Contemporary Art in Rotterdam
June 2013

Boijmans tips

The contemporary art exhibitions in Rotterdam coincide with the exhibition ‘Transforming the Known’ at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, featuring a selection of works from the collection of the US-based Dutch collector Bert Kreuk.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, courtyard. Photo: Fred Ernst.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, courtyard. Photo: Fred Ernst.

Rotterdam Art Weekend
Together with events at TENT, Stichting AVL-Mundo and Route du Nord the openings on Saturday 8 June at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Submarine Wharf will ensure an exciting Rotterdam Art Weekend. The weekend kicks off on Friday 7 June with 'Less is More, More or Less' in TENT. This daylong event will address the de-acquisition of public art in Rotterdam. That same afternoon Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is organising a symposium about the work of painters Klaas Kloosterboer, Chris Martin and Jim Shaw to coincide with the exhibition 'XXXL Painting' in the Submarine Wharf. On Saturday evening there is the opening of Territory, an exhibition in the silo and adjacent outdoor site of Stichting AVL-Mundo (established by artist Joep van Lieshout) on the north bank of the River Maas. And with 'Route du Nord', Rotterdam North will provide the lively backdrop for new art, music and literature the whole weekend long. For more information visit:,,
‘Transforming the Known’ in The Hague
The exhibition includes works by American masters Willem de Kooning and Christopher Wool, established European artists such as Damien Hirst and Luc Tuymans, and young upcoming artists such as Theaster Gates and Danh Vo. Works from the Bert Kreuk collection are also on display at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen: 'Baroque Egg with Bow (Orange/Magenta)' (1994-2008) by Jeff Koons, 'Sky Backdrop' (2013) van Alex Israel and ‘A Thing Called Gear Box’ (2004) by Urs Fischer. For more information visit: