|Charl van Ark: Company 1994-2013 (detail)|
The Art Rotterdam fair itself is of manageable size (75 galleries) and has a relaxed atmosphere, a coherent aesthetic (emphasising Dutch minimalist traditions) and doesn’t go in for many ‘wow factor’ signature works – that was left to the city’s buildings and Art Warehouse – one of several patchy satellites, but bigger than the main fair! The moving image was mostly restricted to the separate, but linked, ‘Projections’ fair in a hotel opposite: 19 films shown on cinematic screens with headphones for sound in an concertina arrangement which made very effective use of space. So here are some highlights from Art Rotterdam, two imaginative interventions from the Warehouse, a choice from the significant amount of activity parallel to the fairs, and my impressions from quick trips to Schiedam and The Hague. Throw in a couple of parties, and there’s certainly enough for a busy weekend!
Bettina Buck: Interlude at Rokeby Gallery (
Mitsy Groenendijk at Art Warehouse
Paola Pivi: Tulkus 1880 to 2018 at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art
Jan Maarten Voskuil: 'Pointing Inside' at the Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam
|Bridget Riley: Two Yellows Composition with Cricles 4, 2011|
Images courtesy of relevant galleries and artists and Aatjan Renders (de Jong)