In4Art is building a relevant 21st century art collection. The collection is a source of inspiration and shared within our platform and, therefore, always visible.
Additionally, we organize various events to show the works in the collection and tell the stories behind them.
The main focus are the visions and perspectives from artists on our fast changing society marked by the exponential growth of technological possibilities. We are interested in how the artists translate this into the work they make. In4Art gathers insight from artists on innovation and trend developments.
The In4Art Collection is divided in three pillars, showing the interpretation of future development and leading towards agents of change:
- concepts & technology: cutting edge techniques, concepts and expressions;
- material research: stretching the edges of a medium, taking the courage to experiment;
- renewed relevance: art of tomorrow, through the eyes of history uniting art with its understanding and translations of the challenges for the 21st century.
This results in the concept of innovatism; where art meets innovation.
The In4Art Collection is an Open Collection that is spread over the locations of In4Art members and that is actively put on display during exhibitions throughout Europe. The result is that all works in the collection are always on display: in a home, in an office, during a Salon, in our Amsterdam Project Space or at exhibitions. Next to that, the story behind the works are told.
We make a distinction in the career phase of the artist, based on our building blocks model. Our artists are divided into three phases based on their professional growth:
Artists that started to get international attention and are included in museum shows/ collections and are collaborating with internationally operating galleries and/or institutions These artists are supported by our angel investments.
Artists that started to get national attention, received prize nominations, added residencies or post education to the curriculum and work (occasionally) with a national gallery or shown work in local museums. These artists are stimulated and supported through our patronage innovation projects like spotlights.
Included in the collection are: Bram Braam, Daan Botlek, Inez de Brauw, Konrad Wyrebek, Ignacio Garcia Sanchez, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Gustavo Diaz Sosa, Lennart Lahuis, Niek Hendrix, Sybren Renema, Tanja Ritterbex, Yelena Popova, Vasilis Avramidis, Vermibus, Willem Besselink, Wouter van der Laan, Roman Moriceau, Robert Roest
Artists that recently graduated or are taking the first steps in their professional career; making the first steps into the artworld. These artists are the stARTups part of the incubation program and get support through coaching, career development masterclasses and networking.
Included in the collection are: Iwan Smit, Jakob de Jonge, Ia Liparteliani, Eirik Jahnsen, Tiwánee van der Horst, Beatriz Chamussy, Joseph Huot, Ben Buechner, Donald Schenkel, Susi Mehl, Mikel Folgerts, Annemarie Hooghuis, Sijbrand, Carl Alexander, Nas Bami, Ruben van de Ven, Christian Thomsen, Florentijn de Boer
As part of the Open Collection, we want the artworks from the collection to been seen as much as possible. Therefore, we have an active policy to create visibility and show the works. That might be at our members, during our exhibitions or events or at art institutions and museums. Works from the In4Art Collection have been shown at the following institutions: