Annual overview 2019

preface

Today is June 1, 2020. Outside, dozens of people count down to 12 o'clock and the terraces open after 10 weeks of drought. This text should be about the work that CBK Rotterdam did in the year 2019. That will certainly happen. This first digital annual overview of ours is always chock full of text, image, film and sound, looking back on the year behind us.

But it would of course be strange if I did not dwell on the current situation in which the Corona virus paralyzed the whole of society, including the cultural sector. The scope and consequences will be detailed later, but for now I would like to dwell on some conclusions and advice from a study on the impact of the Corona crisis, which we commissioned among visual artists last month. Artists are hit hard by this crisis and are faced with considerably lower income. Artists' reserves are usually limited and not everyone has someone to fall back on. These results do not surprise me, of course. The aim of this research is to convince the municipality with concrete figures that it must take extra measures to help artists to get through this difficult time. And just as in a previous study, we see that artists count on CBK Rotterdam. They hope and expect that we can contribute to more support for artists by the municipality and the expectations of our influence and possibilities are remarkably high. This confidence of the interviewed artists naturally fills me with pride. It creates obligations and it mainly says something about the position that CBK Rotterdam occupies. In a society in which artists unfortunately still play a marginal role and a whole system has to be set up to pay artists properly for the work they do (and I am very curious how this Fair Practice Code will come from this period) stands for us creator still top of the priority list.

Noblesse oblige, nobility obligatory. In the near future, we will continue to advocate for artists, for example towards the municipality. And we will also take a closer look at all the beautiful intentions that we wrote for our Culture Plan 2019-2021 in 2024, regarding the current situation and its long-term consequences. It may well be that we have to make even sharper choices in order to maintain the professional practice of Rotterdam visual artists.

À propos, the year 2019. When I have to explain to someone who knows absolutely nothing about what CBK Rotterdam is, I often go back to an agricultural term that we probably all learned in primary school: mixed company. Everything you can think of with 'visual art' is on our program. Such as subsidies, assignments and residencies via Art Office. Images and projects in public space via BKOR and SIR. And exhibitions, education and events through TENT. But 'Rotterdam' is also an essential feature in our work. We are not alone in the Center or South. We are also in Hoek van Holland, Rozenburg, Hoogvliet, Alexanderpolder, Ommoord and Nesselande. Rotterdam is really Rotterdam for us! Together with artists, cultural partners, social stakeholders and residents, we are working on a lively art climate. And crucially, we are in the middle of the city and involved in what is going on in all those places in the city. In 2019 we were again fully involved with our partners. If you want to check whether I can live up to my words, I would like to invite you to dive into the enormous amount of artists, institutions, organizations and activities listed in this annual overview. For me, this multiplicity and diversity is the core of CBK Rotterdam.

And can you also call something from 2019, something that has stayed with you, my communication manager asked. I always find that very tricky. Name a number of things from each part of the program and everyone is satisfied. It seems that I am known anyway as the man who wants to bloom a thousand flowers. But of course you also want to add something personal to such an annual report. Something that has meaning to me, without anyone feeling passed.

One such project is, for example, Laden Saleh by Simon Kentgens. That starts in 2018. Kentgens then receives an R&D grant to research the Javanese painter Raden Saleh who lived from 1811 to 1880. Saleh was the first non-European to have the opportunity to study with well-known Dutch masters, but here he did not break free from the colonial yoke. He traveled to Dresden and received great recognition there. In Germany he is considered one of the founders of Orientalism. Kentgens is interested in the way in which Saleh navigated between the East and the West and he sees him as a pioneer in very current social themes such as colonization, decolonization, exoticism and emancipation. In 2018, Kentgens was also resident in Dresden as part of the exchange program that CBK Rotterdam has now had for about ten years with the Goethe Institut and the city of Dresden. He went looking for traces of the black Prinz, as Raden Saleh was called in Dresden. A very tangible object is das blaues Häusel, a pavilion designed by Saleh in 1848 on the banks of the Elbe. Simon Kentgens was totally fascinated by this oriental-style building, crowned with a real onion dome. Inspired by das blaues Häusel, Kentgens designed a contemporary kiosk to place and function right in the center of Dresden. Anyone who knows German cities knows that kiosks are inextricably linked to urban life. For the half liters of beer, cigarettes, coffee, newspapers - but especially for social contacts, the kiosk is the heart of every Kiez. The Municipality of Dresden responded very enthusiastically and made a nice budget available to realize the pavilion. And of course CBK Rotterdam also added an amount. On 2 June 2019, the time had come: together with the Kulturbürgermeisterin of Dresden, I was allowed to open Laden Saleh. On Jorge-Gomondai-Platz, a great place on the doorstep of bustling Dresden-Neustadt, goods and food of oriental origin were sold for a month. But Laden Saleh was also a coastal work in public space, questioning the oriental heritage and long tradition of the exchange of cultures in Dresden. A few weeks earlier, the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) had won 20% of the vote in European elections, which is not surprising given the long-standing tradition of Monday night Pegida demonstrations. On that sharp cut, Simon Kentgens' kiosk functioned as a place where citizens, associations and artists were invited to talk and discuss with each other.

This wonderful coincidence of all kinds of possibilities and the cooperation between various parties to ultimately realize a project by an artist from which a large group of people derives meaning, that is the power and magic of the work that we all do together. That is what CBK Rotterdam is all about.

