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Night tour: Art in the South

On Friday 18 October, Niels Post kicks off with the first Night Tour ever from Sculpture International Rotterdam. Just when it starts to get dark, he takes you to the works of art at Rotterdam South.

Niels Post is an artist who lives and works in Rotterdam. In 2006, he hung an unsolicited letterbox on the Erasmus Bridge, claiming the bridge as his personal postal address. In the nine weeks that the mailbox was there, Post 134 received letters and cards from all over the world. In 2006 the municipality was satisfied and the letterbox was removed. When the Erasmus Bridge celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2016, Niels Post was invited to create a new work in the context of Playing The Erasmus Bridge (PTEB).

On Spam, Lectori Salutem #6 is a text from his spam filter that loosely refers to the many holiday greetings that he obtained from his letterbox exactly the same place ten years earlier. For people who don't know the story of the letterbox, including the many tourists who walk across the Erasmus Bridge every day, it is mainly a friendly greeting that raises questions.

The Night Tour starts on the Erasmus Bridge, near the sculpture of Niels Post. From there we walk in 2 ร  3 hours past a diverse mix of images, murals and special places in the public space of the Afrikaanderbuurt, Bloemhof and the Tarwewijk. To end in Charlois at the most beautiful pool cafe in Rotterdam.

๐Ÿ“… Friday 18 October

๐Ÿ•‘ 19:30 PM. Duration 2 - 3 hours

๐Ÿ“ Start location: on the Erasmus Bridge, near the sculpture by Niels Post. This can be found on the eastern pylon, next to the maintenance door, on the North Island side.

๐Ÿ’ธ free, but reservation required. Register via: Max Insert 20.

๐Ÿฟ Drinks and snacks available

Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR) is CBK Rotterdam's international program for art and the public space. Under the title Paleis Maashaven, SIR has been developing a long-term art project in Rotterdam South since 2017, consisting of the arrival of new artworks, research, exhibitions, lectures and other activities.