Art Rotterdam Week 2015

Katarina Ivova - 04 Feb 2015

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The Rotterdam Art Week 2015 will transform the Dutch city in a great celebration of culture and contemporary art. From February 5th, in fact, fans will have the opportunity to visit many exhibitions dedicated to art and design, to admire unique exhibitions, workshops and outdoor performance.

Art Rotterdam is definitely one of the main attractions of the city, and is considered the most important art exhibition in Netherlands. The event will take place inside the factory Van Nellefabriek recognized UNESCO World Heritage last summer.

During this sixteenth edition, the festival will bring again to the general public the latest developments in the field of visual arts. Art Rotterdam is a valid alternative to the international art fairs, offering a wide range of exhibition concepts. The Projections exhibition, for example, will bring to the public the art of video in an open and interactive environment.

Once again, the Mondriaan Fund will show the works of young talents in a spectacular setting: the manufacturing plant Van Nellefabriek.

Newcomer this year is Intersctions, a podium exclusively dedicated to new talents. Fons Hof, Director of Art Rotterdam, explains: "Intersections shows a very specific sector of the art world, in particular, the places where artists can produce their first exhibitions in total freedom. This podium is a fantastic addition to all events that Art Rotterdam already dedicates to young artists.” The first edition of Intersections will focus exclusively on initiatives Flemish-Dutch. In the large space of 1300 square meters of the old Van Nellefabriek, young artists who deal with video, installation and performance art, will have the opportunity to expand and push the boundaries of their artistic creativity.

Last year, Art Rotterdam has attracted about 2,150 visitors, and for the second time it will take place at the Van Nellefabriek, which can be visited through the  dedicated tours. The cultural trail will be guided by experienced architects who, along with an introductory film, also present different exhibitions.

Finally, the two Michelin stars restaurant FRED, will set up a dining pop-up area at the Van Schiegebouw Nellefabriek building. For more information visit www.holland.com

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