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Recent acquisitions: new works by five top international designers
The H+F Collection has recently been enriched with new works by five top international designers. The H+F Fashion on the Edge Foundation invited Viktor & Rolf, Naomi Filmer, Hussein Chalayan, Anna-Nicole Ziesche and Walter Van Beirendonck to make brand new pieces for the exhibition The Art of Fashion: Installing Allusions. The designers abandoned the principle of a wearable collection and went in search of the boundaries of fashion. The works were unveiled at the opening of the exhibition on 19 September 2009 in the museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam and form a valuable addition to the H+F Collection.

Illustrated:
Anna-Nicole Ziesche
Childhood Storage, 2009

 



Recent acquisitions: new works by five top international designers  
 
 
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.