Fri 02 November
Symposium Port Prospects
A one-evening symposium that reflects on the photographic image and conception of the cities of Rotterdam and Wilhelmshaven (DE).
This summer the exhibition ‘Learning from… Rotterdam’ was on view at the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven (DE): a photographic dialogue between the harbor cities of Rotterdam and Wilhelmshaven. The exhibition featured commissioned works by a.o. Elian Somers (NL), Kim Bouvy (NL) and Oliver Godow (DE).
Since 2007, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Nederlands Fotomuseum have been commissioning photographers to reflect on the Maasvlakte 2, the extension of the Rotterdam harbor. The latest work is ‘Lunar Landscapes’ by Marie-José Jongerius, on view at the NFm from November 3.
The symposium reflects on these dialectic representations and questions their influence on the image and conception of the city.
With Kim Bouvy, Elian Somers, Oliver Godow, Marie-José Jongerius (artists), Viola Weigel (director/curator Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven), Frits Gierstberg (Head of Exhibitions Nederlands Fotomuseum), Caroline von Courten (writer, curator). Moderator is Saskia van Stein (curator NAiM/Bureau Europa).
The symposium is organized by Het Wilde Weten and the Goethe Institut Rotterdam.
Doors open: 19:30 (English spoken)
Entrance: free. Reservations can be made by email: email@example.com