ABOUT THE FAIR
NDSM-werf | Amsterdam-Noord
From Thursday 18 until and including Sunday 21 September, the third edition of the yearly art fair for gouaches, aquarelles, charcoal, pen and ink on paper will take place in Amsterdam. Amsterdam Drawing is the place for young talents and for (inter)national established artists to meet and expose. Fifty national and international galleries from eight different countries will participate in Amsterdam Drawing 2014. The location is the same as last year: a temporary pavilion on the NDSM-werf in Amsterdam-Noord.
From the beginning Amsterdam Drawing has been a great success. Visitors are especially charmed and pleased by the dynamic and specific character of the art fair. National and international Press praise the consistent high quality and versatility of the artworks as well as the intimate atmosphere. A very well-known art connoisseur even described the previous editions as ‘a concert for chamber music’. Last year about 5.000 people visited the fair. The defined area of works on paper has a dedicated group of followers around the world. To many artists, paper is a favourite carrier and to a smaller group it is the only carrier. The fact that a drawing, collage, water colour or painting on paper necessarily brings the artist physically closer to the material he or she uses results in an intimate experience for the viewer.
Amsterdam Drawing is not only intended for collectors who are interested in works on paper by young and established artists, it also wants to bring contemporary art on paper to the attention of a wider audience. Works on paper are often less expensive than sculptures, photographs or paintings on canvas, and are mostly smaller in size. As such they are accessible to art buyers who have just started out or who have small homes.
New this year…
My First Drawing, an initiative to help starting (young) collectors. Each participating gallery has been asked to bring an artwork that will cost up to a maximum of € 500.-,. These works will be presented on a large 20 meter long wall directly by the entrance of the art fair.
AD2014 XL organized and housed by Nieuw Dakota, also situated on the NDSM-werf next to VOUS ETES ICI. In this exhibition, 15 galleries of Amsterdam Drawing will present large format works of one of their artists. De ‘smallest’ work of 154 x 156 cm – is by Carel Visser from Rentro Bratting | galerie; de largest work of 300 x 460 cm – is by Peter Feiler from Galerie Ron Mandos.