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Night tour: Art in the South

Tour, Z-Files: 18 / 10 / 2019
Location: Rotterdam

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 à 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.

📅 Friday 18 October

🕑 19: 30. Duration 2 - 3 hours

📍 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.

💸 free, but reservation required. Register via: com@cbkrotterdam.nl. Max Insert 20.

🍿 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.

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.
To website TENT

Sculpture International Rotterdam manages the international sculpture collection of Rotterdam, brings it to the attention and develops a metropolitan international art policy.
To the SIR website

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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