Journal

2023

12 January 2023

Announcement participants 11th edition of Amsterdam Art Week

Amsterdam Art Week is the place to discover what Amsterdam has to offer in the field of contemporary art. The event is a collaboration between the most important institutions in Amsterdam's contemporary art world. During Amsterdam Art Week, the capital turns into an international meeting place for art lovers, collectors, art professionals and promising and renowned artists. For five days, art professionals and art lovers will be introduced to the latest developments in contemporary art at the almost 50 participating galleries, project spaces, museums and residencies. During Amsterdam Art Week, the participants present a varied programme of exhibitions, openings, performances, screenings, lectures and artists' talks. The 11th edition of Amsterdam Art Week will take place from 31 May until 4 June, 2023.  

11 January 2023

On Gallery Tour Through Amsterdam South

The city of Amsterdam is a true hotspot for contemporary art. The large quantity and diversity of art exhibitions and associated galleries in the city can be overwhelming. The team of Amsterdam Art is here to help you out. We set up a gallery tour route through the south of Amsterdam. The tour shows you different parts of the diverse and vibrant south side of Amsterdam, from the Pijp through the Museum Quarter, this route is a perfect way to get better acquainted with this part of the city. During this walking or biking tour through the city, you will visit four different galleries each with its own specialty. These exhibitions are on show for the coming weeks, take your chance and emerge yourself in Amsterdam’s gallery scene. 

2022

17 November 2022

Departure of director Nina Folkersma

Amsterdam Art announces the imminent departure of director Nina Folkersma. Recently, following the evaluation of the last edition, the board, the director, the team and various stakeholders have intensively discussed the future of Amsterdam Art. Nina has concluded that for the next phase in Amsterdam Art's new direction, she is no longer the right person to lead the organisation and a continuation does not fit within her personal ambitions. As a result, she has decided not to renew her contract at Amsterdam Art with effect from January 2023.Nina Folkersma: "Over the past two years, I have dedicated myself to Amsterdam Art with great enthusiasm and energy. Both in terms of artistic content, visibility, public outreach, fundraising and cooperation partners, important steps have been taken and change processes initiated to strengthen Amsterdam Art's position within the ecosystem. I look back with pride and pleasure on two successful editions of Amsterdam Art Week and on the cooperation with my formidable team. After careful consideration, however, I have concluded that my artistic and leadership qualities do not do sufficient justice in this organisation. Therefore, in close consultation with the board, I have decided to leave Amsterdam Art and look for new artistic challenges."Board: "The board regrets that Nina will be leaving Amsterdam Art, but understands her decision. We have come to know Nina as a strong substantive leader who has achieved a lot for Amsterdam Art in a short period of time. She has made the organisation more inclusive and managed to involve new partners from all city districts, but also increased Amsterdam Art's public awareness. We are grateful to Nina for her role and contribution to Amsterdam Art and wish her every success in her next step."From January 2023, Martina Halsema will take over the daily management of Amsterdam Art until and including the next edition of Amsterdam Art Week (31 May - 4 June 2023). In the meantime, the board is considering the future composition of the management.

03 November 2022

Amsterdam Art X PAN Amsterdam

Amsterdam Art X PAN Amsterdam From 20-27 November the 35th edition of PAN Amsterdam, the fair in art, antiques and design, takes place in RAI Amsterdam. During the fair PAN Podium offers the visitors a varied programme full of inspiring talks and interactive presentations. The programming per day is centered around a different theme. All fair visitors are welcome to join. Just like last year, Amsterdam Art contributes to Pan Podium with two talks: Beyond the Trend: Engaging Contemporary Art from Africa and Women in Tech. 

15 September 2022

Save the date: Amsterdam Art Week 2023

Amsterdam Art is pleased to announce the dates of the 11th edition of Amsterdam Art Week. From Wednesday 31 May to Sunday 4 June 2023, Amsterdam will be the stage for contemporary visual art. Together with galleries, museums, project spaces and residencies, we will present a multifaceted programme. This consists of exhibitions, artist talks, debates, lectures, performances, film screenings and gallery tours. Aadditionally, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, the centre for international, multidisciplinary talent in the city, is again an important partner for the next edition of Amsterdam Art Week. The Open Studios take place from 1 to 4 and 8 to11 juni 2023.Public ProgrammeAmsterdam Art Week offers a vibrant Public Programme for art and culture lovers. This is the moment to discover the latest developments in the field of contemporary visual art. Whether you are looking for young artists or established names, you want to expand your collection or visit a gallery for the first time, Amsterdam Art Week is your compass in the contemporary art world. Would you like to keep up to date with the programme? Follow us on social media or sign up for the newsletter.Programme for ProfessionalsDuring Amsterdam Art Week, we organise a Professionals Programme especially for (international) art professionals working in the cultural sector, such as artists, curators, museum directors. Would you like to participate the next edition? Then send an e-mail to professionals@amsterdamart.com mentioning your name, position and the name of your organisation. We will keep you informed about the programme. Also, we offer a tailor made Visitor Programme for (inter)national cultural groups. If you are interested, please contact info@amsterdamart.com for more information.Programme for collectorsFor (inter)national collectors, Amsterdam Art organises an exclusive programme during Amsterdam Art Week. Would you like to participate? Send an e-mail to professionals@amsterdamart.com with your name and address and you will receive an invitation for the programme.Participating institutionsAround 50 institutions active in the field of contemporary art will participate in Amsterdam Art Week 2023. Until 30 October 2022, institutions can submit an exhibition plan for Amsterdam Art Week. The selection committee will evaluate these applications on artistic quality. After 15 November, Amsterdam Art will announce the participants for the next edition.Amsterdam Art | Connecting art in the citySince its first edition in 2012, Amsterdam Art has been committed to strengthening the position of Amsterdam as an international centre for contemporary art. We encourage cooperation between various art institutions and promote the most cutting-edge artists and exhibitions in the capital city.

