Exhibition Catalog i.c.w. Reinaart Vanhoe and Roger Teeuwen, August 31 to Sept. 24.
The contemporary city is increasingly covered by advertising and marketing slogans (Rotterdam Dares, I Amsterdam) and decor of festivals which should strengthen its economy and will authenticate identity. Each square meter should be filled by a banner, a logo, a new complex, a ban or an urban program. In all attempts to make the city visible it precisely gets invisible, masked by the abundance of symbols. With Neo–beginners Reinaart Vanhoe is trying to create a radical counterbalance.
Nineteen Rotterdam, Dutch and foreign artists (collectives) react with new and existing work on the mental and physical space of the city. Based on the urban condition of Rotterdam, they create perspectives on the city, in the attempt, and his failure. The catalog incorporates these attempts in Tent. and the urban space of Rotterdam and at the same time it also offers and creates a new place for interventions and reactions.