Ove Lucas
director CBK Rotterdam

Dolf Henkes Price 2019
TENT, December 14– February 10
photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
Every two years, TENT offers space for the exhibition around the Dolf Henkes Prize. Nominated for the 2019 prize were Roxette Capriles, Priscila Fernandes, Emma van der Leest and Evelyn Taocheng Wang. The prize is awarded every two years by the Henkes Foundation to an iconic Rotterdam artist. On February 7, 2019, the prize (1.200 euros) was awarded to Evelyn Taocheng Wang.
Artist Talk at Art Rotterdam
Priscila Fernandes, Van Nelle Factory, February 7
video: Mirjam Somers, Bas Czerwinski
To make Rotterdam artists more visible during Art Rotterdam, CBK Rotterdam made the publication together with Samira Benlaloua Apropos Art which was presented during the Artist Talk where Nicole Sciarone introduced three Rotterdam artists. In the short films, the artists talk about the research they could do thanks to an R&D subsidy from CBK Rotterdam. Priscila Fernandes talks about her artistic research into leisure activities: what are the effects of playing on the development of the individual, on culture, on social integration in society?
Artist Talk at Art Rotterdam
Robert Glas, Van Nelle Factory, February 7
video: Mirjam Somers, Bas Czerwinski
To make Rotterdam artists more visible during Art Rotterdam, CBK Rotterdam made the publication together with Samira Benlaloua Apropos Art which was presented during the Artist Talk where Nicole Sciarone introduced three Rotterdam artists. In the short films, the artists talk about the research they could do thanks to an R&D subsidy from CBK Rotterdam. Robert Glas talks about an investigation into the influence of Predictive Policing - ways of big data mining to prevent crime - and the consequences thereof.
Artist Talk at Art Rotterdam
Pendar Nabipour, Van Nelle Factory, February 7
video: Mirjam Somers, Bas Czerwinski
To make Rotterdam artists more visible during Art Rotterdam, CBK Rotterdam made the publication together with Samira Benlaloua Apropos Art which was presented during the Artist Talk where Nicole Sciarone introduced three Rotterdam artists. In the short films, the artists talk about the research they could do thanks to an R&D subsidy from CBK Rotterdam. Pendar Nabipour talks about his Open Source Government project.
THE RIGHT TO RIGHT / WORK
AVL Mundo, February 8
video: Marieke van der Lippe
During Art Rotterdam it became neon THE RIGHT TO RIGHT / WORK from Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson inaugurated at the AVL Mundo silo. The flashing neon graffiti alternately reads ThE riGHt tO Right, ThE riGHt tO WrOnG and a new 'word' that combines RighT and WrOnG. At the initiative of CBK Rotterdam (BKOR) and Atelier Van Lieshout, the neon got a place here. The work was previously shown at an exhibition in TENT.
THE RIGHT TO RIGHT / WORK
AVL Mundo, February 8
photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
During Art Rotterdam it became neon THE RIGHT TO RIGHT / WORK from Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson inaugurated at the AVL Mundo silo. The flashing neon graffiti alternately reads ThE riGHt tO Right, ThE riGHt tO WrOnG and a new 'word' that combines RighT and WrOnG. At the initiative of CBK Rotterdam (BKOR) and Atelier Van Lieshout, the neon got a place here. The work was previously shown at an exhibition in TENT.
THE RIGHT TO RIGHT / WORK
AVL Mundo, February 8
photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
During Art Rotterdam it became neon THE RIGHT TO RIGHT / WORK from Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson inaugurated at the AVL Mundo silo. The flashing neon graffiti alternately reads ThE riGHt tO Right, ThE riGHt tO WrOnG and a new 'word' that combines RighT and WrOnG. At the initiative of CBK Rotterdam (BKOR) and Atelier Van Lieshout, the neon got a place here. The work was previously shown at an exhibition in TENT.
In Sense w / Amenti MoveMeant,
TENT, March 10 and 17
video: Joey Schut
Especially for the exhibition in TENT Where does culture happen? Amenti MoveMeant developed the workshop In Sense. Before opening time they could participate in this session with a small club. In the workshop, movement and awareness were initiated with the aim of getting closer to the other. By focusing specific senses and closing others off again, Amenti MoveMeant created one safe space to get in touch with yourself and your environment.
RORO Outside
Rotterdam North, March 31
production: Marieke van der Lippe
During RORO Buiten a stage is offered for local artists who can exhibit three new artworks in three different (outdoor) locations for the period of six months. On March 31, 2019, these three new works of art were festively unveiled with a free walk along the various locations in Rotterdam North. For this edition, Rowan van As, Floris Visser and Wietse Eeken created an artwork for the outdoor space.
Bridge poems
Mathenesser Bridge, May 3
photo: Paul van der Blom
The bottom of the Mathenesser Bridge was decorated with a poem by former city poet Daniel Dee. The poem, which can be read on the bottom of the bridge, was officially presented on May 3 at Delfshaven with music and catering. The design is by Bart Oppenheimer. CBK Rotterdam is contributing to this initiative The Search for the Brilliance of the foundation to print a total of ten bridges in Delfshaven and Overschie with poetry from Rotterdam poets.
Transfer Mother and child by Carel Visser
Sculpture terrace of the Westersingel, 20 May
archive Sculpture International Rotterdam
The expressive image Mother and child, which has been located on the sculpture terrace on the Westersingel since 2001, has been restored and replaced. Mother and child a composite work in which Visser has combined found objects and waste materials into a whole that was cast in bronze. The result is a humorous, yet confrontational sculpture: does the mother cherish her child, or devour it? With this Visser refers to various myths and fairy tales.
Loading Saleh
Dresden, June 2 - July 2
photos: Simon Kentgens
This work by Simon Kentgens was exhibited for a month in the public space of Dresden (Neustadt). The newsstand is based on that of Indonesian artist and Prince Raden Saleh, who worked and lived in Dresden from 1839 to 1848. The kiosk sells oriental products and critically highlights Dresden's Eastern heritage. In collaboration with Kulturamt Dresden and the Goethe Institut, CBK Rotterdam set up this project to promote the international position of Rotterdam visual artists.
Loading Saleh
Dresden, June 2 - July 2
photos: Simon Kentgens
This work by Simon Kentgens was exhibited for a month in the public space of Dresden (Neustadt). The newsstand is based on that of Indonesian artist and Prince Raden Saleh, who worked and lived in Dresden from 1839 to 1848. The kiosk sells oriental products and critically highlights Dresden's Eastern heritage. In collaboration with Kulturamt Dresden and the Goethe Institut, CBK Rotterdam set up this project to promote the international position of Rotterdam visual artists.
Loading Saleh
Dresden, June 2 - July 2
photos: Simon Kentgens
This work by Simon Kentgens was exhibited for a month in the public space of Dresden (Neustadt). The newsstand is based on that of Indonesian artist and Prince Raden Saleh, who worked and lived in Dresden from 1839 to 1848. The kiosk sells oriental products and critically highlights Dresden's Eastern heritage. In collaboration with Kulturamt Dresden and the Goethe Institut, CBK Rotterdam set up this project to promote the international position of Rotterdam visual artists.
Loading Saleh
Dresden, June 2 - July 2
photos: Simon Kentgens
This work by Simon Kentgens was exhibited for a month in the public space of Dresden (Neustadt). The newsstand is based on that of Indonesian artist and Prince Raden Saleh, who worked and lived in Dresden from 1839 to 1848. The kiosk sells oriental products and critically highlights Dresden's Eastern heritage. In collaboration with Kulturamt Dresden and the Goethe Institut, CBK Rotterdam set up this project to promote the international position of Rotterdam visual artists.
Loading Saleh
Dresden, June 2 - July 2
photos: Simon Kentgens
This work by Simon Kentgens was exhibited for a month in the public space of Dresden (Neustadt). The newsstand is based on that of Indonesian artist and Prince Raden Saleh, who worked and lived in Dresden from 1839 to 1848. The kiosk sells oriental products and critically highlights Dresden's Eastern heritage. In collaboration with Kulturamt Dresden and the Goethe Institut, CBK Rotterdam set up this project to promote the international position of Rotterdam visual artists.
Loading Saleh
Dresden, June 2 - July 2
photos: Simon Kentgens
This work by Simon Kentgens was exhibited for a month in the public space of Dresden (Neustadt). The newsstand is based on that of Indonesian artist and Prince Raden Saleh, who worked and lived in Dresden from 1839 to 1848. The kiosk sells oriental products and critically highlights Dresden's Eastern heritage. In collaboration with Kulturamt Dresden and the Goethe Institut, CBK Rotterdam set up this project to promote the international position of Rotterdam visual artists.
No you won't be naming no buildings after me
TENT July 11 - September 22
photos: Aad Hoogendoorn
In this exhibition, guest curator Vincent van Velsen and an international group of artists investigated how memories can be embodied. Official forms of memories were questioned and new ways of shaping them were explored. The body played a central role in this, as a carrier of memories and as a militant beacon of living histories. Part of the exhibition was a series of live events, performances and artist talks.
No you won't be naming no buildings after me
TENT July 11 - September 22
photos: Aad Hoogendoorn
In this exhibition, guest curator Vincent van Velsen and an international group of artists investigated how memories can be embodied. Official forms of memories were questioned and new ways of shaping them were explored. The body played a central role in this, as a carrier of memories and as a militant beacon of living histories. Part of the exhibition was a series of live events, performances and artist talks.
No you won't be naming no buildings after me
TENT July 11 - September 22
photos: Aad Hoogendoorn
In this exhibition, guest curator Vincent van Velsen and an international group of artists investigated how memories can be embodied. Official forms of memories were questioned and new ways of shaping them were explored. The body played a central role in this, as a carrier of memories and as a militant beacon of living histories. Part of the exhibition was a series of live events, performances and artist talks.
No you won't be naming no buildings after me
TENT July 11 - September 22
photos: Aad Hoogendoorn
In this exhibition, guest curator Vincent van Velsen and an international group of artists investigated how memories can be embodied. Official forms of memories were questioned and new ways of shaping them were explored. The body played a central role in this, as a carrier of memories and as a militant beacon of living histories. Part of the exhibition was a series of live events, performances and artist talks.
No you won't be naming no buildings after me
TENT July 11 - September 22
photos: Aad Hoogendoorn
In this exhibition, guest curator Vincent van Velsen and an international group of artists investigated how memories can be embodied. Official forms of memories were questioned and new ways of shaping them were explored. The body played a central role in this, as a carrier of memories and as a militant beacon of living histories. Part of the exhibition was a series of live events, performances and artist talks.
