secondWOT + New Year’s welcome



Thursday the 7th of January from 18:00h to 21:00h
(18:00h -19:00h happy hour with free drinks)
+ Glühwein on the house, special recipe!

Last year a dynamic love-affair developed between the Brussels based exhibition space SECONDroom and the Rotterdam based artist-run space Het Wilde Weten. During the exchange the plan was to flirt, to bring out many toasts and to secretly approach each other. How one thing leads to another……….
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‘Concrete Dreams’ door Elian Somers en Dieuwertje Komen

Donderdag 17 december, 17.30 uur
Opening in Foam (3h), Amsterdam

Deze tentoonstelling toont werk van twee fotografen die hun visie geven op het (stedelijke) landschap. In de tentoonstelling tonen zij ons een subjectieve ervaringswereld die de werkelijkheid overtreft. Als het ware betoveren zij deze werkelijkheid en laten de rijkdom, maar ook de vervreemding zien.

Tijdens de opening zal de publicatie ‘Commonness’ van Dieuwertje Komen worden gepresenteerd. Deze publicatie wordt uitgegeven door Fw: en bevat een tekstessay van architect Martino Tattara.

(c) concrete dreams

Detroit © Elian Somers / Bordeaux 4, 2009 © Dieuwertje Komen

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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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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