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Fri 19 December


Third installment in the BRAUBLFF (Materie und Laut) series exploring the relations between language, matter and music. BRAUBLFF 3 goes back to the basics of voice, language and noise. Our four guests will put together an evening of exquisite performances that will include advanced vocal techniques, futuristic poetry and noise. Language, music and matter will trade places.

Sat 13 December

Film Screening, John Akomfrah: The Stuart Hall Project

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art hosts the screening of The Stuart Hall Project and a conversation with the director John Akomfrah by Nana Adusei-Poku, Research Professor in Cultural Diversity at Hogeschool Rotterdam and Witte de With’s Curatorial Fellow 2015, in collaboration with The Piet Zwart Institute and the Research Professorship for Cultural Diversity.

Fri 12 December

Ma(r)king Time

A presentation of a working week’s collective labour; a wall sized poster produced at PrintRoom from Monday 8 to Friday 12 December, from nine to five.

Sun 21 December

Exposition Andre Korevaar

City Art Rotterdam is proud to present the upcoming big exposition, drawings and paintings, by Andre Korevaar.

Fri 12 December

Ma(r)king Time

Milou van Ham and Moniek Driesse give a presentation of a working week’s collective labour; a wall sized poster produced at PrintRoom from Monday 8 to Friday 12 December, from nine to five.

Tue 16 December

WdKA, BNO Romeo Delta & IMG LAB presents: Monnikenwerk

Organized in collaboration with graduation students Visual Communication of the Willem de Kooning Academy.

Fri 12 December

JMDKM at galerie Gallery

JMDKM is the alter ego of John-Mark de Kock Marasovic. Since 1996 he has been working manically to find his idiom, developing a unique body of work in which painting, collage, photography, puppetry and music come together in a very intuitive way.

Thu 18 December

Award Ceremony & TENT’s Pre-Christmas-Party

Silvia B., Esther Kokmeijer, Ewoud van Rijn, and Lidwien van de Ven have been nominated for the Dolf Henkes Award 2014. The Dolf Henkes Award is Rotterdam’s most important art prize for artists and was established by the prize’s namesake – the Rotterdam artist Dolf Henkes.

Thu 11 December

Sing Along if You Don’t Know the Words

Sing Along if You Don’t Know the Words, an exhibition comprised of new works by Helen Flanagan (b.1988, Birmingham UK)

Opening: Thursday 11th December 18.00 - 21.00 Evening viewings: Friday 12th & Saturday 13th 19.00 - 21.00

Fri 12 December


Printmakers save the date. Just before x-mas Willem de Kooning’s Publication Station and SingerSweatShop will host another print swap. Bring your own made screen-, block-, wood- computer- and or other prints, your misprints and proofs, and trade them with your favourite fellow printers.

Sat 28 November

Opening exhibition Order&Chaos

Opening of Order & Chaos

For many centuries now, art has been seen as a moment of order within the chaos of everyday life. Garage Rotterdam’s group exhibition, Order & Chaos, examines whether this ancient assumption still applies today.

Sat 20 December

Outsourcing Performance

Outsourcing Performance is a project in which MAMA continues its research into different presentation and production platforms. In recent years, MAMA has deepened its interest in performance artists whose engagement with the public determines the outcome of their work, in presentations such as Ryan McNamara’s solo exhibition Survey, and Oscar Murillo’s Ossie’s Bingo Boutique.

Sat 13 December

Route du Nord presents Art Sale

Under the heading of Route du Nord Presents… this renowned cultural festival organizes a very special edition. There will be a special art exhibition / sale with artists who have previously already exhibited at Route du Nord. Applications are pouring in and it promises to be a pretty diverse collection of arts. This is the time for art lovers to purchase a work of art which will be for sale at reasonable prices.

Sat 22 November

Nieuwkomers presents Dominic Brown

‘Nieuwkomers presents’ invites young emerging artists for exhibitions and performances. So you can meet up and coming artists before the rest of the world does.

Sun 30 November

Live music inspired by artworks | semifinal Art Rocks

Singer-songwriters, hip-hop acts, jazz musicians and poprockbands: come and enjoy the performances of ten of the best contestants of the Art Rocks music competion. A surprising Sunday afternoon event full of music and good old friends like Dali, Mondriaan and Rodin. And you can help decide who makes it to the final on 16 January at the Groninger Museum during Eurosonic Noorderslag! Special guest: Akwasi

Sun 23 November

Workshop photomontage for Kids

Feel free to join the full of fun photomontage workshop with your kid(s), under the guidance of none other than Rotterdam based artist Evelien de Jong!

Fri 28 November

OFF Rotterdam - Expo

On November 28th photographer Marcel Kollen will open his exhibition based on the photobook OFF ROTTERDAM in Posse espressobar. A photo document in black and white of the current music scene.

Sat 06 December

Symposium: Hybrid Ecologies and Audiences Today

Taking Dutch born, Beijing based curator/dealer/art historian/artist/translator/publisher Hans van Dijk (1946-2002), currently the subject of Witte de With’s exhibition Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists, as a point of departure, this symposium will investigate what happens when cultural sector divisions—such as public/private, commercial/non-for-profit, academic/non-academic and so forth—bleed.

Mon 03 November

Czech Fateful Dates

The Czech Centre Rotterdam invites you to the photo exhibition ‘Czech Fateful Dates’, which focuses on the years 1945, 1968, 1969 and 1989. These years are crucial in the turbulent Czech history of the 20th century (the liberation after German occupation, the rise and the fall of the Prague Spring and the Velvet Revolution).

Thu 27 November

Masterclass: The Social Botany Project

Noted Chinese artist Xu Tan (Wuhan, 1957) will give an exclusive Master Class at Witte de With. Xu Tan began his career as a member of the well-known Guangzhou-based ‘Big Tail Elephant Group’. Powerfully and intelligently, Xu’s work calls for contemporary art to engage with social reality in our time, addressing urban, political, economic and cultural issues.