No Reference: finissage and book launch
On 18 January 2009, Christophe Coppens, the first winner of the H+F Fashion Award, finishes his project No Reference at Platform 21. The installation No Reference can be seen for the last time; Coppens' new collection of couture accessories is finished. The entire working process is documented in the book No Reference, which will be launched on 18 January.
Finissage from 16.00 to 18.00.

Platform 21

No Reference: finissage and book launch  

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.


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.