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The Thing at the AFFR

Film: 09 / 10 / 2019 - 13 / 10 / 2019
Location: LantarenVenster

Next to the Bijenkorf on the Coolsingel is one of the most famous statues of Rotterdam - popularly called The Thing - by the Russian artist Naum Gabo.

At the 11e edition AFFR - the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam - that takes place from 9-13 October 2019, the short film Het Ding van Mels van Zutphen will be screened in LantarenVenster. A film about the restoration, full of fragments from the fiery manifesto of Naum Gabo.

Mels van Zutphen made Het Ding for CBK Rotterdam / Sculpture International Rotterdam as part of a series of short films about works of art from the SIR collection.

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Forest polder fox, Florentijn Hofman, Schiedamseweg, 2020. Photo: Otto Snoek

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