Rotterdam International Art Fair 2016 another successful event in the Laurenskerk

Rotterdam International Art Fair 2016 (9-10 September)
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NEARLY 4000 people passed through the doors of the Laurenskerk in Rotterdam last weekend to visit the second Rotterdam International Art Fair by Global Art Agency – one of the fastest growing platforms for contemporary art.

“Frank Migchielsen, Director of De Laurenskerk commented: Once again it’s been an amazing event! Modern art in a mediaeval church with twinkling chandeliers was a very exciting combination, even more than I expected. We were very proud to have 200 exhibitors from over 30 countries here exhibiting at the Art Fair. We had no doubt it would be another success and that it would attract a large audience. With compliments for the professional organisation!”

“We’ve had a great exhibition” said Sem Versluis who represented the "Spudsfirst", “speaking with thousands of people over the weekend, very interesting conversations, and we are looking forward to what the connections made will bring in the near future”.

“It’s been a fantastic weekend,” agreed Johanne Vallée and Pierrick Her from 'Mondial Art Academy', who represent contemporary artists from around the world. "We were happy to sell art, one priced at € 3000, and have many queries on other works. It was a great success!"

"We've had the pleasure of radio, tv and newspaper attending the opening" said organisers Joëlle Dinnage and her business partner Natal Vallvé. "Press from all around the world attended the event, even from as far as China. And we were happy to see sales happing of art pieces priced at a substantial amount." 

The Dutch AD Newspaper reviewed the fair as to be "one of the most interesting art fairs around" thanks to the fresh concept of engaging with the artist directly in a superb venue with an amazing atmosphere that is buzzing with positive vibes.

Visitors were able to vote for their favourite artist at the event and the winners were announced at the Global Art Awards Ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

Art by 1st Prize winner Zak van Biljon

Art by 1st Prize winner Zak van Biljon

2nd Prize winner Arts Council Latvia

2nd Prize winner Arts Council Latvia

The Global Artist Award Winners RIAF 2016

1st Prize: ZAK VAN BILJON (Switzerland) 
2nd Prize: ARTS COUNCIL LATVIA (Latvia)
3rd Prize: MONDIAL ART ACADEMIA (France)

From the polls and feedback forms the art fair was rated by the visitors with an average 8.5 out of 10 - with several 10/10 given. "That gives us even more fire to impress everyone with the next edition!" - The GAA Team.

With a forthcoming event planned in Spain ‘Barcelona International Art Fair,’ 16-17 December 2016 at another stunning venue: ‘Museu Marítim de Barcelona’. The GAA continue to becoming one of the largest art platforms where collector and artist can connect.

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Next Art Events by GAA:
Barcelona International Art Fair 16-17 December 2016
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Oxford International Art Fair 24-25-26 February 2017
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Tokyo International Art Fair 26-27 May 2017
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Volunteer at the Rotterdam International Art Fair 2016

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Interested in interning or volunteering for an international art fair? Then look no further! Opportunities are available to learn about every aspect of building a fair, including being on-site and working the actual event.

The volunteers receive (upon successful completion): 
- ‘Certificate of Completion Rotterdam Art Fair volunteer Assistant” 2016.
- Official thank you letter signed by the Director of the organisation. 
- Invitation for 2 for the VIP After-Party on Sat 10 September 21uur at Kade 4.
- Free Catalogue Rotterdam International Art Fair 2016
- Free 2 VIP Tickets Fri 9 Sept Champagne Receptie to invite key contacts.

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EXHIBITORS OF THE ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR ANNOUNCED - IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR.

PRESS RELEASE | ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2016

CONTEMPORARY ART at an historic venue creating a very special vibe. How often do you get the chance to admire and have the opportunity to buy street art in a gothic church? The Rotterdam International Art Fair (RIAF) is just like its first edition two years ago taking place at the magnificent Laurenskerk. At the event is a strict-selection of well-known and emerging exhibitors attending in person. The RIAF is in fact one of the few art fairs where in many cases direct contact is between buyer and artist. That makes a purchase not only very personal, it also ensures that the work can often be purchased commission-free . With more than 150 exhibitors from 30 countries, it is a unique opportunity to buy art and investing in contemporary works.  

