Surprising new and old specialties side by side at PAN Amsterdam

Collection Gerti Bierenbroodspot, The Netherlands
Collection Gerti Bierenbroodspot, The Netherlands

The twenty-ninth PAN Amsterdam, the fair of today for art, antiques and design runs from 22 to 29 November 2015 in the RAI. Once again there is plenty to see and discover at this annual mecca for art lovers. Last year there were more than 43,000 visitors to PAN Amsterdam. Over 120 art dealers, antique dealers and gallery owners will surprise and tempt visitors with unusual objects. Prior to the opening the objects for sale at PAN Amsterdam are vetted for quality, authenticity and condition by more than 75 experts. This year five new exhibitors with surprising specialities will be at PAN Amsterdam and four former exhibitors are returning.

Ibasho Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Ibasho means ‘a place where you can be yourself’ in Japanese. Ibasho is a new gallery specializing in Japanese photography. It sells works by renowned Japanese photographers and young contemporary Japanese artists. Ibasho also has works by western photographers who were inspired by Japan. The gallery has an extensive collection of new and antique Japanese photo albums and shows the diversity and beauty of Japanese photography in all its forms, from crude and unpolished to minimalist and tranquil.

Op Art is new to PAN Amsterdam. Op Art is a movement in art that had its heyday between 1963 and 1966. It is a contraction of the words Optical Art. Op Art plays a game with optical illusions. Our new exhibitor Kanalidarte, Brescia, Italy, opened its doors in 2009 and its specialities include Op Art. This Italian gallery will be featuring work by Bonalumi, Castellani, Dadamaino, Grignani and Scheggi.

Het Ware huis, Lage Mierde, Netherlands
Art Nouveau and Art Deco enthusiasts Ger Stallenberg and Suus van der Hilst run Het Ware huis. The objects they will be bringing to the fair come mainly from France, Austria (Bohemian Empire) and Germany. They show that Art Nouveau and Art Deco can fit perfectly in modern, individualistic interior designs.

Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam and Leipzig, set up in 1998, will be bringing predominantly modern art. At PAN Amsterdam they will be showing work by such artists as Henk Stallinga and Johan Tahon. Gerhard Hofland has already taken part in other national and international fairs and is excited to be part of PAN Amsterdam this year.

Galerie Huub Hannen, Maastricht, is a gallery selling contemporary art. It deals in statues, paintings, photography and glass. Gallery owner Hannen is interested in all aspects of contemporary art. He chooses what he finds interesting, intriguing, distinctive and beautiful from a wide range. The connection with the artist is crucial. Galerie Huub Hannen likes representing young artists, even if their work is still experimental.

After a year’s absence Jan Roelofs Antiquairs, Maastricht, Netherlands, is returning to PAN Amsterdam. The gallery was established in 1970 and specializes in antiques from Southern Europe. The collection includes sixteenth- and seventeenth-country Italian and Spanish furniture, German and Dutch chandeliers and mortars, bronze and wooden sculptures from Italy, Flanders and Germany. Jan Roelofs Antiquairs also has Dutch and Flemish Old Masters. Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge, Antwerp Belgium, specializes in paintings, statues and drawings mainly by Flemish and Dutch Masters and will be at PAN Amsterdam for the first time this year. Axel Pairon, Antwerp, Belgium was previously at PAN Amsterdam with his collection of contemporary art, but this year he returns with vintage design. Kunsthandel Ivo Bouwman also decided to return to PAN Amsterdam. Ivo Bouwman is an art dealer in The Hague and a registered appraiser. He specializes in Dutch and French paintings from around 1900.

As well as the many newcomers and returnees, PAN Amsterdam has more than two hundred faithful regulars like A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier: ‘PAN Amsterdam is the most important national art and antiques fair and we have been part of it for many, many years.’ Since 1993 this fair has been the place for Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier to show its visitors the highest quality antique Dutch silver and jewellery. ‘You can buy from us at PAN Amsterdam what you can only look at in museums. It is a very attractive fair for a young and not so young public because of the variety of what’s on offer – a blend of antique and modern – and the clear layout of the fair,’ said Emiel and Esther Aardewerk.

Opening times
Daily from 11.00 am-7.00 pm
24 November until 9.00 pm
26 and 29 November until 6.00 pm

Entrance* € 15.00 (24 November after 5.00 pm: € 7.50)
Catalogue € 12.50
Passe-partout € 40.00
* Children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult

Happy Hour: Daily from 5.00 pm, entrance including two drinks: € 15.00
PAN Tour: € 7.50 (daily, 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm)
PAN under the Magnifying Glass: Free (daily at 4.00 pm)
Private Guided Tours for groups of 15 or more