52 min

POW! WOW! Rotterdam Talks: What do street art curators do‪?‬ HIJStakkies

    • Society & Culture

In September, the fourth edition of POW! WOW! Rotterdam took place in the Southside of the city. In the daytime, an international group of artists created inspired murals and artworks in its streets. In the evenings, they shared their stories in the atmospheric Hefpark. This is the third of three recordings of those talks. Host Jaap van der Doelen speaks to Dennis Elbers of Blind Walls Gallery in Breda, Loïc Mondé of festival LAY UP in Toulouse and David Roos of museum STRAAT in Amsterdam. 

The conversation is, among other things, negotiating with authorities, the working process of these organizations and how to prevent street art from perhaps becoming a bit too tame. As curators of an open air gallery, graffiti festival and a museum, all three guests have their own view on these topics. During their panel talk however, it turns out there is a lot of overlap between their experiences as well. After all, they all share the same passion for an art form that once started as vandalism.

Music: Sango - Baile Somebody

Cover photo: Martine Kiers (IG: annietram77)

In September, the fourth edition of POW! WOW! Rotterdam took place in the Southside of the city. In the daytime, an international group of artists created inspired murals and artworks in its streets. In the evenings, they shared their stories in the atmospheric Hefpark. This is the third of three recordings of those talks. Host Jaap van der Doelen speaks to Dennis Elbers of Blind Walls Gallery in Breda, Loïc Mondé of festival LAY UP in Toulouse and David Roos of museum STRAAT in Amsterdam. 

The conversation is, among other things, negotiating with authorities, the working process of these organizations and how to prevent street art from perhaps becoming a bit too tame. As curators of an open air gallery, graffiti festival and a museum, all three guests have their own view on these topics. During their panel talk however, it turns out there is a lot of overlap between their experiences as well. After all, they all share the same passion for an art form that once started as vandalism.

Music: Sango - Baile Somebody

Cover photo: Martine Kiers (IG: annietram77)

52 min