GLOBAL ART

At the Rotterdam International Art Fair every art lover will be satisfied. According to Natal Vallvé and Joëlle Dinnage, directors of organiser Global Art Agency, there is an interesting mix of artists. Vallvé, "the artists who exhibit their work during the RIAF, transcend the contemporary art world because of their technique, originality and personality. They have something to say and are characterised by their own style. In addition, they are the representative of their culture, which ensures that the fair gives a beautiful picture of contemporary art from around the world. We believe that with this selection of renowned artists offer an interesting palette of contemporary art."

SOUNDING NAMES

A total of 150 exhibitors from 35 represented in 'de Laurenskerk'. A number of international - sounding names SINTEZ, Emanuel Vasco Nunes, Mimi Revencu, Michelle Follett, August Vilella (winner of the Independent Art Fair ), Michael Iam, Miabo Enyadik, Urska Kosir and Thomas Dowdeswell. London Invogue Art Gallery shows works by Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Pure Evil and Shepard Fairey. In addition, there are numerous internationally successful Dutch artists present as Katrien of Hettema, Tiny Kanters, Loes van Delft, Henk Veen, Frank Imschoot, Caroline van der Weide and Ike Smitskamp. Also coming talent get the chance to exhibit. A total of more than 3,000 works on display for sale.

CLASSICAL VS CONTEMPORARY 

The impressive St. Lawrence Church (De Laurenskerk) is a particular background for contemporary art to be exhibited during RIAF. Director Joëlle Dinnage "the Laurens Church is a beautiful place and a work of art in itself. In this way, the art fair more fun to visit, the atmosphere is great. That combined with the selection of art is sublime. A much better location, we could not have wished." Also Frank Migchielsen, Director of the Laurens Church, is delighted with the cultural event. "Modern art in a medieval church with sparkling chandeliers is an exciting combination, even more than I expected. During the previous edition, we were all very proud of the 200 exhibitors from over 34 countries here exhibited at the Art Fair. We therefore have no doubt that it will once again be a great success!"

GLOBAL ART AGENCY

The organisation behind the Rotterdam International Art Fair is Global Art Agency, an international company that organises unique art fairs since 2010 in cities such as Barcelona, Tokyo, Miami, Amsterdam, Vienna and Oxford. The special touch of these events is that there is direct contact between the artist and the potential buyer, which often can purchase commission-free work. This is unique in the art world. The fact that they manage to have so many known artists names on one fair presence to be is according to the directors of Global Art Agency Joëlle Dinnage and Natal Vallvé thanks to a good reputation, having received over 300 success stories to date from visitors, exhibitors and press, applauding the organisation for their achievements.

PROGRAM

In addition to the fair itself the Rotterdam International Art Fair has a program just for the visitors. On Friday 9th September is the VIP Preview during an exclusive evening where visitors will be enjoying a glass of Catalan Cave and can meet the artists and other like-minded art lovers. Saturday 10th September, the exhibition is free of charge and there will be painted live. Also on this day you will find an Art Show and the Global Art Awards Ceremony, during which the favourite artists of the Rotterdam International Art Fair will be rewarded by a jury.
 


OTHER INFORMATION ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR

September 9 VIP Preview: 18:00 - 21:00. Tickets € 10 EUR

September 10 : 11:00 - 18:00. Admission Free

Exposanten van Rotterdam International Art Fair bekend. Indrukwekkende line-up van hedendaagse kunstenaars op internationale kunstbeurs.

PERSBERICHT | ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2016


Hedendaagse kunst op een historische locatie, dat creëert een bijzonder umfeld. Hoe vaak zie je tenslotte street art in een gotische kerk? De Rotterdam International Art Fair (RIAF) vindt net als twee jaar geleden plaats in de statige Laurenskerk. Op de beurs zijn tal van bekende en aanstormende kunstenaars persoonlijk aanwezig. De RIAF is namelijk één van de weinige kunstbeurzen waar in veel gevallen direct contact is tussen koper en kunstenaar. Dat maakt een aankoop niet alleen zeer persoonlijk, het zorgt ook dat de werken vaak commissie-vrij kunnen worden aangeschaft. Met meer dan 150 exposanten uit 30 landen is het een unieke kans om kunst te kopen en te investeren in hedendaagse werken.

