24-03-2016/ 10-04-2016 A/M exhibition #16: Static Gravity


24-03-2016/ 10-04-2016
A/M exhibition #16: Static Gravity

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?

Fri March 11: Tomáš Kajánek – I Don’t See Colour: Series of Retouched Photographs

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 residency@hetwildeweten.nl.

This residency is a collaboration of Het Wilde Weten with Futura Prague and Tsjechisch Centrum Rotterdam.

Het Wilde Weten – Robert Fruinstraat 35 Rotterdam

Fri feb 5: Artist Talks


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.

Free entrance and drinks for a small donation!

Open Ateliers 2016


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

HWW artists:
Jan Adriaans
Annette Behrens
Jeroen Bosch
Marielle Buitendijk
Edward Clydesdale Thomson
Daniël Dennis de Wit
Priscila Fernandes
Anouk Griffioen
Marcha van den Hurk
Cindy Jansen
Simon Kentgens
Eva Olthof
Frank van der Salm
Wouter Sibum
Elian Somers
Marcel Swint
Koen Taselaar
Gerben Willers | All Together Now

21-12 Exhibition & Book Launch Sumantra Mukherjee – Normal


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.







18-19-20 Dec MALEREI X with Marijke Appelman


18.12.2015 – 19.12.2015 – 20.12.2015
MALEREI X with Marijke Appelman
at Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35

Malerei is a series of solo exhibitions with duration of one weekend. For the 10th edition of Malerei, we invited MARIJKE APPELMAN to show her painting related works.

Marijke Appelman (Haarlem, 1979) finished her BA in Fine Art at the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2008 and studied shortly at Piet Zwart Institutes MA in Media Design. She participated in various exhibitions and residency programs around the world and teaches Fine Art at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.


You are kindly invited!

Opening Friday December 18th at 19:00h.

Saturday December 19th and Sunday December 20th the exhibition is open from 12:30h until 17:30h.


The RHUBARB symposium


Kunstpodium T & Het Wilde Weten present,
as part of the Master / Apprentice program:

You are kindly invited!
The RHUBARB symposium
part of: RHUBARB and the Master / Master / Master / Master / Master project

exhibition, exhibition: (show, show)
With: Simon Niks, Thomas Koevoets, Jonathan Huygens, Karina Beumer & Simon Kentgens
Location: Het Wilde Weten, Robert Fruinstraat 35, Rotterdam
From Monday December 7 – Sunday December 13, 2015.
“I don’t know, I don’t know, but you know.”

Program will be updated regularly on the website and Facebook event:



Monday December 7
20:00h: doors open
20:30h: SURpreview: the side-jobs presentation

Tuesday December 8
20:00h: doors open
20:30h: program: Rhubarb filmnight

Wednesday December 9
20:00h: doors open
20:30h: program: round table discussion

Thursday December 10
20:00h: doors open
20:30h: program: open mic: guestspeakers

Friday December 11
14:00 – 18:00h: open office
20:00h: doors open
20:30h: program: official vernissage

Saturday December 12
14:00 – 18:00h: open studio
20:00h: doors open
20:30h: program: satellite location in Den Haag: Pingpongpoezië

Sunday December 13
14:00 – 18:00h: open studio
20:00h: doors open
20:30h: program: official finissage

later in the year:
RHUBARB and the master, master, master, master, master talk
in museum De Pont, Tilburg / 12 May 2016, from 15h to 16h.

“You need Rhubarb to make it fresh”

Wed NOV 25: As the lake said to the boat


Screening and discussion, Het Wilde Weten, 7:30pm, Wednesday 25th of November 2015
Robert Fruinstraat 35, 3021 XB Rotterdam

Het Wilde Weten welcomes you to a screening of As the lake said to the boat, a film made in collaboration between Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Frans-Willem Korsten and Sjoerd Westbroek followed by responses from Clare Butcher and Jack Segbars.

