Gallerist Rob Malasch (Serieuze Zaken) and WOW Amsterdam once again join forces to put the spotlight on young talent during one of the most prestigious art fairs on the calendar. WOW Open is proud to present a variety of disciplines: from painting to fashion and from photography to an olfactory art installation.
In the middle of the KunstRAI, 700 m2 is reserved for a raw presentation of tomorrow’s heroes. A mix of WOW Artists in Residence and artists from other Amsterdam art factories take the space by storm and transform it into a showcase of their creativity. In sharp contrast with the elegant booths dedicated to commercial galleries, WOW Open breaks the trend with a more direct and unpolished approach. With the art factory as its starting point, the exhibition is multidisciplinary and reflects the varied nature of the broedplaats.
We invite you to meet the makers and support their work.
ART AMSTERDAM (Dutch title: KunstRAI) is the longest running art fair for modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands. A fair with seventy high-class galleries who reflect the diversity, quality and pluralism of Dutch art and design’s historically rich offer. The visitor finds here autonomous painting and sculpture, photography and graphic art and also contemporary glass, ceramics and jewellery. Traditionally a selection of young galleries have the opportunity to present themselves in a number of RAW EDGE stands, where they take care of the surprise element with the work of emerging artists.
Solostands, attached to many gallerystands, enhance the appreciation and understanding of the work of one artist selected by the gallery.
An advice and selection committee consisting of Jan van Hoof, Rob Koudijs, Esther Munsters, Rob Malasch, Eduard Planting en Fleur Shekel judges the participants on criteria of quality and professionalism.
€ 15,-, ticket sale through internet: € 12,50
Under 18: € 10,- .
Children up to 12 years free admission.
Wednesday 31 May, 6pm – 10pm
Thursday 1 June, 12pm – 9pm
Friday 2 June, 12pm – 9pm
Saturday 3 June, 11am – 6pm
Sunday 4 June, 11am – 6pm
Monday 5 June, 11am – 6pm
Olfa Ben Ali and Klara Ravat are supported by the 3Package Deal, a joint venture between Bureau Broedplaatsen and Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.
Photo by Geray Mena