Art Fairs — June 27, 2021

Art Rotterdam 2021

1 July — 4 July

Booth #47

Presenting new work by
Satijn Panyigay,
Jaya Pelupessy,
Tanja Engelberts,
Antoinette Nausikaä,
Maua Biava

Satijn Panyigay
Her presentation consists of the series Liminal Land, 2021, made at the brand-new depot of the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. You already get a glimpse of the building which is not yet open to the public, raw and industrial, in a brief moment before the art collection will be moved in there. The series forms a sequel to Twilight Zone, 2020, in which Panyigay photographed the museum itself just after its closure, waiting for a large-scale renovation. In all its nakedness, the building’s stillness is what captivates Satijn.

Jaya Pelupessy
In his latest project, Manufactured Manual, he developed a technique in which multiple colors are exposed on a screen-printing frame and transformed this tool into a singular work. He uses found footage gathered from photography manuals where photography is almost trying to explain itself. This project is aimed at making the constructions behind our visual consumption visible. With this series, he also has a solo exhibition in December 2021 at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht.

Tanja Engelberts
This month, Tanja has just finished her 2-year-long residency at the Rijksakademie. Her presentation at Art Rotterdam consists of the offshore projects she has been working on for the past 4 years: the changing North Sea landscape of oil and gas platforms that are disappearing, in which she also examines our changing attitude towards this fossil fuel industry. In her artistic practice, she wonders what happens to processes that people set in motion, but which have consequences that will manifest themselves long after our own deaths.

Antoinette Nausikaä 
During the lockdown, Antoinette was inspired by the continuous cycles of the sun and its seasonal transitions. Her Spring Equinox series marks the moment when the sun is exactly above the equator and day and night are in perfect balance. During this particular sacred moment on March 20, 2021, she retired to her studio to make these golden equinox figurines.

Maura Biava
In September, Maura has a solo exhibition in Museum Beelden aan Zee, and her presentation at Art Rotterdam is a glimpse of that. For this new series of sculptures, Biava studied the shape of cacti in which she discovered a mathematical formula Magic Heptagram, which is also the title of this series. According to Biava, the entanglement between information, matter, and energy shapes our reality. To make this visible in her work, she uses clay as matter, mathematics, numbers, and analytical geometry as information and her performative actions as energy.

Van Nelle Fabriek
Van Nelleweg 1
3044BC Rotterdam
online tickets with time-slots only

Opening Times 
Thu, 1 July, 10.00 – 19.00

Fri, 2 July, 10.00 – 21.00

Sat, 3 July, 10.00 – 19.00

Sun, 4 July, 10.00 – 19.00