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CBK Rotterdam x Rotterdam Art Week 2023

During Rotterdam Art Week (8-12 February 2023), the city is all about contemporary art and various events will take place. CBK Rotterdam contributes with a financial contribution or substantive support to the events and exhibitions listed below.

Radio Paleis Maashaven live from Art Rotterdam

On Thursday, February 9, between 15 and 18 p.m., Radio Paleis Maashaven will broadcast live from the Sculpture Park at Art Rotterdam. The project is a collaboration between CBK Rotterdam and Operator Radio in which the city is central. The program consists of conversations with artists, about works of art in Rotterdam's public space and about projects in which urban culture is scrutinized in the broadest sense of the word. The broadcast can be listened to live on Art Rotterdam and online via

Sculpture Park

New this year during Art Rotterdam is Sculpture Park, a presentation of thirteen large-scale works of art. Ove Lucas, director CBK Rotterdam and Sculpture International Rotterdam, selected the following artists together with Saskia van Kampen (curator Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen) and Tom Postma (creative director Tom Postma Design): Atelier Van Lieshout, Caroline Coolen, Delphine Courtillot, Niels van Bunningen, Leendert Van Accoleyen, Esther Kokmeijer, Norman Dilworth, Krijn de Koning, Hadrien Gerenton, Indrikis Gelzis, Lara Almarcegui and Jan Eric Visser.

About A woman

From 9 to 12 February about A woman an exhibition on the Kop van Zuid (Wilhelminakade 701) in which women are central. All art on display is made by professional Rotterdam visual artists who identify as women. The artworks are for sale for €150 each, of which €50 will be donated to children in severely affected Ukraine through the Breath Care For Kids foundation. The opening will take place on Thursday 9 February from 15-17 pm. On the other days the exhibition is open from 11am to 19pm.

Works That Scare My Dog / Domas van Wijk

Domas van Wijk is fascinated by the increasingly blurring dividing line between man and technology. As an artist, he sees himself as a mediator between audience and machine, looking for the new and unexpected. In his solo exhibition Works That Scare My Dog, which can be seen from 11 February in gallery Joey Ramone, Van Wijk shows new 3D design and printing techniques. Experiences he gained with this during his R&D research Chasing the autonomous spell are incorporated herein. Also his previous installation desert rose in which he replaced parts and aesthetic elements with new 3D-printed objects. The exhibition opens on Saturday 11 February from 20-22 pm and can be seen until 1 April 2023.

Open studios Ackerdijksestraat / Mirjam Somers

On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February, various artists will open their studios at the Ackerdijksestraat 20. One of them is Mirjam Somers, who shows a glimpse of her new research project Silent Sirens in her studio. With models, 3D animation in collaboration with Petros Mouisios and Zara Olsson and a soundscape by Charly Rest. Silent Sirens is partly realized thanks to the R&D contribution of CBK Rotterdam. You are welcome from 10 am!

iCOON / Cindy Bakker, Sil Krol and Quinda Verheul

iCOON, a museum art space for modern art in design in Hoek van Holland, asked the Rotterdam artists Cindy Bakker, Sil Krol and Quinda Verheul to create a work of art or object on location during the Art Rotterdam Week. Come by between 8 and 12 February to see the artists live at work. icon is located in a former ammunition bunker, centrally located in the dunes between the Waterway and the North Sea.

Color Walks / Maike Hemmers

With the research Color as Landscape Maike Hemmers explores how she can use color to express not only her physical and mental state, but also the state of her environment. What information and meaning is contained in the color of flora and fauna, minerals, stones and metals? As part of this project, Hemmers is organizing four Color Walks on Brienenoord Island. The last two walks will take place on Friday 10 February (Blue Walk from 14-16 pm) and Saturday 11 February (Red Walk from 14-17 pm). Participation is free, the number of places is limited. Enthusiastic? On the Hemmers' Instagram account find more information and let us know that you would like to join us.

Two exhibitions in TENT Rotterdam

There's no party so noisy as the one you're not invited to shows how sound culture in the city has been determined since the nineteenth century by specific mechanisms to distinguish desirable from undesirable noise. The artworks, objects and policy documents in the exhibition make clear how dominant ways of listening—such as white listening, wealthy listening and listening without hearing impairment—are adopted as the norm and enforced through a variety of bureaucratic procedures and policy instruments. From signs against singing in public places to ordinances against popular folk musical instruments; from a registration form that should regulate the honking at Turkish wedding processions to the policy to keep teenagers out of public places using an ultrasonic beep. Participating artists: Gilles Aubry, Concrete Blossom, Angeliki Diakrousi, Effi & Amir, Serene Hui, Cengiz Mengüç and Santiago Pinyol.

Material Memory searches the tangible and material world for the effect of memory. The group exhibition responds to the perception that everything in the material world – be it water, bodies, objects or buildings – carries memories, because everything arises from interdependence. Participating Artists: Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Cihad Caner, Hannah Dawn Henderson, Clementine Edwards, and Kari Robertson.

Free Friday Night Art Walk

Walk with the Free Friday Night Art Walk with special guest Councilor of Culture Said Kasmi. This special free art walk is part of the Kunstavond XL during the Rotterdam Art Week 2023. The route shows Rotterdam through the eyes of our special guest. Led by art guide Anne-Marie Ros, we reflect on the choice of art and talk about the professional life of the alderman. There are a limited number of places available. Register in advance via You will then receive a confirmation email with the start and end location.

Publication date: 23 / 01 / 2023