Disclosed #16 Wouter Sibum

Disclosed #16
Infra-nature landscape LANDSCAPE landscape
Wouter Sibum

Saturday July 14 at 8pm
Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
3021XB Rotterdam

With talks by:
Wouter Sibum, Gert-Jan Wisse, Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture Rotondologisch genootschap – Tijs van den Boomen and Peter Jonker

Disclosed #16 is an evening with talks adressing ‘successful’ and ‘unsuccessful’ landscapes: in some areas all landscape elements seem to coincide and form a whole, but in other places the amount of elements do not create unity. What makes a landscape ‘good’?

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Open Studios Het Wilde Weten 21 juli 14:00 -18:00

End of season / friendly summerfest with open studio’s Ines Ferreira (in studio Koen Taselaar), Marcha van den Hurk, Liza Wolters (in studio Simon Kentgens), Jeroen Bosch, Anouk Griffioen, Projectspace finnissage presentation of our artist in residence Neva Lukić, corridor second floor beer barrel polka, 18:00 Medium @ Studio Jan Adriaans ground floor

More information follows

TIRELESS LINE

TIRELESS LINE
Exhibition & Symposium

Opening Thursday 21 June at 7pm at
HET WILDE WETEN
Robert Fruinstraat 35
3021XB Rotterdam

Wouter Venema (NL), Isabell Schulte (DE), Christian Pilz (DE), Alexandra Roozen (NL), Marc Nagtzaam (BE), Bas Ketelaars (NL), Kim Habers (NL), Hannelore van Dijck (BE)

Within the practice of contemporary art, the medium of drawing is used in it’s full breadth. From concept sketch to miniature; from installation- to performance drawing. Characteristic for the medium is the direct connection between eye and hand: the shortest route/way between idea and execution. Within this connection, a space for fragile and intuitive forms of expression can establish, that carries a moment of physical awareness. Lines form traces that are difficult to erase. They offer an excellent opportunity to work in a process-oriented manner, to integrate mistakes and merge making and thinking.
The exhibition brings together six artists who use the repetitive and process-oriented qualities of the medium in particular. Not the fast line but a form of patient repetition stands in the foreground. Instead of forming narratives by figurative elements, structures are constructed that make the process behind the drawing visible, and reflect a personal experience of space and time.
A symposium will be held alongside the exhibition. Here different aspects of the medium of drawing are illuminated and discussed on the basis of the artistic positions of the participating artists. How does contemporary drawing relate to other artistic media? Is the duration of the production and the experience of concentration a goal on itself? How does the everyday practice of the artist stand in relation to the increasingly complex, accelerating society we live in?

Opening hours:
fr. 22.06 12pm – 8pm
sa. 23.06 12pm – 8pm
su. 24.06 12pm – 4pm

Symposium:
sa. 23.06 12pm – 3pm (there will be lunch and drinks!)
We’re looking forward seeing you Rotterdam!

WO MEINE SONNE SCHEINT
Beatrijs Dikker & Bas Ketelaars
We thank Elise Mathilde Foundation and Goethe-institut Rotterdam for supporting this exhibition.

(Image by Wouter Venema, Still of One to One, Cyanotype on paper, wood, steel, 2015)

Disclosed #15 Annette Behrens

Disclosed#15
Annette Behrens with Keukenverhalen i.c.w. Romana Siemons | Mariana Hirschfeld

True Value

A value that would be obtained in an ideal system. An ideal system is one that would have no errors at all. In other words, this is a value that is perfectly accurate. Strictly speaking, the ‘true value’ is hypothetical – no such thing can actually exist.

​For this edition of Disclosed​ Annette Behrens ​takes her ongoing visual research of the soybean as a starting point to explore different perspectives concerning the plant. Through food, industrial products, medication or cosmetics the soybean is closely interwoven into virtually every aspect of our daily lives yet invisible to most of us.
Our knowledge of this legume is largely gained through images and information presented in the media, by NGO’s or often simply hearsay. The same, ever repeating images of, for instance, the tropical deforestation are part of our collective image library. By looking at the development and the use of the plant throughout the past, roughly, 150 years a complex system of interdependency, economics, history, environmental problems and different values can be revealed and questioned.

