Image: Bastiaan de Nennie for Studio Makkink & Bey


01/06/2016 — 21/08/2016
Museum park

Uproot Rotterdam

Uproot Rotterdam
Pop-up sculpture park, Museum Park
June 1 - August 21, 2016
access free, 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 that is. 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 works of art that were placed in the city during the reconstruction. They were made special for Uproot Rotterdam as it were 'uprooted' from their neighborhoods and districts and are not only typical of the Rotterdam street scene but also show the role that visual art played during the reconstruction. The sculpture park shows a chronological arrangement of the sculptures, starting in 1940 until now; for example, 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 guided tours are offered during Uproot Rotterdam. Work is also being done on site on a new artwork, 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 design 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 the applied art, including the design of public space, 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, which brings the special collection of artworks in the public space of Rotterdam and current developments in the city to the attention.

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 by 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