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Curious Autonomy

information: 21 / 03 / 2017
Location: Willem de Kooning Academy (Wijnhaven entrance)

What does it mean to set up an artistic research practice, and how do you ensure that it can develop in a sustainable way? Which partners do you involve in your research? How do you ensure correct visibility? Which financing models are possible? An artistic investigation starts with asking yourself the right questions.

The Willem de Kooning Academy and CBK Rotterdam are organizing a meeting in which artists speak who have worked on a research project in the past year. They question their own practice and the world around them from different perspectives. They present their research in a number of concentrated, short sessions: the results, but also what went well and what went wrong. In conversations, the artists respond to questions and share their experiences.

Curious Autonomy is a collaboration between WdKA Autonomous Practices & CBK Rotterdam Art Office. CBK Rotterdam supports research projects by artists based on the Research and Development Regulations. Petra Laaper from CBK Rotterdam Art Office will provide an explanation of this scheme.

17349675_202414646824839_117353594416895412_oThe artists participating in this edition are:
Gil & Moti, Pages, Tim Leyendekker, Sandim Mendes, Rnul, Rooswiesblauw

Tuesday 21 March 16.00 - 19.00 hours

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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