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Han Nefkens in symposium Collecting Today
On Thursday 13 March, W139 in Amsterdam hosted a symposium on the possibilities and necessity for private support of the contemporary arts, titled ‘Collecting Today: Private Passions, Public Benefits’. Co-organizers were de Appel and the Cultuurmecenaat program of the Kunst & Zaken Foundation.

Collectors Alvin Hall (US), Valeria Napoleone (IT/UK) and Han Nefkens participated; the symposium was introduced by Martijn Sanders.

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Han Nefkens in symposium Collecting Today  
 
 
ArtAids

The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.

H+F

Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.