12.07.2019 - 22.09.2019

Next up: No You won’t be Naming no Buildings after Me

Exhibition | Performances | Events

Opening: Thursday 11 July, 7 p.m. at TENT. Witte de Withstraat 50 at Rotterdam.

An exhibition with Kader Attia, Kristina Benjocki, Marcel van den Berg, Alexis Blake, Aslan Gaisomov, Yoeri Guepin, Gert Jan Kocken, Dana Lixenberg, Taus Makhacheva, Uriel Orlow, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Bert Scholten and Aimee Zito Lema. Curated by Vincent van Velsen.


No you won’t be naming no buildings after me

To go down dilapidated

No you won’t be naming no buildings after me

My name will be misstated, surely

– Erykah Badu


In No You won’t Be Naming no Buildings after Me, guest curator Vincent van Velsen investigates, in collaboration with an international group of artists, modes of commemoration and the ways legacies are embodied. Eminent events and people mainly are remembered through material, and conventional modes, such as monuments, street names, and official documents. In this respect, public space can be perceived as the physical manifestation of a communal archive. However, memory and commemoration can be materialised in various ways, especially when it comes to people and narratives who are not phyiscally represented in the public domain or willing to be an identifiable part of collective memory. This exhibition addresses different, often immaterial manners in which legacies can be passed, as well as modes in which people and knowledge continue to live on, despite of alleged oblivion or denial. Throughout, the body functions as an essential vessel of knowledge as much as a bearer of experience: it is a medium for memory and a beacon of legacies lived.