Roaring Twenties Rotterdam - From Josephine Baker to Bombardment
Chabot Museum Rotterdam
9 - 12 Februari
The optimistic sound of the Jazz Age was everywhere, women were given the right to vote and there was now radio and film. Exactly hundred years ago the city of Rotterdam went through a unique, thriving period of unparalleled ambition and zest for building. When in 1918 the Great War ended, the Spanish flu was under control, a new era had started. Roaring Twenties Rotterdam looks at Rotterdam through the eyes of the art-and-anything-else collector Kees Schortemeijer (1894 – 1979). Evoking a city that is no longer there. A city that was physically wiped out and where memory is missing. For this exhibition guest curator Wim Pijbes made a selection from the Schortemeijer collection, owned by the Chabot Museum, opening it up to the public like this for the first time.