The New Current is a Rotterdam based platform for artists at the start of their career. The organisation produces a yearly thematic exhibition solely with works of artists that graduated no longer then five years ago. With an additional program around networks expansion, entry to the market and professional development, The New Current responds to the current situation within the art market. The domination of large galleries and art fairs creates a difficult position for starting artists who want to enter it. With the additional demise of smaller art spaces that focus on experimental presentations, it’s becoming even more challenging for young talents to develop, present and prove themselves. With The New Current we want to offer young and promising artists a new, much needed platform.
Next to The New Current’s main event, the organisation partners up with other initiatives with the goal of expanding opportunities for young artists. One of these partnerships is a collaboration with Qade, Solo Projects and Art Rotterdam Week in Februari 2019.