No you won't be naming no buildings after me
TENT July 11 - September 22
photos: Aad Hoogendoorn
In this exhibition, guest curator Vincent van Velsen and an international group of artists investigated how memories can be embodied. Official forms of memories were questioned and new ways of shaping them were explored. The body played a central role in this, as a carrier of memories and as a militant beacon of living histories. Part of the exhibition was a series of live events, performances and artist talks.
Wartaal, studio for word & deed,
TENT, July 20 - September 1
video: Marieke van der Lippe
Wartaal, Atelier for words and deeds, was a language and performance playground for children aged 4 to 12. During the summer holidays, 26 activities and 3 workshops were organized in which the children could discover language and performance art in a playful way. Wartaal was a playground, creation and discovery area inspired by Dadaism, in which children were challenged to shape their view of the world.
Wartaal, studio for word & deed,
TENT, July 20 - September 1
photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
Wartaal, Atelier for words and deeds, was a language and performance playground for children aged 4 to 12. During the summer holidays, 26 activities and 3 workshops were organized in which the children could discover language and performance art in a playful way. Wartaal was a playground, creation and discovery area inspired by Dadaism, in which children were challenged to shape their view of the world.
Wartaal, studio for word & deed,
TENT, July 20 - September 1
photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
Wartaal, Atelier for words and deeds, was a language and performance playground for children aged 4 to 12. During the summer holidays, 26 activities and 3 workshops were organized in which the children could discover language and performance art in a playful way. Wartaal was a playground, creation and discovery area inspired by Dadaism, in which children were challenged to shape their view of the world.
Wartaal, studio for word & deed,
TENT, July 20 - September 1
photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
Wartaal, Atelier for words and deeds, was a language and performance playground for children aged 4 to 12. During the summer holidays, 26 activities and 3 workshops were organized in which the children could discover language and performance art in a playful way. Wartaal was a playground, creation and discovery area inspired by Dadaism, in which children were challenged to shape their view of the world.
Wartaal, studio for word & deed,
TENT, July 20 - September 1
photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
Wartaal, Atelier for words and deeds, was a language and performance playground for children aged 4 to 12. During the summer holidays, 26 activities and 3 workshops were organized in which the children could discover language and performance art in a playful way. Wartaal was a playground, creation and discovery area inspired by Dadaism, in which children were challenged to shape their view of the world.
Wartaal, studio for word & deed,
TENT, July 20 - September 1
photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
Wartaal, Atelier for words and deeds, was a language and performance playground for children aged 4 to 12. During the summer holidays, 26 activities and 3 workshops were organized in which the children could discover language and performance art in a playful way. Wartaal was a playground, creation and discovery area inspired by Dadaism, in which children were challenged to shape their view of the world.
Alexis Blake
TENT, September 1
photos: Brand New Guys
Alexis Blake's performance / installation Crack Nerve Boogie Swerve consisted of three parts and was part of the exhibition No You Won't Be Naming No Buildings After Me. Together with a number of Rotterdam performers, Blake Crack developed Nerve Boogie Swerve during the exhibition and used the exhibition as a work and practice space. Blake focused in the eventual performance / installation on the female body and its representation. It became an investigation into existing structures of representation and power and how to undermine and change them.
Alexis Blake
TENT, September 1
photos: Brand New Guys
Alexis Blake's performance / installation Crack Nerve Boogie Swerve consisted of three parts and was part of the exhibition No You Won't Be Naming No Buildings After Me. Together with a number of Rotterdam performers, Blake Crack developed Nerve Boogie Swerve during the exhibition and used the exhibition as a work and practice space. Blake focused in the eventual performance / installation on the female body and its representation. It became an investigation into existing structures of representation and power and how to undermine and change them.
Alexis Blake
TENT, September 1
photos: Brand New Guys
Alexis Blake's performance / installation Crack Nerve Boogie Swerve consisted of three parts and was part of the exhibition No You Won't Be Naming No Buildings After Me. Together with a number of Rotterdam performers, Blake Crack developed Nerve Boogie Swerve during the exhibition and used the exhibition as a work and practice space. Blake focused in the eventual performance / installation on the female body and its representation. It became an investigation into existing structures of representation and power and how to undermine and change them.
Alexis Blake
TENT, September 1
photos: Brand New Guys
Alexis Blake's performance / installation Crack Nerve Boogie Swerve consisted of three parts and was part of the exhibition No You Won't Be Naming No Buildings After Me. Together with a number of Rotterdam performers, Blake Crack developed Nerve Boogie Swerve during the exhibition and used the exhibition as a work and practice space. Blake focused in the eventual performance / installation on the female body and its representation. It became an investigation into existing structures of representation and power and how to undermine and change them.
Alexis Blake
TENT, September 1
photos: Brand New Guys
Alexis Blake's performance / installation Crack Nerve Boogie Swerve consisted of three parts and was part of the exhibition No You Won't Be Naming No Buildings After Me. Together with a number of Rotterdam performers, Blake Crack developed Nerve Boogie Swerve during the exhibition and used the exhibition as a work and practice space. Blake focused in the eventual performance / installation on the female body and its representation. It became an investigation into existing structures of representation and power and how to undermine and change them.
We Love Public Space
ZoHo, September 27
video: Marieke van der Lippe
The third edition of We Love Public Space was devoted to the role and significance of (visual) art for public space. The artist who, like no other, is able to intervene in public space, to disrupt it, to question it and to place it in a different perspective. How and for what purpose do artists manifest themselves in public space? What strategies do they use?
TENT 20
TENT, September 28 - 29
video: Uriel Matahelumual
TENT celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a weekend long party. During two days visitors could enjoy performances, film screenings, musical performances and murals. There was a family program where children could attend writing and film workshops, one face painting could undergo and dance in the family disco. The documentary TENT 20 premiered and presented what has been on display at the art platform over the past 20 years and what was happening in the city.
Peasant side,
TENT, October 11 - January 12
photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
The Boerenzij project by artist Wapke Feenstra presented a critique of the supposed contradiction between countryside and city that dominates popular imaging, but also planning and politics. The urban is connected with progress, while rural culture is placed in the periphery and shadow of the city. For the exhibition and film Boerenzij, Feenstra went in search of rural people who helped build the port city of Rotterdam. They exchanged peasant knowledge, reminisced and thus visualized the rural mentality that has become an inseparable part of the urban space.
Peasant side,
TENT, October 11 - January 12
photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
The Boerenzij project by artist Wapke Feenstra presented a critique of the supposed contradiction between countryside and city that dominates popular imaging, but also planning and politics. The urban is connected with progress, while rural culture is placed in the periphery and shadow of the city. For the exhibition and film Boerenzij, Feenstra went in search of rural people who helped build the port city of Rotterdam. They exchanged peasant knowledge, reminisced and thus visualized the rural mentality that has become an inseparable part of the urban space.
Peasant side,
TENT, October 11 - January 12
photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
The project Farmers side by artist Wapke Feenstra presented a critique of the supposed contradiction between countryside and city that dominates popular imagery, but also planning and politics. The urban is connected with progress, while rural culture is placed in the periphery and shadow of the city. For the exhibition and film Boerenzij, Feenstra went in search of rural people who helped build the port city of Rotterdam. They exchanged peasant knowledge, reminisced and thus visualized the rural mentality that has become an inseparable part of the urban space.
Wild Bet
TENT, October 11 - January 12
photos: Aad Hoogendoorn
In the exhibition Wild Bet by artist duo Gil & Moti, everything revolved around gambling as a social psychological phenomenon. A theatrical total installation about the gambling scene and the promise of happiness that beckons in it. Gil & Moti connected with the gamble migrants take when they leave their home hoping for a better life. They dived into the gambling scenes of three different cities - Rio de Janeiro, Helsinki and Rotterdam - and had conversations with migrants about their motives and their lives. These penetrating stories were incorporated into disarming and room-filling installations and videos.
Wild Bet
TENT, October 11 - January 12
photos: Aad Hoogendoorn
In the exhibition Wild Bet by artist duo Gil & Moti, everything revolved around gambling as a social psychological phenomenon. A theatrical total installation about the gambling scene and the promise of happiness that beckons in it. Gil & Moti connected with the gamble migrants take when they leave their home hoping for a better life. They dived into the gambling scenes of three different cities - Rio de Janeiro, Helsinki and Rotterdam - and had conversations with migrants about their motives and their lives. These penetrating stories were incorporated into disarming and room-filling installations and videos.
Wild Bet
TENT, October 11 - January 12
photos: Aad Hoogendoorn
In the exhibition Wild Bet by artist duo Gil & Moti, everything revolved around gambling as a social psychological phenomenon. A theatrical total installation about the gambling scene and the promise of happiness that beckons in it. Gil & Moti connected with the gamble migrants take when they leave their home hoping for a better life. They dived into the gambling scenes of three different cities - Rio de Janeiro, Helsinki and Rotterdam - and had conversations with migrants about their motives and their lives. These penetrating stories were incorporated into disarming and room-filling installations and videos.
Wild Bet
TENT, October 11 - January 12
photos: Aad Hoogendoorn
