Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk (curator Open Air) / ‘Face Freedom’, Anne de Vries. Placed at entrance of Art Rotterdam, presented by Galerie Martin van Zomeren (photo: Anne Breel)

Open Air

Special section for presenting large-scale works of art on the grounds of the Van Nelle Factory

Which work from the Open Air Section should visitor absolutely see? Lekkerkerk: “I have grown interested in the work of Yair Callender, who has constructed a monumental stage for the setting sun–a project that is cinematic, poetic and sculptural in nature, bringing an ode to the heroic conditions of the universe.”

“I have been looking for sculptural and performative interventions and large-scale works that do not mimic the industrial aesthetic of the Van Nelle Factory, but rather add an unexpected poetic dimension and open up a new percep- tual realm.”
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, curator Open Air

New section: Commonities

This first year, the new section of Art Rotterdam Commonities will be curated by Lorenzo Benedetti READ MORE...



Section for performance and installation art in a new part of the fair. Galleries, next to Non-Profit Spaces, have also been included in Intersections READ MORE...

Welcome to ART ROTTERDAM 2018

The nineteenth edition, located in the iconic Van Nellefabriek READ MORE...


Floor plan Art Rotterdam 2018

Clik here for the floorplan of Art Rotterdam 2018

Free guided tour with Young Collectors Circle

Especially for beginning art collectors Young Collectors Circle, the platform for art lovers with collecting ambitions, organizes guided tours at Art Rotterdam. Read more...

Lecture Sjarel Ex

Lecture Sjarel Ex, director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, gives a lecture on the museum’s collector-policy. The lecture closely follows the article in Museumtijdschrift 1 / 2018 on collecting (a number of) museums. Read more...

Art Rotterdam launches online gallery platform

Art Rotterdam launches online gallery platform Gallery Viewer, the online gallery platform of Art Rotterdam goes online in September 2018. Read more...

Guided tours Van Nelle Factory

Just like in previous years, the Unesco World Heritage Foundation Van Nelle Factory will organise daily special guided tours through this unique site during Art Rotterdam from 8 to 11 February 2018. Read more...

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