Rotterdam Late Night: Art and the City
Event: 03 / 12 / 2015
Date: Thursday 3 December 2015
Location: WORM, Boomgaardsstraat 71
Start: 22: 00 hour (Drank & DJduo Spectacular Spectacular from: 21: 30u)
Admission: € 6,50
Rotterdam Late Night is a monthly live talk show that takes place every first Thursday of the month in WORM. A talk show about art, politics and the dreams of Rotterdammers, presented by Ernest van der Kwast. On Thursday 3 December there is a special edition of Rotterdam Late Night, organized in collaboration with BKOR, about Art and the City. In this edition guests are: Ron van der Ende, Siebe Thissen and Co Westerik, there is music from JC Thomaz & The Missing Slippers ("dirty rock 'n roll steeped in years of' 60 / '70 garage and punk spit" ) and gives Wilma Sütö (curator Stedelijk Museum Schiedam) a mini-lecture about the work of Nicky Assmann, whose work can now be seen at TENT. Tickets can be purchased via WORM.
Ron van der Ende makes sculptures of cars, buildings, ship hulls and space capsules; mosaics of countless pieces of thinly sawn old wood, on which the original paint layer is still. Last year there was a retrospective of 38 works by Van der Ende in the Kunsthal. In WORM, Ernest pays tribute to this special sculptor.
Siebe Thissen is head of BKOR, the Visual Arts & Public Space program of CBK Rotterdam. BKOR is responsible for two hundred images in the city, but the collection of images in the public space is much larger than that. Part of this collection is eligible for collection and re-use. Can these artworks be adopted, or do they have to go to the art graveyard? Thissen discusses the policy and gives a first look at the brand new website of BKOR: a rich image archive of the Rotterdam art collection in public space.
The 91-year-old painter Co Westerik was already a guest at Rotterdam Late Night last year and promised to return every year. His work is included in the collections of the Gemeentemuseum The Hague, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This time the occasion was an exhibition with new work by him that was opened this week in Galerie Fenna de Vries. With the painter Ernest looks back on his career, work and life, but mainly looks ahead to the rich years to come.
This edition of Rotterdam Late Night is made possible in part by BKOR.