The Prinses Beatrixbad - part of the Eastern Swimming Pool on Gerdesiaweg in Kralingen - will be an exhibition space. The first exhibition in the series Bathers opens on Friday 27 January. Two more exhibitions are planned later in the year.
The successful exhibition is the reason for the exhibition program POOL which took place at the same location last October. Artist Serge Game then chose work by nine artists, who entered into a dialogue with the swimming pool. The exhibition was set up together with the Bob Smit Gallery. The exhibition is also this time Bathers compiled by Game in collaboration with curator Sabine Alders. The composers are guided by the context of the location: the artworks chosen match the color, appearance or appearance of the bath or form a contrast with this.
History of the Princess Beatrixbad
The Princess Beatrixbad is hidden in the Eastern Swimming Pool. The former therapeutic and rehabilitation pool closed in 2014, after the pool could not be restored due to financial problems. Through the exhibitions, the bath hopes to become visible again to a wide audience in order to make renovation possible. Within the program there is room for both established names and young talent. The pilot exhibition features work by Madeleine Berkhemer, Jonathan Gaarthuis, Serge Game, Menno Hiele en Johannes Langkamp.
Opening: Friday 27 January from 17: 00 - 20: 00
Regular opening times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 13: 00 - 17: 00
During Art Rotterdam week extra open on Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 February from 13:00 - 17:00
Address Oostelijk Zwembad - Beatrixbad, Gerdesiaweg 480, Rotterdam
Bathing guests is made possible in part thanks to financial support from CBK Rotterdam.