KunstRAI 2018: preview!

Cuno van der Feltz, Curator and Co-Founder Gallerease
Cuno van der Feltz
Curator and Co-Founder
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This year the KunstRAI is opening its doors in April instead of June. From 4th April till 8th April 2018, the Kunstrai 34th edition is being held at RAI Amsterdam. The first edition of the KunstRAI was in 1984; this fair the longest running modern and contemporary art fair in the Netherlands but as well one of the eldest in Europe! A fair with 90 high-class galleries that reflect the diversity, quality and pluralism of Dutch art and design.

We have selected some highlights from our partners who attend the KunstRAI.


Gallery Carla Koch

stand 17

This gallery is specialised in ceramics, but this year she shows as well work of the textile maker Hilde Metz.


Hilde Metz at Kunstrai

Artwork by Hilde Metz at Galerie Carla Koch


Since the mid-1970s Hilde works with the medium textiles as the guiding principle to spatial integration, on the wall or as an independent element. She experiments with the endless possibilities of textiles, now and then, in combination with other materials or shoe creations. Innovative, contemporary materials are to be explored, with the specific qualities they already possess as a starting point in her creative process. She investigates derived techniques. Arranges and above all reduces towards pure simple shapes. Build up a subtle "symbiosis" through mathematic rhythm, dense atmosphere through the use of colour.

This result is a constant dialogue between structure and rhythm by which repetition is to be transported into a very own personal language.


Works by Wouter Dam


Besides the work of Hilde Metz, you can find artworks at Carla Koch by Wouter Dam, Susan Hammond, Kayoko Hoshino, Bodil Manz and Esther Stasse



gallery 9 contemporary art

Stand 18


Gallery 9 contemporary art presents the collective work of the new artist group 'barbares d'esprit' in a solo booth. In this solo booth, one can see the result of the collaboration of Ad Arma, Bert van Santen, Quraiseh and Mark Verdoes …. abstract paintings, expressive and subdued at the same time. 


Barbares d'Esprit at Kunstrai

 Barbares d'Esprit at gallery 9 contemporary art


Visit the stand of this contemporary gallery as well and see works of other contemporary artists like Gabriel Barlag, Hein van Delft, Rob van Leeuwen, Munira Naqui and Eddy Stikkelorum


Munira Naqui

Munira Naqui at gallery 9 contemporary art



Eduard Planting Gallery Fine Art Photographs

stand 14


In the stand of Eduard Planting, you will find artworks of the French photographer Sacha Goldberger, who has created a quirky photo series that perfectly expresses the timeless quality of some of our favourite superheroes and villains. One of the most striking things about the “Super Flemish” photo series, is that the portraits are wonderfully made without photoshopping. The heroic look-alike models and villains are perfectly shot in front of the camera. For every superhero or cartoon lover... or Marel or DC fan, a must have!


Sacha Goldberger - Portrait d’un bouffon au sourire grimaçant 2 

Sacha Golberger- Portrait d'un Bouffon au sourire grimaçant 2

As well you can find works among others from Marinka Masséus (winner Zilveren Camera 2017 - category ‘Documentary International’), Micky Hoogendijk, Kim De Molenaer, Richard Koek and Erik Hijweege. 

'Silent Voices LGBT Iran'

'Silent Voices LGBT Iran' by Marinka Masséus at Eduard Planting 



Galerie Nummer 40

stand 38

In the stand of Galerie Nummer 40, you will find among other artworks of Freddie Soethout, Rogan Brown, Mo Cornelisse, Olivier Julia, Haringa Olijve, Carl Möller, Michiel Jansen, Kate Brett, Suzanne Hartmans and Klaus Staudt.

Caco blue

Caco Blue II by Eliza Kopec


Galerie Nummer 40 shows as well the work of Eliza Kopec. Her work is often built up from basic geometric shapes such as squares and circles and translates rhythm, texts and number series into abstract images, for instance, represented by a defined range of colours. June this year Galerie Nummer 40 will open a special exhibition in Doesburg for this artist: Eliza Kopec- (in)visuable beauty. From 10 till 30 June 2018. At KunstRAI you can visit the solo booth with works of this artist. Worth a view!

Hommage to Mondriaan

Hommage to Mondriaan by Nel Haringa and Fred Olijve. 


The KunsRAI is opened from 4th till 8th of April 2018 and is located at the RAI Amsterdam. For more information click on the link.


Written by Cuno van der Feltz on 02 Apr 2018, 12:20 Category Art Fairs & EventsTagged Art Fair, Kunst RAI, Tips