Kunstvlaai 2010

Art Fair for new flavours in art

15 أيار / مايو 2010
23 أيار / مايو 2010

It all started in 1997.

Besides from the KunstRai, where you can find a yearly overview of commercial galleries, the Sandberg Institute wanted to create an art fair showing other kinds of art i.e. non established art. The KunstRai did not approve of this idea, prohibiting the initial title ‘Not the KunstRai’ which thus instead became, ‘Niet de Kunstvlaai’ – ‘Not the Art Pie’, taking its place not in the Rai but in the Westergasfabriek.


KunstVlaai logo - source

Here artist initiatives from the Netherlands were invited to represent themselves with their best work. At the same time postgraduate studies similar to the Sandberg Institute joined in. This collaboration resulted in a lively, well attended art fair showing upcoming art; art not yet institutionalized, art looking for new ways. According to the response from the public and press, ‘Niet de Kunstvlaai’ was an unexpected success. It functioned as a spontaneous market: exhibiting artists were introduced to other initiatives and as a result could exhibit their work throughout the country. This enabled relatively isolated artist initiatives to gain more attention.

The opening of de Kunstvlaai 2010 will be at 15th of May at 1600 hrs at de Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.

You can find the full program on the website