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Thu 09 April

The NFS Annual Fashion Show

The Annual NFS fashion show is back! Coming to you the 9th of April, we are excited to show you the latest collections from different designers.

Thu 26 March

The stretch is better than the case.

Lieke Snellen (NL) with Davey Schoute (NL) | Hannah Whithlow (UK) | Liing Heany (IR)

Closing: Thursday 26 March 2015 at 19.00h

Wed 01 April

Tosti Treffer X V2_

Tosti Treffer is a monthly event, where creatives have the chance to meet and enjoy a “lekker tosti” and drinks together with a relaxed atmosphere. Every first Wenesday of the month Tosti Treffer is arranged in a different location. Bring a topping for your favorite Tosti and let’s co-create culinary and creative wonders.

Fri 27 March

Points OF Departure

A journey setting out from the Wilhelminapier, taking you to (dreamed) destinations. Let the wind guide you through a series of proposals for public installations, directly linked to the history of Rotterdam’s most iconic wharf. Showcasing a sound-walk, video installations and mobile audio work made by The Patching Zone.

Thu 02 April

Event: An evening with Freek Wambacq

On the occasion of his work for In Light Of 25 Years, Witte de With welcomes artist Freek Wambacq for a conversation with Samuel Saelemakers (Associate Curator Witte de With) on Thursday 2 April at 19.00 hrs.

Sat 21 March

PAE: CAPSULE performing alternative realities

Performances by Carlos Salazar Lermont (VE), Olga Blázquez Sánchez (NL/ES) and ieke Trinks (NL)

Fri 27 March


Kaus Australis welcomes you to visit the studios of our current artists in residence.

Sun 29 March

South Explorer Festival at Wolfart - I Am Sitting In Front Of A Cooking Instruction Video

A day to discover the best cultural hotspots of Rotterdam-Zuid. Ofcourse Wolfart-Projectspaces has their own program! During the day Cateringa & Kompanen will try-out their “I Am Sitting In Front Of A Cooking Instruction Video” and from 19:00 on the Colectivo Aloardi hosts a musical evening.

Thu 26 March

Which Way to the Future?

Tussenuur presents: a live program in lounge-setting, full of inspiring lectures, music and encounters with innovative European city-makers. All of this to create a relaxed evening with a panoramic character, for everyone who wishes to view the city in a new and different way.

Sat 14 March

ROI ALTER - A Few Necessities

JOEY RAMONE is proud to present “A Few Necessities”, the 2nd solo exhibition in the gallery by Israeli artist Roi Alter. The exhibition opens on Saturday 14 March and runs till Saturday 18 April.

Sat 21 March

PAE: CAPSULE performing alternative realities

Performances by Carlos Salazar Lermont (VE), Olga Blázquez Sánchez (NL/ES) and ieke Trinks (NL)
Performance artist Carlos Salazar Lermont from Caracas will be in town. A good reason for us to put up this event CAPSULE. It is almost a year later that we welcome Carlos, but thanks to our dear colleagues ]performance s p a c e[ in London who managed to bring Carlos over to Europe.

Sun 15 March


Conny Beneden, Pim van Halem, Rolina Nell Three artists with an interest in the spaciousness of new land, the uncertain future and the years of remembrance. With a short film by Conny Beneden, ink drawings by Pim van Halem and paintings from Rolina Nell.

Tue 17 March

BNO Romeo Delta & IMG LAB present: Speed!

Need for speed? Fast & furious? Designing in the highest gear, what does it do to creativity and quality? Supersonic idea generation, instant reactions to the news, media changing at an ever increasing rate. Design at Godspeed: How does it affect the maker?

Thu 12 March

The stretch is better than the case.

9 March - 26 March 2015: Lieke Snellen (NL) with Davey Schoute (NL) | Hannah Whitlow (UK) | Liing Heaney (IR)

OPENING: Thursday 12 March at 19:00 hrs.

Mon 06 April

Watch the time on the Markthal

On the Swan Market of 6 April UrbanFabric (by NOV’82 Architects) will launch their new collection of clocks, inspired by icons of Rotterdam. Think of the Markthal, Central Station and other famous eye-catchers of our city. On our Facebook page you can suggest which icon you’d like to see in our new collection. Not so into clocks? You can also come by at the Swan Market just to check out our awesome 3D printer!

Sat 07 March

Museumnacht010 @boijmans

25 museums and cultural institutions in Rotterdam welcome you on Saturday 7 March from eight to midnight for a festive evening of museum hopping.

Sat 28 February

Mieke Fokkinga - Curved Yellow Shapes

Opening of Mieke Fokkinga’s first solo show at Galerie Rianne Groen with new works.

Sat 07 March

Don’t Worry About Cool

The advice of Sol Le Witt to Eva Hesse: “Do not worry about cool, make your own uncool” triggered a group of artists to regularly criticize each other’s work. In this exhibition they show the results of this process at “De Witte Slagerij”

Sat 07 March

Museumnacht 010: Oplevering op afstand

For Museumnacht 010 the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam has invited the Rotterdam based artist group Observatorium to curate an exhibition on their work in the German Landschaftspark Zeche Zollverein. Join us during Museumnacht 010!

Fri 06 March

Lecture by Renzo Martens

On March 6, artist Renzo Martens will provide an in-depth look at the workflow behind the chocolate sculptures that are sold through the Institute for Human Activities pop-up store at V2_.