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The 27th edition of Art Amsterdam came to an end on 15 May 2011. The Netherlands' largest art fair for contemporary and modern art played host to 133 galleries, including 44 foreign ones. Art Amsterdam 2011 attracted well over 21.000 visitors. The next edition of Art Amsterdam will be held from 9 to 13 May 2012 at Amsterdam RAI.
Aslo presented in this edition some important programs and events, as:
"No Holds Barred" : Gallery owners with ideas for wild, outrageous or spectacular presentations can again let themselves go here. No limits will be set for the presentations, everything is permitted, anything goes., a photo collage, a performance, an installation, a conceptual work, a film, nothing is impossible and everything is allowed as long as it fits within an arena of 25 square metres. An international jury, tis year formed by curator Christiane Rekade, critic Nicolai Strom-Olsen and collector Albert Groot, selected the twelve best proposals hosted at the heart of the art fair;
"Art in Amsterdam" During the fair, the entire city of Amsterdam was involved with special events and shows, with a great number of museums offering a special programme during the fair;
"Young & Collecting" This excellent iniciative devoted to people aged between 17 and 27 (with an "open mind" and a healthy curiosity) allows to learn to look at art under the guidance of a gallery owner, a collector and an artist;
"We Like Art! Lounge" Making the fair affordable, this section presented top-quality art for sale for less than euro 1,500;
"Art Amsterdam virtual": Art Amsterdam is the first art fair in the world where you can be present both physically and virtually. Apart from at the fair itself, exhibitors at Art Amsterdam can offer works of art through a stand on an online fair. Art Amsterdam is cooperating with Open Art Collection here (OAC), an international collectors platform with Jan Hoet in the advisory board. In the meantime, 73 Art Amsterdam 2011 participants have registered for this pilot project. More information in our news section, Openartcollection