On Saturday, March 30, KunstRAI / Art Amsterdam focused on the (emerging) art professional. During the program, developed in collaboration with Hama Gallery, artists, gallery owners, collectors, and other art professionals each offered a different perspective on the field, often providing innovative and inspiring contributions to the world of contemporary art.

Panel Discussion Hama Gallery / Up Next in Art | 14:00 – 14:45

Artist Faria van Creij-Callender, gallerist Mick Nieuwenhuis, and moderator Dounia Maakor participated in the discussion ‘Art & Wellbeing’ exploring how art plays a role in promoting mental health, both for the artists themselves and for their audience. Together, they addressed the questions art lovers have. The ever-evolving, innovative world of contemporary art offers many possibilities. How we position ourselves within it and what we convey formed an important basis for the program.

From 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, a continuous performance was curated by artist Melissa Schriek.

Panel Discussion Young Collectors Circle: | 15:00 – 15:45

Young Collectors Circle hosted a panel on art collecting during the program. This program shed light on art collecting from various perspectives: that of the artist, the collector, and the gallery owner. The panel covered the ins and outs of art collecting and follow the journey of the artwork: from the artist’s studio through the gallery owner at the fair to the collector. How does an artist work? Where and how do you start if you want to buy art? How do you know if the work will retain its value and if you will continue to find it beautiful?