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CBK Rotterdam

Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam

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Z-Files, Art and the City

The CBK Rotterdam programs BKOR en Sculpture International Rotterdam collaborate intensively to strengthen and renew the Rotterdam public space. They organize regularly Z-Files about art and the city in which art, public space and the city are addressed through lectures, presentations and excursions. Goal of Z-Files (in which the Z refers to the famous work of art The destroyed city from Ossip Zadkine, and the controversy surrounding the possible relocation of this work in 2014) is to bring attention to the special collection of artworks in the public space of Rotterdam and to highlight current developments in the city.

Z-Files newspaper
BKOR and SIR together provide a Z-Files newspaper. The first edition of the Z-Files newspaper appeared in September 2014. From the introduction of CBK Rotterdam director Ove Lucas:
“BKOR and SIR are doing everything they can to constantly reinvent Art and the City. The city moves, the art moves with it. These two programs from CBK Rotterdam, each with its own unique character, make it possible to enrich the city at a high level and to deepen the activities of art in the public space. Z-files, Art and the City stands with the dynamic Z (from Zadkine) in the logo for a program of reflections on the activities of BKOR and SIR. This newspaper is an example of that. ”

Publication date: 24 / 03 / 2015

TENT is the platform for contemporary art in the context of Rotterdam with exhibitions, new productions, educational projects, performances and events with makers from the city and beyond.
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Sculpture International Rotterdam manages the international sculpture collection of Rotterdam, brings it to the attention and develops a metropolitan international art policy.
To the SIR website

BKOR manages and renews the extensive city collection in collaboration with Rotterdam residents, companies and institutions. BKOR advises the municipality, citizens and artists on the realization, placement, relocation and remediation of public works of art.
To the BKOR website

Art Office mediates, informs and supports visual artists from Rotterdam with regard to their professional practice. For artists, institutions and individuals.
To the Art Office website