Part of Miami Art Week, Art Miami features several prominent Dutch Galleries in the 2018 edition
From December 4th until 9th, Art Miami will feature Dutch participants Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design, SmithDavidson Gallery, Wanrooij Gallery, and Isabelle van Zeijl at Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Miami Art Week is the sister-fair of CONTEXT Art Miami, which also features four Dutch galleries; both fairs are held at Herald Plaza at the waterfront of the Biscayne Bay. For the full overview of Miami Art Week 2018, go to our overview page.
Art Miami, America’s foremost contemporary and modern art fair, and its sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami will return for their respective 29th and 7th installments at Art Week in Miami, Florida. This year’s fairs will kick-off on Tuesday, December 4th with a private VIP preview evening, before opening to the public on December 5th and continuing through December 9th. The fair is open on these days from 11AM – 8PM.
Art Miami is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami. As a globally recognized art fair of American modern and contemporary art, it is recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th to 21st centuries. Taking place each December during Miami Art Week, Art Miami is a proven destination and serious marketplace for top collectors to acquire important works from the leading international galleries representing emerging and mid-career cutting-edge works of art.
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design is a leading international gallery of contemporary art and collectible design. Based in the Netherlands, Priveekollektie actively works with a range of collectors, represents internationally recognized artists and designers, and provides a platform for up-and-coming talents to showcase their exceptional pieces.
Priveekollektie, translated private collection, indicates the policy and provenance of the gallery. The name transmits the gallery’s mission: to aid collectors in forming their personal collections of art + design. The name further reflects the gallery’s legacy in personal curation and intimate bonds with collectors and artists.
Opened in 2006 by avid Dutch collectors Irving and Miriam van Dijk, the gallery utilizes the founders’ personal approach, expansive knowledge, eye for detail, and unique taste to merge together the two disciplines: art and design. Centralized in Europe, their exceptional exhibitions annually participate in internationally renowned fairs in Geneva, Basel, Miami, London, and New York.
Exhibiting Dutch artists at the Priveekollektie booth are:
With 99 domes, each with their own unique color, made of 100% pure new wool, dyed by hand at the Textielmuseum, and using a unique tufting technique, Luxuria 99 will be presented for the first time in the United States this December. The hand tufted tapestry by Dutch artist uses colors and shapes to enact a deep power of attraction. The dome, as an ancient abstract shape, appeals to our basic need for caressing and tenderness. The vibrant work aims to lure and seduce the beholder, to draw one’s attention to content that confronts each viewer differently. Luxuria can be anything and everywhere.
Reinier Bosch (1980 Groningen, The Netherlands) is a young and upcoming designer inspired by photographic reality both in his native Netherlands and abroad. His works are layered, in the composition and arrangement of materials as well as in the stories they tell. The use of common materials and a reference to everyday life is characteristic of his work.
During a trip through Tibet, he observed spray-painted objects in the streets and their surroundings, both colored by the wind. This formed the starting point for his ‘Pond’ series: both the object and the floor underneath it are colored as if a pot of paint poured over them, integrating the surroundings into the actual piece. Another milestone is the creation of the WHAAM! table, that he designed during trips to Istanbul and Shanghai.
Exhibiting Dutch artists at the SmithDavidson Gallery booth are:
Marie Cécile Thijs is an artist with a distinctive signature. Her portraits are still lifes, and her still lifes become portraits. She is influenced by the old masters in painting, yet her work is clearly contemporary. Stillness is key. Marie Cécile Thijs, originally a lawyer, decided more than fifteen years ago to follow her love for the camera. She specializes in staged photography and created the series White Collar, Food Portraits, Chefs (Cooks), Horses and Human Angels, which are still in progress to this day. She also made many portraits of writers, politicians, designers, and artists. Her work has often been published and exhibited, her photos have repeatedly received international acclaim and are included in the collections of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museum Rotterdam and many public and private art collections. Recently her book ‘Characters’ has been published. She had her first retrospective in Museum Aan Het Vrijthof Maastricht. Her work has also been exhibited at TEFAF 2015.
Willem van Weeghel was born in 1956 in the city of Wageningen, the Netherlands. In Van Weeghel’s work, movement is the central means of expression. He creates changing structures that appear to move in the transitional area between chaos and order, between variability and uniformity, between volatility and consistency. As a reconciliation of opposites. Artwork and technique Van Weeghel’s kinetic objects are characterized by a serial use of T-shaped or lineair elements on a monochrome surface of which the form is generally of less importance than the movement these elements make. The moving elements form and dissolve patterns in a continuous and fluid movement of forms. The seemingly random movements of these objects are controlled by an integrated computer system that control a sophisticated mechanical system, which however is not visible to the spectator.
The artist makes use of advanced and sophisticated technology, which is kept from view and which is only instrumental. Message Identical elements with identical movement options together form constantly changing structures. Like dancers executing a complex choreography. The forms the artist uses merely function as the instruments to make movement visible and, therefore, these are as simple as possible. The coordinated movement of the moving elements creates the complexity. Instrumental in an attempt to comprehend the constant movement in which structures appear and then disappear again. In an attempt to visualize the passage of time. The use of the technical, kinetic art for Van Weeghel is the optically alluring means to a deeper understanding of how to build order out of chaos. Works by Willem van Weeghel are included in various private, public and museum collections.
Dutch exhibiting artists at Wanrooij Gallery’s booth are:
The London-based gallery features Dutch artist Isabelle van Zeijl at its booth. Fine Art Photographer Isabelle van Zeijl explores the aesthetics and technics of the past to re-invent a contemporary artwork in her practice. Boundaries fade as she blends techniques and idiom of the old masters with present-day aesthetics to create striking portraits. By evoking both alienation and recognition, while addressing our collective memory, her photographs seduce the audience. By framing her own appearance within the broader context of the classical canon Van Zeijl explores beauty. Digitally composing her photographs like a painter by using techniques of the past, her work never compromises on authenticity. Even though she is both creator, object, and subject, her fine art photography reaches beyond the genre of self-portraiture, creating a universal woman and a vision of female aesthetics over time. With each portrait, Isabelle gets closer to both her personal truth and an all-embracing meaning of beauty that transcends time and age. Isabelle van Zeijl was shortlisted for the 2017 Young Masters Emerging Woman Prize, for which she was Highly Commended.