Selected galleries highlight their top 3 booths to watch at Art Rotterdam

Art Rotterdam, which took off on Wednesday, February 7, will be buzzing with gallerists, collectors and art lovers until Saturday. Yesterday, we had the chance to get insights into some of the participating gallerists’ favorite booths other than their own. Based on our mini survey, three booths clearly stand out at Art Rotterdam 2018. These are:

1. Billytown

Billytown is an artist-run-gallery located in Laak, The Hague, which was founded in 2003 as an artist initiative. Since May 2015 they opened a gallery with the main goal to be self supportive. Billytown is a hybrid space for art, which combines the commercial side of running a gallery with the identity of an artist initiative. Producing and exhibiting artworks from under one roof. Billytown organizes five to six exhibitions per year, inviting not only national and international young and established artists, but also curators and writers. It functions as a platform to meet, exchange, experience, discuss and develop.
Besides the projects within Billytown it challenges itself by curating exhibitions at other initiatives as well as participating at art fairs. Billytown hosts sixteen studios, a guest studio, the gallery, The Kitchen (a project space with a more process-oriented character and a small flexible programming) and Billytown Bookshop.


2. Private View

PRIVATEVIEW opened its 600sq. metres spaces in the heart of Torino in December 2015. The gallery has cultivated a highly focused program with an emphasis on new sculpture, minimalism, chromaticism, shape and tension. The gallery represents an intimate selection of both emerging and mid-career international artists.



CINNNAMON is a young contemporary art gallery based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The gallery sports an international programme centred around compelling artistic positions by emerging and mid-career artists.

Central to the programme is the belief that art reflects the condition humaine within the culture of its time. The artists we work with understand their artistic practice as functioning within broader cultural, philosophical and historical contexts. They critically investigate such contexts with a keen awareness of media and materials, ranging from sculpture and painting to video installations, photography and digital imaging – often combining one and another. CINNNAMON promotes art that is both visually and intellectually stimulating, organising some six to eight exhibitions yearly at the gallery’s venue, as well as participating in art fairs.


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