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ADAM PATTERSON | THE WHOLE WORLD IS TURNING

10/07/2020 - 27/09/2020
Location: TENT

You can visit the new exhibition from 10 July The Whole World is Turning from Adam Patterson in TENT. In this exhibition, Patterson uses masquerade, textiles, performance, video and poetry to tell new stories or to retake old stories and provide them with new meaning. The new video installation A Ship of Fools is a vehicle for different voices, who try to find words for their experiences in the difficult times in which we live.

Global climate change affects different people in different ways. Can we find ways to feel each other's pain, mourn each other's loss, and relate to what is happening right now? And how do we want to continue together after we have shared our experience of the crisis? Patterson translated this desire for empathy, connection and solidarity into a way of working in which collaboration is central. A Ship of Fools is a collaboration with Clementine Edwards, Nicole Jordan, Ark Ramsay and M. Maria Walhout.

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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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Forest polder fox, Florentijn Hofman, Schiedamseweg, 2020. Photo: Otto Snoek

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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