Work on paper, whether it be pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, gouache or collage, often shows the artist in the most spontaneous and artistically free moment. The directness that is connected with this medium brings artist and viewer closer together. In their intimacy and vulnerability, works on paper thrive well with the exclusive attention they receive at a specialized art fair.
Not only does work on paper have a special character from an artistic point of view, it is often accessible and attractive in terms of format and price. Beginning art lovers might be doing one of their first art purchases here.
At Art on Paper Amsterdam, 35 selected galleries concentrate on work on paper by their artists. The fair takes place in the industrial-monumental Zuiveringshal at the Westergasfabriek.
Zuiveringshal – Westergasfabriek
Pazzanistraat 37 1014 DB Amsterdam
Thursday, 26 September, 5 – 9 pm (Opening night)
Friday, 27 September, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, 28 September, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, 29 September, 11 am – 7 pm
Founded in 2010, LAGE EGAL still regards itself as an experimental Berlin-based laboratory intent on tampering with the prevalent mechanisms of art presentation and mediation in a rather playful way. The emphasis is on curatorial projects that scrutinize and reconsider the stature of exhibitions as such, also as a creative act that repeatedly provides the audience with new ways of viewing art.
LAGE EGAL has set a long-term goal to give artists the opportunity to display their work outside the commercial art market, also as a professional ground for curatorial practice to guest curators. LAGE EGAL also distinguishes itself through its thematic discussions with artist’s books and editions — and accordingly by questioning the original, the copy or reproduction, the duplicate or the series.
Even though the designation ‘artist-run space’ or ‘project space’ as such suggests a local constant, the concept of the non-profit art space(s) LAGE EGAL (“location no matter”) is rather unattached to one specific location. LAGE EGAL is not only a word–play, it also describes exactly the process of a textual and programmatic dynamism and flexibility where the location of the space becomes irrelevant.