Our Unfair Game of Interview Roulette brings you behind the scenes of UNFAIR23, as we uncover the inspiration, the process, and the untold stories behind the artists’ fascinating creations.
Let’s hear it out for: #25 Simon Keizer & Hagar Schuringa
We are super proud to announce the line-up for UNFAIR23 – are biggest edition yet – starring a staggering group of 60 emerging and renown artists.
Read all about it right below
Last year we launched the Artist Fund, a circular monetary fund that supports artists in the development of their presentation at our fair. We are proud to be the first (and probably only) art fair to pay participants.
UNFAIR23 celebrated its 10 year anniversary with the biggest edition as of yet! This year Unfair was bigger, hosting over 60 artists, and focussed specifically on artists who graduated in challenging times. It celebrated the resilience of artists, who are often at the forefront of major social change. Whether it was the banking crisis after 2008 or the recent corona crisis; this year we celebrated artists and their persistence, resilience and imagination. So that we may look back in 10 years and see that the youngest generation of makers have left their mark on the times.
Curated art fair
Every year a Curatorial Advisory Committee is installed to propose a long list of artists who are in the formative years of their practice. From this longlist a carefully composed shortlist is curated by Unfair that reflects current cultural developments, with a wide arrange of practices, background and stages of development.
Femmy Otten (artist and tutor)
Lee Stuart (brand manager at Patta)
Yuki Kho (cultural journalist and moderator)
Rita Ouédraogo (curator at Buro Stedelijk, writer and researcher)
Caroline Vos (head curator of the ING Collection)
Peter van der Es, Bas Koopmans and Adam Nillissen (partners Unfair)
Who decided art fairs should all look the same?
Away with the traditional square booth designs, we set out to find a new fair design for every Unfair edition with our Architect Award. Besides catering the many programs and artists we host, the winning design gets to shine on three consecutive editions of Unfair, in varying compositions. With this, we want to develop a more sustainable design, while still guaranteeing a unique experience for visitors and artists on each edition.
Read more on the award and this years shortlisted architects working on a unique design for UNFAIR23