In the exhibition Wild Bet by artist duo Gil & Moti, everything revolved around gambling as a social psychological phenomenon. A theatrical total installation about the gambling scene and the promise of happiness that beckons in it. Gil & Moti connected with the gamble migrants take when they leave their home hoping for a better life. They dived into the gambling scenes of three different cities - Rio de Janeiro, Helsinki and Rotterdam - and had conversations with migrants about their motives and their lives. These penetrating stories were incorporated into disarming and room-filling installations and videos.
Art Index with Wilbert Plijnaar,
Oude Binnenweg and TENT, November 15
video: Art Index Rotterdam
Following the silent disc Art Index Rotterdam and CBK Rotterdam organized a silent walk. With 40 headphones on, all participants walked along the jazz route on the Oude Binnenweg. The voice of illustrator, cartoonist and screenwriter Wilbert Plijnaar explained this evening to the many jazz portraits in the Oude Binnenweg. One of them, a new portrait of Rita Reys, was written by him and was also explained in detail.
City artist at Cross Comix Festival
Various locations, November 17
illustrations: Cox Janssens
The Cross Comix Festival settled in Rotterdam for the fourth time in 2019. City artist Cox Janssens was asked by CBK Rotterdam to make a visual report in drawings. The festival offers inspiring stages and collaborations to image makers and thinkers from home and abroad. Images, sounds and stories from all angles have been brought together to enthuse, inform and surprise people with cartoon stories.
City artist at Cross Comix Festival
Various locations, November 17
illustrations: Cox Janssens
The Cross Comix Festival settled in Rotterdam for the fourth time in 2019. City artist Cox Janssens was asked by CBK Rotterdam to make a visual report in drawings. The festival offers inspiring stages and collaborations to image makers and thinkers from home and abroad. Images, sounds and stories from all angles have been brought together to enthuse, inform and surprise people with cartoon stories.
City artist at Cross Comix Festival
Various locations, November 17
illustrations: Cox Janssens
The Cross Comix Festival settled in Rotterdam for the fourth time in 2019. City artist Cox Janssens was asked by CBK Rotterdam to make a visual report in drawings. The festival offers inspiring stages and collaborations to image makers and thinkers from home and abroad. Images, sounds and stories from all angles have been brought together to enthuse, inform and surprise people with cartoon stories.
Clouds from Gust Romijn,
Dr. Molewaterplein, November 27
photo: Otto Snoek
The bronze statue Clouds van Gust Romijn (1922-2010) was festively unveiled at the new location at the end of November, the Dr. Molewaterplein, in Rotterdam. With the relocation of the Daniël den Hoed clinic - the location where the statue had been since 1965 - to Erasmus MC, it was decided to also move the statue. Here, Wolken was given a prominent place opposite the main entrance to the hospital, on the renewed and award-winning square designed by landscape architects Juurink (+) Geluk.
Clouds from Gust Romijn,
Dr. Molewaterplein, November 27
photo: Otto Snoek
The bronze statue Clouds van Gust Romijn (1922-2010) was festively unveiled at the new location at the end of November, the Dr. Molewaterplein, in Rotterdam. With the relocation of the Daniël den Hoed clinic - the location where the statue had been since 1965 - to Erasmus MC, it was decided to also move the statue. Here, Wolken was given a prominent place opposite the main entrance to the hospital, on the renewed and award-winning square designed by landscape architects Juurink (+) Geluk.
Clouds from Gust Romijn,
Dr. Molewaterplein, November 27
photo: Rick Messemaker
The bronze statue Clouds van Gust Romijn (1922-2010) was festively unveiled at the new location at the end of November, the Dr. Molewaterplein, in Rotterdam. With the relocation of the Daniël den Hoed clinic - the location where the statue had been since 1965 - to Erasmus MC, it was decided to also move the statue. Here, Wolken was given a prominent place opposite the main entrance to the hospital, on the renewed and award-winning square designed by landscape architects Juurink (+) Geluk.
Clouds from Gust Romijn,
Dr. Molewaterplein, November 27
photo: Otto Snoek
The bronze statue Clouds van Gust Romijn (1922-2010) was festively unveiled at the new location at the end of November, the Dr. Molewaterplein, in Rotterdam. With the relocation of the Daniël den Hoed clinic - the location where the statue had been since 1965 - to Erasmus MC, it was decided to also move the statue. Here, Wolken was given a prominent place opposite the main entrance to the hospital, on the renewed and award-winning square designed by landscape architects Juurink (+) Geluk.
Clouds from Gust Romijn,
Dr. Molewaterplein, November 27
photo: Otto Snoek
The bronze statue Clouds van Gust Romijn (1922-2010) was festively unveiled at the new location at the end of November, the Dr. Molewaterplein, in Rotterdam. With the relocation of the Daniël den Hoed clinic - the location where the statue had been since 1965 - to Erasmus MC, it was decided to also move the statue. Here, Wolken was given a prominent place opposite the main entrance to the hospital, on the renewed and award-winning square designed by landscape architects Juurink (+) Geluk.
Clouds from Gust Romijn,
Dr. Molewaterplein, November 27
photo: Rick Messemaker
The bronze statue Clouds van Gust Romijn (1922-2010) was festively unveiled at the new location at the end of November, the Dr. Molewaterplein, in Rotterdam. With the relocation of the Daniël den Hoed clinic - the location where the statue had been since 1965 - to Erasmus MC, it was decided to also move the statue. Here, Wolken was given a prominent place opposite the main entrance to the hospital, on the renewed and award-winning square designed by landscape architects Juurink (+) Geluk.
MidwinterSchipsHearConcert,
Bierhaven, December 13
video: Rob van Pelt
The fourth edition of the MidwinterScheepsHoornConcert was held prior to the winter solstice with a unique, free concert and mulled wine in the Maritime District. In many cultures, the winter solstice, the moment when a long period of darkness turns around and the days get longer, has been celebrated since time immemorial. Together with midwinter horns and horns, wind players from the Symphonic Wind Orchestra performed a piece by Massimiliano Dosoli. An animated film by Nina Markus was also shown in the port of Glashaven.
Collaboration with Art Index
several days a month
video: Marieke van der Lippe
In 2019, the collaboration with Art Index Rotterdam was successfully continued. The Art Walks that Art Index Rotterdam organized in collaboration with CBK Rotterdam made the many art in public space more accessible to the general public. These artistic walks were very popular. Art Index Rotterdam offers a bilingual (EN & NL) calendar for exhibitions that take place in galleries, institutes and project locations. In collaboration with CBK Rotterdam, they also regularly organized various types of art walks in the public space of the city.
Development and Research Grants (R&D)
Otto Snoek - From Quay to Quay
photos: Otto Snoek
The R&D Regulations are for individual Rotterdam artists and are aimed at giving impetus to research and deepening, so that the artist's practice can develop further. Otto Snoek did a photo research on the subject of the Wilhelminapier, in particular the Wilhelminakade along which the passenger ships of the past and present moor and depart.
Development and Research Grants (R&D)
Otto Snoek - From Quay to Quay
photos: Otto Snoek
The R&D Regulations are for individual Rotterdam artists and are aimed at giving impetus to research and deepening, so that the artist's practice can develop further. Otto Snoek did a photo research on the subject of the Wilhelminapier, in particular the Wilhelminakade along which the passenger ships of the past and present moor and depart.
Development and Research Grants (R&D)
Otto Snoek - From Quay to Quay
photos: Otto Snoek
The R&D Regulations are for individual Rotterdam artists and are aimed at giving impetus to research and deepening, so that the artist's practice can develop further. Otto Snoek did a photo research on the subject of the Wilhelminapier, in particular the Wilhelminakade along which the passenger ships of the past and present moor and depart.
Development and Research Grants (R&D)
Lucie Havel - Knotweed
photos: Lucie Havel
The R&D Regulations are for individual Rotterdam artists and are aimed at giving impetus to research and deepening, so that the artist's practice can develop further. Havel conducted an in-depth study of the visual qualities of the invasive plant the Japanese knotweed that is currently afflicting the world.
Development and Research Grants (R&D)
Lucie Havel - Knotweed
photos: Lucie Havel
The R&D Regulations are for individual Rotterdam artists and are aimed at giving impetus to research and deepening, so that the artist's practice can develop further. Havel conducted an in-depth study of the visual qualities of the invasive plant the Japanese knotweed that is currently afflicting the world.
Development and Research Grants (R&D)
Lucie Havel - Knotweed
photos: Lucie Havel
The R&D Regulations are for individual Rotterdam artists and are aimed at giving impetus to research and deepening, so that the artist's practice can develop further. Havel conducted an in-depth study of the visual qualities of the invasive plant the Japanese knotweed that is currently afflicting the world.
Development and Research grants
Cihad Caner - I, the green marble; (hi) story of witness and memory
photos: Cihad Caner
The R&D Regulations are for individual Rotterdam artists and are aimed at giving impetus to research and deepening, so that the artist's practice can develop further. Caner devoted himself to sketching the history of the green marble platform located behind the main stage of the UN. What would happen if this green platform could talk, what would it have to say?
Development and Research grants
Cihad Caner - I, the green marble; (hi) story of witness and memory
photos: Cihad Caner
The R&D Regulations are for individual Rotterdam artists and are aimed at giving impetus to research and deepening, so that the artist's practice can develop further. Caner devoted himself to sketching the history of the green marble platform located behind the main stage of the UN. What would happen if this green platform could talk, what would it have to say?
Development and Research grants
Lichun Tseng - Remnant from echo and shadow
photos: Lichun Tseng
The R&D Regulations are for individual Rotterdam artists and are aimed at giving impetus to research and deepening, so that the artist's practice can develop further. Remnant from echo and shadow by Lichun Tseng is a visual investigation into multiple aspects of movement.
Development and Research grants
Lichun Tseng - Remnant from echo and shadow
photos: Lichun Tseng
The R&D Regulations are for individual Rotterdam artists and are aimed at giving impetus to research and deepening, so that the artist's practice can develop further. Remnant from echo and shadow by Lichun Tseng is a visual investigation into multiple aspects of movement.
Development and Research grants
Lichun Tseng - Remnant from echo and shadow
photos: Lichun Tseng
The R&D Regulations are for individual Rotterdam artists and are aimed at giving impetus to research and deepening, so that the artist's practice can develop further. Remnant from echo and shadow by Lichun Tseng is a visual investigation into multiple aspects of movement.

