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13 - 17 July 2016


 

 

 

 

 

boosting your art experience

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13 - 17 July 2016


 

 

 

 

 

boosting your art experience

 

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From 12 till 16 July 2016, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Kunsthal Rotterdam, Nederlands Fotomuseum and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presented the summer program Rotterdam Xpanded. These four leading art instutions hosted a dynamic event with remarkable films and great exhibits by internationally acclaimed and groundbreaking artists. 

 
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Notion Motion


Did you miss out on seeing ‘Notion motion’ (2005) by Olafur Eliasson (Kopenhagen 1967) in 2005 and 2010 in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen? This summer everyone got their first chance – or perhaps another chance – to be immersed in this fantastic installation.

Notion Motion


Did you miss out on seeing ‘Notion motion’ (2005) by Olafur Eliasson (Kopenhagen 1967) in 2005 and 2010 in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen? This summer everyone got their first chance – or perhaps another chance – to be immersed in this fantastic installation.

NOTION MOTION

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen showed ‘Notion motion’ (2005) by Olafur Eliasson (Kopenhagen 1967) for the third time. Inspired by the laws of nature, particularly the reflection of light on water, he created the installation especially for the 1500m2 Bodon Gallery. The impressive installation contains 20,562 litres of water and is made of 800 duckboard elements. Standing or jumping, visitors are made aware of their own presence and their active role in the artwork.

OLAFUR E===LIASSON

Eliasson is one of the world’s most prominent artists. In 1999 he achieved worldwide recognition with the large yellow ‘sun’ he developed for Panorama 2000 in Utrecht, which was shown at Tate Modern in 2003. Four large artificial waterfalls on the banks of the Hudson River in Manhattan, New York, followed later.

‘Notion motion’ is one in a series of unforgettable installations made especially for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s Bodon Gallery. It follows Ernesto Neto’s ‘Celula Nave’ and Carsten Höller’s ‘Divided Divided’

 

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Botero - celebrate life!


The Kunsthal presented almost a hundred paintings, sketches and pastels by the world-famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero (1932), as well as a few sculptures, including the striking ‘Caballo’, Botero’s monumental sculpture of a horse. Discover the impressive and colourful work of this exceptional master!

Botero - celebrate life!


The Kunsthal presented almost a hundred paintings, sketches and pastels by the world-famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero (1932), as well as a few sculptures, including the striking ‘Caballo’, Botero’s monumental sculpture of a horse. Discover the impressive and colourful work of this exceptional master!

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The exhibition provided a panorama of Botero’s personal favourites from his considerable oeuvre. Fernando Botero is a multi-faceted artist who draws on both the Latin American tradition and the history of European art. Although his work appears at first sight to be airy and light-hearted, the history of his native Colombia has influenced Botero profoundly.

The rich forms and colours give Botero’s work its great vitality. The gigantic, inflated bodies and objects appear weightless in spite of their volume, which sometimes even seems to make them look as if they are floating. 

 

    LATIN AMERICAN LIFe===

    'Botero: Celebrate Life!' showed how Fernando Botero creates a magical world full of characters and scenes from daily life, of which politics and religion form an important part. Although his work appears at first sight to be airy and light-hearted, the violent history of his native country Colombia can be felt. His origin and background have influenced Botero profoundly, which finds expression directly in his works of the president, executions and weeping widows, and indirectly in his paintings of people partying, dancing with expressionless faces under the light of naked light bulbs.

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    IFFR White Nights


     

    The IFFR White Nights (13 - 17 July 2016) camp in Rotterdam’s Museumpark offered a series of short films during the day, and in the evening the site of white canvas tents were lit up fairytale-style by films screening in a big tent. This event focused on the potential of talent seeking sanctuary in Europe. The films were made in the refugees’ countries of origin, such as Syria, Iraq and Egypt.

     

    IFFR White Nights


     

    The IFFR White Nights (13 - 17 July 2016) camp in Rotterdam’s Museumpark offered a series of short films during the day, and in the evening the site of white canvas tents were lit up fairytale-style by films screening in a big tent. This event focused on the potential of talent seeking sanctuary in Europe. The films were made in the refugees’ countries of origin, such as Syria, Iraq and Egypt.

     

    IFFR White====== Nights

    For many years, IFFR has been examining and providing context to social and political issues through the prism of cinema and does so once again with this event. IFFR White Nights references both this form and the films’ content. These White Nights are the sleepless nights Europe is experiencing (whether fuelled by empathy or suspicion) in relation to the flow of asylum-seekers looking for sanctuary on the continent.

     

    IFFR White Nights will welcome you during these five days from 14:00 to 23:00 hours in the unique tented village in the Museumpark to share in these exceptional, urgent stories and visions. Each day, this summer film happening will show a different musical documentary and a feature film premiere, with space between for animated discussions, workshops and good food. One of the tents is programmed by Het Nieuwe Instituut. Access to the site is free. 

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    — Diederik van Dommelen - PwC