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Image: Bastiaan de Nennie for Studio Makkink & Bey

Uproot Rotterdam

Event: 01 / 06 / 2016 - 21 / 08 / 2016
Location: Museumpark

Uproot Rotterdam
Pop-up sculpture park, Museum Park
1 June - 21 August 2016
free admission, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Check the summer programming of Uproot Rotterdam here

This summer Rotterdam is one park richer, a pop-up sculpture park. In Uproot Rotterdam a group of works of art from the city comes together for a summer: the sculpture park tells the story of the exceptional 'post-bombardment' art policy of the municipality of Rotterdam. The sculpture park was opened in the Museumpark on Wednesday 1 June.

Uproot Rotterdam is a project by Studio Makkink & Bey, and consists of artworks that were placed in the city during the reconstruction. They were special for that Uproot Rotterdam as it were 'uprooted' from their neighborhoods and neighborhoods and are not only typical of the Rotterdam street scene but also show what role visual art played during the reconstruction. The sculpture park shows a chronological order of the images, starting in 1940 until now; in this way visitors can take a walk through Rotterdam and experience the story of reconstruction and art. Uproot Rotterdam is located next to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and opposite the entrance of Het Nieuwe Instituut. Uproot Rotterdam takes place from 1 June to 21 August. The sculpture park is freely accessible during that period, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Free tours are offered during Uproot Rotterdam. Work is also underway on a new work of art, a project by visual artists David Bade and Tirzo Martha, in collaboration with the Kunsthal.

Studio Makkink & Bey
CBK Rotterdam asked Studio Makkink & Bey to develop and shape the pop-up sculpture park. Studio Makkink & Bey was founded in 2002 by architect Rianne Makkink and designer Jurgen Bey. Studio Makkink & Bey is involved in the various domains within applied art, including the design of public spaces, product design, architecture and exhibition design.

BKOR and Sculpture International Rotterdam
The CBK Rotterdam programs BKOR en Sculpture International Rotterdam collaborate intensively to strengthen and renew the public space of Rotterdam. They organize various projects, publications and the Z-Files, with which the special collection of artworks in the public space of Rotterdam and current developments in the city are highlighted.

The Parade
The Parade landed from 23 June to 3 July at the Museumpark; Uproot Rotterdam can only be viewed from the Parade during this period. During the Parade, admission to the Museum Park until 16: 00 hours is free, after that it is necessary to purchase a terrain map (€ 7,50).

Pop-up sculpture park Uproot Rotterdam is a project by Studio Makkink & Bey, commissioned by BKOR and Sculpture International Rotterdam (programs from CBK Rotterdam). Uproot Rotterdam is organized within the framework of CBK Rotterdam Celebrates Art and the City, and is part of Rotterdam is celebrating the city! This project is made possible in part by the municipality of Rotterdam. Production: BKOR (CBK Rotterdam) and Joost Maaskant, Stichting De Loodsen


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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