The Mondriaan Fund organizes the ‘Prospects’ exhibition each year to give the visibility of starting artists an extra boost. Due to the proximity of Art Rotterdam, art professionals and collectors, but also a wide group of interested parties, have the opportunity to become acquainted with the work of these promising artists.
The exhibition is also an excellent opportunity to show what has been achieved in part thanks to a contribution from the Mondriaan Fund. An Artist Start contribution is intended for starting artists who have been working professionally for a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 4 years. The contribution can be used for anything related to the development of work and art practice, such as research, material, equipment and projects at home or abroad.
Starting and emerging artists will show their work in the Distribution Center of the Van Nelle factory. The range varies from photography to carpets, from video to paintings, and from performances to sculptures.
The exhibition is curated by Johan Gustavsson in collaboration with junior curator Louise Bjeldbak Henriksen. Gustavsson is co-director at 1646, The Hague; board member of Page Not Found and teacher at the KABK. Bjeldbak Henriksen is freelance curator and researcher. She is working on several projects amongst others with the Kunstmuseum Den Haag and KABK.