De Wereld Is Hard En Zielig Master Apprentice Exhibition

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27 JANUARY
Opening 19:30pm
Apprentice Master exhibition with Leendert van der Meer, Erik Balbuena, Terence Baier and Jeroen Jongeleen.
Open also on Saturday, 28th, and Sunday, 29th, from 12:30 till 17:00.

[…] We do what we do what feels like we need to do in response to how we see the world turns. In the Apprentice Master project Jeroen Jongeleen was asked to accompany Leendert van der Meer (NL), Erik Balbuena Gonzáles (Spain) and Terence Baier (NL) in an exhibition at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam. Their common ground clearly lies in our engagement with the surroundings, public space or how it can be defined. They all seem to play with what art could be, hidden under the surface of street pavement, the gaze and acts of citizens, within and outside rules and regulations. Under the title ‘De Wereld Is Hard En Zielig’, a title taken from the writings of Terence Baier, and which can loosely be translated as ‘The World is Tough and Sad’ (or in my best Spanish: ‘El Mundo Es Duro Y Triste’, they sail along topics of government versus self control, group behavior, DIY interventionism and art as poetic messenger of politics and absurdity at the same time.

DISCLOSED # 4 EVA OLTHOF

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SULFUR
A Collaboration with EVA OLTHOF & RACHEL CAREY

SATURDAY JANUARY 21st
Doors open at 20pm

Sulfur is an accumulation of various collaborative experiments since Rachel Carey temporarily moved into Eva Olthof’s studio at Het Wilde Weten for a period of three weeks, with results put on display on Saturday January 21st. 

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HWW disclosed is a new public program initiated by Het Wilde Weten that commenced last 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 for the poster design.
This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

OPEN CALL RESIDENCY AT HWW

Gueststudio HWW

OPEN CALL
3 MONTH RESIDENCY AT HWW

Artists and curators working in the field of contemporary art are invited to apply for a residency at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, from 1st May – 31st July (3 months).

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Het Wilde Weten runs an Artist in Residence program, providing (international) artists the opportunity to live and work in a studio-building amongst 16 active artists. Because we are an artist run initiative, this residency is best suited to artist and curators that are also engaged in autonomous projects. Rotterdam has a vibrant art scene with many artist-run initiatives, galeries and exhibition spaces. A residency at Het Wilde Weten is a great way to get in touch with the local network of artists and art institutions. During these months, HWW is organizing an Open Studio weekend and celebrating 25 years of existence. 

On the first floor the guest artist of Het Wilde Weten has access to a 30-sqm studio that is furnished with a chair, loft bed, wardrobe and a large table for desk related work. There is a private shower and shared toilet adjacent to the studio. Downstairs is a shared kitchen, on the second floor there’s a coffee corner. Furthermore the guest artist has access to a bicycle and a wireless internet connection. Bed linens and towels are provided. Only one person can sleep in the studio due to fire regulations.

At some point the guest artist will be asked to give an artist talk to serve as an introduction to the Rotterdam art scene and fellow HWW-members. These artist talks are often organised in cooperation with the other Artist in Residence programs in Rotterdam so that several guest artists who at that point reside in Rotterdam give a short introduction in an informal setting. Upon request an exhibition/event in the 80 sqm exhibition space of Het Wilde Weten is possible.
Costs of the guest studio at Het Wilde Weten are €350,00 per month. 
Unfortunately Het Wilde Weten does not offer funding for our guest studio program. However we can provide a letter of invitation on request in order for you to apply for funding.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send an application containing:
– CV
– Portfolio (PDF)
– Link to website
– brief description of the plans during the residency.
Send to: residency@hetwildeweten.nl

DEADLINE:
February 12th  2017

For further information go to our ARTIST IN RESIDENCY page.

DISCLOSED #3 Cindy Jansen: AULD LANG SYNE

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For our DISCLOSED #3 Cindy Jansen is screening her film AULD LANG SYNE, on the 17th of December.
The doors open at 8pm and the screening starts at 8:30pm at our Project Space at HWW. After the screening there will be a Q&A hosted by Marieke van der Lippe.

AULD LANG SYNE (49 min), by Cindy Jansen, is a portrait of two American brothers who start out being close and very similar, but end up on opposite ends of the social spectrum. The calm, loving film subtly makes you ponder life’s choices and the accompanying expectations.

The film premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2015, was selected for the Golden Calves competition of the Netherlands Film Festival and shown at other filmfestivals and cinema’s in the Netherlands and abroad.

Watch a trailer of the film and find other info on: www.auldlangsyne.nl
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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.

Getting closer and closer….

Save the date: 6th December we will host the project PIMP MY EXHIBITION at Het Wilde Weten….

Save the date: 6th December

PING PONG, strange and unproductive thinking [RUJA BOOKS]

PING PONG, strange and unproductive thinking is title of the exhibition by Chinese/UK designer Ruohong Wu and Spanish artist Jose Ja Ja Ja, opening at our project space in HWW on the 11th November. They will present paintings, textiles, objects and books, in parallel to a program of talks and shots presentations during the 2 weeks’ exhibition. Check their sites for updates:

www.ruohongwu.com
www.josejajaja.com
www.rujabooks.com

Exhibition opening hours:
Opening party: 19:00-21:00 Friday, 11th November 2016. (wine and tapas provided)
Opening hours: 12:00-18:00, Tuesday – Sunday, 12th November to 24th November, 201607112016_pingpong_exhibition_hww_option_02

AVES Project: screening & artist talk

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AVES Project: screening & artist talk
Moderated by Maziar Afrassiabi (Rib Rotterdam)

Thursday Oct 27th, 20:00h.

This coming Thursday, video artists Matteo Gatti and Demetrio Giacomelli of the Aves Project collective will speak about their new work which they made during their residency in Het Wilde Weten.

Aves Project is current artist in Residence at Het Wilde Weten (Sept – Oct), the residency is awarded to Aves Project as winner of the Tent Academy Awards 2015.

The Italian collective Aves Project (Demetrio Giacomelli, Matteo Gatti, and Matteo Signorelli) won with their graduation work KM.IV/18 the Best Foreign Film Award of the TENT Academy Awards 2015. The film shows a group of volunteers participating in the reproduction of toads at Lake Como in Italy. KM.IV/18 addresses a current topic in the discussion about the Anthropocene: the era in which the effects of human activity on earth become visible. The jury praises the extraordinary use of light-dark effects, which allows forms to dissolve into the shadows and then emerge back into reality. ‘We are impressed with the Aves Project’s documentary approach, which combines high image quality with a cinematic perspective.’ Demetrio Giacomelli, Matteo Gatti, and Matteo Signorelli graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milano.

In collaboration with Tent Rotterdam
www.tentrotterdam.nl

Disclosed #2 JAN ADRIAANS

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I MIGHT NOT TELL EVERYBODY, BUT I WILL TELL YOU
An exhibition by Inés Ferreira and Jan Adriaans.

Opening on Saturday 22 Oct 20.00
Open also on Sunday 23 Oct 12.00 – 17.00
in our Project Space at Het Wilde Weten

The outcome of a conversation between Jan Adriaans and Ines Ferreira starting in August.
The two works have nature as the impulse and inspiration to create and manipulate, to transform natural nature into artificial nature, by observation to provide an experience played by Human.
We as social beings can reason and vision, but this is more tight to natural principles then we would like to admit. Departing from nature and artificiality, not as two opposites, but as an unbreakable bond we have to face and explore its potential from within.

Special thanks goes to Team Thursday, Bullfrog Films and Alysa Nahmias.
This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan fund.

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.