(public) activities

CBK Rotterdam brings visual art, artists, the public and the city into contact with each other. We do this by organizing and supporting more than a hundred activities in the field of visual arts every year. These activities yield tangible results, enabling Rotterdam to increasingly profile itself as an attractive metropolis with a vibrant visual arts sector. Below is an overview of public activities that CBK Rotterdam organized or contributed to in 2018. All our public activities are always organized in collaboration with many partners in the city. We work together with visual artists, municipal authorities, cultural producers, cultural institutions, program makers, city makers, designers, civil servants, etc.
14 / 12 / 18 -
17/02/19
TENT
Dolf Henkes Price 2018
exhibition
06/01
TENT
Bling your reality
workshop
07 / 01 -
11/01
TENT
The Spectator
event / auction
19/01
BKOR
Dig it up
workshop and working conference
25/01
TENT
How to make an Omelet
performance
07/02
photo: Hans Wilschut
08/02
TENT
Roxette Capriles
performance
22/02
02 / 03 -
07/04
photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
10/03
TENT
In-Sense
workshop
15/03
16/03
17/03
TENT
In-Sense
workshop
24/03
TENT
In-Sense
workshop
31/03
Art Office
RORO Outside
onthullingen
05/04
TENT
Elemental Exchange
performance
14/04
17 / 04 -
24/04
BKOR
Make your own animal, a boy!
workshops / education
18 / 04 -
30/06
TENT
Post Opera
exhibition
photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
19 / 04 -
06/10
TENT / BKOR
Rotterdam Cultural Histories #16
exhibition
25/04
BKOR
The List (2002) by Cor Kraat
restoration
01 / 05- 31 / 06
03/05
BKOR
Bridge poem
revelation
11/05
12/05
15 / 05 -
26/05
Art Office
Mesh margins
exhibition
18/05
20/05
TENT
Singing Machine & Velicon
performance
20/05
SIR
Mother and child of Carel Visser
relocation after restoration
24/05
TENT
The Opera of Things
performance
26/05
31/05
02 / 06 -
02/07
Art Office
Load on Saleh
Simon Kentgens

residency and event
09/06
13/06
14/06
TENT
Bird become Bird
performance
15/06
TENT
Juicing your hole
workshop
16/06
Art Office
visiting Ibrahim Alaoui
event
19/06
TENT
The Opera of Things
performance
23/06
28/06
BKOR
Painting Helena van der Kraan
reconstruction and placement
28/06
30/06
TENT
Closing Post-Opera
event
30/06
11 / 07 -
22/09
14/07
04/08
Art Office
Sunday morning Art Walk
tour
09/08
Art Office
Friday Night Art Walk
tour
09/08
TENT
Marcel van den Berg
performance
27 / 08 -
31/08
01/09
TENT
Alexis Bake Act 1
performance
28/06
02 / 09 -
06/09
02 -
29/09
TENT
Kamiel Verschuren
residencu in Hospital Field Scotland
06/09
Art Office
Friday Night Art Walk
tour
06/09
TENT
Unorthadox
performance
10 / 09 -
13/09
13 / 09-
14/09
15/09
Art Office
Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019
festival
15/09
TENT
Alexis Blake Act 2
performance
15/09
TENT
Quincy Gario
performance
20/09
TENT
Morabeza Records
performance
27/09
BKOR and Art Ofice
We Love Public Space festival
event
28 / 09 -
29/09
TENT
TENT 20 years
event
29/09
TENT
Vocabulary
talkshow
29/09
BKOR
Roro Outside
revelation
29/09
Art Office
Sunday morning Art Walk
tour
04/10
Art Office
Art Anatomy
event Science Gallery Rotterdam
09/10
TENT
Things will Change | KABK & WdKA
event, education
11/10
11 / 10-
12/01
TENT
Wild Bet
exhibition
13 / 10 -
13/09
16/10
TENT
Things will Change | KABK & WdKA
event, education
16/10
14 / 11-
16/11
BKOR
In the footsteps of Pierre Bayle

France, symposium
design: Paul Cox
15 / 11-
17/11
15 / 11-
17/11
30/10
TENT
Things will Change | KABK & WdKA
event, education
09 / 11-12 / 01
Art Office
Signed: Rotterdam
exhibition in collaboration with
City Archives and Kunsthal
15/11
Art Office
Artists do not retire
Book presentation Donner
15/11
29/11
29/11
06 / 12-
05/01
TENT
Things will Change | KABK & WdKA
event, education
12/12
Art Office
Premiere Identity x Stacii Samadin
Premiere docuseries
17/12
SIR
Z-Files # 26: Art! Why?
presentation, conversation
photo: Jannes Linders
18/12
TENT
Mama's Couch
event
CONTINUOUS ALL YEAR

SIR
It's Never Too Late to Say Sorry (Elmgreen & Dragset)
weekly performance
Coolsingel

Residencies
  • Dresden (D): Ronald Bal
  • Guanzhou (CH): Freerk Wilbers
  • Hospital Field (SC): Kamiel Verschuren


Guided tour of public space, incl
  • Art Index Tours
  • Art block tours


Education
TENT is actively involved in the development and professionalization of art education in the city. TENT works closely with other art institutions and CKV teachers to involve pupils from primary, secondary and higher education in projects and to make them enthusiastic about art in the broadest sense of the word. That is why TENT has joined the Rotterdam CKV: a partnership in which hundreds of cultural education specialists have gathered in a professional learning community.
100% contemporary
100% is an educational project by TENT, MAMA and Witt de With. Pupils are introduced to contemporary art in the broadest sense of the word. In the 100% Contemporary workshop, students investigate what type of artist they could be and then work individually or collectively on a visual work.

