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RCH #15: ORIGINALS AND PUBLIC FAVORS

exhibition: 19 / 10 / 2018 - 31 / 03 / 2019
Location: TENT

"Art is elitist'is a common accusation against art. "Citizens are always bothered when it comes to art," is a frequently heard distrust of the other side.

This edition of Rotterdam Cultural Histories tells a very different story. It shows how Rotterdammers cherish the images in their city, lobby for them and take action or adopt them if necessary. With stories about 'Kabouter Buttplug' (Santa Claus), "Jan Gat" (The destroyed city) and the Friends of De Witte Bollen. From Friday 19 October the exhibition 'Orphanage and public favorites' can be seen in TENT.

Rotterdam Cultural Histories is a collaboration between TENT and Witte de With, with which their common roots in Rotterdam are explored and the interfaces between the two programs are shown. The exhibition can be seen on the first floor at Witte de Withstraat 50.

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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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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