Highlight

Thu 24 April

Finissage: The Crime Was Almost Perfect

Finissage: The Crime Was Almost Perfect

Thursday 24 April, from 19.00-21.00 hrs.

What do Elmyr de Hory, Johan Vermeer, Jeff Koons, Clifford Irving, Amedeo Modigliani, Orson Welles, Han van Meegeren, Noam Toram and Pierre Huyghe have in common? All are connected, in a way or another, to famous cases of art forgery, manipulation and trickstery. All are proudly represented or evoked in The Crime Was Almost Perfect. Leading up to our exhibition finissage, Witte de With celebrates some master minds of manipulation and illusion, whose contribution to art history is possibly as precious as the work of “authentic” artists. Join Friso Lammertse (Curator of Old Masters, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam), Alexandra Midal (Free-lance curator, design theoretician, and serial-killer enthusiast, Paris) and Cristina Ricupero, (Independent curator and writer and Curator of the exhibition, Paris), around their respective fascination for forgery and fakes.

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Fri 25 April

5½ Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millennium

Programme #2: Stupid or Brilliant Explore your ‘imagination’ and fakery as a tool for improving your professional performance. Our second proposal of “5 ½ Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millennium” will take place in Coolhaven neighborhood, is free of charge, and combines film screenings, workshops, and live music. Curious!? Join us and discover the potential for being stupid!

Thu 24 April

5½ Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millennium

Programme #2: Stupid or Brilliant Explore your ‘imagination’ and fakery as a tool for improving your professional performance. Our second proposal of “5 ½ Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millennium” will take place in Coolhaven neighborhood, is free of charge, and combines film screenings, workshops, and live music. Curious!? Join us and discover the potential for being stupid!

Sun 04 May

Minor Swing - Roffa Balboa Salon

Balboa: enjoy the sophisticated & energetic swingdance from the 1930s. New to Balboa? Join the taster class at 2 pm.

Fri 02 May

Bondax(uk) by Rocket Science

On Friday the second of may, we our proud to announce a new generation of UK hero’s in BIRD. With only in there teens These young boys seem to conquer the world with hits like “Gold” and “Giving it All”. Know on the second of may they wil let us groove to there funky, disco house sounds in BIRD!

Thu 01 May

Barslecht

Put on your slippers and keep your towels ready, Camping BARslecht is open!

Sat 10 May

Midlight

Bats! Guess what’s next in the pipeline? That’s right, it ain’t no thang, it’s a massive bang!

We got the mighty mystery man Cliff Lothar along with the one and only jackmaster from the West-Coast: Pamétex.
Besides that you’ll get heated up by the three musky’s from the Midlight camp along with our fav bud D-Ribeiro you know from our first release and many, many great DJ sets!

To cream it of we got the mighty power man Martinos Tsavidids from the Trippy boys y’allst around here know about.

Get ready to see ya girlfriend shake like she never did befo’!

Sun 27 April

‘El Santo’, Community Feature Film - Public Presentation

You are very welcome to join us for the public presentation of our ongoing feature film project – ‘El Santo’(working title).

A collaborative film-project that combines the work of four different filmmakers using black & white 16mm film, set to explore Rotterdam’s community and landscape in search for figures and traces of heroic spirits. An electronic musician, a horse that solves math problems, a former football player, along with a spectrum of immigrant life experiences, will be some of the images emerging on the screen.

Tue 29 April

Vegan Challenge: 3 course Vegan Menu

A 3 course vegan menu in cooperation with the Vegan Challenge!

Wed 07 May

College-Club presents: Long live our genes!

People live longer because of our prosperity. Better food, hygiene and medical help. Every 100 years we can add up 15 minutes to our life. However living longer has also it’s reverse; Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart diseases, etc. This college is about the damages to our DNA and decay of life. Because of what do we grow old?

Fri 25 April

KOONINGSNACHT

On Friday April 25th from 17:00 till late at the Rotterdam Central Station the first Art Freemarket at Kooningsnacht, named after the famous Dutch painter Willem De Kooning. Celebrated together with the vernissage of Alumni and students of the Willem De Kooning Art Academy organized by the Salon d’Autonome.

Thu 24 April

5½ Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millennium

Programme #2: Stupid or Brilliant
Explore your ‘imagination’ and fakery as a tool for improving your professional performance. Our second proposal of “5 ½ Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millennium” will take place in Coolhaven neighborhood, is free of charge, and combines film screenings, workshops, and live music. Curious!? Join us and discover the potential for being stupid!

Thu 08 May

Medvedev & Arkady Kots

Russian activist will read poems and perform songs.

Wed 23 April

Spring in the City

Join us for cocktails & fashion! Come along to celebrate with us! For more information visit our facebook page

We hope to see you there!

Sun 25 May

SCREENING: The Humans, Written & Directed by Alexandre Singh

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and Productiehuis Rotterdam in collaboration with Cinérama Filmtheater (Rotterdam) present a special film screening of Alexandre Singh’s The Humans on Sunday 25 May 2014 (18.00-21.00 hrs.).

Price: 5,50

Mon 12 May

Cody ChestnuTT

The American soul troubadour Cody ChestnuTT is back with thé live show his fans were waiting for. Twelve years ago he produced his critically acclaimed debut album The Headphone Masterpiece. A fantastic record full of blues-, soul-, funk-, hip hop- and rock influences. The song ‘The Seed’ became a classic all around the world due to The Roots’ 2.0 version. But because of his religious beliefs he rarely sang those songs live. The sudden success this album gained him became too much for ChestnuTT and he decided to turn his back to the music scene. Which eventually led to an even bigger cult status.

Sun 25 May

DOSMINGO PRESENTS ERMINIA FÉRNANDEZ CÓRDOBA

Experience the ultimate Sunday afternoon feeling with The Breakfast Club at BIRD. A living room on location for people who want to cap off and / or start the week in relaxing manner. You’ll start the afternoon with a brunch buffet filled with all kinds of delicious food and subsequently you can feats your ears on the latin tunes provided by Dosmingo.

Fri 25 April

Beauty of Violence

Beauty of Violence 26 April - 6 July 2014

Every day we are confronted with violence in many shapes and forms. From war scenes in the media to psychological battles within ourselves. How do we cope with brute force? The new exhibition Beauty of Violence presents the work of 7 visual artists in which violence plays a role.

Featuring the work of Eylem Aladogan, David Haines, Ted Noten, Ronald Ophuis, Thom Puckey, L.A. Raeven and Aaron van Erp

Sun 04 May

BIRD presents: Sherry Sunday Inspired by Sia (The Breakfast Club)

Experience the ultimate Sunday afternoon feeling with The Breakfast Club at BIRD. A living room on location for people who want to cap off and / or start the week in relaxing manner. You’ll start the afternoon with a brunch buffet filled with all kinds of delicious food. After that you can let yourself get carried away by the warm sounds of Sherry Dyanne

Sat 10 May

BLOCK-(party): Analog x Storm x Spunky Fraîche x Boogie Friday

Bring in the heat, BLOCK-(party) is back!

Analog, Storm, Boogie Friday en Spunky Fraîche bring the heat again. Expect the combination of hiphop, R&B, house, jazz, reggae, soul, pop, dancehall, funk and a big dose of feelgood vibes to get you night to new heights.

BLOCK-(party) has been described as “crazyness with al lot of love and Heat” and this for a small investment of only 5,-

Thu 24 April

A Feminist Swap Night

While women like shopping, feminists are into swapping! Bring your ultra feminist things and swap for other feminist punk stuff you always wanted!