Poetry + Art Gallery Tour - SOUTH
Location: Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Foyer,
Order tickets >
From 30 May – 2 June, the 7th edition of Poetry + Art will take you to Rotterdam’s leading galleries to experience surprising shows at the intersection of language and contemporary art. Get on your (rental) bicycle and come seek out installations, paintings, illustrations, artist’s books and experiments in which both well-known artists and exciting newcomers explore the limits of language. Every day of the festival, you can choose one of the four routes taking you to at least four different exhibitions. A guide will point the way, and festival poets and spoken-word artists from 010 Says it all! will await you with especially crafted poems.
The ZUID route departs from Theater Rotterdam's Witte de With location and stops at Galerie Lecq, Shimmer, Walgenbach Art & Books, RIB, Kunsthal Rotterdam, V2_ and TENT.
Reading in this tour;
Galerie Lecq - Zeyar Lynn
Shimmer > Berndt KRAUSS – Moment IV
As an artist, KRAUSS blurs the line between participant and observer using different media such as video, performance and drawings. Social media also play a key role in his work.
Walgenbach Art & Books > Faranu – Shaping Traces
Faranu's drawings are characterised by her signature style of charcoal on brown paper. Japan figures as a new source of inspiration, as its ancient traditions, prints, symbolism and poetry inspired new work that is dedicated to the traces we leave behind every day.
Rib > Mathew Kneebone – Curse of The Walking Techbane
If we, the end users, can barely understand complex technology, how can we respond when that technology fails us? Matthew Kneebone explores the metaphysical meaning of technical glitches and complexity.
Galerie Lecq > Pip Passchier – Sportdrank
Fascinated by the tension between sports and art, artist and athlete Passchier is exploring the rules of the game. Sportdrank consists of four 'product launches' around sports and movement in all its forms, turning the gallery in the former Parksluizen kiosk into a showroom.
All routes stop by:
Kunsthal Rotterdam > Kamp Horst
Within self-imposed restrictions KAMP HORST for each new work searches for ways to create a world that hints towards reality, but through humor, inside jokes and absurdities results in unexpected and inspiring images. KAMP HORST consist of: Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, Silas Schletterer, Gees Voorhees, Johan Kleinjan, Michiel Walrave, Paul Borchers.
V2_Lab for the Unstable Media > Helen Anna Flanagan – Ist-ism
Ist-ism is a video that depicts a skeleton with an identity crisis. He walks, fluctuates, asks rhetorical questions, and uses associations and rhymes in order to understand himself and his environment.
TENT > Anytime Now
Anytime Now centres on tension and global instability. The exhibit addresses the omnipresent sense that wars, terrorism, climate change, polarization and the crumbling welfare state are all threatening people's sense of security and stability.
On Friday – just after the tour – there will be a performance at Shimmer by Perfume Area. Moment III: Perfume Concepts is a heady recital of what perfume can be, written and performed by Laurel Schwulst and Sydney Shen. Together they capture the high, mid, and low notes of fragrance in textual form. Note: this performance will be in English.