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Sun 31 August

Unveiling the Jazzportrait by Peter Pontiac

Sunday 31st of August at 16:00 a new portrait of one of Rotterdam’s Jazz musicians will be unveiled: ‘Louis de Vries’, painted by ‘Peter Pontiac’.

Thu 04 September

Opening: Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Dutchman Hans van Dijk (1946 – 2002). Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists outlines his seminal role in Chinese contemporary art.

Sun 24 August

Finissage Sculpturesque Jokes

Finissage of Sculpturesque Jokes, an exhibition of works on paper by Vicente Fita Botet. The artist will be present.

Sat 30 August

5 ½ Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millennium


Fri 29 August

5 ½ Proposals to Live and Work in the Current Millennium


Sat 13 September

The Accidental Perfection of Nature

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.

Wed 03 September

drink&draw @ SingerSweatSop

drink&draw is a way to express one’s artistic urges, meet cool people, listen to good music and drink! People coming to the event are required to bring their drawing materials (sorry no painters!) and we provide the model, music and cheap beverages.

Fri 05 September

Expedition Noordereiland all about the Rotterdam inland navigation

Expedition Noordereiland is a photography and cultural event about the Rotterdam harbor and inland navigation. The event takes place at the same time as the well-known WorldHarborDays (or WereldHavenDagen) and the theme is ‘inland navigation’.

Sun 10 August

IMAGO Photour Camera world premiere

From 10 – 31 August, ‘self-portraits’ will be the central theme at De Rotterdam building.
A unique mobile camera called ‘IMAGO Photour Camera’, is making its world premiere and will be on display for the first time in this iconic building. At three meters high and eight meters long, it is the world’s only ‘walk-in camera’ that produces life-sized portraits.

Sun 24 August

Gig ‘Lucy, not the whore’ at Finnisage Melting Point

Finnisage Melting Point - summerexhibition
Melting Point is a group-exhibition. In different disciplines and from different perspectives the participating artists show the process of ‘transformation’.

Mon 11 August

Summerclasses Flamencodancing

Summerclasses Flamenco for beginners to advanced level.

Wed 06 August

Bling Bling Roti & Schultenbräu MET Eduard Breuking & Marieke Meijer

Let us say cheers to fakeness and self pity with Bling Bling Roti & Schultenbräu MET: Eduard Breuking & Marieke Meijer. These artist will serve you blingalicious Roti together with the fanciest beer in town: Schultenbräu all while giving you a healthy dose of art talk!

Wed 30 July

PAEkort #14

Performance Art Event Series in Rotterdam. Performances by Tim Tiedemann (DE) and Sabine Oosterlynck (BE). Screening of Performance Voyage 4 (FI) and work of Carlos Salazar Lermont (VE). Catering by Cateringa & Kompanen (NL). A donation is welcome!

Sat 23 August

Workshop Portrait of a Stranger by Rik Moonen

Learn how to make a portret of a total stranger by going on a adventure on the Afrikaandermarket. Rik Moonen teaches you al the tips&trics!

Fri 26 September

Route du Nord 2014

Art, live-music, poetry, parties and other happenings at the 12th edition of art route Route du Nord at Zomerhofkwartier.

Fri 18 July

200 Greatest Paintings

The Exhibition 200 Greatest Paintings consists of a canon of Western art that everyone knows. Masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa, The Night Watch and American Gothic are coming to Rotterdam from July 18 to September 30. Go on a journey through the history of art, without having to fly around the globe!

Sat 19 July

Opening ABABA Full House with LouLou & Tummie

The new expo at The House of ABABA will open the 19th of July. LouLou & Tummie will expose their colourful works and the expo will also feature V&B, Karin Arink, Robin Duister, Hans van Bentem, Delta and Onno Poiesz

Mon 28 July

Open Set – Graphic Design Summer School

Open Set hosted by Kunstblock

The annual design conference Open Set – Graphic Design Summer School takes place in Rotterdam this year, from the 28th of July till the 9th of August. Open Set was invited by Kunstblock, a Rotterdam based foundation, set up by five cultural institutions that reside on the Witte de Withstraat. The different workshops and presentations that are part of the Summer School take place in the different Kunstblock affiliated locations.

Sun 17 August

Selected Readings: Eight Views on an Exhibition

For the duration of The Part In The Story Where A Part Becomes A Part Of Something Else, Witte de With invited eight guest moderators to give a “reading” or interpretative tour of the exhibition. Throughout summer 2014, moderated public tours of the exhibition will be given by Lorenzo Benedetti (Director de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam), Oscar van den Boogaard (Novelist and Director of the HISK, Ghent), Ann Demeester (Director Frans Hals Museum – De Hallen Haarlem), Dessislava Dimova (Writer and curator, Brussels), Chris Fitzpatrick (Director Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp), Christina Li (Curator, writer, and Witness to the Moderation(s) program, Amsterdam and Hong Kong), Marnie Slater (Artist and writer, Brussels), and Steven ten Thije (Research Curator, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven).

Sunday 17 August, 3pm with Oscar van den Boogaard (language t.b.d.)

Sun 13 July

Sculpturesque Jokes

Works on paper by Vicente Fita Botet, curated by Patricia Ortega-Miranda

13 July - 20 August
opening and book release Sunday July 13 from 16.00 hrs. - 18.00 hrs.