For this event different aspects of the soybean are examined through photography, video, text, spoken word and meal tastings. A selection of soybean related dishes with their own stories from China, Indonesia, India and Japan will be offered by The Hague’s Keukenverhalen in collaboration with graphic designer Romana Siemons. Rotterdam based spoken word artist Mariana Hirschfeld will perform a tekst written especially for this occasion.

Saturday at 8p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. a maximum of 30 participants can join the tasting of Keukenverhalen’s meals and Mariana Hirschfeld’s performance, please register at: info@annettebehrens.com
The exhibition space is open for everyone afterwards at 9.30p.m. (Saturday) and 3.30p.m. (Sunday). Please note that the event will be partially Dutch and English.
The evening is free of charge, drinks at your own expense.

True Value is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by Het Wilde Weten. 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 hosts a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This results in 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 for the poster design.

This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

Annette Behrens’ project SOY is kindly supportet by Canary Project Artist’s Grant, Miap Foundation and Fonds Kwadraat.

Bo’i Palu
An exhibition by Julian Crestian, Travis Geertruida, Leomar Imperator, Narolian Mercelina, Goretti Pombo and Jisang Shim.
Curated by Priscila Fernandes.

OPENING:
FRIDAY 18TH MAY 2018
from 18pm onwards at
Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2018
from 14-17pm

Bo’i Palu, in Papiamento, means ‘underneath the tree’, an expression that characterises unproductive individuals, but also self-established or impromptu businesses found on the side of the roads in Curaçao. Picking up from the dichotomy of this expression – whose connotation is both negative and positive – Priscila Fernandes has invited several artists she met during her residency at Instituto Buena Bista, in Curaçao, to reflect about the about the relationship between leisure and work.
For the past weeks, this young group of artists has been meeting at HWW to discuss and produce work for an exhibition opening this Friday at 18pm.

Poster by Julian Crestian

Disclosed #14 Simon Kentgens

DISCLOSED #14
Simon Kentgens
EKSPEDICIO MALKAŜITA

In collaboration with Eva Olthof, Rieneke de Vries, World Esperanto Association and restaurant Habibi

SATURDAY 17TH MARCH 2018
A visit to the headquarters of the World Esperanto Association, located in Rotterdam.

Meeting point:
14:30 PM
Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

A maximum of 20 participants can join! Please be on time for registration.
 
To join, please register at: simon-at-simonkentgens-dot-com (free)

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Esperanto is a politically neutral, constructed language, that was conceived in the late 19th century by Ludwik Zamenhof. His aim was to create a common language that is easy to learn, that can be universally used and creates a bridge between nations to foster harmony between different nationalities. It became popular in the early half of the 20th century and rapidly spread to all continents. Before and during World War II it started facing attacks; European dictators like Hitler, Stalin and Franco considered Esperanto to be a language for anarchists and conspiracists, and made efforts to exterminate it. After the war English slowly but surely took over as an international language. In the last decades the Esperanto Association saw its number of members declining, even though in recent years there is an increase in people learning Esperanto through language apps like Duolingo. Up to this day Esperanto is still spoken by an estimated 2 million people in around 140 countries worldwide. The Universala Esperanto-Asocio (World Esperanto Association) has official relations with the UN and UNESCO. It’s headquarters is located in Rotterdam since the 1960’s.

For Disclosed #14 Ekspedicio Malkaŝita, we are organising a visit to the Universale Esperanto-Asocio headquarters. There we will get introduced to this remarkable language, its history and current usage and we will have a group talk on its sociolinguistic implications, with several experts in the field. The community and network grew around the language, in stead of the other way around. It has developed its own distribution channels, lobby groups, schools, publishers, researchers etc., and is mostly self-organised and self-supportive. What kind of challenges does this organisation face in changing political climates? Esperanto was designed to foster equality, what potential does it carry in current polarised times? It is mainly an international network – can this language also unite on city level? Or should we instead focus on local linguistic common grounds that often transcend nationalities? like ‘Rotterdams’? or both?

The day will be concluded with a communal dinner at restaurant Habibi (free of charge for participants – drinks at your own expense – cash only)

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Simon Kentgens kunlabora kun Eva Olthof, Rieneke de Vries, Universala Esperanto-Asocio kaj restoracio Habibi.

