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Book presentation 'Images' and opening Pop-up Image Park

Opening: 01 / 06 / 2016

Sculptures. Urban embellishment in Rotterdam since 1940 en Uproot Rotterdam
Book presentation and opening of the pop-up sculpture park, Wednesday 1 June from 16: 00 hours in Het Nieuwe Instituut, and from 17: 30 hours in the Museum park.
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From 1 June to 21 August, Rotterdam is just one park richer, a pop-up sculpture park. In Uproot Rotterdam a group of works of art from the city comes together for a summer: the sculpture park tells the story of the exceptional 'post-bombardment' art policy of the municipality of Rotterdam. The sculpture park will be opened in the Museumpark on Wednesday 1 June.

The pop-up sculpture park Uproot Rotterdam is a project of Studio Makkink & Bey, commissioned by BKOR and Sculpture International Rotterdam (CBK Rotterdam). Uproot Rotterdam is organized within the framework of CBK Rotterdam Celebrates Art and the City, and is part of Rotterdam celebrates the city! This project is made possible in part by the municipality of Rotterdam.

CBK Rotterdam presents the book prior to this opening Sculptures. Urban embellishment in Rotterdam since 1940 in Het Nieuwe Instituut; a book by Siebe Thissen (head of BKOR) about the reconstruction in Rotterdam and the role that art played in it. The book contains a preface by Sjarel Ex and a photo essay by Otto Snoek. (Publisher Jap Sam Books, design Studio Minke Themans, 22 x 28 cm, bound, 528 pages, € 37,50, ISBN: 978-94-90322-62-5, www.japsambooks.nl)

Image report Sculptures and opening Pop-up Sculpture Park

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Program, Wednesday 1 June:
16: 00 hour at Het Nieuwe Instituut
The book presentation of Images. Urban embellishment in Rotterdam since 1940, with a review of the book Paul van de Laar, an interview with Siebe Thissen by using Arie Lengkeek, a column from Dikie Scipio and the handing over of the first copy by Ove Lucas (director CBK Rotterdam) Bas van Leeuwen en Theo Laport.

17: 30 hour, in the Museumpark
The festive opening of Uproot Rotterdam, with an introduction by Ove Lucas, an explanation of Jurgen Bey (Studio Makkink & Bey) and the music piece 'End of Performance - Alarm Symphony' (2011) based on an idea of Yuri Veermanperformed by the Fanfare orchestra Excelsior 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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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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