Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair

Review Amsterdam International Art Fair 2015

Amsterdam Art Fair

NEARLY 6000 visitors entered the Beurs van Berlage when it staged the first Amsterdam International Art Fair by the Global Art Agency, over the weekend of 28-29 August 2015. 

The Graanbeurs Hall of the venue was packed with 135 exhibitors from over 30 countries from around the world and the atmosphere was charged with energy as visitors took in the wide range of unique art available and took pieces they had purchased home to adorn a living or work space wall. Artists and galleries reported bustling trade during the two day free art event, with many making multiple sales and receiving commissions on original paintings, sculptures, photography, prints and illustrations.

SELL-OUT SHOW

Shane Bowden

US based artist Shane Bowden originally from Australia also known as "Andy Warhol on Steroids" was happy to have a complete sell-out show at the Amsterdam International Art Fair. 

Amsterdam International Art Fair

Artist Felix Zekveld from the Netherlands said "I had an amazing time at the Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair 2015. I met many potential clients. I sold work, and afterwards I received a few mails from galeries who were interested in my work. Everything was arranged perfectly."

UK InVogue Art Gallery sold three artworks within the first hour of the Fair. "It was a very successful event and an amazing crowd. We were very happy to take part and are looking forward to the next event organised by the Global Art Agency which will be the Oxford International Art Fair" said the gallery owner. 

Amsterdam Art Fair

The panel of judges; world renowned sculptor Ruurd Hallema, award-winning artist Loes van Delft and famous Amsterdam artist Henk Veen had a tough decision on making their shortlist of best Amsterdam International Art Fair exhibitor. Lola Lonli was one of the exhibitors that stood out to the jury. Her artwork 'Legend of Golden Snake' especially that was made with a second 'hidden' layer that reveals another painting underneath when shining a blacklight on it. 

GLOBAL ART AWARDS

The Global Art Awards Ceremony took place on Saturday announcing the "Best Amsterdam International Art Fair Artist 2015". 1st place: Gregory Emvy (Russia), 2nd place: Camilla Ancilotto (Italy), 3rd place Jeff Murray (UK). 

Jeff Murray (left), Gregory Emvy (center), Camilla Ancilotto (right)

Jeff Murray (left), Gregory Emvy (center), Camilla Ancilotto (right)

Gregory made a spectacular entrance with the film crew of UK TV 'Channel 4' making a documentary of his exhibition at the Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair. It was his artworks and latest project "Human Souls" that caught the eyes of the judges. In his inimitable style, using oil colour painted hospital X-Rays, Gregory Emvy transports viewers on a macabre and mesmerising journey, portraying nihilistic and metaphorical life stories to create chapters that reveal equal measures of joyful and harrowing intrigue.

Global Art Awards

His eclectic style helped him carry off the title, ahead of Camilla Ancilotto presenting a spectacular 3d oil painting that has a wooden triangular base in mosaic style titled "San Sebastian". "The two meter tall art installation is original, and never seen before" commented Jury member Ruurd Hallema. 

Third place Best Amsterdam International Art Fair Artist Jeff Murray - who was also a hit at the recent Miami Art Expo - managed to enchant also at this event the visitors with his amazing detailed illustrations. Jeff captures continents, countries and cities into the finest details with his amazing drawings, getting through hundreds of pens and hours to complete one artwork. "The result is amazing" commented jury member Henk Veen. 

Organisers of the fair, Joëlle Dinnage and her business partner Natal Vallvé from the Global Art Agency added their appreciation to the city’s reaction to the event and the enthusiasm they found from artists and visitors alike.

“The Amsterdam International Art Fair was a great success, with an amazing atmosphere and a real buzz throughout the weekend,” said Joëlle. “We are very happy with how it all went. The footfall was great, there was a genuine excitement across the whole fair and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Importantly, the artists and galleries had a successful show, selling works, making commissions and simply making connections, which is what the essence of the event is all about. We want to connect artists with people who appreciate art, whether they’re expert collectors or just starting out."

“We’ll be back for more in 2016 and are already planning next year’s event,” she said.

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Find out more about the Global Art Agency www.globalartagency.com


Nieuwe Amsterdamse kunstbeurs brengt internationaal talent, bekende namen, en street art naar de Beurs van Berlage.

AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 28-29 AUGUST 2015 IN DE BEURS VAN BERLAGE.

De bruisende stad Amsterdam staat paraat om talent van over de hele wereld te verwelkomen tijdens de eerste Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair van 28 tot 29 augustus 2015 in de prachtige Beurs van Berlage, gelegen aan de Damrak in het hart van de mooie stad.

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Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair is de internationale kunstbeurs die meer dan 40 galeries van over de hele wereld tentoonstelt speciaal voor de Amsterdammers en de rest van Nederland om van te genieten. Het evenement trekt kunstcritici, verzamelaars, galeries, en culturele instellingen. Tijdens de kunstbeurs worden er meer dan 3.000 kunstwerken geshowcased voor een geweldige tentoonstelling en ook voor de verkoop, dit is een uitstekende gelegenheid om zich onder te dompelen in een rijke collectie van de wereldwijde kunst hetzij als bewonderaar of als koper. Een rijke en prachtige mix van talentvolle kunstenaars gepresenteerd door internationale galeries vanuit meer dan 30 landen die de centraal gelegen Beurs van Berlage zullen vullen met een ongelofelijke showcase aan kunst. Verwacht een gevarieerde line-up gepresenteerd over drie concepten: Hedendaags, Modern, en wordt er ook speciaal de aandacht gegeven aan de Urban, Graffiti en Street-Art.

