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Free Coolsingel art route with purchase of Bijenkorf

The Coolsingel: turbulent Rotterdam history
Anyone strolling over the Coolsingel from Hofplein to the Erasmus Bridge will pass many extraordinary works of art, buildings and ornaments in a chaotic street that vividly reminds of the turbulent Rotterdam history. One of the top pieces is the sculpture by Naum Gabo. In honor of the restoration of this work, every buyer of an art book in De Bijenkorf will receive a copy of the map until February 2018 Tribute to an Avenue: Architecture and Art on the Coolsingel gift. The floor plan is a special design by 75B.

Masterpieces on the avenue
The Coolsingel is a place formed by memories - of catastrophes, major changes, massive mourning and celebrations - and successive city visions.
This card highlights the artworks and special ornaments, and was made in 2016 on the eve of the implementation of the new boulevard concept. Parts of it have already been realized or are being implemented, such as Stadhuisplein. As a contribution to a future interesting public space, Sculpture International Rotterdam has highlighted the idiosyncrasy and potential of the Coolsingel for the past seven years, with art projects in conjunction with the existing artworks in the Sculpture International Rotterdam collection. Artists at home and abroad reflected on the past, present and the imaginary future of this public space.

Publication date: 22 / 01 / 2018

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