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A Cross Section of Intersections: 1646, Hotel Maria Kapel, and A Tale of a Tub

by Manus Groenen
Rotterdam’s Van Nellefabriek—once a factory for processing coffee, tea, and tobacco—is one of the Netherlands’ most impressive modernist monuments. This concrete and steel colossus, with its imposing glass façade, was progressive in its use of light, air, and space, and in its attention to working conditions. Art Rotterdam moved to this UNESCO World Heritage Site and event complex in 2014. This year, the fair’s 16th edition does justice to the site’s legacy of innovation with the introduction... [more]
Posted by Manus Groenen on 2/5/15
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Spotlight on DordtYart, an Arts Organization Where Synergy Is the Gospel

by Edo Dijksterhuis
DordtYart is not part of Art Rotterdam’s Intersections program—and with good reason. DordtYart could never be squeezed into the box labeled “artists’ initiative or non-profit space.” The organization from Dordrecht does stage exhibitions, which are often enriched with lectures and guided tours, but it does a lot more: it functions as an artists’ residency, a community workplace, a mirror for local history, an educational center, and a laboratory for crossbreeding science and art. DordtYart is... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 2/4/15
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Interview with Joep van Lieshout: Totems for the Neo-Industrial Tribe

by Edo Dijksterhuis
As a teenager Joep van Lieshout diligently saved all the money he earned from his first job as a waiter in a diner, until he had enough to buy himself an electric drill. Next was a proper set of angle grinders, followed by a welding machine. Van Lieshout has always been a lover of tools; the workshop is his natural biotope, the place where he thinks with his hands and molds a world all his own. His studio at the Keileweg, a frayed part of Rotterdam formerly known for its street prostitution,... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 2/2/15
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