Guided tours
Throughout the year, guided tours are organized at the various exhibitions for primary, secondary and higher education and for fellow institutions from the Netherlands and abroad.

KNSTMPPN
An accessible, challenging and social art card game for students of all levels and years of Secondary Education, where the following applies: the better you look, associate and argue, the greater your chances of winning. This edition, exclusively developed for CBK Rotterdam, focuses on works of art from Rotterdam's public space. The main purpose of the game is to get students to look at the art from the city that surrounds them every day. KNSTMPPN is offered as a total package by CBK Rotterdam.
Gibberish
Fantasizing about your ideal dream world, using your whole body to spell your name or giving an unforgettable ballet performance on a real stage. A small selection from the selection of the more than 26 activities that children between the ages of 4 and 12 could do in 'language and performance playground' WARTAAL-Atelier voor Woord en Daad. Gartaal was also open to anyone over 12 who still feels like a child.

The Harness with Pavel van Houten
With the educational project Het Gareel, visual artist Pavel van Houten examines the freedom that can arise in the creative process if the actions are considerably restricted. Doesn't a creative 'flow' arise when you have to be in line? Or does good art only arise in ultimate freedom? Through headphones, students simultaneously follow orders that encourage the use of various tools, from a make-up brush to knitting needle, from petty thief to toothbrush. In his own work studio, the student works steadily through protocols until 'something' arises. The workshops are concluded with a tightly orchestrated ritual.

Kunstblock
Kunstblock has an active role in the Witte de Withstraat. By joining forces, Kunstblock realizes special projects with joined forces, such as the Kunstblock Tour, often in combination with another program component of Kunstblock. Kunstblock is a collaboration between the following art institutions on and around the Witte de Withstraat: CBK Rotterdam and TENT Rotterdam, MAMA, V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and WORM, Institute for Avant-garde Recreation.
Research and advice
CBK Rotterdam is regularly asked for research and advice on art in public space, usually from municipal institutions. In 2019, BKOR and SIR were involved in the following investigations and advice, among others:

  • Advice and research regarding the relocation of artwork De Wolken by Gust Romijn.
  • Preservation and restoration of a mural from 1961 by Louis van Roode from the old Dijkzigt Hospital (Erasmus MC).
  • Research the Bijenkorf as a culture bearer / art collector.
  • Investigate feasibility / placement of facing brick old Bijenkorf.
  • Research sculptures George Rickey Schouwburgplein.
  • Research Karel Appel Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Research placement of poem Dick van Teylingen at the Spoorsingel.
  • Advice to Kunsthal regarding the placement of works of art by Joana Vasconcelos in outdoor space during her solo there
  • Exploratory discussion on monument and artist assignment for the General Cemetery in Kralingen.
  • Location research in the borough of Charlois for artwork Two columns (1977) by Gust Romijn.
  • Location study in Hoogvliet for facing brick Indian with kite (1960) by Loeki Metz

Assignments and financing

An important objective of CBK Rotterdam is to strengthen the (income) position of visual artists in Rotterdam. We do this by means of financing schemes and giving and creating assignments to artists. This produces tangible results, for the artists and for the city. As a result, Rotterdam is increasingly becoming a vibrant metropolis with an active and attractive visual arts sector.

In 2019, 307 commissions were given to artists, institutions and organizations in the field of visual arts. One or more assignments went to:

Adelheid Smit Art Professional, Alexander Geijzendorffer, Alexander Iezzi, Alexandra Phillips, Alexandra Roozen, Alexis Blake, Allard Medema, Amy Pickles, Andre Dekker, Angelica Falkeling, Anna Maria Luczak, Annelies Toebes, Anne-Mercedes Langhorst, Annette Behrens, Anni Puolakka, Anuli Croon, Art Index Rotterdam, Arvand Pourabbasi, Ash Kilmartin, Bart Oppenheimer, Base80, Benjamin Chin Pang Li, Bergur Thomas Anderson, Bert Scholten, Bloesembar, Boris van Berkum, Carly Rose Bedford, Carmen José Martinez-Quintanilla, Castro & Olafsson, Catinca Tilea, Charles Mensach, Charlien Adriaenssens, Chau-tze Liu, Chris Ripken, Christine Saalfeld, Cihad Caner, Circus Engelbregt, Clementine Edwards, Constanca Saraiva, Core van der Hoeven, Cox Janssens, Crystal Doorjé, Damoon Foroutanian, Daniël van den Hoonaard, De ontwerpwerkplaats, De Player, Diederik Klomberg, Dikpaksneeuw Producties, Dirk van Lieshout, Eden Mitsenmacher, Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Eldorado 3000, Elia Vitadamo, Erika Roux, Esther Urlus, Eun Lee, Eva Wijers, Falke Pisano, Florian Braakman, Foundation Mesh, Franck Leibovici, Freerk Wilbers, Galerie Wind, Geo Wyeth, Gert-Jan Kocken, Ghislain Amar, Gil & Moti, Giuseppe Licari, Golnar Abbasi, Gyz La Rivière, Hadrien Gerenton, Hadrien Gerenton, Han Goan Lim, Hans Wilschut, Harm Wouter Venema, Helmut Smits, Henk Visch, Hester Scheurwater, Het Plafond, Honey Jones - Hughes, Ieke Trinks, Ilke Gers, IMC Weekendschool, Ingeborg Absil, Isabel Marcos, Israel Páez, Jacco Weener, Jan Adriaans, Jan Eric Visser, Jan Konings, Janneke van der Putten, Jasna Velickovic, Jason Hendrik Hansma, Jeanine Verloop, Jelena Novak, Jeroen Bosch, Jeroen Jongeleen, Jeroen Koolhaas, Jip van der Hek, Joost van der Wiel, Kamiel Verschuren, Kamp Horst, Kari Robertson, Karolien Helweg, Katarina Zdjelar, Kay Hessels, Kiki Petratou, Klaas van Gorkum, Klodiana Millona, Kris Dittel, Kristina Benjocki, Kuyf Plafonds, Lana Mesic, Larisa David, Laura Grimm, Leo Mineur Reclame-atelier, Léon van der Geest, Li Chun Tseng, Libia Castro, Lisette Schumacher, Liza Wolters, Lizan Freijsen, Lonneke Jonker, Lotte Louise de Jong, Lou Muuse, Louis Baptiste van der Waal, Lucie Havel, Luuk Smits, Maarten Bel, Maarten Janssen, Maatschap Observatorium, Madeleine Berkhemer, Madison Bycroft, Madlab, Maher al Sabbagh, Marcel van den Berg, Marcha van den Hurk, Maria Roosen, Marie Louise Elshout, Marie Sarah Simon, Marieke van der Lippe, Marijn de Jong, Marit Shalem, Mark Poysden, Marleine van der Werf, Marta Hryniuk, Martijnbeelden, Martin Riches, Mels van Zutphen, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Michiel Jansen, Mikki Anastasia Sindhunata, Milica Jovicevic, Milou Terpstra, Milou van Ham, Monice Janson, Murals Inc. , Nan Wang, Natalia Papaeva, Natalia Sorzano, Nathan Favot, Neon Time, Niek Verschoor, Niel de Vries, Niels Bekkema, Niels Post, Nikolaos Kostopoulos, Nora van Krimpen, Nov'82 Architects, Olafur Olafsson, Ondine de Kroon, Otto Snoek , Paul Cox, Paul Elliman, Pavèl van Houten, Pieter Kuster, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Pilar Mata Dupont, Pitchaya Ngamcharoen, RAAR, Rabin Huissen, Raoul de Jong, Remty Elenga, Rob Hamelijnck, Robert Glas, Robert Stroomberg, Little Red Riding Hood, Rory Pilgrim , Ruohong Wu, Saïd Kinos, Salvador Miranda, Sami Hammana, Samira Ben Laloua, Sandim Mendes, Sandra Smets, Sara Rajaei, Sara Rose Guitian Nederlof, Sasha Anreas Moshe Herman, Seecum Cheung, Segno d'Arte, Selma Hengeveld, Sil Krol, Simon Kentgens, Sol Archer, Sophie Bates, St.
Art Office, Development and Research scheme
The Development and Research Subsidies (R&D) scheme is aimed at boosting research and deepening, so that existing artists' practices can develop optimally and their visibility is increased. The scheme is intended for individual visual artists, autonomous photographers, designers and artists with an urban practice who are registered with CBK Rotterdam.

