Storytellers, set tables and shrouds: Art Rotterdam & Object Rotterdam

Art Rotterdam

January 11, 2010

Storytellers, set tables and shrouds:

Art Rotterdam & Object Rotterdam:
contemporary art & design

Versatile, qualitative and elaborate
works define the 2010 editions

Abner Preis, Kiki van Eijck, Scholten & Baijings, Wilfried Lentz, Droog Design and D&A Lab. These are only a few of the artists, creative communities, designbureaus and galleries present at the international art fairs Art Rotterdam and Object Rotterdam from 4 to 7 February 2010. “The seventy galleries at Art Rotterdam and twenty design-, crafts and jewellerygalleries at Object Rotterdam each show very diverse and special works. Among them are also a few world premières as f.e. the Total Table Design, a unique combination of Dutch tradition and contemporary design” explains Fons Hof, director of both fairs.

A selection of the works during the 11th edition of Art Rotterdam:
Abner Preis is a storyteller and will tell his stories, on a one to one basis in a specially created enviroment at a prominent place at the fair. Preis writes amiable short stories that always have a happy end. He does it in such a piercing way that it is nearly a hypnotizing experience. This artist was ‘discovered’ by Gabriel Rolt on an off site presentation of artist collective “Trendbeheer” at the 2009 edition of Art Rotterdam.

The first photo of the Turin shroud is the starting point of a series of new works that will be produced over the next few months by six contemporary artists.This is the essence of Wilfried Lentz’ gallerypresentation. Lentz bought the first photo taken of the shroud on an auction in Italy last year. After which he asked national and international topartists to respond to this artwork.

Some of the highlights of the second edition of Object Rotterdam:
Object Rotterdam has the world première of the Total Table Design project. An extraordinary example of Dutch tradition combined with modern design. Dutch designers Kiki van Eijk and studio Scholten & Baijings present their visions on the art of dining. Total Table Design shows a ‘set table’ with table damask, ceramic tableware, glassware and cutlery.

To realize their designs they joined forces with Foundation Mommerskwartier/ Audax Textile Museum Tilburg, Royal Leerdam Crystal and Royal Van Kempen & Begeer.

D&ALab (Design and Art Laboratory) unifies the unique, rigid and non-functional aspects of art to the softness or the hardness of the design-object functionality. The tension between the two forms creates an energy which is palpable into these unique objects. D&ALab goes against the trend of mass production and chooses resolutely for the limited edition. At Object Rotterdam D&Alab presents work of among others Jan Fabre, Michael Lin and Hans op de Beeck.

Art Rotterdam & Object Rotterdam: Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 February 2010

Art Rotterdam:
Cruise Terminal Rotterdam, Wilhelminakade 699, 3072 AP Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Object Rotterdam:
LPII (in Las Palmas), Wilhelminakade 326, 3072 AR Rotterdam, the Netherlands
(opposite Art Rotterdam)

Entrance fee: 22,50 euro p.p. Online 17,50 euro p.p. This ticket is valid for both Art Rotterdam and Object Rotterdam and includes a full colour catalogue.
Art from galleries based in the Netherlands can be bought with the “Kunstkoopregeling”.

On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February 2010 visitors of Art Rotterdam & Object Rotterdam can bring their children (from 7 to 12 years) to Villa Zebra for 3 hours of entertainment, free of charges.

About Art Rotterdam
Art Rotterdam is the international art fair that keeps you up to date about the latest developments in contemporary art and where you can discover fresh talent.
Seventy international contemporary art galleries, selected because of their quality and unconventionality present their most exciting artists in the stunning departure hall of the Holland America Line.

About Object Rotterdam
Object Rotterdam is the international fair for autonomous design and will take place simultaneously in LPII in the building Las Palmas, opposite Art Rotterdam. Twenty international participants present unique or limited edition functional objects in the field of current design, crafts and jewellery.
In short: Object Rotterdam is the place to discover the latest developments and where the cutting edge between art and design becomes evident.

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