Yesterday we went to the opening of Art Rotterdam in the wonderful Van Nelle factory. The place was over crowded but we still managed to see some interesting works. We will visit this art fair again later this week to have a better look, it really seemed worth a second visit. Tip of the week: if you are near Rotterdam in the Netherlands you should go there!
The Van Nelle factory is an industrial montument, initially designed by Michiel Brinkman, after his sudden death Jan Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt finished it around 1930. This building is an icon of the Dutch “Nieuwe Bouwen” movement, or as we say in German the “Neue Sachlichkeit” The Van Nelle building was a factory for coffee, tea and tobacco, nowadays it houses companies and hosts events. The building and it’s surrounding alone are worth the visit to the Art Rotterdam Fair. (image Van Nelle factory via archined)
From 6 to 9 February 2014, this international art fair Art Rotterdam has 114 participating galleries, half of them are from abroad