*2012 - Pieterjan Ginckels - HUMAN DISCO BONG - Photo Romy Finke
Over the past years Art Rotterdam, founded in 2000, has developed into an internationally renowned platform for contemporary art. The fair, that will present more than ninety well-known
as well as upcoming galleries from home and abroad, shows the latest developments within
contemporary art. This edition Art Rotterdam expands with a fair for video art and film: Art
Rotterdam Projections. In Las Palmas, directly opposite the Cruise Terminal, twenty international
galleries present a video or a film by a talented young or more well-known artist. The 2013 edition
further includes, like last year, the New Art Section; fifteen exciting solo exhibitions by young
artists that are put on the stage by the newest generation of galleries.
From Thursday 7 - Sunday10 February 2013 the Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam is the stage of the international art scene.
Focused artist: Pieterjan Ginckels with Human Disco Bong
At Art Rotterdam Human Disco Bong by Pieterjan Ginckels is on show at the central staircase.
Human Disco Bong is an installation of hundred twenty bicycle helmets with tens of thousands of
mirror pieces sticked on and made to one large organic object. Ginckels, a young Belgian artist,
creates, with a sense of humor as well as seriousness, an intelligent oeuvre that plays with the
elements of its time: internet, spam, electronic music, fixed gear bikes and slow coffee. ‘Families’ of works, as he calls it; multi layered- installations with strong interactive aspects that function as a
generator for metaphors in sound and image. At set times Human Disco Bong comes alive. When
wearing the helmets, individual tracks of artists, gallery holders and visitors are highlighted.
'Verwoest Huis Bloemhof' by Marjan Teeuwen
Visual artist Marjan Teeuwen (1953) creates ‘destroyed houses’, architectural installations in
buildings that later are demolished. Teeuwen realized the installation ‘Verwoest Huis Bloemhof’ in
Rotterdam in five empty 4-room houses from Woonstad Rotterdam, on the Putsebocht. For a single photo or film, Teeuwen breaks, demolishes, saws and rebuilds for months on end until a whole new architectural installation is created. During Art Rotterdam ‘Verwoest Huis Bloemhof’ can be visited free of charge.
Every 30 minutes a complimentary shuttle bus is available between Art Rotterdam, RAW Art Fair and Verwoest Huis Bloemhof (Putsebocht 58-60, Rotterdam).
The documented final result is for sale at Art Rotterdam, at the booth of Galerie RAM. Fair director Fons Hof Fons Hof (1966), former gallery holder of Galerie Hof & Huyser in Amsterdam, is the director of Art Rotterdam: "The Art Rotterdam fair is a constant factor in the yearly agenda of all European collectors of young contemporary art. To further strengthen our international reputation we have introduced Art Rotterdam Projections. The first fair for film and video in the world, in an open and interactive setting. Art Rotterdam Projections will be the international meeting place for
connoisseurs, collectors and curators of film and video art".
ART ROTTERDAM 2013 GALLERIES:
0gms (BG) | acb Gallery (HU) | Akinci (NL) | Paul Andriesse (NL) | Anyspace (BE) | Willem Baars Art Consultancy (NL) | Albert Baronian (BE) | van den Berge (NL) | Johan Berggren (SE) | Boetzelaer - Nispen (NL) | | Brand New Gallery (IT) | Cokkie Snoei (NL) | Cosar HMT (DE) | dépendance (BE) | Galerie Dix9 (FR) | De Expeditie (NL) | Flatland Gallery (NL) | Fruit and Flower Deli (SE) | Grimm (NL) | Juliette Jongma (NL) | Kisterem (HU) | van Krimpen (NL) | Wouter van Leeuwen (NL) | Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam (NL) | Lumen Travo (NL) | Luttgenmeijer (DE) | Ron Mandos (NL) | Alessandro de March (IT) | Kunsthandel Meijer (NL) | Kai Middendorff Galerie (DE) | Meessen De Clercq (BE) | van der Mieden (BE) | MOT International (UK) | Neue Alte Brucke (DE) | Office Baroque (BE) | Onrust (NL) | P74 Gallery (SI) | Phoebus Rotterdam (NL) | RAM (NL) | Ramakers (NL) | Reuten Galerie (NL) | David Risley Gallery (DK) | Rokeby (UK) | Gabriel Rolt (NL) | Rotwand (CH) | Schau Ort (CH) | Slewe (NL) | Sommer & Kohl (DE) | sorry we're closed (BE) | Barbara Seiler (CH) | Stigter van Doesburg (NL) | tegenboschvanvreden (NL) | Tenderpixel (UK) | TORCH (NL) | Upstream (NL) | Van Zijll Langhout / Contempoary Art (NL) | Vilma Gold (UK) | VIVID (NL) | Vous etes ici (NL) | Fons Welters (NL) | West (NL) | Martin van Zomeren (NL) |
NEW ART SECTION
Samy Abraham (FR) | Rolando Anselmi (DE) | Apice for Artists (NL) | Base-Alpha Gallery (BE) | Figge von Rosen Galerie (DE) | Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art (NL) | Emmanuel Hervé (FR) | Klemm's (DE) | Martin Kudlek (DE) | Nettie Horn (UK) | Ricou Gallery (BE) | Federica Schiavo Gallery (IT) | Torri (FR) | waterside contemporary (UK) | Works|Projects (UK)
Jan van de Pavert - Paul Andriesse (NL) | Stefan Constantinescu - Anita Beckers (DE) | Benoit Plateus - Albert Baronian (BE) | Erkka Nissinen - Ellen de Bruijne Projects (NL) | Sam Curtis - Division of Labour (UK) | Sophia Pompéry - Galerie Dix9 (FR) | Michael Joaquin Grey - Carroll Fletcher (UK) | Matthew Lutz-Kinoy - van Gelder (NL) | Meiro Koizumi - Annet Gelink Gallery (NL) | Josephine Meckseper - Reinhard Hauff (DE) | Johanna Billing - Hollybush Gardens (UK) | Christian Friedrich - Wilfried Lentz (NL) | Hans Op de Beeck - Ron Mandos (NL) | Carlos Irijalba - Galerie Sherin Najjar (DE) | Hajnal Németh - RAM (NL) | Harm Weistra - Joey Ramone (NL) | Keren Cytter - Schau Ort (CH) | Antonio Vega Macotela - Stigter van Doesburg (NL) | Navid Nuur - Martin van Zomeren (NL) |
Art Rotterdam & Art Rotterdam Projections 2013
Cruise Terminal and Las Palmas, the Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam
Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 February 2013
Opening hours: Thu 7 Feb 12.00 - 18.00 hrs., Fri 8 Feb 12.00 - 21.00 hrs.,
Sat 9 & Sun 10 Feb 11.00 - 19.00 hrs.