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Sun 07 September

Blue notes & mental flowers

Very awesome exhibition of Karin Suter.

Fri 05 September

Galerie Gallery presents Marijke Appelman

Galerie Gallery presents an exhibition by Marijke Appelman.

Fri 05 September

TUDOR BRATU - The Dissidents’ Travel Guide

JOEY RAMONE is pleased to present the 1st solo exhibition in the gallery of Romanian/Dutch artist Tudor Bratu. The private view is on Friday, September 5th, 5-8pm. The show will run till Saturday, October 11th.

Wed 03 September

Lecture: The Great Departure - Contemporary Art in China in the 1980’s and early 1990’s

Artist and curator Andreas Schmid will talk about the making of the seminal exhibition China Avant-Garde, which he curated together with Hans van Dijk and Jochen Noth in 1993, and which travelled from Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt to the Rotterdam Kunsthal and other venues in Europe.

Sun 07 September


GROOS. and OPPERCLAES. present OPPERGROOS. for the second time. In a series of windowpaintings next to the entrance of GROOS. they present a new Rotterdam talent every month. Next artist is Jacco Bunt!

Thu 28 August


OPPERCLAES. Extra Large is a series of huge murals on the wall where the old Station Hofplein used to be. The next artist in line is Bruce Tsai.

Mon 25 August

Artist-in-residence: Juliane Schmidt

Dresden-based artist Juliane Schmidt will come to Rotterdam this fall to participate in the artist-in-residence program of the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam.

Fri 19 September

Lecture of Paul Noble

Because of his successful exhibition NOBSON in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, artist Paul Noble is coming to Rotterdam to give a lecture about his work.

Thu 04 September

The Value of Nothing

In five new projects, a group exhibition, Fieldwork Residencies, and an in-depth public program, Rotterdam and international artists reflect on our current economies and value systems.

Thu 04 September

Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists

Our newest exhibition is Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists, which tells the story of the Dutch Curator, archivist and art dealer Hans van Dijk. A man that is not well-known in the Netherlands, but who gained much recognition in the Chinese art world.

Fri 29 August

1001 Inventions

From street lantern to fountain pen and from scalpel to perfume; numerous objects that we use on a daily basis, but of which we do not know that they originated in the century-old Muslim civilization.

Sat 23 August


The House of ABABA proudly presents their first collaboration with The Next Closet, Nicuma and Petra Reijrink with a pop-up weekend in the gallery at Witte de WIthstraat 7 in Rotterdam.

At this exclusive shopping weekend you can hand in your designer items and gold jewelry to give them a new life. The Next Closet also brings their most unique designer items for you to buy!

Feel invited and hand in your designer goodies or come shop around for some serious art, fashion and glam!

Date: 23 - 24 August

Time: 12.00-18.00 hrs.

Sun 31 August

Unveiling the Jazzportrait by Peter Pontiac

Sunday 31st of August at 16:00 a new portrait of one of Rotterdam’s Jazz musicians will be unveiled: ‘Louis de Vries’, painted by ‘Peter Pontiac’.

Thu 04 September

Opening: Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Dutchman Hans van Dijk (1946 – 2002). Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists outlines his seminal role in Chinese contemporary art.

Sun 24 August

Finissage Sculpturesque Jokes

Finissage of Sculpturesque Jokes, an exhibition of works on paper by Vicente Fita Botet. The artist will be present.

Sat 30 August

5 ½ Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millennium


Fri 29 August

5 ½ Proposals to Live and Work in the Current Millennium


Sat 13 September

The Accidental Perfection of Nature

In search of the blurred line between results of natural processes and human activities, Sanne van Gent shows an often absurd hybrid world; half culture, half nature.

Wed 03 September

drink&draw @ SingerSweatSop

drink&draw is a way to express one’s artistic urges, meet cool people, listen to good music and drink! People coming to the event are required to bring their drawing materials (sorry no painters!) and we provide the model, music and cheap beverages.

Fri 05 September

Expedition Noordereiland all about the Rotterdam inland navigation

Expedition Noordereiland is a photography and cultural event about the Rotterdam harbor and inland navigation. The event takes place at the same time as the well-known WorldHarborDays (or WereldHavenDagen) and the theme is ‘inland navigation’.