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Thu 02 July

Kunstfenster #06: Fortsetzung folgt…

For the past three months the German architect Inge Paeßens has been discovering Rotterdam, meeting many interesting people, going through funny situations and getting to know the city in its entirety. On this occasion we cordially invite you to celebrate the opening of Kunstfenster #06 with us at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam where she will present the preliminary results of her residency.

Sun 28 June


Kaus Australis welcomes you to visit the studios of our current artists in residence. Massimo Stenta (IT), Rowena Crowe (AU), Thomas Whittaker Kidd (USA) and Raaf Eeken (NL).

Fri 03 July

MASTERS 2015 - Piet Zwart Institute Graduation Show

At the Piet Zwart Institute having space for self-reflection, experimentation, and testing ideas before a public is a subtle balancing act. Students are provided with space to speculate openly, think about what matters to them, and take directions in their work that might not be immediately self-evident or familiar. Our graduates have worked intensively and engaged in research, written reflections, and thematic seminars. Masters 2015 represents the results of these dynamic processes that have taken place over the past two years.

Fri 03 July

Tempted by Tomorrow

In the graduation exhibition Tempted by Tomorrow a broad scope of artists and researchers are presenting the accumulation of their practice based research completed during the past two years of the MA Media Design and Communication program at Piet Zwart Institute. The diverse range of works exhibited demonstrate a critical engagement with the contemporary media landscape.

Fri 26 June

An Encyclopedia of Media Objects

What is an encyclopedia? What are media? What is an object?

Sat 20 June

Tempted by Tomorrow (Nervous About Tonight)

Is the official preview party for “Tempted By Tomorrow” the Master Media Design and Communication graduation exhibition of the Piet Zwart Institute. This evening will be filled with performances, presentations and the opportunity to view installations and discuss the projects that have been produced.

Fri 03 July

Exhibition Reading by Samir Bantal (Executive Manager, OMA)

On the 3th of July Witte de With is pleased to welcome Samir Bantal for a exhibition reading on the exhibition No Humans Involved by HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?.

Participation to this reading is free.

Tue 09 June

Özlem Altin – No story, no

When researching Witte de With’s exhibition history in preparation of her participation in the In Light Of 25 Years project, artist Özlem Altin was instantly drawn to Pas d’histoire, Pas d’histoire (No Story, No History), the first large scale solo exhibition by Belgian artist Joelle Tuerlinckx in 1994.


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Thu 30 July

Open Set Summer School: Workshop with Richie Adomako

Something Happened – The Feeling Process

Virality Meets Reality

Workshop by Richie Adomako // 30 July 2015 // Location: Witte de With, Rotterdam // Language: English

Tue 14 July

Symposium Between Nothingness and Infinity

Presented as part of NO HUMANS INVOLVED, an exhibition by the artist collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? on view at Witte de With until 16 August 2015, the symposium brings together artists and scholars to crack open the ‘nothingness’ of the historically produced dilemma of Blackness, both as a philosophical and factual position.

Thu 25 June

Ecology in the Garden of Machines

During two evenings, on June 18 and 25, perspectives from biology are used to create a better understanding of technological development. The ultimate goal is to find a fruitful (design) perspective in dealing with technological developments in the Anthropocene - the geological era in which man has become the main force of nature.

Thu 25 June

Opening Night: all systems go

Presenting, ‘All Systems Go’, a group exhibition of young artists living in Rotterdam, about systems present in their daily lives. Each artist has reacted to a system that fascinates or irritates them, some even create a new system altogether.

Thu 09 July

Test_Lab: The Graduation Edition 2015

At the end of every academic year, Test_Lab takes a close look at a selection of outstanding art and design work created by young artists and designers graduating in emerging arts across Europe.

Sat 13 June

Opening: Monsters Under My Bedrock

Mitchell Kehe will be exhibiting a body of new works created in 2015. The exhibition Monsters Under My Bedrock will take place in two locations: Wolfart Project Space and Sinister Legends Attic Space.

Sun 05 July

POST E.O. Group exposition by former assistants of Erwin Olaf in Fort 1881.

From Sunday 5 July, and for the entire summer, eight former assistants of Erwin Olaf will be showcasing their work. The exhibition called POST E.O. will take place in an old fort.

Sat 13 June

THIJS EBBE FOKKENS - Acting on Impasse

JOEY RAMONE is proud to host the 1st solo exhibition in the gallery by Dutch artist Thijs Ebbe Fokkens. The exhibition which occupies both gallery and project spaces opens on Saturday 13 June from 5-8pm and runs till Saturday 11 July. The exhibition is part of Poetry International Art & Language Gallery Tour and for this occasion is open to public already form Wednesday 10 June.

Sun 21 June


‘Corpus in Act’ brings four artists. This Paris initiative, was founded by Mathieu Bohet, Manuela Centrone and Željka Jović. In addition to its own work, the collective offers a platform for performance art taking as a starting point the expressiveness of the human body. Corpus in Act takes a multi-disciplinairy approach to performance that includes: installation, video, poetry, action, sound, dance and experimental theater. But besides the Paris invasion, Performance Art Event will also host Vanita Monk, who will add a native Rotterdam flavor to the evening.

Sun 05 July

[Life drawing day!]

Dear artists, sketchers and all creative people who love FIGURE DRAWING! There is a new group of International Life Drawing Society opening in Rotterdam and we will have the Opening Event “Life drawing day!” There will be 2 hours of full body + 2 hours of portrait drawing session and this is for FREE! All artists are invited!

Thu 16 July

Solo Exhibition Janneke van der Putten

TENT is pleased to debut the work of the Rotterdam artist Janneke van der Putten (1985, lives and works in Rotterdam). For her exhibition, Van der Putten presents a number of recent works in which the relationship between sound, voice, and singing and body, time, and space are investigated through her personal experiences, physicality, and voice.