In 2019, 42 Rotterdam visual artists received a contribution under this scheme:

Bergur Thomas Anderson, Sol Archer, Annette Behrens, Niels Bekkema, Florian Braakman, Cihad Caner, Vincent Ceraudo, Seecum Cheung, Edward Clydesdale Thomson, André Dekker, Eun L, Angelica Falkeling, Lizan Freijsen, Alexander Geijzendorffer, Robert Glas, Yoeri Guépin, Sami Hammana, Lucie Havel, Core van der Hoeve, Marta Hryniuk, Maarten Janssen, Jeroen Jongeleen, Carmen José, Dirk van Lieshout, Tess Martin, Pilar Mata Dupont, Salvador Miranda, Pitchaya Ngamcharoen, Yoshinari Nishiki, Natalia Papaeva, Alexandra Phillips, Falke Pisano, Kari Robertson, Hester Scheurwater, Otto Snoek, Victor Santamarina, Lichun Tseng, Esther Urlus, Wouter Venema, Marleine van der Werf, Joost van der Wiel, Liza Wolters.
Art Office, CBK Fonds Kwadraat
This registered fund of 65.000 euros is intended for interest-free loans for visual artists registered with CBK Rotterdam and for Rotterdam artists' initiatives. With this fund, CBK Rotterdam wants to offer visual artists and artists' initiatives the opportunity to develop, execute and present new work or projects. CBK Rotterdam has contributed capital for this purpose, supplemented with an amount from Fonds Kwadraat.

In 2019, 13 Rotterdam artists received an interest-free loan via CBK Fonds Kwadraat:

Boris van Berkum, Maud van den Beuken, Vincent Ceraudo, Marco van Duyvendijk, Bernardo Luis Frota Vieira, Jasper Griepink, Martijn Koolstra, Martin de Korte, Johannes Langkamp, ​​Dennis Muñoz Espadiña, Falke Pisano, Daniela de Paulis, Marit Shalem.
Art Office, Abroad
CBK Rotterdam considers international exchange in the field of visual art important. We therefore support activities abroad with the Incidental Contribution Abroad (IBB) scheme in order to strengthen international professional practice. We also encourage opportunities for international Artists-in-Residence in Rotterdam.

In 2019, 105 Rotterdam artists and artists' initiatives received a contribution for international activities for a combined amount of € 64.216:

Alexander Iezzi, Alexandra Roozen, Amy Pickles, Angelica Falkeling, Anna Maria Luczak, Anni Puolakka, Arvand Pourabbasi, Ash Kilmartin, Bergur Thomas Anderson, Catinca Tilea, Chau-tze Liu, Clementine Edwards, Constanca Saraiva, De Player, Erika Roux, Eva Wijers, Ghislain Amar, Golnar Abbasi, Hadrien Gerenton, Het Plafond, Ieke Trinks, Ilke Gers, Isabel Marcos, Jacco Weener, Jan Eric Visser, Jason Hendrik Hansma, Karin de Jong, Katarina Zdjelar, Kiki Petratou, Klaas van Gorkum, Klodiana Millona , Lana Mesic, Larisa David, Laura Grimm, Libia Castro, Lisette Schumacher, Lonneke Jonker, Lotte Louise de Jong, Louis Baptiste van der Waal, Maarten Bel, Madison Bycroft, Madlab, Marcha van den Hurk, Marie Louise Elshout, Marie Sarah Simon , Marit Shalem, Marleine van der Werf, Marta Hryniuk, Nan Wang, Natalia Sorzano, Nathan Favot, Olafur Olafsson, RAAR, Rabin Huissen, Remty Elenga, Rob Hamelijnck, Robert Stroomberg, Rory Pilgrim, Ruohong Wu, Sara Rajaei, Sara Rose Guitian Lauds, Sasha Anreas Moshe Herman, Sil Krol, Sol Archer, Sophie Bates, Stacii Samidin, Bad Foundation, Bcademie Foundation, Tess Martin, Vailiki Zioga, Victor Santamarina, Vincent Ceraudo, Weronika Anna Zielinska, Wim Schermer, Xenia Gottenkieny.
Investment contribution
With the Investment Contribution scheme, CBK Rotterdam gives an impulse to the professional practice of Rotterdam artists by co-financing with commissioning. The contribution is always intended for the fees of the artist involved. The aim of the contribution is to develop artist's practices and to increase their visibility in the city. Clients of visual artists who are registered with CBK Rotterdam can apply for this contribution together with the artist concerned.

In 2019, 11 Rotterdam visual artists received a fee through an Investment Contribution for a combined amount of € 33.750:

Art Index Rotterdam, Gyz La Rivière, Helmut Smits, Martijn de Jong aka Martijn Beelden, Milou van Ham, Monice Janson, Ondine de Kroon, Foundation Mesh, Stacii Samidin.
artistic activities in the city
CBK Rotterdam has a direct relationship with the city and the parties working in it. In this large network, we ensure that the role of the visual arts and the artist's professional practice remains on the radar and is strengthened. This contribution has a positive influence on the dynamics of the city through visual art. Artists work with specific attention on a wide variety of subjects. They work together with knowledge, infiltrate areas, expose questions and activate the city. Sometimes this is done on the initiative of the artist, but usually this is done on behalf of small or large public events. The contribution is intended for, for example, art and cultural organizations, artists, artists' initiatives and other city creators who assign a clear role to visual art or (Rotterdam) artist (s).

In 2019, 26 activities received a contribution in the context of Activities City for a joint amount of € 96.970:

Catinca Tilea for Time said: Can You See Me, Samira Ben Laloua for Extra Extra Night 2019, Marieke van der Lippe for Video portraits MK Award 2019, Sue Anne van Geijn for Galerie Lecq 2019, Lucie Havel for Exhibition Carla Bayle 2019, Fieldwork for Confessi Confetti, Israel Páez for City illustrator 2019, Stichting HIJS for Pow! Wow! 2019, Johannes Steendam for Taskscaping Alterisme, Murals Inc. for Het Oude Noorden, Stichting AVL-Mundo for Brutus Art Award 2019, Maarten Call for the Shareholders' Meeting, Jannetje Jeanine for Test Site Meent, Samira Ben Laloua for Extra Extra Night, Cox Janssens for Stadstekenaar 2019, Cox Janssens for Cross Comix, Kay Hessels for Stadstekenaar 2019, Sophie de Vos for The New Current, Jip van der Hek for Tourmaline, Rolf Engelen for Tourmaline, Roodkapje for Hamburger Community of Art (HCA), Studio Beige for Salon Salon, Milica Jovicevic for Living Pool 2.0, Selma Hengeveld for RUIN HOOP , Roof Days Foundation for Sleeping Giants, IMC Weekend School for Visual Arts Workshops
BKOR
BKOR (Visual Arts & Public Space) manages and renews the extensive city collection in collaboration with involved Rotterdammers, companies and institutions. BKOR takes care of the management and maintenance of more than 500 works of art from the Rotterdam Sculpture Collection and advises the municipality, citizens and artists with regard to the realization, placement, relocation and remediation of public works of art. BKOR mediates between the demand from the city for art and urban embellishment and the supply of (Rotterdam) artists. BKOR is a knowledge and documentation center with regard to all public works of art in Rotterdam.
Sculpture International Rotterdam
Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR) is the collection of the city's international stature, interwoven with temporary interactive works, performances, (film) exhibitions on the walls of the city and knowledge transfer in many forms. SIR is an ongoing research into the role of art in the public space and into forms of autonomous art that do not lose their connection with the social context. This makes the SIR collection a vibrant collection in conversation with the city and its residents.