"De kunstbeurs is niet alleen gericht op de moderne en hedendaagse kunst, maar we willen de ook aandacht geven aan de Urban Art." zegt Curator Joelle Dinnage. "Tijdens de Tokyo International Art Fair zijn we erin geslaagd om dit concept te verwerkelijken. Werken van Mr. Brainwash, Shane Bowden, en vele andere grote namen. Het maakt de sfeer van de kunstbeurs echt dynamisch, en is veel toegankelijker en makkelijker om de aspirant-verzamelaar te betoveren, maar trekt ook de belangstelling van veel ervaren kunstkenners en verzamelaars. We hebben gemerkt dat de populariteit om in hedendaagse kunst te investeren enorm is gestegen in een korte tijd - dit is dan ook een mooie kans voor de Nederlandse kunstliefhebber!"

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Curator Natal Vallve voegt toe: "De beurs heeft meer te bieden, onder andere live performance kunst door Henk Veen - beroemd Amsterdamse kunstenaar. Henk is ook een van de juryleden van de 'AIAF Best Artist' prijs. Henk zal de awards beoordelen samen met een aantal andere leden bestaande uit galeriehouders, curators, kunsthandelaren, en bekroonde kunstenaars, zoals de Nederlandse beeldhouwer Ruurd Hallema, en Loes van Delft die onlangs heeft tentoongesteld naast Banksy, Ashwan, Blek Le Rat Ciro Schu, Ryca, etc. in de 3 Punts Galeria in Barcelona."

De toegang tot de beurs is gratis op zaterdag 29 augustus van 11.00 uur tot 17.00 uur, met de AIAF Awards om 16.00 uur. Op vrijdag 28 augustus 2015 is de Private View en Champagne receptie voor genodigden of € 10 euro voor een kaartje, en geeft tevens toegang tot het netwerk after-party.

Een fantastisch evenement in de prachtige Beurs van Berlage in het hart van de stad Amsterdam, dat je moet bezoeken! 

www.amsterdamartfair.com

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TICKETS: www.amsterdamartfair.com/tickets

DATUM & TIJDEN:

Vrijdag 28 augustus 2015: VIP Private View and Vernissage € 10 EUR: 18.00pm - 21.00pm 
Zaterdag 29 augustus 2015: Gratis entree openingstijden van 11.00 uur tot 17.00 uur graag online voorboeken of loop binnen!

Tickets are available here.

AWARD CEREMONIE:

Op zaterdag is om 16.00 uur de AIAF Awards Ceremony waarbij bezoekers ook een kunstwerk kunnen winnen door middel van een € 1 Euro lootje te kopen om mee te doen aan de loterij. Alle opbrengsten gaat naar het goede doel van GAA - weeshuizen in Nepal en Afrika. 

CONTACT:

info@amsterdamartfair.com

Tel. +44(0)7825443925

Amsterdam International Art Fair Press Release I - English version

Amsterdam International Art Fair 28-29 August 2015 at the Beurs van Berlage.

The picture-perfect city of Amsterdam is playing host to talent from all around the world when it stages the first Amsterdam International Art Fair from 28th to 29th August 2015 at the stunning Beurs van Berlage. 

Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair is the international art fair in the Dutch city that brings over 40 galleries from around the globe for Amsterdam to enjoy! Attracting art galleries, cultural institutions, art critics and collectors. Offering over 3,000 art pieces on display for exhibition and sale, this is a prime opportunity to immerse oneself into a rich collection of global art either as admirer or as purchaser. 

A rich and wonderful mix of talented artists presented by international galleries from over 30 countries that will be filling the prime located Beurs van Berlage – Amsterdam with an incredible display of art.

Presenting a diverse line-up of around 40 galleries from the Netherlands and around the world, across three concepts: Contemporary, Modern, and the devoted of Urban & Graffiti arts in two programmes; CONTEMPORARY PROGRAMME: exhibition dedicated to contemporary art galleries established for at least two years. And ARTSPACE PROGRAMME: curated section featuring international emergent and established artists.

Mr Brainwash

Mr Brainwash

"This is the first time that Amsterdam hosts an Art Fair of this kind..." says Curator Joelle Dinnage. "It is not only focused on the Modern and Contemporary art, but we like to bring attention to the Urban Art, Graffiti and Street Art." She continues... "At the Tokyo International Art Fair we managed to succeed in this concept. Galleries that have the works on show by, Mr Brainwash, Shane Bowden, and many other big names. It makes the vibe of the art fair really dynamic, and is much more accessible to enchant the aspiring collector."

Loes van Delft

Loes van Delft

Curator Natal Vallve adds "The Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair also has live performance art by Henk Veen who is one of Amsterdam's famous artists and he is also one of the guest judges of the AIAF prize for "Best Artist". Henk will be judging the awards together with a panel of gallery owners, curators, art dealers, and award-winning artists such as famous Dutch Sculptor Ruurd Hallema, and Loes van Delft who's work is also very urban. Loes recently exhibited alongside Banksy, Ashwan, Blek Le Rat, Ciro Schu, Ryca, and many others at the 3 Punts Galeria in Barcelona."    

Access to the fair is free on Saturday 29th August from 11.00 till 17.00pm with the AIAF Awards at 16.00pm. On Friday 28th August 2015 is the Private View and Champagne Reception for invitees or €10 Euro a ticket, and also gives access to the Network after-party.

A fantastic event at the beautiful Beurs van Berlage in the heart of the vibrant city of Amsterdam.

www.amsterdamartfair.com

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TICKETS: www.amsterdamartfair.com/tickets

DATES & TIMES:

Fri 28th Aug 2015: VIP Private View and Vernissage € 10 EUR: 18.00pm - 21.00pm 
Sat 29th Aug 2015: Free entry 11.00am - 17.00pm prebook (AIAF Awards Ceremony at 16.00pm)

Tickets are available here.

CONTACT:

info@amsterdamartfair.com

Tel. +44(0)7825443925