All you can Art artist David Bade at work during a church service at the Pauluskerk on 1 May 2022 Photo: Marco De Swart

All you can Art takes up residence at Pauluskerk Rotterdam

All you can Art is an in-depth collaboration between Kunsthal Rotterdam and Instituto Buena Bista Curaçao. It will take up residence at the Pauluskerk Rotterdam for a period of six weeks from May 4. 

The Pauluskerk offers a safety net to the city’s most vulnerable people. On three days a week, various All you can Art artists will be present at the church. To work on an organically growing exhibition together with the Pauluskerk visitors. The goal of the art project is to make connections between different people who may or may not be familiar with the Pauluskerk.

For a number of years now, All you can Art has taken the Kunsthal as its point of departure for venturing into Rotterdam neighborhoods with a mission to give everyone – and we literally mean everyone – an opportunity to make art, learn, and discover together. All you can Art has been showing how art is able to play a connecting role in society for more than seven years.

“Making art has healing properties. It elevates people to become something more than a person with a problem and helps them to become someone who has talents and the ability to give,‘’ says Ranfar Kouwijzer, minister-director Pauluskerk Rotterdam.

All you can Art connects

Making art together will lead to valuable insights and new dialogues. It helps the visitors of the Pauluskerk. Varying from people who are homeless and people who are undocumented to vulnerable youths and elderly people. They can connect with each other and with the city of Rotterdam.

Over the coming weeks, Rotterdam residents will also be explicitly invited to drop by at the Pauluskerk. To participate in the project, which revolves around the theme ‘Safe Space’. For three days a week, the artists Tirzo Martha, Goretti Pombo, and Rieneke de Vries will work with visitors. According to the master-apprentice principle at the Open Studio located in the church hall – a place for all people to come together and make art, inspire each other, and interact. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the organically growing exhibition. It will be on show up to and including Friday 10 June.

Photo: Marco De Swart 

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