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June 2019

See and do
We are at the beginning of the summer and that means that there is plenty to see and do in Rotterdam again. This Saturday the new work will be the onion inaugurated in the beautiful allotment garden of VTV Blijdorp. On 13 June, Z-Files #24 will be in MONO. This edition of Z-Files is about the Garden of the North and about the reuse of materials in art and architecture. You can go to TENT for a double performance on 19 June; Opera of Things & How we learn the old songs. Do you want to discover art in public spaces? This summer you can join free art walks; Friday Night en Sunday Morning Art Walks.

Science Gallery Rotterdam invites artists to enter into a dialogue about biomedical science, art, technology and society for the first exhibition at Erasmus MC. The open call closes on 1 July. Finally, CBK Rotterdam, Root Rotterdam Foundation, Art23 Contemporary Art Gallery are starting a residency program at Art23 in Guangzhou (People's Republic of China).
Z-Files #24 - art and the city
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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?

When: Thursday 13 June 2019
True: MONO, Vijverhofstraat 15 (the 'Yellow Building')
Free access
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tour
Friday Night Art Walks
21/06/19 en 05/07/19
Come and join the free art walk and look at the city with different eyes. Art is really everywhere! During the Friday Night Art Walk you will be taken on a hunt for the versatile contemporary public art on the street, the urban culture and great local initiatives. A special guest contributes to the conversation en route.

This tour is a collaboration between CBK Rotterdam en Art Index Rotterdam during The art evening.
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tour
Sunday Morning Art Walks
09/06/2019 en 14/07/19
Start your Sunday with a breakfast at King Kong Hostel and discover art in the public space, urban culture and local initiatives. Free admission is on Sunday 9 June Sunday Morning Art Walk.

This tour is a collaboration between CBK Rotterdam en Art Index Rotterdam.
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initiation
UI in VTV Blijdorp
08/06/19
VTV Blijdorp is a beautiful allotment garden complex in Overschie East. Recently its entrance has been enriched with a work of art consisting of a pergola with one on it UI. The UI is a typical crop for the allotment garden: edible, simple and beautiful in shape. This one UI is slightly more than half a meter high and made of colored perspex. The shape has an almost iconic character.

On Saturday 8 June 2019 will be the UI on the pergola initiated at 14.00 by Jan Wielaard, chairman of VTV Blijdorp. Everybody is welcome!
performance
Opera of Things & How we learn the old songs
19/06/19
Jasna Veličković will give her very last performance on Wednesday 19 June Opera of Things at TENT, on her instrument the Velicon. The title of this work refers to the 'internet of things', in which everyday objects such as a lamp or a thermostat are connected to the internet and get a voice during this performance. Paul Elliman is also present for his performance How we learn the old songs. A small group of singers will attempt to simulate the sound of upcoming emergency vehicles, such as police cars, fire engines and ambulances, including the associations with power and authority that evoke this sound.
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open call
(UN) REAL
closing date 1 July, 2019
Science Gallery Rotterdam invites scientific researchers, artists and designers to enter into a dialogue on biomedical science, art, technology and society by proposing projects for the first exhibition at Erasmus MC. The theme is (UN) REAL refers to how our concept of 'the real' is being changed by developments in biomedical research and new digital technologies, such as virtual reality and social media.
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residency
Residency Guangzhou 2019
Root Rotterdam Foundation, Art23 Contemporary Art Gallery and CBK Rotterdam are starting a residency program at Art2019 in Guangzhou (People's Republic of China) in 23. An exhibition is also associated with the residency. The exhibition will be developed in collaboration with curator Angela Li during the stay period. Art23 is an exhibition space set up with the aim of promoting international exchanges and promoting (international) contemporary art in China.
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