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Mon 21 April

OPEN CALL Radio Calling

TENT invites artists to propose a radio performance as part of the second edition of Radio Calling, which takes place on 16, 17, and 18 May. This open call is part of Radio Calling, a series of events exploring radio as a medium and platform for performance art.

DEADLINE 21 APRIL 2014

Thu 17 April

Material Forces

Art historian Sacha Bronwasser will talk to Folkert de Jong, Harold de Bree and Anne Wenzel, sculptors whose work doesn’t shy away from the major themes of power, violence. How do they see the current position of the artist, the influence of their art, and the power of material? Hans Theys, the well-known Belgian writer on art and culture, will introduce the evening.

Sat 03 May

Performance Daan den Houter

For the first time in nine years Daan den Houter will look at the 365 photos’ he made, throughout his 27th year of life.

During a six-hour performance he explores what is left of his memory and whether the images still have any value, after nine years.

Sat 12 April

Opening Hard Candy

The House of ABABA proudly presents the exhibition HARD CANDY: a daring composition full of interesting contemporary symbolism. You are more than welcome to celebrate the opening with us.

Wed 23 April

PAEkort #11

This time we have a filled up space with performances, audience, tables, chairs and benches. And what do you consider as everyday materials, is it something personal or related to where you live? PAEkort #11 invites Buktapaktop, a group of artists from Belgium, who work individually together, and Marita Bullmann, a soloist artist from Germany, who works alone.

Fri 18 April

Next Gallery:  DERDE SHOW „ARDOUR”

Op 18 april opent de derde expositie sinds de opening van Next Gallery met het thema “Ardour”. Het werk van 11 verschillende kunstenaars zal hier te zien zijn. Ieder met een eigen stijl en gebruik van media.

Sat 12 April

De Player presents: Braublff 1 with Magnus Haglund, Adachi Tomomi & Alessandro Bosetti

BRAUBLFF is a series of live events organised by DE PLAYER in collaboration with KRAAK. Where and how does language transform into music? A possible answer: the point where language loses its meaning and becomes pure matter, by repetition, mutation and deconstruction. BRAUBLFF brings together contemporary vocal poets and text-sound composers with the pioneering work of the avant-garde since the 1950s.

Sun 25 May

Plein du Publique Kunst en Kurieus Markt #3

The third edition of Arts & Curiosities market Plein du Publique on May 25th @ Pijnackerplein Rotterdam-Noord.

Fri 11 April

Ways of Working, According to an Office Desk

The group exhibition Ways of Working, According to an Office Desk brings together works by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, Céline Berger, Dina Danish, Jakup Ferri, David Horvitz, Sally O’Reilly and Colin Perry, and revolves around the question: “How to profess, rather than how to professionalise?”

Wed 09 April

Conversa II at Upominki

Conversas is a series of informal meetings made so that we can get to know and discuss projects and interests. Starting from the 2nd of April, and during the ten following weeks, every Wednesday at Upominki three Conversadores (those who talk at Conversas) will share something with the gathered group, for thirty minutes each. Yet as the title Conversas (Conversations in Portuguese) suggests itself, the events aim at an equal set up from which both - the Conversadores and the group, should be able to profit.

Fri 11 April

Ways of Working, According to an Office Desk

The group exhibition Ways of Working, According to an Office Desk brings together works by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, Céline Berger, Dina Danish, Jakup Ferri, David Horvitz, Sally O’Reilly and Colin Perry, and revolves around the question: “How to profess, rather than how to professionalise?”

Sat 03 May

AAAFRESH123 ( First Anniversary) @ Zaagmolenkade123

One year ago we opened AAAFRESH123. This formula has now become an intensive work place. We invite you to come and have a good time surrounded by art and interesting people of the art and cultural scene. We will celebrate our 1 year of existance in Rotterdam North with some surprises & new paintings.

Thu 10 April

The Toilet Gallery opening

  • Robert Glas @ The Toilet Gallery *

Join us Thursday April 10th for the first edition of our monthly event!

For each edition The Toilet Gallery will invite an artist to present a site specific work in our small gallery. Robert Glas made an enlightening work for this month.

The opening will be joined by beer, pizza, dancing and a beamer. Ring the bell to enter.

See you there!

Sat 05 April

Ruth Borgenicht ‘Spatial distributions

We would like to invite you to the festive event: Ruth Borgenicht, ‘Spatial Distributions’. From the Grand Tour starting in the Bernardaud Foundation in Limoges, to the prestigious Sevres Museum in Paris and Puls, the Ceramics Gallery in Brussels, Ruth’s work will come full circle, finishing in our gallery.

Sun 06 April

SLAAP!

A site specific exhibition by Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell. Bring your hangover if you have one. There will be Irish Coffee.

Sun 06 April

ALERTA: SPRING ( exhibition opening)

Alerta Pop-Up celebrate the spring with a new exhibition and a special electronic sexy music show by Nina Fernande. Expect some spring nakedness and fun!

Thu 24 April

Master Class: Design for Crime, The Dark Side of Design

In the framework of the exhibition The Crime Was Almost Perfect, an exhibition linking art and the aesthetics of crime, Witte de With presents a Master Class with Alexandra Midal.

Thu 24 April

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.

Sat 29 March

Symposium: Cui Bono? (To Whose Benefit)

Cui Bono? (To Whose Benefit?) A presentation of case studies pitting truth against legal procedure

Thu 27 March

Lernert & Sander: installation & live performance on wall paper archive

The TV presenter Andrea van Pol will talk to the artist duo Lernert & Sander about their forthcoming installation and performance for Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile design fair. Commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut, the work takes inspiration from the historical collection of the wallpaper manufacturer Rath & Doodeheefver.