Young Collectors Festival

On Saturday October 9th, the third edition of the Young Collectors Circle festival will take place, with the theme: Art is for everyone! Discover artworks from Utrecht's collections together with other art lovers and join masterclasses and studio visits to learn everything you need to know about looking at and buying art. More information and routes will be announced soon!

Did you have to miss the first (Fresh Talent) and/or second edition (Art is Everywhere) of the festival? We made online studio visits to Satijn Panyigay, Jaya Pelupessy, Caz Egelie, Cecilia Rebergen and Eva Spierenburg, especially for those that stayed at home.

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Do you want to immerse yourself in the art world?

Art complicated or just for the happy few? Not at all! Young Collectors Circle membership brings you behind the scenes of the art world and opens doors that usually remain closed. Throughout the year, we present a wide range of exclusive online and offline events for our global community of art lovers. Become a member today and enjoy all our events for only €10 a month!

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Young Collectors Travel

Do you want to visit the world renowned art fair Art Basel, or see the extraordinary private collection of François-Henri Pinault - husband of Salma Hayek and owner of Gucci and Christie's- in Paris? During our three-day trips, you'll discover the local art scene through visits to fairs, galleries, studios, collections and museums.

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Visit photography fair Unseen with Young Collectors Circle! We organise free tours for non-members, every hour on the hour (Fri-Sun, 11AM-5PM). Sign up at the fair!

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22 Sep

Artist Talk & Tour: Philip Vermeulen bij W139

Wed 18:00 · Amsterdam · Artist Talk & Tour ·

Installation artist Philip Vermeulen is known for the ways in which he manipulates physical phenomena such as light, sound and movement. This gives rise to what he himself calls 'hypersculptures': kinetic sculptures that move so quickly that their physical properties seem to transform before your eyes. During our visit to W139, the artist will give an artist talk at his solo exhibition.

In his latest physical experience in W139, Philip Vermeulen bends white light into thousands of pieces of colour. In doing that, he tries to make you part of a new dynamic between man and machine. His work has previously been shown in the Stedelijk, Into the Great Wide Open and Berghain. In 2020 he was nominated for the Volkskrant Visual Art Prize and his installation More Moiré² was nominated for a Golden Calf in the Best Interactive 2020 category.

Img. Philip Vermeulen

23 Sep

Masterclass: Street Art

Thu 19:30 · Online · masterclass ·

From the first tags by Cornbread to the unique position of artists like JR and Banksy today, during this masterclass you will learn everything you need to know about street art!

Learn all about the origins of this art form, discover who the founders were and where you can spot today's leading street art. We will also discuss collecting street art and how to determine its value and market position. Finally, we focus on the relationship between street art and activism and the role of this art form in public space.

afb. Banksy

23 Sep

Social: Valentina Gal at Unfair

Thu 17:00 · Amsterdam · Social & Artist Talk ·

In the middle of Amsterdam’s Westerpark, Unfair has build a brand-new temporary museum amid the greenery. In this pop-up art space artist Valentina Gal will tell you all about her work that is on display.

We start with a welcome by the directors of Unfair, who will tell us more about this special project. Afterward Valentina Gal will show us around her exhibition and tell us about her creative process and recurring themes in her work. We conclude with informal drinks where you can get to know the other participants and the artist better.

Unfair’s Temporary Museums are artist-centered, inviting makers to take a central position in the art community and tell their own stories. This means Unfair presents solo-exhibitions, curated by the artist, where you can discover new works and buy them directly from the maker. Connecting you, whether you are a passer-by, art professional or collector, with up and coming contemporary artists in an inviting and up close and personal manner.

Img. Valentina Gal (detail)

24 Sep

Art Basel

Fri 17:00 · Basel · Travel ·

What's hot and what's hotter? You will find out at the art fairs Art Basel, LISTE, June and Photo Basel. In addition to the fairs we will visit a private collection and host a dinner and cocktail hour where you will get to know your travel companions.

For many collectors, a visit to the leading art fairs Art Basel and LISTE is a regular occurrence. At Art Basel you will find the top of the international art world, where in addition to work by more than 4,000 artists there is also room for large-scale museum installations. LISTE takes place at the same time as Art Basel: the fair that provides a platform for new talent. During this trip you will also visit the spectacular Fondation Beyeler museum and a special private collection. Cocktails and a dinner are included!

Would you like to register for this trip, or read more about the program, conditions and costs? Check here for all information.

