The Huidenclub, a new experimental platform for contemporary culture located in a repurposed tannery, will fully open its doors in the fall. It temporarily welcomed the public during the Rotterdam Art Week with 3 inaugural art and design exhibitions.
An Open call, closing on 1 September, is now welcoming proposals for its first theme entitled SELF-ASSEMBLE. The proposals, which can be multi-disciplinary, will have to address how as a bottom-up non-institution we can self-assemble and strategically address societal and ecological justice.
Andrea Éva Györi, Traumatized Lemon, 2019. Courtesy the Artist & Galerie Wilfried Lenz.
Our inaugural art exhibition highlighted the Huidenclub’s mission to research how art can have a political and social significance at its own scale. The show investigated different ways artists are creating and shaping new social norms. How to clear a path and make your voice heard within the current power structures in place?
Sabine Marcelis, Dawnlight. Credit Lee Wei Swee. Courtesy Victor Hunt. Dealer.
As a testimony to the city’s boom over the last few years on the design scene, a design exhibition gathered works from world-wide acclaimed Rotterdam-based designers, concentrated in a dense 20 sqm cube.
Anna Aagaard Jensen. Vase Shashay, 2020. Courtesy Functional Art Gallery.
Spread across the rest of the building, recent works from our future residents and furniture designers will be shown highlighting how the Huidenclub organically were grow as a community.
Wednesday 30 June
Opening hours during the Rotterdam Art Week:
Wednesday 30 June: 11.00 -20.00
Thursday 1 July: 11.00 - 20.00
Friday 2 July: 11.00 - 20.00
Saturday 3 July: 11.00 - 20.00
Sunday 4 July: 11.00 - 18.00