Het Wilde Weten welcomes you to the second edition of HWW Disclosed, Sat Sept 17,
20:00 hour. For the second edition Disclosed #1, Mariëlle Buitendijk and Marcel Swint will show a selection of film footage on American art from the early sixties until the seventies of the 20th century, preceded by “Unfinished Spaces”, a film about the art schools of Havana, Cuba.
“Cuba will count as having the most beautiful academy of arts in the world.” —Fidel Castro (1961)
Het Wilde Weten has the right to show the film to a maximum of 50 people.
HWW disclosed is a new public program initiated by Het Wilde Weten that commenced this summer and will run the upcoming two years. Het Wilde Weten consists of sixteen artist that have a studio in the former nunnery at the Robert Fruinstraat. Every six weeks one of the members will host a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This will result in a lively series of talks, exhibitions, screenings, performances and more, disclosing the energy and pluriformity of the collective and creating public moments to meet and interact.
Special thanks goes to Team Thursday, Bullfrog Films and Alysa Nahmias.
This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan fund
Restitution of 1755: Hacking Giyanti (2015) Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina and Yudi Ahmad Tajudin. Procession, discussion, performance
Tuesday 20th of September
20:00 Het Wilde Weten
Why I visit Europe / why I don’t want to visit is the title of the talk Irwan & Tita will give about their current research on colonialism and rebellion in Java. They will also talk about how funding and global network have changed and shifted the spirit of collectivism in indonesia
Eerste solo show van Alt Bosch (Rotterdam, 2011), de serie Alt Tag=Untitled en de serie Bosch Park Tilburg.
Opening vrijdag de dertiende(!) Verder nog te zien zaterdag 14 en zondag 15 mei op afspraak.
Met op Vrijdag 13 mei 20:30 uur Jeroen Bosch in gesprek met Mariette Dölle.
Mariette Dölle was de afgelopen tien jaar artistiek directeur van TENT Rotterdam en is de nieuwe directeur van museum Kranenburgh in Bergen.
Een informeel gesprek over haar drijfveren, de liefde voor de kunst, over haar persoonlijke hoogtepunten in tien jaar TENT. Over de weerbarstigheid van het spraakmakende en fantasievolle Rotterdamse klimaat. Hoe kijkt zij naar Rotterdam nu ze er weggaat? En over museum museum Kranenburgh natuurlijk.
Creating Product: During the performances artists work towards an object that counts as a relic of the performance as it was held in the gallery. The documentation of the performances is concentrated in objects that will be on view during the exhibition.
Static Gravity inhabits a frozen moment between the outstretched arm and the inertia preceding a response. Between breathing in and breathing out. Between the drop and its echo. Between the equatorial triangle and the elastic band.
Román Corbato, Spain 1980
Is an architect and Master in Contemporary Art. He is currently doing PhD studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Pontevedra investigating relationships between landscape and place. His artistic research approaches these twotopics from a contemporary viewpoint working with the idea of “site/nonsite” and the act of walking as aesthetic and symbolic action.
Trixy Griffiths, United Kingdom 1991
My practise involves experimentation with everyday materials, scale and repetitive units. Making use of geometry and pattern to construct sculptural pieces, which are then presented in assembled installations which aim to re-contextualise the banal from their modest practicality.
Cécile Plouhinec, 1990 France
Always there is the feeling we have to compete with the empty space, which is often the best. It doesn’t reject or seek for something peculiar, it is just receptive to what is happening. When it get clouded by furnitures, artworks, people, it lost a vibrance which stroke me: something eloquent and ineffable at once. Also the mind shall be inspired by its character, and shall not seek for ideas and neither reject what is slowly rising from its wilderness.
Judith Robben 1988, The Netherlands
I’m a parttime student at the art-academy in Tilburg, to be an art teacher. My work can be described as intuitive but determined, and subtle but powerful.
Edward Clydesdale Thomson, 1982 United Kingdom / Denmark
What kind of ‘image’ of nature is it that surrounds us in our contemporary urban environment? What does the pattern on you’re bed spread tell you about utopian ideals? What does the landscaping of your local recreation area tell you about a Constitution? How can we approach the intersection of an
understanding and appreciation of the representational history of landscape, and a desire to keep making and looking?
Opening: 8 p.m. Friday 11 March
Dinner with discussion:
6 p.m. Friday 11 March (reservation required)
Open: 2-6 p.m. Saturday 12 March
Tomáš Kajánek (CZ) is the current artist in residence at Het Wilde Weten. He will present his new photographic project ‚I Don’t See Colour’ which he initiated during his stay in Rotterdam.
The Czech Republic, together with Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, form the Visegrad group, recently known for its anti-refugee stance in the current migrant crisis. These countries struggle with inherent racism in their societies, which seems to be very visible in public life. One of the many reasons is the long isolation caused by oppressive communist rule, which resulted in countries that are more culturally homogenic than The Netherlands.
In his project ‚I Don’t See Colour’ Kajánek pushes these tendencies to absurdity. He uses the method of retouching to materialize an extreme scenario in his series of photographs of public life in Rotterdam; markets, parks, everyday life out on the streets. How does racism unfold within the Dutch society? How can it be revealed in the context of the city of Rotterdam, with its history of immigrants of different generations?
The evening will begin with a discussion on Tomáš’ work and a dinner for max. 20 persons.
Dinner is € 5,- (including a drink) and starts at 6 p.m. Please register through email@example.com.
This residency is a collaboration of Het Wilde Weten with Futura Prague and Tsjechisch Centrum Rotterdam.
Artist Talks by artists that are currently doing recidencies in Rotterdam:
Tomáš Kajánek (CZ) / Het Wilde Weten
Maia Gusberti (CH) / Kaus Australis
Feiko Beckers (NL) / Villa Zebra
Stijn Van Dorpe (B) / Paviljoen aan het water
Levent Kunt (D) / Paviljoen aan het water
Inês Ferreira (POR) / Foundation B.a.d.
16 Januari 2016 Open Ateliers 16:00 – […]
17 Januari 2016 Open Ateliers 13:00 – 18:00
We are happy to invite you to our open studios! Please join us
Saturday 16 January starting 4p.m. until ?
Sunday 17 January 1 until 6p.m.
Cocktail bar at 3rd floor!
HWW guests: Tomáš Kajánek & Julien Grossmann
Edward Clydesdale Thomson
Daniël Dennis de Wit
Marcha van den Hurk
Frank van der Salm
Gerben Willers | All Together Now
Opening 21st December 6pm.
Book published by Publication Studio Rotterdam.
Exhibition: 22st December – 28th December 2015
Normally I’d describe myself as a painter working in Kolkata. However right now I’m here in Rotterdam on a ‘Tourist visa’ to be Het Wilde Weten’s guest artist.
Normally I’d describe myself a draughtsman handling ‘old’ media. I hide behind these medias to produce images.
Normally I’d describe myself sitting behind the sketch pad. You know it’s easier hanging around longer in spaces: attaching to the ground rather slowly.
Normally I’d describe my left arm resting on my right foot.
Normally I’d describe drinking coffee with dead fish stacked in ice on half price sale: new monuments.
Normally I literally take a long time to notice the life beyond the objects, I keep on sketching people.
No Normal routine schedule comfort zone.
Normal sketches piled up as image data … gradual concentrate figure archive charcoal paint.
Normal posters scraped off from the streets.
Sumantra Mukherjee has been guest artist at Het Wilde Weten since September. In this presentation he will show the work he’s developed while in Rotterdam along with lunching a book of his sketches published by Publication Studio Rotterdam.