Wereldwijde kunst

Op de Rotterdam International Art Fair komt iedere kunstliefhebber aan zijn trekken. Volgens Natal Vallvé en Joëlle Dinnage, directeuren van organisator Global Art Agency, is er een interessante mix van kunstenaars te zien. Vallvé: “de kunstenaars die hun werken tijdens de RIAF tentoon stellen, ontstijgen de hedendaagse kunstwereld vanwege hun techniek, originaliteit en persoonlijkheid. Zij hebben iets te vertellen en kenmerken zich door een eigen stijl. Daarbij zijn ze representatief voor hun eigen cultuur, wat ervoor zorgt dat de fair een mooi beeld geeft van hedendaagse kunst vanuit de hele wereld. Wij geloven dat we met deze selectie van gerenommeerde artiesten een interessant palet van contemporary art bieden.”

Klinkende namen

In totaal zullen 150 exposanten uit 35 vertegenwoordigd zijn in de Laurenskerk. Een aantal klinkende internationale namen zijn SINTEZ, Emanuel Vasco NunesMimi Revencu, Michelle Follett, August Vilella (winnaar The Independent Art Fair), Michael Iam, Miabo Enyadik, Urska Kosir en Thomas Dowdeswell. De Londense InVogue Art Gallery toont werken van Banksy, Mr Brainwash, Pure Evil en Shepard Fairey. Daarnaast zijn er tal van internationaal succesvolle Nederlandse kunstenaars aanwezig zoals Katrien van Hettema, Tiny Kanters, Loes van Delft, Henk Veen, Frank van Imschoot, Caroline van der Weide en Ike Smitskamp. Ook aanstormend talent krijgt de kans om te exposeren. In totaal worden meer dan 3.000 werken tentoongesteld voor de verkoop. 

Klassiek versus hedendaags

De indrukwekkende Sint Laurenskerk vormt een bijzondere achtergrond voor de hedendaagse kunst die tijdens RIAF geëxposeerd wordt. Directeur Joëlle Dinnage: “de Laurenskerk is een prachtige plek en een kunstwerk op zichzelf. Op deze manier is de kunstbeurs nog leuker om te bezoeken, de atmosfeer is geweldig. Dat gecombineerd met de selectie aan kunst is subliem. Een veel betere locatie hadden wij ons niet kunnen wensen.” Ook Frank Migchielsen, directeur van de Laurenskerk, is verguld met het culturele event: “moderne kunst in een middeleeuwse kerk met fonkelende kroonluchters is een spannende combinatie, nog meer dan ik had verwacht. Tijdens de voorgaande editie waren  we al erg trots op de 200 exposanten uit meer dan 34 landen die hier exposeerden op de Art Fair. We hebben dan ook geen twijfel dat het wederom een succes zal worden!” 

Global Art Agency

De organisatie achter de Rotterdam International Art Fair is Global Art Agency, een internationaal bedrijf dat sinds 2010 bijzondere kunstbeurzen organiseert in steden als Barcelona, Tokyo, Miami, Amsterdam, Wenen en Oxford. Het uitgangspunt van deze beurzen is dat er direct contact is tussen de kunstenaar en de potentiële koper, die het werk vaak ook nog commissie-vrij kan aanschaffen. Dit is een unicum in de kunstwereld. Het feit dat ze erin slagen om zoveel kunstenaars van naam op één fair aanwezig te laten zijn is volgens directeuren van Global Art Agency Joëlle Dinnage en Natal Vallvé te danken aan een goede reputatie.

Programma

Naast de beurs zelf heeft de Rotterdam International Art Fair een programma samengesteld voor de bezoekers. Op vrijdag 9 september is de VIP voorbezichtiging tijdens een exclusief avondprogramma waarbij bezoekers onder het genot van een glas Catalaanse Cave de kunstenaars en gelijkgestemde kunstliefhebbers kunnen ontmoeten. Zaterdag 10 september is de beurs gratis toegankelijk en wordt er live geschilderd. Ook vinden een Art Show en de Global Art Awards Ceremony plaats, waarbij de favoriete kunstenaars van de Rotterdam International Art Fair door een vakjury worden beloond. 


Overige informatie over Rotterdam International Art Fair

Datum: 9 en 10 september 2016

9 september VIP voorbezichtiging : 18.00 uur - 21.00 uur. Tickets € 10 EUR

10 september : 11.00 uur - 18.00 uur. Entree Gratis

Website: http://www.artfairrotterdam.com/

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Second edition Rotterdam International Art Fair

SAINT LAURENS CHURCH IS THE DECOR FOR THE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR ON 9TH & 10TH SEPTEMBER 2016

A spectacle of modern and contemporary art in one of the most beautiful churches creating a exquisite atmosphere for the Rotterdam International Art Fair 9 & 10 September 2016 in the Laurens church. 

