Some impressions from the Lauch of Oproep a publication as part of Tent's State of the Art series, written by Ernest van der Kwast.
The launch was combined with CBK New Years Borrel an event that found place at in the gallery space for a festive start of 2012.
The publication was for at the same time also the launch of our typeface VB Pallograph, which design was inspired by a collection of Rotterdam House numbers.
Fotografie by Aad Hoogendoorn.
This publication presents a collection of texts written and performed by Ernest van der Kwast during the State of the Art debates in 2011.
With each chapter we introduced a second layer of imagery with a central theme revolving around the hand.Within each image there's a double meaning besides the obvious numerical indicator.
This is also the premier of VB Pallograph a typeface we designed inspired by a collection of house numberings located in Rotterdam.
What is the future for the arts in Rotterdam and what is its worth? TENT, WORM, Rotterdam Art Centre and Theatre Ro have taken an initiative in the form of a debate series titled: State of the Art. State of the Art brings together visions of the future of arts and culture in Rotterdam. This series includes essays,YouTube testimonials and conversations with artists, writers, thinkers and experts about the upcoming budget cuts. What will be the motto for a vital art scene in Rotterdam?
Photography by Aad Hoogendoorn
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.
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