In 2019 BKOR, Art Office and Sculpture International Rotterdam collaborated with the following persons, organizations and institutions:

TENT
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. With guest programming, TENT offers space to local partners and initiatives. The basis for the program is the dynamic urban culture of Rotterdam.

In 2019 TENT together with the following persons, organizations and institutions:

De Ziechouw, Jan Adriaans, Ibrahim Alaoui, Vernon Chatlein, Amenti Collective, Kader Attia, Mercedes Azpilicueta & John Bingham-Hall, Adam Basanta, Maarten Bel, Kristina Benjocki, Marcel van den Berg, Alexis Blake, Dean Bowen, Bloesembar, Buro Rococo , Roxette Capriles, Jorge Coffie, Dansateliers, Design Chewing Festival, Kris Dittel, Paul Elliman, Wapke Feenstra, Carina Fernandes, Priscilla Fernandes, Damoon Foroutanian, Aslan Gaisumov, Quincy Gario & Glenda Martinus, Gil & Moti, Michal Grover-Friedlander, Yoeri Guépin, Noud Heerkens & Loïc Perela, Dineke van Huizen, Kamp Horst, Pavèl van Houten, Raoul de Jong, Kaus Australis, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Gert Jan Kocken, Royal Academy of Art, Gerson Kronstadt, Ishmael Lartey, Emma van der Reads, Franck Leibovici, Dana Lixenberg, Nazif Lopulissa, Kelin Masa Tabares, Taus Makhacheva, Jessie McLaughlin, Roel Meelkop & Marco Douma, Cengiz Mengüç, Charles Mensach, Morabeza Records, Olave Nduwanje, Dax Niesten, Jelena Novak, Op eradagen Rotterdam, Uriel Orlow, Derek Otte, Natalia Papaeva, Piet Zwart Institute - Master Education in Arts, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Janneke van der Putten, Martin Riches & Tom Johnson, Sheray Rozenstein, Sarmad Magazine, Bert Scholten, Urok Shirhan, Stichting De Witte Bollen, Henkes Foundation, Studio Beige, Studio Spass, Steve Sondag & Crystal Doorjé, Mette Sterre, Evelyn Taocheng-Wang, Tate Young People's Programs, Theater Rotterdam, Ho Tzu Nyen, Unorthadox, V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, Jasna Veličković, Vincent van Velsen, Vers Beton, Suzanne Walsh, Witte de With center for contemporary art, Liza Wolters, WET collective, Willem de Kooning Academy, Woordnacht, Izzy Wu Ramos, Geo Wyeth, Zadkine MBO, Katarina Zdjelar.

Public reach

CBK Rotterdam wants to bring Rotterdammers into contact with visual art and present Rotterdam art and artists to the world. With the public activities organized by the Art Office, BKOR, Sculpture International Rotterdam and TENT programs - both physical and online - we are able to reach a growing and diverse audience.
TENT
  • Number of exhibitions: 13
  • Number of events, guided tours, performances, workshops, etc: 423
  • Number of visits: 56.731

Social media
  • Facebook: 14.989
  • Instagram: 7.654

Site visit
  • 33.839 new users who visited the TENT website in 2019. (109.674 total)
  • 5.586 subscribers to the newsletter
BKOR / SIR
  • Number of completions, relocations, restorations, revelations, etc.: 49

Social media
  • Facebook SIR: 1.358

Site visit
  • BKOR: 25.358 new users who visited the BKOR website in 2018
  • SIR: 29.873 new users who visited the SIR website in 2018
Art Office
  • Registered artists: 1690
  • Newly registered in 2019: 175
  • R&D applied for / awarded: 163/42
  • Investment contributions honored: 11
  • Incidental Contribution Abroad and recidencies honored: 105
  • CBK Fonds Kwadraat awarded funding: 13
  • Activities City awarded: 25

Site visit
  • 29.219 new users who visited the Art Office website in 2019
CBK Rotterdam (general)
Social media
  • Facebook: 4.351
  • Instagram: 2.168

Site visit
  • 20.244 new users who visited the CBK R'DAM website in 2019
  • 1375 subscribers to newsletter

Education participants
  • Primary Education: 1.130
  • Secondary education: 2.190
  • MBO / HBO + WO: 55/940
  • Extracurricular -25: 637
  • Extracurricular +25: 1.270
  • TOTAL: 6.222

Media value
  • Total (incl. Art block): € 945.233

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Balance as at December 31, 2019
(after processing result)
(x € 1.000) 31/12/2019 31/12/2018
ACTIVATES    
Tangible assets 15 24
Financial assets 50 35
Current assets 1.372 1.727
Progress 142 124
Liquid assets 1.230 1.603
Total assets 1.437 1.786
     
LIABILITIES    
Equity 695 916
General Reserve 195 336
Appropriation funds and reserves 500 580
FACILITIES 29 42
Short-term debt 713 828
Total liabilities 1.437 1.786
Statement of Income and Expenses 2019
 
(x € 1.000) 2019 annual report Annual plan 2019 2018 annual report
BATTERY      
A. Revenues (subtotal) 121 174 246
B. Contributions (subtotal) 3.207 3.092 3.141
B.3 Grant R'dam Cultuurplan 1.453 1.423 1.423
B.4 BKV monies and Fund Urban Decorations 1.683 1.649 1.649
B.5 Other contributions from public funds 71 20 69
Sum of benefits 3.328 3.266 3.387
       
CHARGES      
C. Management expenses (subtotal) 930 917 872
D. Activity costs (subtotal) 2.619 2.368 2.553
Sum of burdens 3.549 3.285 3.425
Operating result -221 qualifying. -19 qualifying. -38 qualifying.
Movement in designated funds and reserves 79 9 -18 qualifying.
Result after change of funds -142 qualifying. -10 qualifying. -56 qualifying.

COLOPHON

Editorial office
  • CBK Rotterdam

Texts
  • CBK Rotterdam

Design / Development
  • 75B

Photography / video

Photographers: Aad Hoogendoorn, Paul van der Blom, Simon Kentgens, Brand New Guys, Otto Snoek, Rick Messemaker, Lucie Havel, Cihad Caner, Lichun Tseng, and others

Videographers: Mirjam Somers & Bas Czerwinski, Marieke van der Lippe, Joey Schut, Uriel Matahelumual, Art Index Rotterdam, Rob van Pelt

Illustrations: Cox Janssens
Cover image
  • On March 23, the book launch Where does culture happen? place. Makers from Rotterdam and London shed light on the collective places and moments where the culture that they experience as their 'own' is experienced and shared. The publication was presented in a program with music, film, presentations and workshops.

    Conversation with Ishmael Lartey, book launch 'Where does culture happen?', TENT x Tate, 23-3-2019. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

Supervisory Board 2019
  • Karin Arink
  • Tineke Bahlmann (chairman)
  • Nicole Maarsen (until June 2019)
  • Paul Tulling
  • Rob de Werd

Thanks to the Municipality of Rotterdam and all partners with whom we worked together in 2019.

Disclaimer
  • Despite all the care we put into the preparation of this publication, we cannot accept liability for damage resulting from any errors or omissions in this publication.


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