After the successful 2014 edition organisers are launching its second event in the designated cultural capital of Europe. RIAF is the place to buy contemporary artworks directly from the international exhibitor that has travelled all the way to Rotterdam. Works include photography, paintings, illustrations, sculptures, ceramics and more. The fair focusses on a wide art audience from collectors, dealers, agents, buyers to admirers. With more than 150 exhibitors from over 30 countries the Rotterdam International Art Fair gives a unique opportunity to buy art and invest in contemporary work.

Global Art Agency
The organisation behind the Rotterdam International Art Fair is the Global Art Agency, an international award-winning business that organises large-scale art events in city's such as Barcelona, Tokyo, Miami, Vienna, Amsterdam and Oxford. The concept of these events is that the selling process is directly between the exhibitor and the potential buyer, meaning the artworks can be bought commission-free, a reasonable unique concept in the art world. Furthermore they connect art with art, with their choice of venues (instead of warehouses or sterile exhibition halls) the organisation holds events in the most extraordinary venues such as the Laurens church (the only remnant of the medieval in Rotterdam), Unesco building Gaudí's Casa Batlló in Barcelona, Palace of Schönborn in Vienna, Oxford Victorian listed Oxford Town Hall, De Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam - a true magical experience!

"Our concept is to connect art with art" explains Joëlle Dinnage and Natal Vallvé directors of the Global Art Agency. "There is no better way to view contemporary art from all over the world in a special location with a huge history, complimenting the art on show."

International Talent
At the Rotterdam International Art Fair every art lover will be getting his art fix. Besides some of the best works of international talent such as Liangang Sun (New York), Mimi Revencu (Roemenië), Govind Sirsat (India), Frank Van Imschoot (België), Michelle Follett (Verenigde Staten) en Miabo Enyadike (Zuid-Afrika), there will also be national and local Dutch talent such as; Caroline van der Weide, Reginald Koé, Ike Smitskamp en Lei Olischlager. In total 150 exhibitors from 30 countries will be represented. Exhibitors can still apply online to submit for curation to exhibit at the event. Deadline is end of June 2016. 

Programma
The Rotterdam International Art Fair has put together a fantastic programme for the visitors. On Friday 9th September the exclusive VIP grand opening and Vernissage with Champagne Reception will take place. (Limited tickets are for sale €10 online

On Saturday 10th September the art fair is free to enter and there will be a live painting show. Also on Saturday at 17.00pm there will be the Global Art Awards Ceremony where the visitors can vote for the best artist of the fair. And the winners will be announced by a dedicated jury panel. 

Further informatie about the Rotterdam International Art Fair
Dates : 9th & 10th september 2016

9th September VIP preview night
18.00pm - 21.00pm. Invitations or Tickets € 10 EUR

10th September
11.00am - 18.00pm Free entry
Website : http://www.artfairrotterdam.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/GlobalArtAgency

 

TWEEDE EDITIE ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR

Sint Laurenskerk is decor voor Internationale kunstbeurs op 9 & 10 september 2016

Een spektakel van moderne en hedendaagse kunst in een prachtige omgeving. Op vrijdag 9 en zaterdag 10 september is de Laurenskerk het décor voor de internationale kunstbeurs Rotterdam International Art Fair. Na een succesvolle editie in 2014, strijkt de kunstbeurs voor de tweede keer neer in de Maasstad. RIAF is dé plek om hedendaagse kunstwerken rechtstreeks van de exposant te kopen. Werken variëren van foto's, illustraties, schilderijen en beeldhouwkunst tot aan gepersonaliseerde werken. De beurs richt zich op een breed kunstpubliek van verzamelaars, handelaren, agenten, kopers en bewonderaars. Met meer dan 150 exposanten uit 30 landen is het een unieke kans om kunst te kopen en te investeren in hedendaagse werken.

Global Art Agency
De organisatie achter de Rotterdam International Art Fair is Global Art Agency, een internationaal bedrijf dat sinds 2010 bijzondere kunstbeurzen organiseert in steden als Barcelona, Tokyo, Wenen en Oxford. Het uitgangspunt van deze beurzen is dat er direct contact is tussen de kunstenaar en de potentiële koper. In veel gevallen betekent dit dat de werken commissie-vrij kunnen worden aangeschaft, een redelijk unicum in de kunstwereld!

