The 23rd edition of Art Rotterdam will be a special spring edition. Outside the Van Nelle Factory visitors find seventeen large-scale works and installations, most specially designed for this Art Rotterdam 2022.
Of course, there is plenty to see indoors during this regarded art fair. On a floor space of 10,000 m2 over a hundred leading national and international galleries will show their work during Art Rotterdam 2022. The 23rd edition introduces two valuable innovations. The video section Projections has a completely new format. With Prospects, an initiative by the Mondriaan Fund, a substantial expansion occurs.
On the outside grounds leading galleries and project spaces will present a record number of impressive outdoor works. The Blues by Onno Poiesz and commissioned by Opperclaes welcomes the public. The work is festive, but it’s also a reference to war and pandemics. In other words, the blues that dominate the beginning of 2022.
Tim Wes presents the installation Trauma Triggers Triumph. Wes is a jazz saxophonist, singer, and visual artist from Rotterdam. He shows that the concept of the uomo universale is still relevant today. In Trauma Triggers Triumph he uses film, music, canvas and objects to tell his story and that of many others.
Seduction is a sculpture that is a follow-up to the Evolution sculpture Marjolien Witte made in 2019 for the exhibition Masterly Women at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. By making robust, bold, and strikingly colored geometric constructions, Witte investigates how we as a group or individual claim space and try to bend the world to our will.
More information about all outdoor works at Art Rotterdam 2022 can be found here. Fons Hof, director of Art Rotterdam 2022, says: ”A striking feature of this edition is the high number of socially engaged outdoor presentations.”