'Portscapes' exhibition, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 30 January – 25 April 2010. Reception: 5 February, 8pm. Free entrance.
The opening will coincide with Art Rotterdam (4–7 February 2010) and 'Divided Divided' a solo show by Carsten Höller also on view at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen from 5 February
Project website: www.portscapes.nl
Projects chronology: http://www.dipity.com/latitudes/PORTSCAPES
Where: Serra Hall in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen | Museumpark 20 | 3015 CX Rotterdam, Netherlands | Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11–17h | Free entrance to the exhibition
The exhibition 'Portscapes' will present works by 10 artists commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam throughout 2009, on the occasion of the beginning of the construction of Maasvlakte 2, the 2,000 hectare land reclamation project to extend Rotterdam's port, Europe's largest seaport and industrial area. 'Portscapes' has involved new projects of various scales under the leitmotif itineraries and destinations – artist-led tours, film screenings, billboards and the production of film and photographic works, audio-guides, radio broadcast and field guides (+ info...)
The exhibition will include works by Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus, as well as work by the website collaborators Maria Barnas (poetry) and Markus Miessen (interviews).
The film projects by Rotterdam-based artists Bik van der Pol and Marjolijn Dijkman, 'Facts on the Ground' (2009–10) and 'Surviving New Land' (2009–10) respectively, will be premiered coincinding with the exhibition.
A catalogue and a special-edition catalogue will be published on the occasion of the exhibition – the latter containing supplementary material including filmed interviews with the artists as well as the DVD of '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' (2009), the film produced by Jan Dibbets for 'Portscapes'.
Exhibition curated by Latitudes in collaboration with SKOR
Following images of the 10 projects, many more on flickr!