PAN AMSTERDAM: 35 years of bringing the best in art, antiques & design together

9/13/2022

Persbericht 29 augustus 2022   :)

PAN Amsterdam will celebrate its 35th anniversary as the Netherlands’ leading art, antiques and design fair from Sunday 20thto Sunday 27th November. Showcasing 125 art & antique dealers and galleries ranging from familiar PAN favourites to exciting newcomers the fair will offer a wide and diverse offering of art, antiques and design from home and abroad.

The broad and eclectic mix of exhibitors ranges from leading Old Master specialists such as the Rafael Valls Gallery and Weiss Gallery from London, and the Koetser Gallery from Zürich alongside contemporary Dutch furniture designer Piet Hein Eek. Antiques from the distinguished Limburg Antiquairs, art deco silver from Rondom 1920 and exquisite 20th century jewellery from Epoque Fine Jewels feature alongside POP, ZERO & Nouveau Realisme from the Borzo Gallery and The Mayor Gallery.
The newcomers’ pavilion, Walls & Cabinets, welcomes galleries Martin van Zomeren, Kersgallery and the Ravenstijn Gallery as first timers on the fair. In the daily talks on the Pan Podium, designer Richard Hutten will highlight his work, artist Jan Dirk van den Burg will give a performance and porcelain, museums and sustainable design will be in the spotlight.

Mark Grol, Managing Director of the PAN: “PAN is back and better than ever, after the last two turbulent years. With 15 more exhibitors compared to last year – when we had amazingly high visitor
numbers and excellent sales – nearly all regular exhibitors have chosen to return and we have an exciting line up of new exhibitors. This, along with an exciting programme of events should make this anniversary edition of PAN Amsterdam one to remember. For the expected 35,000 plus visitors we are hoping this year’s PAN will offer a unforgettable spectacle or an actual ‘ArtCity’ as the architect Winy Maas has depicted in our iconic campaign image for this year.

PAN campaign image 2022 by Winy Maas: ‘ArtCity. Everything is Art’
Each year the PAN asks a leading figure in the art world to design a campaign image to be used for marketing the fair. This year Winy Maas, architect and co-founder of MVRDV, has designed PAN’s image for 2022: “ArtCity. Everything is Art”. Inspired by the idea of regarding anything in the city as an object of art. “Whether it’s a bridge, a building, a park or a child’s chalk drawing on the pavement: everything has artistic value”. In the campaign image Winy depicts a city where every nook and cranny is piled high with art objects, “spaces where everyone and their ideas are welcome: an inclusive city brimming with art”.

35 year anniversary PAN Amsterdam
In 1987 six leading Dutch antiques experts, art dealers and enterprising private art lovers took the initiative to launch PAN Amsterdam giving Dutch dealers a national showcase. Since then, PAN has evolved and become the Netherlands’ leading national art fair, where art, antiques and design are presented by more than 125art and antique dealers and gallery owners, primarily from the Netherlands. Each year 250,000 invitations are sent, and approximately 35,000 visitors come to the fair to see its broad range of top international art, which covers five millennia of art history. PAN Amsterdam has earned widespread praise for the quality of the objects on sale. This quality is secured by means of a meticulous vetting process. Eighty independent specialist vetting experts, organised in committees, appraise the authenticity, quality and condition of all the objects before the fair.