The seventh edition of Art The Hague will take place in The Hague from 2 to 6 October 2019. Young and renowned galleries from Belgium and the Netherlands present themselves at the fair. An important theme this year is the role of women in the art world. In the year of a hundred years of universal suffrage, women are still under-represented in art collections. With special attention to women in the arts, the fair wants to make a positive contribution to a better art climate in the Netherlands. Art The Hague is officially opened on October 2 at 6:30 pm by power woman Mirjam de Blécourt, employment lawyer, politician on behalf of the VVD and from Topvrouwen.nl.
Art The Hague makes art accessible to everyone with a fun and interesting program. Mirjam de Blécourt will officially open the fair on Wednesday 2 October and there will be a symposium on trends in art. On Thursday 3 October companies are invited to a meeting about the Ajax brand and the similarities between art and fashion are highlighted. There are various signing sessions and interesting artist talks on Friday. On Saturday there are meetings for young collectors, including a special tour with a famous Hagenese. Art The Hague also cooperates with Museum Night this day: after the exhibition closes, special buses run to various museums in the city from 8 pm.
The Cosmo Café will be organized on Saturday 5 October, with special attention to the internationally acclaimed Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen whose work this year is central to the Art The Hague campaign. The WilfordX art platform shows an installation, including video, plotters and the Medusa. In the Cosmo Café, six exceptional people start a conversation and the debate is streamed live. The recorded conversation will be shown at the next Venice Biennale.
Art The Hague also has a new and challenging range of contemporary art from home and abroad this edition. Many galleries are coming to the Netherlands for the first time this year. Newcomers include Eva Steynen.Deviation (s) gallery (B), Frank Taal gallery, Lauwer gallery, Schönfeld Gallery (B) and the Rijk Chabot. Artists presented this year include Koen Vanmechelen, Leslie Nagel, Albert Pepermans, Lisette Schumacher, Saminte Ekeland, Chris Meulemans, Tina Berning, Sanne De Wolf and Nuria Maria. Klaas Gubbels celebrates its 85 thbirthday and will come to sign at Livingstone Gallery. At the start of the fair there are three Limburg collections (DSM, Province of Limburg and Zuyderland) and there is a nice entrance. ATH Exhibition can again be found on the main exhibition floor. The exhibition is by and made by the gallery owners and is all about ‘woman in art’.