125 galleries showing “young” art in the Van nelle factory

125 galleries showing “young” art in the Van nelle factory

In the Van nelle factory in Rotterdam is, from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 February again, the trade fair for the ‘young’ art, Art Rotterdam was held.

125 galleries show during those days, the work of contemporary, often very young artists.

In the old distribution center is to further the work of the sixty artists who in 2015 will have a stimuleringspremie received from the Mondriaanfonds. Also, there is a videokunstafdeling on this eighteenth episode of the exchange.

Last year visited 26.500 interested Art Rotterdam. Fons Hof, co-founder and director of the art fair, noted that the market for contemporary art of the last quarter of a century the enormously grew.


“The turnover of contemporary art at the major auction houses twenty-five years ago was negligible, now it is more than thirteen percent of the auctioned works of art from the hand of the living artists.”

“The tremendous growth of wealth made it for large groups as possible, to buy art,” he explains in an introduction on the stock exchange. ,”At the same time dried out the offer of nineteenth-century and ancient art. Young artists such as Damien Hirst did. They saw to it that contemporary art became popular among large groups of the population.”

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Except that fairs are important to make art about the light and know to continue, according to Court another attractive side to it for collectors. “Soon you will become by the galleries invited to the fairs, dinners, studio visits, openings and celebrations. Over time, you know, more and more people and begins with the art world becoming an increasingly important part of your social life to be.”

The stock market attracts the interest far beyond the country borders. So, the prominent French newspaper Le Monde in 2014 attention to detail.

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