Rotterdam Late Night: Art and the City

Date: Thursday 3 December 2015
Location: WORM, Boomgaardsstraat 71
Start: 22:00 PM (Drink & DJ duo Spectacular Spectacular from: 21:30 PM)
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 will be a special edition of Rotterdam Late Night, organized in collaboration with BKOR, about Art and the City. Guests in this edition are: Ron van der Ende, Siebe Thissen and Co Westerik, music by JC Thomaz & The Missing Slippers (“dirty rock 'n roll drenched in 60s / 70s garage and punk spit” ) and Wilma Sütö (curator Stedelijk Museum Schiedam) will give a mini-lecture about the work of Nicky Assmann, whose work is now on view 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 program for Visual Arts & Public Space of CBK Rotterdam. BKOR is responsible for XNUMX sculptures in the city, but the collection of sculptures in public space is much larger than that. Part of this collection is eligible for collection and re-use. Can these works of art be adopted, or do they have to go to the art cemetery? 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.

91-year-old painter Co Westerik was a guest at Rotterdam Late Night last year and promised to come back every year. His work is included in the collections of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This time the occasion is an exhibition with new work by his hand that opened this week in Galerie Fenna de Vries. Ernest looks back with the painter 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.