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"Squatters 2: Space in Rotterdam and Porto"
2001-07-15 until 2001-09-23
Witte de With Center for Contemportary Art
On the occasion of Rotterdam 2001 and Porto 2001, Witte de With and
Museu Serralves invited international artists to design projects for the
two Cultural Capitals. These projects explore the city, urban space, and
the ways in which this space functions in the specific local conditions of
Rotterdam and Porto.
Runa Islam (UK) emphasizes the local differences
in a side by side screening of two films based on the same script but
shot in the respective cities. Damian Ortega (Mexico) organizes in
Rotterdam a fund raising project to plant trees in Porto. Francis Alÿs
(Belgium, Mexico) shows his archive, including some of his famous
walking projects. The singular nature of each work and location gives
Squatters a cell-like structure. Each work constitutes a mini-exhibition
that claims a specific urban location and imbues it with new meaning.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue which documents all
projects. Squatters consists of two parts, Squatters # 1, July 15 -
September 24, 2001
With: Francis Alÿs; Juan Cruz; Angela Ferreira; Ceal Floyer; Giuseppe
Gabbelone; Runa Islam; Damian Ortega; Miguel Palma; Costa Vece.