13th March 2015
Aaron Price
TEFAF header TEFAF 2015 | FINE ARTS FAIRSalvatore Fergola Moonlight on the Gulf of Pozzuoli

Universally regarded as the world’s leading art fair, TEFAF Maastricht is known for setting the standard of excellence in the art market, making the event one that is truly not to be missed by collectors and museum representatives. Running from March 13th until March 22nd, the fair will present 275 of the world’s leading galleries from 20 countries. The fair prides itself as a continuously evolving showcase for the best works of art currently on the market. Although focusing on some of the traditional areas such as Old Master Paintings and antique works of art, the fair will also host a wide variety of classical modern and contemporary art, photographs and jewellery, along with 20th century design and works on paper.

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JB (Johan) Jongkind – Canal aux environs de Rotterdam Oil On Canvas 33.5 x 46cm Signed lower right ‘Jongkind 1872’

New for to the fair this year, the organisers have changed the entrance hall to TEFAF, as this is the first thing visitors see and experience upon arriving. A completely new design from Tom Postma, which uses the metaphor “Pallace of the Arts” as inspiration, will incorporate the play of light on different textured, transparent and translucent materials. This years TEFAF loan exhibition is entitled Teyler’s Legacy, as a number of important works will come from the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, which is the oldest museum in the Netherlands amd opened to the public in 1784. A selection of 28 drawings ranging from the renaissance to the 21st century will be on show, with highlightsincluding works by Michelangelo and Rembrandt.

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Nam June Paik – Venus Painted aluminium infrastructure, painted satellite dish, 24 Sony 8” colourTV sets, disk player 193 x193 x 48.3 1990

The fair will also launch a new exhibition, Night Fishing, which is a curated show of work by post-modern and contemporary artists looking to compliment the TEFAF Modern section. Sydney Picasso will curate the exhibition, with a focus on sculpture, which will look to re-examine the traditional realms of sculpture. Taking its name from the ancient technique of attracting fish to the surface of the water with a lamp, and in reference to the famous Picasso painting Night Fishing at Antibes, it looks to emphasise the wealth of objects to be found in different sections of the fair. A number of other exhibitions and events will also feature at the fair, including a musical puppet theatre, with melting ice installations, amongst other events. The fair is sure to be eagerly anticipated by art lovers all over the world so is surely one to watch out for.

You can find more details on the fair at; www.tefaf.com

Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre (MECC)
Forum 100
6229 GV Maastricht