"Ons concept is om kunst te verbinden met kunst," leggen Joëlle Dinnage en Natal Vallvé directeuren van Global Art Agency uit. "Er is geen betere manier om de hedendaagse kunst uit de hele wereld te laten zien op een bijzonder locatie met een mooie historie."

Internationaal talent
Op de Rotterdam International Art Fair komt elke kunstliefhebber aan zijn trekken. Naast het beste werk van verschillende internationaal gevestigde kunstenaars zoals Liangang Sun (New York), Mimi Revencu (Roemenië), Govind Sirsat (India), Frank Van Imschoot (België), Michelle Follett (Verenigde Staten) en Miabo Enyadike (Zuid-Afrika), is er ook veel werk van aanstormend talent te bewonderen en verschillende Nederlandse kunstenaars, zoals; Caroline van der Weide, Reginald Koé, Ike Smitskamp en Lei Olischlager. In totaal zijn er 150 exposanten uit 30 landen vertegenwoordigd. Exposanten kunnen zich overigens nog inschrijven om deel te nemen aan de beurs. Eind Juni wordt het hele programma bekend gemaakt.

Programma
Naast de beurs zelf heeft de Rotterdam International Art Fair een programma samengesteld voor de bezoekers. Op vrijdag 9 september is de VIP voorbezichtiging tijdens een exclusief avondprogramma waarbij bezoekers de kunstenaars kunnen ontmoeten. Zaterdag 10 september is de beurs gratis toegankelijk en wordt er live geschilderd. Ook vinden er een Art Show en Global Art Awards Ceremony plaats. Waarbij de favoriete kunstenaars van de Rotterdam International Art Fair door een vakjury worden beloond.

Overige informatie over Rotterdam International Art Fair
Datum : 9 en 10 september 2016

9 september VIP voorbezichtiging
18.00 uur - 21.00 uur. Tickets € 10 EUR

10 september
11.00 uur - 18.00 uur. Entree Gratis
Website : http://www.artfairrotterdam.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/GlobalArtAgency

Caroline van der Weide

Caroline van der Weide

Frank van Imschoot

Frank van Imschoot

Rotterdam International Art Fair 2016

ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR.            
9-10 SEPT 2016 LAURENSKERK.

ROTTERDAM, designated Cultural Capital of Europe, is preparing to welcome talented artists from around the world when it hosts the second Rotterdam International Art Fair.

Building on the success of previous edition, the two day art extravaganza, which takes place 9th to 10th September 2016, is a showcase of modern and contemporary art in the beautiful setting of the city’s only remnant of the medieval “De Laurenskerk”. Part of the famous 24 hour Culture program by Rotterdam Festivals is promoted nationwide.

Rotterdam International Art Fair is the place to buy contemporary artworks direct from the exhibitor, such as photographs, illustrations, paintings, sculpture and bespoke crafts. The fair is focused to attract collectors, dealers, agents, buyers, and admirer of art, to enable as much success and sales possible for the exhibitors. With more than 150 exhibitors from 30 countries it's a great opportunity to buy and invest in contemporary works at the inaugural Rotterdam International Art Fair.

The organisers’ entrepreneurial approach give collectors a unique opportunity to buy directly from the artist at an affordable price – and artists the means to bypass the middleman through one-on-one commission-free sales to buyers.

“Our concept is to connect art with art,” explains Joëlle Dinnage and Natal Vallvé directors of organisers The GAA Ltd. “There’s no better way to see contemporary art from around the world than in a venue with personality in a city of culture.”

The Rotterdam International Art Fair is well represented too alongside the best of the international and emerging talent on show. A previous exhibitor ‘Kieran Stiles’ who exhibited at the recent Oxford International Art Fair, also organised by the Global Art Agency, has been extremely impressed by the success.

“For me, being able to meet artists like this personally, see them at work and hear the stories behind their creations is what really makes this event truly special.”

If the success of The GAA Ltd outing is anything to go by, their first Rotterdam International Art Fair event at the Laurenskerk received over 60 testimonials! No doubt the second edition will be yet again another great success, so if you must-have work from your new favourite artist, pencil the dates into your diaries 9th & 10th September 2016.

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LOCATION: De Laurenskerk, Grotekerkplein 27, 3011 GC Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

DATES: Friday 9th September 2016 : 18.00-21.00: Vernissage & Private View. € 10 EUR Saturday 10th September 2016 : 11.00-18.00 Free Entry.

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