Masterclass: How to curate your collection
In this masterclass you will learn how to curate your art collection in your own home.
From art glass to passe-partouts, from a salon set-up to a grid and from white cube to living room: In this 40-minute mini masterclass you will learn everything about curating art in your own home. With specific examples, you will receive practical tips on how to conserve, present and preserve your collection.
Online Masterclasses are exclusively for Young Collectors Circle members.
Masterclass: Modern Masterpieces - Part 1
During this masterclass we will discuss 10 iconic works of modern and contemporary art, all of which have become a benchmark in art history.
Learn more about the Anish Kapoor’s patented vantablack , the shocking performances of Marina Abramovic and the activist art of Ai Weiwei. We will dive deeper into the extravagant diamond skull by Damien Hirst and discuss who really created the first work of modern art. You will learn more about the creation of these controversial artworks and about the fuss that arose over these masterpieces.
*This is the first part in the series about Modern Masterpieces, in the coming months we will offer several parts of this masterclass series, both in English and Dutch.
Img. Yayoi Kusama
Guest Masterclass: How to collect design?
Collectible design, functional art, design-art: what is it exactly and how do you start collecting it? This Masterclass guides you into the world of collectible design and explains you when design becomes an item to collect, what do you need to know, to what you should pay attention to and how it differs from collecting contemporary art.
This masterclass is hosted by Liv Vaisberg, co-founder and co-owner of COLLECTIBLE, a one of a kind platform for the showcase and discovery of the best in collectible design today. The 4th edition of COLLECTIBLE will take place at the Vanderborght Building in Brussels from 27 to 30 May 2021.
Img. Elissa Lacoste, Cursieve tekstCoffee Table, Everyday Gallery, 2019.
Studio Visit: Anouk Griffioen
On Saturday 6 February artist Anouk Griffioen invites members of Young Collectors Circle for an online studio visit.
Anouk Griffioen brings together different landscapes and subjects in her monumental charcoal drawings. She creates a world in which the viewer can step into or even disappear into. In her work Griffioen deals with the conflict between man and nature, city and landscape. The continuous growth of cities puts the quality of life under pressure. By giving the vegetation a place again in the built-up world, she appeals to our deep-seated longing for nature. It is the place to leave the beaten track and come to new insights. Sporadically a human-like shadow is visible that seems to dissolve into the background. Pronounced human figures are avoided in her work. It seems hard to believe that the enormous works are charcoal drawings.
Anouk about her work:
''When I've been in the studio long enough it seems as if my brain has suddenly forgotten how perceiving the color green works. Tribes and straws grow up through the walls. The forest just doesn't reach the ceiling. The drawn branches are deep black; the leaves dark gray; the side veins of the same leaves so light gray that they only become visible when my nose almost touches the paper. Different flowering periods and seasons I mix with each other. Especially the space between flowers and leaves and the emptiness between visible and tangible entities play an important role in my drawings. Emptiness and absence therefore have meaning. They function as a pause''.
Fig. Anouk Griffin, La Paille (detail).
Intro into Art Collecting - English
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: from Mondriaan to today’s Masterpieces.
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 ‘deelnemen’-button below, you will receive a confirmation email with the login and password to participate.
Afb. Piet Mondriaan
On Thursday evening 18 February you will learn all the ins and outs of collecting photography.
How did photography develop into an art form? From the very first photograph via street photography to the position of photography as a contemporary art form: in 45 minutes you'll learn more about this medium. In addition to history and current developments, you will also learn about the various forms and techniques, how editions and editions work and how best to present and preserve photographs at home.
Img. Ed van der Elsken
Gallery Tours Rotterdam
On Saturday, February 20, we will take you on a Gallery Tour of the exciting Rotterdam art scene.
During the gallery tours you will discover the Rotterdam gallery scene through four different routes, in small groups. We will put together different routes for you, reflecting the diversity of the exhibitions on show at the galleries : From up-and-coming talent to renowned artists, from photography to installation and from small size to monumental work.
