Rotterdam Museum Night 2014Other / Rotterdam
08 March, 8pm
See how more than 50 of Rotterdam's museums and galleries transform during this special night with fascinating programmes, activities, pop-up events and parties!
Rotterdam: Alive at Night
Since 2002, the organisers of Rotterdam Museum Night have sought to offer visitors a new perspective on the city's cultural institutions by creating a night-time showcase.
With more than 50 institutions taking part in the 2014 edition, the programme has become massive and includes a diverse mix of exhibitions, special workshops, dance and theatrical performances, live music, parties, urban interventions and more.
This year's theme is Sporen or Tracks in English.
The idea behind Tracks is to acknowledge history ("tracking down the past") while utilising this knowledge to move forward and create ("blazing new tracks"). Overarching, the participants will all interpret the theme differently.
While the Stadsarchief will help visitors discover their own "tracks" in Rotterdam's various neighbourhoods, Witte de With will challenge the concept of how "tracks" of evidence are being used in contemporary art to re-think the aesthetics of crime.
This city-wide celebration of art and culture challenges both the audience's and institutions' typical conception of the museum and the result is wondrous.
Photo: Peter Zegveld by Gert Jan van Rooij
Museum Night 2014 Highlights
Worm | Abject Rotterdam
› A series of performances and reenactments exploring the "uglier" side of life.
Witte De With | The Crime was Almost Perfect
› See the exhibition that features artists reimagining the aesthetics of crime.
Garage Rotterdam | Peter Zegveld Performance
› Watch Zegveld perform Scherzo Mechanica on home-made, industrial instruments.
Nederlands Fotomuseum | UMBRA by Viviane Sassen
› See the new work and special light installation of fashion and photo figure Sassen.
Maritiem Museum | Sporen van liefde
› Learn about love and lust amongst sea-farers during Sex & The Sea.