Group has signed a partnership agreement with the Art Rotterdam art fair, and
is introducing the NN Group Art Award, a new prize for exceptional artistic
Since the 1950s, NN
has been a sponsor of various cultural institutions, exhibitions and events.
Fleur Hudig, Head of Corporate Citizenship at NN Group: ‘NN Group values the
role of art and culture in society. Art inspires and connects many people, and
we want to help make it accessible to everyone.’
Rotterdam is geared towards the latest developments in contemporary visual art,
and has an international focus. Nearly half of the 125 participating galleries
come from abroad. Fons Hof, Director of Art Rotterdam: ‘Visitors will
experience art in a diverse and accessible way through various exhibition
models, from intimate gallery presentations to monumental installations and
NN Group Art Award
During Art Rotterdam, NN Group will
present a new contemporary art prize, the NN Group Art Award. The award will be
given to an exceptional talent who completed his or her studies at an art
academy in the Netherlands, and whose work is exhibited at the fair. Both young
talent and artists who have progressed further in their careers will be
considered for the award. A EUR 10,000 cash prize accompanies the award, to
help the artist further develop his or her work. In addition, NN Group will
purchase one piece from one of the four nominees, to add to the Group’s art collection.
The jury for the
award consists of a curator, a collector, an art journalist and the conservator
of the NN Group art collection.
The four nominees are:
Zoro Feigl, C&H gallery
Chaim van Luit, gallery Tegenboschvanvreden
Wouter Paijmans, gallery Stigter van Doesburg
Florian & Michael Quistrebert, gallery Juliètte Jongma
The winner of the award will
be announced during the press preview on Wednesday, 8 February between 12:00
and 13.00 hrs at Art Rotterdam.
Art Rotterdam will take place from 9
until 12 February, 2017 in the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam.