Botero: Celebrate Life!
2 July – 11 September 2016
The Kunsthal will be full of Latin American life this summer. ‘Botero: Celebrate Life!’ will exhibit almost a hundred paintings, sketches and pastels by the world-famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero (1932), as well as a few sculptures, including the striking ‘Caballo’, Botero’s monumental sculpture of a horse. The exhibition provides a panorama of the artist’s personal favourites from his considerable oeuvre. Botero’s work reaches a broad group of art lovers worldwide and has rarely been seen in the Netherlands. Discover the impressive and colourful work of this exceptional master!
A different vision on fashion photography
10 September 2016 – 12 February 2017
From September 2016 the Kunsthal Rotterdam will proudly present ‘A Different Vision on Fashion Photography’, the first big retrospective devoted to the legendary German photographer Peter Lindbergh. This world première in Rotterdam will be followed by an international tour starting in 2017. ‘A Different Vision on Fashion Photography’ presents 250 photos and a number of iconic haute-couture creations by various fashion designers. It will include previously unexhibited material such as polaroids, storyboards, sets and film fragments behind the scenes with such muses as Kate Moss and Mariacarla Boscono and video interviews with Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, the Dutch model Lara Stone, Mika and others.
The exhibition has been organised by the Kunsthal Rotterdam in collaboration with guest curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot and Peter Lindbergh.
Continent of contemporary design
1 October 2016 – 15 January 2017
Africa has joined the digital world with access to internet and more than 650 million mobile phones – more than in Europe or the United States. The exhibition ‘Making Africa’ will present the work of more than 120 artists and designers to show how design reacts to the economic and political changes in the continent.
African designers and artists from different disciplines break with the conventional definitions of design, art, photography, architecture and film, such as the sculptural eyewear of Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru, the furniture designs of Cheick Diallo from Mali, or the photography of Mozambiquan Mario Macliau and Nigerian J.D. Okhai Ojeikere. By combining historical and contemporary work, Making Africa will show that today’s young generation is full of energy and is creating space for new élan.
For the latest information on the exhibition programme go to: www.kunsthal.nl