Art The Hague, the quirky contemporary art fair.

The ninth edition of Art The Hague will take place in The Hague from the 5th to the 9th of October 2022. Art The Hague will surprise art lovers as well as collectors in 2022 with works by top international artists. With a strong selection of 48 galleries, the regular ‘line up’ of Art of The Hague is noteworthy, with both young and renowned galleries from the Netherlands and Belgium. Many coming to the fair and Netherlands for the first time this year. Newcomers include the Belgium Galerie, Martine Ehmer, Galerie 10a, Galerie Franzis Engels, Kunstruimte Kuub, Nasty Alice and Galerie Door. Renowned galleries like Galerie Ramakers, Livingstone Gallery, Chabot Fine Art and Project 2.0 also present their international artists.

An important theme this year are the improvements in the art world. With special attention to new art forms, the fair wants to make a positive contribution to a better art climate in the Netherlands. With a fun and interesting program, Art The Hague makes art accessible to everyone.

The fringe program of Art The Hague includes a symposium on digital art and NFT’s (non fungible tokens), a special exhibition of young talent, a VIP program for art collectors, an art lecture by Hans van Bentem and a special program in collaboration with the Hague Museum Night for young artlovers. The fair will be officially opened on Wednesday the 5th of October by the director of the Kunstmuseum Mr Benno Tempel.

The artist of Art The Hague 2022 is Hans van Bentem. The artist wil be presented by the international gallery NL=US Art. The main focus of NL=US Art is to establish a platform for these artists in a global environment. Hans van Bentem is among artists like Arnout Killian, Leslie Nagel, Pim Palsgraaf,  Margriet van Breevoort and Alexandra Roozen as represented artists of the gallery. You can of course see the work of Hans van Bentem in the booth of NL=US Art. Besides this presentation, Hans van Bentem, an internationally known artist, presents one solo show at the fair entitled ‘Keep on Dreaming’. “Van Bentem’s generally giant sculptures, made of glass and other materials, have a unique ability to stir our imaginations. Their rich visual vocabulary is as much a result of the artist’s fascination with popular cultural forms like strip cartoons and science fiction as it is of his interest in our own European past in exotic cultures’’, according to Benno Tempel.

During the week at Art The Hague, the ‘self-portraits’ of Hans van Bentum can also be seen at various places in The City, such as the Kunstmuseum, Beelden aan Zee, Escher in the Paleis Museum, The Royal Academy of Art The Hague and the pop up gallery De Spelonk.

Entrance ticket € 11,50 per person

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