Two excellent cooks and one man who knows how to clean decide to meet near at the edge of the woods. Or should one say: a skilled photographer and two learning cameramen; an established scholar and two artists; a beginning philosopher, a cinematographer and a former playwright? They are there to make a short movie, called ‘As the lake said to the boat’. During a conflictuous diner they decide what their film is to be about. At the centre of their debate is a camouflage suit that is perfectly ‘suited’ to make one blend with nature. So they go out to explore the area. They detect a lake filled with water that can be emptied out, and another lake that should not contain any water. They discover that a camouflage suit is no good on a golf course. They climb mountains of wood chips. And then they hit the jackpot: a famous, one kilometer long running-horse track in Lippenhuizen. Here their film finds its dramatic conclusion in a never ever before performed experiment with themselves and the camera.

Edward Clydesdale Thomson (1982) is Scottish and Danish and lives and works in the Netherlands. He graduated with a Master’s Degree from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and followed the BArch programme at Glasgow School of Art. From 2011 to 2012, he was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam; and in 2011 he won the Lecturis Award and was nominated for the Prix de Rome. In 2013 he was resident at iaspis, Stockholm and in 2014 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Edward Clydesdale Thomson’s work was shown in the solo exhibition Causa Finalis (2012) at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam; the Prix de Rome 2011; SMART Project Space, Amsterdam; and Secret Gardens (2012), TENT, Rotterdam. Nothin’ Shakin’ but the leaves on the trees, Marabouparken, Sweden.

Sjoerd Westbroek (1979) lives and works in Rotterdam. He graduated in 2008 with a Master’s Degree from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and in 2013 was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Recent projects include The Building a Pedantry of Lines at the Jan van Eyck Academie and Pick up this book, an installation and publication for the exhibition If Mind Were All There Was, Kunstverein Göttingen. Sjoerd Westbroek is co-founder of ADA (Area for Debate and Art) in Rotterdam.

Frans Willem Korsten is Extraordinary Professor of ‘Literature and Society’ at Erasmus University and Associate Professor for the study programme ‘Film and Literature Sciences’ at Leiden University. Together with Yasco Horsman, he founded the Leiden Platform for Literature, Law and Rhetoric.

Clare Butcher (Zimbabwe) is a teacher and curator who cooks. She arranges reading, writing, and research sessions with students at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Piet Zwart Institute’s Masters of Education in Art & Design programme. Her own education includes an MFA from the School of Missing Studies in 2015, a Masters in Curating the Archive from the University of Cape Town in 2012, and participation in the de Appel Curatorial Programme in 2008/09. Other collaborative and individual endeavours include a position as guest curator with the Van Abbemuseum, where she served as co-curator of The Autonomy Project (2010¬¬–12); Men Are Easier to Manage Than Rivers (2015); Historical Materialisms (2014–); Every Great Undertaking Has Its Ups And Downs (2014); Scenographies (2013); The Principles of Packing… on two travelling exhibitions (2012); and If A Tree… on the Second Johannesburg Biennale (2012).

Jack Segbars is an artist and writer. He is a PhD-researcher at PhDArts (Leiden University/KABK The Hague). He is primarily engaged with the conditions and parameters within which the concept of art is created. The interconnections between the different positions (critic, writer, curator and visual artist) are unified in his persona, and are explored as artistic investigation. In 2009 he produced the publication Rondom-All around the periphery (Onomatopee) that deals with the overlap of positions and domains in the set-up of art production. In 2012 this was followed by Inertia, a travelogue of visits to Palestine in which the theme of artistic engagement is addressed. Next to his praxis as visual artist, Segbars regularly writes reviews and articles on art and art-related subjects including Metropolis M.

Fri Oct 30: Beertasting | Proeverij & Expo De Schilderijencentrale


On the 30th of October there will be a beer tasting at Het Wilde Weten with beers from various members. Including seasonal must-haves such as Rye Tablebeer, Pumpkin/Ginger Ale and a toasty bIPA. Special highlight will be ‘Het Wilde Zweten’ which will be pretty spicy. Also present: mussels, boiled eggs, pickled veggies and peanuts.

More info Brouwvereniging Rotterdam:


Date: Oct 30th
Time: 17:00 – 00:00
Venue: Het Wilde Weten

On top of that…

Trendbeheer presenteert a special onenight only expo from De Schilderijencentrale:


A premium selection highend classics from De Schilderijencentrale (Rene Duinkerken) curated by Jeroen Bosch






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