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Young Art is in Focus Again at Art Rotterdam 2016

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February 9, 2016
Behind the pseudonym of Lor Dethal lies Nemanja Torlak, a writer for Widewalls intrigued and moved by diversity in art and in the lives of those who create it. It is often the unexpected that come forth and surprise us, and art is a world that allows it and makes it possible. David beats the Goliath daily, and writing about it is a pleasure.

With the 17th edition of Art Rotterdam announced to take place during February of 2016, it certainly is the place to be for any visitor of the city, as well as anyone interested in young emerging artists and their expression of art. Bringing you the latest in contemporary art production, the art fair itself is divided into several segments presenting the pieces in a variety of exhibition concepts and from different points of view. Whether you are looking for some intriguing art pieces for your collection, new artists to follow or simply to spend some quality time in Holland, both commercial and non-commercial presentations displayed in the breathtaking spaces of the Van Nellefabriek are certain to meet your needs.

Art Rotterdam
“…the focus of Art Rotterdam is on young artists and up-and-coming talent.”

Start at the Intersections

Once more, the focus of Art Rotterdam is on young artists and up-and-coming talent whose visual contemporary art is certain to leave a mark on the art world. The displayed work is divided into four sections, including: Projections, which will display video art; installations and performances are on view at Intersections; Prospects & Concepts shows the latest generation of Dutch artists; young galleries with solo presentations can be seen at the New Art Section. With many artists and galleries involved, dividing them into segments is understandable, and Art Rotterdam has gone a step further to provide extra information on and around the fair so the viewers have a clear representation of what’s on show. An ideal starting point for anyone visiting the fair would be the Intersections, where the Dutch art critic Hans den Hartog Jager illustrates his personal highlights of the fair in a film that might help the visitors choose their course through the myriad of artworks. Bellow, you can find the information of which gallery exhibits in which section, and its country of origin.

