Stijn Huijts curator Prospects & Concepts 2017

Prospects & Concepts 2016 - Mondriaan Fonds toont talent. Art Rotterdam. Foto: Mark Niedermann Prospects & Concepts 2016 - Mondriaan Fonds toont talent. Art Rotterdam. Foto: Mark Niedermann

In February 2017, the Mondriaan Fund organizes the fifth edition of the annual exhibition Prospects & Concepts during the international art fair Art Rotterdam at the Van Nelle Fabriek. The exhibition presents work by over sixty visual artists who received a Talent Development Grant in 2015 in order to start their careers. For this edition, the Mondriaan Fund invited Stijn Huijts to curate the exhibition. Huijts is the artistic director of the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, where he established the experimental exhibition series Beating Around the Bush and solo exhibitions of Navid Nuur and Grayson Perry. Previously, he curated many exhibitons with contemporary artists, being the director of SCHUNCK* in Heerlen and De Domijnen in Sittard.

The Mondriaan Fund organizes the exhibition Prospects & Concepts every year in order to boost the visibility of emerging artists. With Art Rotterdam just around the corner, art professionals and collectors, but also a broad number of interested individuals have the opportunity to become acquainted with the work of these promising artists. Moreover, the exhibition is a perfect opportunity to present the work produced thanks, in part, to a contribution from the Mondriaan Fund.

Dutch visual artists can apply for the Mondriaan Fund Talent Development Grant for Emerging Artists up to four years after graduating from an art academy or a comparable educational institute. The funding can be spent on all aspects associated with the realisation of new work, such as research, materials, and projects both in the Netherlands and abroad.

In accordance with previous years, the exhibition design of Prospects & Concepts 2017 is done by Tom Postma Design and the graphic design by Team Thursday.

Prospects & Concepts – Mondriaan Fund shows talent
Location: Van Nelle Fabriek, Van Nelleweg 1, Rotterdam
8 until 12 February 2017