Rotterdam, what’s going on

From 10 to 13 February 2011 the stunning departure hall of the Holland America Line is the set for the 12th edition of Art Rotterdam where seventy galleries will present their most daring artists. Besides the emerging galleries, already present for a few years, the 2011 edition also presents the well- established galleries like f.e. Catherine Bastide, Micheline Szwajcer, Paul Andriesse, that is presenting in the gallery a groupshow of works selected by Marijn van Kreij as part of the show “The Passenger”, and Stella Lohaus. From Great Britain eight young galleries will be present, galleries that are truly among the most promising of the island: Seventeen gallery will be exhibiting works by Susan Collis, Stuart Elliot, Dan Shaw-Town, David Raymond Conroy, and Abigail Reynolds.

Various cultural institutions in the city offer a range of activities: on show in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is the first large-scale solo exhibition ‘Suspension of Disbelief’ by Dutch artist Gabriel Lester (1972). By means of an integral installation, consisting of interventions, film and sculptures, Lester displays in this exhibition the various aspects of fate. The Kunsthal presents ‘I promise to love you’, a retrospective of the very best from the Caldic Collection, the largest private collection in the Netherlands from collector Joop van Caldenborgh. Furthermore, Rotterdam galleries TENT. Mama and Witte de With organize special evening openings with work of promising young artists Artist collective Het Wilde Weten organizes a market for special artists’ books, and Rotterdam architects, designers and artists will open their studios and workspaces for the public. The picture below is from Duende studio, presenting the duo show ‘Beside Itself’ of Bas van den Hurk and Martijn Hendriks.

10 to 13 February 2011


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