08.10.2009 ‘If distance was an object between us’.

Artist Talk by: ELIZABETH ROWE (UK)

Thursday October 8 at 19.30 (please join us for a bite and a drink starting from 19:00)

if the distance between us were an object

Rowe makes work from material she accumulates. Things that are given to her, objects she finds in the streets or buys from 2nd hand shops, newspapers, magazines and free advertising. Through a range of processes such as cutting up, reassembling or drawing over, she attempts to control the mass of stuff she gathers and to edit her self into the work.

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30.09.2009 Site Scripts: (Sub)Urban Memory and its Loss

A video program curated by Nat Muller

With works by: Yane Calovski (MK), Marwa Arsanios (LB), Lasse Lau (DK/BE), Vahram Aghasyan (AM)

wo: 30.09.2009 at 20.00h

This program brings together a selection of work which questions what happens when fiction or memory become a necessity to articulate place and situate it. Whether the sense of a site has been forcefully snatched away by war, displacement or aggressive real estate development or whether the artificiality of a place locates it as devoid of history and begs for a chronology to be constructed. The videos, though very different in aesthetics and approach, all reflect in a poetical fashion on issues of ownership, narrative appropriation, and remembrance. For indeed, who owns the stories of these specific (sub)urban sites, their past and their future? And who is allowed to tell?

"Hollow Land" (2009, 8'13"), Yane Calovski (MK)

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26.09.2009 Independent Drawing Gig nr. 5 ‘City Life’

The Gig will start on Saturday 26th of September at 17:00h
On Sunday 27th of September the drawings can be seen from 12:00h till 17:00h

Independent Drawing Gig (IDG) is an international project initiated by Linas Jablonskis in Vilnius in 2005.
It is a hybrid of a live concert and an exhibition of drawings. It places a particular emphasis on the collision of
the independent musicscene.


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17.09.2009 Talking About! – The Glocal Artist Collective

Thursday September 17, 2009 at 20:00
In the context of the Talking About!-programme, Het Wilde Weten was asked to host Cameroon artists Goddy Leye (Artbakery) and Hervé Youmbi (Cercle Kapsiki) between September 14-17. During the first 3 days, the artists will visit 12 Rotterdam’ Artist Collectives, from the new and upcoming projectspaces, to the more established studiobuildings and residencies. Het Wilde Weten would like to introduce them to the different local cultural practises and organizational models of the contemporary artist collective, imbedded in a global context. Continue reading 17.09.2009 Talking About! – The Glocal Artist Collective

25.07.2009 State of the Notion

Artist Talk & call for collaboration

A project by Carlos Fernández-Pello

State of the Notion is a project that deals with the building up of cultural identity.

Our current guest Carlos Fernández-Pello was born in 1985 Madrid, Spain, and lives and works in Madrid. He studied Fine Arts and recently he received a MFA degree for Art Theory and Practice at UCM (Madrid University).
Carlos Fernández-Pello will talk about his work and explain about his new project; State of the Notion. For this project he is looking for artists and producers from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium to collaborate with.   Continue reading 25.07.2009 State of the Notion