PLEASE NOTE: Should it not be possible to visit the galleries as a group due to the corona-measures, you will receive a document from us with different routes you can take yourself. This way you can discover the most recent exhibitions in Rotterdam on your own.
As a starting collector you may encounter a lot of questions regarding the management and preservation of your collection. You can sign up for an appointment with our live helpdesk to ask any questions regarding your collection !
We are happy to answer your questions about collecting. If we don't know the answer, we'll link you to the right experts.
So you can contact us if you have a question about, for example:
1) KunstKoop Regeling
2) Arrangements around VAT or import duties
3)Framing your work
4) Preserving or restoring it
5) Registering your collection
6) Valuing works of art
7) Insurance for your collection
Especially in these challenging times you can make a difference as a collector: artists and galleries need your support more than ever! This means that we also like to offer you extra service in the form of, among other things:
1) Request available work and pricelists of artists you are interested in.
2) Making direct contact with galleries or artists without galleries
As an independent party, we do not provide concrete purchasing advice: if you need an art advisor, we will be happy to link you to a suitable advisor.
Sign up for the helpdesk via the 'join'-button and we will send you information and a timeslot for a (video)call.
Intro Into Art Collecting
Please note this event is in Dutch. If you are interested in attending, please click ‘More info’ to find all details in Dutch.
In deze mini masterclass 'Intro into Art Collecting' nemen we je mee naar het hoe en waarom van kunstkopen, aan de hand van concrete voorbeelden: van Mondriaan tot de Meesterwerken van nu. En kun je kunstverzamelen als je geen vette bankrekening hebt? Is het erg als je geen kennis hebt van kunstgeschiedenis?
We gaan dieper in op de neurologische reden waarom we van mooie plaatjes houden en lichten toe waarom hedendaagse kunst ons anders naar de wereld laat kijken. Deze mini masterclass bieden we tweewekelijks aan, afwisselend in het Nederlands en in het Engels.
Deze mini masterclass is speciaal voor niet-leden en duurt 30 minuten. Na aanmelding via de 'deelnemen' knop ontvang je van ons een bevestigingsmail met de inlogcode en het wachtwoord om deel te nemen.
Afb. Kehinde Wiley
Masterclass: Modern Masterpieces - part two
During this masterclass we will dive deeper intro 10 iconic works of art to provide you more insight into modern and contemporary art
Learn more about Kara Walker’s sugar sculptures, the immersive light installations by James Turrell and shocking photography by Andres Serrano. You will learn more about the creation of these controversial artworks and about the fuss that arose over these masterpieces. This is the second part in this series about Modern Masterpieces, in the coming months we will offer several parts of this masterclass series, both in English and Dutch.
fig. James Turrell, Skyspace in MoMA PS1.
Crash Course Collecting (ENG)
On Wednesday March 24 we host a digital Crash Course Collecting, in English. During this Crash Course Collecting (members only), you'll learn everything you need to know about art history, the art market, different types of artworks and how to curate art in your home.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A rapid journey through the history of art: from the cave paintings in Lascaux via Rubens, Monet and Van Gogh to modern art with its pop art, abstract expressionism and Marcel Duchamp's porcelain urinal - all the way to the present: contemporary art;
You will learn about different materials and techniques (such as the difference between oil paint and acrylic, what a gouache actually is, how photography became an art form and about typical art forms of our time, such as internet and video art);
You will learn all about the primary and secondary markets, which players are crucial to the market and how prices are set for artworks in both the gallery and at an auction;
Useful tips and tricks for presenting art in your own home.
The Crash Course Collecting is part of the Young Collectors Circle membership. The event is exclusively for members who have not previously participated in the crash course. When you register, we will send you an e-mail with instructions on how to join via Zoom. Are you a member and have you not previously participated in the crash course? Sign up now via the ‘join’ button!