Art in Redlight Fair #10, Amsterdam

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Due to late coming i couldn’t see everything i wanted to see, but well, here are some impressions. The monumental former stock market building by Berlage in Amsterdam is a majestic venue for an art fair. Art in Redlight is an artists’ fair and not one for galleries, although some galleries are represented. There are installations, sculptures, pictures and anything in between.

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Installations like Liqui Flux by Dirk van Lieshout and Klara Adam, based on a performance;

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or this one by Beerenberg (Mark Beerens and Dimitri Jagtenberg),

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this installation by New Sculpture Department ( NSD, a co-operation of Lorenzo Quintanilla and Kees Boevé and others) which also gives sounds every few minutes,

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this very introspective installation by Fabrizio Romano Battistoni and

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the smaller installations by Airco Caravan, like this mattress referring to a place in New York where a murder was committed (there a two more of them in other places at the fair).

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And here Airco Caravan is explaining her Art of What project (which i discussed here in Dutch on the Villa La Repubblica blog).

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The building is an exceptionally good place to show more monumental work like this big sculpture by Pim Palsgraaf,

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while Setareh Maghsoudi (a recent graduate from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy) had to cram the paper architecture of her Mobile Mosque (MoMo) into her stand, which in itself had a charm of its own.

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Annegret Kellner’s quivering tree was doing well in its corner while in the central

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foyer there is this vast work by Bilal Chahal on show.

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There are works by more than seventy artists on show in the stands, sometimes two artists combine their works like Eun Young Lee (photo works) and Carel Lanters (sculpture).

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Yolanda Esther Bürgi and Naoki Fuku even co-operated in a project called Drift Thoughts in which they produced more or less subversive work.

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Artists meet each other: here Jakob de Jonge (front) is talking to Mark Beerens (back) in the stand showing De Jonge’s (right) and Lisette Frimannslund’s works (left; Frimannslund graduated this year and her works were shown on this blog and discussed in Dutch on the Villa La Repubblica blog)

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Leonard van de Ven shows new work, both paintings and

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surprising photographic works (left) in a stand together with Wouter Willebrands (right).

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As i said, i didn’t have enough time to see everything and probably i only saw the most obvious, even if it were a kid picking its nose – by Eleonora Volpi, a recent Gerrit Rietveld Academy graduate –, or a junk raven by Robert Roelink. But you can take your time to see everything in between Christmas and New Years Eve. Do!

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[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

Bertus Pieters

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