Helen Dowling, I love your language, it is very lyrical, it is very beautiful and I try very hard to learn. You don’t know what I mean, but I’m tired and hope that you will see me, see this spirit, in another sphere, in another plane, 2016 HD video, 8’

LOOP Barcelona – AKINCI, tegenboschvanvreden and Martin van Zomeren

From 2 until 4 June, the international art fair LOOP is taking place in Barcelona, a fair focussing exclusively on contemporary video art. A number of Dutch galleries received a Grant Participation International Art Fairs from the Mondriaan Fund to show on the fair work of artists based in the Netherlands. These galleries are: AKINCI with work of Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács; tegenboschvanvreden with Helen Dowling; and Martin van Zomeren with Janis Rafa.

Galleries and international art fairs can apply for the grant program Participation International Art Fairs to exhibit work by living Dutch artists at renowned international fairs. They may also apply for the production of new work by Dutch artists in a separate section of an art fair. The grant is intended to contribute to booth rental or, where there is a separate exhibition at the fair, as a contribution to the presentation and/or production costs. The aim of this grant program is to help strengthen the international position of contemporary art from the Netherlands.

On the advice of an expert committee, the Mondriaan Fund has drawn up a list of art fairs with international allure. If a gallery is eligible to take part in one of these fairs and exhibits existing work in a booth, the application is approved immediately as long as this fulfils the other conditions.

These fairs are: Art Basel (Basel), Art Basel (Miami), Art Basel (Hong Kong), Liste (Basel), Frieze Art Fair (London) Frieze Art Fair (New York), ARCO (Madrid), LOOP (Barcelona), abc (Berlin), ARTBO (Bogotá), The Independent (New York), The Independent (Brussels), The Armory Show (New York), FIAC (Paris), Paris Photo (Paris), Artissima (Turin), ZONA MACO (Mexico Stad), Art Cologne (Cologne), Art Brussels (Brussels). This list of art fairs is reviewed every 2 years to respond to the current situation.

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