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Rotterdam Cultural Histories #5

exhibition: 25 / 07 / 2015 - 11 / 10 / 2015
Location: TENT

Rotterdam Cultural Histories #5 shows by photographer Robert de Hartogh Summer carnival, the first years. De Hartogh is one of the few photographers in the Netherlands who has shown the development of economic migration since the early 1970s. When the Summer Carnival was held in 1984 for the first time, it attracted more than 15.000 visitors. Now, more than thirty years later, the street parade of the Summer Carnival is considered one of the largest events in the Netherlands with more than 750.000 visitors. The event has always remained true to its Caribbean roots. The photos that De Hartogh took in the early years of the Summer Carnival show a new and colorful Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Cultural Histories is a collaboration between TENT and Witte de With, with which the common roots in Rotterdam are explored and thus show the common ground between the programs of both presentation institutions. Rotterdam Cultural Histories #5 was set up by Mariette Dölle (artistic director TENT) and Defne Ayas (director Witte de With). This fifth edition has been compiled by Mariette Dölle and Robert de Hartogh, and was created as a result of the exhibitions On The Other Side Of Reality in TENT and NO HUMANS INVOLVED in Witte de With.

Up to and including 11 October 2015
Sunday 13 September 14.00 hour, Artist Talk in TENT, at the time of the Art festival in the Witte de With quarter.

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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