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Book presentation: Ger van Iersel - Monumental artist

Book presentation: 06 / 10 / 2015
Location: de Heuvel

Who is Ger van Iersel?
Ger van Iersel (1923) grew up in Rotterdam, experienced the bombing and worked as an artist on reconstruction with architects. Now, 57 years after the bombing, his art is still part of life in the city.

About the book presentation
The author, Frederik Haver Droeze, will provide an explanation of the creation of the book and Siebe Thissen, head of BKOR (Visual Arts and Public Space), who wrote a preface, will place the work in the light of the reconstruction art in Rotterdam. The first copy is then issued.

Excerpts from 'A portrait of an old artist, the city and the empty heart', the film that Jan Dirk Schouten made about Ger van Iersel in 2007, will be screened. There is also a small exhibition about the work of Ger van Iersel. Afterwards there is an opportunity for a drink and a snack.

Tue. 6 Oct. 2015, 15.00 hour, location: de Heuvel, Grotekerkplein 5, Oppert entrance (next to the glass-in-concrete window by Ger van Iersel).

The above photo of the glass-in-concrete work by Ger van Iersel comes from the website www.schoutenarchitecten.nl

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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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