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Fri 09 October

Amusing ourselves to death - Exhibition in De Rotterdam - Gallery Frank Taal

On the 40th floor of the iconic building of De Rotterdam, next to the Erasmus Bridge, Gallery Frank Taal presents her new exhibition Amusing Ourselves to Death. From this higher vantage point we will be able to cast a new perspective on art.

Sat 10 October

LIGHT PAINTING - Workshop for children

“Light Painting” is a newly developed technique in which the trails of the light are digitally captured and retained in the video projection to create lasting, however ephemeral, visual experience. The sequence of images gradually interpenetrating each other creates a dynamic and unpredictable narrative.

Sat 10 October

PERFORMANCES ON SATURDAY Noord Zuid Zuid Noord Festival


Fri 09 October


OUT OF NOWHERE is a spontaneous interplay between music, poetry and visual arts.


Sun 18 October

Create your own pattern and stamp it!

Join artist Ane Baztarrika on a fun and ‘gezellige’ morning at the organic cafe Biobodega. The workshop starts with a yummy breakfast with coffee/tea and cake, followed by some experimentation on creating your own patterns with veggies. You will finally stamp your desired pattern with homemade natural inks on an organic cotton tote bag that you will take home!

Fri 09 October

OPENING Started By

Started By is an exhibition in which the artist and designer are also seen as craftsmen. Featuring work by Milo Dool, Jorien Wiltenburg, Milan Moons, Donald Schenkel and Philine van den Hul.

Thu 08 October

Be my Guest opening expo

Opening group exhibition with artists from ‘t Otje: Marguerite de Geus (NL), Phil Hession (IE), Svetlana Prigoditch (BY), Bérénice Staiger (DE), Patricia Pinheiro de Sousa (PT), Elco Verschoof (NL).

Sun 04 October


Sunday the 4th of October: exhibition opening for VERS WERK in filmtheatre Cinerama. Eight illustrators, curated by YETI EN DE STER, show an illustration inspired by the theme ‘Film’.

Sun 04 October

Browsing Sessions

The artist book is our central theme this evening. Ten artists browse through their publications while explaining which choices they made and how the work came about. Each session takes about 5 minutes and will be recorded and projected simultaneously. After the sessions it’s possible to purchase the publications and of course we have some drinks. Welcome!

Sat 26 September

Open Mic Night - comedy and performance

For two months, Showroom MAMA transforms itself into Laff Box: a comedyclub for contemporary visual and performance artists whose work explores the boundaries between comedy and contemporary art.

Fri 02 October


The last years of communism weren’t only gray and boring. Friday 2 October at 18:30 the exhibition The Prague Five will open in the Czech Centre in Rotterdam, an overview of the exhilarating, sensual and often hilarious work of five Slovak photographers who rocked the Prague art world of the 1980s.

Sat 19 September

Art exhibition Andres Cimas

As it is the last week of the art exhibition of Andres Cimas (Barcelona 1979, artistic painter) there will be a special event on Saturday 19 September from 15:00 @ Art Galerie Harel. Meet & greet the artist and his amazing paintings, live music, dance, special sale and more…

Tue 29 September

Male model Drawing session!

Figure drawing loverzzz living in / visiting Rotterdam, we are organizing a great drawing session for you here! Check it out! Always nice music, free drinks and drawing materials ;)

Thu 08 October

Pecha Kucha Night: 20 seconds, 20 images

Come join us, socialize, be challenged and inspired by exciting, critical, touching, sometimes confusing but above all compelling presentations and unforgettable performances. A dozen designers, artists, musicians, politicians and journalists share their passion and dedication by presenting their idea in only 400 seconds using 20 images. Host: Jeroen Deckers.

Sat 26 September

Open days NE studios

Open artist ateliers in the NE studio’s Saturday and Sunday September 26 and 27 form 11:00 till 17:00 hours.

Fri 18 September


Turkish photographer Halis Subasi is delighted to announce his debut exhibition, The Dutch Way, which presents the selected images of his impressions of the Dutch city of Rotterdam.

Thu 24 September


On Thursday 24 September, artists, curators and academics will examine the connection between Caribbean carnival and contemporary art. They will discuss the ethic, social and artistic perspectives of the carnivalesque, as a space and strategy for expressing traditions and cultures as part of our current ‘global village’. The seminar will be an assembly of mini-readings, performances and discussions with contributions by Artwell Cain, Nana Adusei-Poku, Charl Landvreugd, Vincent van Velsen, Marga Weimans, Mette Sterre, Jaleel Roy-Lindsey, Junadry Leocaria.

Sat 26 September

Kaus Band Event and Passengers Exhibition

Kaus Australis is happy to present the exhibition PASSENGERS spotlighting the work of our current Guest Artists, accompanied by the first ever KAUS BAND EVENT featuring four sparkling Dutch Bands. Join us for this special evening of musical and visual delight held in our hospitable, and unique location at Kaus Australis on Saturday September 26, 2015. Fresh drinks and warm food will be served.

Wed 16 September

Artist talk: An evening with Zin Taylor

During this informal artist talk, Zin Taylor discusses his interest in the extraordinary oeuvre of architect, theoretician, set designer, and sculptor Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965), which served as the departure point for his new work A Segment of Translation (F. Kiesler’s Mind Form) commissioned by Witte de With as part of the In Light of 25 Years program.


Laff Box

For two months, from September 2015, Showroom MAMA transforms itself into ‘Laff Box’: a comedy club for contemporary visual- and performance artists whose work explores the boundaries between comedy and contemporary art. With Laff Box, MAMA looks at the comedy club as a setting for performance and humour as a means of expression and cultural product.