Last week, Rotterdam, Holland transformed into the Valhalla for art, design and architecture lovers. Throughout the week, the city bustled with special openings, exhibitions in museums and art institutions, lectures, guided tours, debates, pop-up shows and various fairs.
Art Rotterdam - hub of the Art Rotterdam Week - celebrated its 20-year anniversary. For this jubilee edition, the fair sharpened its varied model focused on young art and put collaboration centre-stage. In a more intimate atmosphere, there was more focus on connection between national and international galleries. For four days, the Van Nelle factory formed the backdrop for the latest developments in the visual arts.
A new feature was the presentation of Now/Forever, curated by Hester Alberdingk Thijm, director of the AkzoNobel Art Foundation. The New Art Section also had a new, tailor-made architecture and curated by Tiago de Abreu Pinto. Altogether it was a great deal of pleasure and inspiration.
The gallery below presents a selection of hot picks from the fair>>