amsterdam: amsterdam drawing

© gallery side 2, tokyo / artist: peter macdonald - family fire

after last year's successful launch edition with eighteen prominent galleries and over 3,000 visitors, the amsterdam drawing art fair arrives back in town on sep 19-22. the event focuses on a niche section of the art market, and is exclusively dedicated to contemporary paintings, collages and drawings on paper. works on paper in visual arts have a dedicated group of followers from around the planet. to many artists, paper is the preferred carrier of their art and to an even smaller group it's even the only carrier. a drawing, collage, water colour or painting on paper brings the artist physically closer to the material he or she uses, which results in an intimate experience for the viewer. amsterdam drawing not only aims to lure collectors but also seeks wider exposure for contemporary art on paper. this edition sees an increased number of 40 galleries from the netherlands and abroad presenting their very best at a temporary, purpose-built pavilion on the premises of the former ndsm wharf. participating galleries include slewe gallery [amsterdam], galerie jean brolly [paris], galerie fons welters [amsterdam], galerie tatjana pieters [ghent] and gallery side 2 [tokyo]. location: tt. neveritaweg 6 [amsterdam noord].

© koen taselaar - wunderbar / furchtbar