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Sat 04 October

Don’t you eat that yellow snow

Exhibition opening of Andreas von Ow at Kaus Australis. After his 6 month Artist in Residence as part of our collaboration with IAAB in Basel he will show work in a very interesting exhibition at Kaus Australis.

Sat 04 October

Exhibition: mevrouwjansen at Koffie5Euro

Mevrouwjansen creates her work by meticulously editing (found) black and white pictures from the traditional private photo albums on the computer. She strips and transmutes these photo’s into collective emotional fields based on her own personal experiences.

Fri 07 November

Arty Bingo Party

The crazy Arty Bingo Party is back! You can win arty prizes donated by artist, designers and other creative friends from Rotterdam. RAAF is superhappy to tell you that our BINGO hostess Iris S. is back! And together with saxophonist Lars Nebel she will make your Arty BINGO party an experience you never had before!

Fri 03 October

Fieldwork Friday

Can artists use their practice to play a role in changing ideas about value in the commercial economy? Artists and managers from Rotterdam based companies discuss whether the arts can contribute to an alternative view of the business economy. Philosopher Karim Benammar reflects on the discussion and talks about his idea of value creation and wealth production.

Sun 05 October

Exhibition City Art Rotterdam

City Art Rotterdam exhibits PLAY2: a puzzling art installation by media artist Anuska Oosterhuis. PLAY2 shows life as a surreal and entertaining game. The installation is based on 100 Internet home videos collected by the artist.

Tue 23 September

BNO Romeo Delta & IMG LAB present: Hofleveranciers

On this fourth Tuesday of September a very different prinsjesdag, BNO RD & IMG LAB present: Hofleveranciers. The start of the new season is at the same time the start of a new collaboration and a new location: Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. This Tuesday evening three designers whom are close to several royal houses; Julian Zimmerman, Erik Varekamp and Hans van Bentem.

Fri 26 September

5 ½ Proposals to Live and Work in the Current Millennium

Proposal #5 - The Architect and The Housewife

In this proposal we want to understand the difference between private and public labour, domestic and ‘em- ployed’ labour. We will reflect on the the value of ‘caring labour’ and how this form of labour is often invisible.

Together with local neighbourhood associations and cultural institutions this two day event will consist of a shared meal, film screening, music and a collaborative community event, taking place in the neighbourhoods of Oude Noord and Agniesebuurt.

Take part and contribute in various Oblique ways!

Fri 03 October


The work of Sophie de Vos is about vulnerability, intimacy and sincerity. To really expose yourself, or not, is a recurring element in her photographic work.

Sun 28 September

Liefs uit Rotterdam / Love from Rotterdam

For artist Machteld Wijlacker found objects play a keyrole in her work. From a rich archive of various materials she builds cities; rhythmic skylines. The artist signature is to be found in collages, assemblages and installations.

Sat 20 September

MAMA’s Art Store,‘Young Art’

Invest in the future. MAMA’s Art Store is the showcase for this year’s young talent graduating from the Dutch art academies.


ROOT expositions

ROOT is a new pop-up exposition concept for emerging talent, all educated at the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam. We strive to, not only find the right way of exhibiting works but also to accompany students or starting, recently graduated artists in finding their way in business and communication skills. Through collaborations, events and composing a diverse group of motivated creatives we try to capture the vivid atmosphere of the academy outside of it.

Sat 13 September


During the festival Wereld van het Witte de With Kwartier, TRICKSTER will open her first temporary exhibition space with works by and in collaboration with:

BEN (NL) | Joseph Hughes (UK) | Bagel Bakery (NL) | Better Future Factory (NL) | Filippo Minelli (IT)

Sat 13 September

The Accidental Perfection of Nature

The Accidental Perfection of Nature by Sanne van Gent

In search of the blurred line between results of natural processes and human activities, Sanne van Gent shows an often absurd hybrid world; half culture, half nature. The base of her work consists of sceneries in which architectonical elements such as stairs, edges, walls and pillars collide with more natural elements such as stones, clouds and vegetation. Her work emphasises the interaction between these different elements, both in terms of functionality and appearance. As a result they reinforce each other, even to such an extent that they exchange meaning.

Opening SATURDAY 13.09.14 from 17h00 till 24h00 hour featuring Bubbelebim.

At 22.00 there will be a performance of Bubbelebim, the Rotterdam based (anti‑) literary and absurdistic theatre performance video, consisting of Sim Sala Bubbelebim and Professius T. Taal.

Sun 04 October

The Big Draw at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

On 4 and 5 October, the biggest drawing festival - The Big Draw - is coming to Rotterdam. Join one of the many drawing activities at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Sat 13 September

Finissage: Manumission & We Overcome by Shehera Grot

Aloekoe Art House presented its first exhibition in Alerta’s Pop-Up gallery.

Fri 05 September

Connected 020@010

Connected 020@010 is an exchange exhibition between artists from Amsterdam’ based gallery Roger Katwijk and Rotterdam’ based gallery Frank Taal.

Thu 07 August

MAMA’s Boys

Salon Des Recyclés: First Generation of Showroom MAMA artists.

Deluxe Rotterdam shows a selection of works by artists who started their carreer at Showroom Mama and are now World Famous.

It’s to show that subsidy can be effective and that they all were great to begin with.

Luuk Bode, Florentijn Hofman, 75B, Boris van Berkum, DJ Chantelle, Sander F. Deluxe, Geert Mul, Niets Smits van Burgst

Fri 05 September

Wouter Venema - A Book with One Page

For the season opening at Galerie Rianne Groen we present a solo exhibition with recent work by current Rijksakademie resident Wouter Venema.

Sun 07 September

Blue notes & mental flowers

Very awesome exhibition of Karin Suter.

Fri 05 September

Galerie Gallery presents Marijke Appelman

Galerie Gallery presents an exhibition by Marijke Appelman.