Witte de With Contemporary Art
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At Untitled, curatorial and educational goals are intertwined. With art installations and events, as well as a bookstore and an initiative dedicated to collective learning, this long-term project in our now freely accessible ground floor gallery will continuously evolve. The project is designed as a Matryoshka doll, where one work holds another work, which holds another work and so forth.

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This exhibition, bringing together work by Pamela Rosenkranz, Susana Mejia, and Anicka Yi, invites us to engage with a rarely visited part of the world: the Amazon. The largest tropical rainforest in the planet, Amazonia extends over nine different countries in South America, including Brazil and parts of Venezuela, Colombia, and Suriname. Scientists have likened its ecosystem to the lungs of our planet, like a larger-than-human organ taking in, but also producing, oxygen. Similarly, as an organism, art exhibitions operate as entities that make worldviews palpable. For, historically, artists have come to picture, and make visible, unknowns. In so doing, artists probe at what an image of a place, its experience and its mediations, may come to constitute or trigger; they explore the limits of an image, and what its ends could become.

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Irene Kopelman, a solo exhibition presents a selection of artworks from four different projects created by the artist between 2012 and 2016. Each of these projects was made during, or after, Kopelman engaged in fieldwork, travelling to comprehend and, ultimately, to render these environments. For nearly two decades, Kopelman analyzes with scientific rigor the landscapes and ecosystems of remote places, or, at least, sites that are not easily accessible, from the volcanic islands of Hawaii in the Pacific to the mountainous heartland of Borneo in Asia to the Peruvian rainforest in South America. At each location, she develops a specific method of observation.

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At Witte de With, the exhibition A new work by Teresa Margolles consists of a simple action: the six large windows of the gallery space are smudged, rather than cleaned, using shirts stained by the soil and sweat of over one-hundred Venezuelan men that Margolles hired in Cúcuta. This performance at the gallery is staged for the first month of the exhibition; during this time period, the shirts used are each progressively encased in a series of cement blocks, made on site. The initials of the names of each hired worker are then engraved into each sculptural element. Together, these elements progressively form an installation in the space alluding to spatial dynamics set forth by the border-crossers in that region. Also included in the galleries is a photo-triptych, which portrays one of the men engaged in the action in Cúcuta.

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The fourteenth edition of Rotterdam Cultural Histories focuses on how the city newspapers reported on international and local events during the revolutionary times and spirit of May 1968, considered then, and still today, a turning point of our times. This was just before television became a common household staple, and when printed newspapers, as well as radio, functioned as the main media channels for distributing information.

Exhibitions
On View
6 May – 2 September 2018
On View
6 May – 26 August 2018
On View
6 May – 26 August 2018
On View
6 May – 30 September 2018
Upcoming
9 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Upcoming
9 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Upcoming
9 September 2018 – 20 January 2019
Upcoming
9 September 2018 – 20 January 2019
Events
Upcoming
Friday 17 August 2018 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Upcoming
Tuesday 21 August 2018 | 6 – 7 PM
Upcoming
Friday 24 August 2018 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Upcoming
Sunday 9 September 2018 | 3 – 6 PM
Upcoming
Tuesday 11 September 2018 | 4 – 6 PM
Ongoing
On View
6 May 2018 – 28 April 2019
On View
3 February 2014 – 2 September 2018