverse. Formally know as Art in Redlight set up in 2005 by Simone Swildens with the aim of creating an annual, high quality art event in Amsterdam. Started in the Oude Kerk and with the 10-year anniversary at the historic Beurs van Berlage in 2014. “This Art Fair offers a platform for talented artists to show and sell their works – with or without gallery”. Says Kris van der Hart who has taking care of the marketing and who together with the selection committee scouted for the fair.
And with success. The second edition of This Art Fair again in the Beurs van Berlage. With the presentation of 80th unseen and up-and-coming talents as well as well-known artists and 18 galleries. Was grander and bigger than ever before and presented also design, dance, video and lectures. And for every range, for 2 euros you can have a real Maarten Bel and Bas van Wieringen from the gum-ball machine.
Gallery Fontana one of our favourite attending galleries, presented the stunning work of Simone Hoang called ‘Anachronism’ and the intriguing photographs of Mathias Valewind. The photograph of Hoang is made with a process where the black and white negatives are developed in boiling water with a astonishing effect, in this process the photo turns into a warm and ever so exiting shades of blue.
The photo’s by Mathias are inspired by his work as salesman with his staying in numerous hotels all around the globe. After a while is was realing some things, they all are the same in lay out and designed or decorated to feel at home, but after 3 days you realise that it isn’t your home.. its grey and some how ended up at the wrong end of the city. Looking out of your window you understand there is nothing but curtens to look at. + or curtens that are there to keep you from looking outside. And Mathias started photographing all windows and details of the room. The whole concept is intriging and different.
Also artists and galleries that draw our attention where: Casper Prager’s objects, Emmy Bergsma’s drawings, Marielin Simons with her Silent forest installation. The vibrant paintings by G-Brecht, Bastiaan Woudt remarkable photographic work, The light installation by Femke Schaap. And the drawing project by Tekenkabinet.
You could find out more about the attending artists and galleries on This Art Fair. We suspected that This Art Fair even have more surprises on his sleeve has for next year. an art event not to be missed.