Here’s What’s in Store for the 2024 Edition of TEFAF Maastricht

The fair will also debut a new section devoted to solo artists.

Balthasar van der Ast, A Bouquet of Flowers in a Wan-Li Porcelain Vase (1625). Courtesy of Bijl-Van Urk Masterpaintings, Alkmaar.

Returning for its 37th edition, TEFAF Maastricht will see 270 dealers and gallerists—including 10 first-time participants—hailing from 22 countries this March 9 through 14, 2024. Showcasing an expansive array of fine art, antiques, and design representing 7,000 years of art history, the fair is distinguished not only by the breadth of works shown but the quality, as TEFAF is recognized for its rigorous vetting process offering collectors a singular collecting opportunity.

Germans Ermičs, Sunburst Tall Glass Chair (2021). Photo: Jussi Puikkonen. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Maria Werrergren.

The forthcoming 37th edition of the fair also heralds the debut of an entirely new section, Focus, dedicated to galleries homing in on the work and practice of a single artist or concept. This curated platform will allow viewers to immerse themselves in cohesive presentations, as well as gain deeper insight into each participating gallery’s specialty. Sean Kelly, Ketabi Bourdet, and Mayoral are just some of the galleries that will be welcomed into the TEFAF Focus section.

Speaking of the section’s premier, Head of Fairs Will Korner said, “TEFAF Focus is intended to expand the definition of an art fair, where thought-provoking connections between diverse art forms are brilliantly displayed and appreciated. The selection of galleries and artists for this inaugural section are considered pioneers in their field, which we expect to add an enhanced and gratifying dimension to the TEFAF experience.”

A Roman marble cinerary urn (c.a. 1st cenury A.D.). Courtesy of Piva and C.

Accompanying the new section will be the returning section TEFAF Showcase, underscoring the fair’s continued support and dedication of young and emerging dealers within the international art landscape. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore 10 participating galleries that are between three and 10 years old whose areas of expertise complement that of TEFAF Maastricht.

Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild (456-2) (1980). Courtesy of Galerie von Vertes

Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild (456-2) (1980). Courtesy of Galerie von Vertes

And for both longtime visitors of the fair and newcomers, the breadth and scope of works and pieces on view promises not to disappoint. Old Master paintings, important design, and rare antiques will commingle within the venue, with highlights including everything from a radiant example of Germans Ermičs Sunburst Tall Glass Chair from 2021 to a resplendent 17th century still life by Dutch master Balthasar Van der Ast, and a 1st century Roman marble. Together, TEFAF Maastricht will offer an unparalleled journey through the annals of art history.

Hasui Kawase, Shiba Zôjôji (Zôjôji Temple, Shiba) (1925). Courtesy of Galerie Tanakaya.

TEFAF Maastricht will be held March 9–14, 2024, in the MECC Maastricht.


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