What makes Rotterdam even cooler in February? We do, with our friends at Art Rotterdam.
Did you know Art Rotterdam is one of the longest-running art fairs in the world? In February 2019, it celebrates its 20th anniversary. If you judge quality by longevity, then this one is an Hermès Kelly bag of art shows – a highly desirable vintage! Don’t even ask if you should go. Just go.
This year, for the fifth time, citizenM is a main Art Rotterdam sponsor. Our love affair has been colourful, cosmopolitan and never boring – a one-of-a-kind brand merged with one-of-a-kind fair, at a very special venue. The audience is international, just like citizenM guests. The art is inspirational, just like citizenM hotels. What can we say – we just love art.
In 2019, we’ve fallen for film. We are creating ‘citizenM cinema’, where you’ll immerse yourself in moving images for artful contemplation and education (it’s a perfect break from the crowds too). Expect to be entertained, informed, shaken and stirred. When you visit our space, you’ll become an instant friend. After all, you love art, and so do we!
Just to give you a sneak peek, we will introduce you to the ‘Trouble in Paradise’ collection (currently on loan from Rattan Chadha, showing at Kunsthal Rotterdam*); Hollandse Meesters (the modern-day Dutch Masters); a selection of international artists we think you should know; and various digital pieces from citizenM hotels around the world.
If you’ve ever been at citizenM, you know our enthusiasm for art. We don’t hang boring landscapes on our walls. We go for art that’s wild, colourful, and hard to ignore. Our art pushes your buttons, and begs for selfies. And we put it everywhere, on any available surface (including ceilings and facades).
If you’ve never been to citizenM, then you can visit us in nine of the world’s most exciting cities. Each hotel has a unique art collection, mostly by local artists, plus choice pieces by internationally renowned names. That’s in addition to our humongous beds in iPad-controlled rooms, and living rooms with Vitra furniture as far as the eye can see.
There are many reasons why art is so essential to us, but if we had to pick just one, it’s this: the mobile citizens of this world don’t always have time to visit a local museum or art gallery. So we bring art to them. As we like to say, at citizenM, a white wall is a wasted opportunity.
Come to Art Rotterdam and feast your eyes on citizenM cinema from 7-10 February, 2019.
* ‘Trouble in Paradise’ – from the private collection of Rattan Chadha – is showing at Kunsthal Rotterdam from 7 February to 26 May 2019. Show your citizenM room key card to get 25% off entry price.