Must-See Art Guide: The Netherlands (While You Are Visiting TEFAF)
This week's guide includes Henri Matisse, Armando, Anthony Goicolea, and more.
March is, without a doubt, one of the busiest months of the year in terms of art fairs; it’s like the holiday season for art lovers! After all the hustle and bustle in New York City around Armory week, it’s time for Maastricht to be in the spotlight! TEFAF Maastricht, considered one of the world’s leading art fairs, features artworks from 275 galleries from 20 countries.
Another vibrant city to satisfy your art appetite in the Netherlands is Amsterdam. The Dutch capital has a lot to offer, starting with the Annet Gelink Gallery, which is showing Polaroids by cinematographer Robby Müller. You can also visit the Rize Gallery to discover artworks by Christian Vallée, best known under the name Kriki, and founder of the group of painters Nuklé-Art and the punk band Les Envahisseurs. Awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in 1997, the multimedia artist Anthony Goicolea is presenting drawings integrated into an installation in his third solo exhibition held at the Ron Mandos Gallery. In addition, the highly anticipated Henri Matisse show will start at the end of the month at the Stedelijk Museum, the first major survey of works by the Modern artist in the Netherlands in over 60 years. For those you who prefer group exhibitions, enter into the world of Jānis Avotiņš, the Latvian painter whose photorealistic images gained him international acclaim, and who is sharing an exhibition with Adrián Melis at the Akinci gallery.
If TEFAF allows you some free time and you want to get off the beaten track, stop by the Hague, where Galerie West is displaying the latest project by New Zealand collective et al., which studies systems of surveillance, land rights, and the extents of public domain. There is also Otterlo, a small village located in the province of Gelderland, which hosts the Kröller-Müller museum, and features a selection of unique artworks by Dutch postwar artist Armando.
In March, art will be celebrated in the Netherlands, and you will definitely want to be a part of it!
Exhibition: “Faith by proxy. Frank Ammerlaan”
When: January 14–March 14, 2015
Where: Upstream Gallery, Van Ostadestraat 294, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Exhibition: “Anthony Goicolea: Here and Elsewhere”
When: February 21–March 21, 2015
Where: Galerie Ron Mandos, Prinsengracht 282, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
When: November 15, 2014–March 22, 2015
Where: The Kröller-Müller Museum, Houtkampweg 6, Otterlo, the Netherlands
Exhibition: “Robby Müller: Color & Motion”
When: November 27, 2014–March 22, 2015
Where: Annet Gelink Gallery, Laurierstraat 187-189, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
When: February 22–March 22, 2015
Where: Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Herderstraat 6, The Hague, the Netherlands
When: January 18–March 25, 2015
Where: Galerie Marzee, Lage Markt 3, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Exhibition: “Kriki: Ritual”
When: March 8–March 31, 2015
Where: Rize Gallery, Van Baerlestraat 6, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Exhibition: “Does Not Equal”
When: March 13–April 12, 2015
Where: W139, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Exhibition: “Sarah Maple”
When: March 14–April 18, 2015
Where: Kochxbos Gallery Amsterdam, Eerste Anjeliersdwasstraat 36, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
When: March 14–April 18, 2015
Where: Akinci, Lijnbaansgracht 317, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Exhibition: “Office Paintings: an exhibition by Bryan Zanisnik”
When: March 20–April 19, 2015
Where: 1646, Boekhorststraat 125, The Hague, the Netherlands
Exhibition: “ET AL. FOR THE COMMON GOOD”
When: March 14–April 25, 2015
Where: West, Groenewegje 136, The Hague, the Netherlands
Exhibition: “The Oasis of Matisse”
When: March 27–August 16, 2015
Where: Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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