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Z-Files #24 - art and the city

Z-Files: 13 / 06 / 2019
Location: MONO

We would like to invite you to the 24e edition of Z-Files, art and the city

Upcoming state on 13 June Z-Files #24 dedicated to the transformation of the former prison on the Noordsingel into a special residential area: Garden of the North. Z-Files are lectures, presentations and excursions that CBK Rotterdam (BKOR and Sculpture International Rotterdam) organizes about art and the city. This edition of Z-Files is about the Garden of the North and about the reuse of materials in art and architecture. Presenter Ingeborg Absil talks to ten visual artists: who are they, what do they make and what vision do they have for reuse?

Real estate developer HD Groep wants - after delivery of the homes in the Garden of the North - leaving a work of art in the garden of the residential complex, whereby one artist is asked to use the demolition and residual material from the former prison. After an open call from HD Groep to artists to realize a work of art in the publicly accessible garden of the former prison, many enthusiastic reactions came in. Together with BKOR, ten visual artists were selected and approached from these responses.

During these Z-Files, these ten artists present their ideas about the reuse of materials and possible art in the Tuin van Noord. Ultimately, one of them is chosen to realize a work of art. On this evening we want to show the diversity of disciplines and introduce everyone to the way in which artists think along about the design of the city and about reuse.


When: Thursday 13 June 2019
True: MONO, Vijverhofstraat 15 (the 'Yellow Building')
Free access

Walk-in: 15.30 hours

16.00 Start of the program with welcome speech from Siebe Thissen (CBK Rotterdam / head of BKOR), HD Group and presentations by the following artists: Eddy Kaijser, Nora van Krimpen, Tom l'Istelle, Luuk Smits, Olivier Scheffer, Jan Eric Visser
17.10 pause
17.25 Presentations by artists: Madeleine Berkhemer, Kamiel Verschuren, Laura Ubachs, Wout Rockx
18.05 Drinks and snacks

We look forward to meeting you on 13 June!

Z-Files is the public program of Visual Arts & Public Space (BKOR). Rotterdam has a great tradition when it comes to works of art on the street. And everyone has an opinion about a work of art. That's the way it is supposed to be! Z-Files arose from the commotion surrounding a possible relocation of Zadkine's the Destroyed City to the station square. We are now a lot more editions further. We are always addressing an existing or upcoming work of art in the city. And we do that at a location in the vicinity of that work.

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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