Contemporary Art in Rotterdam
June 2013

Opening programme for this Saturday

On Saturday 8 June the time has come: the summer programme in the museum and in the Submarine Wharf will be officially opened from 3.00 p.m. with a festive programme lasting late into the evening.

Design: Thonik
Design: Thonik

Following the successful exhibitions ‘Hand Made’ and ‘Pushwagner’, on 8 June the museum is opening several summer exhibitions in the museum and the Submarine Wharf. The museum is open to the public free of charge on 8 June.

The opening programme

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Opening of ‘25 Years Rotterdam City Collection’, ‘Sensory Spaces 1 - Oscar Tuazon’ and ‘Lubok 11’ book presentation by councillor of Sport and Recreation, Art and Culture Antoinette Laan, Sjarel Ex, Design curator Annemartine van Kesteren and City Collection curator Saskia van Kampen-Prein.

Following the openings in the museum, the Aqualiner will take you to the Submarine Wharf on the RDM Campus for the opening of the exhibition ‘XXXL Painting’.

Upon arrival at the quayside you will be greeted by the musical kick-off of the North Sea Round Town Festival, which brings music to more than 200 locations in the city, including Boijmans’ courtyard, from 28 June. Read more here.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Jeannette Baljeu, Alderman for Port, Transport and Regional Economy and Sjarel Ex, will open the exhibition ‘XXXL Painting’ in the Submarine Wharf. Together with choreographer Jeanine Coco of Rotterdam’s Theatergroep DOX, artist Klaas Kloosterboer devised a special performance with children from the Mariaschool in Spangen using flags, streamers and ribbons made by the children.
Jim Shaw’s former punk band, Destroy All Monsters, which was hugely popular in the 1980s, will perform specially for the occasion in the Submarine Wharf. Keep an eye on the website for the detailed programme. A video on the band with previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage will soon be posted on ARTtube.

From 8:00 p.m.: AVL-Mundo
Following the events in the Submarine Wharf, you are invited to attend the opening of the exhibition 'Territory' at AVL-Mundo (founded by artist Joep van Lieshout) in its monumental silo and adjacent outdoor site. You can read more about this exhibition further on in this newsletter.