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2,3: Bert Scholten, Dat speelt hier niet. 4: Maja Bekan. 5: De Atelier Unie Rotterdam.

Besides the opening of three exhibitions on Friday, one day later the exhibition / workshop space for kids, ZOHIER ZOMER in collaboration with the artists’ collective SOHERE, will officially open. For more information, see our exhibition page.



P for Performance: Nothing Is Accidental
Maja Bekan
Performance is pivotal to Bekan’s practice, and she employs it as an artistic tool to foster sharing time, engagement and presence in an open-ended process for rehearsing togetherness. She invites her collaborators to learn with and from one another through joint activities and playful exercises. They, in turn, invite the audience in by re-enacting and acting out scenarios that arise from their meetings and conversations. 

The group will use TENT as a hybrid space for intimate and public gatherings, conversations, exercises, rehearsals and learning and work collaboratively towards a performance that will result in a film work. As from upcoming Friday, the 1st of July, she will add a retrospective, including video works from previous projects and theatrical settings from Belgrado, Warschau, Graz and New York, with which the audience can engage in their own ways.

Dat speelt hier niet
Bert Scholten, curated by Rianne Zijderveld
In the exhibition Dat speelt hier niet (That doesn’t come into play here), Bert Scholten assigns new meanings to the historical rituals and customs associated with the koekplank (Dutch biscuit boards). Our local cultural identity, with its stories, customs and rituals, has always been subject to change. However, homogenisation over the years has lessened this malleability. Consequently, an antagonism surrounds the adaptation of widely accepted customs and rituals, while many others disappear almost without trace. In his work, Bert Scholten dusts the cobwebs off of such forgotten customs and brings them into the present.

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Presentation on the 1st floor
Rotterdam Cultural Histories #21:  Gone Within Two Years, The Studio Crisis
This edition of Rotterdam Cultural Histories draws attention to the working conditions for artists amid the city’s rapidly changing cultural landscape. Though a growing number of institutions have, since the 1970s, provided Rotterdam with spaces to present and enjoy contemporary art, the artists working and living in the city formed the foundation for the city’s vibrant artistic milieu. The mix of established institutions and the many grassroots initiatives the artists’ communities provide has received international recognition as the unique strength of Rotterdam’s cultural climate. But what will happen if this city can no longer provide its rich diversity of artists with spaces to work?

Practical info
You are all invited
No reservations required
Programme between 18-21.00 PM
Free admission