Img. Art Basel 2019

1 Oct


Fri 15:00 · Parijs · Travel ·

Discover the Parisian art scene through gallery tours, the impressive Pinault Collection and visit the unique, one-off artwork 'L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped' by the recently deceased artist Christo.

A true art lover cannot miss this unique opportunity: wrapping artist Christo's temporary artwork 'L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped' in Paris. In addition to visiting this grand artwork, we will take you to the recently opened collection of top collector François Pinault in the 18th century French monument Bourse de Commerce and lead you around the vibrant gallery scene in Paris. Cocktails and a dinner are included!

Would you like to register for this trip, or read more about the program, conditions and costs? Click here for all information.

7 Oct

Social: SBK Sprouts

Thu 18:00 · Amsterdam · Social ·

Discover new talent and get to know other members of Young Collectors Circle better during this Social. While enjoying a snack and a drink you can listen to artist talks by emerging artists and expand your network by connecting with other art lovers.

At SBK Amsterdam and Loods 6, the seventh edition of the group exhibition SBK Sprouts Young Talents will take place, with new work by the 'best graduates' of the Dutch art academies in 2021. In one exhibition and under one roof you will see the best talents from hundreds of 'graduates' of the 11 leading Dutch art academies together. This year, the emphasis in the work of this batch of artists is on their own authenticity. They are not afraid to explore traditional views, culture, sexuality, political power and abuse and confront the public with stereotypes and prejudices. During the evening, between 18 and 21h, there will be talks by, among others, Tian Teng, Angel Rose Oedit Doebé and Michael Deekman.

Afb. Tian Teng

13 Oct

Online Social: Meet the Members

Wed 19:00 · Online · Social ·

Curious about the other members of Young Collectors Circle? During this online catch-up session, we meet in a casual online setting, while you get a chance to see the art that other members hung on their walls.

You are cordially invited to introduce yourself on the basis of your favourite work of art: what about it appealed to you and why did you end up buying it? Perhaps you might reveal an interesting story about it? Feel free to share anything with us: whether it was a purchase that cleared your savings account or the opposite, like a strategic bargain at an auction. Do you prefer to just watch in the background? Of course, sharing is optional. Just register, pour your favourite drink and get inspired!

18 Oct

Modern Masterpieces: from Mark Rothko to Jean-Michel Basquiat

Mon 19:00 · Online · Masterclass

Please note this event is in Dutch. If you are interested in attending, please click ‘More info’ to find all details in Dutch.

Aan de hand van 10 iconische kunstwerken krijg je meer inzicht in moderne en hedendaagse kunst. Je leert meer over hoe en waarom deze meesterwerken een ijkpunt in de kunstgeschiedenis zijn geworden.

Leer meer over o.a. de abstracte schilderijen van Mark Rothko, de krachtige foto’s van Gordon Parks en de rake one-liners van Jenny Holzer. Je leert meer over het totstandkomen van deze spraakmakende kunstwerken én over de ophef die ontstond over deze meesterwerken. Dit is het vierde deel in de reeks Moderne Meesterwerken, we zullen de komende maanden meerdere delen van deze masterclass-reeks aanbieden, zowel in het Engels als Nederlands.

Img. Jean-Michel Basquiat

20 Oct

Intro Into Art Collecting

Wed 19:00 · Online · Masterclass · ·

From Mondriaan to today’s Masterpieces: join us for a mini masterclass ‘Intro Into Art Collecting’, designed specifically for non-members. We will discuss the why and how of art collecting, providing concrete examples.

Can you collect art without an overflowing bank account? Does it matter if you don’t know anything about art history? We will delve deeper into the neurological reason why we love pretty pictures and explain why contemporary art can make us view the world in a different light.

This mini masterclass is for non-members and lasts approximately 30 minutes. After signing up via the ‘join’-button below, you will receive a confirmation email with the login and password to participate.

Afb. Piet Mondriaan

11 Nov

Young Collectors Weekend

Thu 17:00 · Amsterdam · Festival ·

During the first edition of the Young Collectors Weekend, you can discover the Amsterdam art scene in a new way. Sign up for speed dates with experienced collectors, go on a studio tour throughout the city, join us for an arty wine tasting and have a look behind the doors of several private collections.

During this four-day festival daily gallery tours will depart from our festival centre in the Hazenstraat, where a special (sales) exhibition, curated by our members, is on view. More information on the program and how to join will follow in mid-September.

Afb. Saffron Pape photography.

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