A New Art Fair
Wim van Krimpen, former director of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague and the Kunsthal Rotterdam, as well as the founder of the KunstRAI in 1984, thought it was about time for a new art fair: "With the reopening of the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam has regained its position as the cultural heart of the Netherlands. What Amsterdam now needs is a fair where quality in an international setting is key and where both, the experienced art connoisseur and the fledgling collector feel at home and make unique discoveries”.
The Amsterdam Art Fair will take place from May 27th until and including May 31st 2015 in the Kunsthal Citroën, located in the former Citroën garage at the Stadionplein in Amsterdam. Invited by Wim van Krimpen and Francis Boeske, gallery owner and co-organizer, a varied selection of 30 galleries will participate in this first edition; proudly representing the best of the Dutch contemporary art market.
Amsterdam and Art
After speaking with gallery owners and art lovers Van Krimpen thought the time ripe for a new Amsterdam art fair with its own qualifications: "I want people to be touched by what they see. In a city like Amsterdam, with so many great galleries and prominent art museums and in a moment when a growing number of people are visiting art fairs, the Amsterdam Art Fair can not and should not be missed".