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Maashaven Palace: unveiling and garden party

Opening: 31 / 05 / 2018
Location: Cultural workshop

Sculpture International Rotterdam opens its new art program under the name Paleis Maashaven. The first step is to place four images in Rotterdam South.

UPDATE: Due to the weather forecast, the entire opening will be moved to the Cultuurwerkplaats (Cillershoekstraat 1). The opening of Maashaven Palace starts there at 16: 00 hour.

The unveiling of the moved work of art The Idler's Playground Cosima von Bonin takes place at Putselaan at 15.30 hour, followed by a garden party at the Cultuurwerkplaats on Cillershoekstraat from 16.30 hours. Being there Maashaven Palace officially ushered in, and the arrival of three bronze statues to the garden is celebrated with music, food and drink, and short interviews with residents and stakeholders, including Dees Linders, Hicham Khalidi, Kaboul Vermijs, Zoƫ D. Cochia en anderen led by moderator Jelena Barisic.

Maashaven Palace
Under the title Maashaven Palace In the coming years, Sculpture International Rotterdam is developing a long-term international art project in Rotterdam-Zuid, consisting of the arrival of new artworks, exhibitions, lectures and other activities. With Paleis Maashaven, Sculpture International Rotterdam wants to generate attention for the qualities and potential of this part of Rotterdam, in collaboration with the residents, initiatives and artists in the neighborhood. The project started in 2017 with a branch at the Cultuurwerkplaats Tarwewijk of Stichting Zuidzijde.

The first step Maashaven Palace is the movement of the artwork The Idler's Playground from the artist Cosima von Bonin from the center to the start of Putselaan - right in between Afrikaanderwijk, Bloemhof and Tarwewijk. Besides the sculpture by Cosima von Bonin, another three images come to this area: The Husband of the Doll from Thom Puckey, Monsieur Jacques from Oswald Wenckebach and The knot from Shinkichi Tajiri come from the Coolsingel and are placed in the garden of the Cultuurwerkplaats.

Sculpture International Rotterdam is the international program for art in the public space of CBK Rotterdam. More information about Sculpture International Rotterdam can be found at the website.

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