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Opening of the Utopian Dreams group exhibition (22 / 04 / 16 - 10 / 07 / 16). Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

Raw Rotterdam

Location: TENT

Roughness seems to be part of the DNA of Rotterdam. What happens to the rawness of Rotterdam when the center becomes a 'city lounge' and the fringes are pushed back further and further? What makes Rotterdam unique?

On Thursday 12 in May at 20.00 hour artists Joep van Lieshout, Wim Gijzen, and designer Richard Hutten will discuss the DNA of Rotterdam with moderator Christine de Baan. The evening takes place in the context of the group exhibition Utopian Dreams, in which extraordinary plans and dreams of artists for Rotterdam have been brought together by Reyn van der Lugt.

Three debates in the context of Utopian Dreams
In three evenings TENT examines current themes about the city of Rotterdam at the cutting edge. Artists, opinion-makers and thinkers examine the most important issues for the future of the city. The events take place on Thursday 12 May (Raw Rotterdam), Wednesday 1 June (Rotterdam and the River) and 22 June (Superdivers Rotterdam) at 20.00 in TENT Rotterdam. The evenings are organized in collaboration with AIR (Architecture Institute Rotterdam) and Rotterdam Celebrates the City!

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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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