Amsterdam Drawing

19 - 22 September 2013

jan knap drawingAmsterdam Drawing 2013, taking place from Wednesday 19 September until and including Sunday 22 September, is the second edition of a yearly art fair for original works on paper. Location is the so-called NDSM-area in Amsterdam-North, where an especially build, temporary pavilion of approximately 1.200 square meters will house the fair. Amsterdam Drawing is being organised by Francis Boeske and Hans Gieles, owners of VOUS ETES ICI Gallery, also located on the NDSM-wharf.

Appealing and affordable works

To a lot of artists, paper is a favourite carrier and to a smaller group it is the only carrier. The fact that a drawing, collage, watercolour or painting on paper necessarily brings the artist physically closer to the material he or she uses, results in an intimate experience for the viewer. The defined area of works on paper in visual arts has a dedicated group of followers around the world, and many museums have collections and exhibition spaces dedicated to works on paper. The general audience interested in drawings and paintings on paper has grown considerably over the years. Amsterdam Drawing is not only intended for collectors who are interested in works on paper by young and established artists, it also wants to bring contemporary art on paper to the attention of this wider audience. Works on paper are often less expensive than sculptures, photographs or paintings on canvas, and are mostly smaller in size. As such they are accessible to art buyers who have just started out or who have small homes.

Amsterdam Drawing 2012: an examplary start

Peter McDonaldAmsterdam Drawing 2013 follows the first and very succesful 2012 edition. In the week of the re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum, eighteen prominent Amsterdam galleries showed a wide and international selection of contemporary paintings, collages and drawings on paper. Particularly the intimate character of the fair and the beautiful presentations of the participating galleries were highly praised. Dutch major newspapers De Volkskrant and the NRC/Handelsblad gave the fair their 4 stars approval.

Participants Amsterdam Drawing 2013

In comparison to last year the number of participants has more than doubled and 25% of them come from outside the Dutch borders: one from Japan, two from Belgium, three from Germany, one from Switzerland, one from France and two from the UK.

The complete list

Annet Gelink Gallery, Annie Gentils Gallery, Art Affairs, Barbara Seiler Gallery, C&H Art Space, Cokkie Snoei, Galerie Van Den Berge, Galerie De Expeditie/Zsa-Zsa Eyck, Galerie Fons Welters, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Galerie Van Gelder, Galerie Jean Brolly, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Galerie Michael Sturm, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Galerie Onrust, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Gallery Side 2, Gerhard Hofland, Hidde van Seggelen Gallery, Kers Gallery, Livingstone Gallery, Martin van Zomeren, Meneer Malasch, Ornis A. Gallery, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, Phoebus | Rotterdam, Reuten Galerie, Ron Lang Art, Ron Mandos, Slewe Gallery, Steendrukkerij Amsterdam, Stigter Van Doesburg, Tatjana Pieters, Thomas Rehbein Gallery, Torch Gallery, VOUS ETES ICI, Willem Baars Projects, Witteveen Visual Art Centre.


Amsterdam Drawing LogoVOUS ETES ICI was founded in 1990 by Francis Boeske and Hans Gieles. In August 2012 they moved their gallery premises to the NDSM-wharf in Amsterdam-North. There they organise exhibitions from artists from the gallery’s program but always accompanied by two extra shows: one in the socalled Guesthouse where invited colleagues, curators and collectors can make presentations and next to that a presentation in another room of high quality vintage design. Over the years, VOUS ETES ICI participated in numerous
(inter)national art fairs and since last year is the organiser of Amsterdam Drawing.The gallery can be visited at the Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41A in AmsterdamNorth.

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