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Wed 27 April

The Performance Bar

This transformable stage/bar blurs the boundaries between café and theatre, bar and stage, artist and audience. The Performance Bar presents all kinds of acts that span across the categories of art and entertainment. A seemingly normal evening out suddenly becomes an adventure when performers jump on the bar and present everything from the low-brow to the profound, never taking longer than it takes you to drink your pint of beer.

Sat 30 April

Gerwin Luijendijk - Cedar Lewisohn

JOEY RAMONE is proud to present “View of Restoration”, the 2nd solo exhibition in the gallery by Dutch artist Gerwin Luijendijk (Zaandam 1980) and “Cannibal Manifesto”, the 1st solo exhibition in the gallery by British artist Cedar Lewisohn (London 1977).

Both exhibitions open on Saturday 30 April at 5 - 8pm and run till Saturday 4 June 2016.

Although their approaches differ in material and scope, both artists share similar concerns of authenticity, authorship, history and time. By employing image appropriation they inquire into the implementations of giving images a new context.

Sat 07 May

Artist Talk: Die Stadt von außen betrachtet

Wild sides and ghosts, polka dots, an alternative map of the city, a cow and many more things: the German architects and artists that were doing a residency at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam got to know the city in many different ways and are celebrating this diversity with their installations and video works.

Fri 06 May

Die Stadt von außen betrachtet

Five years of residency programs at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, five artistic visions of the city: Come celebrate with us!

Tue 12 July

Proef#18: ROOK

The 5th (and last!) Proef# of the year goes up in SMOKE. A multifuncional cooking method that kills, maims, discolours and tastes o-so-good. What is it that makes us want to eat solid bits of carbon? Guest curators of this evening are Sasker Scheerder from Manenwolf’s Rokerij & Foodlab, a smoke-addicted food experimentalist. We might have an extra special guest and go for a different location to do some edible smoke, liquid smoke and smoking smokey smoke experiments.

Tue 14 June

Proef#17: BROOD

The 4th Proef# of the year goes deep into BREAD. If there is anything more basic than milk in the history of cultured food, than it for sure is bread. No culture goes without bread. Recent years have seen a rise in high quality bread and the communities that support them. On the other hand we have an abundance of cheap bread that is not eaten after one day and gets thrown on the streets, causing heaps of problems.

Tue 10 May

Proef#16: ZOET

This Proef#16 will be ZOET. This teeth-rotting-candied-cherry-on-top-of-hyperactive children is only for adults when it is investigated by our guest curators Asnate Bočkis, a Latvian food-artist and designer, and Anastasia de Ruyter, graphics desginer and pastry mistress at Lof der Zoetheid.

Thu 28 April

In4Art Features See Things Different (talkshow)

This talk show is based on the current exhibition in the Kunsthal: The Museum of Everything. We will take you on a journey; opening unprecedented stories from unconventional creators. What happens when artists start to ‘think outside the box’? What are ‘outsider’ artists and when can art be considered art?


The Museum of Analogue Reality

The Museum of Analogue Reality is a sci-fi theater experience in WORM / Ubik. Visitors enter the year 2095, in a vision of the future that is probably very different than they imagined. When you buy a ticket, you are free to roam the museum. Come early, leave for dinner and come back. Or stay the full four hours if you want. The Museum is never the same and especially lovely near closing time. Don’t let the future catch up with you, visit MOAR!

Fri 22 April

The Museum of Analogue Reality: Opening Weekend

The Museum of Analogue Reality is a science fiction theatre experience. Visitors enter the year 2095, in a vision of the future that is likely very different than their expectations. When you buy a ticket, you are free to roam the museum any way you like. The museum is never the same. It’s especially lovely near closing time. Come early, leave for dinner, come back, everything is possible. The Museum of Analogue Reality is a free place! Or is it?

Sat 23 April

Animalis Passage

David Paans, Emma Hazenak & Michael van Kekem present a selection of works created for the exhibition ‘Animalis Passage’. The exhibition will show animals captured in citylife versus mankind’s perception of the animals within the city.

Works on show are a mixture of screenprints, paper-collages, and drawings with texts.

Fri 22 April

The Power of Architecture

Kees Kaan (KAAN Architecten) and Bjarne Hammer (Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects) present in a double lecture two new projects of high court buildings just completed in The Hague. The lectures will be followed by a public debate moderated by Salomon Frausto.

Sun 22 May

Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupied Spaces

The event will feature a book talk and discussion on the book Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupied Spaces with Alan Smart of Other Forms.

Sat 23 April

VERS WERK Expo opening Ferdy Remijn X Lilith

Besides the delicious pancakes and coffee you can now enjoy the fine art of illustrator Ferdy Remijn at coffee-bar Lilith! Until the 20th of May you can admire the animal-world that Ferdy creates in a stunning detailed way. We come together on the 23th of April to celebrate this artwork and this supernice location. And as a bonus Ferdy will reveal a brand new work!

Sat 23 April

Opening Safe Space

MAMA has been converted into a lounge and screening room by UK artist Dean Blunt.

Sat 23 April

Do I still have to sleep in the cupboard?

Group exhibition organized by Cookies with AYR (formerly knows as Airbnb Pavilion) and Marte Eknaes. Coinciding with the opening of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016 Cookies has organized an exhibition that will explore the role of the ‘next economies’ in the increasingly blurred zone of the private and the public. While virtual space absorbs more intimate details of our private lives, the urban public space shrinks. Former spaces of intimacy have now become our main broadcasting platforms. The immediacy and agility of the connected devices create a condition where navigating between the real private and the virtual public becomes an hyper-enhanced continuous experience, intensifying the blur between both.

Fri 06 May

The Three of Dries Depoorter Part II

Artist Dries Depoorter (BE) will present three experiments in a period of three months. On May 6th he will show his second experiment in a live environment.

Thu 14 April

Opening: “SONIC LINC” by Joshua Thies

Opening: Thursday 14 April 20:00-23:00 at De Aanschouw & Wolfart Projectspace simultaneously. Exhibtions on view from 14 April - 20 April, 19:00-23:00 FB:

Sat 16 April

No.mades by Rogie cs

No.mades is a dance performance by Rogie cs. No.mades is dedicated to people who do not want to belong anywhere. This is also not possible for them because they want to be as pure as possible, with respect to themselves and others.

Fri 08 April

Opening: Ginger Museum

Discover the world of flaming locks, pale skin and freckles. A world that once was, comes alive in an exhibition about a breed that faces extinction.