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It's Never Too Late © Elmgreen & Dragset

Z-Files #9: It's Never Too Late to Say Sorry at Art Rotterdam

Z-Files: 06 / 02 / 2015
Location: Van Nelle factory

Sculpture International Rotterdam presents during Art Rotterdam: Z-Files #9: It's Never Too Late To Say Sorry
Friday, February 6, 16: 30 hour - 17: 30 hour
Location: Intersections section, citizenM Hotel Lounge, Van Nelle factory

On Friday 6 February at 16.30 o'clock, the short documentary and the book It's Never Too Late To Say Sorry, about the much talked-about artwork by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset on Coolsingel, will be presented during Art Rotterdam. The protagonist is Wim Konings, the man who for a year spent daily at twelve o'clock at the clock: "It is never too late to say sorry!" , as an appeal to the city and passers-by. The publication contains 366 reports from Wim Konings about the daily life of this artwork and the announcer, written by the announcer himself.

Artist Marieke van der Lippe made the documentary It's Never Too Late to Say Sorry, about the artwork and the announcer, commissioned by Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR), the organization responsible for the international art and public space program, among others on the Coolsingel.

Program Z-Files #9
The documentary and book by Wim Konings are shown in the Van Nelle factory as part of Art Rotterdam. The film is shown in the citizenM Hotel Lounge as part of the lecture program Reflections during ART Rotterdam.

This afternoon is presented by Noor Mertens, curator of Modern & contemporary art and City collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The afternoon consists of a screening of the documentary, interviews with filmmaker Marieke van der Lippe, book designer Simon Davies and (via Skype) the makers of the artwork - Elmgreen & Dragset. Finally, Wim Konings reads two reports from the book 366 Sorry reports.

The film It's Never Too Late to Say Sorry and the book 366 Sorry reports were commissioned by Sculpture International Rotterdam, with support from the municipality of Rotterdam. SIR manages and develops the international image collection that is located on the urban outlines of the city and is a program of the Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam.

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