Sabato, Marto 17 2018, 14:30 komencpunkto Het Wilde Weten, Robert Fruinstraat 35 Rotterdam

Esperanto estas politike neŭtrala, konstruita lingvo, kiu estis koncipita fine de la 19-a jarcento fare de Ludwik Zamenhof. Lia celo estis krei komunan lingvon facile lerneblan, kiu povas esti universale uzita kaj kreas ponton inter nacioj por instigi harmonion inter malsamaj nacioj. Ĝi estis populara en la frua duono de la 20-a jarcento kaj rapide disvastiĝis al ĉiuj kontinentoj. Antaŭ kaj dum la Dua Mondmilito ĝi komencis alfronti atakojn; Eŭropaj diktatoroj kiel Hitlero, Stalino kaj Franko konsideris Esperanton esti lingvo por anarkiistoj kaj konspiroj, kaj penis ekstermi ĝin. Post la milito la angla malrapide sed verŝajne okupiĝis kiel internacia lingvo. En la lastaj jardekoj la Esperanto-Asocio vidis, ke ĝia nombro da membroj malpliiĝas, kvankam en la lastaj jaroj kreskado de homoj lernas Esperanton per lingvaj apps kiel Duolingo. Ĝis la tago de hodiaŭ Esperanto ankoraŭ parolas ĉirkaŭ 2 milionojn da homoj en ĉirkaŭ 140 landoj tutmonde. La Universala Esperanto-Asocio havas oficialajn rilatojn kun UN kaj UNESKO. La ĝenerala kazerno situas en Roterdamo ekde la 1960-aj jaroj.

Por Malkaŝita # 14 Ekspedicio Malkaŝita, ni organizas viziton al la Universala Esperanto-Asocio-ĉefsidejo. Tie ni enkondukos ĉi tiun rimarkindan lingvon, ĝian historion kaj nunan uzadon, kaj ni havos grupan paroladon pri siaj socilingvaj implikaĵoj, kun pluraj spertuloj en la kampo. La komunumo kaj reto kreskis ĉirkaŭ la lingvo, anstataŭe aliflanke. Ĝi disvolvis siajn proprajn dissendajn kanalojn, ĉefgrupojn, lernejojn, eldonistojn, esploristojn ktp, kaj estas plejparte memganizita kaj mem-subtenema. Kio speco de defioj faras ĉi tiu organizo alfrontas en ŝanĝi politikajn klimatojn? Esperanto estis desegnita por subteni egalecon, kian potencialon ĝi portas en nuntempaj polarizitaj? Ĝi estas ĉefe internacia reto – ĉu ĉi tiu lingvo ankaŭ kunigas sur urba nivelo? Aŭ ĉu ni fokusu lokajn lingvajn komunajn terojn, kiuj ofte transcendas naciojn? kiel ‘Rotterdams’? aŭ ambaŭ?

La tago estos finita kun komuna vespermanĝo ĉe restoracio Habibi (senpage por partoprenantoj – trinkas ĉe via propra elspezo – nur mono)

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EKSPEDICIO MALKAŜITA is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by Het Wilde Weten, which will run throughout the coming two years. Het Wilde Weten consists of sixteen artists that have a studio in the former nunnery at the Robert Fruinstraat. Every six weeks one of the members hosts a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This results in 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.

This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund.

Viktorie Langer – Out of time

Viktorie Langer – Out of time
Het Wilde Weten – Guest artist exhibition

Saturday 27th January 2018 – 19:30 till late.
Sunday 28th January 2018 – by appointment.

“The seven paintings I made in Rotterdam are like walking the Nieuwe Binnenweg, from Albert Heijn, stop in by smooky Out of time, than to somber Delfshaven, still awareness mighty harbor few steps from you. Absorbed inspiration from city and its diversity, dissimilarity but at same moment, great interplay.”

For the last two months Het Wilde Weten has been host to artist Viktorie Langer as part of our exchange with Futura in Prague and with the support of the Tsjechisch Centrum, Rotterdam.
Please join us Saturday 27th of January for a chance to see the new work she has made while in Rotterdam.

Viktorie Langer (born in 1988, Czech Republic) is primarily a painter, while also working in the media of collage, drawing, textiles and ceramics. Her striking large-sized canvases are clearly inspired by early 20th century art, rather than current trends. Yet the almost abstract work of Langer uses a very contemporary language and has a well-established signature style. The artist has introduced her work primarily in the context of the Czech independent art scene, however, she has also exhibited her work at the National Gallery in Prague, Prague Biennale 6 and at the Sør-Troms Museum in Trastad, Norway. She was finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký award 2017 and is represented by Zahorian & Van Espen Gallery.

