Discover Benelux | Culture | Art in Redlight
LOCATION Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam DATES 27 - 30 December 2014 OPENING HOURS 11am – 7pm daily TICKETS €10, (Free for children) - 150 artists - 20 up-and-coming galleries - 3 stages for music, dance, theatre and performance
This piece by artist Albert Geertjes is entitled ‘A wheel as expected and to be foreseen... after Jan Fabre’.
The festival offers a special opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists in person and attracts a diverse audience: experienced and novice art collectors and enthusiastic art lovers of every age. Thiejson enecourages families to visit and discover new art together: “It’s for everybody, even children, because we also have installations and performances of literature, poems and music. One of our aims is to make it profitable for artists so all the art is for sale: prices vary from a few hundred euro to thousands so there is something for everyone.” BARBARA BROEKMAN (above left) has been developing her distinctive, monumental works since 1982. After specialising in textiles at the Amsterdam Gerrit Rietveld Academy, she completed a Mas-
ter of Arts programme at the California College of the Arts in Berkeley, USA. In her work, Broekman pursues a direct confrontation with the human senses through large-scale pieces; she explores the full spectrum of human experience addressing topics such as love, death, birth, loss, relationships and cultural diversity. As one of the most renowned artists to exhibit at Art in Redlight, Broekman recognises its importance for artists at different stages in their careers: “It is a really sympathetic initiative from within the Amsterdam art scene. As an independent exhibition, it offers both the more experienced artist, and those less so, the opportunity to represent their art without the need of a gallery and to broaden their network.” LISETTE FRIMANNSLUND (above middle) graduated from the Fine Arts department at the KABK in The Hague with a degree in painting in 2014. Frimmanslund was thrilled to be invited to exhibit following the success of her graduate show: “It’s a great opportunity for me as a starting artist to exhibit alongside much more experienced artists whom I admire.” Art in
Redlight will feature selected works from In Transition, a collection inspired by a solitary bicycle journey during the summer of 2013 that lasted 26 days. They are reflections on how solitude changes the way you think, remember and focus. The title of each work is taken from the exact moment each photograph was captured. DAAN DEN HOUTER is a distinguished multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Rotterdam. Studying artificial intelligence in advance of attending art school awarded him the foundation for his artistic work: our subjectivity, consciousness and role of the subconscious. Using humour and cynicism he aims to create another perspective on art and challenge people’s assumptions about daily life. The exhibition will show his new Splat works. These pieces show us just the back of the canvas with the original painting splattered against the wall. Den Houter is excited about the art fair, “I’m going to make a great show; it’s a perfect opportunity to buy some of my works for a good price!”
Issue 12 | December 2014 | 89
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.