Each year, C.o.C.A. appoints a curator who is a key figure in the Dutch contemporary art scene to recommend a shortlist of artists that fit into the foundation’s profile. Based on the submitted proposals, the board of C.o.C.A then selects one artist who receives a grant to realize the project proposed. The resulting work (or an edition of it) becomes part of the foundation’s collection.
For its third edition, artist Jay Tan (UK, 1982), recommended by curator Amira Gad (Witte de With), has been selected as the winner of the 2012 C.o.C.A. commission. Tan will present her work at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art during the period of Art Rotterdam until 31 March 2013, and she will give an artist talk to present her work on Friday 8 February 2013 (see below for the program).
C.o.C.A. (Collectors of Contemporary Art) is a foundation by a group of five collectors with the goal to stimulate the work of emerging artists in the Netherlands. As government subsidies continue to be diminished, the foundation offers, on a yearly basis, to a selected artist a grant toward the production of a new artwork.
Further information: www.stichtingcoca.nl
6.30 pm: Doors open
7 pm: Introduction by Alexander Ramselaar (C.o.C.A) & Amira Gad (Witte de With)
7.30 pm: Artist Talk by Jay Tan
8 pm: Response by Marnie Slater
8.15 pm: Q&A
8.30 pm: Closing word by Alexander Ramselaar (C.o.C.A)