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18 Jan 2017 - 15:00 CET

NN Group partners with Art Rotterdam art fair

NN 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 talent.

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.’

Art fair

Art 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 video art.’

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.

  • About NN Group

    NN Group is an insurance and asset management company active in more than 18 countries, with a strong presence in a number of European countries and Japan. With approximately 11,500 employees, it aims to deliver high-quality pension, insurance, investment and banking services and products. NN Group includes Nationale-Nederlanden, NN and NN Investment Partners. It is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
  • About Art Rotterdam

    Art Rotterdam is a renowned and surprisingly varied art fair that enjoys its 18th edition this year. The location is, again, just as both previous years, the Van Nelle Factory. In this historic frame, Art Rotterdam 2017 shows the newest developments in the visual arts from Thursday 9 until Sunday 12 February. Its focus on young art, its variety of the various sections, its connection with the city of Rotterdam and its fascinating location provide Art Rotterdam with a unique atmosphere. For increasingly more art lovers, Art Rotterdam is becoming an appealing alternative in the international field of art fairs and attracts more visitors both nationally and internationally every year.
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