Young Collectors Travel

Do you want to visit Art Basel or Frieze London, two of the most renowned contemporary art fairs in the world, this year? 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. If we can travel safely again, we will visit Basel, Paris and London in the fall of 2021!

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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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Meet the Circle: Charlotte

Charlotte joined Young Collectors Circle in 2018: "During Young Collectors Circle events you always meet new and familiar faces. In addition to these new contacts, you get to see places you have never been before. I had bought art before, but I lacked insight and knowledge. Young Collectors Circle has opened many doors for me: I really had no idea what was underneath the surface!"

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Free masterclass

From Mondriaan to today’s Masterpieces: join us for a mini masterclass ‘Intro Into Art Collecting’.

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Amsterdam gallery tour

Discover the Amsterdam gallery scene together with other art lovers and get to know the gallery owners and artists during this gallery tour.

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Navigating art fairs

Navigating an art fair can feel like an immense task. In this article we share five tips on how to get the most out of your visit.

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10 May

Modern Masterpieces: from James Turrell to Kara Walker

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 suikersculpturen van Kara Walker, de lichtinstallaties van James Turrell en de mortuarium foto’s van Andres Serrano. Je leert meer over het totstandkomen van deze spraakmakende kunstwerken én over de ophef die ontstond over deze meesterwerken. Dit is het tweede deel in de reeks Moderne Meesterwerken, we zullen de komende maanden meerdere delen van deze masterclass-reeks aanbieden, zowel in het Engels als Nederlands.

Deze masterclass is exclusief voor leden van Young Collectors Circle. Ben je nog geen lid maar wil je wel graag deze masterclass bijwonen? Dan kun je hier een ticket kopen om deel te nemen.

afb. James Turrell, Skyspace in MoMA PS1.

16 May

Ballroom Project

Sun 11:00 · Antwerp · Art Fair & Gallery Tour ·

Discover the third edition of Ballroom Project, an innovative art fair in which 20 galleries from the Netherlands and Belgium participate, which takes place during the vibrant Antwerp Art Weekend.

This year Ballroom Project takes place in 'BORGERHUB', the former courthouse of Borgerhout, situated in an impressive mansion. We start the day with a cup of coffee and a guided tour through the exhibition, which doesn't consist of individual stands but is a curated exhibition tailored to this unique building. After the tour we will visit some Antwerp galleries together, including Zeno X and DMW Gallery. After the two-hour program, you can explore the rest of the Antwerp Art Weekend on your own.

Please note: At the moment the event is fully booked, sign up to join the waiting list.

Afb. Joris Vanpoucke bij DMW Gallery.

20 May

Intro into Art Collecting - English

Thu 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 ‘deelnemen’-button below, you will receive a confirmation email with the login and password to participate.

Afb. Piet Mondriaan

21 May

Online Social: Meet the Members

Fri 17:15 · 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!

22 May

Gallery Tours

Sat 13:00 · Amsterdam · Gallery Tour ·

Discover the Amsterdam gallery scene together with other art lovers and get to know the gallery owners and artists during this gallery tour.

During the gallery tour you will discover in small groups the galleries of Amsterdam. We will put together several routes that reflect the diversity of the gallery offerings: From emerging talent to renowned artists, from photography to installation and from modest format to monumental work.

PLEASE NOTE: If due to the corona measures it is not possible to visit the galleries as a group, you will receive a document with different routes that you can take yourself. That way you can still discover the most recent exhibitions in Amsterdam on your own!

26 May

Modern Masterpieces: from Nam June Paik to Sophie Calle

Wed 19:00 · Online · Masterclass ·

Would you like to know more about Nam June Paik's TV Buddha, Hito Steyerl's video installations and the ways in which Félix Gonzalez-Torres uses candies as material?

In this part of the Modern Masterpieces masterclass, you will learn more about the realisation of these high-profile works of art, and about the commotion that surrounded these works of art. Through 10 iconic works of art, you will gain a deeper understanding of modern and contemporary art, while learning more about how and why these masterpieces have become benchmarks in art history. This is the third part in the Modern Masterpieces series, we will offer more parts of this masterclass series in the coming months, both in English and in Dutch.

Masterclasses are exclusively for Young Collectors Circle members. Not a member yet, but interested in joining this masterclass? Buy your ticket for this online class here.

Img. Félix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (Ross in L.A.), 1991.

23 Jun

Studio Visit: Nazif Lopulissa

Wed 19:00 · Rotterdam · Studio Visit ·

Join us for a peak into the creative process of emerging artist Nazif Lopulissa, who will open the doors of his studio exclusively for Young Collectors Circle members.

Nazif Lopulissa is a Dutch artist whose work explores the ordinary. Graduated at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam, Lopulissa started his career in graffiti and street art. His work is playful, bold, colourful and blurs the edge between imagination and reality. He has a fascination for playgrounds because of their inner contradiction between their playful appearance and the strict design rules on which they are built.

Img. Nazif Lopulissa, Oncidium Pusilla (detail), 2020, courtesy: Mini Galerie.

28 Jun

Crash Course Collecting - NL

Mon 19:00 · Online · Crash Course Collecting ·

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

Op maandagavond 21 juni kun je deelnemen aan de digitale editie van de Crash Course Collecting. Tijdens deze exclusieve drie uur durende stoomcursus vol praktische en inhoudelijke informatie leer je onder meer over kunstgeschiedenis, de kunstmarkt, materialen en technieken en het presenteren van kunst in huis.

Wat gaat er behandeld worden?

+Je gaat in razend tempo door de kunstgeschiedenis heen: van de grotschilderingen in Lascaux via Rubens, Monet en Van Gogh naar de moderne kunst met haar pop-art, abstract-expressionisme en het urinoir van Marcel Duchamp - helemaal tot aan het nu, de hedendaagse kunst; 

+Je leert over verschillende materialen en technieken (zoals het verschil tussen olieverf en acryl, wat een gouache nu eigenlijk is, hoe fotografie een kunstvorm werd en over typische kunstvormen van deze tijd, zoals internet- en videokunst); 

+Je komt alles te weten over de primaire en secundaire markt, welke actoren er op de markt zijn en prijzen bepaald worden; 

+Je krijgt handige tips en tricks voor het presenteren van kunst je eigen huis. 


De Crash Course Collecting is onderdeel van het Young Collectors Circle lidmaatschap en vindt plaats via Zoom. Het event is exclusief voor leden die nog niet eerder aan de stoomcursus hebben meegedaan. Meld je nu aan via de deelnemen-button! Je krijgt dan van ons een mail met de inloggegevens.

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