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BLUEPRINT: WHOSE URBAN APPROPRIATION IS THIS?

exhibition: 01 / 06 / 2017 - 27 / 08 / 2017
Location: TENT

The Metro54 collective presents BLUEPRINT: Whose urban appropriation is this?, a multidisciplinary group exhibition and public programming about the relationship between street culture and architecture in TENT Rotterdam. Metro54 invited architects, designers, rappers, producers and artists. They show new and existing work that shapes, investigates and imagines the sometimes stormy relationship between architecture and street culture.

Rotterdam is the hip-hop city of the Netherlands and architecture and urban arts & culture are deeply rooted in the DNA of the city. Old city areas and new bombastic architecture alternate. They function as a breeding ground for a contemporary art, performance and music culture. The group exhibition and the lively public program intervene in this and focus on the way in which street culture, the city and its architecture are appropriated. Special attention is paid to the themes 'architecture and identity formation' and 'urban appropriation of street culture' in cities such as London, Lisbon, Paris and Rotterdam.
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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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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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