The residency is kindly supported by Futura in Prague and the Tsjechisch Centrum, Rotterdam.

Composure – Charles Baudelaire

(The speaker addresses himself)

Lighten up, you bitch, stop being so bitter.
You lobbied for night. It falls. Right here.
The air, a haziness, wimples the town.
Peace for some, for the others the jitters.

With cranked-up hope, the plodding herd, most of us,
sapped silly by desire, that ruthlessness,
we bend in the traces and ask mortgage on remorse.
Dear, dear, glum thing, let’s hold hands. Come ‘ere.

Let’s get away. Look up. There the gone years slouch
in second-hand robes on the balcony of the sky—
over the abyss Regret breaks water, smirking.

The dead sun’s gonna pass out under the bridge.
And like a mummy’s long bandage, off to the west,
listen, sweets, listen, the double-soft dark is coming on.

Disclosed #13 Marcha van den Hurk

HONOLULU
Marcha van den Hurk
invites Tiong Ang

with Marija Angelovska, Goeun Choi, Ingrid Sanghee Edwards, Stavroula Gregoriou, Jan Yongdeok Lim, Winston Nanlohy, Heekyung Ryu, Robert Wittendorp

SATURDAY 20th JANUARY 2018
Doors open 20:00 hrs / Continuous performance

Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

HONOLULU is a collective performance that marks the beginning of a long-term collaborative project by Rotterdam based artist Marcha van den Hurk and Amsterdam based artist Tiong Ang. Invited by curators Sasha Dees (New York) and Kóan Jeff Baysa (Los Angeles), the project is geared towards a final implementation on the islands of Hawai‘i in 2019. The performance takes place in a scenographic setting by Marcha van den Hurk. She invited Tiong Ang to restage his band project ‘Sleeper’(BAK basis voor actuele kunst Utrecht/2017), exploring collective, theatrical, performative, dialogic, musical and vocal motives for a sense of artistic agency, contemplation, and resilience.

HONOLULU is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by Het Wilde Weten, which will run throughout the coming two years. Het Wilde Weten consists of sixteen artists that have a studio in the former nunnery at the Robert Fruinstraat. Every six weeks one of the members hosts a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This results in 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 to Team Thursday for the poster design, Machiel Kunst for technical support/light design, and Alejandro Ramirez for videography.

This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund.

Disclosed #12 Julien Grossmann

DUSK TO DAWN CHORUSES
A musical event by Song-Ming And & Julien Grossmann ~ with Jan Adriaans, Milou van Ham, Michiel Huijben, Cora Schmeiser, Kathrin Wolkowicz

SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER
– doors open 20:00, performance at 20:30

Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

Dusk to Dawn Choruses is the first iteration of Julien Grossmann and Song-Ming Ang’s research into the various forms and definitions of the chorus. From the ancient Greek chorus to modern telecommunications companies (Chorus Limited), and from morning birdsongs (dawn choruses) to the humming of Chorus Motors (Borealis Exploration), the project is a musical journey into what a chorus could be.
The outcome of a five-day workshop with an ensemble of five performers from Rotterdam, the evening’s program features a range of musical experiments based on instructional scores and compositions in which the voice occupies a central place.

Dusk to Dwan Choruses is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by Het Wilde Weten, which will run throughout the coming 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 hosts a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This results in 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 for the poster design.

This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fond.

Disclosed #11 Michiel Huijben

MICHIEL HUIJBEN
IF NOT, NOT

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER
at 20:30
SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER
at 16:00

Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

Over the past three months at Het Wilde Weten, MICHIEL HUIJBEN has been researching the work of a man from Rotterdam who, though not an architect, has designed a series of buildings in his life. These designs span the decades from 1960 until around the year 2000. Some of them were made in direct response to local events, others seem to have functioned on a more abstract level – as a mode of thinking. Together, the works give an insight into their maker’s stance towards historical changes pertaining to themes such as immigration, sustainability, terrorism and real estate.

For Het Wilde Weten’s Disclosed series, Michiel will share his research in a talk titled IF NOT, NOT, using a set of architectural models made according to found descriptions.

IF NOT, NOT is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by Het Wilde Weten, which will run throughout the coming 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 hosts a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This results in 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 for the poster design.

This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fond.