Alejandro Cesarco Coded Meanings indise Rotterdam

Coded Meanings

Words by: Camille Collins Uruguayan-born artist, Alejandro Cesarco, uses indexing to organize complex themes into comprehensible structures. Cesarco’s Index series will be displayed at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art as the artist’s first solo exhibition. Seven indexes, one of which is being created specifically for this exhibition, will explore complex themes such as…

Directeur Erik Zevenbergen Blijdorp Zoo Inside Rotterdam

Interview Erik Zevenbergen

A frequent visitor as a young child, Erik Zevenbergen never lost his fascination with the wild animals at Blijdorp Zoo. In his role as zoo director, he’s connecting the past with the present, future-proofing the Rotterdam zoo for coming generations. Words: Irene de Vette Recently turned into a new home for the gelada baboons, a…

Primal Whales natuurhistorisch museum Rotterdam - Inside Roterdam

Primal Whales

Come meet the newest additions to the fossil family at the Natural History Museum. Loose bones of whales, mammoths and rhinos and nearly flawless primal whale skulls were found off the coast of Zeeland and have been primped and prepared to meet the public. Highlights of this exhibition include meticulously composed fossilised skulls of pointed…

Festival Jazz International in Rotterdam

Festival Jazz International

100 Years of Jazz in Rotterdam At Festival Jazz International Rotterdam, the Rotterdam scene and sound are central. Jazz, hip-hop, electronics, impro and many crossovers define the programme, all with a Rotterdam character. There will be plenty of Rotterdam musicians and new projects, but the programming will also be supplemented by (inter) national artists. Moreover,…

Leo Blok - Inside Rotterdam

Leo Blok – Spido Rotterdam

A Window To The Harbour What started as a shuttle service for sailors a century ago, nowadays Spido Rotterdam offers Rotterdammers and visitors unparalleled views over the city and its harbour. At the helm of the company is Leo Blok, a former register accountant and major fan of The Beach Boys. Spido Rotterdam Spido is…

Inside Rotterdam - Forgotten

Forgotten Movies

The devastating aftermath of World War II is hard to forget. It’s amazing how such a short period of time can leave its mark over multiple generations. Some of its forgotten footage, however, has recently been found. Museum Rotterdam wants to give these films their much-deserved attention. “Forgotten Movies” will present the discovery of new,…

Inside Rotterdam - Van Nelle Factory

The Van Nelle Factory

Building the factory of the future Arriving in Rotterdam by train, it is hard to miss the big, bright neon letters that spell ‘VAN NELLE’ on the roof of a white, shiny factory. The aluminium paint lights up in the sun and the façade stretches far into the back like a seemingly endless wall of…

Sterling Schuyler - Inside Rotterdam

Crack that nut!

Sterling Schuyler lived in six cities, four countries and three continents before recently settling in Rotterdam. What brought her here? Why is she so enchanted by Holland’s second largest city? And how can an American connect with the Dutch? Sterling Schuyler explains. Words: Jelle Simons Silicon Valley, New York City, Egypt, Atlanta, the U.S. Army Garrison…

Thierry Mugler - Inside Rotterdam

Thierry Mugler at the Kunsthal

Underground techno beats sync to pulsing, white strobes, illuminating the runway like lightning. Through the flashes of light, a gang of supermodels – defined by their slim, corseted waists and stiletto heels – march towards the unsuspecting audience. Their silhouettes cast shadows on the floor behind them, reminiscent of the shadows cast by our favourite…

Aruna Vermeulen - Inside Rotterdam

HipHopHuis

It’s not the moves that make the movement: HipHopHuis, a space dedicated to hip-hop culture, is more than meets the eye. Its co-founder and general director Aruna Vermeulen advocates a culture of inclusion already common at this popular Rotterdam venue. Words: Irene de Vette A hop, skip and jump away from Rotterdam’s Central Station is…