We’re back, and kicking off the year with Amsterdam’s very first Artist Trading Card Fair (ATCF) happening Saturday 20 January, from 3 to 5pm. ATCF is initiated by Lotte Schröder, after having had a conversation with Anna Banana – whose extensive collection of Trading Cards is currently on view at Kunstverein.
Artist Trading Cards are miniature works of art created on 65 x 90 mm cardstock. They are original editions and, most importantly, self-produced. The idea, launched by Vänçi Stirnemann in April 1997 at INK.art&text (Zürich), is that you trade your cards – much like baseball cards – for others, with others.
Inspired by Anna’s collection and the simplicity and generosity of the idea, Schröder set out to make her own set of 9 cards. For the last day of Anna Banana’s exhibition, Schröder, in collaboration with Kunstverein, invited a.o. Juliaan Andeweg, Maria Barnas, Yael Davids, Constant Dullaart, Uta Eisenreich, Peggy Frank, Jennifer Tee, Sara van der Heide, David Jablonowski, Germaine Kruip, Laura Pappa, Florian and Michael Quistrebert, Ola Vasiljeva, Gabriel Lester, Freek Wambacq, Felicia von Zweigbergk, Maria Pask, Natalia Rebelo, Minne Kersten, Rudy Guedj, Nerijus Rimkus and Johannes Schwartz to participating in this ATC moment.
As a visitor you are invited to come take a look at the different sets-of-nine, that will be traded off and to come celebrate the new year.