AKINCI NetherlandsMain Section
andriesse eyck galerieNetherlandsMain Section
The Gallery Apart ItalyMain Section
ASPN Galerie GermanyMain Section
Willem Baars Projects NetherlandsMain Section
Base-Alpha Gallery BelgiumMain Section
van den Berge NetherlandsMain Section
Francis Boeske Projects NetherlandsMain Section
Boetzelaer - Nispen NetherlandsMain Section
BORZO Gallery NetherlandsMain Section
Ellen de Bruijne Projects NetherlandsMain Section
C&H art space NetherlandsMain Section
Kristof De Clercq gallery BelgiumMain Section
Cokkie Snoei NetherlandsMain Section
Johan Deumens Gallery NetherlandsMain Section
Dürst Britt & Mayhew NetherlandsMain Section
Flatland Gallery NetherlandsMain Section
Frutta Gallery ItalyMain Section
Galerie van Gelder NetherlandsMain Section
Annie Gentils Gallery BelgiumMain Section
Grimm NetherlandsMain Section
Jochen Hempel GermanyMain Section
Herrmann Germann Contemporary SwitzerlandMain Section
Gerhard Hofland NetherlandsMain Section
Jeanine Hofland NetherlandsMain Section
Hopstreet Gallery BelgiumMain Section
Juliette Jongma NetherlandsMain Section
Roger Katwijk NetherlandsMain Section
Kisterem HungaryMain Section
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art GermanyMain Section
Van Kranendonk NetherlandsMain Section
Galerie Krobath AustriaMain Section
Kromus + Zink GermanyMain Section
Martin Kudlek GermanyMain Section
Maurits van de Laar NetherlandsMain Section
Wouter van Leeuwen NetherlandsMain Section
Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam NetherlandsMain Section
LhGWR NetherlandsMain Section
Livingstone gallery NetherlandsMain Section
Lumen Travo NetherlandsMain Section
Ron Mandos NetherlandsMain Section
Galerie Mazzoli GermanyMain Section
Kunsthandel Meijer NetherlandsMain Section
Van der Mieden Gallery BelgiumMain Section
Nouvelles Images NetherlandsMain Section
Onrust NetherlandsMain Section
Ornis A. Gallery NetherlandsMain Section
Pablo's Birthday United StatesMain Section
P74 Gallery SloveniaMain Section
PHOEBUS Rotterdam NetherlandsMain Section
RAM NetherlandsMain Section
Galerie Ramakers NetherlandsMain Section
David Risley Gallery DenmarkMain Section
Lily Robert FranceMain Section
Gabriel Rolt NetherlandsMain Section
RonLangArt NetherlandsMain Section
Rotwand SwitzerlandMain Section
Mieke van Schaijk NetherlandsMain Section
Seelevel Gallery NetherlandsMain Section
Barbara Seiler SwitzerlandMain Section
Slewe NetherlandsMain Section
snap projects FranceMain Section
Stigter Van Doesburg NetherlandsMain Section
Galerie Michaela Stock AustriaMain Section
tegenboschvanvreden NetherlandsMain Section
TORCH NetherlandsMain Section
Upstream NetherlandsMain Section
G262 Sofie Van de Velde BelgiumMain Section
VIVID NetherlandsMain Section
Rob de Vries gallery & projects NetherlandsMain Section
Wagemans NetherlandsMain Section
galerie Wagner + Partner GermanyMain Section
Fons Welters NetherlandsMain Section
Works|Projects United KingdomMain Section
ZERP Galerie NetherlandsMain Section
Van Zijll Langhout NetherlandsMain Section
Martin van ZomerenNetherlandsMain Section
All Together Now NetherlandsNew Art Section
balzer projects SwitzerlandNew Art Section
Billytown NetherlandsNew Art Section
Copperfield gallery United KingdomNew Art Section
CINNNAMON NetherlandsNew Art Section
Division of Labour United KingdomNew Art Section
FOLD Gallery United KingdomNew Art Section
Galerie Rianne Groen NetherlandsNew Art Section
House of Egorn GermanyNew Art Section
Last Resort Gallery DenmarkNew Art Section
Leslie GermanyNew Art Section
Harlan Levey Projects BelgiumNew Art Section
Florence Loewy FranceNew Art Section
Mini Galerie NetherlandsNew Art Section
narrative projects United KingdomNew Art Section
PAPER United KingdomNew Art Section
Joey Ramone NetherlandsNew Art Section
The Ravestijn Gallery NetherlandsNew Art Section
SARIEV Contemporary BulgariaNew Art Section
Semjon Contemporary GermanyNew Art Section
SpazioA ItalyNew Art Section
TJ Boulting United KingdomNew Art Section
Marine Veilleux FranceNew Art Section
The White House Gallery BelgiumNew Art Section
Shana Moulton - 1646 NetherlandsProjections
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukás - AKINCI NetherlandsProjections
Jakup Ferri - andriesse eyck galerie NetherlandsProjections
Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj - Ellen de Bruijne Projects NetherlandsProjections
Kerstin Honeit - cubus-m GermanyProjections
Els Vanden Meersch - Annie Gentils Gallery BelgiumProjections
Liz Magic Laser - Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam NetherlandsProjections
Hans Op de Beeck - Ron Mandos NetherlandsProjections
Hajnal Németh - RAM NetherlandsProjections
Chen Chieh-jen - Lily Robert FranceProjections
Shezad Dawood - Galerie Gabriel Rolt NetherlandsProjections
Emma van der Put - tegenboschvanvreden NetherlandsProjections
75B and Studion FdJ NetherlandsIntersections
Shana Moulton - 1646 NetherlandsIntersections
Be Part BelgiumIntersections
Club Solo NetherlandsIntersections
Framer Framed NetherlandsIntersections
Garage Rotterdam NetherlandsIntersections
Kunsthuis Syb NetherlandsIntersections
Lokaal 01 i.s.m. Platform 0090 BelgiumIntersections
Momart NetherlandsIntersections
NEST NetherlandsIntersections
Patty Morgan NetherlandsIntersections
Plaatsmaken NetherlandsIntersections
De Player NetherlandsIntersections
RIB NetherlandsIntersections
The One Minutes NetherlandsIntersections
Trendbeheer i.s.m. Art Agent Orange NetherlandsIntersections
Verbeke Foundation BelgiumIntersections

Exhibition Highlights

Among a great number of prominent young contemporary artists and admirable galleries, viewers will be able to attend Encounters, a three-day debate-programme initiated by Galerie West, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and the magazine for contemporary art Metropolis M. One of the most notable installations is most definitely the Detroit Home by Ryan Mendoza, and it’s making its world premiere at the Art Rotterdam. The artist lives and works in both Berlin and Naples, and has returned to his home ground after 20 years, in 2013. Seeing a shattered reality Detroit was left in after the big car factories shut down, he decided to tell its story hardly heard of in Europe. “By saving one home from demolition, to relocate it and rebuild it I am inviting people from all over Europe to not only experience the memory of one person but also the collective ambitions and unintentional shortcomings of a whole nation.” The house is being demolished and shipped in containers to Europe, and after its showing at Art Rotterdam it will find a permanent place at the Verbeke Foundation, a private initiative for contemporary art in Belgium founded by Gert Verbeke.

The Location of Art Rotterdam 2016 Main Venue

Art Rotterdam – Practical Information

Art Rotterdam is scheduled to start on February 11th and will last until February 14th, 2016, at Van Nellefabriek in Rotterdam. The entrance costs €17.50, but for anyone buying their tickets online there is a €4 discount, hence the online tickets cost €13.5; you can also opt to buy a 2-day combi ticket which costs €20 (can only be bought online). Children up to the age of 12 do not pay the entrance, and there is plenty of parking opportunity on and around the Van Nellefabriek grounds. For additional information, visit the official website.

Featured images: Art Rotterdam inside and outside view. All images courtesy of Art Rotterdam.