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Tue, Nov 10 2009 On Sunday 8 November 2009, SKOR and the Port of Rotterdam Authority organised a bus tour around the Port of Rotterdam coinciding with the 4th International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam and the culmination of ' Portscapes' projects, a year-long series of commissions in and around Maasvlakte 2 , the 2,000 hectare ongoing extension of the port. Over 80 visitors enjoyed the 'The Postpetrolistic Internationale' choir performance, a project by the Zurich-based artists Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer as well as the tour around four wasteland sites included in the research publication of the guide ' Wastelands of the Port of Rotterdam' by Rotterdam-based artist Lara Almarcegui. During the tour, visitors were also able to see and listen to other ' Portscapes' projects by Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin (audio here), Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus and Paulien Oltheten. An exhibition of the projects will take place at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen from 5 February, coinciding with Art Rotterdam. Exhibition on view until end of March 2010. Portscapes is a series of newly commissioned art projects initiated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority on occasion of the construction of Maasvlakte 2, with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam) and is curated by Latitudes (Barcelona). 's participation has been made possible thanks to the support of Roman Keller and Christina Hemauer Pro Helvetia.
Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller, Fucking Good Art, hans schabus, Ilana Halperin, Jorge Satorre, Lara Almarcegui, Marjolijn Dijkman, Paulien Oltheten, Port of Rotterdam Authority, Portscapes, SKOR