9 - 9 Februari
The Kunsthal will open its doors on Thursday evening 9 February. Four exhibitions can be seen especially for visitors to Art Rotterdam and Kunsthal guests from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: 'In the Black Fantastic', 'Madeleine Berkhemer. Body of Work', 'Sabiha Çimen. Hafiz' and 'Women's Palette 1900 - 1950'.
IN THE BLACK FANTASTIC
Step into an immersive experience, at the crossroads between reality and fantasy worlds. In the Black Fantastic shows seductive, opulent and colorful works by eleven contemporary artists from the African diaspora. With boundless imagination and technical virtuosity, they address racism and social inequality. The artists depict new worlds and possibilities and draw inspiration from folklore, myth, science fiction, spiritual traditions and afrofuturism. In the Black Fantastic shows a dazzling mix of painting, photography, video, sculpture and installations. The exhibition includes the legendary Soundsuits by artist Nick Cave and works by Ellen Gallagher, who interweaves myth and the history of the transatlantic slave trade in her Watery Ecstatics. Wangechi Mutu's compelling video work The End of eating Everything, in which she depicts the monstrosity of mass consumption, will also be shown.
MADELEINE BERKHEMER. BODY OF WORK
Seduction and the (own) female body are central to the work of Madeleine Berkhemer (1973-2019). Kunsthal Rotterdam presents an overview of the work of this Rotterdam artist. Berkhemer is a genre-transcending artist who works at the intersection of visual art, media, fashion and performance. Her versatile oeuvre includes explicit erotic drawings and pin-up photos, marble sculptures, utensils, installations, collages and works of art for the outdoors. She also makes abstract sculptural installations, in which eroticism still plays an important role, represented by means of pantyhose fabric and round shapes. Her alter egos Milly-Molly-Mandy form the common thread in her work. She uses these three different characters to explore the boundaries of herself and her art. Whatever genre or material Berkhemer uses, it should not leave the audience unmoved. Her art should excite, tease and seduce.
Registration for the evening opening via the button below is mandatory
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341
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Tickets for the open evening are free
Tram 8 (direction Spangen) stop Kievitslaan or Vasteland (1 minute walk). Tram 7 (direction Willemsplein) stop Westplein (4 minute walk). Metro stations Eendrachtsplein or Leuvehaven (7 minutes walk).
Parking garage Museumpark. The entrance to the parking garage is on the other side of the Museumpark, use this address for navigation: Museumpark 32, 3015 CX Rotterdam.