Posts tagged ‘Rotterdam’

Something to do in Rotterdam tomorrow

In case you are stuck for something to do in Rotterdam tomorrow (Sunday 21st March), we might suggest you get yourself down to the Kunsthal in Rotterdam for the “Made in Holland” exhibition. It’s on for a couple more weeks, but tomorrow being the first day of spring, and the equinox, there might just be the chance of a nice sunny day.

The exhibition covers everything from the Speediest of Speed Skaters’ Speed Skating Skates (say that fast!), to aerodynamic brollies, designed to not turn inside out. Delving into the famous archives of the TU Delft, it documents over 400 years of innovation in this small corner of Europe.

The museum has a great little park next to it, as most people in Rotterdam know already, so can certainly have a nice sit out if the weather is anything like.


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Gormley in Rotterdam

One of the new additions to the Rotterdam Skyline (amongst the many new buildings) are the solemn figures popping up around the Kunsthal. They are works by the British artist Anthony Gormley, who has for years been using these figures in thought provoking places around the globe.

At least one of the sculptures has produced more than a couple of phone calls to the authorities due to it’s position on top of the Erasmus Hospital. From it’s lofty position looking east over the Kunsthal towards Kralingen, it’s silhouette has caused many people to believe it to be a jumper readying themselves to take the plunge from the edge. (Insert your own comment here regarding art’s effect on the public and their lack of understanding thereof)

Anyway, the wonderful, and somewhat haunting, figures are currently on show right now, until the 14th of September. I would really recommend you get down to the Kunsthal to see them in person.

100% design – Rotterdam

One of the best general Design shows in Europe comes to Rotterdam’s Van Nelle Fabriek this coming weekend. 5/6/7th June 2008. See you there.

Link to the exhibition site by clicking the Logo.

15 Years of Marlies Dekkers

For those of you based in Rotterdam, or in interested in Fashion design, the Kunsthal has a great exhibition of the work of Rotterdam lingerie designer Marlies Dekkers. Celebrating 15 years of the work of this inspirational and award winning designer, the show is on until the 29th of June and promises to give a great insight into her work, give it a go and tell us what you thought of it.

For more information on this exhibition, click the picture above to go to the Kunsthal, Rotterdam’s website.

image ©copyright Marlies Dekkers.