The former town hall of Charlois now houses Een kunstcentrum. An initiative by local residents of the historic neighborhood. Aimed at strengthening art and culture in this Southern part of town.
The art center is a place where the versatile culture of Rotterdam-South is made visible in the form of monthly activities organised by voluntary participants. The villa from 1873 is now the gallery for a diverse program of exhibitions, music, film, debate, poetry and lectures.
Right now Worldling is on display. The exhibition space transformed into the joint studio of sculptor Silvia B, painter Caroline Bijvoet and dancer Yanaika Holle. Together they develop a multidisciplinary installation with dance, music, light, sculptures and paintings. Resulting from the continuous process of reacting to each other’s expressions in the studio.
There are a number of events for the public:
6, 12 & 19 February at 17.00 WORLDING_ Open studios
11 February at 20.00 WORLDING_Interview by Hugo Bongers
26 & 27 February WORLDING_Performance (Start times vary)
Reservation is necessary because of the maximum number of visitors. Entrance Performance € 6, other events free
Worldling refers to a concept introduced by Donna Haraway, a biologist, philosopher and historian of science. She means there is importance in seeing the world and its inhabitants not as separate subjects in each person’s own story, but in each other’s context. The developments in the work process can be seen here.
Bleeding in the water in Een Kunstcentrum
Herstel, or Restore, will run from February to August. With Recovery as the main theme. Een Kunstcentrum will present various projects, exhibitions, and events from different perspectives. There is a multidisciplinary connection, master-apprentice relationship, connecting through remembrance and revaluation of traditional techniques.
March 5th Bleeding in the water opens. Artists Lea von Terzi and Karin Voogd will be working in the upper room and will seek interaction with the public. It’s based on the old idea of a master-apprentice relationship between a senior and junior artist. The project ends on April 10th.
Cover: Jacqueline ter Haar