25 Art Spaces
2 Locations
Beurstraverse 154 & Beurstraverse 111, Rotterdam

Open in the weekends
02–04, 09–11 February

OPENING: Friday 2 February 19.00hrs till late

The third annual Art Central Rotterdam XL will have a makeover for the year 2024.

It will hit the cultural agenda twice!
The first episode will take place in the heart of the city between the 2nd and 11th of February 2024 and it will be an official part of the Rotterdam Art Week. Just as the winter season begins dynamically and the city becomes a cultural hub, Art Central Rotterdam XL seeks to highlight the cultural fermentation that is taking place in Rotterdam by bringing together a series of contemporary artspaces and galleries, local cultural institutions and artist-run spaces under one roof in a curated exhibition.

Marijn Bril, Art Central Rotterdam XL’s curator, delivers an exhibition that is tailored to the specific dynamics of the exhibition spaces, creating an engaging experience for visitors on the one hand, and adding to the opportunity to reach a wider audience on the other.

De GOOT, a very centrally located new cultural venue is chosen to host the exhibition spread in two spaces on the Beurstraverse 154 & Beurstraverse 111.

An ounce of information is worth a pound of data

Once the financial heart of Rotterdam and now a commercial centre, the
Beurstraverse is a node in a network. The exhibition builds on this context and examines the economic, transportation, and information systems that converge there. The stock exchange with buyers and sellers, global trade driven by supply and demand, and the Internet with its users, servers, and websites – these interconnected systems are characterized by complexity. Like gears in a machine, the works in the exhibition collectively explore feedback, control, and errors in a time
defined by interconnectivity and rapid technological change. Do we control our systems, or do they control us?

Participating Artists:
Marco Barbier, Douglas Coupland, Rolf den Dunnen & Saminte Ekeland, Ruud Goedhart, Aletta de Jong, Kamagurka, Alban Karsten, Tom K Kemp, Carlijn Kingma, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Anna Lange, Johannes Langkamp, Sarah van der Lijn, Bas Losekoot, Ruben Mols, Anna Moreno, Jelmer Noordeman, Niels Post, Tonio de Roover, Jan Ros, Alan Smart, Johannes Steendam, Tools for Action, Giuditta
Vendrame, Hans Wilschut

Participating Art Spaces:
Galerie Atelier Herenplaats, Kunstinstituut Melly, Eye Love You Art, Nieuw Charlois, H(a)L Het Archief, Christian Ouwens Galerie, Frank Taal Galerie, Huidenclub, Gallery Untitled, ROOF-A, ZERP Galerie, Studio Seine, PHOEBUS Rotterdam, Contour Gallery, CHAxARTxRTM, JOEY RAMONE, Murals Inc., NL=US Art, WTC
Rotterdam Art Gallery, Contempo Galerie, PrintRoom, Neck Of The Woods, Garage Rotterdam, TENT, OMI Rotterdam