30 August 2022

New Amsterdam Art Guide now available

Discover the Amsterdam art scene with the new Amsterdam Art Guide!The new Amsterdam Art Guide is now avaiblable. At our participating locations and at various cultural venues in Amsterdam you can pick up a free copy of the guide. In the Amsterdam Art Guide you'll find an overview of all organisations in the field of contemporary visual arts, connected to Amsterdam Art. The guide contains a handy map and is divided by district, so you can easily combine a visit to multiple locations in one area.The guide contains practical information and a description of the participating locations and the artists they represent. For an up-to-date overview of current exhibitions and other events, the guide uses a QR code to refer to the agenda of this website.

27 July 2022

Opening Gallery Season – 2 and 3 September 2022

On 2 and 3 September GalleryViewer and Amsterdam Art host the start of the gallery season. During this festive weekend the Amsterdam galleries open their doors to the public with the first exhibition of the season. This is the opportunity to discover new contemporary art and to get informed about the latest developments in the art field. For the Opening of the Gallery Season, GalleryViewer developed a free map with all participating Amsterdam galleries. This will be available on September 3 at the GalleryViewer Hotspot at Keizersgracht 241 in Amsterdam.

29 June 2022

9 galleries and museums with a summer garden

Nice weather? Visit the gardens and terraces of AmsterdamDid you know that many of our participants have a location with a beautiful garden? In the middle of a busy city, hidden behind imposing facades, you often find a green oasis. Here you can find peace and embrace the silence or cool off in the shade. We have listed 9 tips for exhibition venues with a garden or a summer terrace that you should not miss. And the best part is: you can combine it with a visit to an exhibition.

16 June 2022

In conversation with The Ravestijn Gallery

This September The Ravestijn Gallery celebrates its 10th anniversary. The gallery was founded in 2012 by Jasper Bode and Narda van ‘t Veer with a focus on inquisitive and provocative approaches to contemporary photography. This year, the gallery also became a participant of Amsterdam Art and joined in the 10th anniversary edition of Amsterdam Art Week. Reason enough to sit down with Narda van ‘t Veer and look back on the jubilee of the gallery, the start of her career, the Amsterdam contemporary art scene and the future of photography as an art form.

10 May 2022

Celebrating 10th edition with city-wide digital exhibition

From 11 - 15 May Amsterdam Art Week celebrates its 10th anniversary. Especially for this edition Amsterdam Art has curated the exhibition It's Your Birthday with artworks of participating galleries, project spaces and residencies. The artworks in the exhibition represent different phases of a party: from the preparations and the party itself to the afterparty and the hangover that follows. The exhibition can be seen from 11 to 15 May on digital screens from JCDecaux, spread across 99 locations in Amsterdam. At the same time, the exhibition will also be on physical display at the Amsterdam Art Gallery in Capital C.

05 May 2022

Five things to look for when buying art

Amsterdam Art Week is just around the corner. During this vibrant art event, you are welcome at more than 35 galleries. Perhaps you're looking to buy your first work of art during Amsterdam Art Week. How do you figure out which work is the one? And how can you know that you will still enjoy that work five years down the road? Young Collectors Circle compiled five tips for Amsterdam Art Week, which you can pay attention to when buying a work of art.

22 March 2022

Amsterdam Art Week 2022: celebrate change

The tenth edition of Amsterdam Art Week will take place from 11 to 15 May 2022. Since the first edition in 2012, Amsterdam Art has been committed to strengthening Amsterdam’s position as a leading centre for international contemporary art talent. This reaches its pinnacle during Amsterdam Art Week. Together with 30 prominent galleries and a selection of museums, residencies and project spaces, Amsterdam Art presents a vibrant week full of openings, open studios, artist talks, debates, performances, film screenings and gallery tours. The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten is one of the most important centres for international, multidisciplinary and critically engaged talent in the city. As a key partner from the very beginning, the Rijksakademie’s Open Studios is once again an essential part of Amsterdam Art Week 2022.