During the Art Amsterdam works of art come over from the entire world to be exhibited on this art fair. The works are carefully wrapped up in especially designed cases. These cases often have universal marks and are left behind scenes at art fairs.
In 2008 a satellite exposition has been organized. The term ‘satellite exposition’ is being used for an exposition that has a direct link with the art fair. The exposition Satellite Station offers galleries that exhibit at Art Amsterdam to invite artists to experiment at the former TPG Post building in Amsterdam. Seven prominent galleries and the artist Maze de Boer have been invited to exhibit.
When entering the long central hallway the transport cases are ‘still’ visible, being positioned opposite the entrances of the exposition rooms where several galleries show work of their artists. At first sight one sees a couple of cases placed in groups. The cases are mainly recognizable as transport cases for art because of their shape. They lack images such as arrows or wine glasses (fragile). They are left blank.
As the cases are a common view for lovers of art, curators, collectors or artists, one may pass them by, not noticing in first instance these aren’t transport cases at all.
It isn’t until the visitor leaves the last exposition room that it becomes obvious the cases are sculptures. The groups of cases actually form a unity and can only be seen from a certain perspective (read: from the entrance of the hallway) as separate cases.