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Drawing performance Joop Stoot

In front of the entrance of Art on Paper Amsterdam is a van from the artists’ collective RC De Ruimte, where Joop Stoop is drawing on photo collages of Jos Houweling *. The theme of the project is ‘football is sex’ based on the book by Houweling called ‘Ball & foot’. Visitors may take the drawings, which are hung on the van, at a compensation to be determined by them.

* Former director Sandberg Institute Amsterdam (1998-2010), organizer ‘Kunstvlaai’.

1st edition Art on Paper Amsterdam

At Art on Paper Amsterdam, 31 selected galleries concentrate on work on paper by their artists. The fair takes place in the industrial-monumental Zuiveringshal at the Westergasfabriek. Work on paper, whether it be charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, gouache or collage, often shows the artist in the most spontaneous and artistically free moment. The directness that is connected with this medium brings artist and viewer closer together. In their intimacy and vulnerability, works on paper thrive well with the exclusive attention they receive at a specialized art fair. Not only does work on paper have a special character from an artistic point of view, it is often accessible and attractive in terms of format and price. Beginning art lovers might be doing one of their first art purchases here.

A fair specialized in original work on paper

Art on Paper Amsterdam is an art fair for original work on paper, so there will in principle be no graphic produced in circulation. Given the nature of work on paper, the stands are relatively small, which means that the fair retains an intimate character. There is room for about 33 participants. Among them are the galleries Willem Baars Projects, Borzo Gallery, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Galerie Reuten, Rob de Vries Projects and Witteveen Visual Art.

Book presentation Robert Zandvliet

On Thursday 13 September at 6 pm the first copy of the leporello ‘Stage of Being’ by Robert Zandvliet will be presented to Ron Dirven, director of the Van Gogh House in Zundert. This will happen in stand 30 of 99 Uitgevers/Publishers. On the occasion of the publication of the leporello, Zandvliet made a series of drawings exclusively for this fair, entitled ‘The Wanderer’, inspired by the motif of the ‘Wanderer’ in the work of the German romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich.

Monumental drawing by Erik Mattijssen

At Witteveen Visual Art at stand number 34, the monumental drawings ‘Twelve Scissors’ by Erik Mattijssen can be seen, it is a tribute to the workshops of Matisse and the attributes with which he surrounded himself. The presentation has been made possible by Kennedy Van der Laan.

THE LINE UP at Art on Paper Amsterdam

In the entrance hall of Art on Paper Amsterdam you can enjoy two animated videos: ‘The Black Room’ (in association with Kees Went) and ‘The Number 9 Sessions’ by Robbie Cornelissen. Cornelissen is guest curator of the exhibition ‘The Line Up’ at Centraal Museum Utrecht from September 22, 2018 until November 18, 2018.

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