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Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam

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Art and Vaarwerk, Car parking garage (1987), Weena
Art and Vaarwerk, Car parking garage (1987), Weena

Art & Architecture

Tour: 28 / 08 / 2015 - 31 / 12 / 2015
Location: Various locations in the center of Rotterdam

The city center of Rotterdam is rich in reconstruction architecture and art. Reliefs, stained glass and mosaics are beautifully integrated into the architecture. Until today, there is a unique relationship between the design of the city and the prominent place of visual art in public spaces. A special route map leads past art in post-war Rotterdam, from Central Post with the light cathedral of Louis van Roode to the Market Hall with the food cathedral of Arno Coenen. The story about the development of the new city center is told by the streets, squares, buildings and works of art; 75 year Rotterdam in a nutshell. The route has been realized on the initiative of, and in collaboration with BKOR and Sculpture International Rotterdam. The route is launched during Z-Files #12 on Friday 28 August in WORM, Institute for Avant-garde Recreation, Rotterdam.

Tip: during the Art festival in the Witte de Withkwartier, OMI (Office for Metropolitan Information) organizes bicycle tours with the new route map as a starting point. A guide takes you on a journey of discovery through the city center, with a focus on art, culture and architecture. A visit to one of the buildings is part of the tour.

Date: Sat. 12 & so. 13 September 2015
Start: front of TENT, Witte de Withstraat 50
Time: 15.30 hours
Price: € 7,50 (incl. Art & Architecture roadmap worth € 5,00)
Bicycle rental: € 5,00
To reserve: www.omirotterdam.nl

On the photo: image of Naum Gabo as part of De Bijenkorf (M. Breuer, A. Elzas), 1957. Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode.

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.
To website TENT

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

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.
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